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Police officer son testifies at trial of mother charged with attempted murder

Linda Cooney was asleep on the couch in the living room of her family’s Summerlin home when her son Kevin Cooney began to pummel her, a jury learned Thursday. The testimony came from Linda Cooney’s other son, Las Vegas police officer Christopher Cooney.

Man killed in shooting near downtown Las Vegas

A man died after being shot near H Street and Owens Avenue Thursday afternoon, Las Vegas police said. The shooting took place on the 1700 block of Curran Way about 4 p.m.

Bundy vs. BLM: Interest in cattle dispute widens

The Bureau of Land Management quietly dismantled its so-called “First Amendment areas” in northeastern Clark County on Thursday, as the fight over Cliven Bundy’s cattle widened into a national debate about states’ rights and federal land-use policy.

Feds seek mental evaluation for doctor in drug sting

For Dr. Vinay Bararia, it has been one fight after another with the government since his March 2012 arrest for unlawfully selling painkillers. Bararia, 43, caught in an undercover sting by federal drug agents in a hospital parking lot, pleaded guilty in December to one count of distributing a controlled substance. But he’s still fighting with the government — this time over his sentencing.

Man sentenced 20 years to life in shaken baby case

A 34-year-old man accused of violently shaking a 2-month-old baby in 2006, causing injuries that led to the boy’s death five years later, has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison.

Stanley Gibson’s mother settles lawsuit; total payout at $2 million

Las Vegas police are set to pay $500,000 to the mother of Stanley Gibson, the unarmed, disabled veteran shot and killed by an officer in 2011. The settlement, which hasn’t been finalized, brings Metro’s total payout for the Gibson shooting to $2 million.