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Habitual Criminals Face Serious Penalties

What does it mean to be a habitual criminal? It means different things in different states. In Nevada NRS 207.010 defines what it means to be a habitual criminal. NRS 207.010 is rather like a three strikes and you’re out law. Essentially, a person who is convicted of a felony while they already have two…

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Good News For A Change – Ministry Helps Convicted Felons

Ministry Group provides Hope to Those Behind Bars  For many people, incarceration is a time of spiritual reflection and decision making. Southern Nevada Prison Ministries is a local group that helps prisoners here in Las Vegas and other areas within the state make positive changes that will impact their lives and communities once they are…

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Local Photographer’s Missing After Facing Child Porn Charges

Vegas Photographer on the Lam after Facing Child Porn Charges Vegas police are looking for a photographer who failed to appear in court on child pornography charges. Judge Janiece Marshall issued a bench warrant for his arrest when he failed to appear in court early in September to face multiple charges, including seven counts of…

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How Crime Can Affect Tourism

Casino Owners fear Recent Crime Wave will Affect Tourism  City officials are worried about the reputation of Las Vegas after some recent high-profile crimes. Even though the overall crime rate here is dropping, many fear that tourists will nonetheless be scared off by recent events because they will fear visiting the strip is too dangerous.Earlier this…

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Operation Pure Luck in Las Vegas

Operation Pure Luck is a collaboration between local and federal law enforcement officials. It began several years ago in an effort to curtail crimes by motorcycle gangs. This operation has recently led to the indictment of 32 people in the Las Vegas area on a variety of charges that were mostly related to drugs and…

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Identity Theft in Las Vegas

Identity Theft a Growing Concern for Vegas Tourists Travelers to Vegas are often just as concerned about the possibility of identity theft as they are hotel or flight cancellations. Opportunities for identity theft abound on the strip, but here are a few tips vacationers can practice to reduce their odds of being taken advantage of.…

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Who Are the Most Wanted in Las Vegas?

Keeping up with Most Wanted Suspects in Vegas The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department wants help from the public in apprehending wanted fugitives. In order to make it easier to locate these fugitives, they have set up a webpage with details about the suspects they are looking for. Visitors to the site can check the…

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An Assault now Ruled a Homicide

October 2011 Beating now Ruled a Homicide A Las Vegas crime victim who was beaten in October 2011 has died as a result of his injuries. Police say that Nathaniel Young, 57, passed away on April 23 after suffering for a year and a half with head injuries. Those injuries were the result of a…

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Innocent On Death Row?

Although there are several groups that oppose the death penalty, one of them has more reasons for doing so than any other. That group is called Witness to Innocence, and it is comprised solely of individuals who have been exonerated from death row in the United States. In all, there are more than 140 exonerees…

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Even the Authorities Can Get in Trouble…

Nevada Correctional Officer Faces Charges of Misconduct Even corrections officers are not above the law, and this was evidenced by the recent arrest of a former worker at the Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center. The man is accused of voluntarily having sex with a female inmate and is being charged with official misconduct. The arrest…

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