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March 26, 2019

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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 …
Nevada's imprisonment rate is 15 percent above U.S. average
Nevada's imprisonment rate is 15 percent above U.S. average
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Nevada's imprisonment rate is 15 percent higher than the national average and growing. The Nevada Appeal reports an analyst for the Crime and Justice Institute told the state Commission on the ...
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Dorothy Sargent, 84, was killed in 2005 in Las Vegas. Her killer hasn't been found
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Not knowing he had just hugged his mother for the last time, Keith Sargent watched as the 84-year-old woman limped to an airplane to fly back home to Las Vegas. “I hope this isn’t the last time I see her,” Sargent internalized at ...
Child sex offender dies in Nevada prison; was teacher, coach
Child sex offender dies in Nevada prison; was teacher, coach
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
A 55-year-old former Nevada middle school teacher, youth soccer coach, foster parent and part-time police officer has died in prison while serving ...
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 ...
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Nevada inmate linked to 1984 hammer killings near Denver
Friday, August 10, 2018
A Nevada inmate previously convicted of attacking a couple with an ax handle in their bedroom is now accused of killing four people with a hammer in two attacks in ...
Report: Nevada is top state for identity theft
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Nevada is the top state for people to become the victims of identity theft, according to a report released this week. Using FBI and Federal Trade Commission data from 2017, personal security website ASecureLife ranked ...