Frank LaPena who spent decades in prison after being convicted of being the mastermind behind the murder of a Caesars Palace executive’s wife, was granted a pardon by the state Pardons Board on Wednesday.
The American Bar Association, the ACLU of Nevada, public defenders and law professors are all urging the Nevada Supreme Court to ban the death penalty for people who suffer from severe mental illness.
The Washoe County Commission has approved a $3 million settlement for a woman wrongfully imprisoned for 35 years and later freed by DNA evidence.
Cathy Woods, a woman wrongfully imprisoned in Nevada for more than 35 years, is suing the state under a new law and may be eligible for $3.5 million in damages.
Clark County claims in a court filing that the owners of two adjacent homes advertised as a nude resort have spent months evading being served a lawsuit aimed at shutting them down.
Former Nevada Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson, who resigned earlier this year, was sentenced Thursday to 27 months in prison for misusing campaign funds.
Felony convictions have been handed down against three Nevada men who illegally killed a bear in the Pinenut Mountains south of Carson City in 2017.
A federal judge dismissed the case after a confidential settlement was reached between the Las Vegas Valley Water District and 15 former employees who accused the utility of age discrimination and retaliation.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak on Tuesday named Jacqueline Bluth, 37, a Las Vegas prosecutor with a dozen years in the Clark County district attorney’s office, to a vacant seat on the District Court in Las Vegas.
Details about sealed court cases were obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal during the nationally recognized Sunshine Week, which is held each year to focus attention on access to public information.