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5 accused in Pahrump double stabbing that left man dead
Monday, May 2, 2011
Five people who authorities say were likely under the influence of methamphetamine were arrested in connection with a double stabbing in a Pahrump trailer that left a man dead and a woman seriously injured.
Motorcyclist dies after collision with van in North Las Vegas
Saturday, March 26, 2011
North Las Vegas Police say excessive speed and prescription drugs are possible factors in a Friday night crash that resulted in the death of a man ejected from his motorcycle.
Missing 9-year-old boy found unharmed at friend's house
Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011
A missing 9-year-old boy was found safe Saturday at a friend’s house in North Las Vegas. Police said the boy spent the night with the friend and was returned home.
FCC chairman at CES: Tackle 'spectrum crunch' or frustration will grow
Friday, Jan. 7, 2011
Upping the amount of the wireless spectrum available for consumer tech devices is the Federal Communications Commission’s top priority for 2011, the agency’s chairman said Friday.
CES panel: Items creating buzz now will be life-changing later
Friday, Jan. 7, 2011
Smart phones, tablet computers and Internet-enabled televisions are some of the buzz-worthy items at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show in line to have a major effect on society as technologies associated with them improve and become more widely adopted.
Woman's smoking while on medical oxygen blamed for fire; 3 injured
Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011
Three people were injured in an apartment fire that officials said was sparked when a woman forgot she was on medical oxygen and decided to smoke a cigarette before going to sleep.
Storms rattle Las Vegas; officials issue avalanche warning at Mount Charleston
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010
The storms pummeling the Las Vegas Valley have prompted Clark County officials to issue an avalanche advisory for Kyle Canyon due to snow building up in the area.
Metro seeks help solving homicide after woman's body found in desert
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010
Detectives are seeking the public’s help in determining circumstances surrounding the death of a California woman whose body was found in a desert area in the south valley.
Police: Teacher’s death followed argument with drunken husband
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010
Metro Police detectives believe the husband of Las Vegas teacher Marybeth Franta was drunk when he got into an argument with his wife, killed her and then drove to a desert area behind a grocery store to dump her body, according to an arrest report released Thursday.
Springs Preserve hosts second ScoutQuest for valley Boy Scouts
Friday, Nov. 12, 2010
Boy Scouts and their families are descending on Springs Preserve in a quest -- a ScoutQuest -- for merit badges and scouting spirit.
Man arrested in death of woman whose body was found after fire
Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010
A man living with a woman whose body was found Sunday morning following an apartment fire has been arrested in the woman's death.
Officers ruled justified in fatal August police shooting
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010
A coroner's inquest jury has ruled that Metro Police officers were justified in fatally shooting a man in August outside a convenience store.
Detective: Erik Scott had pain medicines from several doctors
Testimony on inquest’s fifth day centers on Scott’s weapons, witness accounts
Monday, Sept. 27, 2010
A homicide detective who oversaw the investigation into Erik Scott’s July shooting death testified Scott had prescriptions for pain medications from different doctors, one of whom never treated Scott.
Day 5 blog: Homicide detective returns to witness stand with more evidence
Monday, Sept. 27, 2010
Peter Calos, the Metro homicide detective who oversaw the investigation into Scott’s death, brought additional evidence to the inquest Monday after initially testifying on Thursday.
Witnesses give conflicting accounts of Costco police shooting
Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010
The fourth day of testimony in the coroner’s inquest into the police shooting death of Erik Scott was filled with Costco customers who saw the shooting, but not all of their testimonies matched.
Day 4 blog: Witnesses recall fatal police shooting at Costco
Inquest adjourns, set to resume at 10 a.m. Monday
Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010
Andrew Muller, a Costco salesman, was helping to evacuate people from the store when he encountered a woman who turned out to be Erik Scott’s girlfriend. He said most people were cooperating with the evacuation, but this woman was more upset and asked if it was a joke.
Shoppers recount police shooting outside Costco
Attorney for slain man's family calls inquest a 'kangaroo court'
Friday, Sept. 24, 2010
The emotionless voice of Samantha Sterner told jurors on Friday that her boyfriend, 38-year-old Erik Scott, carried a gun with him everywhere he went and that the officer who shot him to death July 10 was “out of line.”
Day 3 blog: Witnesses back officers' decision to shoot Erik Scott
Girlfriend calls police 'aggressive' in recording, but a no-show at inquest
Friday, Sept. 24, 2010
The inquest has adjourned for the day. Proceedings will begin again at 8 a.m. Saturday. The last witness to testify today was Barbara Fee, who was waiting in line with her granddaughter when they were told to evacuate the store.
