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Citing Threats, Art Bell Ends Radio Program

Radio host Art Bell suddenly ended his long-running program this weekend, citing alleged threats made against him and his family.

The Pahrump Valley Times reports the 70 year old radio personality called it quits after months of what he has described as "never-ending terrorism."

Bell says shots have been fired outside his residency, and that he has spotted trespassers near his home late at night.

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He also says he received a phone call in November saying that if his radio program aired that night, both Bell and his family would be killed.

In December, Bell says he was walking on his property and someone fired shots at him, but police found neither any suspects nor any evidence a gun was fired.

The Nye County Sheriff's Department opened an investigation into the case, but has closed it due to a lack of evidence.

Casey Morell is the coordinating producer of Nevada Public Radio's flagship broadcast State of Nevada and one of the station's midday newscast announcers. (He's also been interviewed by Jimmy Fallon, whatever that's worth.)