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Coroner confirms Henderson teen died of drowning
Monday, Aug. 27, 2012
Henderson teenager William Mootz died last week as a result of drowning, the Clark County Coroner’s Office ruled Monday. Mootz, 17, fell into the Pittman Wash during rainstorms Wednesday near Stephanie Street and Sunset Road. His body was discovered Friday morning in a wetland northeast of Sam Boyd Stadium.
Two men treated after Sunday apartment fire
Monday, Aug. 27, 2012
A fire late Sunday afternoon in a central valley apartment complex left two people injured and caused an estimated $10,000 in damages. Clark County firefighters responded at 4:24 p.m. to the Sierra Vista Apartments, 552 Sierra Vista Drive, said Clark County spokesman Dan Kulin.
Family, volunteers coordinate search for teen who fell into Pittman Wash
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012
Although Henderson Police on Thursday called off the search for William Mootz until Monday morning, his family has not given up hope. Mootz fell into a flooded Pittman Wash on Wednesday morning.
70-year-old man sentenced in child pornography case
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012
A convicted sex offender is headed back to prison after authorities discovered sexually explicit images of minors on his computer, officials said.
Police say 5-year-old apparently shot father in arm
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012
A 5-year-old boy apparently shot his father in the arm at their home in the southwest valley, Metro Police said.
Rescuers chasing reports of two people in swollen flood channels
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012
Two people are feared missing after being seen in flood-control channels swollen by heavy rainstorms that pummeled the Las Vegas Valley on Wednesday. In one situation, Metro received a call about a person in dark clothing holding onto an item in a wash near Eastern Avenue and Warm Springs Road. Metro ground and air units responded and searched the area but could not find the person. Later, Henderson emergency personnel searched the Pittman Wash after receiving a report of a teenager falling into the floodwaters behind a store at Sunset Road and Stephanie Street.
SWAT unit arrests suspect in attempted stabbing in North Las Vegas
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012
Metro SWAT officers have arrested a man who barricaded himself early Wednesday after reportedly trying to stab his roommate at a North Las Vegas apartment complex.
Coroner ID's victim killed in Laughlin rollover
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012
The Pahrump man killed in a single-vehicle rollover Monday evening in Laughlin was identified today as 31-year-old Benjamin Michael Labee. The Clark County Coroner’s Office said Labee died of multiple blunt-force trauma of the torso.
Laughlin rollover kills driver, injures two children
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012
A 31-year-old Pahrump man is dead after being ejected from his Toyota 4Runner in a single-vehicle rollover Monday evening in Laughlin. The incident occurred about 8:17 p.m. on Casino Drive east of Needles Highway, according to a Metro news release issued Tuesday
Firefighters rescue woman at senior apartment complex
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012
Firefighters rescued a woman early Tuesday morning after her eastern valley apartment unit caught fire. Clark County Fire Department spokesman Dan Kulin said firefighters responded at 1:41 a.m. to the Perry Plaza Senior Apartments, 3900 Perry St., near Flamingo Road and Nellis Boulevard.
For Dairy Queen's neighbors, day after shooting was almost business as usual
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012
Customers arriving Monday at a central valley Dairy Queen where a sword-wielding masked man was shot a day earlier during a robbery attempt were turned back by a sign saying, “Sorry We Are Closed.”
Teen killed Saturday on Boulder Highway identified
Monday, Aug. 20, 2012
The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified the pedestrian struck and killed early Saturday on Boulder Highway in Henderson. Hannah Esther Quinn, 19, of Henderson, was struck by a 1995 Toyota Avalon about 2:10 a.m. at a crosswalk near Corn Street.
Coroner identifies quarry accident victim
Monday, Aug. 20, 2012
The Las Vegas man who died Friday in an industrial accident at Sloan Quarry has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Las Vegas resident Anthony Holden, 29, died from injuries in the accident at the quarry, 5300 Sloan Road, about 10 miles south of Las Vegas, the Coroner’s Office said Monday.
Driver hospitalized after early morning rollover crash
Monday, Aug. 20, 2012
A rollover on the Las Vegas Beltway in the far northwest valley has left the vehicle’s driver hospitalized, said Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Jeremie Elliott.
Missing swimmer found dead in Sandy Cove
Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012
A swimmer who was reported missing late Saturday has been found dead in Sandy Cove at the Lake Mead Recreational Area, officials said.
