Embattled District Judge Elizabeth Halverson was hospitalized after her husband beat her with a frying pan, Las Vegas police said.
Edward Halverson, 49, was booked on attempted murder and battery charges.
Halverson called police about 10:50 p.m. Thursday to report that her husband was beating her and trying to kill her, police said.
When officers arrived at the couple’s house near Tropicana Avenue and U.S. Highway 95, they found the judge with her face, upper arms and chest severely bruised.
Edward Halverson has been arrested at least 10 times in three states, has been convicted of three felonies, and has served four years in prison. He has been married to Elizabeth Halverson since 1998.
SET PHASERS TO ‘GONE’
After a 10-year run at the Las Vegas Hilton, "Star Trek: The Experience" closed its turbolift doors for the last time.
Costumed fans of the sci-fi attraction — and TV and movie franchise that spawned it — greeted the closure by raising their glasses at Quark’s Restaurant and Bar. Their parting toast was cribbed from Mr. Spock: "Live long and prosper."
OUT AT HOME?
The future looks bleak for Las Vegas as the minor league home of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Dodgers have yet to renew their player development contract with the Las Vegas Triple-A team, and 51s president owner Don Logan thinks they would have by now if they planned to stay.
But Las Vegas Valley baseball fans can take heart: The Dodgers will be replaced here by another farm team, possibly the Florida Marlins’ Triple-A club. The Marlins have won the World Series twice since 1997. It’s been 20 years since the Dodgers’ last championship.
BREAK FOR GIBBONS
A state Ethics Commission investigator said there is no evidence that Gov. Jim Gibbons pressured the Elko County assessor into giving him an unwarranted tax break on ranch land he bought there.
The tax break Gibbons got reduced his property taxes on the 40 acres from as much as $1,893 to less than $40.
Investigator Mike Vavra’s findings could determine whether the allegation against Gibbons should be heard by the full Ethics Commission.
PETITIONS TOSSED OUT
Three petitions signed by about 130,000 voters cannot appear on the ballot, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled.
The 7-0 decision killed two petitions that would have given voters a chance to divert some room tax money to state education, transportation and public safety programs. The third petition would have let voters decide whether to require a two-thirds vote for ballot questions to raise taxes.
SLAYING ON STRIP
A fight between two women at the Bally’s registration desk led to a deadly stabbing, Las Vegas police said.
The victim was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where she died.
Neither woman was a guest.
Police said the two women had been seen earlier arguing inside the hotel, near the front door.Week In ReviewMore Information
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