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Driver, 56, dies from apparent medical incident after collision
Monday, April 18, 2011
A 56-year-old man died this morning after suffering from an apparent medical episode while driving in the western valley, Metro Police said.
Man evicted from apartment arrested after police find explosive device
Monday, April 18, 2011
North Las Vegas Police arrested a man today after authorities confiscated an explosive device from the apartment where he recently had been evicted.
Las Vegas man sentenced to 13 years for drug, gun crimes
Friday, April 15, 2011
A convicted felon was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison and five years of supervised release after pleading guilty to possession with the intent to distribute almost one kilo of methamphetamine and unlawfully possessing several stolen firearms.
National group honors 2 Metro officers in fatal Erik Scott shooting
Friday, April 15, 2011
The National Association of Police Organizations has honored two Metro Police officers who were involved in the fatal shooting of Erik Scott last summer.
Washoe deputy superintendent appointed to Clark County post
Friday, April 15, 2011
Clark County schools Superintendent Dwight D. Jones is appointing a Washoe County schools official for the position of deputy superintendent of instruction.
Coroner identifies 1-year-old drowning victim
Thursday, April 14, 2011
The Clark County Coroner's Office today identified a 1-year-old boy who drowned in a backyard swimming pool Wednesday as Arturo Rubio Roa.
Metro identifies officer in fatal shooting of armed man
Thursday, April 14, 2011
An armed man shot Tuesday by a Metro Police officer was identified today by the Clark County Coroner's Office as Abdul Hamlan.
Officer struck in suspected DUI crash suffered skull, lung injuries
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Metro Police discussed the injuries that an officer suffered this morning in a collision involving a suspected drunken driver on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Pedestrian hit by vehicle upgraded from critical to stable condition
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
A pedestrian was upgraded from critical to stable condition at University Medical Center on Wednesday night after being hit by a vehicle at Las Vegas Boulevard North and Bruce Street, North Las Vegas Police said.
Metro Police seek help identifying robbery suspect
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Metro Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly robbed a small business east of Spring Valley and threatened a victim at the business.
1-year-old boy drowns in backyard swimming pool
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
A 1-year-old boy drowned Wednesday afternoon in a backyard swimming pool at a house west of downtown Las Vegas, Metro Police said.
Las Vegas on magazine's list of 'Comeback Cities for 2011'
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Las Vegans could be calling it a comeback, according to a new report. Personal finance magazine Kiplinger included Las Vegas on its list of “11 Comeback Cities for 2011.”
Gunman killed in 12-hour standoff suspected in earlier sex assault
Monday, April 11, 2011
A gunman who took a woman hostage during a 12-hour standoff last week is also suspected in a sexual assault that took place in the northwest valley five days earlier, Metro Police said Monday.
Police: Man accused of killing girlfriend told officers, 'I killed her'
Monday, April 11, 2011
A man accused of fatally stabbing his girlfriend Sunday evening told 911 dispatchers he killed her with a knife, according to an arrest report.
Man killed in crash near Fashion Show Mall
Friday, April 8, 2011
A 27-year-old man died Friday afternoon after colliding with three vehicles near the Fashion Show Mall, Metro Police said. The man was driving a Chevrolet Monte Carlo eastbound on Fashion Show Drive about 1:45 p.m. when he hit the raised center median, police said.
Fire at apartment building displaces 12 residents
Friday, April 8, 2011
Twelve people were displaced from their homes Friday after a fire damaged four apartments near Pennwood Avenue and Arville Street.
Coroner identifies man shot to death east of downtown
Friday, April 8, 2011
The Clark County Coroner's Office identified a man found dead Thursday night in the 2800 block of Stewart Avenue as 19-year-old Pedro Montenegro.
Man accused of embezzling money from youth softball group
Friday, April 8, 2011
The Nye County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man in connection with 126 counts of embezzlement after detectives discovered he was allegedly withdrawing money from the Pahrump Youth Softball Association for personal use.
Police investigating body found in northeast valley
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Metro Police were investigating a body found in the northeast valley Thursday night after witnesses reported hearing gunshots.
Fire at apartment building displaces 20 residents
Thursday, April 7, 2011
A fire displaced at least 20 people from their apartments Thursday afternoon near Tropicana Avenue and Spencer Street.
Report: Nevada No. 36 among states that 'sponge tax dollars'
Thursday, April 7, 2011
A new report finds that Nevada ranks No. 36 among states “that sponge tax dollars,” receiving more back from the federal government than they contribute in taxes.
Luncheon helping give support to rape victims
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Reporting cases of rape is not a simple matter of telling someone what happened. In fact, the act of telling can be one of the hardest parts.
Police hosting checkpoints tonight for clues in fatal brewery shooting
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Metro Police will be holding two voluntary traffic checkpoints tonight in the northwest valley in an attempt to find possible witnesses in the slaying of Michael Portaro.
Nevadans are top Twitter users, but researcher says they're not happy about it
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
It’s already known that Nevada is apparently ranked first in the nation when it comes to active Twitter users. But are Nevadans tweeting about happy things? A Cambridge University doctorate student seems to have the answer: No.
Man featured on 'America’s Most Wanted' in child rape case arrested
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
A 45-year-old man wanted in Oklahoma on charges of molestation was arrested in Henderson today after he surrendered to police. Lonnie Ray Correll, who was profiled on "America’s Most Wanted," contacted a Henderson police detective to arrange his surrender.
Man fatally shot at North Las Vegas apartment complex
Monday, April 4, 2011
An 18-year-old Henderson man was shot and killed Monday night outside an apartment complex in North Las Vegas, police said.
Child injured in fall from third-story window
Monday, April 4, 2011
Metro Police said an 18-month-old child fell from a third-story window Monday night in the eastern valley. Police responded at 8:10 p.m. to the incident at Sportsman’s Royal Manor, 5600 Boulder Highway.