Dairy Queen employee shoots, kills sword-wielding robber, police say
Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012
An employee at a southeastern valley Dairy Queen today shot a sword-wielding robber, police said. The man, who was shot twice, was pronounced dead at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.
Two killed, one hurt when car crashes into tree
Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012
Two people died and one was injured in a single-car crash this morning in the northwest valley.
Self-defense in abusive relationship or murder? Charge filed against Henderson woman
Friday, Aug. 17, 2012
The Clark County District Attorney’s Office has filed a murder charge against a Henderson woman who reportedly told police in May that she killed her boyfriend after he beat and strangled her.
Metro corrections officer arrested on domestic battery count
Friday, Aug. 17, 2012
A Metro Police corrections officer was arrested Thursday after a domestic violence-related incident Wednesday. Jason Grove, 47, was arrested on counts of battery domestic violence, driving under the influence and driving on a revoked license, Metro Police spokesman Jose Hernandez said.
After fire, owner undecided on fate of Original Pancake House
Friday, Aug. 17, 2012
An early morning fire destroyed a restaurant that’s served breakfast to Las Vegas locals and visitors for 17 years.
Firefighters extinguish townhouse fire
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012
A townhouse fire this morning in the western valley appeared to have started outside before making its way to a first floor wall, according to officials. Clark County Fire Department units responded about 11:09 a.m. to 9255 Apache Springs Drive, near West Spring Mountain and South Fort Apache roads, said Clark County spokesman Dan Kulin.
Family, puppy survive house fire in North Las Vegas
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012
A house fire Thursday morning in the northwest valley sent three people to the hospital and nearly killed a puppy. North Las Vegas firefighters arrived at 1116 Bull Run Ave. minutes after the fire was reported about 9:28 a.m.,
Suspect in custody after reported sexual assault of 3- and 6-year-olds
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012
A California man suspected of sexually abusing two young children earlier this summer in Las Vegas is in custody. Metro Police detectives arrested Diondre Phifer, 27, Wednesday night at an apartment near Tropicana Avenue and Koval Lane.
27-year-old Las Vegas man ID'd as victim of Wednesday shooting
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012
The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified the 27-year-old man who was died after an early Wednesday shooting in North Las Vegas. Las Vegas resident Daniel Chavez Garcia was shot multiple times about 12:30 a.m. at the El Paso Market, 3712 E. Owens Ave., officials said
Fire in Desert Shores home causes $200,000 damage, officials say
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012
A predawn fire Thursday that shrouded the Desert Shores community in the western valley with dense smoke hindered firefighters in reaching their destination and caused an estimated $200,000 in damage to a home, fire officials said.
17-year-old asked boyfriend to join plot to kill father, police say
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012
The 17-year-old daughter of the man stabbed to death Monday in the northeast valley planned his slaying, which was carried out by the girl’s boyfriend, according to a criminal complaint released Wednesday.
Eastern valley standoff ends; suspect taken into custody
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012
A nearly five-hour standoff that brought a Metro SWAT unit and crisis negotiators to the eastern valley has ended with the suspect in custody.
Charges filed, police reports released in gun incident involving county commissioner
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012
In the late hours of July 3, Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins was in the backyard at his North Las Vegas home, using a chainsaw to cut down a large salt cedar tree. According to police reports released Wednesday morning, though, Collins also had been drinking alcoholic beverages and had admitted he had become mad at the tree and had fired gunshots into it and a nearby post.
Early morning homicide in North Las Vegas under investigation
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012
A 27-year-old man is dead after an early morning shooting in front of a North Las Vegas convenience store. North Las Vegas Police were notified about 12:30 a.m. of the shooting at the El Paso Market at 3712 E. Owens Ave.
Police: 2nd marijuana grow house in a month taken down
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012
The raid on a marijuana grow house Monday night in the southwest valley marked the second such operation broken up by a multijursidictional task force in less than a month.
Two teens arrested in Monday stabbing death
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012
Two teenagers are in custody in the stabbing death of a man whose body was found Monday at a northeast valley residence. Metro Police said Jose Martinez, 19, and a 17-year-old juvenile have been arrested, each on counts of murder with a deadly weapon and conspiracy.
