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Griffith gets 10 to life in dancer’s death

Jason “Blu” Griffith was sentenced to 10 years to life in prison for choking to death “Fantasy” dancer Debbie Flores Narvaez on Dec. 12, 2010, after their year-long on-again, off-again tumultuous relationship.

North Las Vegas police arrest man in fatal shooting

A man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a July 3 shooting that left one man dead and a teen girl injured, North Las Vegas police said. Miquan Burton, 18, is accused of shooting Tyrell Melton, 18, who was standing with a group of friends, including a 14-year-old girl in the 4800 block of Via Maria Court, near North Commerce Street and Lone Mountain Road, police said.

Henderson approves housing Metro arrestees

Henderson is housing detainees arrested on weekends by Las Vegas police for misdemeanor offenses under the Safe Strip Initiative. Metro has been sending 30 to 50 people each of the past four weekends to the Henderson Detention Center.

AWOL Nye County inmate arrested

The Nye County inmate who didn’t return to jail after being on work release on Saturday has been found. Jonathan Ross Moncada, 31, left the Nye County Detention Center on Saturday and did not come back when he was supposed to, according to the sheriff’s office.

Man indicted in FBI assault case

A home invasion suspect was indicted by a Las Vegas federal grand jury Tuesday on felony charges of assaulting two FBI agents by ramming his truck into their cars while they were trying to arrest him.

Report: Las Vegas police wiretapping near the nation’s top

Las Vegas authorities use electronic wiretaps more than almost every other police agency in the country, according to a new report. Clark County judges approved 187 wiretaps on phones in 2013, and police executed 178, according to the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts. All of the wiretaps were for drug investigations.