A 40-year-old man was sentenced to 8- to 20-years in prison for his role in a plot to kill his sister’s estranged husband. Richard Pearson in February pleaded guilty to attempted murder and conspiracy for the shooting of Robert Bessey as he drove south on Interstate 15 near Valley of Fire State Park in November 2012.
A former Internal Revenue Service officer has settled a lawsuit alleging the agency enlisted the help of the Nevada U.S. Attorney’s office to target him in a criminal investigation in retaliation for discrimination claims.
Nye County Sheriff Tony DeMeo says he still has a number of concerns over the way his officers handled the arrest of his second in command last week in a case that has ties to the political campaigns to replace him.
In an unprecedented move, a police officer asked the Clark County District Attorney’s office to investigate whether Metro broke any laws after the agency’s top brass apparently buried his report intended to fix problems in the police air unit. Lt. Gawain Guedry and a representative from his union recently met with District Attorney Steve Wolfson, and Guedry is seeking “whistleblower” status under a Nevada law designed to protect peace officers reporting “improper governmental action” by their employers.
A Northern Nevada Correctional Center inmate died Wednesday, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections. Jerome Urban, 56, who died at the correctional center’s Regional Medical Facility, had a chronic medical condition.
A District Judge on Wednesday denied a motion to toss the case against a 45-year-old former Las Vegas kindergarten teacher facing kidnapping and child pornography charges after a weeks-long affair with a 16-year-old girl.
Two California men were sentenced to eight years in federal prison Wednesday for bringing teenage girls to Las Vegas in 2013 to work as prostitutes.
North Las Vegas residents can keep up with reported crimes by signing up for a new alert service from police. The North Las Vegas Police Department on Wednesday invited residents to sign up for AlertID, a communication platform that connects citizens and federal, state and local authorities to provide information that can help protect families and communities.
The Clark County coroner’s office have identified the man killed by police in Tuesday’s shooting.
A botched execution that used a new drug combination left an Oklahoma inmate writhing and clenching his teeth on the gurney Tuesday, leading prison officials to halt the proceedings before the inmate’s eventual death from a heart attack.