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October 17, 2017

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Lawsuit seeks to strike down Nevada's recall election laws
Lawsuit seeks to strike down Nevada's recall election laws
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
A federal lawsuit challenging petitions to recall three Nevada state senators in districts with significant Hispanic and African-American populations alleges the effort is an unconstitutional attempt to replace ...
Victim files lawsuit in Las Vegas shooting
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
A 21-year-old woman wounded in the Route 91 Harvest festival mass shooting has filed a lawsuit against several entities with connections to the tragedy. Paige Gasper, a California college student, was struck by a bullet during ...
Gun-control group sues 'bump stock' maker
Gun-control group sues 'bump stock' maker
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
A national gun control advocacy group is partnering with a Las Vegas law firm in a class-action lawsuit against a leading bump stock producer over what they called negligent production and marketing of the products that ...
Lawyer: O.J. Simpson to eat steak, get iPhone after release
Lawyer: O.J. Simpson to eat steak, get iPhone after release
Friday, September 29, 2017
O.J. Simpson will live in Florida following his parole from a Nevada prison where the former football star and celebrity criminal defendant has been held for the past ...
Cliven Bundy loses bid to represent self in standoff trial
Cliven Bundy loses bid to represent self in standoff trial
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy lost a courtroom bid to represent himself at his upcoming trial, after refusing to recognize federal authority over grazing land at the center of ...
Man gets 11 to 40 years in prison for shooting Metro officer
Man gets 11 to 40 years in prison for shooting Metro officer
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
A 40-year-old man has been sentenced to 11 to 40 years in state prison for shooting a veteran Metro Police officer who was responding to an unrelated ...
Defendant's relative arrested in court sidewalk crash
Defendant's relative arrested in court sidewalk crash
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
A relative of a murder defendant is accused of intentionally driving a car onto a Las Vegas courthouse sidewalk, hitting and injuring the slaying victim's sister, authorities said Tuesday. A four-hour search after the ...
Sister of murder victim hit by car outside Las Vegas courthouse
Sister of murder victim hit by car outside Las Vegas courthouse
Monday, September 25, 2017
The sister of a murder victim was hit by a car Monday on a sidewalk outside the Las Vegas courthouse where the man charged in the killing is standing trial and she is ...
With trial approaching, Cliven Bundy firing his lawyer
With trial approaching, Cliven Bundy firing his lawyer
Friday, September 22, 2017
Cliven Bundy's defense attorney says the Nevada cattleman and state's rights figure is firing him, less than three weeks before trial stemming from a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents. Attorney Bret Whipple filed documents Thursday asking ...
Indictment of lawyer in jail cellphone case dismissed
Friday, September 22, 2017
A state court judge has thrown out an indictment accusing a Las Vegas-area lawyer of providing cellphones to jail detainees, including a Nevada inmate who was wounded in a fatal shooting involving ...
Two dozen indicted in alleged staged accident ring
Two dozen indicted in alleged staged accident ring
Monday, September 18, 2017
Two dozen people have been indicted in an alleged scheme to file fraudulent insurance claims on staged automobile accidents and thefts. As alleged in ...
Las Vegas man faces 20 years in receipt of child pornography case
Friday, September 15, 2017
A Las Vegas man convicted of receiving child pornography found on his laptop computer could face up to 20 years in prison when ...
Four face charges in string of area armored truck robberies
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Three men and a woman arrested in connection with a string of armored truck robberies in Las Vegas and Henderson face up to life in prison if convicted, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Nevada. Trayvale Harrison, 30, of Barstow, Calif., Phillip Shiel, 22, of Los Angeles, and ...
Man gets 15 to 50 years in police officer shooting case
Man gets 15 to 50 years in police officer shooting case
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
A Las Vegas man who was 17 when he fired three shots into a police vehicle in September 2015, wounding a police officer in what authorities called ...
Russian cyberhacker pleads guilty in identity theft case
Monday, September 11, 2017
A 33-year-old Russian cybercriminal has pleaded guilty in Atlanta to selling stolen personal information through a $50 million identity theft and ...