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UNLV Student Sexually Assaulted on Campus

The search is on for a man who sexually assaulted a female student on the UNLV campus Police say the assault happened early Friday after a man approached a woman at her car, which was parked in the Cottage Grove Parking Garage. They say the man pulled out a gun and forced the woman into…

Slain Metro Officer Laid To Rest

A Las Vegas police officer and U.S. Army veteran who was among 58 people killed in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history provided instructions ahead of time for those at his memorial not to mourn, a pastor told the crowd at his funeral on Friday. “If you’re reading this, then I’ve been called…

Nevada to Commit $1,000,000 To Fight Opioid Abuse

State officials are committing more than $1 million to fight prescription opioid abuse in Nevada. The Assembly's Interim Finance Committee on Thursday unanimously approved the five-point plan to combat prescription drug abuse that includes incinerators to dispose of drugs and treatment programs. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Attorney General Adam Laxalt's office put forward the…

20+ Gang Members Taken Down in Multi-Agency Bust

Law enforcement agencies from around Southern Nevada gathered Thursday to announce nearly two dozen arrests involving a North Las Vegas gang that the District Attorney's office said had operated here since back in the 1990s. Five of the gang members face murder charges. All face  racketeering, which carries a minimum sentence of 5 years in…

MGM Ordered Not To Destroy Evidence in Route 91 Shootings Case

A victory in court today for the mother of one of the Route 91 shooting victims. The mother of Rachel Sheppard had filed a civil lawsuit against MGM Resorts International, Live Nation, the estate of shooter Stephen Paddock, and the maker of the bump stock device Paddock used to convert a semi automatic weapon to…

Controversial 1October Halloween Display Removed

A Halloween display in North Las Vegas that depicted tombstones of the Las Vegas shooting victims has been taken down after it received widespread attention. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the display was of a cemetery with 58 headstones, one for each of the victims killed in the Route 91 shooting. A large #vegasstrong banner stretched…

Giunchigliani Enters Race For Governor

County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani announced Wednesday that she'll be running for Nevada Governor in 2018. Giunchigliani made her announcement in front of the Las Vegas Academy, flanked by close to two dozen supporters Giunchigliani has served on the Commission since 2006, with 15 years as a state assemblywoman prior to that. She'll be running as…