John “Polar Bear” Butler told jurors on Friday that he decided to admit his involvement in two 1998 murders because, at age 43, he no longer wants the violent life of a gang member. “I’m a better man,” he said. “My wife helped changed me.”
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A former child model accusing “X-Men” director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii said he wants to dismiss the lawsuit — not because it lacks merit but because he can’t find a new attorney to represent him.
A man wanted in connection with a Saturday morning shooting that left a woman dead and another injured was arrested on Thursday, police booking logs show.
Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.
The public defender’s office on Thursday rebutted Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson’s assertion that prosecutors don’t have to clue them in about paying rent for witnesses until trial.
Arming police with military-grade weapons creates barriers between law enforcement and the public they are supposed to protect, a high-ranking Reno police official told a Nevada advisory committee Thursday afternoon.
Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie swore in 56 new Las Vegas police officers Thursday at the department’s second academy graduation of the year.
A 63-year-old inmate died at the Regional Medical Facility at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center on Wednesday.
A pair of 21-year-old men in a Henderson jail were charged with six additional burglaries on Wednesday after police said they found new incidents dating back months.
North Las Vegas police responded to an apartment complex where a man was shot Thursday afternoon.
A 64-year-old Las Vegas man was sentenced to between six and 15 years in prison Thursday for spraying another man with gasoline and setting him on fire at a Circle K.
A former leader in the white supremacist movement testified Thursday that he once had a conversation with Leland Jones about the 1998 shooting deaths of two Las Vegas men, and Jones admitted his involvement.
A Nevada judge considering a new trial for a woman who has served more than 30 years in prison for a murder she says she didn’t commit has postponed his decision after her lawyers said they have additional, new DNA evidence they believe will prove her innocence.
A speeding motorcyclist trying to avoid a traffic stop Thursday morning near Flamingo Road and Rainbow Boulevard was seriously injured after he crashed, Las Vegas police said.
Former Democratic Assemblyman Steven Brooks agreed to plead guilty in connection with a domestic battery case and undergo a mental health evaluation, his attorney said in court Thursday.
The Clark County coroner’s office on Wednesday released the name of the man who was found on Tuesday night after an apparent murder-suicide in a central valley home.
Prosecutors paying witnesses’ rent may have derailed justice for years in Clark County criminal cases, Las Vegas defense attorneys fear.
The U.S. Marine Corps Pacific commander has approved the life sentence recommended by a court martial for a former U.S. Marine who murdered a Las Vegas prostitute in Hawaii, a spokesman said Tuesday.
As attorneys presented closing arguments in Robert Jackson’s trial on nearly a dozen charges related to a 2007 Strip shooting on Wednesday, prosecutor Marc DiGiacomo told jurors that Jackson eluded authorities for years “because the evidence is so darn compelling.”
Seven nonunion police sergeants and lieutenants are suing the North Las Vegas Police Supervisors Association over a union fee they say isn’t legal.
A 16-year prison sentence was imposed Monday for a homicide committed three years ago in the northwest Arizona community of Fort Mohave.
As police in Missouri confront race protests with heavy arms and armor, U.S. Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada said he supports allowing local forces to continue accepting surplus military weaponry, but with better oversight and training on how they are put to use.
A judge slashed bail Wednesday from $2 million to $150,000 for a 73-year-old man accused of fatally shooting an unarmed trespasser in a home he owns in Sparks.
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