Car rams into real estate office; five people taken to hospital
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012
Tuesday became anything but just another day at the office after a car drove into a building this morning in the southwest valley. Emergency dispatchers received a report at 10:28 a.m. of a vehicle ramming the Barrett & Co. Inc. Realtor’s office at 2885 S. Jones Blvd.
Overnight construction to close portion of I-15 in North Las Vegas
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012
Motorists traveling overnight this week along a portion of Interstate 15 in North Las Vegas should brace for traffic slowdowns as construction continues on the North Fifth Street Bridge.
21-year-old in custody in fatal errant shooting
Monday, Aug. 13, 2012
The person accused of killing an innocent bystander with an errant gunshot early Friday is in custody. Metro Police on Monday announced the arrest of Anton Louis, 21, Las Vegas.
Escape-artist chimp temporarily relocated but will be heading to Oregon sanctuary
Monday, Aug. 13, 2012
CJ, the chimpanzee who escaped her enclosure at a northwest Las Vegas home twice in a month, will be transferred to an Oregon wildlife sanctuary, officials said.
21-year-old killed in car accident ID'd
Monday, Aug. 13, 2012
The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed in a vehicle accident early Saturday in the northwest valley. Las Vegas resident Logan Browning, 21, died of multiple injuries, officials said.
Victim killed by errant gunshot ID'd
Monday, Aug. 13, 2012
Clark County coroners have identified the man killed early Friday by an errant gunshot fired during a fight at a party in the central valley. Las Vegas resident Derrion Banks, 28, died from gunshot wounds to the chest and right arm. The shooting occurred at an apartment complex at the 600 block of East Twain Avenue.
Man wounded in stabbing in North Las Vegas
Monday, Aug. 13, 2012
A man suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a stabbing early this morning in North Las Vegas, police said.
Cooking causes fire in apartment unit
Monday, Aug. 13, 2012
A man’s cooking caused an early morning fire east of the Strip, according to officials. The fire occurred just before 6 a.m. at Paradise Park Apartments, 446 E. Twain Ave., said Clark County spokesman Erik Pappa.
Man killed in fiery Nye County truck crash identified
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012
A man killed Tuesday in Nye County after his truck burst into flames has been identified as Keith Andrew Pruim, 44, of Las Vegas, officials said.
Coroner ID's motorcyclist killed in Wednesday accident
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012
The motorcyclist killed in a collision Wednesday at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Wigwam Parkway has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
Las Vegas man fatally shot in convenience store parking lot
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012
An early morning altercation at an eastern valley convenience store left one man dead, Metro Police said.
Long trail, sometimes cold, led to arrest in slayings from 1978, 1994
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012
It was early Saturday, April 22, 1978, when a witness led Metro Police to the corner of an apartment building just north of downtown. There they encountered a gruesome sight. Officers found a dead woman lying nude between a parking stall and a wall at 211 W. Wilson Ave. Livid marks and scratches on the victim’s neck suggested that the woman, 22-year-old Barbara Ann Cox, had been strangled to death. Abrasions covered her back, and a cut was spotted over her right eye.
Motorcyclist dies in Henderson crash
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012
An early afternoon collision near Eastern Avenue and Wigwam Parkway claimed a motorcyclist’s life and injured a pedestrian.
Fire breaks out at apartment complex sauna
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012
An early morning fire at an apartment complex caused an estimated $30,000 to $40,000 damage, Clark County spokeswoman Stacey Welling said.
Rising temperatures prompt excessive heat warning for Las Vegas, surrounding areas
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012
After a week of rain and cooler temperatures, the region is about to experience a return to extreme heat this week. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning from Wednesday through Friday evening for Clark County.
Driver wounded in early morning shooting in North Las Vegas
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012
A woman is in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds after an early morning shooting in North Las Vegas. North Las Vegas Police responded to a call around 2:30 a.m. of a shooting victim in a car at a gas station.
Woman crashes car 40 feet into dry flood channel
Monday, Aug. 6, 2012
A woman lost control of her car and crashed 40 feet into a dry flood channel near the World Market Center, fire officials said.
Nevada leaders offer condolences after shooting at Sikh temple in Wisconsin
Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012
Nevada officials are offering support and condolences to victims of the shooting at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin.
What is Sikhism?
Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012
Sikhism is the world’s fifth-largest religion with 25 million followers, most of whom are in India, said Rajdeep Singh, director of law and policy for the Sikh Coalition, a civil-rights group.

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