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Dennis Hof stripped of license for brothel near Pahrump

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Steve Marcus Dennis Hof smiles during an interview at his Love Cattle ranch legal whorehouse in Crystal, Nev., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Hof won the Republican primary election for Nevada State Assembly District 36.

. The Nye County Commission voted Tuesday to pull the whorehouse and alcohol licenses for Dennis Hof’s Love Ranch South brothel near Pahrump because he failed to request renewals on time.

The commission voted 3-2, with one member abstaining, to reject the annual license renewals, resulting in the closure of the whorehouse.

“It’s vengeance,” Hof said, blaming the action on suits he filed versus the county and political disputes.

Hof, who won the Republican main for Assembly District 36, stated he plans to look for a court injunction enabling him to reopen the brothel.

Commission Chairwoman Lorinda Wichman stated whorehouse owners must submit renewal types 1 Month prior to licenses expire, however Hof was late. Hof said that’s since the Constable’s Office sent him the kinds late.

Wichman, however, stated the forms are sent by mail just as a courtesy, and it’s up to brothel owners to get them and make certain they are submitted on time.

“There is no alternative in my mind and no other way I can offer a vote to renewing a license, particularly when it should have resulted in an automatic cancellation when the application was not received Thirty Days prior to the expiration date,” Wichman stated at Tuesday’s commission meeting.

Wichman directed the constable to obtain the brothel’s licenses.

The whorehouse staff was at first uncooperative when authorities informed them they intended to take the licenses, county officials said.

“The executive supervisor for Dennis Hof called the constable and showed that they would not enable the Nye County sheriff’s deputies on the facilities,” Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said.

But when deputies, armed with a court-issued warrant, appeared, brothel workers gave up the licenses without event, she said.

Hof can petition the county again for both licenses.

“He can reapply, however I’m unsure what does it cost? success he’ll have,” Wichman stated.

Constable: Pahrump teens admit to stabbing, bludgeoning mom to death

PAHRUMP, NV (FOX5) –

The Nye County Constable’s Office on Wednesday revealed the arrests of 2 teens in the murder of their mom.

Sgt. Adam Tippetts said the department responded after the female was reported missing out on from her home at 6381 Wedgewood Street in Pahrump on Monday.

Inning accordance with an arrest report, a male from Idaho called the office to ask about a well-being check done the week prior on Dawn Liebig, 46. He informed Investigator Gibbs he didn’t trust the kids living at the house, but the deputy who responded stated it was possible she remained in Las Vegas.

Deputy Armendariz followed up and said in his report that her mobile phone was at the home, then he opened a missing person report on Liebig. It was unclear if he talked to either of the suspects during that go to.

Gibbs then got in touch with a guy who was not recognized. The male informed him the kids, determined as Dakota Saldivar and Michael Wilson, had various stories about Liebig’s disappearance. He told Gibbs that Liebig had several disabilities and he thought her to be dead “due to the type of family she remains in,” the report said.

Investigators Gibbs, Cox and Parra went to the home of talk to both teens, however the 17-year-olds rejected knowing exactly what happened to Liebig. After additional interviews and a search of the teens’ phones, deputies stated their stories were irregular.

When Wilson was confronted with a text that stated “my mother died,” he admitted to officers, saying he and Saldivar had stabbed their mother to death and buried her body in a 2 foot deep grave. Wilson informed detectives she inquired to eliminate her, according to the report.

Wilson, who stated he was adopted by Liebig and had dealt with her for 5 years, then led investigators to Liebig’s shallow tomb and the murder weapons buried nearby.

It was unidentified if Saldivar was also adopted. The 2 have an older sibling, Michael Liebig, who was reportedly in jail at the time of the siblings’ arrest.

In a follow-up interview with Saldivar, he stated they chose July 19 to murder their mom because “they couldn’t take her grumbling.”

Investigators on Tuesday discovered Liebig had not been active on Facebook since July 19.

“im [sic] a mother that hope she did okay.i [sic] desire my kids to become the men i [sic] hoped for.i [sic] live for them,” the bio on that Facebook page reads.

That night, they waited on her to sleep, preparing to stab her jugular vein so she would pass away quickly, according to authorities records. Wilson stabbed her neck and she apparently cried out, “No!” Saldivar then struck her with a hammer 20 times in the head, inning accordance with declarations in the report.

Saldivar informed detectives their mother was crying out for them both to help, not understanding it was her kids who were attacking her.

The attack lasted 25 minutes and the 2 stopped just when the hammer went through their mother’s skull, the kid said. He then stabbed her in the back of the neck with a penknife, then took her to the mountains to bury her, the report kept in mind.

In authorities interviews, the boys said they had to care for her animals. At the house, deputies found 20 felines, some malnourished.

Saldivar and Wilson were both detained for open murder, conspiracy to dedicate murder and domestic battery with a deadly weapon.

They were taken to Nye County Detention Center and were processed as adults, Tippetts said.

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Renowned paranormal radio host Art Bell has died in Pahrump

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Thanks To Art Bell Art Bell, known for the paranormal-themed nationally syndicated radio show” Coast to Coast AM, “died Friday, April 13, 2018 in Pahrump. In this file image, he’s pictured with his child, Asia, at his house studio in 2013.

Saturday, April 14, 2018|10:57 a.m.

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Eccentric radio host Art Bell passed away at his Pahrump home Friday, inning accordance with the Nye County Sherriff’s Office. He was 72.

Bell was understood for the paranormal-themed nationally syndicated radio program “Coast to Coast AM,” which he was associated with considering that 2003. He developed a loyal fan base who listened to the program when it aired in the late nights.

