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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.

Recent Stories (view all stories)

  • Breaking News

    Saturday, April 22, 2017

    The rowdy, sign-toting crowd at the Arts District Saturday morning for the March for Science stayed true to its protest cry: “Science not silence!” ...

  • Las Vegas

    Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017

    Du-Par’s restaurant at the Golden Gate in downtown Las Vegas abruptly closed its doors Tuesday evening, hours before it was expected to. By 6:30 p.m., black curtains concealed ...

  • Crime

    Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

    Metro officer-involved shootings peaked in 2010, when police shot and killed seven people and wounded 18 others. The numbers largely have declined since then, a trend ...

  • Sports

    Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

    Call it home-field advantage. Representatives of Sands Corp., which aims to lure the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, made their pitch Saturday evening to fans who’d gathered at the newly renamed Las Vegas Raiders Nation Cantina, at 4660 Boulder …

  • Breaking News

    Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016

    A pickup truck smashed into a celebrity chef's Henderson restaurant on Monday afternoon, halting operations for at least two weeks.

  • News

    Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016

    The sky near Caesars Palace was illuminated with a fireworks display Friday night as the property commemorated its first half-century …

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