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Cops, bailiffs and jail guards: Dissecting Nevada’s officer categories
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Not all Nevada officers are created equal. Depending on their training, some have the skills and authority to arrest people and carry out car chases, while others are more apt to perform duties within a jail or prison.
Duke professor talks evolution at UNLV
Friday, March 7, 2014
Duke University professor and evolution expert Mohamed Noor stood before the packed UNLV auditorium and pondered aloud the quirks of his job, the subject of his highly anticipated presentation Thursday night.
Court officials warn of jury duty telephone scam
Thursday, March 6, 2014
The court says it is seeing a “resurgence” of a scam in which Clark County residents are called and told they need to pay a fine over the phone for not ...
Driver hits motorcycle, injuring 2, and flees on foot, police say
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Two people on a motorcycle suffered serious injuries today after a car driver struck them from behind while fleeing from another wreck.
Man shot by Metro Police officers at Dotty's was a fugitive
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Police say Jason Mahe tried to pass counterfeit money at a 7-Eleven near North Rancho Road and Vegas Drive before three officers caught up to him. Mahe allegedly pulled out a gun and...
Metro IDs officer who shot suspect Monday near Charleston and U.S. 95
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Officer Garrett Escartin, 26, shot Julio Estrada-Lopez near Charleston Boulevard and U.S. 95 after Estrada-Lopez pointed his gun...
Two NLV families displaced after vehicle fire spreads to duplex
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Two families were displaced tonight after a fire erupted inside a North Las Vegas duplex.
Young child hurt in hit-and-run moped crash
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
A young child was hit by a moped driver who fled the crash site this afternoon, Metro Police said.
Pet dog dead, home destroyed after fire in North Las Vegas
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
A man lost his home and pet dog to a fire in North Las Vegas this afternoon.
FBI: Property crimes up, violent crimes down across much of Las Vegas Valley
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
While crime statistics can help identify trends, it’s important not to scrutinize them too deeply, said Bill Sousa, a criminal justice professor at UNLV. Slight annual changes are not always indicative of a larger pattern. Data released by the FBI also do not account for...
Democratic legislator Lucy Flores running for lieutenant governor
Saturday, March 1, 2014
The usually mundane race is more important this year because of its effect on Gov. Brian Sandoval, who might not challenge Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in 2016 if Flores wins because ...
Moped rider dies in collision at Cheyenne and Fort Apache
Saturday, March 1, 2014
A man was killed this morning while riding a moped on the northwest side of the Las Vegas Valley.
26 injured when woman crashes truck into grocery store
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Lt. Ken Romane said the woman crashed the truck into a store at Eastern and Sahara avenues just before 3 p.m.
Strong winds leave 1,200 without power in northwest valley
Friday, Feb. 28, 2014
More than 1,200 residents are without power this afternoon after an outage in the northwest Las Vegas Valley.
Pioneer businesswoman succeeded in 'a man’s world,' left lasting legacy at UNLV
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
Kitty Rodman, a native Virginian who followed her husband to Las Vegas in 1952 and subsequently became a pioneer businesswoman, revered philanthropist and champion of education, died Thursday. She was 88.
6-month-old baby dies; no signs of foul play, police say
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
Police were investigating the death of a 6-month-old baby this afternoon, but there were no signs of foul play, authorities said.
Teen killed when dirt bike collides with vehicle south of Boulder City
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
A 14-year-old boy died this afternoon after his motorized dirt bike crashed with another vehicle south of Las Vegas.
Rezoning plan approved for 17 schools to curb crowding
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
The Clark County School Board voted to rezone more than 1,000 students next school year, a move that doesn't sit well with many parents. Kelli Mendenhall, mother of two children at Givens Elementary — one of 17 affected campuses — said the rezoning efforts were a short-term solution. “It’s like we are trying to see just how close we can get to the edge of a cliff without going over it,” she said.
Las Vegas resident somersaults his way into Guinness World Record book
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014
he secret to beating a Guinness World Record? For Las Vegan Brad Hess, it was tolerating dizziness. Hess, who now holds the Guinness record for most forward somersaults in midair in under 60 seconds, spent months perfecting his technique before officially setting the record earlier this month.
Metro union head: Were police jobs deliberately left empty to push for More Cops?
Monday, Feb. 24, 2014
If Chris Collins’ ruminations are true, Metro Police officials have deliberately left funded job vacancies unfilled for years as a tactic to push for the More Cops sales tax.
Police: Man found dead in downtown apartment may have been in argument with two others
Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014
A man was shot dead Saturday evening at an apartment near downtown Las Vegas.
14 displaced after separate fires in North Las Vegas
Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014
Fourteen people were displaced late Friday after two unrelated house fires erupted in North Las Vegas.
One critically hurt in wreck that closes Rainbow Boulevard
Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
Lt. John Loretto said the two-vehicle crash happened about 6:10 p.m. on Rainbow near Russell Road. Both drivers involved were rushed to University Medical Center.
Missing boater found dead at Lake Mead; two others sought
Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
A crew began to search for three men at daybreak today and found their capsized boat about 11:30 a.m. Using a helicopter, the crew found the body of one of the men about 2:30.
