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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.

Pfizer to pay Nevada $9.5 million to settle postmenopausal drug claims

Pfizer will pay Nevada $9.5 million to resolve the state’s claims that Pfizer and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals unlawfully promoted certain postmenopausal hormone therapy medications and misled Nevada consumers and doctors about the safety and effectiveness of those drugs, Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto said Monday.

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