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Sorry doesn’t bring back lives lost to drunken driving

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.

Think you’re being targeted in a theft scheme? Call 311

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.

Higher crime rate is ‘new normal’ for Las Vegas Valley

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.

Pool safety tips from a reporter who almost drowned

“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.”

Las Vegas dispatcher weighs in on when you should call 911

“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.”

Reflecting on Sherrice Iverson’s death, 20 years later

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.

Experts offer tips to protect senior citizens from crime

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.

Longtime resident of Historic Westside wouldn’t live anywhere else

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.