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Man accused of threatening Las Vegas officers on Facebook

A man accused of threatening two Las Vegas Metro officers on Facebook was ordered held on $500,000 bail Wednesday. DeAndre Allen, whom prosecutors said was affiliated with several gangs, was indicted on two counts of aggravated stalking, two counts of stalking with the use of a computer, one count of intimidating a public officer, and two counts of publishing matter inciting breach of peace.

Las Vegas Book Briefs for Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2014

Literary events this week include the opening of the “BAM! It’s a Picture Book: The Art Behind Graphic Novels” exhibit and a signing for “Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days.”

Literary Las Vegas: Travis Bowker

Written as a letter to incoming educators, local author Travis Bowker shares his story and strategies for teaching success in “What Teaching Has Taught Me.”

Titus: Medical pot needs help for banks

The federal illegality of pot hangs “like a cloud” over banks wanting to be involved in the medical marijuana industry, Rep. Dina Titus told an industry advocacy group meeting in Las Vegas on Thursday.

Arrest made in Henderson bonfire explosion

A 19-year-old man was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with a bonfire explosion earlier this summer, Clark County officials say.

Hispanic stepfather testifies for defendant in skinhead murder case

Federal prosecutors claim Leland Jones, 33, and co-defendant Ross Hack, 42, were associated with racist skinhead groups when they participated in the deadly shootings of two Las Vegas men in the early morning hours of July 4, 1998.

Politicians hate ‘corporate inversions,’ but fix elusive

Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., and a Republican congressman who are members of the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday suggested Congress get serious about reforming the nation’s corporate tax policies to keep American companies in the United States.

Las Vegas motorcycle gang leader sold testosterone drug, prosecutors say

The president of a Las Vegas motorcycle gang was indicted Wednesday in connection with illegally selling a testosterone drug more than two years ago. Anthony McCall was charged with selling testosterone enanthate in July 2012.