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Financial stresses challenge UNLV law school

In a state with few higher education bragging rights, UNLV’s first-tier law school produces graduates that are in demand locally, with students doing well on the state bar exam. But the school’s success could plummet quickly if something isn’t done about the dearth in its budget.

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.

Cadillac passenger shot in northwest valley street

After being shot multiples times in the back Monday evening, a man managed to crawl across the street to a northwest valley pharmacy and call for help, Las Vegas police said. The shooting was reported just after 8 p.m., near Lake Mead Boulevard and Torrey Pines Drive.

Catholic Charities needs food bank volunteers

A local nonprofit is in need of volunteers as the number of people coming into its food pantry jumped to 7,500 from 5,500 in about a month. Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada late last month improved and changed the format of the food pantry to resemble a grocery store and expanded its hours, said Leslie Carmine, spokeswoman for the nonprofit. The increase in people coming into the food pantry per month is partly due to those changes.