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February 27, 2017

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Woman pleads not guilty in fatal Strip sidewalk crash
Woman pleads not guilty in fatal Strip sidewalk crash
Friday, February 17, 2017
A woman pleaded not guilty today to charges that she intentionally drove onto a Las Vegas Strip sidewalk, killing one pedestrian and injuring at least ...
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BLM agent testifies Bundy ranch standoff sniper aimed at him
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
A federal agent testified Wednesday that he saw a "sniper" behind a concrete barrier on a freeway overpass pointing a military-style weapon at him while a crowd of protesters in a dry river bed called for the government to release Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's cattle in April 2014. Bureau of Land Management Special Agent Michael Johnson told a U.S. District Court jury hearing a third day of evidence in Las Vegas that he'll never forget ...
Testimony resumes in Bundy ranch standoff trial
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Testimony has resumed in federal court in Las Vegas in the trial of six men accused of wielding weapons to force federal agents to abandon a ...
Jury in Bundy standoff trial gets FBI aerial scene-setter
Jury in Bundy standoff trial gets FBI aerial scene-setter
Monday, February 13, 2017
Jurors got a unique perspective from the FBI Monday of an armed standoff developing in a dry river wash where six defendants are accused of wielding weapons to force ...
Former Las Vegas Township constable indicted, arrested
Friday, February 10, 2017
A 54-year-old former local Las Vegas lawman has been indicted on felony theft and wiretapping charges. Las Vegas police reported Friday that ex-Township Constable John Bonaventura was ...
Reno man gets 3 years in prison for threatening Obama
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
A Reno man who called the White House last year and told an operator he was going to kill then-President Barack Obama was sentenced today to three years in prison, according to ...
Psychologist accused of poisoning wife free on bail
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
A southern Nevada psychologist accused of murdering his wife two years ago has been released on $250,000 bail. KLAS-TV in Las Vegas reports 54-year-old Dr. Gregory "Brent" Dennis posted bail after ...
Jury selection begins for trial of 6 in Bundy ranch standoff
Jury selection begins for trial of 6 in Bundy ranch standoff
Monday, February 6, 2017
Jury selection has begun in federal court in Nevada for trial of the first six defendants accused of taking up arms against federal agents herding cattle off ...
Ex-animal control chief gets jail, probation for dog death
Ex-animal control chief gets jail, probation for dog death
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
A former Nevada municipal animal control supervisor was handcuffed Tuesday and taken to jail for 90 days, as part of her sentence in a case that alleged she illegally killed dogs at ...
Man accused of submitting false signatures for ballot
Monday, January 30, 2017
A 55-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested on felony charges that he submitted false signatures to try to qualify Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein for the November ballot, authorities said. Renaldo Johnson was in jail Monday on $75,000 bail following his arrest Friday in ...
Trial set in 2019 for homicide suspect who broke out of handcuffs
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
A homicide defendant whose escape from a North Las Vegas Police station and recapture several days later drew intense interest is headed to trial in February 2019 on a capital murder charge. A Clark County District Court judge ...
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Teen charged in football star’s slaying makes court appearance
Friday, January 20, 2017
A 17-year-old charged in the shooting death of former Chaparral High School football star Richard Nelson appeared today in Las Vegas Justice court, where a preliminary hearing date was set for next month. Dressed in blue scrubs and bound by ...
Las Vegas stripper pleads guilty to running multistate drug ring
Las Vegas stripper pleads guilty to running multistate drug ring
Thursday, January 19, 2017
A woman who prosecutors said ran a drug trafficking ring that stretched from northern Idaho to North Dakota has pleaded guilty in federal court. The Spokesman-Review reports 52-year-old ...
Man gets court date in apartment parking lot slaying case
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
A judge set a Feb. 24 preliminary hearing for a 29-year-old ex-felon accused of killing of his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend during what police had thought was a random shooting. Terrance Davis' attorney, Randall Pike, didn't immediately respond to ...
Hearing reset to March in fatal freeway shooting case
Hearing reset to March in fatal freeway shooting case
Monday, January 9, 2017
A preliminary hearing was postponed until March 3 for a 29-year-old man facing murder and other charges in a car-to-car shooting that killed a woman and wounded her husband in October on ...