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April 29, 2017

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Nevada Supreme Court rules 'Las Vegas Law' can film in court
Friday, April 28, 2017
The Nevada Supreme Court says a reality television show about Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson and prosecutors in Las Vegas is a news program, and its cameras can be in courtrooms. The court ruled unanimously Thursday that ...
Bail remains at $8 million for man charged with terrorism
Bail remains at $8 million for man charged with terrorism
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
A judge has denied a request from a Las Vegas man to lower his $8 million bail imposed after he was indicted on charges of terrorism and weapons of mass ...
Feds stumble again with split verdict in Bundy standoff case
Feds stumble again with split verdict in Bundy standoff case
Monday, April 24, 2017
Government prosecutors stumbled again Monday in a bid to gain convictions of armed protesters in a case arising from skirmishes in a decades-old battle over control of ...
Court date reset for man accused of random knife attacks
Monday, April 24, 2017
A defense attorney says he'll seek a mental health evaluation for a 32-year-old man accused of killing one person and badly wounding another in random stabbings in Las Vegas. A judge on Monday reset Richi Orlando Briones' initial court appearance for ...
Competency exam set for man held in Strip bus shooting case
Friday, April 21, 2017
A judge will decide a man's competency to face criminal charges in the killing of a tourist from Montana and wounding of another man in a shooting on a double-decker transit bus on the Las Vegas Strip. Rolando Cardenas' defense attorney, Will Ewing, didn't immediately respond Friday to ...
Ex-FBI agent gets jail time for Michigan gym shooting
Thursday, April 20, 2017
A judge ignored the terms of a plea agreement and sentenced a former FBI agent to jail for shooting at a police officer outside a Michigan fitness club. Judge Dennis Leiber told 35-year-old Ruben Hernandez of North Las Vegas, Nevada, that anyone who ...
School custodian charged in student contact case
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
A prosecutor says more charges may be filed against a Las Vegas middle school custodian arrested during the weekend on charges of unlawful contact with a minor. A judge on Tuesday ordered Jesus Antonio Acosta held on house ...
Lawyer sees constitutional fight in Las Vegas journalist's arrest
Monday, April 17, 2017
A lawyer for a journalist arrested covering a weekend protest at President Donald Trump's hotel in Las Vegas says the misdemeanor case raises several constitutional and legal issues. Attorney Dominic Gentile said today the arrest has First Amendment free press implications, and ...
Jury begins mulling Bundy ranch standoff case
Jury begins mulling Bundy ranch standoff case
Thursday, April 13, 2017
A federal jury in Las Vegas began deliberating Thursday in the first of three trials stemming from an armed standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up ...
Nevada ACLU suing for government travel ban documents
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union in Nevada have filed a lawsuit seeking government documents related to the implementation of the Trump administration's travel bans. ACLU chapters across the country filed more than ...
Jury hears closings in Nevada ranch standoff trial in Las Vegas
Jury hears closings in Nevada ranch standoff trial in Las Vegas
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
A jury in Las Vegas was asked Wednesday to decide if gunmen who brought assault-style rifles to a 2014 protest near Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy's ranch prevented violence against unarmed protesters during ...
Photo: Sebastian Gonzalez, right, appears in court, Wedne
Hearing reset for pig-mask suspect in Bellagio jewelry heist
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
A preliminary hearing was reset to May 2 for a 20-year-old man arrested after allegedly wearing a pig mask in a smash-and-grab jewelry store burglary at a Las Vegas Strip resort. Sebastian Gonzalez's court-appointed lawyer, Robert O'Brien, said ...
Ex-doctor in Las Vegas hepatitis C case dies in prison custody
Ex-doctor in Las Vegas hepatitis C case dies in prison custody
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
A once-prominent Las Vegas physician who was convicted of murder and 26 other charges in the largest hepatitis outbreak in Nevada history has died in prison custody, a state corrections official said today. Dipak Kantilal Desai was 67 when ...
Man pleads not guilty to having bomb-making material
Man pleads not guilty to having bomb-making material
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
A Las Vegas man pleaded not guilty today to terrorism and weapons of mass destruction charges that his lawyer derided as a "witch hunt" by overreaching local police and state prosecutors who he said mistook ...
Defendant in Nevada ranch standoff faces cross-examination
Monday, April 10, 2017
An Idaho man whose photo as an armed protester in Nevada was seen around the world returns to the witness stand Monday with trial nearing an end for six defendants accused of wielding weapons against federal agents during a 2014 standoff involving ...