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I-Team: Bundy supporters looking for donations, manpower

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The people still camped out at the Cliven Bundy ranch near Bunkerville are looking for some help from the public. They've posted an online ad, asking for donations of food, money, and manpower to maintain their security perimeter at the ranch. More>>

I-Team: Ammar Harris moves prisons over cell phone

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A self-proclaimed pimp facing trial for the murder of three people on the Las Vegas Strip has been moved to a higher security lock-up.  More>>

I-Team: State, Lincoln County in showdown over Area 51 money

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A dispute over the amount of taxes being paid by contractors at the super-sensitive Area 51 military base has sparked a legal showdown between the state of Nevada and the county that is home to Area 51.

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I-Team: Suspect in CCSD theft agrees to plea deal

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A suspect in the theft of school district funds has taken a plea deal. But the person is not one of the five indicted in the scheme last week. More>>

I-Team: Ex-Police chief calls Boulder City officials 'corrupt'

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A former top cop says clean, green Boulder City is actually a steamy political swamp in need of fumigation.

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I-Team: Strip club raided by police wants to reopen

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A strip club shut down since a Metro Police raid says it can't reopen. The I-Team found allegations some dancers may have drugged customers to pile up charges on their credit cards maybe behind the raid.
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I-Team re-examines Metro's new crash-response policy

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Four months have passed since Metro Police announced that traffic officers would no longer respond to the scene of minor accidents, those in which there are no significant injuries. More>>

I-Team: Search warrant gives clues into strip club raid

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Allegations of strippers drugging customers then racking up bogus charges on their credit cards appears to be the focus of a Metro Police investigation at a local topless club. More>>

I-Team: Legality of marijuana raises issues for gun owners

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The right to bear arms and to also legally possess medical marijuana is the latest legal issue cropping up as states ease marijuana laws, even though the drug is still illegal on a federal level.

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I-Team: Legality of NHP traffic stop examined

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Nevada public safety officials are taking a second look at a drug interdiction stop on 1-15 where state troopers confiscated more than $50,000. More>>

I-Team: Aroma of pot raises questions over legality of police searches

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For decades, police have used the smell of marijuana as probable cause to search cars and people during routine investigative stops. But when pot is legal, can cops still use the aroma of weed to justify a search?

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I-Team: Crossing the line into Area 51 gets caught on camera

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A tour bus carrying visitors to the edge of the top secret Area 51 military base has done something that many people have only fantasized about doing.
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I-Team: Wiretapping charge dismissed against Taxicab Authority officer

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A Taxicab Authority officer, charged after recording an accidental phone call from his boss, is declared a victory in court Wednesday. More>>

I-Team: Rx drugs kill more in Clark County than illegal drugs

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Prescription drug abuse has reached epidemic proportions in Nevada. In Clark County, more people overdosed on pharmaceuticals last year than all the major street drugs combined. The I-Team found some of those pills are coming from the people paid to safeguard them. More>>

I-Team: Pot oil explosions a growing problem

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Explosions caused by methamphetamine labs are all but gone from southern Nevada neighborhoods, but a new and similar threat is popping up with greater frequency in homes and apartments all over the Las Vegas valley.
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Ex-Mormons give their take on "The Book of Mormon" musical

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The hit musical "The Book of Mormon" now playing at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts downtown, had a special group in its audience this weekend. More>>

I-Team: Father accuses mental health ctr. of patient dumping son

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A lawsuit accusing a local mental health center of patient dumping has been dismissed. The case isn't about bussing a patient out of state but putting one in a car and sending him across town to his father's house. More>>

I-Team: Ex-UNLV workers busted in credit card scheme

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More allegations of theft by public employees have surfaced, this time at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas. More>>

I-Team: Ex-county worker arrested for missing $38K

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A Las Vegas woman is in jail accused of embezzling thousands of dollars in traffic fines from the Las Vegas Justice Court -- where she was a former employee. More>>

STREET TALK: An underhanded act of subterfuge

Events like this week's deadly shootings tend to bring out the best, and sometimes the worst in people. While the community is grieving, that didn't stop one journalist from wrangling her way into the home of one of the murder victims. Police are calling it "an underhanded act of subterfuge.”

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Threat from shooting suspect, Jerad Miller, caught on tape

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Metro Police confirmed Wednesday they actually questioned shooting suspect Jerad Miller about a threat to shoot people back in February of this year.
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I-Team: Commissioner wants more cops after weekend's tragedy

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At least one elected official wants Metro Police officers to get more training and resources after this weekend's tragic events.
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I-Team: Questions surround shooters' online rants

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The accused shooters from Sunday’s rampage, Jerad and Amanda Miller, were very active with blogs and frequent posters to anti- government websites. More>>

I-Team: Mom accused of shooting son previously investigated

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A woman charged with shooting her 11-year old son in the head had been investigated twice by Child Protective Services prior to the shooting.
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WEB EXTRA: Bob Lazar discusses artificial gravity

Watch an excerpt of Bob Lazar's interview with I-Team reporter George Knapp where he discusses artificial gravity. More>>

WEB EXTRA: Bob Lazar discusses element 115

Watch this excerpt from I-Team George Knapp's interview with Bob Lazar where he discusses element 115. More>>

WEB EXTRA: Bob Lazar isn't interested in Area 51 notoriety

Watch an excerpt from Bob Lazar's interview with I-Team reporter George Knapp about how he's never been interested in seeking notoriety about the events he claimed to witness at Area 51. More>>

