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Effort to fire police union boss reveals conflict over collective bargaining legislation
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Collins, whose attempted ousting comes in the middle of a GOP-fueled legislative session fraught with bills that aim to limit union power, is accused of willfully neglecting to speak out against a proposed law that would weaken collective bargaining power for police, firefighters and ...
Metro hires 48 new police officers, seeks more recruits
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Metro Police hired 48 police recruits this week, and the agency is looking for more applicants to join its ranks. Monday’s graduation marked ...
These are the industries where Nevada’s undocumented immigrants work
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Undocumented workers were more likely to have white-collar jobs in 2012 than they did before the recent economic downturn, a new study from the Pew Research Center reveals ...
Sandoval’s goal: Tighten achievement gap
Education funding would focus on lifting performance of minority students
Monday, March 30, 2015
In following up with a $438 million tax proposal for education, the governor suggested that a key to opening a new chapter is to close something else — the achievement gap between white students and those of other ethnicities. How serious is the problem? Here’s a glimpse ...
Lombardo on terrorism: ‘My biggest concern is the lone wolf’
Friday, March 27, 2015
ISIS and other international terrorist organizations are a constant concern to Metro Police, but Sheriff Joe Lombardo says ...
Honeymoon in Vegas? Not for Clark County’s new sheriff
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Saying he doesn't want people to think he's easing his way into his job, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo has been pushing a series of initiatives since taking over the department in January. Those goals reveal a vision that drastically shifts course from the days of his mentor and predecessor. They include ...
Hispanic community, Boulevard mall forge bond after Great Recession
Sunday, March 22, 2015
At Boulevard mall, traditional retailers J.C. Penney Co. and Macy’s share space with less familiar tenants: a Mexican candy shop, a salsa studio and a museum dedicated to ...
Camera-toting officer’s rare punishment brings Las Vegas into new territory
Friday, March 20, 2015
A move by local prosecutors to charge a camera-toting officer with using excessive force against a suspected prostitute has thrust Las Vegas into ...
After years of shoddy reception, Metro Police gets new radio system
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Metro Police has rolled out a replacement for its troublesome $42 million police radio system, long criticized by department officials of having unreliable service and ...
Metro cop accused of using excessive force after body-cam video reviewed
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
A Metro Police officer is facing a misdemeanor battery count for using excessive force in detaining a woman earlier this year. Officer Richard Scavone approached the woman on ...
Discussions about cutting Metro’s domestic violence unit spark confusion, concern
Friday, March 13, 2015
When Sheriff Joe Lombardo took the helm at Metro Police three months ago, he vowed to bring the agency’s ranks closer to the communities they serve. He would be reorganizing the department, moving dozens of commissioned officers from the agency’s downtown home base into neighborhood substations. But discussions about how to fulfill Lombardo’s vision for a more accessible police force have raised concerns within the department's ranks as well as among ...
How a body camera bill brings home the nation’s conversation on police accountability
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Nevada lawmakers are pushing a bill that would require uniformed law enforcement officers to wear body cameras. Introduced Monday by Assemblyman Harvey Munford, D-Las Vegas, Assembly Bill 162 is one of 87 pieces of body camera legislation being considered in 29 states ...
Q+A: How Las Vegas leaders are allying to help black youths
Friday, March 6, 2015
Aiming to expand the scope of its project to five area schools, the Las Vegas task force has since joined My Brother’s Keeper. It will release its first set of recommendations on Tuesday ...
Police release photos of suspects in Chinatown stabbings
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Metro Police have released surveillance photos of two men suspected of stabbing two people during a fight last month in the parking lot of a Chinatown restaurant. The attack was ...
Police: Man breaks into home, stabs woman as toddler sleeps
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Police have released a composite sketch of a man they say kicked in an apartment door in broad daylight and stabbed a woman, who was critically ...
