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Police highlight mental health crisis within Clark County jail

As part of the national Stepping Up Initiative, Metropolitan Police Department officials are exploring new approaches to get low-level offenders into treatment instead of keeping them locked up.

North Las Vegas doctor sentenced for kissing, groping patients

Jorge Burgos, who pleaded guilty to three counts of open and gross lewdness, was sentenced Thursday to three years probation and seven days incarceration — one day for each of his victims, the judge said.

Las Vegas woman in middle of brain death battle

The battle over maintaining life support for a 20-year-old Las Vegas woman continues this week in Reno. It focuses on the question of when is a person considered dead.

State gives $12.5 million to resolve mentally ill inmate backlog

Nevada continues to lag in moving mentally ill offenders ordered by the court into its only maximum-security psychiatric facility, resulting in backlogs at jails in Washoe and Clark counties.

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