Three men and nine women will judge O.J. Simpson. After a marathon week, the jury in his robbery and kidnapping trial was selected Thursday night.
The jury consists of 10 whites and two Hispanics. Two of the six alternates are black. They were selected from a potential pool of 248.
The trial, which begins Monday, is expected to last more than a month and cost taxpayers $3,000 to $5,000 a day.
Two women were arrested on charges of kidnapping a 6-year-old boy from in front of Mackey Elementary School in North Las Vegas.
They told police they were simply testing the school’s security.
But instead of their concerns about the safety of the school being raised, many parents said they were horrified by the actions of the two suspects.
Police said Laurinda Kay Drake and Elaine Clermont picked up the boy outside the school around 9 a.m. Monday and drove him unharmed to a Clark County School District office to prove a point about lax security. They were later ordered held on $50,000 bail each.
A judge invalidated an initiative petition seeking to implement a California-style property tax cap in Nevada.
Senior Judge Charles McGee ruled that some of the affidavits required with the petition signatures were flawed, although he said there was no evidence of fraud.
The initiative’s backers vowed to appeal the ruling to the state Supreme Court. The initiative has been ordered removed from ballots in the meantime.
JUDGE’S SPOUSE JAILED
Edward Halverson, accused of beating his wife, a District Court judge, with an iron skillet, was ordered held in jail on $113,000 bail.
If he comes up with the money, he must stay away from his wife, the judge ruled.
His wife, Elizabeth Halverson, was said to require 100 staples or stitches.
The judge had been suspended from the bench amid a disciplinary scandal. The hearing into allegations against her was postponed while she recovers in a hospital.
Nevadans came together to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
About 200 people gathered at the Clark County Government Center’s amphitheater to honor fallen heroes.
Speakers reflected on how the nation has gained strength and resolve in the last seven years.
PIT BULLS KILL BABY
Two family pit bulls killed a North Las Vegas baby girl on Friday.
The grandmother who was baby-sitting the 4-month-old was also bitten when she tried to save her, fire Capt. Cedric Williams said.
“Somehow the dogs got inside the house,” Williams said. “They were the family pets.”
Police arriving at the scene killed both dogs.Week In ReviewMore Information
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TV spot ran the day before regulators took control of the failing financial institution.
“Who kidnaps a child to make a point? Shame on those women.”
Mother whose daughter attends Mackey Elementary, where two women were arrested on Monday after they told police they picked up a 6-year-old boy to prove a point about lax security at the school.
“Nobody deserves to be beaten like this. Nobody.”
Longtime friend of District Court Judge Elizabeth Halverson, who continues to recover from serious injuries police say she suffered at the hands of her husband, Edward.
Owed by the Public Employee Retirement System, a debt that threatens the state budget, according to a recent Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce study.
Pages in the Department of Energy’s license application for Yucca Mountain, which the Nuclear Regulatory Commission accepted for formal review.
Students in the Clark County School District this year, a fraction of a percent up over last year.
People who visited Las Vegas in July, a 4.6 percent decrease from the same month last year. Visitation is down for the year by about 1.1 percent.
New baby dolphin born at The Mirage. The unnamed calf was the eighth dolphin born at The Mirage.
Halverson 911 call
Pit bull attack
Marquez vs. Casamayor
Dolphin at Mirage