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The Sun’s May 9: Highlighting last month’s top crimes in Las Vegas
Sunday, June 1, 2014
According to Metro Police, a stressed mother allegedly confessed to police that she’d shot her 11-year-old son in the head, critically wounding him; and a man turned himself into police, reportedly confessing to accidentally …
Man dead after car veers off road
Saturday, May 31, 2014
A 37-year-old man is dead after his SUV spun out of control and went airborne, hitting a concrete column ...
Smoky day in the castle as Excalibur fire temporarily shuts down I-15 offramp
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Smoke from a fire in the basement of the Excalibur spread throughout the hotel Saturday, prompting the closure of an Interstate 15 offramp ...
Police car involved in accident en route to felony call that left suspect dead
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Metro Police are investigating a wreck that happened while an officer was en route to an incident that left a suspected purse thief dead after a shootout ...
Metro Police shoot, kill robbery suspect after high-speed chase
Saturday, May 31, 2014
A man who police say robbed two women at Town Square is dead after a shootout with officers at Interstate 15 and Sahara Avenue. The women were walking to a parking structure ...
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Friday, May 30, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across the …
Fremont Street liquor store sues over new city ordinances
Friday, May 30, 2014
A liquor store that’s been on Fremont Street for more than 20 years is suing the city of Las Vegas in federal court on the grounds that two new city ordinances are unconstitutional. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday by the two companies that operate Souvenir Super Mart in the five-block Fremont Street Experience, asks for an injunction to halt the ordinances. The complaint argues the city is playing favorites with its “liquor regulatory scheme,” and effectively violating...
Metro investigating death of man in eastern valley
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Homicide detectives are investigating after officers found a man dead in a pool of blood near Lake Mead Boulevard and Linn Lane, according to Metro Police.
Metro: Illegal medical clinic busted in Las Vegas
Thursday, May 29, 2014
One man has been arrested after a string of phony medical offices containing dangerous narcotics were uncovered. Eric Vargas-Rivera, 41, was arrested on ...
Henderson Police setting up bicycle unit
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Bikes allow officers to quickly and quietly navigate areas that are difficult to reach on foot or by patrol car. People can expect to see the officers at large city events, such as ...
Sex offender arrested after luring two youths into car, Henderson Police say
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
A 21-year-old sex offender lured two juveniles into an SUV with the promise of getting them a spot on a TV show with hip-hop artist Lil Wayne. Jeremy Marclay Flemings was arrested on ...
Fire guts vacant downtown apartment building; no victims found
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
A vacant apartment building was destroyed by fire Tuesday night and remains too hot for firefighters to conduct a secondary search for potential victims, after reports of...
Wreck at Tropicana and Koval sends motorcyclist to hospital
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
The wreck closed Tropicana eastbound at Koval, and officials were advising motorists to avoid ...
Driver detained after crash near Spanish Trail that left passenger critical
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
A woman suspected of driving drunk crashed into a concrete wall early this morning, critically injuring a passenger, Metro Police reported. Police responded about 1:45 a.m. to...
Police investigate shooting in central valley that leaves victim critical
Friday, May 23, 2014
Police responded at 10:42 p.m. to the scene near Pennwood Avenue and Valley View Boulevard, according to Lt. Roger Price. One man was transported to ...
Plea deal reveals new details in 1998 slayings of anti-racism activists
Woman implicates her brother as ringleader in the double-murder
Friday, May 23, 2014
A woman’s guilty plea agreement in the 1998 slayings of two anti-racism activists paints her brother as the mastermind behind the crime. Details of the double-murder in Melissa Hack’s guilty plea contradict how ...
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Friday, May 23, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across the …
Police: Siblings argued before older brother was fatally shot
Thursday, May 22, 2014
A younger sibling shot and killed an 18-year-old man in a southwest valley home Thursday night, according to Metro Police. The teen fatally shot has been...
Casino gaming cheats are increasingly sophisticated, panelists say
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Casino security is more sophisticated and so are those looking to game the system. Three experts spoke Wednesday night at the Mob Museum about the decades-long arms race between cheaters and casinos. “As long as there has been casino gaming there have been people who have tried to cheat it,” said James Taylor, deputy chief of...
World Food Championships to return to Fremont Street
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The World Food Championships announced today it will be taking over the Fremont Street Experience this fall for ...
Two children injured in vehicle-bike accidents
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Two children were injured today after being struck by vehicles while riding their bikes, according to Metro Police. The accidents were unrelated but happened within...
Police: Woman carjacks taxi, crashes it and steals another car
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Metro Police are on the hunt for a woman who carjacked a taxi, ran over its driver, wrecked the cab and then stole another car in order to make her escape. A taxi from ...
Fight led to fatal shooting at east valley apartment complex, police say
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Police say Elekaua Brown followed up a deadly shooting early this morning with a run to Jack in the Box, tossing the alleged murder weapon out the car window en route to ...
Police gang unit investigating shooting at apartment complex
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Police received a report just after 7 p.m. of four or five gunshots at The Suites complex at 4855 Boulder Highway, near Flamingo Road, triggering panic ...
Metro seeks help identifying bank robbery suspect
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Detectives are searching for a man who robbed a bank near Windmill Lane and Eastern Avenue at 1:10 p.m. May 13. The man slid a teller a note demanding ...
