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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.

Inmate, 56, dies at Northern Nevada Correctional Center

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.

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.