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Clothing store guard shot by police still hospitalized
Friday, August 17, 2018
A Las Vegas clothing store security guard who was wounded by police after allegedly opening fire with a handgun during a busy shopping weekend remains hospitalized and ...
Nevada tells court Nebraska execution had no complications
Nevada tells court Nebraska execution had no complications
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Prison officials have told the Nevada Supreme Court that witnesses reported no complications during an execution in Nebraska that used some of the same drugs that ...
DA slates public airing of evidence in chokehold case
Monday, August 13, 2018
Authorities say evidence will be made public Sept. 11 in the death of an unarmed man who was punched, hit with stun gun jolts and put in a neck restraint by ...
Charles Oakley pleads no contest in Las Vegas casino betting case
Charles Oakley pleads no contest in Las Vegas casino betting case
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Charles Oakley pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge Tuesday morning, his attorney said. The deal with Las Vegas prosecutors eliminated the ...
Ex-correctional officer pleads guilty in fake accident case
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
A former Nevada correctional officer has pleaded guilty to a fraud-related charge and attempted theft in a case stemming from what authorities say ...
Las Vegas woman faces prison time in talent booking fraud case
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
A Las Vegas woman faces years of prison time after being sentenced for embezzling over $230,000 from people by posing as a talent booking representative. A District Court judge Wednesday sentenced 44-year-old Marlene Fitzgerald to up to ...
Prosecutors drop case against former Metro officer in man’s death
Prosecutors drop case against former Metro officer in man’s death
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Prosecutors today dropped the case against a former Metro Police officer in the death of Tashii Brown last year, according to the Clark County District Attorney’s Office. The announcement came ...
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Fentanyl maker joins lawsuit to block Nevada execution plan
Monday, July 30, 2018
A maker of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl joined a bid Monday to block the use of its product in what would be the first execution in Nevada in more than 12 years using a three-drug combination never ...
Nevada argues broad U.S. effect of drugmaker execution delay
Nevada argues broad U.S. effect of drugmaker execution delay
Thursday, July 26, 2018
A court-ordered delay of Nevada's first execution in 12 years over a drug company's bid to block the use of its product could have a ripple effect in the other 30 states that ...
Metro Police paying $500,000 to settle stun gun death case
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Metro Police have agreed to pay $500,000 to the 79-year-old mother of a man whose 2011 death in police custody spurred changes in the department's policy on the ...
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Execution blocked after judge rules for drug company
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Nevada’s first state execution in 12 years was blocked today after a judge sided with a pharmaceutical company that objected to its drug being used in the lethal injection. Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez ruled in favor of drugmaker Alvogen, which sought an injunction to stop the state from using its sedative in the execution of ...
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The latest: 3 companies object to drugs' use in execution
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
A second drug company is asking to intervene in a last-minute Nevada court hearing hours before a twice-convicted killer is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection. Drug company Sandoz wants to join New Jersey-based drugmaker Alvogen in its objection to the ...
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Drug company's lawsuit could derail Nevada execution
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
A Nevada inmate slated to die by a three-drug lethal injection combination never before used in the U.S. has said repeatedly he wants his sentence carried out and he doesn't care if it's painful. But a last-minute lawsuit filed by a drug company that doesn't want its product used in ...
2nd teen charged with murder in 'Russian roulette' death
2nd teen charged with murder in 'Russian roulette' death
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
A second teenager has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a 17-year-old in suburban Las Vegas in what has been attributed to a ...
No case for 'Jersey Shore' star's ex-girlfriend in Las Vegas
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Prosecutors in Las Vegas have decided the 31-year-old ex-girlfriend of "Jersey Shore" TV show star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro will not face a misdemeanor charge in a ...