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Ex-Model Takes Plea in Killing of Psychiatrist, 71

Prosecutors say victim Thomas Burchard cut off money he had been giving to Kelsey Turner

(Newser) - A former model has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the fatal beating of a 71-year-old psychiatrist, reports USA Today . Kelsey Turner, 29, took what's known as an Alford plea in the 2019 slaying of Thomas Burchard, meaning she maintained her innocence while pleading guilty to the murder charge....

Mom Rescues Herself, Her Kids With Pocket Dial
Mom Rescues Herself,
Her Kids With Pocket Dial
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Mom Rescues Herself, Her Kids With Pocket Dial

She managed to call 911 without suspect realizing

(Newser) - A woman and her three children were kidnapped by the mother's ex last week in Las Vegas, and police say the unnamed woman's brave actions ensured neither she nor her children were harmed. While the suspect, 34-year-old Justin Carter, allegedly drove them 80 miles away to Mesquite, police...

He Tried to Take Pic With Vegas Showgirls, Started Killing: Witness

2 dead, 6 others hurt in Las Vegas Strip stabbing spree

(Newser) - This story has been updated with the victims' identities. An attacker with a large kitchen knife killed two people and wounded six others in stabbings along the Las Vegas Strip before he was arrested Thursday, police said. Three people were hospitalized in critical condition and another three were in stable...

Ex-Trump Aide Takes Plea Deal
Lewandowski Takes Plea Deal

Lewandowski Takes Plea Deal

Ex-Trump aide admitted no wrongdoing after woman's accusation

(Newser) - A past adviser to former President Donald Trump has taken a plea deal to resolve allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances to a GOP donor at a Las Vegas event. Corey Lewandowski entered into a plea agreement earlier this month involving a charge of misdemeanor battery, according to online...

Casino Bomber Escapes Nevada Prison
He Bought Bus Ticket,
Then Was Recaptured
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He Bought Bus Ticket, Then Was Recaptured

Police picked up Porfirio Duarte-Herrera days after he went missing from Nevada jail

(Newser) - Update: It was a quick flirtation with freedom for Porfirio Duarte-Herrera, but that liberation has now come to an end. After being discovered missing Tuesday from Nevada's Southern Desert Correctional Center, a manhunt was launched for the 42-year-old, who was serving a life sentence for a fatal 2007 bombing...

Jailed Murder Suspect Still Drawing $130K Public Salary

Robert Telles of Las Vegas is accused of murdering a journalist who wrote critical stories

(Newser) - Robert Telles is a jailed murder suspect in Las Vegas. But he is also still the Clark County public administrator and thus is still drawing his $130,000 salary, reports 8NewsNow . It also appears the 45-year-old will continue making that money until January, when his elected successor takes over. (Telles...

Prosecutors: Official's DNA Under Reporter's Fingernails

Chilling details unveiled in murder of Jeff German

(Newser) - The DNA of a jailed elected official who was angered by past and upcoming newspaper stories was found on the hands of a Las Vegas investigative reporter who fought for his life while being stabbed to death outside his home, authorities said Thursday. County Public Administrator Robert Telles stood handcuffed...

Elected Official Arrested in Slaying of Las Vegas Reporter

Jeff German had reported on Rob Telles, was working on a follow-up

(Newser) - In what the Las Vegas Review-Journal calls "a stunning development," an elected official was arrested Wednesday night in connection with the slaying of Vegas investigative reporter Jeff German. Police searched the home of Clark County Public Administrator Robert “Rob” Telles, a Democrat, and interviewed him early Wednesday,...

Police Release Photos of Suspect in Las Vegas Reporter's Slaying

Jeff German was killed Friday, not Saturday, they say

(Newser) - Police on Tuesday released a photo of a vehicle that could have been used by a possible suspect in the fatal stabbing of a Las Vegas newspaper’s investigative reporter . They also said Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jeff German apparently was killed Friday and not Saturday as previously reported by...

