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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 …
Owner pleads not guilty to insurance fraud in pet shop fire
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
A woman accused of torching her Las Vegas pet shop and endangering 27 puppies in an alleged insurance scheme pleaded not guilty today to fraud and attempted theft charges.
Gloria Eun Hye Lee, 35, was...
Feds charge woman accused of chucking shoe at Hillary Clinton
Monday, April 14, 2014
Authorities have filed federal charges against a Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe on stage while Hillary Clinton gave a convention speech. The trespassing and violence charges lodged...
Flavor Flav pleads guilty in misdemeanor battery case, gets probation
Monday, April 14, 2014
Rapper and reality star Flavor Flav pleaded guilty this morning to charges stemming from a 2012 incident in which he was accused of...
Lane closures planned on Tropicana near the Strip
Saturday, April 5, 2014
The closure will run from 9 p.m. Tuesday through 6 a.m. Thursday. Crews will be pouring concrete on the street’s eastbound and westbound lanes ...
A month after Metro’s policy change on accidents, complaints are piling up
Friday, April 4, 2014
Metro’s unpopular new policy change on fender-benders has been a unifier of sorts, bringing together insurance agents, personal-injury attorneys and motorists to deliver an appeal to bring back the previous system. Under the new guidelines, officers no longer respond to most noninjury wrecks so they can concentrate on chasing down scofflaws. Now a month since the policy went into effect ...
Motorcyclist killed in collision on Desert Inn Road
Thursday, April 3, 2014
A motorcyclist died tonight after crashing with a pickup on Desert Inn Road. Metro Police Lt. Joe Martin said the crash happened about 9:40 p.m. on Desert Inn and Brentwood Street. Police don't know ...
Firefighter rescues partner who tumbled into raging North Las Vegas blaze
Thursday, April 3, 2014
A firefighter rescued a fellow crew member who fell into a burning North Las Vegas apartment building. The dramatic save happened while firefighters tackled a blaze that erupted ...
Police: Family friend unwittingly walked through home with decomposing bodies
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
A family friend helping search for two missing North Las Vegas women over the weekend unwittingly walked next to their decomposing and mutilated corpses while looking for them at ...
Man critically injured in wreck near Wynn Golf Club
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Metro Police said a man was driving an Acura RSX on Desert Inn Road near Channel 8 Drive — just south of the news station’s studios — when he rear-ended a Mercedes-Benz and ...
Fire blamed for $40,000 in damage to NLV business
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
A fire erupted this afternoon at a North Las Vegas garage door business, causing an estimated $40,000 worth of damage. Capt. Cedric Williams with the North Las Vegas Fire Department said the blaze broke out about ...
Metro detectives investigating man’s death at Wetlands Park
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Metro Police said a tipster reported gunshots about 4:15 p.m. at the Wetlands Park in the east Las Vegas Valley. Another person spotted a man's body about 15 minutes later and called ...
Lane closures planned on Washington Avenue
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Prepare for a dozen consecutive days of lane closures on Washington Avenue starting Monday ...
GOP governors hit town to woo Jewish donors in Las Vegas
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Calling for a more assertive foreign policy and additional American support for Israel, three high-profile Republican governors descended on Las Vegas this weekend to draw support from a slate of Jewish donors that included ...
Raffle winner elated to welcome ‘arson puppy’ into the family
Friday, March 28, 2014
Kristi Liddle cooed and coaxed the trembling 2-pound dog, an unwitting Las Vegas celebrity, arson survivor and sought-after prize since going up for raffle. The white Maltese mix is one of 25 puppies ...
Man found dead in car outside convenience store
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Metro Police are investigating the shooting death of a man whose body was discovered Thursday night outside a convenience store in the southwest Las Vegas Valley. The man was found...
Tropicana Avenue near Strip will close for repairs
Thursday, March 27, 2014
A portion of Tropicana Avenue will shut down near the Strip on Friday while crews fix a barrier along the busy ...
Officials: Police officer ordered woman to drop knife before shooting her
Thursday, March 27, 2014
A Metro Police officer who shot a knife-wielding woman last week had reportedly ordered her to drop the knife to no avail, department ...
Pedestrian struck dead in western valley
Thursday, March 27, 2014
A pedestrian died this evening after being struck by a vehicle in the western Las Vegas Valley on Durango Drive just south ...
Linq observation wheel passes another hurdle toward full operation
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The High Roller, the towering observation wheel located within Caesars Entertainment’s new Linq development, has been granted an operating permit from...
Feds prepare to round up cattle amid feud with rancher
Thursday, March 27, 2014
A decades-long feud between a local rancher and federal land managers will culminate today as government officials begin rounding up free-roaming cattle from ...
Southbound U.S. 95 lane to close for rail repairs
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
A southbound lane on U.S. 95 will shut down near the Horse Drive exit Thursday while crews repair a damaged ...
With the help of tourist, alleged pimp indicted after Strip arrest
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
A concerned tourist and a series of text messages led Metro Police to a man who was allegedly pimping a runaway teenager on the Las Vegas Strip last month. The tourist was approached and ...
Man hospitalized after North Las Vegas house fire
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Flames broke out in the garage of his home in the 3500 block of Imperial Beach Avenue ...
Coroner IDs man fatally shot near downtown Las Vegas
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Metro Police Lt. Michael Wallace said the man, 28, was shot on New York Avenue just east of Industrial Road ...
Metro officer shoots knife-wielding woman on Tropicana Avenue
Saturday, March 22, 2014
A man called 911 to report a domestic disturbance involving his wife, who was allegedly armed with two kitchen knives and had just ...
