Ricardo Torres-Cortez, LasVegasSun.com

Ricardo Torres-Cortez


Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Recent articles by Ricardo:

Station Casinos executive dies in watercraft accident

Station Casinos President Richard Haskins was killed today in a “watercraft accident” in Michigan while on vacation ... → Read More

Sisolak disappointed in businesses not following mask order, promises 'swift' action

he state Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that half of the 181 restaurants and bars they observed Thursday weren’t ... → Read More

Las Vegas authorities to holiday revelers: Don’t drive impaired

Standing on a hospital helipad, traffic safety expert Andrew Bennett stressed Thursday that medical professionals are “the last line of defense” in preventing car crash fatalities. → Read More

Man accused of breaking windows at Reno courthouse during protest

One of the people accused of bashing in windows at a Reno courthouse during a George Floyd-inspired protest, causing nearly $45,000 in damages, allegedly told an acquaintance that “the cops are not smart enough to find him.” → Read More

Metro warns of dangers — and consequences — of firing a gun into the air

Referencing people who blast bullets into the air, Metro Police is warning Clark County residents to put their guns away during their Fourth of July festivities because of the old adage of “what goes up must come down.” → Read More

Metro: Molotov cocktail thrown at police substation

Metro Police today were searching for a person who threw a Molotov cocktail at a substation this week. Nobody was injured, police said. The incident occurred at Metro’s ... → Read More

Firefighters hold the line on mountain wildfire

The size of the wildfire near Mount Charleston remained unchanged today from Tuesday, as almost 3,000 acres continued to burn, according to the ... → Read More

Report: Young daughter was in backyard when man shot 2 in neighbor feud

As he was being yelled at from the next-door backyard, a pastor said his daughter had snuck outside. But instead of grabbing the young girl and defusing the dispute ... → Read More

Possible murder-suicide attempt investigated in Henderson

An elderly man killed an elderly woman and then tried to take his own life Tuesday afternoon in a Henderson neighborhood, according to city police. → Read More

Better weather conditions help fire fighters battle blaze on Mount Charleston

Crews in the air and on the ground continued to extinguish a wildfire near Mount Charleston that’s blanketed about 2,800 acres ... → Read More

Henderson fire kills one, injures one, causes $280K in damage

An elderly woman was killed and a man was injured in a Henderson house fire this morning, according to fire officials. → Read More

Who are the legal observers keeping watch on protests in Las Vegas?

Legal observers have been easy to spot at recent George Floyd-inspired demonstrations in Las Vegas. If their clearly marked red T-shirts don’t reveal them, their vigorous note-taking will. → Read More

Wildfire raging near Mount Charleston

Twelve units from four agencies — the Mount Charleston Fire Protection District, Clark County Fire Department, U.S. Forest Service and Las Vegas Fire & Rescue — are battling the fire … → Read More

Motorist is killed in shootout with NHP trooper after traffic stop

A suspect who opened fire on a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper in Elko Friday night died when the officer shot back, officials said today. → Read More

North Las Vegas crash leaves motorcyclist dead

A motorcyclist was killed in North Las Vegas Saturday afternoon when he slammed into a car that turned into his path ... → Read More

Body of woman who went missing at Lake Mead is recovered

Crews on Saturday morning recovered the body of a woman who went underwater at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Wednesday night after she jumped in to try to help a man who was drowning ... → Read More

Culinary to sue Las Vegas casino companies over virus protections

Las Vegas resorts that have partially reopened amid the global pandemic haven’t adequately protected employees and their families from the coronavirus ... → Read More

Neighbors' dispute ends in double homicide, police say

A years-long neighbor dispute boiled over late Thursday when a man grabbed a shotgun and killed a woman and a man next door to his house, Metro Police said. → Read More

Police fired at 'agitated' man 34 times during Las Vegas standoff

Four Metro Police officers and a sergeant fired 34 bullets at an armed man during a standoff Monday in an apartment complex near Lake Mead Boulevard ... → Read More

Woman goes missing after trying to help struggling swimmer at Lake Mead

A woman who jumped into the water at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Wednesday night to help a man who was drowning was missing Thursday afternoon ... → Read More