Author Archives: Ken Ritter

  • Jimmy Scott, Jazzman with Ethereal Voice, Dies at 88

    (Updated 5/14/2014) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jimmy Scott, a jazzman with an ethereal man-child voice who found success late in life with the Grammy-nominated album “All the Way,” has died. He was 88. Scott died in his sleep Thursday at his Las Vegas home, said his wife, Jeanie Scott. He had ...

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  • Flavor Flav Takes Plea Deal in Vegas Battery Case

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entertainer Flavor Flav pleaded guilty Monday to reduced charges and was sentenced to probation and more counseling in a Las Vegas domestic violence case involving the teenage son of his longtime girlfriend. The 55-year-old rapper and reality TV personality, whose legal ...

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  • Woman Accused of Tossing Shoe at Clinton Released

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe some 60 feet toward Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared aware during questioning by U.S. Secret Service agents of the allegation against her, authorities said Friday. Alison Michelle Ernst, 36, was given a misdemeanor disorderly ...

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  • Woman Throws Shoe at Hillary Clinton During Speech

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman was taken into federal custody Thursday after throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton as the former Secretary of State began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech. The incident happened moments after Clinton took the stage before an Institute of Scrap Recycling ...

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  • Jury Awards George Wallace $1.3M in Vegas Lawsuit

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada jury on Tuesday awarded $1.3 million in damages to comedian George Wallace for a leg injury he said he suffered while performing at a Las Vegas Strip resort in 2007. The split decision in a civil negligence and personal injury lawsuit against the Bellagio Las ...

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  • Judge Rejects O.J. Simpson’s Bid for New Trial

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge in Las Vegas rejected O.J. Simpson's bid for a new trial on Tuesday, dashing the former football star's bid for freedom based on the claim that his original lawyer botched his armed robbery and kidnapping trial in Las Vegas more than five years ago. ...

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  • Nevada Judge Considering New O.J. Simpson Trial

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada judge who will decide whether O.J. Simpson gets a new trial in a botched confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers indicated Thursday that she's still working on her ruling. In her first public comment since hearings nearly five months ago, Clark ...

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  • OJ to Get Vegas Court Hearing on Bid for New Trial

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson will return next week to the Las Vegas courthouse where he was convicted of leading an armed sports memorabilia heist to ask a judge for a new trial on the grounds that his lawyer botched his case. Simpson will take the witness stand to testify that the ...

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  • Ex-Nev. Assemblyman Arrested Hours after Expulsion

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks has been arrested in California on charges including resisting arrest and throwing objects, just hours after state lawmakers took the unprecedented step of expelling him. Jail records show Barstow police arrested Brooks, 41, at ...

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  • Police Detail 9 Minutes Before Vegas Fireball

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — It took just nine fateful minutes for a valet stand dispute to escalate to a deadly Las Vegas Strip shooting, crash and fireball. Nearly every second was captured by video, audio and witness accounts and detailed in a Las Vegas police report made public after a weeklong ...

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