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Ex-lawmaker Brooks could soon be free man

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.

Man accused of threatening Las Vegas officers on Facebook

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.

Defense starts in skinhead murder case

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.