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Metro Police investigating shooting in northeast valley
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
A woman was shot today in the northeast valley. The victim was transported to University Medical Center in...
Four people escape fire at mobile home
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Three adults and a child were lucky to escape without injury after a fire broke out early today at a mobile home with no...
Police now suspect foul play in disappearance of insurance agent
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Nearly two months after 45-year-old Irma Mkrtchyan vanished from Las Vegas, Metro Police believe they may now be searching for a body. Mkrtchyan, who worked as a Farmer’s Insurance agent, was last seen...
Coroner: Woman died of injuries after spanking, beating
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
An autopsy of a 24-year-old woman who died after fighting with her boyfriend revealed the cause of death as injuries sustained in a beating. Tyanna Reynolds and her boyfriend, Edward Edgerton, had an agreement that...
Two people on moped killed in crash with truck
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Two people on a moped died early this morning in a hit-and-run collision with a pickup truck at Las Vegas Boulevard and Windmill Lane. The truck was found near the crash, but ...
Sex, jealousy, heroin and child are ingredients in Las Vegas man’s arrest
Monday, March 17, 2014
The 59-year-old man was waiting in the car with a baby while the baby’s mother spoke to a drug dealer. Then, police said, jealousy took over, setting in motion an hour that included …
Boyfriend arrested after spanking turned deadly, Metro report indicates
Monday, March 17, 2014
The 26-year-old man and his 24-year-old girlfriend had an agreement: When one of them “messed up,” the other would dish out punishment in the form of a spanking with ...
Motorcylist lands in UMC with critical injury after bike hits cab, police report
Monday, March 17, 2014
A motorcyclist suffered critical injuries early today after he crashed into a taxi while possibly racing another motorcyclist, a Metro Police official said. The collision between the motorcyclist and the Whittlesea Blue Cab occurred about 3 a.m. on Tropicana Avenue near Paradise Road. The motorcyclist was transported to University Medical Center Trauma with a critical …
Man shot, killed by SWAT team near Jean
Sunday, March 16, 2014
SWAT officers shot a man just outside of Jean today after he reportedly pointed a gun at several people.
School police say parent's inquiry about inappropriate relationship led to arrest of sub
Thursday, March 13, 2014
For the second time this academic year, a Clark County School District Teacher is under arrest, accused of an inappropriate relationship with a student. Tanikka S. Queen, 22, was arrested Tuesday on counts including...
3 adults, 4 children escape house fire in North Las Vegas
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Three adults and four children were displaced from their North Las Vegas house after it caught fire this morning. Two of the adults were transported to...
2 injured in wreck on I-15 near Flamingo Road
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Two people were injured this morning in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 15 South near Flamingo Road. The Nevada Highway Patrol responded...
App puts how-to expertise on myriad topics at your fingertips
Thursday, March 13, 2014
From the moment Learnist opens, users have access to hundreds of topics that range from random trivia to informative how-tos.
Man arrested after house fire in northern valley kills family pets
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded about 3 p.m. to reports of a fire at 6920 Briar Creek Lane, near West Grand Teton Drive and North Rainbow Boulevard. A caller claimed a person tossed …
2 schools locked down as police search for suspect in burglary
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Two schools were locked down today as Metro Police searched for an armed man suspected of burglary in a nearby neighborhood.
Woman dies in SUV crash after opening door, police say
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
A 30-year-old woman was killed Tuesday night after she opened the door of a moving sport utility vehicle, which crashed into a light pole and ejected the woman, Metro Police reported. Police responded about 11:30 p.m. to the crash near...
Man found dead in fire early this morning
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
A man was found dead in an apartment fire early this morning in the Spring Valley area. A caller said a neighbor’s apartment was on fire and his neighbor was...
Water park plans to blow away visitors with new attraction
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
What could make Wet ’N’ Wild better? The water park's boss details upgrades for Year Two that include more parking and shade, heated water and an "exhilarating" new ride called...
Police report offers details into officer-involved shooting outside Dotty's
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Jason “Lucky” Mahe was inside Dotty’s Casino on Rancho Drive when the Metro Police officers tracked him down. But the night wasn’t lucky for him; Mahe wound up …
Coroner IDs man shot by North Las Vegas Police officer
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
A man shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting in North Las Vegas has been identified as 38-year-old David L. Robinson, according to Clark County Coroner’s Office officials.
1 dead, 1 injured in shooting near downtown Las Vegas
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
One person was killed and another was injured in a shooting today outside an apartment near downtown Las Vegas. Metro Police responded about 6:20 a.m. to reports of gunshots in the...
Metro investigating gang-related park shooting
Monday, March 10, 2014
A man was shot and injured Sunday night after a gang-related altercation with a group of people in Molasky Family Park, police said.
Mother says demon took over before she drowned son, police report indicates
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Thirty-year-old Christine Allen told police, it “was like a demon inside of me took over.” She went into the bathroom and asked her son if he wanted to go swimming. At first the boy answered yes. Allen then got into the tub and …
Lifelong love affair with ballooning keeps paraplegic's spirits flying high
Friday, March 7, 2014
Michael Glen is happiest when he’s in his red chair, floating thousands of feet in the air and looking down at the world shrinking beneath his feet. He’s untethered here, free from the limitations of the black wheelchair waiting for him on the ground. Nearly every morning, Glen lifts himself from his wheelchair to a custom chair attached to a six-story-tall balloon – and escapes into the sky. He has taken it to 27 different states, to Canada, to Mexico, over lakes and next to mountains. It has allowed him to go to schools in his black chair and inspire children, reminding them that they can overcome their limitations.
