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Judicial discipline commission hopes to add staff as caseload grows

Complaints against judges across the state are rising, but the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline is having a tough time keeping up. Executive Director Paul Deyhle said the commission lacks modern-day resources, manpower and authority to handle the growing caseload.

Ousted legislator happy to spread some holiday cheer

Ousted Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks, the first person ever expelled from the Legislature, was the man behind the hundreds of trees made available on the morning of Christmas Eve and he was happy to do it.

Fire at senior complex sends woman to hospital

A blaze at a senior citizen apartment complex hospitalized one woman and injured a man in North Las Vegas Sunday afternoon, the fire department said.

Tourism group turned to world-class composer with Nevada roots

Eric Whitacre is a world-class, Grammy Award-winning music composer who grew up in rural Nevada, went to school at UNLV and makes about a dozen speaking appearances a year. He also recently appeared before the Governor’s Conference on Tourism.

Desert tortoise troubles blamed on ravens, other large birds

A former Nevada wildlife panelist says a case can be made that desert tortoises might not have been as threatened by human activities, such as development and livestock grazing, as biologists once thought. Instead, the real culprits appear to be ravens, magpies and large birds of prey.

Southbound I-15 backing up as travelers leave Las Vegas

The Nevada Highway Patrol is alerting drivers to expect long delays and traffic cameras show bumper to bumper traffic near Primm on southbound I-15.

Storm watch issued, snow forecast New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day plans might need to be altered to include staying home, keeping warm and maybe participating in snowball fights for fun as the National Weather Service is almost certain there will be accumulated snow in the valley and the Mojave Desert.

Spouses tangle over pets in divorce court

Couples fight over their children, their houses, and even their pets. A recent survey found that lawyers have noticed an increase in the number of fights over custody of a pet. Most of the time, those disputes involved a dog.

Driver taken to hospital after crash; Wigwam, Torrey Pines reopened

A man was trapped in an SUV and later hospitalized with minor injuries after a crash on Wigwam Avenue and Torrey Pines Drive Sunday afternoon. The driver, a man in his 20s, may have broken his hand.

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