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Recent articles by Ken:

Broken laws alleged as Nevada marijuana licenses hearing nears end

Plaintiffs’ lawyers also alleged problems with background checks, scoring mistakes, favoritism toward some prospective licensees over others. → Read More

Ronaldo lawyers want Las Vegas lawsuit to go to private arbitration

Cristiano Ronaldo's lawyers want to push a Nevada woman's lawsuit accusing the soccer star of raping her in 2009 out of a U.S. court and into closed-door arbitration ... → Read More

Nevada jury hears openings in biker club racketeering trial

A jury in Las Vegas heard two vastly different views in a federal racketeering trial that opened Monday for eight Vagos biker gang members stemming from a 2011 shootout that killed a rival Hells Angels leader in a Nevada casino. Prosecutor John Han called it an orchestrated murder approved by Vagos international president Pastor Palafox. Defense attorney Michael Kennedy countered that using a… → Read More

Las Vegas jury hears openings in biker club racketeering trial

A jury in Las Vegas heard two vastly different views in a federal racketeering trial that opened Monday in Las Vegas for eight Vagos biker gang members stemming from ... → Read More

Vegas man accused of plotting to bomb synagogue or LGBTQ bar

A man who authorities say worked as a security guard has been arrested and accused of plotting to firebomb a Las Vegas synagogue or a bar catering to LGTBQ customers, → Read More

Vegas man accused of plotting to bomb synagogue or LGBTQ bar

A man who authorities say worked as a security guard has been arrested and accused of plotting to firebomb a Las Vegas synagogue or a bar catering to LGTBQ customers, officials said Friday. Conor Climo, 23, of Las Vegas, was arrested Thursday by an FBI-led anti-terrorism task force, U.S. Attorney Nicholas Trutanich said in a statement. → Read More

Vegas man accused of plotting to bomb synagogue or LGBTQ bar

Conor Climo, 23, of Las Vegas, was arrested Thursday by an FBI-led anti-terrorism task force, U.S. Attorney Nicholas Trutanich said in a statement. → Read More

Las Vegas man accused of plotting to bomb synagogues, LGBTQ bar

Federal prosecutors say the 23-year-old was arrested after diagrams and items that could make bombs were discovered at his home. → Read More

Las Vegas man accused of plotting to bomb synagogues, LGBTQ bar

Federal prosecutors say the 23-year-old was arrested after diagrams and items that could make bombs were discovered at his home. → Read More

Wayne Newton sued over monkey biting girl visiting his home

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Entertainer Wayne Newton is being sued by a Las Vegas woman who claims the veteran crooner's pet monkey bit and injured her daughter during an invited visit to Newton's showpiece mansion nearly two years ago. Jocelyne Urena seeks at least $15,000 in damages on behalf of her daughter, Genevieve, in a civil negligence complaint filed Wednesday in Nevada state court in Las Vegas.… → Read More

Wayne Newton’s pet monkey bit visiting girl in Las Vegas, lawsuit alleges

Mother seeks at least $15,000 in damages on behalf of her daughter in a civil negligence complaint. → Read More

Ronaldo lawyers file documents after Las Vegas rape case ruling

Cristiano Ronaldo's lawyers have filed court documents following a judge's decision not to dismiss or keep completely secret a lawsuit by a Nevada woman who accuses the Portuguese soccer star of raping her in 2009 ... → Read More

Ronaldo loses bid to dismiss or fully seal Las Vegas rape case

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo lost a bid for dismissal or complete secrecy in a federal lawsuit by a woman who accuses him of raping her at a Las Vegas resort in 2009 ... → Read More

Lawsuit in Nevada calls 'WTF Party' name a free speech right

A man who was told by the state of Nevada that he couldn't register the name "WTF Party" for political candidates is suing election officials, claiming his free speech rights were violated. The Nevada secretary of state "has prevented the WTF Party from qualifying as a minor political → Read More

Lawsuit in Nevada calls 'WTF Party' name a free speech right

A man who was told by the state of Nevada that he couldn't register the name "WTF Party" for political candidates is suing election officials, claiming his free speech rights were violated ... → Read More

Billionaire, friend taking plea deal in Las Vegas drug case

California billionaire Henry T. Nicholas III and a friend will avoid prison time in a Las Vegas Strip hotel room drug case. → Read More

Billionaire, friend taking plea deal in Las Vegas drug case

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A California technology billionaire and crime victim rights advocate and a friend are taking a plea deal sparing them prison time in a Las Vegas Strip hotel room drug case, their lawyers and a prosecutor told a judge on Wednesday. Henry T. Nicholas III and co-defendant Ashley Christine Fargo will enter an "Alford plea" to two felony drug possession charges, and will make a $1… → Read More

Billionaire, friend taking plea deal in Las Vegas drug case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A California technology billionaire and crime victim rights advocate and a friend are taking a plea deal sparing them prison time in a Las Vegas Strip → Read More

Billionaire, friend taking plea deal in Las Vegas drug case

California billionaire and crime victim rights advocate Henry T. Nicholas III and a friend are taking a plea deal sparing them prison time in a Las Vegas Strip hotel room drug case. Their attorneys said Wednesday that Nicholas and co-defendant Ashley Fargo will ... → Read More

Exclusive Las Vegas country club settles state race bias case

An exclusive Las Vegas country club settled a race bias complaint with the Nevada state Equal Rights Commission, hours before a rare public hearing Tuesday about ... → Read More