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Ariel Robinson found guilty, sentenced to life in prison

UPDATE: Ariel Robinson has been found guilty of homicide by child abuse. She was sentenced to life in prison Thursday.

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) - The state has rested its case in the trial accusing a Simpsonville foster mother of homicide by child abuse. That defendant agreed to testify Thursday morning.

Bodycam footage taken moments after emergency crews responded to a 911 call for a possible child drowning in a Simpsonville home in 2021, was displayed in court Wednesday afternoon.

It showed when emergency crews got there, they said they found three-year-old Victoria Smith unresponsive on her bedroom floor, covered in bruises. Also there, her foster parents. That includes the defendant, Ariel Robinson.

The bodycam footage shows her talking to law enforcement and blaming the bruises on Smith partly and from herself doing CPR wrong. The bruises on Tori's legs, the footage shows her blaming that on Tori's brother... Read More

GALLERY: Buffalo supermarket mass shooting scene

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) -- Ten people were killed and three others suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a mass shooting at a Tops Markets grocery store in Buffalo, New York on Saturday.


‘Pure evil’: 10 dead, 13 shot in Buffalo supermarket mass shooting

View photos from the scene in the gallery below. ... Read More

Bodies in Lake Mead recall Las Vegas' organized crime days

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stories about long-departed Las Vegas organized crime figures are surfacing after a second set of unidentified human remains were revealed as the water level falls on drought-stricken Lake Mead.

The reservoir on the Colorado River is about a 30-minute drive from the mob-founded Las Vegas Strip.

“There’s no telling what we’ll find in Lake Mead,” former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman said Monday. “It’s not a bad place to dump a body.”

Goodman was a defense attorney who represented Mafia figures, including ill-fated Anthony “Tony the Ant” Spilotro before serving three terms as a martini-toting mayor who made public appearances with a showgirl on each arm.

He declined to speculate about who might turn up in the vast reservoir formed by Hoover Dam between Nevada and Arizona... Read More

At least 10 dead in mass shooting at Buffalo supermarket

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A gunman wearing military-style clothing and body armor opened fire with a rifle at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing at least 10 people before being taken into custody Saturday afternoon, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

Details on the number of additional people shot at the Tops Friendly Market and their conditions weren't immediately available. The two officials were not permitted to speak publicly on the matter and did so on the condition of anonymity. The suspect was being questioned Saturday evening by the FBI, one of the officials said... Read More

I-Team: Unlicensed apartment still operating

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Some Residents at the Apex apartments say they’ve received seven-day notices from the owners to pay rent or leave.

The owners are operating without a license and the 8 News Now I-Team learned even with a property like this, technically residents could be evicted.

Tenants typically have two options, file a notice in court so a hearing is set, or pay the rent.
As the I-team first reported in August, California-based Pro-Residential services bought the property in January of 2021.

Clark County is suing the owners saying they’re part of a scheme to get COVID-19 relief money. The county reports issuing nearly $330,000 of rent relief money for tenants, and county records refer to the property as dangerous with hazardous conditions.
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Multiple people shot, 1 dead over property dispute

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- A property dispute lead to a shooting, leaving two injured and one dead.

Vladmir Pourett, 22, has been arrested and booked into the Clark County Detention Center on one count
of open murder, attempted murder, and battery with a deadly weapon.

On Saturday, just past midnight, Las Vegas Metro police received a report that multiple people were shot outside of a home on the 1400 block of North Christy Lane.

Police say that responding officers encountered two males who had suffered from gunshot wounds. They were transported to UMC Trauma with non-life-threatening injuries. A third male victim was reportedly transported to North Vista Hospital, by a citizen, where he was pronounced deceased.

An investigation by the LVMPD homicide Section suggests the three victims drove to Pourett's home and confronted him regarding a property dispute. During the dispute, Pourett pulled out a firearm and shot the three men. ... Read More

Top pop artists of 80s, 90s to perform at Orleans Arena

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- The Orleans will be hosting the Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam at The Orleans Arena on June 11.

The event will feature top freestyle, pop, and dance artists of the 80s and 90s, performing their greatest hits. Performers include Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Exposé, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Montell Jordan, and more.

Showtime is at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $31.65 plus tax and fees. For more information, visit www.orleansarena.com... Read More