Goodman talks tourism, cultural development, soccer stadium before Hispanic group
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Mayor Carolyn Goodman, on the campaign trail for a second term in office, highlighted tourism and cultural development in an address to politically influential ...
On campaign trail, Goodman to rally for support from Hispanic group
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Mayor Carolyn Goodman, on the campaign trail for a second term in office, is expected to rally for support Wednesday morning from a group of politically influential Latinos ...
House votes to fund DHS without immigration blocks
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Congress voted today to fund the U.S. Department of Homeland Security without restricting President Barack Obama’s contentious deferral deportation programs, ending a months-long immigration standoff between ...
Child on bike hit by car, escapes serious injury
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
A student was hit by a car this morning while riding a bicycle at Brinley Middle School but was not ...
Police: Boulder Highway blocked in connection with stabbing probe
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
A stabbing suspect led police on a brief chase this morning on a busy freeway but got away when the pursuit became too ...
Striving for a better Las Vegas: These young leaders are committed to improving Southern Nevada
Monday, March 2, 2015
A presidential shout-out last year turned local immigration activist Astrid Silva into an instant celebrity. The UNLV student was thrust into the national spotlight as the face of President Barack Obama’s plan to spare millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. But Silva isn’t the only local advocating for the advancement of minorities and disadvantaged groups in Southern Nevada. Here are six other young Las Vegans known for ...
Death on the streets: Lawmakers target hit-and-run drivers among bills to boost safety
Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
Hoping to tackle a recent increase in traffic fatalities, Las Vegas legislators are introducing a group of bills that would increase penalties for hit-and-run drivers by ...
With GOP in control, immigration measures getting traction in Nevada Legislature
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
Illegal immigration bills that were considered dead on arrival when Democrats controlled the Nevada Legislature are now getting life, a result of the Republican ...
Nevada represents both sides of the immigration debate in D.C., Miami
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
Nevada represented both sides of the country's immigration debate today at separate events discussing President Barack Obama’s stalled immigration deal ...
Two charged in $3.2 million investment scheme
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
Two people were arrested Friday in connection with a Las Vegas-based investment scheme that bilked hundreds of victims out of $3.2 million ...
Las Vegas activist to join Obama in Florida town hall-style meeting
Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
Las Vegas activist Astrid Silva will be in Miami this week to join President Barack Obama at a town hall-style meeting to rally support for his executive actions on ...
U.S. files for emergency stay on Obama immigration action
Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
The U.S. Justice Department today filed a request for federal judge to lift his decision halting President Barack Obama’s deportation deferral program. The motion was filed in response to ...
Woman arrested in connection with dog mauling
Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
A Las Vegas woman was arrested after her dogs on Friday attacked an elderly neighbor who may lose an eye and an arm, Metro Police said. Jesse Vonstaden was arrested on counts of having dangerous or vicious dogs and ...
Cresent Hardy speech draws mixed reaction from Latin Chamber
Friday, Feb. 20, 2015
U.S. Rep. Cresent Hardy drew mixed reactions from Hispanic business leaders Friday afternoon while discussing immigration reform and the state’s struggling education system. The congressman got a mostly warm reception at ...
Police: Woman attacked by pack of dogs could lose eye, arm
Friday, Feb. 20, 2015
A woman hospitalized this morning after being mauled by a pack of dogs in the east Las Vegas Valley could lose an eye and possibly one of her arms, Metro Police said. The woman, who is ...
Bill aims to alleviate teacher shortage, help more immigrants get school jobs
Friday, Feb. 20, 2015
A bill that would make it easier for some immigrants to teach in Nevada's classrooms is gaining momentum in the Legislature because it would help alleviate ...
AG Laxalt to discuss immigration suit before House panel
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
Attorney General Adam Laxalt will appear before the House Judiciary Committee next week to discuss a Nevada-backed lawsuit against President Barack Obama's new immigration deal ...