Temperature climbs to 92 in Las Vegas, ties record high
Friday, April 1, 2011
It's no April Fools’ joke: The Las Vegas Valley tied a record high of 92 degrees today, a temperature last reached on this date in 1966. National Weather Service meteorologist Larry Jensen said McCarran International Airport hit 92 at 3:22 p.m.
Henderson Police present Officer of the Year award
Dozens honored at annual commendation ceremony
Friday, April 1, 2011
Henderson Police honored police officers, civilian employees and citizens Thursday night at an annual commendation ceremony at the City Council chambers.
Among the commendations were Police Officer of the Year, Corrections Officer of the Year, Civilian Employee of the Year, Life Saving Awards and Valorous Conduct Awards.
Man arrested at border in connection with fatal Las Vegas shooting
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
A man sought by Metro Police in connection with a fatal shooting earlier this year has been arrested by Customs and Border Protection officers after entering the U.S. from Mexico, authorities said.
Clark County teacher faces charge of child abuse
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Clark County School District Police arrested a West Prep Academy School teacher Tuesday afternoon who is accused of abusing a special needs student.
Man, 19, shot near convenience store in North Las Vegas
Monday, March 28, 2011
A 19-year-old man was shot at least once Monday near a convenience store at Carey Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard in North Las Vegas.
Report finds Las Vegas among America's least toxic cities
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Las Vegas has led the nation in such dubious categories as unemployment and home foreclosures, and when it comes to education, well, never mind. But, hey, at least we’re not toxic.
Tentative schools budget includes 2,500 layoffs, pay cuts, larger classes
Friday, March 25, 2011
The mood was somber as Jeff Weiler finished a presentation at a School Board meeting. Sitting in front of a standing-room-only crowd, Weiler was the bearer of bad news.
Police report says couple had nearly 16 pounds of marijuana in home
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
A couple arrested over the weekend on counts of possession of marijuana with intent to sell and child endangerment had nearly 16 pounds of marijuana in their home and a pound of marijuana fudge, an arrest report says.
North Las Vegas crash sends 2 to hospital
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Craig Road reopened Wednesday night after North Las Vegas Police responded to a four-vehicle crash that sent two people to the hospital, one with critical injuries.
Medical pot advocate arrested with husband in alleged grow house bust
Monday, March 21, 2011
An advocate for loosening medical marijuana restrictions in Nevada was arrested with her husband after police say they found a marijuana grow operation in their home.
Woman stabbed in chest with fishing knife in southwest valley
Monday, March 21, 2011
Metro Police were investigating a stabbing Monday afternoon in the southwestern valley after medical personnel found a woman who had been stabbed three times in the chest with a fishing knife.
Friends hold candlelight vigil to remember Durango High football player
Saturday, March 19, 2011
A crowd of at least 100, candles in hand, stood on the Durango High School football field Friday night and huddled around a memorial with flowers, candles lined up to form the number 12 and packets of Kool-Aid for their departed friend Donovan Smith.
Man dies from medical episode after minor traffic accident
Friday, March 18, 2011
A man died Friday night from a medical episode after a minor traffic accident in the central valley, Metro Police said. At about 7 p.m., a minor crash occurred in the area of Paradise Road and Sierra Vista Drive, police said.
Chase ends when police spin out suspect's car
Friday, March 18, 2011
A police chase in which a fleeing car hit several other vehicles and nearly struck pedestrians ended Friday evening when officers spun out the suspect’s car, Metro Police said.
Man, 35, dies in eastern valley fire
Friday, March 18, 2011
A 35-year-old man died at a hospital Friday after a fire damaged a building behind a house in the eastern Las Vegas Valley. Firefighters responded at 3:04 p.m. to the fire at 4990 Pearlite Ave.
Should Nevadans worry about Japanese radiation cloud?
Experts say radiation from crippled nuclear reactors pose little health risk to those in United States
Friday, March 18, 2011
Don’t panic. If you ask a scientist who specializes in radiochemistry about the health risks associated with the radiation plume from Japan’s crippled nuclear reactors reaching the United States, those are the words you’ll most likely hear.
Las Vegas man arrested as part of alleged drug trafficking organization
Thursday, March 17, 2011
A Las Vegas man and 14 other members of an alleged multi-state oxycodone trafficking organization were indicted Thursday on three federal charges, authorities said.
Man killed when motorcycle collides with truck
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Metro Police responded to a fatal crash Wednesday evening in which a motorcyclist collided with a truck in the central valley. The motorcyclist was transported to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Sandwich shop owner accused of starting fire that damaged his business
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Investigators arrested the owner of a sandwich shop Wednesday in connection with a February fire that damaged his business and others in a downtown building.
Las Vegas tops list of places job recovery has failed
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
At this point, it doesn’t come as a surprise but rather as a grim reminder. According to the Business Insider, Las Vegas tops the list of 11 metropolitan areas where job recovery has failed.
Metro says man killed by officer at bar was involved in earlier shooting
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Two shootings that occurred last week in the northeast valley about an hour apart were related, Metro police said Tuesday. Mauricio Hernandez, 23, of Las Vegas, was shot and killed by a Metro officer March 8 at The Bar.
Health officials allege doctor reused single-use needle guides
No known cases of disease transmission have been identified
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Health officials announced Tuesday they are working to identify and notify certain patients who underwent prostate biopsies by Dr. Michael Kaplan after an investigation found single-use endocavity needle guides were reused in some cases.
Police nab 2 after gunman fires at officers during high-speed chase
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Metro Police took two people into custody Tuesday after authorities say a man fired at officers as he led police on a high-speed chase in the northeast valley.

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