Man detained after barricade situation in downtown Las Vegas
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
A man is in custody after barricading himself and a woman in a downtown Las Vegas apartment ...
Police find man driving with gunshot wounds; drug deal suspected
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Officers pulled the man over near U.S. 95 and Decatur Boulevard after noticing a green Lexus with a bullet hole in the window ...
Friend of Palms shooting victim frustrated by lack of arrests in case
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Stunned that the person — or persons — who gunned down her friend in a suite at the Palms are still on the loose 24 hours later, Randi Flippin created a Facebook page. The site, called “Justice for Evan,” had 260 likes ...
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Friday, May 16, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across the …
Pedestrian seriously injured in hit-and-run crash; driver detained
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Authorities have apprehended a driver who struck a pedestrian late Thursday and fled the scene, according to Metro Police. The hit-and-run happened around 10:10 p.m. at Lamb Boulevard and Owens Avenue ...
Police: Fight preceded fatal shooting at Palms
Thursday, May 15, 2014
A fight inside a Palms suite Thursday night led to a shooting that left a Henderson man dead. The shooting happened about 9:20 p.m. in the off-Strip resort’s Fantasy Tower, where people had gathered for a party in ...
Donut Hut owner confronts robber, who is shot; suspect arrested
Thursday, May 15, 2014
A man with a bandana covering his face jumped the Donut Hut counter and demanded money on Wednesday night. That's when owner Sothy Seang ...
Is ‘Polar Bear’ on ice as alleged fellow skinheads face prosecution in 1998 slayings?
State prison officials mum on whereabouts of John ‘Polar Bear’ Butler, convicted in racially motivated murders
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Corrections officials refused to explain why their system would say an inmate had been released if the inmate was still in custody; they refused to say whether avowed skinhead John Butler was in federal custody; and they would not point to the law that allows ...
Solar panels catch fire at Faith Lutheran school, causing $60,000 in damage
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Solar panels on top of Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School caught fire today. Several solar panels were destroyed and underlying roofing material was removed to ...
Man faces DUI charge in hit-and-run near Clark High, police say
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
A brown minivan hopped a sidewalk curb and hit a juvenile walking near Clark High School before driving away, Metro Police said. Police responded about...
Neighbor of intended victim caught up in possible gang-related shooting
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
A man is in critical condition after being shot in the chest at an apartment complex near Boulder Highway and Tropicana Avenue. Officers responded just after ...
NLV Police seek clues to identity of suspects in pharmacy robbery
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
orth Las Vegas Police are asking the public to help detectives identify two men wanted in connection with an armed robbery of a pharmacy last month. On April 29, the suspects jumped the counter at a pharmacy in the 1800 block …
Man shot dead at eastside apartment complex, police say
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Officers responded just after 11 p.m. Friday to the 4500 block of Carriage Park Drive and found the man dead from an apparent gunshot wound ...
Child playing with lighter starts apartment fire, officials say
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Firefighters responded to the Villas at Painted Desert apartment complex, near Decatur Boulevard and Sahara Avenue, just after 9 a.m., according to ...
Wind gusts could be as strong as 60 mph this weekend
Saturday, May 10, 2014
The wind is expected to pick up at 8 p.m. today and continue until 5 p.m. Sunday ...
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Friday, May 9, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across the …
2 suspects arrested in fatal Boulder Highway carjacking
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Two men have been arrested in connection with a carjacking that turned deadly on Tuesday. Julio Renteria, 20, and Adrian McClintock, 22, shot a man after attempting to ...
Las Vegas man sentenced in fake investment scheme
Thursday, May 8, 2014
A man will do hard time for tricking a Las Vegas woman into a bogus investment scheme, according to the Nevada Attorney General’s Office. Las Vegan John J. Englehart, 67, was sentenced to ...
NLV man to serve time for stealing from woman during heart surgery
Thursday, May 8, 2014
A man will spend one to four years behind bars for stealing from an elderly woman, a judge ruled on May 1. A jury found Michael Dybus guilty of ...
Jury duty scam artist targets Henderson, admits to preying on innocent people
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
At least three people have reported to Henderson Police that someone called them claiming they had missed jury duty and insisted they must pay a fine or face arrest. The Sun called the number of the scam artist and he said ...
Suspect who fled fatal crash Wednesday surrenders to police
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
A man this afternoon surrendered to Metro Police and said he was the driver who fled from fatal traffic accident Wednesday evening. Edward Barber, 49, turned himself in at …
Family counselor sought sex with minor, authorities say
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
A family and marriage counselor is facing federal charges after allegedly trying to seduce a 13-year-old girl who turned out to be a detective ...
4 schoolkids suffer stomach aches after taking sweets from stranger
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Four children complained of stomach pain this morning after taking candy from a stranger at a bus stop near Warm Springs and Bermuda roads. An older man walking his dog handed out ...
Metro says 'Purity' event for young girls not just about abstinence
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
After a wide backlash, Metro Police is now saying the “Choose Purity” event it co-sponsored last weekend linking premarital sex with death wasn’t about mortality, or even just sex ...
Metro Police message to young girls: Have premarital sex, risk death
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Girls who “get promiscuous” can wind up dead. That was the message behind the Metro Police co-sponsored “Choose Purity” event held at the William Pearson Center ...

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