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May 20, 2019

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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 ...
‘The Godfather’ actor to sign books at Mob Museum
‘The Godfather’ actor to sign books at Mob Museum
Friday, April 12, 2019
After spending five of his childhood years in a polio ward, Gianni Russo figured he needed to live his life to the fullest to make up for lost time. It would be hard to argue that Russo — a colorful holdover from ...
Proposed legislation would end disenfranchisement of most felons in Nevada
Proposed legislation would end disenfranchisement of most felons in Nevada
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Bills redefining the state’s procedure for restoring voting rights to convicted felons have been filed in both the Assembly and the Senate …
Nevada criminal justice reform bill heard by lawmakers
Friday, March 8, 2019
Lawmakers held a hearing Friday on a contentious and wide-ranging criminal justice reform bill that has pitted prosecutors against public defenders. Supporters contend the legislation seeks to lower recidivism rates, curb an ...
Bill would bar Nevada from using private prisons
Thursday, March 7, 2019
The Nevada Legislature has again taken up a measure barring the state from contracting with private prisons to house inmates. There are no private prisons in Nevada, but the state contracts with private prisons in ...
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Behind illicit massage parlors lie a vast crime network, modern indentured servitude
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
She was 49, a recent immigrant and deeply in debt to a loan shark back home in China when she answered an employment ad three years ago that promised thousands of dollars a month, but offered no job description. She realized too late that ...
Police seek thief who stole boy's cancer medication off porch
Police seek thief who stole boy's cancer medication off porch
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
A thief in Las Vegas made off with a delivery package containing what a mother told police was $40,000 worth of cancer treatment drugs for her 14-year-old son, authorities said today. Police issued ...
Salvadoran suspected of 4 Nevada killings worked for 2 victims
Salvadoran suspected of 4 Nevada killings worked for 2 victims
Monday, January 28, 2019
A 19-year-old Salvadoran man suspected of being in the country illegally was charged Monday with killing four people in Nevada ...
Cremated remains stolen at Las Vegas post office
Monday, December 17, 2018
A Las Vegas cremation service is offering a reward for stolen cremated remains. KVVU-TV in Las Vegas reported Monday that Las Vegas Cremations is ..
Nevada AG's office: Rape kit backlog getting addressed
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Nevada officials say the state is close to eliminating its rape kit backlog. KLAS-TV in Las Vegas reports the state attorney general's office announced Monday that ...
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Family: Boy killed in murder-suicide went back into house to rescue younger brother
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Many were so emotionally upset that their bodies shook as they cried uncontrollably. They hugged one another and released white balloons with messages written on them ...
Changing times leave sheriff feeling uneasy
Changing times leave sheriff feeling uneasy
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Sheriff Joe Lombardo has a nagging, constant feeling of unease. It’s a new reality, he said, brought on by last year’s Oct. 1 massacre on the Strip and reinforced with regularity by …