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Grease fire flame broils SE valley McDonald's
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012
For at least a part of the lunch hour Thursday, it was flame-broiled, not fried, at a McDonald’s restaurant in the southeast valley. A fire broke out inside the restaurant at 1343 E. Silverado Ranch Boulevard, near South Maryland Parkway.
Power restored after late-morning outage in North Las Vegas
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012
Power has been restored for 1,900 NV Energy customers in North Las Vegas. At 11:30 a.m., someone hit energy equipment while digging, knocking out power in the area of North Pecos Road and East Azure Avenue.
Fire breaks out at downtown Las Vegas wedding chapel
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012
Las Vegas firefighters put out a fire early Wednesday in the steeple of the Wee Kirk O’ the Heather wedding chapel downtown, officials said.
Police release surveillance video in bar shooting
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012
Metro Police have released surveillance video in hopes of catching three suspects in the shooting of a Silver Saddle Saloon employee Monday morning. At 6:08 a.m. Monday, Metro Police responded to a report a shooting at the bar at 2501 E. Charleston Blvd.
19-month-old toddler's death under investigation
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012
Metro Police homicide detectives are investigating the death of a toddler early Monday.
Metro Police investigate stabbing in central valley
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012
Metro Police are investigating a stabbing incident early Tuesday in the central valley.
Gas leak forces evacuation in southwest valley
Monday, Sept. 10, 2012
A gas leak in a residential area has forced evacuation from at least 10 apartment buildings in the southwest valley. Clark County spokesman Dan Kulin said firefighters received a call about 1:32 p.m. of a gas leak in the 5300 block of Del Gado Drive.
St. George teen dies after being thrown from car on I-15
Monday, Sept. 10, 2012
A 19-year-old Utah man who was ejected from a vehicle Sunday morning on Interstate 15 northeast of Las Vegas has died. Nathan Short of St. George was a passenger in a 2001 Hyundai that was traveling northbound about 7:30 a.m. when the driver lost of control, veered onto the right shoulder, rotating back across the northbound lanes, overturned at the center median and came to rest in a southbound lane, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
Bar worker shot; police seek three suspects
Monday, Sept. 10, 2012
An employee of the Silver Saddle Saloon is in critical condition after a shooting early Monday at the bar near downtown Las Vegas. At 6:08 a.m., Metro Police responded to a report a shooting at the Silver Saddle Saloon, 2501 E. Charleston Blvd., near Fremont Street and North Eastern Avenue.
Coroner identifies man who died in plunge from beltway
Monday, Sept. 10, 2012
The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified a 29-year-old man who fell to his death Friday from an overpass on the Las Vegas Beltway. He is Alejandro Sanchez-Escoto of Las Vegas, the coroner’s office said.
Police chase ends when car crashes into house
Monday, Sept. 10, 2012
A police chase following a convenience store robbery ended early Monday morning when a car crashed into an vacant house, according to a North Las Vegas news release.
With thunderstorms in forecast, flash flood watch issued
Monday, Sept. 10, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch as thunderstorms may develop in the Las Vegas Valley.
Accident closes portion of Blue Diamond Road west of Las Vegas
Monday, Sept. 10, 2012
Traffic on a stretch of Blue Diamond Road west of Las Vegas is shut down after a collision left a woman trapped inside her vehicle. The woman’s Toyota pickup rolled over onto its side after a collision on the intersection of Blue Diamond Road and Fortney Road, said Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Jeremie Elliott.
Australian football player dies in fall from Flamingo
Metro's violent crimes section investigating Sunday morning incident at Strip hotel
Monday, Sept. 10, 2012
A five-year veteran of the Australian Football League died Sunday in fall from a Las Vegas Strip hotel. John "J-Mac" McCarthy was found unresponsive at 5:40 a.m. Sunday on the south driveway of the Flamingo Hotel, Debbie Munch, a spokeswoman for Caesars Entertainment, said in an email statement. McCarthy was transported to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Munch added.
Flash flood watch issued for Monday and Tuesday morning
Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch as thunderstorms again loom over the Las Vegas Valley.
2 more men are arrested in abduction of Henderson girl
Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012
Henderson Police have arrested two more men in the abduction of Green Valley High School senior Melissa Duran, 17. One was arrested in Paradise; the other was detained in Vallejo, Calif.
Police seek help finding man after pawn store robbery
Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012
North Las Vegas Police are seeking the public’s help after a pawn store robbery Friday.
