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September 19, 2017

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Brutal homicides put domestic violence top of mind for Las Vegas community
Monday, September 11, 2017
Six times from 1998 to 2014, Nevada ranked first in the nation for female deaths at the hands of men and was consistently in the top five, according to the Violence Policy Center. In the most recent report, four out of five victims knew their killers, and the majority of them were in intimate relationships. Pinning down concrete reasons for ...
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Getting Nevada’s offenders ready for life after prison
Monday, September 4, 2017
The majority of offenders going into the Nevada Department of Corrections system will emerge to re-engage with society. Are they ready for that? Working to answer that question affirmatively since coming to Nevada in April 2016, James Dzurenda, director of the Nevada Department of Corrections, has been making changes to ensure the system not only deals with inmates adequately but also focuses on rehabilitation for when they leave. ...
Solving a capital punishment conundrum
Solving a capital punishment conundrum
Monday, September 4, 2017
When a convicted killer renounced his right to an appeal his death sentence after more than nine years on death row in Nevada, the state could not provide a way to execute him. ...
Las Vegas police take suspect in northeast valley bus shooting into custody
Las Vegas police take suspect in northeast valley bus shooting into custody
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Metro Police have taken a man into custody after he allegedly fired multiple shots from inside a Las Vegas city bus in the northeast valley ...
Nevada AG: Any execution challenge should offer better plan
Nevada AG: Any execution challenge should offer better plan
Thursday, August 24, 2017
If a death row inmate wants to die, like he said he does, a challenge on his behalf of an untried three-drug combination for his lethal injection is moot, Nevada's attorney general said in ...
Kidnapped model recounts ordeal, says she was 'terrified'
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Explaining why she did not try to escape — and even went shopping with her captor — Chloe Ayling said she was told she would be killed by a criminal syndicate called Black Death if she …
UK police say they arrested wrong man in jogging-rage case
Saturday, August 12, 2017
London's Metropolitan Police force said Saturday that a man arrested earlier this week has now been "eliminated from the investigation." The 41-year-old American investment banker had been apprehended Thursday on suspicion of …
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School teachers train to take on active shooters
Friday, August 4, 2017
Teachers at Lamb of God Lutheran Church & School in Las Vegas learned to use SafeDefend, a system built on the “run, hide, fight” philosophy that encourages planning for the worst-case scenario. Almost three-fourths of active-shooter incidents end before police get to the scene ...
Officer fires at suspect during burglary at Las Vegas pot dispensary
Officer fires at suspect during burglary at Las Vegas pot dispensary
Saturday, July 29, 2017
A Metro Police officer fired a shotgun at a crowbar-wielding suspect during a chase of three men who allegedly burglarized a central valley marijuana dispensary early today, officials reported. No one was injured, but four suspects ...
Suspect who led police on chase into NLV was shot 19 times and survived
Suspect who led police on chase into NLV was shot 19 times and survived
Thursday, July 27, 2017
In the aftermath of a gunfight between Metro Police and a man fleeing from them on Monday, in which 31 rounds were fired in quick succession, the suspect lay on the ground ...
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Argument over vodka led to fatal stabbing of homeless man, police say
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
A suspect who was captured on surveillance images slashing a victim in the neck and chest area told detectives that the fatal encounter Friday developed from an argument over vodka ...
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Nevada implementing law on juvenile sex offenders
Friday, July 21, 2017
Counties are implementing a new law dealing with juvenile sexual assault cases, the latest effort in the state to legislate these crimes after the passage of ...
Man arrested after 2 security guards shot at mall parking garage on Strip
Man arrested after 2 security guards shot at mall parking garage on Strip
Thursday, July 13, 2017
A pair of security guards at the Miracle Mile Shops on the Strip were shot Thursday night when they confronted two robbery suspects in the parking garage of ...
Man, woman, toddler dead in apparent murder-suicide
Man, woman, toddler dead in apparent murder-suicide
Monday, July 10, 2017
A man shot and killed a woman and their child and turned the gun on himself in the southwest valley, a gruesome scene that was discovered Monday night ...
Las Vegas man freed after 23 years eager for 'second chance at life'
Las Vegas man freed after 23 years eager for 'second chance at life'
Saturday, July 1, 2017
In his 42 years of life, DeMarlo Berry has spent more time in prison for a fatal shooting he had no part in than he has being able to ...