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Man sentenced to prison for role in plot to kill sister’s estranged husband

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.

Ex-IRS officer settles lawsuit alleging feds targeted him in Nevada

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.

Officer asks District Attorney to review whether Metro broke law by burying air unit report

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.

North Las Vegas residents can sign up for crime alerts via email, texts, push

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.

Man shot and killed by police in east valley barricade

Las Vegas police shot and killed a man who they say fired at multiple officers during a barricade situation in the east valley Tuesday afternoon.

Defense questions witness credibility in theft ring case

Defense lawyers launched an opening-day offensive on Tuesday attacking the government’s chief witness in the federal trial of three Cuban immigrants charged with stealing drugs and high-quality merchandise from delivery vans and warehouses around the Las Vegas Valley. The witness, Yordani Corona Del Toro, a 23-year-old felon and “gang-banger,” struck a deal with federal prosecutors in the case to escape a sentence of life in prison in Nevada as a habitual criminal, the defense lawyers said in their opening statements.

Woman gets six months in jail in plot to kill husband

A woman was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail and five years of probation for trying to hire two men, including an undercover Las Vegas police officer, to kill her husband.

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