Near-drownings in August spike to monthly high for 2012, officials report
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012
Thirteen children nearly drowned in August in pools in Clark County, the highest monthly total of near-drownings this year, authorities reported Thursday. A news release issued by the city of North Las Vegas citing statistics compiled by the Southern Nevada Health District said five children had drowned and another 43 children had nearly drowned in Clark County in the first eight months of 2012.
Police: Thieves stealing cell phones right out of victims’ hands
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012
Metro Police arrested two men and six juveniles as part of an investigation into two groups of bandits who would grab cell phones right out of victims’ hands, even as they were on the phone, authorities said.
Pedestrian injured when hit by car at bus stop
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012
A pedestrian was struck by a car and injured at a bus stop late Thursday morning in the eastern Las Vegas Valley, Metro Police said.
Metro seeks help in identifying bank robber
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012
Metro Police is seeking the public’s help in identifying the man who robbed a central valley bank Tuesday afternoon. The robbery occurred about 5:30 p.m. near East Harmon Avenue and Koval Lane.
Garage fire causes $20,000 damage
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012
A fire this morning at a residential garage caused an estimated $20,000 in damages, a Las Vegas Fire & Rescue official reports. Firefighters responded about 5 a.m. to the fire at 605 Wyatt Ave., department spokesman Tim Szymanski said.
More details emerge in Fremont Street triple stabbing
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012
Metro Police has identified the suspect arrested Tuesday night after allegedly stabbing three of his co-workers outside a Fremont Street restaurant and bar. Ariel Palomares, 31, has been booked on three counts of battery with a deadly weapon.

California teen tells Rio security she escaped from kidnappers, Metro reports
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012
Metro Police is investigating a reported kidnapping of a 17-year-old girl brought to Las Vegas from California. She told Rio security she had escaped from two men who had brought her to Las Vegas and refused to let her leave once they arrived, police said.
Ann Road accident victim identified
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012
The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified the woman who died in a vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon in North Las Vegas. She was Josephine M. Dahlig, 54, North Las Vegas, the Coroner’s Office said
Coroner ID's patient who died after ambulance crash
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012
The patient who died Tuesday after the ambulance she was in was struck and rolled onto its side has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office. North Las Vegas resident Dorothy Anita Gray, 63, was the patient.
Patient in ambulance struck in accident dies at hospital
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012
A woman who was being transported in a MedicWest ambulance that rolled over onto its side after an accident this morning in the northwestern valley has died, according to North Las Vegas officials.
Las Vegas man ID'd as driver in fatal accident Sunday near Lake Mead
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012
The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified the driver who died in a vehicle rollover Sunday night at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Douglas L. Bounsall, 61, Las Vegas, died of multiple injuries sustained in the accident, the Coroner’s Office said.
35-year-old shot, killed outside North Las Vegas home
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012
North Las Vegas Police are investigating a shooting that left a 35-year-old man dead in front of his home Monday night, officials said.
About 200 people donate blood, get buffet tickets in return
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012
An estimated 200 people marked the end of their Labor Day weekend at the United Blood Services event at the Eastside Cannery on Boulder Highway.
Giving community helps UNLV graduate student overcome rude welcome to city
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012
When Rebecca Lovelady started her master’s program last month at UNLV, she delivered an interesting introduction to her new classmates: the story of how her family lost all of its belongings and how her new community rallied to help her family. Last month, the Oregon native, along with her boyfriend and two young sons, packed up all of their belongings into a Penske moving truck and headed to Las Vegas. Lovelady had been hoping to catch a fresh start in Las Vegas and was accepted into graduate school at UNLV in hopes of earning a master’s degree in social work.
Four people taken to hospital after rollover on Summerlin Parkway
Monday, Sept. 3, 2012
Westbound Summerlin Parkway was blocked for about three hours after an early-afternoon vehicle rollover left a family of four in the hospital, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.
Motorcyclist injured in crash in Sandy Valley
Monday, Sept. 3, 2012
A motorcyclist suffered critical injuries in a crash Sunday afternoon in Sandy Valley, Metro Police said. The 2009 Harley-Davidson left the roadway, ejecting the driver.
Vocational schools prepare next generation of laborers
Monday, Sept. 3, 2012
Instead of joining his friends for lunch, Julien Fontenot bends over the back of a truck and continues preparing it for a paint job. Like many of his peers, Fontenot is confident the vocational training he’s getting will help him land a job after college despite the tough economic times.
