Local Liberace impersonator Will Collins sits in the Moroccan Room inside the Las Vegas Villa. The Villa was formerly owned by Liberace and Collins often performed there. The home was sold in 2013 for $500,000 to a British businessman.
Buddy Yates stands inside his North Las Vegas home in August 2008. Yates purchased his home in February 2006 for $300,000 and is fighting to restructure his mortgage payments to avoid foreclosure, but is not getting much help from his lender. His neighbor's home, at right, is a foreclosure that was recently purchased for $167,000.
Gabrielle Johnson, 17, who suffered from the genetic disorder Friedriech's ataxia, was revived at a local hospital after suffering cardiac arrest, and then taken to another local hospital with a trauma unit. There, Gabrielle's mother, Iris, believes she was unnecessarily sedated because her only method of communicating, kicking her legs, was misinterpreted as combativeness. The teenager never woke up and died nine days later. Seen is Gabrielle's mother, Iris Johnson, and brother, Dominic Johnson, 10.
Jacque Juliano, center, her daughter Katie Juliano, 10, and mother Katie O'Brien pose for a portrait outside O'Brien's Pahrump, Nev. home. Jacque's son, Spc. Travis Virgadamo of B Troop Unit 5972 in the U.S. Army died from a self-inflicted gun wound in Iraq.
Dedra Edmond prays while standing on the empty lot at 418 Jackson Avenue where the houses she owned used to stand. The houses were built by her grandparents in the early 1940's and burned down in a mysterious fire in 2006.
Bishop Smith, 11, of North Las Vegas, was badly burned in an accident in 2008 and is still recovering from his injuries.
Bishop was playing with a lighter outdoors when the wind swept the flame onto his shirt, immediately igniting it. His body was 25 percent covered with third-degree burns on his arms and chest. He spent two months at University Medical Center, followed by three months of physical therapy and then six weeks as a sponsored patient at Shriners Hospital for Children in Sacramento.
Prostitute "Air Force Amy" poses inside one of the themed rooms at the legal brothel Sheri's Ranch in Pahrump, Nev. Air Force Amy was featured in the HBO show "Cathouse: The Series" and has recently moved from the brothels of northern Nevada to Sheri's Ranch, which is about an hour's drive from Las Vegas.