Southern Nevada News

Bail $1M for Alleged Pimp in Beating Case

Posted: 2:37 PM - A state court judge in Las Vegas set $1 million bail for an alleged pimp accused of torturing and beating a woman so severely she had a finger amputated and needed skin grafts.

Fighters Sue Mayweather Over TV Bout

Posted: 12:00 PM - Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a "dog house" fight that was supposed to last until someone quit.

Taxi Rates Rising in Clark County

Updated: 1:37 PM - Nevada taxi regulators have approved a rate hike that would make cab rides in Las Vegas and surrounding areas the second most expensive among U.S. metropolitan areas with tourism-based economies.

Fraud Plea Gets Probation for Former Palms Worker

Posted: 11:37 AM - A 31-year-old former Las Vegas casino worker has been sentenced in federal court to probation and to pay a portion of about $232,000 in restitution for his role in what authorities say was an $800,000 betting fraud scheme.

Man Gets Federal Prison for Tax Refund Scam

Posted: 11:56 AM - A Las Vegas man was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison and ordered to pay a share of almost $193,000 in restitution for his role in an income tax refund scam that used other people's information to apply for First-Time Home Buyers Credit refunds.

Group Says County Issued Illegal Gay Marriage Licenses

Posted: 10/20/2014 - The president of a gay conservatives group in Nevada says that if he could, he'd likely withdraw a complaint alleging Clark County officials illegally issued same-sex marriage licenses before the state's gay marriage ban was struck down earlier this month.

Man Held on DUI Charge Dies in Jail

Posted: 10/20/2014 - Authorities say a 55-year-old man who was arrested last week in Boulder City on a driving under the influence charge was found dead in his jail cell during the weekend at the Henderson city lockup.

Dad and Son Hurt in Fire at Timeshare

Posted: 10/20/2014 - A fire official in says a 47-year-old man was found unconscious and his 8-year-old son was treated for smoke inhalation after a smoky weekend fire in the kitchen of a southern Nevada timeshare unit.

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