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June 25, 2017

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Ricardo Torres-Cortez


Ricardo Torres-Cortez is a public safety reporter for the Las Vegas Sun. Though he was born in Mexico and lived in Texas, he considers the Las Vegas Valley home. He previously covered breaking news at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and started at the Sun after graduating from UNLV in December 2015.

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Scorching Saturday temps tie record high
Saturday, June 24, 2017
The 113 degrees reached at McCarran International Airport tied the record high for a June 24 set in 1961, National Weather Service meteorologist Alex Boothe said. ...
Shootout leaves three injured in the east valley Saturday morning
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Three people were wounded this morning in a shooting that stemmed from a domestic dispute in the far east valley, according to Metro Police. ...
Police: Speed likely a factor in teen's fatal Friday night motorcycle crash
Saturday, June 24, 2017
An 18-year-old motorcyclist believed to have been speeding died in a Friday night crash with a car pulling into a west valley driveway, according to Metro Police.
Driver arrested on suspicion of impairment after fatal pedestrian crash
Saturday, June 24, 2017
A crash left a pedestrian dead and a driver booked on suspicion of being impaired this morning on Flamingo Road near Maryland Parkway, according to Metro Police. ...
SWAT dispatched to Cosmo arrest suspect barricaded inside stolen vehicle
Saturday, June 24, 2017
A suspect who barricaded himself inside a vehicle he tried to steal from the Cosmopolitan's valet area was arrested by SWAT officers dispatched to the property, according to Metro Police. ...
A financial boost for Metro Police in fight against terrorism
Grant money is from federal program criticized by rights groups
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Metro Police obtained an additional $500,000 for its coffers to deter potential terrorist threats ...
Health screenings, family fun featured at Metro-hosted fair
Friday, June 23, 2017
Organizers are anticipating several hundred attendees to take advantage of health screenings, such as vision, dental, blood pressure and glucose, and fun activities for the children that ...
Father of missing boy, 5, arrested in Las Vegas in son's L.A. death
Friday, June 23, 2017
Authorities in Las Vegas Friday arrested a Southern California man accused of killing his son, who’s been missing two months ...
Henderson begins national search for police chief
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Henderson has launched a national search for a police chief following the May removal of Patrick Moers, who’d been a target of an internal investigation ...
Couple hits near $1 million jackpot on penny slots at Harrah's in Las Vegas
Thursday, June 22, 2017
A pair from Phoenix is $944,337 richer after hitting a jackpot at a Harrah’s penny slot machine ..
Unspecified threat prompts search of plane at Las Vegas airport
Thursday, June 22, 2017
An unspecified threat prompted authorities to remove passengers from an American Airlines plane preparing to depart Las Vegas and search it with dogs, according to airport and airline officials.
Law enforcement ...
Police warn of scheme to district drivers, steal from cars
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Metro Police are warning of a scheme crooks are using to distract drivers and then steal belongings from their cars. The scam goes like this: A person asks you to pull over, saying your car has a flat tire or a scratch. When you ...
Body discovered in burning car might be linked to bar robbery
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Detectives are trying to determine if a man’s body found inside a blazing car this morning is connected to a nearby bar robbery in which the suspects wore masks ...
Large-scale rental-car theft ring indicted in Las Vegas
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
A grand jury in Las Vegas indicted 16 gang members and their associates who are accused of stealing rental vehicles in six states and fraudulently selling them ...
2 accused of selling fake immigration documents in Las Vegas area
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Two suspects are facing charges for allegedly defrauding victims of thousands of dollars by selling them fake immigration documents ...
Woman hit, killed by camping trailer driven by boyfriend
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
A woman was hit and killed today by a camping trailer driven by her boyfriend near Alta and Torrey Pines drives, according to Metro Police.
Officers and medical crews responded to ...
It's a record: Vegas hits 117 degrees for the fourth time since 1942
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Temperatures reached 117 degrees in the Las Vegas Valley this afternoon, marking the fourth occasion this ...
Brian Head evacuated as fire burns across 500 acres
Saturday, June 17, 2017
The town of Brian Head had been evacuated of approximately 750 residents and visitors as a wildfire consumed more than 500 acres Saturday night ...
Man arrested in connection to fatal drug deal, prior dog theft
Saturday, June 17, 2017
A suspect in a fatal shooting during an apparent drug deal last month had been upset at the victim due to an earlier burglary in which several belongings, including two pit bulls, were taken, according to Metro Police documents. ...
Man killed in apartment fire Saturday morning
Saturday, June 17, 2017
The victim, who suffered from smoke inhalation and burns to his hands and face, died at University Medical Center, and became the fifth fire fatality in Las Vegas this year, officials said. ...
Couple accused of robbing, killing man apparently missed the $20K in his pockets
Friday, June 16, 2017
Inside the pocket of a vest the victim wore, investigators found two stacks of $10,000 the murder suspects had seemingly and desperately been searching for after they cuffed his hands behind his back and ...
Vagos biker gang members indicted in Las Vegas in wide-ranging case
Friday, June 16, 2017
A federal grand jury in Las Vegas indicted 23 Vagos biker gang members and associates in a racketeering case alleging crimes as serious as murder. Agents have conducted ...
Man who claimed to shoot intruder now faces murder charge
Friday, June 16, 2017
A man who shot and killed a man he claimed was trying to forcefully enter his northeast valley apartment Thursday night is facing a murder charge after detectives found ...
New rules to limit student-teacher contact are debated at CCSD forum
Friday, June 16, 2017
Following a string of arrests of school employees accused of inappropriate and sexual contact with students this past year, the Clark County School District and community partners Thursday night outlined and discussed new policy and regulation proposals ...
Las Vegas man accused of duping undocumented immigrants
Thursday, June 15, 2017
