Las Vegas, Nevada - The USTA Intermountain Section today announced that the Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas, Nevada will host the Playoffs USTA Intermountain Sectional Qualifying Tournament, May 27-June 2, 2016. Earlier today, the USTA announced the return of the US Open National Playoffs for the seventh season, expanding the footprint of the US Open to Las Vegas by providing the US Open Nationals opportunity for all players 14 years of age and older to earn a berth into all five draws at the US Open. Tennis players can compete in men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.

Las Vegas, Nevada - A Las Vegas man who wore a mask and gloves and used a black handgun with a laser sight to rob a convenience store, two liquor stores, a payday loan company, and an violent crimes and to determine if prosecution in the federal system, where there is no parole, is warranted.”

Las Vegas, Nevada - Played Out on the Strip - The Rise and Fall of Las Vegas Casino Bands by Janis L. McKay:

Las Vegas, Nevada - Hector Absi, 47, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was arrested today by FBI agents at his home in Las Vegas.  He is charged in a 16-count indictment, unsealed today, that was returned by a federal grand jury in Sacramento, California, on February 11.  The indictment charges Absi with conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and securities fraud; substantive counts of mail, wire and securities fraud; and with other securities-related charges, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner for the Eastern District of California announced.

Las Vegas, Nevada - A Las Vegas, Nevada, resident, who served in the U.S. Marines Corps, was convicted by a federal jury yesterday in the District of Nevada of multiple fraud charges after an eight-day trial, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.

Las Vegas, Nevada - The Justice Department today announced that a former Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officer, Richard Thomas Scavone, 49, was indicted on charges of violating the civil rights of A.O., an unnamed victim, by using excessive force during an arrest and charges of obstruction of justice for falsifying a report.  The indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in the District of Nevada.

Las Vegas, Nevada - It's happened to many of us. We eat at a restaurant with less than ideal hygiene and come down with a nasty case of food poisoning.

Las Vegas, Nevada - A woman who served as the getaway driver for 13 commercial robberies in southern Nevada from December 2012 to March 2013, was sentenced to 121 years in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden for the District of Nevada.

Las Vegas, Nevada - A Las Vegas man was sentenced to 60 months in prison for his role in an investment fraud scheme that promoted fraudulent investment opportunities and caused more than $5 million in losses to investors.

Las Vegas, Nevada - The FBI Las Vegas Division is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for vandalism committed at the Masjid-e-Tawheed mosque located at 6180 W. Viking Road in Las Vegas.