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Oklahoma man dies of heart attack after botched execution

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.

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.

CCSD sued over allegations of bullying at Henderson school

Two male students from Greenspun Junior High School allege they were sexually, physically and verbally harassed by other students for months because of their “perceived sexual orientation,” but received little help from school officials, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the School District in Clark County District Court.

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.