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Las Vegas police officer tearfully testifies in mother’s attempted murder trial

Christopher Cooney tearfully told a jury Wednesday he regretted not doing more to stop the escalating feud between his mother and brother. Cooney testified during the second day of the trial of his mother, Linda Cooney, who is charged with shooting and paralyzing her son, Kevin Cooney, after a June 2011 fight over his then-girlfriend.

Fourth defendant in Palms betting scheme pleads guilty

The last of four defendants pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday in a betting scheme authorities say defrauded the Palms resort of more than $800,000.

Man arrested in east valley stabbings

Las Vegas police say a 21-year-old man hopped up on amphetamines and oxycodone stabbed two men in the east valley on Monday, killing one and wounding another.

19-year-old man agrees to plead guilty to DUI in Egg & I restaurant crash

A 19-year-old man has agreed to plead guilty to DUI charges for crashing a speeding vehicle into a crowded Las Vegas restaurant while under the influence of prescription drugs, marijuana and “spice,” a synthetic form of marijuana.

Murder trial delayed for man accused in Las Vegas hammer attack

The trial for a 23-year-old man charged with sexually assaulting and killing a Las Vegas woman and her daughter and nearly killing a man with a hammer in the attack in April 2012 was delayed for the second time, court records said.

Man killed in Tuesday police shooting identified

Las Vegas resident Travis Doering, 40, died of a gunshot wound to the head after at least one SWAT officer fired at him on Tuesday. He had left his home in the 5700 block of Macenta Avenue, near Twain Avenue and Lindell Road, armed with a rifle.

No matter the mob, the only allegiance is to money

The names change, the languages vary, and the players keep evolving. But when it comes to organized crime activity, the game on the street remains remarkably consistent. It’s a lesson former Metro Det. Jason Hahn many years ago.