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April 18, 2014

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Corner IDs victims in 2 unrelated stabbing deaths
Friday, April 18, 2014
The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified two men stabbed to death earlier this week in separate attacks. Bruce Charles Reid, 52, of North Las Vegas, died Wednesday after he was...
Police: Man fatally stabbed with stick in argument about phone
Police: Man fatally stabbed with stick in argument about phone
Friday, April 18, 2014
An argument over a cell phone led to a fatal stabbing with a pointed stick Thursday morning outside a McDonald’s on Sahara Avenue, according to Metro Police. Witnesses told police...
Court overturns conviction of man who threatened former NLV police chief
Thursday, April 17, 2014
A federal appeals court panel Thursday reversed the conviction of a man who sent emails threatening former North Las Vegas Police Chief Joseph ...
Las Vegas has three fatal stabbings in 24 hours, but police say not to worry
Las Vegas has three fatal stabbings in 24 hours, but police say not to worry
Thursday, April 17, 2014
There have been three fatal stabbings in the Las Vegas Valley in less than 24 hours, according to Metro Police. It's unusual — but not cause for concern — said ...
Construction worker fined $525 for drink refill at SC hospital
Thursday, April 17, 2014
When Christopher Lewis of North Charleston, S.C., refilled his drink without paying Wednesday at a Veterans Affairs hospital, a federal police officer …
1 dead, 1 wounded in Las Vegas double stabbing
1 dead, 1 wounded in Las Vegas double stabbing
Thursday, April 17, 2014
One person was killed and another injured in a stabbing early today in northeast Las Vegas. Metro Police responded just after midnight to...
Photo: Sandy Morningstar is seen with the cremains of her
With inmate’s ashes finally in hand, family can consummate ocean burial plans
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Richard Ferst's long-awaited ashes sit on a bed at his mother's Las Vegas home, a temporary resting place before she finally buries them at sea in the Pacific Ocean this summer. For half a year since Ferst died inside a cell at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center, his remains were in limbo because …
Photo: Boston Police, center, stand near the finish line
Little government response to bombing a year later
Thursday, April 17, 2014
There's little evidence of any lasting impact on the political world a year after the terrorist bombings at the Boston Marathon.
Photo: Arturo Martinez-Sanchez arranges purple and red fl
Martinez family settles into work, school routine in North Las Vegas
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Recovery:
It's been two years since the killings of Yadira Sanchez and her 10-year-old daughter Karla in their home on Robin Street. Husband and father Arturo Martinez-Sanchez survived a brutal bludgeoning, and his young sons were unharmed in the intruder's attack on the family. Last year, the Las Vegas Sun told the family's story of forgiveness and recovery in a series called "Grace through Grief: A Shattered Family Recovers." Here's an update on the family.
Former SWAT officer now an expert in psychology behind ‘suicide by cop’
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Q&A:
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office SWAT officer Barry Perrou said people who attempt 'suicide by cop' often are depressed and on drugs or alcohol, and try to escalate a situation so a responding officer is forced to …
Domestic dispute leads to stabbing, arson, police say
Domestic dispute leads to stabbing, arson, police say
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
A couple’s quarrel launched an arson investigation and sent a man to the hospital Tuesday night. A man dumped gasoline on his apartment and set it on fire after ...
Man found dead in vacant lot in southern valley
Man found dead in vacant lot in southern valley
Monday, April 14, 2014
Homicide detectives are investigating the discovery of a dead body in a vacant lot in the southern Las Vegas Valley Monday evening. Metro Police responded to reports of ...
2 critical after attempted murder-suicide, police say
2 critical after attempted murder-suicide, police say
Monday, April 14, 2014
Metro Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide attempt today in Las Vegas. At 5:20 p.m., authorities responded to reports of a shooting on the 1000 block of East Oakey ...
Cal law grad’s court appearance in bird-beheading case delayed
Cal law grad’s court appearance in bird-beheading case delayed
Monday, April 14, 2014
A court appearance was postponed Monday for a University of California, Berkeley, law school graduate completing prison boot camp for beheading an exotic bird in 2012 during a drunken episode …
Meet the man who saved a Metro Police officer’s life
Meet the man who saved a Metro Police officer’s life
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Angels in the Valley:
Mike Elgas was at Jack in the Box for a quick breakfast the day he helped save a police officer’s life. Elgas, 48, watched with concern as a belligerent customer refused to quiet down, prompting the restaurant manager to call 911. An officer arrived and, according to all accounts, politely asked the customer to go outside. The customer, who appeared intoxicated, walked outside. The officer said he was free to go. But the customer instead got in the officer’s face ...

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