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Attorneys battle over venue for Caesars bankruptcy case
Attorneys battle over venue for Caesars bankruptcy case
Monday, January 26, 2015
A court battle over whether the bankruptcy case of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. should proceed in Delaware or in Illinois was postponed Monday because of a snowstorm bearing down on the East Coast. The judge presiding over ...
Nevada AG fighting new trial in slaying of FBI agent
Nevada AG fighting new trial in slaying of FBI agent
Friday, January 23, 2015
Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt said today his office has filed an appeal to stop the release of death row inmate Jose Echavarria, convicted of the 1990 murder of an FBI agent during a bank robbery in Las Vegas . U.S. District Court Judge Miranda Du has ordered ...
Man pleads not guilty in pharmacy robberies, slaying case
Man pleads not guilty in pharmacy robberies, slaying case
Thursday, January 22, 2015
A former Las Vegas pharmacy employee pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal charges in two armed robberies, including a murder count that could get him ...
Cliven Bundy’s son dropped from drug court, faces prison
Cliven Bundy’s son dropped from drug court, faces prison
Thursday, January 22, 2015
An adult son of southern Nevada rancher and states' rights advocate Cliven Bundy has been dropped from a court diversion program and is facing prison time for ...
Nevada Court of Appeals issues its first ruling
Nevada Court of Appeals issues its first ruling
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Nevada’s new Court of Appeals has issued its first decision, officials announced today. The new court's three judges were sworn into office Jan. 6, and the Nevada Supreme Court ...
Las Vegas woman convicted in bank, outlet mall robberies
Las Vegas woman convicted in bank, outlet mall robberies
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
A Las Vegas woman who was the getaway driver in the robberies of 13 banks and stores from December 2012 to March 2014 has been convicted of multiple robbery and firearms charges, federal prosecutors said. Sesley Williams, 46, was ...
Las Vegas street gang leader gets 23 years in federal prison
Las Vegas street gang leader gets 23 years in federal prison
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
A leader of a street gang known as the Las Vegas Playboy Bloods has been sentenced to 23 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to racketeering conspiracy and drug distribution charges to avoid trial in ...
Suspect in Strip shooting gets 2 to 5 years in bribery case
Suspect in Strip shooting gets 2 to 5 years in bribery case
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
A self-described pimp imprisoned and awaiting a death penalty trial in a Las Vegas Strip shooting and fiery crash was sentenced to ...
Judge sets probation revocation hearing for rancher Cliven Bundy’s son
Judge sets probation revocation hearing for rancher Cliven Bundy’s son
Thursday, January 15, 2015
A judge told the adult son of southern Nevada rancher and states' rights advocate Cliven Bundy on Thursday that he faces prison time following his arrest on parole violations and a drug court arrest warrant. Cliven Lance Bundy, 35, appeared ...
Man, 26, gets prison time in fatal shooting at Palms
Man, 26, gets prison time in fatal shooting at Palms
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
A 26-year-old Las Vegas man has been sentenced to 18 months to eight years in prison for what he maintained was the accidental shooting of his friend, an aspiring rapper and former U.S. Marine. Jim Edward Johnson was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in ...
Former U.S. attorney gets prison time for income tax charges
Former U.S. attorney gets prison time for income tax charges
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
A Las Vegas lawyer who once served as Nevada’s top federal prosecutor was sentenced today to more than a year in prison for neglecting to file income tax returns. Lawrence J. Semenza II, 72, pleaded guilty in August to ...
Rancher Cliven Bundy’s son arrested on federal land outside Las Vegas
Rancher Cliven Bundy’s son arrested on federal land outside Las Vegas
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy was arrested over the weekend, records show. Clark County jail records show Cliven Lance Bundy, 35, was arrested Sunday on ...
Bail denied for suspect in Walgreens robbery-slaying
Bail denied for suspect in Walgreens robbery-slaying
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
A store receipt and the discovery by police of money believed to have been stolen from a pharmacy point to the guilt of a former employee in the robbery of a Walgreens and the ...
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Appellate court rejects efforts to revive ban on same-sex marriage
Monday, January 12, 2015
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a request for a review of its ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in Nevada last year. ​In an order issued Friday, the court rejected ...
Macedonia man due before judge in ID theft syndicate case
Macedonia man due before judge in ID theft syndicate case
Monday, January 12, 2015
A 41-year-old Macedonia man is due to face charges before a federal judge in Las Vegas in what prosecutors call a worldwide cybercrime identity-theft organization known as Carder.su. Federal officials ...

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