Reporter Who Uncovered Las Vegas Corruption Slain

Police say they're looking for a suspect in Jeff German's killing

(Newser) - A Las Vegas investigative reporter was stabbed to death outside his home, and police are looking for a suspect, authorities said. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers found journalist Jeff German dead with stab wounds around 10:30am Saturday after authorities received a 911 call, reported the Las Vegas Review-Journal. It...

Man Jailed After Noise Causes Vegas Airport Panic

Dozens of flights were canceled Sunday

(Newser) - A California man jailed in Las Vegas on suspicion of causing a loud noise that sparked panic and travel delays Sunday at Harry Reid International Airport had been arrested at the airport less than 24 hours earlier for allegedly causing a disturbance near a ticket counter, a police official said...

Someone Really, Really Wants Harry's Underwear

Auction of skivvies said to be from 2012 Vegas romp has already brought in bid of $250K

(Newser) - Prince Harry probably never wants to hear again about his wild night in Vegas 10 years ago, when he got fully naked during a round of strip billiards in his VIP suite, with photos circulating to prove it. The UK royal may have to relive that night for another month...

Gunman Kills 1, Injures 2 at Vegas' Mirage

Shooter remains at large

(Newser) - A man shot three people, killing one, inside the Mirage Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip before escaping Thursday, accordion to police. Officers responded to a room on the 8th floor within a minute of receiving a 911 call around 8:30pm local time, CNN reports. A man was pronounced...

Planes Collide at North Las Vegas Airport, Killing 4

One plane was preparing to land when crash occurred

(Newser) - Four people died Sunday after two small planes collided at North Las Vegas Airport, authorities said. The Federal Aviation Administration said a single-engine Piper PA-46 and a single-engine Cessna 172 collided around noon Sunday, the AP reports. “Preliminary information indicates that the Piper PA-46 was preparing to land when...

Elvis-Related Move Could Crush Vegas Wedding Industry

Licensing company sends cease-and-desist letters to chapel operators

(Newser) - Las Vegas chapels of love that use Elvis Presley's likeness could find themselves becoming Heartbreak Hotels. The licensing company that controls the name and image of “The King” is ordering Sin City chapel operators to stop using Elvis in themed ceremonies, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Monday....

Here Are the 10 Best, Worst Places to Start a Career

Salt Lake City is where to head

(Newser) - It's graduation season, which means young adults are now earnestly seeking their first post-college jobs. WalletHub wanted to see which locations offer the best potential for jump-starting one's career, so the site looked at more than 180 of the most populated US cities, examining two dozen-plus metrics in...

Grass Is No Longer Welcome in Vegas

Authorities hope a new law will save billions of gallons amid ongoing megadrought

(Newser) - Las Vegas is the proving ground for a new Nevada state law banning “nonfunctional” grass. It is the first law of its kind in the nation, per the New York Times, and the Southern Nevada Water Authority hopes it will save up to 9.5 billion gallons of water...

After Latest Attack, District to Give Teachers Panic Buttons

A student faces charges after an assault in a Nevada classroom last week

(Newser) - The metro Las Vegas school district will provide electronic panic-button devices to teachers as it moves to boost security in the wake of incidents that include a violent after-school attack that left a teacher injured and unconscious in her classroom. In addition to providing teachers with panic devices equipped with...

Teen Arrested After Homework Found in Getaway Car

High school student faces murder charge in home-invasion robbery

(Newser) - An 18-year-old man arrested in a home-invasion robbery in which a Las Vegas woman was killed left his high school homework in the getaway car, police said. Math homework bearing Kamari Oliver's name was found in a backpack in the vehicle after the victim's boyfriend saw several robbers...

His 'Plenty of Fish' Date Has Bizarre, Painful Conclusion

Police say Nika Nikoubin stabbed suitor near Vegas to avenge US killing of Iranian general

(Newser) - In early 2020, US drones killed a top Iranian general . More than two years later, a man looking for love in a hotel room near Vegas paid for it. In a bizarre criminal report, police in Henderson, Nevada, say a woman stabbed her date in retaliation for the killing of...

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