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Japan father, son win release before US trial in Ponzi case

A father and son from Japan can be freed from federal custody to live with relatives in a rented Las Vegas apartment pending trial on fraud charges in what prosecutors call a $1.5 billion international Ponzi scheme, a judge decided Wednesday. Continue reading

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Police: Torn letters key to 1986 killing of boy in Nevada

A 60-year-old woman who moved to Florida from the Las Vegas area a year after her 3-year-old mysteriously vanished more than 30 years ago has been arrested on a warrant charging her with killing the boy, authorities said Monday. Continue reading

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Florida woman charged in 3-year-old son’s 1986 Nevada death

A 60-year-old woman who moved to Florida from the Las Vegas area a year after her 3-year-old mysteriously vanished more than 30 years ago has been arrested on a warrant charging her with killing the boy, authorities said Monday. Continue reading

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Florida woman arrested in death of son, 3, in Nevada in 1986

A 60-year-old woman who moved to Florida from the Las Vegas area a year after her 3-year-old mysteriously vanished more than 30 years ago has been arrested on a warrant charging her with killing the boy, authorities said Monday. Continue reading

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Police release officers’ accounts of Las Vegas shooting

Documents made public Thursday recounted anew how police officers took cover next to patrol vehicles on the Las Vegas Strip while a gunman rained bullets from a high-rise hotel into an outdoor music festival during the deadliest mass shooting in the na… Continue reading

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US promises nearly $17M for survivors of Las Vegas massacre

The U.S. government is allocating nearly $17 million to help people affected by the Las Vegas Strip mass shooting that became the deadliest in the nation’s modern history, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said Friday. Continue reading

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Officials probe why Las Vegas airport controller went silent

Federal and airport authorities said Friday they are investigating why an air traffic controller became incapacitated and went silent while working a night shift alone in the tower at busy McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Continue reading

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Girl killed in gang shooting that targeted wrong house

An armed group intent on gang-related retaliation opened fire on the wrong house in suburban Las Vegas, killing an 11-year-old girl in her kitchen, police said Friday. Continue reading

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Girl, 11, killed in gang shooting that targeted wrong house

An armed group intent on gang-related retaliation opened fire on the wrong house in suburban Las Vegas, killing an 11-year-old girl in her kitchen, police said Friday. Continue reading

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Lawyer enters plea for man who sold bullets to Vegas shooter

A lawyer entered a plea of not guilty Monday to a federal ammunition-manufacturing charge in Las Vegas on behalf of an Arizona man who has acknowledged selling bullets to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in the nation’s modern history. Continue reading

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Police: Mother says she hid daughter’s body in duffel bag

A 29-year-old Las Vegas mother of four told police she hid her 3-year-old daughter’s lifeless body in a duffel bag in her apartment closet almost 19 hours before calling 911 and reporting the girl missing, according to a police report obtained Tuesday. Continue reading

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Doctor facing state inquiry about Vegas shooter drug records

A doctor accused of improperly looking up prescription records of the dead gunman after the Oct. 1 mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip will invoke his constitutional right against self-incrimination at an upcoming Nevada State Pharmacy Board disciplin… Continue reading

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Newly released bodycam videos show Vegas shooting aftermath

Police body camera videos made public Wednesday show SWAT teams searching stairways and offices of a Las Vegas hotel and officers directing panicked people to flee a concert venue during a shooting that killed 58 people and injured hundreds. Continue reading

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Grand jury refuses to indict ex-Vegas officer in choke case

A grand jury’s refusal to indict a former Las Vegas police officer for using an unapproved chokehold in the death of an unarmed man last year drew anguished tears Friday from the dead man’s mother and complaints from civil rights groups. Continue reading

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Nevada appealing killer’s twice-delayed execution

Prison officials are asking the state Supreme Court to overrule a judge’s delay of Nevada’s first execution in 12 years after a drug company sought to block the use of its product. Continue reading

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Video: Police assumed many shooters in Las Vegas massacre

More police body camera footage made public Wednesday shows officers directing concertgoers to safety and searching for what they thought were multiple shooters inside and outside a Las Vegas Strip hotel where a gunman firing from upper-floor windows k… Continue reading

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Lawyers: 2014 arrest at Vegas hotel precursor to killings

The arrest of a man in 2014 with multiple weapons in an upper-floor room at a Las Vegas Strip resort should have led to tightened hotel security and prevented a shooting last October from the same hotel that killed 58 people and injured hundreds, a law… Continue reading

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Records: Police guarded Vegas showroom after Oct. 1 attack

A Las Vegas police officer ducked gunfire and then teamed up with other authorities to rush a high-rise hotel where a gunman was spraying bullets onto a concert below, according to video released Tuesday from the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. … Continue reading

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Officer’s hesitation during Vegas shooting prompts review

A veteran police officer’s self-described freeze in a Las Vegas hotel hallway while a gunman fired on an outdoor concert crowd is prompting a review of whether lives could have been saved if officers had acted faster to stop the deadliest mass shooting… Continue reading

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‘Where is medical?’ More Las Vegas shooting records released

A Las Vegas police officer rushing a wounded colleague to safety, teams of officers stalking a stairwell in the search of a shooter and more cellphone pleas for help marked the newest release on Wednesday of public records from the deadliest mass shoot… Continue reading

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