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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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Tour bus driver arrested on suspicion of DUI in fatal Strip crash
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019
A tour bus hit and killed a pedestrian this morning near the Strip, and its driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI ...
New app helps autistic travelers navigate Las Vegas airport
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019
The cellphone app depicts a boy positioned on real photos at McCarran International Airport. Signing up for the free MagnusCards app ...
Police: Pedestrian killed crossing street against signal
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019
A pedestrian suffered fatal injuries this morning when she was hit by an SUV in the central valley, according to Metro Police. The pedestrian, who died at University Medical Center, became the ...
Police: Suspects arrested in 2 killings last month
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019
A man shot by police Thursday and another person have been identified as suspects in two slayings last month. Christopher Ashoff and Devin Campbell ...
Revamped Binion's to feature new boutique hotel, saloon in downtown Las Vegas
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019
As early as this summer, Binion’s Gambling Hall — the iconic downtown Las Vegas property — will be back in the hospitality business with renovations that ...
Worker hurt in fall inside Paris casino balloon-shaped sign
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019
Firefighters rescued a worker who fell today inside the balloon-shaped sign atop the marquee at the Paris Las Vegas, according to the Clark County Fire Department. The worker ...
Man sought on felony counts wounded in police shooting
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019
A man wanted on violent felony counts was critically wounded when officers opened fire as he rammed Metro Police vehicles this morning, Officer Larry Hadfield said. The man, who ...
Police: Teen arrested with pistol, silencer near Las Vegas school
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019
A teenager who was found with a loaded Mac-10 pistol equipped with a silencer in his backpack was arrested this afternoon by school police officers near ...
Man suffers leg wound in southeast valley shooting
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019
Metro Police say they're investigating a shooting in the southeast valley. Officers were dispatched about 12:45 p.m. to the 6500 block of Boulder Highway, near ...
Man shot in Henderson last week dies at hospital
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019
A man critically injured in a shooting Thursday night in Henderson has died, police announced today. The victim died Sunday at ...