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Will new focus on rape kit tests put thousands behind bars?
Saturday, May 30, 2015
The evidence piled up for years, abandoned in police property rooms, warehouses and crime labs. Now, thousands of sexual assault kits are giving up their secrets — and rapists who've long remained free may finally face justice.
Photo: Kimberly Murga, director of the Las Vegas police f
Nevada officials promise 6,300 stored rape kits will be tested
Saturday, May 30, 2015
With thousands of untested rape kits going back three decades, Nevada's attorney general and police officials in the state's two most populous counties are promising to examine each one.
School bus driver accused of sexually abusing young children on route
School bus driver accused of sexually abusing young children on route
Friday, May 29, 2015
Police said Friday they're widening an investigation of a Las Vegas school bus driver accused of sexually assaulting early childhood schoolchildren on his route. Michael Ray Banco, 55, was arrested Thursday and ...
Man wounded, suspect arrested in stabbing near downtown
Man wounded, suspect arrested in stabbing near downtown
Friday, May 29, 2015
A man was injured and a suspect was arrested in an overnight stabbing near downtown, according to Metro Police. Police were called about 11:50 p.m. to the area near ...
Coroner IDs man, 21, fatally shot at North Las Vegas park
Thursday, May 28, 2015
A 21-year-old man killed Tuesday in a shooting at a North Las Vegas park has been identified as Las Vegas resident Alika Chappell-Hersh ...
Man serving time for fatal DUI dies in prison
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Nevada prison officials say a 56-year-old inmate died in custody while serving time for driving under the influence in a crash that killed a bicyclist in Las Vegas. The Nevada Department of Corrections issued a statement ...
Men accused of using counterfeit keys to steal from mailboxes
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Two men accused of using counterfeit keys to steal checks, credit cards, and other information from mailboxes were to be arraigned today before ...
Police say man attempted to dismember body, set it on fire
Police say man attempted to dismember body, set it on fire
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A man arrested on a murder count after a woman was found dead at his apartment Thursday told police she tried to charge him for sex, and he attempted to dismember and light the body on fire. Police discovered ...
4 men, including 1 suspect, shot during attempted robbery at gas station
4 men, including 1 suspect, shot during attempted robbery at gas station
Sunday, May 24, 2015
A trip to the car wash to get their vehicle detailed ended in gunfire for two men. Also shot during the incident were the man attending to the car and one of two suspects attempting to rob the men. One suspect is still being sought ...
Man reportedly in stable condition after shooting in northeast valley
Sunday, May 24, 2015
A man was shot multiple times in the northeast valley Saturday.
Man arrested after allegedly throwing tiles at pedestrians from Vegas rooftop
Saturday, May 23, 2015
A man was arrested Saturday morning after he threw roofing tiles from the roof of an unoccupied building at people walking below, Metro Police say.
Man seriously hurt, another arrested in hit-and-run near UNLV, police say
Saturday, May 23, 2015
A pedestrian was hospitalized with serious injuries and a driver was arrested on felony counts after a hit-and-run crash involving eight cars Saturday morning near UNLV, Metro Police said.
Burglary suspect chased by police crashes into wall
Friday, May 22, 2015
A burglary suspect who escaped in a car that was not his own gave police chase until he crashed into a block wall ...
Metro takes communal approach to uptick in violent crime
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
A spike in crime during what Metro’s Deputy Chief Tom Roberts is calling, “a very violent year in our community,” has led Metro Police to take part in the Rebuilding Every City Around Peace initiative ...
Man injured in shooting near downtown Las Vegas
Man injured in shooting near downtown Las Vegas
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
A man was shot this afternoon near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Washington Avenue. One man who suffered gunshot wounds was ...

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