A Las Vegas man accused of telling undocumented victims he was a former FBI agent who could get them legal status, defrauding them of thousands of dollars, has been arrested ...
Suspect tried to dispose of roommate's body after killing him, police say
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Sometime after allegedly stabbing his roommate to death, Zachary Drey met with a family member near the complex where the gruesome scene was later discovered and told her that ...
Infant left at NLV church might be missing 'Baby Girl Jackson'
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Authorities say an infant that was left at a North Las Vegas church might be the missing "Baby Girl Jackson" who authorities have been looking for in three different ...
New details paint disturbing picture of abuse, neglect in Quate home
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
One of two surviving daughters of a man and a woman accused of concealing the death of a third, whose body they hid in an Illinois garage several years, told investigators that she only knew her mother from ...
Men get prison time in rash of cellphone store robberies
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Four men have been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a string of armed robberies of cellphone stores last year, the ...
Scooter rider, 73, dies after crash with dump truck
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
A scooter rider was killed Wednesday afternoon in a crash with a dump truck that shut down the intersection of Sahara Avenue and Nellis Boulevard for ...
Blistering days ahead prompt heat watch, tips for staying safe
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
With temperatures creeping up a few degrees every day this week until they swelter into the 110-plus range over the weekend, officials have offered safety guidelines so people, pets and property can survive this ...
Crash on Tropicana near Decatur hospitalizes 5
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Five people were hospitalized after a two-vehicle crash on Tropicana Avenue, near Decatur Boulevard ...
Metro: Woman arrested at McCarran in assault on flight crew, passenger, cop
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
An unruly passenger on a flight from Chicago to Las Vegas was arrested Tuesday night after assaulting a fellow passenger, an airline crew member and a police officer ...
Man sought in roommate's slaying is nabbed in California
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Authorities in California have arrested a man accused of stabbing his roommate to death in an apartment near ...
2 dead, 1 badly wounded, shooter sought after gunfire in car
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Two people were killed and one critically wounded this morning in a shooting inside a rental car, according to Metro Police. The shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. in an alley at an apartment complex on ...
Windier and dustier Sunday expected for Las Vegas
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Wind gusts vigorously fanning the Las Vegas Valley on Saturday will only intensify by Sunday, kicking up dust up to cautionary levels, according to the National Weather Service and Clark County officials.
Southern Nevada authorities buckling down on speeders
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Southern Nevada authorities will be targeting speeding and aggressive drivers beginning today through the end of the month, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. ...
Man shot and killed at adult store identified
Saturday, June 10, 2017
A man who was shot and killed by a security guard during a physical confrontation in a central valley adult store Friday night has been identified as Starsky Tautava, 31, according to the Clark County coroner's office. ...
Son of slain officer Alyn Beck will have cheering section at commencement
Friday, June 9, 2017
Metro Officer Alyn Beck was slain three years and two days before he had the opportunity to watch his son walk across the Thomas & Mack stage and pick up his high school diploma ...
Adult store worker shoots, kills 1 amid confrontation
Friday, June 9, 2017
A person was shot and killed during a confrontation at a central valley adult store Friday night ...
2 guests at Rio got Legionnaires’ disease, officials say
Friday, June 9, 2017
Two guests who stayed separately at the Rio in March and April contracted Legionnaires’ disease, and testing of water at the resort came back positive for traces of the bacteria ...
Missing North Las Vegas woman found in good health
Friday, June 9, 2017
North Las Vegas Police say a 72-year-old woman with medical conditions, who’d gone missing from her house Friday morning, has been located ...
Shade Tree program director found not guilty of domestic battery
Thursday, June 8, 2017
A director at the state's largest shelter for domestic violence victims who'd been arrested on suspicion of beating his girlfriend earlier this year was found not guilty of the charge during a bench trial ...
4 sought in string of central-valley auto burglaries
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Four suspects connected to a series of auto burglaries in the central valley, including one in which a victim was threatened with a gun, are being sought by detectives ...
NLV Police write 93 tickets during pedestrian safety operation
Thursday, June 8, 2017
North Las Vegas Police say a pedestrian safety operation Friday netted 85 traffic stops and 93 citations for various traffic infractions. Officers targeted drivers who failed to ...
Fire does $72,000 damage, displaces 5 from house in Henderson
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Two adults and three children were displaced in a house fire this morning near Anthem Parkway and Reunion Drive, according to Henderson Fire Department officials.
Nobody was injured, but ...
Former strip club owner pleads guilty to evading $1.7 million in taxes
Thursday, June 8, 2017
The former owner of the Crazy Horse Too strip club pleaded guilty today to evading more than $1.7 million in employment taxes, according to ...
Police: CCSD bus driver accused in sex case had exchanged nude photos with student
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
"Flirtatious" conversations between a Clark County School District bus driver and a student led to an exchange of explicit photos on Snapchat and then to sex ...
Fire damages three homes in North Las Vegas
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
A fire damaged three houses this afternoon near the College of Southern Nevada's North Las Vegas campus, the Clark County Fire Department reported. Crews were dispatched at ...
Man sentenced to 18 months in mail theft case
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
A man convicted of breaking into the back of a U.S. Postal Service vehicle with a crowbar and stealing about 500 pieces of mail has been sentenced to 18 months in prison, according to the Office of the U.S. Attorney for ...

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