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Making citizen’s arrest may backfire in Nevada

Scott Lewis thought he knew the law. He’s not a lawyer. He’s a citizen with a gun. Last summer, both got the 33-year-old in a lot of trouble.

Former assemblyman Brooks arrested in California after highway chase

The video is disturbing, if not shocking. Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks is thrown to the ground, and a police officer jumps on him. The officer winds up for three powerful punches, although it’s unclear whether he strikes Brooks.

Adelson asks to bar cameras from court because of ‘security threat’

Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson wants a judge to bar cameras during his trip to the witness stand at a civil trial next week, saying that video and still images of his testimony would threaten his security.

Police: Woman charged in widening murder plot

Add another name to the long list of people accused of trying to kill Robert Bessey. Courtney Smith, 20, was arrested by Las Vegas police Thursday on charges that she attempted to poison Bessey in June.

Two dead, one wounded in southwest valley shooting

Las Vegas police investigate an apparent murder-suicide that left two people dead in the southwest valley Friday night. A third person was shot and taken to University Medical Center, said Lt. John Pelletier. The shooting was reported at 8:13 p.m. at the San Tropez Apartments, 8025 W. Russell Road, near Buffalo Drive. The apartment complex was evacuated and SWAT was called in when it appeared the shooter had taken shelter in one of the units. Residents of the apartment complex were sent to a nearby high school.

Man awaiting prison faces more fraud counts

A man already scheduled to serve 21 months in prison for fraud was arrested again on similar charges Thursday, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

Bill would shut down Las Vegas constable’s office sooner

Clark County commissioners have decided to abolish Constable John Bonaventura’s office when his term ends in 2015, but he could get booted 18 months sooner if a state senator has his way.

Despite reassignment, court can still discipline marshal

Court administrators will have the ability, if needed, to discipline embattled Family Court Lt. Steve Rushfield for past alleged misconduct after he joins the staff of Family Court Judge Frank Sullivan, officials said Friday.

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