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Deputy on leave after felony arrest

A Nye County Sheriff’s deputy was arrested Thursday evening after he allegedly broke into his estranged wife’s home and held her captive there.

Lasorsa scores Good Citizen Award

Mike Lasorsa is the newest recipient of the Beatty Town Advisory Board Good Citizen Award. Lasorsa was not present at the Dec. 9 town meeting, but board member Erika Gerling particularly cited Lasorsa’s role in planting and caring for the town Christmas Tree.

DVH expands MRI availability

Beginning Thursday, Dec. 12, Desert View Hospital will be able to provide magnetic resonance imaging services five days a week with the installation of a permanent MRI machine on the medical campus.

2 men plead guilty in sex assault case

Two men accused of sexually abusing a 45-year-old mentally disabled woman took plea deals in their criminal cases last week just before the first trial was set to begin Monday.

NHP reports numerous accidents on SR160 over icy weekend

Nevada Highway Patrol responded to an unusually high number of accidents on State Route 160 this weekend, likely due to icy conditions found near the top of the mountain pass between Pahrump and Las Vegas.

Business Profile: LISA PAYNE

BUSINESS: Owner, Something Special Florist

MOU with Clark County coroner gets commission OK

An agreement was reached this week between Clark and Nye counties for autopsy services.

Amargosa Valley solar project moves forward

A proposed solar energy project in Amargosa Valley moved another step forward this week.

Crime Corner

COPS: Marijuana, stolen gun found inside local home

DA’s Report

• Jason Alexander Lynch was charged on Nov. 12 with theft.

Ex-cop files civil rights suit against NCSO brass, ex-DA

A massive federal civil rights lawsuit was filed against Nye County, the Town of Pahrump and several current and former top law enforcement officers on behalf of a former sheriff’s deputy late last month.

Fire damages home, kills family pet

A local family’s home was damaged and their pet lost after a fire broke out inside a dwelling last weekend in the area of Wilson and Woodchips roads.

Seniors get advice on frauds, scams and schemes

While identity theft is often not a crime of physical violence, it still hurts.

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