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Ricardo Torres-Cortez


Ricardo Torres-Cortez is a public safety reporter for the Las Vegas Sun. Though he was born in Mexico and lived in Texas, he considers the Las Vegas Valley home. He previously covered breaking news at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and started at the Sun after graduating from UNLV in December 2015.

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Charleston closing near downtown Las Vegas for roadwork
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Upcoming roadwork on Project Neon will shut down Charleston Boulevard near downtown Las Vegas for more than a week. A stretch of Charleston between Commerce Street and ...
Amber Alert canceled in Nevada; teen girl still missing
Thursday, April 18, 2019
An Amber Alert was issued today for a teen girl last seen in Southern California with her mother and a man who are homicide suspects, according to the ...
Police: Suspect arrested in slaying of man found in ravine
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
About a month after his mother reported him missing, Marcos Madrid’s body was found in a remote desert ravine. He’d been shot while lying face down ...
Woman faces DUI count in fatal single-car crash
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
A woman was arrested on a count of DUI after the car she was driving ran off Interstate 15 and rolled, killing a passenger, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. The crash happened about ...
Deputies arrest man suspected of digging for legendary Binion treasure
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Deputies arrested a man who was apparently digging for treasure on property once owned by late casino owner Ted Binion, the Nye County Sheriff's Office said.
Man, dog killed near Wetlands Park after being struck by suspected impaired driver
Saturday, April 13, 2019
The motorist, who called 911 and remained at the scene after the crash, was jailed on suspicion of being impaired ..
Diocese in Las Vegas identifies 'credibly accused' priests
Friday, April 12, 2019
The Diocese of Las Vegas today released a list of 32 one-time Catholic priests and a church associate “credibly accused” of sexual misconduct involving ...
Men suspected of digging for legendary Binion treasure, authorities say
Thursday, April 11, 2019
After Nevada casino executive Ted Binion’s slaying some 20 years ago, authorities dug up more than $5 million of silver he buried on one of his properties in Pahrump. But a legend that ...
Metro sued in killing of suspect at Las Vegas hospital
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Metro Police were not adequately trained before an officer shot and killed a suspect in custody who had pointed a stun gun at him inside a Las Vegas hospital room ...
Henderson Police find man dead, car missing
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Officers conducting a welfare check Tuesday night at a home in Henderson found a 55-year-old man dead and his car missing, police said. Henderson Police did not say how the man died but ...