Officer in Costco shooting says man raised gun, didn't know it was in holster
Surveillance camera failed 2 days before fatal police shooting
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010
William Mosher was one of the first Metro Police officers who responded to the Summerlin Costco on July 10 after an employee called 911 to report that a man with a concealed weapon was destroying merchandise in the store and acting erratically.
Day 2 blog: Officer in Costco shooting: 'He was a deadly threat with that weapon'
Costco camera failed 2 days before fatal police shooting
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010
One of the officers involved in the shooting of Erik Scott testified this afternoon at the coroner's inquest. Prior to the shooting, Mosher said he had been told over police radio that Scott was a Green Beret and had been acting erratically.
Inquest testimony focuses on Erik Scott's use of prescription drugs
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010
Colleen Kullberg was among the last to leave the Summerlin Costco store on July 10. The store was being evacuated — it could be a bomb threat, she thought — but as she was leaving the store, she wasn’t sure why she had been ordered out. But after Kullberg made her way from the back of the store, it wasn’t a bomb that confronted her.
Day 1 blog: Witness says Erik Scott appeared 'dazed,' aimed gun at officer
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010
After about seven hours of testimony, the coroner's inquest into the July 10 police shooting of Erik Scott at Costco is finished for the day. The jury heard from several physicians who treated Scott for pain, including some who prescribed narcotic pain medication for him, which included a high level of morphine and Hydrocodone. The final witness of the day was Colleen Kullberg, a Costco employee who saw the shooting. Justice of the Peace Abbatangelo said the inquest will reconvene at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Regional Justice Center in downtown Las Vegas.
Family critical of process as inquest into police shooting set to start
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010
A coroner’s inquest into the death of 38-year-old Erik Scott, shot by Metro Police officers July 10 at a Summerlin Costco, is set to begin Wednesday morning at the Regional Justice Center in downtown Las Vegas.
Coroner's jury: Fatal shooting by Henderson Police justified
Friday, Sept. 10, 2010
A Henderson Police SWAT officer testified on Friday that he had no choice but to fatally shoot a man during a July standoff at the man’s Henderson home. Officer Brian Pollard shot and killed 42-year-old Richard Bernard Nolton in the early morning hours of July 3 after a tense standoff during which Nolton repeatedly told officers he wanted to die.
Sheriff says inquest shows Metro's transparency
Detective says man's 'shooting stance' prompted fatal shot; mistakes acknowledged
Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010
Clark County Sheriff Douglas Gillespie said the coroner’s inquest that cleared a Metro detective in the shooting death of a man while executing a search warrant is evidence that his department is transparent and trustworthy.
Woman says fiance had his hands up when shot by police
Friday, Aug. 20, 2010
Five days before her baby girl was due, Sequioa Pearce was snuggled in bed with her fiance in their east Las Vegas apartment. The young couple was watching a documentary about Los Angeles gangs at about 9 p.m. on June 11 when they heard a knock at the door. Shortly thereafter, a Metro Police narcotics unit rammed its way through the door and swarmed into their home to execute a warrant.
Report: Las Vegas tops list of nation's most stressful cities
Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010
It's no secret that the Great Recession has hit Las Vegas hard. The resulting frayed nerves across the valley led Forbes magazine to dub Las Vegas as the No. 1 most stressful city in the country.
Former prostitute turns life around with court's help
Former drug-addicted prostitute celebrates triumphant day in Las Vegas court
Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010
The woman shown in a Las Vegas jail booking photo and the woman who appeared before a city judge Tuesday hardly looked like the same person. In the mug shot, Kimberly Landrum had scraggly hair, sunken eyes and an expressionless face. But now she was appearing in court, in a sharp blue dress, hair nicely coiffed and a smile filling her face.
Local Hispanic community on edge after immigration raids
Friday, Aug. 6, 2010
Pastor Joel Menchaca’s voice rang through a small downtown Las Vegas church Thursday evening as he led a group of about 100 mostly Hispanic worshippers in song. “Te amo dios,” he sang, microphone in-hand, as the voices of those in the crowd joined him. Some swayed to the beat. Others raised their hands in praise as they sang along.
Hearing set for UNLV's Tre'Von Willis in domestic battery case
Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010
A preliminary hearing on a charge of domestic violence filed against UNLV basketball player Tre'Von Willis has been set for November. Willis' attorney, Steven Wolfson, appeared on his behalf at an arraignment hearing this morning in Henderson Justice Court.
Local ACORN trial delayed until November
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
The trial of the national grassroots organizing group ACORN has been postponed. ACORN and co-defendant Amy Busefink are scheduled to stand trial in November.
Ex-officer who sought sexual favors during traffic stops sentenced
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
A former North Las Vegas police officer was sentenced Tuesday to probation and six months of house arrest for improper behavior while working as a patrol officer, including seeking dates and sexual favors from women.
