As a former crime reporter, readers sometimes ask me where to live. I don’t have the answer. But before you make a down payment, check out these maps and public meetings.
It’s been almost two weeks since the “Las Vegas shooting.” It still doesn’t feel real.
Las Vegas is one of the worst cities in one of the worst counties in the country for domestic violence. Here’s what you can do to help victims.
The only person who can prevent the possibility of death and prison from a DUI is the one under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Get a ride, or take a cab.
Staged auto accidents recently led to the arrests of three suspects in a theft scheme. Potential victims who find themselves in similar situations should immediately call 311, a police spokesman said.
“You screw your life up with one bad decision,” District Judge Douglas Herndon told three teens who robbed a woman.
As she transitions from covering crime scenes to covering court cases, reporter Rachel Crosby says she hasn’t lost her drive to highlight the bad in the hope for good.
Columnist Rachel Crosby says higher crime rates should make readers angry, not just for the sake of being mad but as a call to action — to be more aware of their surroundings and more vocal in their communities.
Homelessness is an issue that’s prevalent throughout the Las Vegas Valley but often swept under the rug, unless someone’s been killed.
“Drowning doesn’t look like anything. It’s silent,” Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Larry Hadfield told me this week. “When someone drowns, they’re taking in water. There’s no screaming.”
“Most people don’t normally have to call the police,” a dispatcher said. “So when they do, it’s an emergency for them, and they’ll call 911 instead of 311.”
Las Vegas Review-Journal crime reporter Rachel Crosby never knew Sherrice Iverson, but after spending months researching her 1997 murder, she’ll never forget her.
Everyone is susceptible to crime, but a safety event slated for May 24 serves to remind the public that criminals often consider senior citizens easier targets.
Lois Bolden lives in the heart of the Historic Westside, near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Washington Avenue. The area was forced into existence because of segregation, a time in the mid-20th century when black men and women couldn’t visit the Strip or live anywhere near it.
April is sexual assault awareness month. Here in Las Vegas, 718 people were seen at University Medical Center for sexual assault exams last year alone.