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August 15, 2018

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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 ...
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State Supreme Court: Inmates are being fed unhealthy diet
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that inmates in the state are not being provided with healthy diets. The Nevada Appeal reported Tuesday that Justices Michael Cherry, Ron Parraguirre and ...
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Facebook finds 'sophisticated' efforts to disrupt elections
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Facebook set off a firestorm Tuesday, announcing that it had uncovered "sophisticated" efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to manipulate U.S. politics and by extension the upcoming ...
Jury selection underway in Manafort trial
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
It's the first trial to result from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia. And while prosecutors weren't expected to address the question of possible collusion between Trump and Russia, Manafort's case was …
Former Metro officer won't be indicted in death on Strip
Former Metro officer won't be indicted in death on Strip
Thursday, July 26, 2018
A grand jury today decided against indicting former Metro Police officer Kenneth Lopera, who is accused of involuntary manslaughter in the death last year of an unarmed man ...
Nevada's path forward is unclear after twice-delayed execution
Nevada's path forward is unclear after twice-delayed execution
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Nevada twice has come close to carrying out its first execution in 12 years. And twice it failed. Condemned killer Scott Raymond Dozier says he wants to die, but the state has ...
Woman's slaying prompts search for the father of her children
Woman's slaying prompts search for the father of her children
Saturday, July 14, 2018
A woman was found slain in a southeast valley neighborhood this morning and detectives are searching for the possible suspect, the father of her children, according to Metro Police. Officers responded to the 4600 block of Dealers Choice Way, near ...
Prisoner walks away from work detail in Las Vegas
Friday, July 13, 2018
A minimum-security state prisoner walked away while working with a clean-up crew this morning near Lake Mead Boulevard and Torrey Pines Avenue, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections. Jason White, 37, was serving ...
Police seek suspects in Las Vegas Strip thefts
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Metro Police are searching for two men they say are responsible for three thefts last month on the Las Vegas Strip. The first incident occurred about 6:30 p.m. on April 22 in a ...
CCSD’s balancing act: Preventing school violence while protecting student equality
Thursday, March 29, 2018
From the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, to the day-to-day disturbances that unfold in classrooms, incidences of violence on school campuses have captured national headlines. The Clark County School District is not ...
U.S. prosecutors charge 4 alleged MS-13 members
U.S. prosecutors charge 4 alleged MS-13 members
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Federal criminal charges have been filed against four alleged MS-13 gang members who police have said are responsible for 10 killings in and around Las Vegas ...
Las Vegas first responders get rare guidance in fight against sex trafficking
Las Vegas first responders get rare guidance in fight against sex trafficking
Monday, March 26, 2018
While Metro Police’s vice unit specializes in human trafficking, many of the first responders lack the in-depth training needed to identify and intervene ...
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Las Vegas homeless face constant dangers on the street
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Tena Adamson sleeps with one eye open and a baseball bat within close reach. Same goes for her boyfriend. That’s just the way it is living on the streets in Las Vegas, where the fear of becoming a crime victim — everything from physical attacks to robberies and rapes — is part of everyday life. “I sleep with my protection, and I dare someone to ...
The longest serving inmates in Nevada prisons
The longest serving inmates in Nevada prisons
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Until Feb. 2, Raymond Wallace Shuman was in the Nevada prison system longer than any of the more than 13,000 other living inmates. He was originally imprisoned in June 1958 for murdering a truck driver in Mineral County. He was serving a life sentence for ...