Man dies trying to recover fishing lure at Lake Mead, officials say
Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012
A 49-year-old fisherman died in a presumed drowning after trying to recover his lure at the Temple Bar Marina at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Pedestrian outside crosswalk is struck and killed on Tropicana
Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012
A 44-year-old man was killed when he was struck by an SUV on Saturday night, Metro Police said. The crash occurred on West Tropicana Avenue near South Rainbow Boulevard.
Metro seeks identity of armed robber
Friday, Aug. 31, 2012
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who robbed a southeast valley convenience store earlier this week.
North Las Vegas justice of the peace resigning after 18 years in post
Friday, Aug. 31, 2012
North Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Stephen Dahl is resigning to accept a position with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, according to a Clark County news release issued Friday. The resignation, which is effective Sept. 7, comes a year after Dahl announced he would not seek re-election for a fourth term in Department One in North Las Vegas Justice Court,
Sheriff laments estimated $45 million shortfall in Metro's 2013 budget
Continuing cuts should concern community, he warns
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012
Sheriff Doug Gillespie’s face was grim as he described the largest budget shortfall yet facing Metro Police: an estimated $46.5 million deficit for 2013. “There’s no way to put it other than that’s the way it is,” Gillespie told reporters Thursday.
Police seek suspect in attempted bank robberies
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012
Metro Police is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who attempted to rob two banks but left empty-handed both times. The first attempt occurred about 3:40 p.m. Aug. 17 at a bank near South Durango Road and Warm Springs Road, according to a Metro Police news release issued Thursday. Twelve days later, at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, a suspect attempted a robbery at a bank near South Fort Apache Avenue and Flamingo Road.
County building permit amnesty program under way through Sept. 28
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012
Homeowners wishing to avoid penalties on residential construction done without permits now have a chance to report it in a building amnesty program. Residents of unincorporated Clark County can participate in the program until 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, according to a Clark County news release issued Thursday.
Metro plans sobriety checkpoint overnight Friday
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012
Motorists traveling Friday night on a portion of Blue Diamond Road should expect to be stopped by police operating a sobriety checkpoint.
Police seek identity behind bank robber's disguise
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012
He was last seen Friday on a bicycle, wearing a wig, a camouflage hat and black-and-gray gloves – and he had just robbed a northwest valley bank. Now, authorities are asking for the public’s help in learning the man's true identity.
Mosquitoes with West Nile virus detected in Las Vegas Valley
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012
Mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus have surfaced in the Las Vegas Valley for the first time this summer, prompting health officials to remind residents to take precautions against contracting the disease.
Work plans change on Airport Connector ramps
Monday, Aug. 27, 2012
Detours on the Airport Connector ramps at the Las Vegas Beltway won’t occur until overnight Wednesday, a Clark County official said today.
Dog dies in apartment fire; arson investigation under way
Monday, Aug. 27, 2012
An arson investigation is under way after an early morning fire in the northeast valley claimed the life of a family pet, officials said. North Las Vegas Police and Fire departments are conducting a joint investigation into the fire, which was reported at 6:08 a.m. Monday in an apartment complex at 4249 N. Commerce St.
North Las Vegas Police seek clues into theft of church's donation box
Monday, Aug. 27, 2012
Nearly two months ago, a man and a woman walked into St. John Newman Catholic Church on a late Sunday afternoon and made off with a 3-foot-tall donation box and the cash inside of it. Now, North Las Vegas Police detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects, who can be seen on a video posted on YouTube.
North Buffalo Drive project to get under way tonight
Monday, Aug. 27, 2012
Starting tonight, motorists traveling along a stretch of Buffalo Drive in the northwest valley can anticipate slower travel as a $1.7 million road construction project begins, officials said. Construction will generally be from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Mondays to Fridays over the next eight weeks along North Buffalo Drive from West Lake Mead Boulevard to West Charleston Boulevard.
Body found in car after burglary report
Monday, Aug. 27, 2012
Metro officers responding to calls of an early morning burglary in the northeastern valley discovered a deceased person in a vehicle parked on the driveway of an unoccupied residence.
AAA forecasts travel to increase for 2012 Labor Day weekend
Monday, Aug. 27, 2012
If you’re planning to mark the end of the summer by hitting the road for the Labor Day holiday this weekend, you’re not alone. More than 2.4 million people from Mountain West region are expected to travel at least 50 miles over the holiday weekend.

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