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Dana Gentry

Dana Gentry

Dana Gentry is a native Las Vegan and award-winning investigative journalist. She is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School and holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Gentry began her career in broadcasting as an intern at Channel 8, KLAS-TV. She later became a reporter at Channel 8, working with Las Vegas TV news legends Bob Stoldal and the late Ned Day. Gentry left her reporting job in 1985 to focus on motherhood. She returned to TV news in 2001 to launch "Face to Face with Jon Ralston" and the weekly business programs In Business Las Vegas and Vegas Inc, which she co-anchored with Jeff Gillan. Dana has four adult children, two grandsons, three dogs, three cats and a cockatoo named Casper.

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State’s private “offender services” contractor refers parolee to embattled rehab

By: - August 7, 2018

A pricey Las Vegas drug and alcohol rehab that is being sued for wrongful death and is owned by a company asked to testify this summer before a Congressional subcommittee about its marketing practices is getting business from an unlikely source — the State of Nevada. The Nevada Division of Parole and Probation frequently refers offenders […]

Alleged kidnap victim, Christian radio deejay under investigation by CPS

By: - August 6, 2018

The strange case of a Las Vegas woman who says she was abducted at gunpoint in her home by two Hispanic men Thursday night and released in the desert north of the city is getting even more bizarre. Giovanna Perera’s parents say their daughter told family members and police that she was taken from her […]

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Clark County D.A. Steve Wolfson sets double standard for grand jury cases

By: - August 3, 2018

It’s a tale of two prosecutions. One defendant, Kenneth Lopera, is a former Las Vegas Metro Police officer, charged with two felony counts of involuntary manslaughter and oppression under the color of office, in connection with the death of Tashi Brown. The second defendant, Nick Diaz, is the pot-smoking, self-proclaimed bad boy star of the Ultimate […]

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Former rehab worker: “Everything is about saving money”

By: - August 2, 2018

Twenty-three-year-old Cody Arbuckle’s mother says her son’s stay at a Solutions Recovery residential treatment facility in Las Vegas cost him his life. The 15-day stay may have cost Arbuckle’s insurance company more than $47,000 in services billed by Solutions Arbuckle died in July 2017 from loperamide toxicity, according to the Clark County Coroner. Loperamide is an […]

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The Sober Party?

By: - August 1, 2018

They’re recovered, and they vote. “This is going to be a multi-tiered, multi-year effort and eventually we’ll run candidates in recovery for the Legislature or even statewide office,” says Ryan Hampton, spokesperson for Recovery PAC, a Nevada-based, non-partisan political action committee formed earlier this year in response to the opiate crisis. The PAC’s officers are connected […]

DA undaunted by lack of grand jury indictments

By: - July 31, 2018

For the second time in a week, Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson is taking steps to pursue criminal charges in cases where the grand jury returned no indictment. Attorney Ross Goodman represents UFC fighter Nick Diaz, who is charged with felony domestic violence counts. Goodman says he thought Monday the case was dismissed and […]

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No comment: The verbal paralysis of public officials

By: - July 31, 2018

President Richard Nixon:  No reporter from the Washington Post is ever to be in the White House again. And no photographer either. No photographer. Is that clear? None ever to be in. Now that is a total order and if necessary I’ll fire you. You understand? Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler: I do understand. Nixon: Okay. […]

Nevada Republican National Committeewoman slams candidates, resigns

By: - July 29, 2018

The Republican slate of “state and national” candidates is getting panned from an unlikely source — the party’s own National Committeewoman in Nevada, Diana Orrock.  Orrock took her frustration to social media Sunday morning and posted her resignation on Facebook. “I find less and less enjoyment in having to support candidates who not only are […]

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Wage theft “epidemic” in construction. Taxpayers paying the tab.

By: - July 27, 2018

A new ad from Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s gubernatorial campaign alleges his opponent, Steve Sisolak, awarded a public works job to Las Vegas Paving, a union company, for $100 million, over a non-union contractor who bid $4.6 million less. But construction industry experts contend lower bids generate projects that are too often built on the […]

Rehab exec cops to the truth

By: - July 25, 2018

If you want a revealing look inside the growth industry of our time — the drug and alcohol rehab sector — take a look at this House subcommittee hearing from Tuesday. Of particular interest is the testimony from American Addiction Center’s CEO Michael Cartwright. The company owns Desert Hope and Solutions in Las Vegas. Last […]

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Judge troubled by allegations of dirty cops

By: - July 24, 2018

A Clark County judge says allegations of police misconduct in a case that sent a convicted pimp to prison for life are “very troubling.” Judge Michael Villani sent Ocean Fleming to prison in 2012 based, in part, on the testimony of witnesses who now contend they were coached and coerced by then-Metro Vice Detectives Chris […]

Solutions Treatment sued over client death

By: - July 23, 2018

The mother of a 23-year-old young man who died while in a residential drug and alcohol treatment home in Las Vegas is blaming rehab behemoth American Addiction Center’s business model for her son’s death.   Kathy Deem is suing Solutions Recovery and Solutions Treatment, owned by AAC, saying the company advertised medical treatment it was […]