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AG candidate Laxalt promises to cut rape test kit backlog

Attorney General candidate Adam Laxalt vowed Tuesday to push to drastically cut or eliminate a backlog of thousands of untested rape kits in Nevada, including 4,385 in Las Vegas — some dating from a decade ago.

Police: Man accused of child abuse beat, bit toddler

A man accused of severely beating a 3-year-old boy — fracturing a bone near his eye, causing bruising all over and even biting him — was known to be violent, Las Vegas police said Tuesday.

Despite mother’s plea, man sent to prison in death of son

A 27-year-old Las Vegas father was sentenced to between 10 and 30 years in prison Tuesday in the death of his toddler son, despite a plea from the boy’s mother to keep her husband out of prison.

Shooting victim hospitalized in Las Vegas

One person was hospitalized after being shot in the northeast valley Tuesday morning, Las Vegas police said.

Metro: Rape kits not always best evidence

Although a large number of rape kits in Las Vegas remain untested, Las Vegas police pointed out Monday that in many cases, requests are never made for testing.