The trial for Rick Van Thiel on federal firearms charges was put on hold this week while a judge considers a motion to dismiss the case without prejudice.
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President Barack Obama nominated appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, thrusting a respected moderate jurist and former prosecutor into the center of an election-year clash over the future of the nation’s highest court.
The death of an infant last week is under investigation in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
Gov. Brian Sandoval on Wednesday picked a veteran corrections administrator from out of state to take the helm of Nevada’s beleagured prison system.
A fugitive from Louisiana wanted in connection to an armed robbery in October was arrested in Las Vegas Tuesday morning, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Service.
Defense lawyer Brian Bloomfield spent just three days of a three-month sentence behind bars for his leading role in a scheme to defraud the court system, the Las Vegas Review-Journal has learned.
Following a five-day retrial, a former Las Vegas mortgage agent was acquitted late Monday in what federal prosecutors alleged was a $1.2 million mortgage fraud scheme.
Metro detectives are investigating two west valley robberies that occurred early Tuesday morning and might be connected.
An 18-year-old was ordered to serve 32½ to 95 years in prison Tuesday for fatally stabbing his mother and 9-year-old brother. Adrian Navarro-Canales would be about 50 years old when he is first eligible for parole.
Allegations of a corruption have plagued Boulder City since reports surfaced that the city’s police chief dropped a criminal investigation of the city’s animal control supervisor who’d been accused of needlessly killing dozens of animals for years.
Two years after luring a teenager into prostitution, a Las Vegas pimp was convicted Monday on 15 felony counts in connection with brutally torturing her for months.
Nevada officials have settled a lawsuit with voting rights advocates over making voter registration materials available to low-income and disabled clients.
Ammon Bundy, the jailed leader from the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge, has come to the defense of a sheriff who is being investigated by the state.
The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld the three-month suspension without pay of former Family Court Judge Steven Jones over a romantic relationship with a prosecutor who appeared before him.
Henderson Municipal Judge Diana Hampton was found dead in her home Sunday, authorities confirmed Monday.
The Bureau of Land Management is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for shooting and killing a wild horse in October at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center near Carson City.
A Las Vegas woman was appointed a new lawyer Monday in her attempt to withdraw a guilty plea in the killing of a 10-year-old girl and slashing of a Bellagio blackjack dealer.
Police say evidence shows a gunman who killed an officer outside a police station in a Maryland suburb of the nation’s capital “intended to die during a gun battle with police.”
A man is in custody after a convenience store shooting on the Las Vegas Strip early Monday morning, according to police.
In 2008, the Clark County district attorney’s office created a database to assure lawmakers that prosecutors would be upfront about deals made with criminals in exchange for their testimony.
The driver who stole a U-Haul on Thursday night, sped through the Las Vegas Valley, shot at a citizen’s vehicle and evaded police until a patrol car rammed into it and stopped it has been arrested.
Four men were arrested last month in connection with a string of armed robberies at cellphone stores around the valley. Like a scene from a movie, the suspects in the case wore masks of U.S. presidents John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama, according to Las Vegas police records.
The federal government does not have to explain to a Nevada man why his wife — a grandmother and farmer in Mexico — has been denied entry to the U.S. for more than 20 years under “alien smuggling” rules, a federal judge has ruled.