Clark County, following through on a deal made in 2008, is expected Tuesday to finalize the purchase the Metropolitan Police Department’s new headquarters complex from the owner for about $208.3 million.
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Cirque du Soleil says Russian Swing acrobat released from hospital Thursday and doing ‘well.’
Lawrence Semenza II, the U.S. attorney for Nevada from 1975 to 1977, pleaded guilty today to failing to file federal individual and corporate income tax returns.
The Clark County public defender’s office filed a motion Thursday to toss a 2012 murder conviction on grounds that prosecutors didn’t reveal they paid rent for key witnesses.
A Louisiana firearms company at the center of the reality TV show “Sons of Guns” distanced itself from the program’s star this week after he was arrested on charges of repeatedly raping a child.
Having spent nearly a year-and-a-half behind bars, former Democratic Assemblyman Steven Brooks could be released from custody Thursday, his lawyer said. Brooks pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, admitting that he had been addicted to marijuana while carrying a .357 Magnum Smith & Wesson revolver.
A man accused of threatening two Las Vegas Metro officers on Facebook was ordered held on $500,000 bail Wednesday. DeAndre Allen, whom prosecutors said was affiliated with several gangs, was indicted on two counts of aggravated stalking, two counts of stalking with the use of a computer, one count of intimidating a public officer, and two counts of publishing matter inciting breach of peace.
A federal judge in Utah has issued a final ruling that strikes down parts of the state’s anti-polygamy law in a lawsuit filed by the family that appears on the TV show “Sister Wives.”
The president of a Las Vegas motorcycle gang was indicted Wednesday in connection with illegally selling a testosterone drug more than two years ago. Anthony McCall was charged with selling testosterone enanthate in July 2012.
A Henderson man was indicted Tuesday after authorities say he was linked to a sex crime involving what he thought was a minor, according to the Clark County District Attorney’s office.
The woman who Nevada Highway Patrol officials said was behind the wheel in a crash that killed a 9-year-old girl has been arrested, police say.
A 19-year-old man was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with a bonfire explosion earlier this summer, Clark County officials say.
A man shot and killed his hospitalized wife on Wednesday and then tried to kill himself, prompting investigators to search their home, where their son was found fatally shot, authorities said.
Federal prosecutors claim Leland Jones, 33, and co-defendant Ross Hack, 42, were associated with racist skinhead groups when they participated in the deadly shootings of two Las Vegas men in the early morning hours of July 4, 1998.
The lawyer representing the family of an unarmed man who was gunned down by park rangers while walking near Red Rock Canyon in February has asked Clark County officials to turn the case over to federal prosecutors.
Las Vegas police need the public’s help identifying suspects caught on video during a series of of several burglaries that occurred in the area of Blue Diamond Road and Buffalo Drive in July.
Three men are facing federal charges after authorities say they smuggled several kilograms of drugs through McCarran International Airport.
Utah authorities have arrested a 23-year-old woman who they say dumped her newborn baby in a neighbor’s trash can.
The head of the ACLU of Nevada called on the state attorney general Tuesday to establish guidelines on how prosecution-run victim funds should be used, in lieu of an outright investigation into the practice.
Murder defendant Ross Hack began presenting his case Tuesday during a federal trial that stems from two 1998 shooting deaths. Hack is standing trial with co-defendant Leland Jones in the Las Vegas case. According to trial testimony, both men were associated with neo-Nazi skinhead groups at the time of the killings.
A Las Vegas-based federal prosecutor and a Homeland Security agent have been honored for their work on a global cyber-crime investigation, the U.S Department of Justice announced Tuesday.
The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said 34-year-old Alexander Hernandez of Sylmar was charged with capital murder for killing 48-year-old Gildardo Morales as he drove his pickup truck to work on Aug. 21 in Pacoima.
A newlywed couple charged in the stabbing death of a stranger they lured through a Craigslist ad offering companionship pleaded guilty to murder on Tuesday and face mandatory sentences of life without parole.