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165 cats removed from Las Vegas home

Las Vegas Animal Control officials have removed 165 cats from a woman’s home starting in October 2010, and now the Southern Nevada Health District has deemed the house an “unacceptable health risk” to the 71-year old homeowner and her adult daughter.

$27 million sought for UNLV medical school

The Nevada Board of Regents decided Friday to ask the governor to put $45.94 million toward transforming the state’s medical education, including $26.67 million for a new UNLV medical school.

Man gets federal prison in ID theft case

A Northern California man was sentenced Thursday to serve 100 months in a federal prison for his part in the identity theft and credit card fraud ring known as “Carder.su.” Makyl Haggerty, also known as “Wave” and “G5,” must also pay $50.5 million in restitution, according to a release from the U.S. attorney’s office.

Federal report: UMC destroyed evidence

University Medical Center destroyed evidence and its executives made “numerous misrepresentations” about records pertaining to a federal class-action lawsuit against the Clark County public hospital, according to a report issued this week in U.S. District Court.

Man indicted in Strip shooting

A Las Vegas man was indicted Friday in connection with a shooting on the Las Vegas Strip earlier this year.

Third person rescued at Red Rock Canyon

Hours after rescuing two people Friday morning at Red Rock National Conservation Area, Las Vegas Police Search and Rescue airlifted a third person in the area who fell while climbing, police said.

Man wanted in woman’s shooting death arrested

A man wanted in connection with a Saturday morning shooting that left a woman dead and another injured was arrested on Thursday, police booking logs show.

Ex-white supremacist: ‘I’m a better man’

John “Polar Bear” Butler told jurors on Friday that he decided to admit his involvement in two 1998 murders because, at age 43, he no longer wants the violent life of a gang member. “I’m a better man,” he said. “My wife helped changed me.”