February 17, 2001 |
A jury Friday convicted a driver in the deaths of six teenagers on a county work crew under a new Nevada law that prohibits driving with illegal drugs in one's blood--even if the driver is not impaired. Because prosecutors were unable to prove that Jessica Williams had been under the influence of drugs, the only other options for jurors were to acquit the driver or to convict her of involuntary manslaughter or reckless driving--charges carrying lighter sentences.
September 9, 1994 |
In what appears to be the first case of its kind, Nevada authorities have charged a top Las Vegas casino with allowing a minor to gamble in an incident in which a 19-year-old lost more than $6,200 in three hours of pre-dawn play at the blackjack tables. The incident occurred at Bally's Las Vegas, known as one of the Strip's most resolutely adult-oriented casino-hotels.
July 9, 1993 |
The headlines in a couple of Nevada's largest newspapers this week sent shock waves through the state's legalized brothels, and no wonder. "Ooops! Nevada Accidentally Outlaws Brothels," the Reno Gazette Journal blared Thursday. "Brothels Mistakenly Outlawed," was the Page 1 headline in Wednesday's Las Vegas Review-Journal. Its story began: "Nevada has outlawed brothels. Sort of. By mistake." George Flint, lobbyist for the Nevada Brothel Assn., was jarred out of bed by a 3 a.m.
July 28, 1991 |
In Nevada, Joe Conforte's business has been a vicious, 36-year joust with fluctuating state laws, rural leanings and a succession of politicians. He opened his first whorehouse, the Triangle Ranch, in 1955, when local prostitution laws were spotty and enforced largely by whim. It was an ingenious setup, with brothels in converted farm buildings and later in house trailers, at the converging borders of Washoe, Storey and Lyon counties.
November 14, 1991 |
Nevada and the NCAA will meet in court Dec. 4 over the NCAA's challenge of a new state law that it claims is stalling its infractions case against Nevada Las Vegas and is unfair to other schools.
September 23, 1988 |
The Nevada Supreme Court has ordered a study of proposed guidelines for capital murder cases sought by three high court justices who complained about inexperienced lawyers and long delays in such cases. The court said the study panel, made up of 15 lawyers and judges, will review the guidelines suggested by Justices John Mowbray, Tom Steffen and Cliff Young and report back to the Supreme Court with recommendations.