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Coroner IDs worker killed in fall at MGM Grand Conference Center
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
A worker who died after an accident Tuesday at the MGM Conference Center was identified today as Ricky J. Robinson, 59, of Las Vegas, Clark County Coroner’s Office officials said. According to a statement from...
Electrical fire does $20,000 damage at Henderson house
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Three adults and two children were displaced from a single-story house Tuesday evening after a malfunction in the electrical wiring sparked a fire, Henderson Fire Department officials said.
No one was injured. Firefighters responded about...
Gunman killed, Henderson Police officer wounded in shootout
Officials: No connection to Sunday shooting of Metro Police officers
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
A Henderson Police officer was wounded and a gunman killed in an early morning shootout in a residential neighborhood near Horizon Ridge Parkway and Gibson Road, authorities said.
Police responded about 4:30 a.m. to...
Firefighters rescue pets from burning house
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Firefighters evacuated three people from a burning house today near UNLV and then rescued 11 of their 13 pets from the blaze. The Clark County Fire Department received...
Two people critically injured in 7-vehicle crash
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Two people were critically injured in a seven-vehicle crash this morning in eastern Las Vegas. Metro Police responded about 8:25 a.m. to the...
Roommate didn’t think couple would carry out murderous plans, regrets not calling police
Monday, June 9, 2014
Kelley Fielder didn’t find out what Jerad and Amanda Miller had done until FBI agents came to her door to search her apartment, but Fielder did see the Millers leave her apartment with a grocery cart filled with ...
Shooters identified in slaying of Metro Police officers, bystander
Monday, June 9, 2014
Sheriff Doug Gillespie called the events that left five dead — Metro Officers Alyn Beck, 41, and Igor Soldo, 31; an unidentified bystander; and the two assailants — “an unprecedented day here at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department as well as in …
Henderson man awakes to garage on fire
Sunday, June 8, 2014
A man was sleeping in his home this morning when he awoke to neighbors telling him his garage was on fire, Henderson Fire officials said.
Woman attacked with machete on Eastern Avenue
Sunday, June 8, 2014
A man stabbed a woman with a machete this morning near Eastern Avenue and Warm Springs Road, according to Metro Police officer Jesse Roybal.
Two officers, three others dead in shootings at restaurant, Wal-Mart
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Two suspects declaring the start of "the revolution" shot two police officers this morning at a CiCi's Pizza on Nellis Boulevard, then ran into a nearby Wal-Mart and shot at least one other person before killing themselves, according to Metro Police. Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill said the two suspects ambushed and shot the two officers shortly before 11:30 a.m. at the CiCi's Pizza at 309 N. Nellis Blvd. …
Driver suspected of DUI in three-vehicle accident
Sunday, June 8, 2014
One person was critically injured in a three-vehicle collision this morning that involved a teen suspected of driving under the influence, Metro Police officials said.
Woman in critical condition after crashing into light pole
Sunday, June 8, 2014
A 19-year-old woman is in critical condition today after she crashed her truck into a light pole in northern Las Vegas.
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Friday, June 6, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across the …
Faith Lutheran student trying to give all kids a sporting chance
Faith-Fuls provides low-cost gear to those who need it; funds for his own school
Thursday, June 5, 2014
The idea came to Jordan Coppert three years ago in the aisles of a Nike outlet shop. Coppert knows how important sports were to him. Sports helped him overcome asthma; it taught him hard work, endurance and accountability. He wondered how many children were left out of experiencing that because the equipment is so expensive. “I looked around and I said to myself ...
App puts action of the World Cup in your hands — including noisemakers
Thursday, June 5, 2014
The 2014 World Cup is almost here, and with it will be a flurry of soccer — or futbol — matches that will determine the world’s greatest soccer team. With games played in Brazil from morning to late afternoon, it can be tough to keep up with the action of your favorite teams. That’s where ...
Man arrested in deadly shooting outside hookah lounge
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
A man suspected of fatally shooting one person and wounding three others last month after an argument in the parking lot of a hookah bar was arrested Tuesday, according to Metro Police.
Preston Emerson, 20, was...
Motorcyclist killed after hitting wall along interstate
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
A motorcyclist was killed today after crashing into a wall along Interstate 15 North at the Charleston Boulevard off-ramp, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. The motorcyclist hit a wall next to...
FBI offers rewards for information about lasers pointed at aircraft
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
There’s a new target on the FBI’s wanted list. The FBI announced a 90-day national campaign today offering a reward of up to $10,000 for...
Fugitive barricades himself in home after domestic dispute reported
Monday, June 2, 2014
A woman called police about 12:20 p.m. reporting a domestic dispute at a home in the 6200 block of West Arby Avenue, near Jones Boulevard and …
Metro investigating body found in parked vehicle
Monday, June 2, 2014
Metro Police responded about 10:10 a.m. to reports of a person unresponsive inside a vehicle behind the …
Coroner IDs man killed in police shootout after robbery
Monday, June 2, 2014
A man killed in a shootout with police after a high-speed chase on Friday was identified today as Danny Michael Wadsworth Jr., according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Police shot Wadsworth, 31, after...
Fire in garage causes $75,000 damage to home in Henderson
Monday, June 2, 2014
A car caught fire in a garage today in Henderson, causing heat and smoke damage to the home. The homeowner was awakened by...