Speeding motorist killed in rollover on Durango Drive
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Metro Police Lt. Michael Wallace said the man was already dead when officers responded to the wreck about 10:15 a.m. ...
Settlement reached in 'Arson Puppies' case, reviving raffle
Friday, March 21, 2014
A raffle for more than two dozen puppies rescued from a January pet shop fire is back on after a court battle over the animals was settled today. The Animal Foundation will offer $250 tickets for a drawing to adopt the pups. The dogs, which were taken to the Lied Animal Shelter in Las Vegas after the fire, have been the focus of a court battle between...
Man in standoff was sought on kidnapping, home invasion charges
Thursday, March 20, 2014
A wanted man who barricaded himself inside a house for more than six hours today has been arrested. Emanuel Cortez, 25, was wanted on kidnapping and home invasion charges stemming from ...
For Clark County students, detective is friend, role model, mentor
Monday, March 17, 2014
Detective Thomas Rainey has been a deeply influential force on thousands of young lives in the Clark County School District — some Bonanza High School graduates even credit him for inspiring …
The mystery of the baby in the body bag
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Questions linger four months after a newborn was disposed of in an alley along the packed Las Vegas Strip — a tourist-heavy corridor nestled in a transient city where it’s easy to hide.
What killed the seemingly healthy 9-pound, 18-inch baby? Who are her parents? And why was she abandoned?
Relatives angered by lack of answers in fatal shooting by NLV cop
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Officer Raymond Lopez reportedly shot David Robinson several times in the head after trying to stop him in the 800 block of Tonopah Avenue early Monday. Before Lopez opened fire, Robinson was allegedly...
Inmate dies in hospital, two weeks after prison fight, officials say
Friday, March 14, 2014
An inmate at High Desert State Prison has died, state corrections officials announced today. Daniel Ruiz, 36, had been at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas since Feb. 28, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections. Ruiz had been transported to Valley after being …
UNLV researcher suggests cops with cameras might feel need to write more citations
Friday, March 14, 2014
As Metro prepares to launch a pilot program outfitting 400 officers with the gadgets, researchers are considering ways to analyze their effect on interactions between police and civilians. Among those researchers is Bill Sousa, a professor of criminal justice at UNLV who says anecdotal evidence from previous studies suggests the cameras can bring unexpected results — for example …
Police ID suspect in shooting of motorist who crashed at 215 Beltway and Eastern
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Metro Police have identified a suspect in the shooting of a man who died after causing a pileup Thursday on a 215 Beltway off-ramp while driving with multiple gunshot wounds. Police are looking for...
UNLV issues warning about phony sex study
Thursday, March 13, 2014
A man claiming to be a UNLV student researcher said he’s seeking participants to study sexual response using...
One killed in late-night house fire near downtown Las Vegas
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
One person died and another was injured in a house fire Wednesday night caused by careless smoking, Las Vegas fire officials said. The blaze started about 11 p.m. at a house at...
Mitch Fox, former host of "Nevada Week in Review," now spokesman for North Las Vegas
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Veteran journalist Mitch Fox, the longtime host and producer of “Nevada Week in Review,” has been named head spokesman for North Las Vegas.
North Las Vegas officer who fatally shot knife-wielding man identified
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
A North Las Vegas Police officer who shot a man carrying a knife on Monday has been identified.
Man arrested after house fire in northern valley kills family pets
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded about 3 p.m. to reports of a fire at 6920 Briar Creek Lane, near West Grand Teton Drive and North Rainbow Boulevard. A caller claimed a person tossed …
Bottleneck on I-15 North near Logandale after truck fire
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
A section of Interstate 15 North near Logandale was shut down this afternoon after a tractor-trailer caught fire, traffic officials said.
Man found dead in Las Vegas motel room
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
A man found dead inside a Budget Suites of America motel room has been identified as Joshua Edmond Fortin, 35, of Las Vegas, according to Clark County Coroner’s Office officials.
Thousands of dogs and their human friends gather for Bark in the Park
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Bright skies and cool breezes graced pooches of all breeds and sizes as they played fetch, stretched out over grass and made new friends Saturday during Henderson's Bark in the Park, the city's annual homage to canine companionship.
Cops, bailiffs and jail guards: Dissecting Nevada’s officer categories
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Not all Nevada officers are created equal. Depending on their training, some have the skills and authority to arrest people and carry out car chases, while others are more apt to perform duties within a jail or prison.
Duke professor talks evolution at UNLV
Friday, March 7, 2014
Duke University professor and evolution expert Mohamed Noor stood before the packed UNLV auditorium and pondered aloud the quirks of his job, the subject of his highly anticipated presentation Thursday night.
Court officials warn of jury duty telephone scam
Thursday, March 6, 2014
The court says it is seeing a “resurgence” of a scam in which Clark County residents are called and told they need to pay a fine over the phone for not ...
Driver hits motorcycle, injuring 2, and flees on foot, police say
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Two people on a motorcycle suffered serious injuries today after a car driver struck them from behind while fleeing from another wreck.
Man shot by Metro Police officers at Dotty's was a fugitive
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Police say Jason Mahe tried to pass counterfeit money at a 7-Eleven near North Rancho Road and Vegas Drive before three officers caught up to him. Mahe allegedly pulled out a gun and...
Metro IDs officer who shot suspect Monday near Charleston and U.S. 95
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Officer Garrett Escartin, 26, shot Julio Estrada-Lopez near Charleston Boulevard and U.S. 95 after Estrada-Lopez pointed his gun...
Two NLV families displaced after vehicle fire spreads to duplex
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Two families were displaced tonight after a fire erupted inside a North Las Vegas duplex.

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