Woman pinned against rock dies at Valley of Fire
Thursday, March 6, 2014
An elderly woman died today when she was pinned between a rock and a vehicle at Valley of Fire State Park.
DA: Corrections officers actions were justified in incident that led to inmate's death
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Luis Solano was resisting officers — who were trying to restrain him after he demonstrated erratic behavior — when he lost consciousness last year. He died 10 days later, but a fact-finding review has determined officers' actions were justified in the event.
2 suffer smoke inhalation in kitchen fire
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Two people suffered minor smoke inhalation early today after their stove sparked a kitchen fire.
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.
Natural gas leak fixed; downtown intersection reopens
Thursday, March 6, 2014
A construction crew hit a natural gas line Wednesday night, causing a leak that closed the intersection of Grand Central Parkway and West Bonneville Avenue in downtown Las Vegas.
Two people critically injured in early morning crash
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Two motorists are in critical condition after a head-on collision early today along Eastern Avenue near Wigwam Avenue. Police responded about 3:20 a.m. to the crash.
Man arrested in stabbing death in North Las Vegas
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
North Las Vegas Police arrested a man Tuesday suspected of stabbing and killing a 54-year-old man after a fight at the victim’s apartment, authorities said.
A moment of silence, a flurry of gunshots
Arrest report describes actions that preceded officer-involved shooting
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Julio Estrada-Lopez stood at Charleston Boulevard and pointed his gun at the sky. Moments earlier he had attempted to rob two people nearby and threatened a third person with his gun.
3 injured in crash; man arrested on DUI count
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Two people were in critical condition and a third was seriously injured today after a car crash on Harmon Avenue in which...
Longtime host Mitch Fox leaving ‘Nevada Week in Review’
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Mitch Fox, the longtime host of the Vegas PBS show ‘Nevada Week in Review,’ is leaving so that he can...
Man lands in jail after taking airplane on drunken joy ride
Monday, March 3, 2014
A drunk man took an airplane on a joy ride Sunday night and landed himself in the Clark County Detention Center. The man said he was simply trying to finish off portions of his pilot's license.
Co-owner of torched pet shop wants puppies sent to different organization
Monday, March 3, 2014
The 27 puppies that survived a fire at a Las Vegas pet shop may have found a new place to stay. Donald Thompson, who co-owns Princes & Princesses pet shop, has offered to donate the puppies to animal rescue group Home 4 Spot, Clark County spokesman Dan Kulin said. The rescue group is a nonprofit that provides foster care and medicine while seeking a home for abandoned pets.
Las Vegas sets record for warmest winter
Monday, March 3, 2014
While the Midwest and East Coast remain buried in snow and ice, the Las Vegas Valley coasted through its warmest winter ever.
2 motorcyclists injured in separate wrecks on I-15
Monday, March 3, 2014
Two motorcyclists were injured in separate crashes this morning on Interstate 15 North near Charleston Boulevard. Police described their injuries as...
Jay Sarno remembered for doing 'something nobody had ever done before'
Monday, March 3, 2014
What does the name Jay Sarno mean to you? It may not mean much, but a group of people talked Sunday about how much it means to them and to Las Vegas.
Police seek four suspects in shooting that killed man outside convenience store
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Police are seeking information about an incident that led to a man's death outside a convenience store Saturday night.
Metro patrol car one of three involved in collision
Sunday, March 2, 2014
A collision that occurred in the area of a standoff Sunday morning involved three cars, one of them ...
Domestic dispute leads to standoff, arrest
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Metro Police were able to safely evacuate a woman and child from an apartment and then arrest the man who held them in an apartment after a domestic dispute Sunday.
Metro officer's widow keeps dream of camp for at-risk Las Vegas youths alive
Friday, Feb. 28, 2014
The day after Dawn Prendes found out her husband, Metro Sgt. Henry Prendes, died in the line of duty, her first call was to a landowner in Montana. She and her husband had purchased a 17-acre tract of land with plans of hosting summer camps there for at-risk youths. But could she go through with the camp without Henry?
Gusty winds, rain, mountain snow headed for Las Vegas
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
Gusty winds are expected to blow through the Las Vegas Valley today ahead of Friday’s expected thunderstorms.
SW valley wreck injures 2, 1 critically
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
A motorist suffered critical injuries today in a two-vehicle collision in southwest Las Vegas that also injured a second person. Metro Police responded about 8:45 a.m. to a crash between a van and sedan at …
Man in custody after barricade at home with woman, children
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
Metro Police took a man into custody who was armed with a gun and barricaded inside a home with a woman and three children, officials said.
Former Army paratrooper now spreading the gospel of wheelchair sports
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
Marc Fenn was a record-holding star athlete in high school and went on to be a paratrooper in the Army. After hurting himself in a 30-foot fall from a roof, he couldn't walk or compete. He said he was lost. Then he discovered …
Injured worker rescued from sewer trench
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
A sewer worker in Las Vegas was injured and trapped today under a piece of heavy equipment in an 18-foot-deep trench.
1 injured in rollover crash on U.S. 95
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
A person was injured today when a car rolled over in a crash with a semitrailer on U.S. 95 South near Galleria Drive.
Resident injured in fire at Las Vegas apartment complex
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
Careless smoking is blamed for a fire this morning that ripped through an apartment on Las Vegas Boulevard and severely burned a man’s legs.

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