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Metro used federal program to get military helicopters, equipment

Las Vegas police have used a controversial military surplus program known as “1033” to get equipment including including helicopters, remote-operated robots, tourniquets and storage containers.

Six-officer team keeps the peace on Mount Charleston

Metro police Sgt. Andy LeGrow leads a six-officer unit that works out of a double-wide trailer on the north side of Kyle Canyon Road, keeping the peace on Mount Charleston and surrounding communities

Man found dead in Henderson roadway identified

The man who was found dead in a Henderson roadway early Saturday morning was identified Sunday by the Clark County coroner’s office.

Ex-SWAT officers file complaint against Metro

Two former Las Vegas police SWAT officers have filed a complaint against the department asking for reimbursement after they were reassigned during backlash over the abandoned federal roundup of rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle.

Lawyers battle over marijuana laws, pending legalization

Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, who authored a 2013 law establishing medical marijuana dispensaries, said the group’s goal is to get 105,000 signatures by November and have recreational marijuana legalized through a ballot initiative by 2016 at the latest.

Woman shot in leg in southwest valley

A woman was hospitalized and a man was arrested after a Saturday morning shooting at Russell Road near South Fort Apache Road, Las Vegas police said.

Outdated equipment linked to Vegas search and rescue officer’s death

A basic upgrade to replace outdated equipment could have saved Las Vegas police officer David VanBuskirk’s life. Authorities haven’t finished their investigation into Metro’s botched rescue mission on Mount Charleston last year, when the officer fell about 25 feet to his death while hoisting a stranded hiker to a helicopter.

Vegas arrest brings tears from blast victim

Kaysee Nitta didn’t cry the night she was burned over 80 percent of her body three months ago, but the 16-year-old’s mother said she cried earlier this week when Michael Brandon Boyd Jr. was arrested on charges that he caused the explosion that severely burned her and six of her classmates.

DA pledges to change witness payment policy

The District Attorney is announcing changes to ensure transparency when the Victim/Witnesses Assistance Fund is used, the office announce via a press release Friday.

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