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Death of man found in Las Vegas desert area ruled a homicide

Mar. 19, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada coroner has determined the death of a man found in a desert area was a homicide. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported March 14 that 71-year-old Thomas Burchard died from blunt force injury to the head. The Metropolitan Police Department says no arrests have been made. Authorities...

2020 hopeful Gabbard calls for end of 'wasteful' wars

Mar. 19, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard said her top priorities if she's elected to the White House in 2020 would be to end military action in countries such as Iraq and Syria and to de-escalate tensions with nuclear-armed countries like Russia and China. The Hawaii congresswoman...

Police: Casino robber killed by officer got away in November

Mar. 18, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A twice-convicted bank robber who was shot and killed after wounding a police officer outside a busy Las Vegas Strip resort got away with cash and poker chips during a similar heist at the same hotel less than four months ago, a police official said Monday. Displaying side-by-side photos,...

The Latest: Police: Dead robber hit same casino in November

Mar. 18, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the fatal police shooting over the weekend of a man who exchanged gunfire with officers during an attempted robbery at a Las Vegas Strip casino (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Police say a 49-year-old twice-convicted bank robber who died exchanging gunfire with police while...

Many Democrats mum after colleague quits over accusations

Mar. 18, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — When former Assemblyman Michael Sprinkle unexpectedly resigned his seat last week over sexual harassment allegations, he was quickly condemned by the governor and Democratic leadership. But fellow Assembly Democrats have remained on the sidelines and largely refused any comment....

Parents of missing child held without bail in murder case

Mar. 18, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A judge in North Las Vegas has ordered the parents of a young girl who disappeared last August held without bail pending their arraignment on murder charges. A court official said Monday that Lakeia Walker and Ricky Beasley were scheduled to have lawyers named to their defense...

Nevada prison officials: 65-year-old inmate dies behind bars

Mar. 18, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Prison officials in Nevada say a 65-year-old man who spent the last 22 years of his life in prison for sexual assault has died behind bars. The state Department of Corrections says Curtis Perry died Saturday in a medical facility at Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson...

3 arrested in Las Vegas casino shooting that wounded 4

Mar. 18, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say three men have been arrested in connection with a shooting at a hotel-casino that left four people wounded. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that court records show 35-year-old Travis Callahan, 34-year-old Matthew Norris and 30-year-old Roberto Romero are expected...

4 men shot at casino in Las Vegas; 1 in critical condition

Mar. 17, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say four men have been shot and wounded at a hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas. Las Vegas Metro Police say one of the victims is hospitalized in critical condition while the three other men suffered wounds not considered life-threatening. The names and ages of the victims...

Oregon rolls over Washington 68-48 to win Pac-12 title

Mar. 17, 2019 1:47 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oregon was the Pac-12's preseason favorite, yet did not play like it through most of the season. The Ducks were inconsistent, lost their star freshman, had some ugly losses. After four days of dominating defense, the Ducks are going dancing again. Sparked by do-everything point guard...