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Vehicle fire spreads to structure near downtown Las Vegas
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
A Clark County Fire Department crew is fighting the fire at 2534 Sunrise St., near Fremont Street and …
As Mount Charleston wildfire anniversary approaches, worries about more damage take root
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Fire prevention officer Mike Haydon from the Bureau of Land Management said a long-term drought and early spring snow-melt have left trees drier than they’ve ever been, putting the mountain in danger of...
Hot barbecue coals catch Henderson house on fire
Monday, June 23, 2014
What started as a barbecue ended with a garage fire Sunday night after the grill’s hot briquettes were dumped into a trash can, according to...
3-car crash blocks lanes on Interstate 15
Monday, June 23, 2014
A three-car crash this morning briefly blocked two left travel lanes on southbound Interstate 15 at Washington Avenue.
The Nevada Highway Patrol...
Dog shot to death in Las Vegas woman’s backyard
Monday, June 23, 2014
Someone shot and killed a woman’s dog this morning in the backyard of her northwest Las Vegas home. Metro Police responded about 6 a.m. to the report of...
Electric Daisy Carnival traffic gums up morning commute
Monday, June 23, 2014
The mass exodus of Electric Daisy Carnival partygoers this morning has clogged traffic on southbound Interstate 15 from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to...
Community honors ‘courage and heroism’ of Wal-Mart shooting victim Joseph Wilcox
Sunday, June 22, 2014
They made their way into the chapel for a hero’s funeral. Metro Police officers, firefighters, family and friends — nearly 400 people in all — gathered Sunday to honor Joseph Wilcox for his sacrificial efforts to stop a gunslinging couple inside a Wal-Mart store. Flowers, a hero plaque and a Civilian's Medal of Valor were on display in the chapel, and at the center of it all, an ...
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Friday, June 20, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across the …
Police: Mom said voices told her to throw kids out window
Thursday, June 19, 2014
A woman said voices told her to throw her children out of the window, according to a Metro Police arrest report. On the morning of June 12, Luz Robledo Ibarra, 35, listened to those voices, police said. That morning, she...
Couch set ablaze in Las Vegas alley; fire spreads to vacant apartment
Thursday, June 19, 2014
An apartment building was on fire today on Charleston Boulevard, near downtown Las Vegas. Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded about...
Coroner IDs man shot to death at gas station
Thursday, June 19, 2014
A man shot and killed at a gas station Tuesday has been identified as 40-year-old Santiago Spicer Flanders, according to...
App takes sporting events beyond the box score
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Events like the 2014 FIFA World Cup are filled with emotion, drama and perseverance, none of which show up in the box score — but they do on …
Man shot dead at gas station west of Las Vegas Strip
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
According to Metro homicide detectives, the victim had parked his car at a gas pump and waited for more than 30 minutes before he got out of the car. As soon as he stepped out …
Henderson Police motorcycle officer injured in wreck
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
A Henderson Police motorcycle officer collided with a car today on Sunset Road near Green Valley Parkway. Police responded to the crash...
Driver of sports car guns down man on sidewalk, police say
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
A man was killed Tuesday night while walking along Decatur Boulevard when someone driving a sports car shot him...
Police: Man arrested in hit-and-run that injured 11-year-old boy
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
A driver suspected in a hit-and-run accident that left an 11-year-old boy seriously injured on Monday turned himself in today to Metro Police, authorities said. Rodrigo Tomax, 25, was arrested...
Big rig catches fire on 1-15, blocks lanes
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
A semitrailer caught fire this morning on southbound Interstate 15 causing two right lanes to be blocked just north of ...
Police: Man arrested in raid of marijuana grow house in Henderson
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
A Southern Nevada drug task force has arrested a man suspected of operating a marijuana grow house in Henderson. Authorities seized ...
Metro Police gang unit detectives investigating shooting
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
A man was found suffering from gunshot wounds today outside a house in northern Las Vegas. Metro Police received reports at 1:28 p.m. of...
Crash in Henderson injures one; intersection blocked
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The intersection of St. Rose Parkway and Bowes Avenue in Henderson was closed briefly this afternoon following a two-vehicle crash, according to the Regional Transportation Commission.
Henderson Police responded about...
Crash blocks lanes of I-15 near Charleston Boulevard
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Two vehicles collided on Interstate 15 North near Charleston Boulevard this afternoon, blocking two lanes of the freeway. The Nevada Highway Patrol received reports about...
NV Energy restores power to 1,300 customers in Henderson
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
A power outage left 1,300 NV Energy customers in the dark for up to two hours this morning in Henderson. The outage was reported...
Overturned truck removed, traffic back to normal on reopened 215
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
A dump truck hauling construction equipment overturned this morning on eastbound 215 Beltway near Jones Boulevard, snarling traffic on the highway for nearly …
Police: Car hits boy, 11, on sidewalk then takes off
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
An 11-year-old boy was standing on a sidewalk Monday night when a car veered off the road and hit him before driving away, according to Metro Police officials.
Police responded about...
Microprocessor inventor’s bullish on Las Vegas’ future as tech center
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
In 1990, Gilbert Hyatt catapulted from unknown inventor to the father of personal computers. After 20 years of court battles and patent applications, Hyatt was awarded U.S. Patent No. 4,942,516 for his single-chip integrated …
Fire does $85,000 damage to BMW repair shop, vehicles
Monday, June 16, 2014
A loud popping noise alerted bystanders to a fire at an auto repair shop Sunday near the Strip that did $85,000 damage to the building and...
Windy, dry conditions prompt fire warning for valley
Monday, June 16, 2014
Gusty winds are expected to blow through the Las Vegas Valley on another hot, dry day today, prompting a fire warning. The National Weather Service has issued...
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Friday, June 13, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across the …
Three-vehicle crash in Henderson leaves 2 dead
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Two people died today when their van was hit by a semitrailer in a three-vehicle accident on U.S. 95 and Auto Show Drive in Henderson. Nevada Highway Patrol says the wreck ...
Fire burns vacant house frequented by homeless
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Fire destroyed a vacant house Wednesday night and nearly burned down two utility poles in eastern Las Vegas. Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded about...
What’s for dinner? There’s an app for that
Thursday, June 12, 2014
It can be easy to rest on the same five meals every week, but as good as meat loaf is, five months of “Meat Loaf Tuesdays” can get a little old. Appetites offers users a …
Man, 61, killed crossing street outside crosswalk
Thursday, June 12, 2014
A 61-year-old man was killed this morning after a car hit him while he was crossing Lake Mead Boulevard outside...
Police: Mom apparently threw 2 kids from window then jumped
Thursday, June 12, 2014
A woman apparently threw two small children from a second-story window of their Las Vegas home this morning and then jumped out, Metro Police said. The woman and children...
Despite changing times and attitudes, being a police officer has always had its dangers, experts say
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Sunday's killing of two police officers in Las Vegas coincides with a slight uptick in officers killed nationwide to start 2014. After years of decline in the number of annual officer deaths, a study has found that 62 officers had died by accident or at the hands of a criminal to start the year compared with …
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...

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