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NLV mayor announces pig farm is moving

A North Las Vegas pig farm famous for recycling leftover casino buffet food is soon going up for auction.

City officials scheduled a news conference Monday to announce the development, which is expected to boost property values in the surrounding residential neighborhoods. The farm predates many of the homes nearby but spurs frequent complaints for its foul odors.

The development comes as the city builds a bridge and expands roads in the area of the farm. Its owner plans to move the operation to a quieter area north of the current location and closer to a landfill.

City officials say the starting bid for the 153-acre farm will be about $31 million. The auction is set for June, although the move and site cleanup are expected to take three years... Read More

Nowsch and Andrews enter guilty pleas in Tammy Meyers case

Erich Nowsch and Derrick Andrews entered guilty pleas for the shooting death of Tammy Meyers before the court Friday.

Nowsch, 20, entered a guilty plea for second-degree murder with a deadly weapon, attempted murder with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm from a vehicle.

Nowsch, is accused of shooting Meyers, 44, to death in front of her home in Feb. 2015. Metro Police said Andrews drove the getaway car.

Andrews entered a guilty plea to one count of voluntary manslaughter and one count of accessory to commit murder. He faces 15 years and a possible fine of more than $10,000.

Nowsch faces a sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole after 10 years. He will be sentenced on April 21.

No word on when Andrews will be sentenced. In court before the judge, Nowsch and Andrews also had to verbally admit that they were responsible for the death of the northwest valley wife and mother... Read More

Teen gets probation for killing swans, ducks

The minor accused of killing swans and other birds at Desert Shores admitted to a felony charge in court Monday.

The teen, who appeared in juvenile court, will serve probation and go to counseling.

Protesters rallied outside the courthouse. Activists from the Nevada Political Action for Animals group called the swans' deaths brutal and wanted justice for the birds.

"I can't even imagine how horrible the swans felt because they were loved and cared for by the community and then to have someone come in and brutally murder these swans, it's horrible," said Stacia Newman, president of Nevada Political Action for Animals.

Six other charges of maiming, poisoning or killing an animal were dismissed as part of the plea deal.

The teen will also be on probation until his 21st birthday... Read More

WATCH: Surveillance video released, home burglarized while residents slept

Metro Police needs the public's help locating two males that burglarized a home while the homeowners slept.

It happened on Feb. 18 in the area of North Town Center Drive and Canyon Run Drive.

Metro said the two suspects entered the home and burglarized it between midnight and 2 a.m. The homeowners had security cameras, so it was all caught on video.

According to police, several valuable items were taken.

One suspect is described as a white male adult in his early 20s, approximately 5- feet 10-inches tall. He's said to weigh approximately 150 pounds. He was last seen
wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, police said.

The second suspect is described as a black male adult in his early 20s, standing approximately 5-feet 10-inches tall. Police said he weighs approximately 160 pounds... Read More

Police respond to string of shootings

Police responded to an outbreak of gun violence across the valley Thursday with at least four confirmed shootings. In at least one incident, a man died. The incidents do not appear to be related.

Metro Police confirm a man was shot at a room in the Siegel Suites on Boulder Highway at approximately 7:45 p.m.

He was shot in the leg following a domestic disturbance with someone he knows. His wound is not life-threatening. Police say the suspect is not in custody.

Thursday's string of violence began at approximately 3 p.m. at a home near Twain Avenue and Boulder Highway.

Property managers received word that someone was trespassing in a home in the area. A man and a woman who live in the home went to investigate and found an unknown person in the home.

A fight ensued, and police say the intruder punched one of the homeowners in the face several times. That's when the property manager shot the suspect... Read More

PD: 1 shot in northwest valley near Durango and Deer Springs

Metro Police investigated a shooting in the northwest valley Wednesday night.

According to officers, someone was shot in the 6900 block of N. Durango Drive.

It happened around 7:15 p.m. Metro says a security guard shot someone.

The person was taken to Centennial Hospital.

N. Durango Drive is closed by W. Deer Springs Boulevard. No word on the person's condition.

There weren't any other details released.

This is a developing story.

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White House considers Nevada Gov. Sandoval for Supreme Court

The White House is considering Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada as a possible nominee to the Supreme Court, two people familiar with the process said Wednesday.

The nomination of a Republican would be seen as an attempt by President Barack Obama to break the Senate GOP blockade of any of his choices. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said his 54-member GOP caucus is opposed to holding confirmation hearings or vote on Obama's pick, insisting that the choice rests with the next president.

The officials declined to be named because they weren't authorized to speak publicly.

Mari St. Martin, Sandoval's communications director, said Wednesday that the governor hasn't been contacted by the White House.

"Neither Gov. Sandoval nor his staff has been contacted by or talked to the Obama administration regarding any potential vetting for the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court," she said... Read More