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.
Even if the weather is nice, hikers should be ready for the worst — like having to wait overnight for rescue.
As a crime reporter, readers sometimes ask me for advice on where to live. I’d never recommend one place or write off another. But I often point out resources to help readers make their own decisions.