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August 20, 2019

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FBI: Male prostitute tried to extort Las Vegas gambler for $100K
FBI: Male prostitute tried to extort Las Vegas gambler for $100K
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
FBI agents arrested a man who they say was trying to extort $100,000 from a man he thought to be a prominent gambler and who he claimed to have recorded during sex ...
Nevada congressional delegation remains mostly on hold on Trump impeachment calls
Nevada congressional delegation remains mostly on hold on Trump impeachment calls
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Rep. Dina Titus is the sole congressional Democrat from Nevada to explicitly call for an impeachment inquiry, though other Nevadans in Congress are leaving the option …
Ex-Aryan gang leader Wallis dies while serving 66-year prison term
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
An ex-leader of a white supremacist gang who was serving 66 years in a Nevada prison for multiple crimes, including attempting to kill a fellow inmate, has died. Nevada Department of Corrections officials said ...
Genetic-testing scam targets seniors and rips off Medicare
Thursday, August 1, 2019
The 86-year-old woman in rural Utah doesn’t usually answer solicitations from strangers, she said, but the young couple who knocked on her front door seemed so nice. Before long, she had ...
Photo: The model and actress Alicia Arden on July 21, 201
How Jeffrey Epstein used the billionaire behind Victoria’s Secret
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Former model, now living in Las Vegas, reported attack back in 1997
In the mid-1990s, Jeffrey Epstein, the New York financier now facing federal sex trafficking charges, had developed an unusually strong hold on Leslie Wexner, one of the country’s most influential …
Photo: Rep. Susie Lee speaks during a roundtable discussi
Rep. Susie Lee, senior citizen advocates discuss tackling phone scams
Monday, July 29, 2019
The robocall epidemic in America has hit almost everybody, but one demographic is highly targeted — senior citizens. U.S. Rep. Susie Lee, D-Las Vegas, held an event today to discuss the issue with senior advocates, days after she voted to ...
Metro touts advances of high-tech policing in Las Vegas
Metro touts advances of high-tech policing in Las Vegas
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Policing has drastically changed since Joe Lombardo joined the force. Early in his tenure, the Clark County sheriff recalls technology was limited to clunky and ...
Photo: In this July 30, 2008, file photo, Jeffrey Epstein
Financier Jeffrey Epstein arrested on sex charges
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Epstein, a wealthy hedge fund manager who once counted as friends former President Bill Clinton, Great Britain's Prince Andrew and President Donald Trump, was taken into federal custody and is expected to appear Monday in Manhattan federal court …
Toddler OD'd on fentanyl, heroin; CPS deems family 'safe'
Toddler OD'd on fentanyl, heroin; CPS deems family 'safe'
Friday, June 21, 2019
Months before her second birthday, a Las Vegas girl became a fatal victim of heroin and fentanyl, the potent opioid that is increasingly contributed to a U.S. epidemic, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office.  
Police: Stolen fuel scheme a potentially explosive act
Police: Stolen fuel scheme a potentially explosive act
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Thieves using counterfeit credit cards bought thousands of gallons of fuel at valley gas stations, dangerously storing it in residential neighborhoods and reselling it for pennies on ...
Assembly passes sweeping criminal justice reform bill
Assembly passes sweeping criminal justice reform bill
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
A sprawling criminal justice reform bill that aims to curb the state's growing prison population has inched one step closer to becoming law. Democrats in the state Assembly passed the amended ...
Nevada criminal justice bill clears Assembly committee
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
A sprawling criminal justice reform bill that seeks to curb Nevada's expanding prison population cleared its first legislative hurdle. The omnibus legislation passed out of the Assembly Judiciary committee in ...
Omnibus criminal reform bill in Nevada set for vote Thursday
Omnibus criminal reform bill in Nevada set for vote Thursday
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
A leading Nevada Democrat said amendments to a sweeping criminal justice reform bill will lower the projected cost savings for the state. Assemblyman Steve Yeager revealed ...
Las Vegas assemblyman striving to overhaul criminal justice system
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Assemblyman Steve Yeager, D-Las Vegas, is trying to overhaul the Nevada criminal justice system in one of the biggest efforts of the 2019 state Legislature. With Assembly Bill 236, Yeager wants to change a long-standing statewide culture some feel is ...
Bill would overhaul criminal justice system, save $650 million
Saturday, April 27, 2019
The cost of Nevada’s criminal justice system is growing at an alarming rate, along with the prison population, Nevada Supreme Court Justice Jim Hardesty said on Nevada Newsmakers. To rein in those costs, Hardesty supports ...