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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...

Governor, Wife Face Tirade at Restaurant

State police investigate threats, racial slurs apparently from right-wing podcaster

(Newser) - What appeared to be a friendly selfie request of Nevada's governor turned into a profane, threatening situation Sunday at a Las Vegas restaurant. Nevada State Police are investigating the confrontation that began just after Gov. Steve Sisolak; his wife, Kathy; and a daughter arrived at Lindo Michoacan in Summerlin,...

Girl Hands Teacher a Note That Leads to a Body

Las Vegas police say mother wrote it, saying she was being held and hadn't seen her son

(Newser) - On Tuesday morning, an elementary school student handed her teacher a note that had been written by her mother, KVUU reports, and Las Vegas police say the contents were grim: "That note indicated that the mom was being held against her will," Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Lt....

Woman at Center of Deadly Bus Shove Is Going to Prison

Cadesha Bishop gets 8 to 20 years behind bars after 2019 incident in which elderly man died

(Newser) - Update: A woman who pushed an elderly man off a Las Vegas bus, causing his death, heard her fate this week in a Nevada courtroom. Per WFTV , Cadesha Bishop was sentenced Friday to between eight and 20 years behind bars for the 2019 incident, in which a 74-year-old man hit...

Masks Come Off in Nevada Casinos
Nevada Unmasks Gamblers

Nevada Unmasks Gamblers

Governor lifts mandate for most public places

(Newser) - Signs announcing face masks were required came down in Nevada casinos on Thursday, after the state dropped its mandate for public places. The change was effective immediately. "It's really an exciting day," said Stephen Thayer, general manager of the Strat in Las Vegas. Employees were relieved that...

He Won $230K on Vegas Slots and Didn't Even Know It

After casino machine malfunction, Nevada gaming agency's meticulous detective work finds winner

(Newser) - A tourist who visited Las Vegas last month got lucky not once, but twice after he won a huge jackpot from a slot machine and never even realized it. CNN reports on the Nevada Gaming Control Board's "exhaustive" search for the Arizona man after the slot machine he...

'Mass Casualty' Crash Kills 9 in North Las Vegas

Police say a Dodge Challenger ran a red light

(Newser) - "We have not seen a mass casualty traffic collision like this before." So said a rep for the North Las Vegas Police Department in the wake of a six-vehicle crash on Saturday afternoon that left nine people dead. The Review-Journal cites the rep as saying a maroon Dodge...

$500K Lawsuit Claims Cops Arrested Wrong Shane Brown

Shane Lee Brown says he spent 6 days in jail after being mistaken as a wanted felon

(Newser) - A young Black man is suing two police departments in Nevada after he says he spent six days in jail—simply for having nearly the same name as a wanted felon, who is white and twice his age. Shane Lee Brown, a 25-year-old with dark hair, says police were actually...

America&#39;s 10 Most Fun Cities
America's Most,
Least Fun Cities

America's Most, Least Fun Cities

Chicago outranks NYC on Wallethub list

(Newser) - Fun means different things to different people, so Wallethub looked at no fewer than 65 different metrics for its list of this year's most fun cities in America, including the availability of dozens of kinds of recreation and entertainment facilities, the local nightlife—and how much it all costs....

Cops: Unruly Passenger Yelled 'Let's Go Brandon'

Katrina Alspaugh refused to wear mask on flight out of Las Vegas

(Newser) - Las Vegas woman Katrina Alspaugh's least favorite things apparently include President Biden and wearing masks on planes. The 51-year-old was arrested in the city's McCarran International Airport Sunday after she refused to wear a mask in the airport and caused a disturbance on her Allegiant Air flight, the...

Raiders Release Henry Ruggs After Fatal Alleged DUI Crash

He's been charged with felony DUI

(Newser) - Update: The Las Vegas Raiders released wide receiver Henry Ruggs on Tuesday night after he was involved in a fatal car crash, for which he has been charged with felony DUI resulting in a death, CNN reports. Our previous story from Tuesday follows:

Feds: Widow Disposed of Husband in Trash, Took His Benefits

Aging Las Vegas woman allegedly hid the fact that her husband had died

(Newser) - "There was no ambulance, no hospitalization, no funeral, no burial, and no cremation," states a federal criminal complaint filed in connection with the death of a Pennsylvania man identified only as JPS. The person the complaint does name is the man's wife, Nancy Shedleski. She's accused...

$40M Sale Tops Picasso Auction
$40M Sale Tops
Picasso Auction

$40M Sale Tops Picasso Auction

The 11 artworks had been displayed at the Bellagio in Las Vegas

(Newser) - Eleven Pablo Picasso artworks have been sold for a combined $109 million in a Las Vegas auction coinciding with the artist's 140th birthday. The nine paintings and two ceramic pieces had been displayed inside the Picasso restaurant at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art for more than two decades...

Cops: Landlord Killed 2 Tenants in Rent Dispute

3rd tenant was critically injured in Vegas shooting

(Newser) - A landlord argued with his live-in tenants over unpaid rent before opening fire with a handgun in a small house near downtown Las Vegas early Tuesday, killing two women and wounding a man who survived nine gunshots, police said. The shooting suspect, Arnoldo Lozano-Sanchez, 78, surrendered after a one-hour standoff...

DNA Proves He Raped, Killed a Girl—and Someone Else

Genome sequencing cracks Las Vegas murders of Nanette Vanderburg, Stephanie Isaacson

(Newser) - Las Vegas police say they finally know who killed a 14-year-old girl during her walk to school more than 32 years ago. Stephanie Isaacson never arrived at school on June 1, 1989, a fact her father only learned when she failed to appear that afternoon. Her body was found that...

Vaxxed and Ready to Relax? These US Cities Are Waiting

San Francisco tops LawnStarter's list of best places for the vaccinated to enjoy summer vacation

(Newser) - Summer is here, and if you're cautiously starting to reemerge from the pandemic, you may wonder if it's possible to contemplate some well-deserved holiday time. LawnStarter answers that question for the fully vaccinated with its ranking of US cities ideal for "vaxcations." The site looked at...

'Something Went Horribly Wrong' in Case of Murdered Boy

Mom accused of murder claimed she would find new home 'for Liam and I'

(Newser) - The father of a boy found dead near a Las Vegas-area trailhead last month contacted police without knowing his son was dead—an encounter that would ultimately lead to the identification of 7-year-old Liam Husted . On June 1, Liam's father informed police in San Jose, Calif., that he'd...

Parts of Nevada Banning 'Non-Functional' Grass

Nevada is first state to permanently ban lawns in certain areas

(Newser) - Grass that's just sitting around, serving no purpose, will soon be prohibited in the Las Vegas Valley. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday signed legislation banning "non-functional turf" starting in 2027, the AP reports. Backyards and front lawns aren't going anywhere—single-family homes are exempt from the...

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