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.

Story Archive

  • News

    Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018

    Thousands of documents, video and audio released by authorities did not answer the most significant question: Why did a 64-year-old high-stakes gambler from Mesquite smuggle an arsenal to a 32nd floor hotel suite to indiscriminately end 58 innocent lives and wound hundreds more?

  • A&E

    Sunday, May 20, 2018

    Hours before the Electric Daisy Carnival kicked off a second night of utopia on Saturday in Las Vegas, some revelers took shelter in their ..

  • Sports

    Thursday, May 17, 2018

    “We are all professionals, artists,” Chelís says when asked about his players. “They all know how to play soccer. We don’t have an accountant here, or a mechanic—they’re all soccer players."

  • Community

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    It’s been six months since the Oct. 1 mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas Strip. But for the loved ones of those killed on Oct. 1 and the thousands injured or affected, the tragedy still prevails day to day as they nurse emotional wounds ...

  • News

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    The long, grueling and combative 2016 election had at least one silver lining. According to the website VolunteerMatch, its highest-ever traffic numbers happened four days after Trump’s inauguration and ...

  • News

    Monday, March 12, 2018

    Clark High School Senior Lauryn Tsai is leading a walkout at her school with the support of administrators because she’s tired of hearing about people dying ...

  • News

    Saturday, March 3, 2018

    On any given day and time, the Trauma Intervention Program of Southern Nevada has professionally trained volunteers ready to respond to traumatic events. When an incident unfolds in the Las Vegas Valley, they are first responders of sorts, allowed past ...

  • Crime

    Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

    As technology and syndicates have evolved, so has the way these criminals operate.

  • News

    Friday, Feb. 2, 2018

    Type #onelessgun in Twitter’s search bar to see firearms, ammunition, drugs and wads of cash seized by officers across the country.

  • News

    Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018

    The mountainous sights of Southern Nevada are still new to LaTesha Watson, and sometimes she looks up “and it seems like a painting in front of me,” she said in a January interview from her office. “There are no ...

  • 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 …