Man gets 2-5 years in fatal pedestrian crash
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Willard Hilborn leaned on a cane as he walked to the witness stand Thursday to tell a judge how his life had been forever changed when a 26-year-old man drove his car onto a sidewalk east of the Las Vegas Strip, striking him and his partner, who were in Las Vegas for a trade show.
Woman sentenced in toddler boy's fatal beating with hammer
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
A Las Vegas woman was sentenced to a minimum of five years in prison for her role in the 2007 death of her live-in boyfriend's toddler son, who authorities allege was beaten to death by his father with a hammer.
Police: Mother said she was ‘happy’ after son's drowning
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
A 22-year-old Las Vegas woman whose toddler son drowned in a pool last week told police she was “happy that he’s gone and don’t have to suffer anymore," according to a Metro Police arrest report.
Fatal shooting in desert nets 18 years for ‘horrible mistake’
Monday, May 10, 2010
An ex-felon was sentenced Monday to a minimum of 18 years in prison for the murder of a 38-year-old man found dead in 2004 in the desert near the Nevada-California line.
Henderson man gets 7-20 years for DUI in runner's death
Monday, May 10, 2010
A Henderson man will spend between seven and 20 years behind bars for an October drunken driving crash that killed a Utah relay race runner.
Plaintiff: $500 million 'exactly what was needed' to make statement in hepatitis C case
Friday, May 7, 2010
For Henry and Lorraine Chanin, the lawsuit they filed after Henry contracted hepatitis C during a colonoscopy was never about the money. Instead, they say it’s been about getting two giant companies to change their ways.
Report: Teacher, student sexual encounters occurred at school
Friday, May 7, 2010
New details have emerged in the case of a Las Vegas High School teacher arrested Wednesday night on charges of sexual misconduct with a 17-year-old student.
Attorney seeking $1 billion in hepatitis C case
Thursday, May 6, 2010
The attorney for the lead plaintiff in the case against two drug companies found liable for a Las Vegas man’s hepatitis C infection asked jurors Thursday to award more than $1 billion in punitive damages, saying their verdict should make a statement against putting corporate profits ahead of patient safety.
Jury finds drugmakers liable in first hepatitis C trial
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
A jury found two companies that made and distributed the anesthetic propofol used at Desert Shadow Endoscopy Center liable on multiple counts Wednesday, awarding a Las Vegas couple more than $5 million in compensatory damages. Jurors also determined that punitive damages were warranted against the drug companies.
Ex-boyfriend pleads not guilty in Jack in the Box shooting
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
The ex-boyfriend of a woman shot to death in March outside the Jack in the Box where she worked pleaded not guilty in district court Wednesday morning to a charge of murder in connection with the woman’s slaying.
Bail set at $250,000 for man accused of dumping woman in desert
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Bail was set at $250,000 this morning for a man charged with murder in the death of a woman whose body was found Saturday near a quarry in the desert outside Boulder City.
Jurors to resume hepatitis C deliberations Wednesday
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Jury deliberations in the first civil trial stemming from the outbreak of hepatitis C tied to Las Vegas endoscopy clinics entered their third day Tuesday and will continue Wednesday.
Deliberations continue in first hepatitis C case to reach trial
Monday, May 3, 2010
Jury deliberations resumed Monday in the case of a man suing drug companies after contracting hepatitis C at a Las Vegas endoscopy clinic. Henry Chanin's attorney on Friday asked jurors to award his client millions of dollars in damages.
Man enters not guilty plea in fatal ax attack
Monday, May 3, 2010
A man accused of using an ax to chop a woman and her infant in an attack that left the baby dead and mother maimed pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity today in district court.
Jury deliberates in first hepatitis C case to reach trial
Friday, April 30, 2010
Jury deliberations are under way in the first civil trial stemming from the hepatitis C outbreak linked to Las Vegas endoscopy clinics. Eight jurors began their deliberations at about 4:30 p.m. Friday. Deliberations will resume Monday morning.
New technologies create new legal issues
Cyberbullying, sexting major topics of Law Day Live forum
Thursday, April 29, 2010
A recent study illustrates the extent cell phones have become an integral part of a teenager’s daily existence: Four out of five teens sleep with their cell phones next to their bed. One in three teens sends more than 100 text messages every day.
Brothers sentenced in fatal shooting of sister's husband
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Two brothers convicted in the January 2009 shooting death of their brother-in-law were sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Jermaine Brass, 25, and Ronnie Brass, 29, were found guilty earlier this year on felony counts of first-degree murder.
Man indicted for allegedly shooting children's mother at Jack in the Box
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
A Las Vegas man accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend to death outside the fast-food restaurant where she worked has been indicted by a grand jury.

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