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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.

Inspectors: Long waits at North Las Vegas VA hospital not unusual

An elderly blind veteran crying in pain spent four hours and 45 minutes in the emergency room of the VA Medical Center in North Las Vegas before seeing a doctor in October, but federal inspectors said in a report Wednesday that such long waits were not unusual for patients at the hospital.

Talk of sports/entertainment venues collides with reality of arena ground breaking

The staff at The Thomas & Mack Center has heard all the proposals for new arenas in Las Vegas come and go through the years. But on Thursday, mere talk of fancy sports/entertainment venues ends with the reality that MGM Resorts International and its arena partner AEGare breaking ground behind New York-New York for a $350 million, 20,000-seat arena.

Dust advisory in effect for Las Vegas Valley

A dust advisory has been issued for Wednesday by the Clark County Department of Air Quality and Environmental Management.

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