I-Team: Despite drought, water used to grow export crop

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What if we told you that billions of gallons of water from the Colorado River are being used to grow grass somewhere else, grass that is then exported to China and other countries? More>>

I-Team: A tale of 2 mansions and water usage

Sheldon Adelson's swimming pool. Sheldon Adelson's swimming pool.
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It’s no secret Las Vegas is dealing with a drought and while most people in the valley take steps to conserve water, some don’t. Some residents are using water at a rate many times the average customer. More>>

I-Team: Controversial traffic stops on I-80 suspended

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Controversial drug interdiction stops have been suspended in Humboldt County, and the Nevada Attorney General has been called in to review the practice.
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I-Team: Federal lawsuit involving CCSD police moves forward

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Depositions have been completed in a federal lawsuit alleging that Clark County School District Police tried to cover up their role in the DUI death of an honors student. More>>

I-Team: 25 years later: Man who exposed Area 51

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A once-secret air base in the Nevada desert is marking an unofficial anniversary Tuesday. It was in 1989 that a Nevada man blew the whistle on one of the government's biggest secrets. More>>

I-Team: Man who exposed Area 51 defends UFO information

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It has been 25 years to the day since a live interview with a shadowy guy named Dennis changed everything for America's most secret military base.
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I-Team: Nevada law raises questions in marijuana debate

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Public attitudes about pot have made an abrupt turnaround in Nevada and across the country, but one thing that hasn't changed is Nevada's strict DUI standards. The law puts marijuana users at risk. More>>

I-Team: Outcome of tragic case might be different today

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It has been 14 years since one of the worst roadside tragedies in Nevada history. A 20-year-old dancer fell asleep at the wheel and drove her car into a crowd of teenagers, killing six. More>>

I-Team: Do police seek search warrant friendly judges?

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Could police be playing favorites when it comes to getting search warrants signed by local magistrates? An I-Team investigation shows one judge has signed nearly twice as many warrants this year, as any other judge. More>>

I-Team: Big players vying for medical marijuana licenses

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The competition for medical marijuana licenses in Clark County will be fierce, especially since so many of the applicants are among the wealthiest and most powerful people in the state.  More>>

I-Team: Police say Bundy ranch protesters not off the hook

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Metro Police officers who were on the front lines of a recent showdown near the Bundy ranch in Bunkerville say they feared for their lives.
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I-Team: Police faced possible 'bloodbath' at Bundy protest

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Tensions have subsided and the crowds of armed militia around rancher Cliven Bundy have largely dispersed, but the situation is far from resolved. More>>

I-Team: Lawsuit filed over freeway cash seizures

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A lawsuit has been filed against the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department alleging deputies there are unlawfully seizing cash from motorists traveling on I-80 toward California. More>>

I-Team: I-80 cash seizures by sheriff's office raises questions

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If someone with a gun stops you and takes your money -- is that robbery? What if the person who takes your money also has a badge? More>>

I-Team: Car 'black boxes' reveal your information

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What does your car know about you? And who is it telling? Modern automobiles are rapidly becoming computers on wheels -- and you might not know what data is being stored about you and who has access to it. More>>

I-Team: Cousin dies before meeting Paul Fronczak

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A baby kidnapping case that captivated the nation happened five decades ago this weekend. That's when the Fronczak baby was stolen from a Chicago hospital. More>>

I-Team: Ex-sub teacher regrets relationship with student

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Tanikka Queen was one of about 4,000 substitute teachers who work in the Clark County School District, that is, until she was arrested in March and charged with having a sexual relationship with a student. More>>

I-Team: Ex-sub teacher faces prison for student relationship

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A former Clark County substitute teacher is facing as many as 21 years in prison after pleading guilty to two felony counts stemming from a romantic relationship she had with a student. More>>

I-Team: Feds, Nevada rancher facing off over public lands

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Dozens of armed federal officers are preparing for a showdown with a Nevada cattle rancher regarded by some as an outlaw and a hero by others. More>>

I-Team: Mystery device possibly used in car burglaries

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Technology is helping thieves grab your property fast, for a quick getaway. It's possible the technology was used in a recent string of break-ins in Henderson. More>>

Nuclear physicist searches for evidence in Roswell UFO case

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The original investigator of the famed Roswell UFO incident says he hopes an upcoming appearance in Las Vegas might produce a piece of "smoking gun" evidence or a new eyewitness. More>>

I-Team: Family Still Hopes for Justice in Cold Case Killing

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Questions remain about who killed an aspiring actor in Henderson and did a $1 million insurance policy have anything to do with it? Though he has never been charged, a former light-welterweight boxer has been named in a wrongful death suit by the family of Joshua Dufort. More>>

I-Team: Former Hells Angels President Talks About Brawl

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The former president of the Las Vegas Chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club says he is sorry for the violence that erupted at a Las Vegas wedding chapel. More>>

I-Team: Woman Sues Metro Police over Severe Skin Burn

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A Las Vegas woman is suing the Metropolitan Police Department saying she was literally given the "third degree." Warning: Photos in the story may be disturbing to some. More>>

I-Team: Former President of Las Vegas Hells Angels Speaks Out

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Legal cases stemming from a bloody brawl between rival motorcycle clubs five years ago are finally drawing to a close. More>>

I-Team: 'Do-it-yourself detectives' face dangers, police say

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If you've ever been the victim of a burglary, you know how long it can take to get your property back and in many cases you don't. Some victims are now turning to the Internet and social media to find their stolen items. More>>

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