” For all you odd late-night radio listeners (me consisted of),” Tweeted U.S.A Today reporter Jeff Zillgitt. “My other half confesses to being a little anxious when she found my Art Bell listening routines. RIP.”

Bell later on established Pahrump’s KNYE 95.1 FM radio station, where its broadcast studio and transmitter were stationed near his Pahrump house. The station airs Coast to Coast AM nighttime from 10 p.m. till 6 a.m.

Bell retired a couple of times throughout the years, consisting of in 2015 from his “Midnight in the Desert” program after exactly what he declares to be numerous intrusion occasions taking place at his Pahrump home. He would notoriously start out his broadcasts, “From the kingdom of Nye,” an ode to Nye County, where Pahrump lies.

In July 2016 Bell had a health scare, spending 5 days in a Las Vegas hospital, inning accordance with the show’s website.

” I am not in excellent shape, so weak I can not dress myself,” he wrote on the website.

Bell is a conscript of both the Nevada Broadcaster’s Association Hall of Popularity and National Radio Hall of Popularity.

An autopsy is scheduled for next week to identify the cause of death, Sharon Wehrly, Nye County Sheriff said.

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Man, 63, hung on arson charge in Pahrump church fire

Monday, Aug. 28, 2017|1:35 p.m.

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A constable’s spokesman says a 63-year-old Nevada man is dealing with felony arson and other charges after he was accused of beginning a fire at an evangelical Christian church.

Nye County constable’s spokesperson Arnold Knightly said Monday that Frank Eugene Casey was arrested after he was discovered sitting in a parked cars and truck close by while firefighters fought flames about 1 a.m. Friday at the Trinity Assembly of God Church in Pahrump.

Knightly says Casey was imprisoned on $102,500 bail pending a court look on charges likewise including church residential or commercial property damage and drunken driving.

A court clerk didn’t instantly react to a message, and it wasn’t instantly clear if Casey had a legal representative.

Knightly says Casey told federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Guns agents and state authorities detectives that he started the fire in a church storeroom.

Male jailed in 3-year-old'' s death in Pahrump

Monday, July 17, 2017|9:49 a.m.

PAHRUMP– Nye County constable’s deputies have actually arrested a suspect in the death of a 3-year-old kid in Pahrump.

The constable’s office states 38-year-old Cole Engleson of Pahrump was being kept in the county prison without bail today on suspicion of open murder, domestic violence and kid abuse with considerable physical harm leading to death.

Detectives say police responded to calls about a kid who had stopped breathing at a regional home at 7:15 p.m. Saturday.

Police say the kid had several swellings and other injuries, and later on was pronounced dead at Desert View Hospital.

Investigators say the kid supposedly had actually been left alone in the care of Engelson, who was recognized as the sweetheart of the kid’s mother.

An autopsy is pending. It’s not clear if Engleson has an attorney or will be selected one at a pending court appearance.

Pahrump lady shot in head anticipated to survive, recover

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Pahrump officers assaulted by pit bulls while serving warrant

Tuesday, April 18, 2017|10 p.m.

Bailiffs in Pahrump were assaulted by a set of pit bulls on Tuesday while serving an arrest warrant, inning accordance with the Nye County Sheriff’s Office.

The 2 bailiffs got in the gated residential or commercial property after they called out and tried to find the homeowners to no get, officials stated, including that there were no signs of canines in the lawn.

When they went into the yard, the 2 pets charged at the officers, who utilized “less-than-lethal approaches” to fend off the attack, however one of the dogs had the ability to bite one of them, triggering head injuries, authorities said. The officer was able to leave and was being treated at a healthcare facility.

The pet dogs weren’t injured and the one that bit the officer is being quarantined for 10 days to monitor for symptoms of illness, authorities said. The owner of the canines had been mentioned formerly for problems with the pit bulls.

The individual the officers were trying to find to serve the warrant hasn’t been found, authorities said. It wasn’t clear if that person is the dog owner or if anybody was home at the time of the attack.

Chinese traveler determined in fatal Pahrump crash

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015|2:17 p.m.

PAHRUMP– Authorities have actually recognized the Chinese tourist who was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Pahrump, Nevada.

The Nevada Highway Patrol said 61-year-old Zhongping Zhou of Beijjing, China died at the scene of the Saturday early morning crash near State Path 160 and Bell Vista Road, about an hour west of Las Vegas.

Zhou was sitting in the ideal rear traveler seat of a Hyundai SUV with 4 other Chinese travelers when it aimed to make a left turn from SR 160 and was struck by a Ford Expedition SUV.

2 guys, a boy and a woman in the Hyundai were hospitalized. 3 males in the Ford also suffered minor injuries.

Authorities said the travelers were most likely headed to Death Valley.

No charges have been submitted.

1 eliminated, 7 injured in Pahrump crash

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PAHRUMP, NV (FOX5) -.

A single person was killed and 7 others were hurt in a crash in Pahrump on Saturday morning, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred about 10:40 a.m. at the intersection of State Route 160 and Bell Vista Opportunity.

Trooper Loy Hixson, of NHP, said a van with 5 people inside was heading north on the highway and made a left turn in front of a sport utility automobile. The SUV crashed into the traveler’s side of the van.

A lady who remained in the van died at the scene, Hixson said. The other 4 individuals inside were required to location hospitals for treatment.

Hixson said 3 individuals from the SUV were taken to location medical facilities for treatment of injuries that were not dangerous.

Hixson stated SR 160 will be closed to traffic at the scene till private investigators have actually cleared it.

The identities of the victims will later be launched by authorities.

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