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North Las Vegas police investigating ‘gruesome’ homicide scene

North Las Vegas police checking on a mother and daughter reported missing discovered a “gruesome” homicide scene inside a northeast valley home on Monday that has investigators questioning how many bodies are involved.

Raffled puppies heading to new homes

The puppies rescued from a January pet shop fire started going to their new homes Thursday morning. The first three winners of a raffle to find owners for the 25 canines got to meet their furry friends about 10 a.m.

Sisolak proposes giving Metro $5 million to hire police officers

The Metropolitan Police Department, under a proposal from Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak, could get a $5 million boost to its budget beyond what city and county officials have tentatively planned for the next fiscal year.

Birth control rule seems to divide Supreme Court

Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama’s health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees’ preventive care plans.

Las Vegas to again get federal security funding

The Las Vegas area is back on a national homeland security funding list, and should receive $1 million of more than $400 million the federal government is distributing this year. U.S. Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., called the funds “crucial.”

Judge rejects lower bail for defendants in pet shop arson case

The two people charged with trying to burn down a pet shop with 27 puppies inside pleaded not guilty Wednesday. Gloria Lee, 35, and Kirk Bills, 27, both appeared before District Judge David Barker in navy blue jail scrubs with their legs and hands shackled.

Surveillance video released, puppies to remain at shelter

The 27 dogs nearly burned in an arson attempt will remained caged for now. A district judge set an evidence hearing for next week to determine several issues, including whether Donald Thompson and the corporate entity Prince and Princess Pet Boutique have a rightful claim to the dogs.

Man shot by Las Vegas police had fake gun, undersheriff says

The man shot by Las Vegas police last week confronted officers with a fake gun, police said Monday. Jason Mahe, 29, was shot seven times in the parking lot of Dotty’s Casino near Rancho and Vegas drives during the late-night confrontation, according to police. He remained in critical condition at University Medical Center.