Woman crashes into nail salon in southwest valley
Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
Officer Larry Hadfield said the crash happened about 1:30 p.m. in the 7300 block of South Jones, near Warm Springs Road.
Girl, 8, is shot in hand in North Las Vegas
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
North Las Vegas Police Officer Aaron Patty said the child was shot about 7 p.m. near Centennial Parkway and Losee Road. She was rushed to UMC with injuries not considered life threatening.
Video captures road rage attack in western valley
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
Traffic detectives are asking for help identifying a motorist who ran over an elderly man’s legs in an apparent fit of road rage earlier this month. Metro Police are treating the Feb. 6 attack as an attempted murder.
Possible suicide near Stratosphere under investigation
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
Metro Police are investigating a possible suicide this afternoon near the Stratosphere.
Inmate dies of medical condition at N. Nevada prison, second such death in month
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014
An inmate at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center succumbed to a chronic medical condition on Sunday, state prison officials said.
Police, volunteers set up post on Fremont to seek input on pedestrian safety
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014
Detective Bret Theil scanned the heavy crowds that packed Fremont Street Tuesday night, scoping out an easy target.
Suspect in fatal Summerlin Parkway crash leaves hospital
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014
A man accused of killing two people while driving drunk on Summerlin Parkway was released today from University Medical Center and is now behind bars at the Clark County jail.
Wind advisory issued for the valley Saturday night
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014
Strong winds are expected to blow through the Las Vegas Valley tonight and Sunday, pushing away heavy cloud cover and bringing back bright, sunny skies.
Spa customer impersonated officer after being denied sexual favor, authorities say
Friday, Feb. 14, 2014
Police have arrested a man accused of pretending to be a cop after trying unsuccessfully to solicit sex from a massage therapist at Sunset Spa in Henderson.
Inmate at Northern Nevada prison dies of chronic medical condition
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
An inmate at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center died of a chronic medical condition today, prison officials said.
Robbers sought in brutal convenience store attack
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
Metro Police investigators are asking the public for help identifying two robbers who beat a convenience store employee over the head on Tuesday, critically injuring him.
Road work to affect I-15 traffic at U.S. 93 on Wednesday morning
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014
Interstate 15 will face traffic restrictions early Wednesday while crews perform maintenance along the road.
Henderson police targeting distracted drivers this month
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014
Here’s a fair warning for distracted drivers in Henderson — plainclothes officers will be targeting motorists who run red lights, speed or use their cellphones this month in the city.
One dead after wreck in western Las Vegas Valley
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014
Metro Police officials said a woman died in a two-vehicle crash that was reported about 4:30 p.m. at Alta Drive and Hualapai Way.
Teacher’s aide at Pahrump school arrested on abuse charges
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014
A teacher’s aide at Hafen Elementary in Pahrump was arrested today after she allegedly hurt two children at the campus.
Flamingo Road reopened at Strip after pedestrian accident
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014
A driver hit and critically injured a pedestrian today, prompting a four-and-a-half-hour closure of Flamingo Road between Las Vegas Boulevard and Koval Lane.
Sheriff candidates gather for debate hosted by Libertarian Party
Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014
The candidates’ hourlong discussion was the first debate held in the race to fill an elected position widely regarded as the second-most influential in the state, behind the governor’s.
Inmate dies at Ely State Prison
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014
An autopsy for Genaro Martino, 69, has been requested. Officials with the Nevada Department of Corrections did not say how he died or where he was found.
Pedestrian dies after hit-and-run on Las Vegas Boulevard South; driver arrested
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014
Lt. Ken Romane said the driver crashed into the pedestrian just before 4 a.m. on Las Vegas Boulevard near Agate Avenue.
Motorcyclist killed in fiery crash on Oakey Boulevard
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014
Metro Police said the motorcyclist crashed about 3:30 a.m., when he ran off the right side of the road and into a light pole.
Blaze in attic of medical building likely an electrical fire
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue spokesman Tim Szymanski said the blaze broke out about 8:37 a.m. in the Oba Plaza office building, 5300 W. Sahara Ave.
Metro cop who shot Laughlin robbery suspect had previous shooting incidents
Friday, Feb. 7, 2014
Moments before an officer fatally shot Zachary Andrews last week in front of a Laughlin convenience store, the alleged robber said he’d rather die than be arrested, Metro Police officials said today.
Body found inside apartment investigated as homicide
Friday, Feb. 7, 2014
Homicide detectives are examining a body that was found this afternoon inside an apartment in the eastern Las Vegas Valley.
Two displaced after house fire in east valley
Friday, Feb. 7, 2014
Flames erupted shortly after noon at the home in the 4700 block of El Escorial Drive near Mountain Vista Street and East Flamingo Road.
Space heater blamed in fire that displaced four
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014
A space heater likely sparked a fire that displaced four people in Las Vegas this afternoon, officials said.
Section of Tropicana Avenue near Strip will shut down Friday
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014
A section of Tropicana Avenue will shut down early Friday while crews perform maintenance on the road.

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