In Brief


Suspect faces second murder charge

The man accused of firing into a crowd at Bob Baskin Park is facing a new murder charge.

Jessie James Cole, 21, was charged with an additional count of murder after the man he is accused of shooting and wounding, 19-year-old Christopher Luscombe, died Wednesday.

Luscombe had been in critical condition at University Medical Center for more than two weeks.

Cole, who appeared briefly Friday afternoon in Las Vegas Justice Court, was already facing a murder charge in the death of 18-year-old David Miramontes.

Authorities said Cole opened fire at the park June 8, hitting Miramontes and Luscombe. Authorities believe the shooting was in retaliation for a fight at a party that night.


Man, 54, arrested in stabbing death

A man was stabbed to death Tuesday evening, and a 54-year-old man was arrested and charged in the crime.

Neighbors told police they heard two men yelling in an apartment at 1500 E. Fremont St., near Maryland Parkway, about 7:30 p.m.

A few minutes later, a man, later identified as Jessic Stitt, went to a neighbor’s doors and asked her to call 911 because his roommate had been stabbed, according to Stitt’s arrest report.

Stitt told police that he and a man named Alfred Davis were playing cards in the apartment. He left and returned to find that Davis had been stabbed, according to the arrest report.

The report states that Stitt changed his story during the interview with police.

Officers arrested him and charged him with murder with a deadly weapon.

Davis, whose age was not available, died of his injuries while being treated at University Medical Center, the report says.


Man shot dead in alley; police seek information

A man was fatally shot in an alley behind an apartment complex near Fremont Street and Eastern Avenue on Friday.

Las Vegas police said they received a call about 12:05 a.m. that a man had been shot behind the apartments at 2305 E. Sunrise Ave. Officers arrived to find the man, estimated to be 25 years old, dead from gunshot wounds.

Witnesses said the victim had approached a large white four-door sport utility vehicle with chrome rims when an occupant in the vehicle fired several shots at the man, according to police.

The victim’s name was not available Friday.

Anybody with information on the crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 385-5555.


Woman fatally beaten during home robbery

A woman was killed during a robbery at her east Las Vegas home Friday morning.

Las Vegas police said the woman and her husband were having work done on their house, at 4432 Stewart Avenue, near Lamb Boulevard, when the husband left to get supplies from a hardware store.

When he returned about 10:30 a.m., he found the house ransacked and his wife facedown in a hallway leading to a side door of the house. She had been beaten, possibly with a crowbar, according to police Lt. Lew Roberts.

Police were searching for a suspect Friday. The woman’s name was not available.


Police take unloaded gun from student

A gun was confiscated Friday from a Coronado High School summer school student.

Clark County School District police Lt. Ken Young said police received a tip that the student had a gun and officers took it from him around 11:30 a.m.

The gun was not loaded and wasn’t used to threaten anyone, Young said.


Man who died of stab wounds is identified

A man who died from stab wounds Monday night at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center has been identified as 27-year-old Adam David Moreno Jr.

Moreno was dropped off at the hospital by a woman who called police around 11 p.m. asking for directions to the nearest hospital because she had a person in the car who had been stabbed.

Las Vegas police on Tuesday arrested 26-year-old Paul Morgan and 24-year-old Sergio Ramirez on charges of murder with a deadly weapon, first-degree kidnapping with a deadly weapon and robbery with a deadly weapon.

According to their arrest reports, Moreno and the woman were visiting the Chicago Oasis apartments at 118 W. Chicago Ave., behind the Stratosphere, when Morgan and Ramirez attacked Moreno.


Man struck, killed by shuttle bus identified

A 48-year-old man who died after being hit by a shuttle bus downtown June 18 has been identified as Richard Edward Stanley.

Stanley was walking south on the sidewalk on Main Street about 9:15 p.m. He fell in front of the bus south of Ogden Avenue, police said.

He was taken to University Medical Center, where he died. The bus was driven by 58-year-old Robert Velasco.


Attorney chosen new court administrator

Edward Friedland has been selected as the new administrator for the District Courts. He is replacing Chuck Short, who is set to retire Aug. 29 after serving as court administrator for 17 years.

Friedland has served as the assistant court administrator since last year. He previously worked as the executive deputy commissioner for the New York State Division of Human Rights. He is the first attorney to serve as the county’s court administrator.

Friedland will be responsible for overseeing growth at the courthouse, for staffing needs, and for developing proposed legislation and administrative programs and procedures.

The County Commission must ratify him to the position.

VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System hosts Veterans Day Car Show and BBQ
The 4th Annual Veterans Day Car Show and BBQ is held in celebration of Veterans Day at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System Medical Center in North Las Vegas, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. (Caroline Brehman/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Wildfires in Southern California
Wildfires hit Ventura County, Calif., on Nov. 9, 2018. (Richard Brian/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Dedication of Nevada's Battle Born memorial
The state of Nevada on Friday dedicated its Battle Born memorial honoring 895 state residents who have died in America’s wars.
Las Vegas police and Sunrise Children's Hospital hope to prevent infant deaths
The Metropolitan Police Department and Sunrise Children's Hospital held a press conference to get the message out on preventable infant deaths attributed to "co-sleeping" and other unsafe sleeping habits. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
No serious injuries after car hits tree in south Las Vegas
One person reported minor injuries but wasn’t hospitalized after a Wednesday morning crash in the south valley.
Nellis Air Force Base keeps airmen fed
Nellis Air Force Bass airmen have delicious and healthy food items, and a variety of dining facilities to choose from. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Suspicious package found at central Las Vegas post office
Las Vegas police determined that a suspicious package found Monday morning at a central valley post office was not a threat.
Suspicious package found at central Las Vegas post office
Police evacuated the area around the Garside Station post office early Monday morning near Oakey and Decatur boulevards.
With husband's passing, family in limbo for workers' comp claim
Meredith Tracy's husand, Russell Tracy, died more than a year ago on his first day working for a new company when he fell 22 feet into a manhole that was not properly safeguarded. His employer was fined $82,000 in penalties for unsafe practices, but the company has denied her workers' compensation claim, leaving her with no compensation since the death. Rachel Aston Las Vegas Review-Journal @rookie__rae
With husband's passing, family in limbo for workers' comp claim
Meredith Tracy's husand, Russell Tracy, died more than a year ago on his first day working for a new company when he fell 22 feet into a manhole that was not properly safeguarded. His employer was fined $82,000 in penalties for unsafe practices, but the company has denied her workers' compensation claim, leaving her with no compensation since the death. Rachel Aston Las Vegas Review-Journal @rookie__rae
Las Vegas family shares flu warning
Carlo and Brenda Occhipinti lost their son, Carlo Jr., or “Junior,” to the flu last year.
Author Randall Cannon shares an anecdote about Stadust Raceway
Author Randall Cannon shares an anecdote about Dan Blocker, who played Hoss Cartwright on the TV show "Bonanza," and the actor's passion for auto racing at Stardust International Raceway in Las Vegas during the 1960s. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal.)
Project Neon 85 percent complete
On Wednesday morning Oct. 31, Interstate 15 northbound lane restrictions were removed opening up Exit 41 to Charleston Blvd. On Thursday Nov. 1, Interstate 15 southbound lane restrictions were removed. The new southbound off-ramp to Sahara Ave. and Highland Dr. also opened Thursday, November 1. With Project Neon 85% finished the flow of traffic on Interstate 15 has substantially diminished. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Girl killed after jumping from bridge onto 215 Beltway in Henderson
Eastbound lanes of the 215 Beltway are shut down by the Nevada Highway Patrol after a female juvenile jumped from the 215 overpass at Stephanie and was struck by a FedEx tractor trailer. Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal @Vegas88s
Kristallnacht story
An interview with 94-year-old Holocaust survivor Alexander Kuechel who survived seven concentration camps and didn’t leave Germany until after World War II was over. (Mia Sims/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
1 dead in central Las Vegas crash
An early Wednesday morning crash left at least one person dead and another injured. The crash was reported just around 3 a.m. at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Swenson Street. At least two vehicles were involved in the crash, one of which caught fire. Debris was scattered across the intersection as police combed the area as they investigated the scene. Flamingo is blocked in both directions between Swenson and Cambridge Street. Northbound Swenson is blocked at the intersection.
Richard Knoeppel named the 2018 Nevada Teacher of the Year
Richard Knoeppel, an architecture design instructor at the Advanced technologies Academy, named the 2018 Nevada Teacher of the Year on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Mojave Poppy Bees
(Zach Portman/University of Minnesota Department of Entomology) Male Mojave poppy bees exhibit territorial fighting behavior. The Center for Biological Diversity wants the bee, found only in Clark County, to be added to the endangered species list.
Clark County Schools announce random searches
Clark County School District middle and high school students will be subject to random searches for weapons under a new initiative to combat the wave of guns found on campus. (Amelia Pak-Harvey/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Ron Jeremy and Heidi Fleiss React to Dennis Hof's Death
Ron Jeremy and Heidi Fleiss speak about their friend and prominent brothel owner Dennis Hof's death at Dennis Hof's Love Ranch. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof has died
Nevada brothel owner and Republican candidate for Nevada State Assembly District 36, Dennis Hof has died. He was 72. Nye County Sherriff's office confirmed. Hof owned Love Ranch brothel, located in Crystal, Nevada.
Las Vegas police investigate suspicious package at shopping center
Las Vegas police evacuated a southeast valley shopping center at Flamingo and Sandhill roads early Tuesday morning while they investigated reports of a suspicious package. (Max Michor/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Las Vegas Metro hosts the K-9 Trials
The Las Vegas Metro K-9 Trials returns to the Orleans Arena to benefit the Friends For Las Vegas Police K-9 group.
Kingman residents love their little town
Residents of Kingman, Ariz. talk about how they ended up living in the Route 66 town, and what they love about their quiet community. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Service at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Twelve unclaimed veterans are honored at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City in Oct. 9, 2018. (Briana Erickson/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas house prices reach highest level in 11 years
Las Vegas house prices are rising But so is the amount of available homes on the market Still, properties priced below $300,000 are selling fast And September was the first time since June 2007 that the median house price reached the $300,000 mark Las Vegas home prices have been rising at one of the fastest rates in the country over the past year Recent data show the market is now less affordable than the national average
National Night Out
About 100 Summerlin residents gathered at Park Centre Dr. in Summerlin on Tuesday for National Night Out. Lt. Joshua Bitsko with Las Vegas Metro, played with 3-year-old David who was dressed as a police officer. Face painting, fire truck tours and more kept kids busy as parents roamed behind them. (Mia Sims/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Rural homeless issue comes to a head in Pahrump
On Sept. 12, Pahrump sheriff deputies told residents of a homeless encampment on private property that they had 15 minutes to vacate and grab their belongings. That decision might face some legal consequences. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Remembrance blood drive on October 1
A blood drive was held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on the one year anniversary of the Oct. 1 shooting. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Remembrance Lights memorial unveiled at St. Rose hospital
A dedication ceremony was held at St. Rose to unveil a memorial and to read the names of those who died on October 1, a year ago. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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