Las Vegas activist confronts Sen. Marco Rubio on immigration
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
The nation’s intensifying immigration debate came to U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio during a book tour stop in Las Vegas this morning when a local activist confronted ...
Why Obama’s immigration plan is facing an uphill battle in Nevada
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
For Brenda Terrones, the latest twist in a months-long political fight over immigration reform has all but dashed her hopes for a life without the threat of deportation ...
Police: 1 arrested in crash that closed part of Las Vegas Strip
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
One person was arrested after a crash involving a stolen vehicle shut down a portion of the Strip this morning, Metro Police said. The five-vehicle wreck was ...
Nevada immigration advocates not deterred by judge’s order blocking Obama’s actions
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
A federal judge on Monday stalled President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, dealing a victory to a coalition of 26 states — including Nevada — that have filed a lawsuit to ...
Teen stabbed to death in roadside fight
Monday, Feb. 16, 2015
A teenager was stabbed to death during a fight Sunday night in northeast Las Vegas, according to Metro Police. The teen was found dead about ...
How body cameras can change the game for police and public
Monday, Feb. 9, 2015
Body cameras are tiny video cameras mounted directly onto a person to capture footage from the wearer’s point of view, body cameras typically are worn by police but are marketed for athletes and adventure seekers who want to capture action shots, as well ...
For new court, judge packs her robes and hits the road
Monday, Feb. 9, 2015
Now, the UNLV graduate and former Clark County District judge will preside statewide over Nevada’s 2.8 million residents. And she’ll be traveling a lot to do it ...
Big-store competition, and his daughters’ taco shops, give Mr. Trujillo pause
Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
For two decades, Flaviano Trujillo’s cramped little shop has catered to nostalgic Latino shoppers seeking a Mexican touchstone. And until a few years ago, his family business had reaped the benefits of the valley’s teeming immigrant community with slim competition. But now ...
Pedestrian, 66, hit and killed by car east of Strip
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
A pedestrian was hit by a car and killed Tuesday night east of the Las Vegas Strip. Metro Police officials said the man, 66, was crossing Swenson Street near ...
Las Vegas man pleads guilty in fees-for-grants case
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
A Las Vegas man pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge after he was accused of taking more than $5 million from small business owners seeking grants. Mickey Gines, 41, pleaded guilty Monday ...
Second measles case diagnosed in Clark County
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
A second person has been diagnosed with measles in Clark County. Officials with the Southern Nevada Health District said the patient is an adult. The first person ...
How higher Latino numbers are helping Las Vegas’ colleges
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
The College of Southern Nevada announced Monday that it has become the state’s first Hispanic-Serving Institution, a federal recognition that helps schools qualify for millions in ...
Rape Crisis Center reports jump in hotline calls, time counseling victims
Monday, Feb. 2, 2015
The Rape Crisis Center on Monday reported a 27 percent jump in calls to its hotline last year and said counselors spent twice as many hours helping rape victims. Officials at the Las Vegas nonprofit noted ...
Man accused of stabbing ex-girlfriend’s roommate, stealing car
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
A man is clinging to life this morning after being stabbed by his roommate’s ex-boyfriend, Metro Police said. Police were called just after midnight to ...
Why AG Laxalt’s immigration lawsuit has made political waves
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Attorney General Adam Laxalt made political waves this week when he brought Nevada into a multistate lawsuit challenging an order sparing millions from ...
Police: Intruder shoots man at southeast valley home
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
A man was shot Wednesday night by an intruder who broke into his home in the southeast valley, Metro Police said. The intruder broke into the victim’s house about ...
Woman injured in rollover crash in southeast valley
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
A woman was hospitalized this morning after her sport utility vehicle rolled over in the southeast valley, according to Metro Police. The SUV collided with ...
Metro silence over officer’s racially insensitive rant draws criticism
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
For more than a year, Metro Police officials have kept silent about the case of a detective who published a profanity-laced, racially insensitive rant on Facebook. What were ...

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