Discarded smoking material sets Henderson mobile home ablaze
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Carelessly discarded smoking material caused a mobile home to catch fire today in Henderson, destroying the residence and displacing three adults and a pet.
Unions reach deal with Golden Gate, averting strike
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Union workers and the Golden Gate reached a contract deal in the final hours today, avoiding a strike and concluding yearlong negotiations. The Culinary and Bartenders unions reached a tentative agreement for ...
Dog killed in house fire Saturday night
Sunday, June 1, 2014
One dog was killed and another was rescued from a kitchen fire Saturday night in the northeast Las Vegas Valley.
Pedestrian in critical condition after being struck outside crosswalk
Sunday, June 1, 2014
A pedestrian was critically injured Saturday after being struck by a vehicle while the person walked across Nellis Boulevard outside a marked crosswalk.
High school freshman, friend corner suspect in robbery at Henderson sandwich shop
Friday, May 30, 2014
Wednesday night when Brian Bleak saw a man sprinting away from a Capriotti’s employee, and he discovered the man allegedly stole a tip jar, Bleak didn’t...
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 …
Man gets 15 years in Las Vegas carjacking, stun gun attack
Thursday, May 29, 2014
A man who attacked a woman with a Taser and stole her car was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison this week, according to Daniel Bogden, U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada.
Keith Michael Costa, 35, of Las Vegas...
Motorcyclist critically injured in collision with car
Thursday, May 29, 2014
A motorcyclist is in critical condition today after crashing into a sedan at a west Las Vegas intersection, Metro Police reported. Police responded about 7:55 a.m. to the collision at...
70 years after WWII, two valley veterans to receive French Legion of Honor award
Thursday, May 29, 2014
The medal is the highest honor France bestows upon its citizens and foreign nationals and will be awarded during a ceremony Friday. “I’m terribly honored,” Davis Leonard said. “It’s something that shows France is appreciative of what we did. I will wear it proudly.” Neither of the veterans knew each other during ...
App deals you in on poker action at Las Vegas casinos
Thursday, May 29, 2014
For those looking to try their luck at the tables just like their favorite poker professionals, there is Bravo Poker. The app helps users track and find …
Details emerge in teen’s slaying; murder charge filed against victim’s brother
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
A defiant 15-year-old, apparently tired of nagging by his older brother, is charged with first-degree murder after police said he shot his brother …
Traffic enforcement effort to target Spring Mountain and Decatur intersection
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Nevada Highway Patrol and Metro Police traffic officers will be posted from 7 a.m. until noon at the busy intersection, ready to …
Passenger traffic continues upward trend at Las Vegas airport
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Passenger traffic continues to climb at McCarran International Airport, increasing for the eighth consecutive month. Data released today showed about...
Production company owner turns to public to help ID thieves in ‘inside job’
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
It wasn’t the worst theft that’s occurred at Davide Saxe Production Company, which produces "Vegas! The Show," as well as shows like …
Fire burns two backyard sheds, fence
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
A fire today reduced two sheds and a fence to charred wood and ashes in downtown Las Vegas. Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded about...
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 seek two men in killing of man standing outside home
Saturday, May 24, 2014
The victim was shot about 10:40 p.m. Friday outside a residence in the 3100 block of Chadford Place, near Pennwood Avenue and Valley View Boulevard ...
Man found dead with gunshot wounds near downtown
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Metro Police responded just before 4 a.m. to reports of a body on the sidewalk of the 700 block of West Mesquite Avenue, near Main Street and Ogden Avenue ...
Mentally disabled North Las Vegas who went missing is found
Saturday, May 24, 2014
North Las Vegas resident Joseph Horlacher disappeared on Thursday from a church near Civic Center Drive and Tonopah Avenue ...
Nellis master sergeant, injured in combat, ready to compete in international paralympic competition
Friday, May 23, 2014
This fall, Air Force Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera will be one of 40 participants selected to represent the United States in the Invictus Games in London. Invictus is Latin for
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 …
Cox says it will be the first to bring ultra high-speed Internet service to entire valley
Thursday, May 22, 2014
While CenturyLink introduced gigabit Internet last year to select customers in Las Vegas, Cox’s plan would be the first to make it available to anyone in the market.
Counselor accused of trying to seduce detective posing as teen girl
Thursday, May 22, 2014
A Las Vegas family and marriage counselor was indicted Wednesday for allegedly attempting to seduce a person he thought was a 13-year-old girl but who was actually an undercover detective, according to U.S. Attorney’s Office documents. A grand jury...
Body of missing swimmer found floating in Lake Mead
Thursday, May 22, 2014
The body of a man presumed to have drowned in Lake Mead was found this morning floating in the water nearly two weeks after he disappeared while swimming. National Park Service rangers discovered the body...
Man flees, barricades himself in home after traffic stop
Thursday, May 22, 2014
A man was in police custody today after running from Metro Police during a traffic stop and briefly barricading himself in a nearby home, authorities said. The incident unfolded after...
MyVegas has users wanting just one more spin
Thursday, May 22, 2014
The concept behind MyVegas is simple: Play the slot machines, accumulate reward points and cash them in for …
Calif. man gets 8 years in prison for bringing girls to Las Vegas for prostitution
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
A California man was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for transporting two girls from Oakland, Calif., to Las Vegas to work as ...
Scooter rider dies five days after crash
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
An 82-year-old man struck by a vehicle while he was riding a scooter last week died today from the injuries he ...

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