Author Archives: KEN RITTER

Nevada sets 1st execution in 12 years after fight over drugs

A judge has signed off on the first execution in Nevada in 12 years, despite lingering questions about a never-before-used drug protocol that’s faced a court fight. Continue reading

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Videos show Vegas police helping people duck, escape gunfire

Police have released video from cameras worn by officers trying to find a gunman opening fire from a Las Vegas Strip hotel and help victims wounded during the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Continue reading

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Police: Vegas double killing suspect arrested in California

A man with a felony history in Nevada was arrested in California in the killings of a woman who owned a Vietnamese tour group and a male tour employee in what authorities characterized as a robbery-murder in a room at a Las Vegas hotel-casino, police s… Continue reading

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Chaos of Las Vegas shooting promoted fears of wider attack

Gunshots came so rapidly during the deadliest mass shooting in the nation’s modern history that one Las Vegas police officer feared he was facing a fully stocked assault team with tactical gear. Continue reading

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Stylist: Man with Vegas gunman’s name talked concert attack

Police in Las Vegas are promising to release some dispatch logs and additional officer reports about the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Continue reading

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Las Vegas shooting witnesses describe chaos and compassion

Police documents about the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history included reports from at least two people who said a person they believed to be the gunman ranted in the days prior to last October’s Las Vegas Strip attack about the federal gov… Continue reading

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Police response to Vegas shooting divides experts, survivor

Police and hotel employees’ actions as gunfire rained from a Las Vegas resort onto an outdoor concert drew mixed reactions after newly released video showed authorities making their way through a casino and carefully checking rooms before bursting into… Continue reading

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Texas deputy stumbles upon suspect in Vegas picnic shooting

Authorities say a casino dealer identified as the suspect in a deadly company picnic shooting on Sunday has been arrested in a small town in the Texas Panhandle. Continue reading

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Vegas police say 5 arrests in MS-13 case solves 10 murders

Five members of the MS-13 street gang have been arrested in the killings of 10 victims in the Las Vegas area over the past year, authorities said Monday. Continue reading

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Group takes credit for Vegas ‘Shoot a School Kid’ billboard

A guerrilla art collective claimed credit Thursday for changing a freeway-side billboard inviting Las Vegas tourists to fire high-powered assault-style rifles to read, “Shoot A School Kid Only $29.” Continue reading

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Court releases more search warrant documents in Vegas attack

Court documents confirm the FBI received emails and social media accounts of the gunman in the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history, but they offer little new insight about the investigation in Las Vegas. Continue reading

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Coroner: Las Vegas shooting gunman’s ashes given to brother

Officials in Las Vegas say the cremated remains of the gunman who carried out the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history have been turned over to his brother. Continue reading

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Standoff rancher draws advocates’ ire, supporters’ cheers

The Nevada rancher who led a 2014 armed standoff with government agents spoke Wednesday saying that it’s up to people in states, not the federal officials, to manage vast expanses of rangeland in the U.S. West. Continue reading

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Nevada woman cleared in 2001 slaying goes free in Las Vegas

A Nevada woman who was twice convicted of a 2001 killing and sexual mutilation that she insisted happened when she was more than 150 miles away was freed Wednesday from a Las Vegas jail — five days after her exoneration and release from prison. Continue reading

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Nevada: Fast review needed for case of death sentence inmate

Nevada’s attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court for a quick review of a never-before-tried plan for the lethal injection of a condemned inmate because one drug that would be used expires April 1. Continue reading

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Wounded woman drops ‘bump stock’ maker from Vegas lawsuit

The maker of a rapid-fire gun accessory that police say was used in the Oct. 1 mass shooting that killed 58 people and left hundreds injured at an open-air concert on the Las Vegas Strip has been removed from a wounded California woman’s negligence and… Continue reading

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FBI names Las Vegas slaying fugitive to nation’s Top 10 list

A fugitive in a 2008 Las Vegas murder was named to the FBI Top 10 most wanted list on Monday, amid pleas for justice from tearful relatives of the mother of four he is accused of killing when she tried to leave him. Continue reading

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Off-duty officer killed in Vegas shooting to be honored

An off-duty Las Vegas police officer who was killed by a gunman shooting from a hotel into a crowded outdoor concert will be remembered Friday with church and graveside ceremonies and a procession past the site of the Oct. 1 massacre. Continue reading

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Vegas hotel security guard’s disappearance draws attention

The hotel security guard wounded by Stephen Paddock inside a Las Vegas Strip high-rise before gunfire rained out the windows on a music festival crowd is in a safe place after going to a medical clinic last week instead of scheduled TV interviews, his … Continue reading

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Official: OJ Simpson freed from Nevada prison after 9 years

A Nevada prison official says O.J. Simpson, the former football legend and Hollywood star, has been released from a Nevada prison in Lovelock after serving nine years for armed robbery. Continue reading

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