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Cause of fire at vacant building under investigation
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Clark County Fire Department officials are investigating the cause of a fire this morning at a vacant building near North Jones Boulevard and Gowan Road. The fire was reported ...
Skateboarder, 15, clinging to car driven by mom injured in fall
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
A teen was critically injured Wednesday when he fell off a skateboard as he held on to a moving car driven by his mother, Metro Police said. The accident happened ...
Metro Police investigating man’s death as a suicide
Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
Metro Police homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man found this morning in the 2800 block of Stewart Avenue as a suicide, officials said. Police responded ...
Woman, 56, hit by car, critically injured crossing street
Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
A 56-year-old woman was hit by a car and critically injured Thursday night while crossing Charleston Boulevard, Metro Police said. The accident, which remains under investigation, was ...
Police search for woman, man in convenience store robbery
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
A woman armed with a handgun threatened to shoot a convenience store clerk early Monday as a man went behind the counter and ...
Fire does $50,000 damage at vacant house in Las Vegas
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
Fire did an estimated $50,000 damage today at a vacant house where homeless people apparently had been staying, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said. Nobody was injured. The fire ...
Pedestrian struck and killed crossing Flamingo Road
Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
A pedestrian was hit and killed by a pickup Sunday night while crossing Flamingo Road outside a marked crosswalk, Metro Police said. The truck was westbound ...
Apartment fires cause $45,000 damage, ruled accidental
Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
A pair of overnight apartment fires caused a combined $45,000 damage, but nobody was injured in either blaze, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said. Both fires were ...
Police: Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run on Sahara
Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
A pedestrian was killed early this morning in a hit-and-run on Sahara Avenue, west of Mojave Road, Metro Police said. A pickup headed east on Sahara about ...
Police seek man missing from Washington and Decatur
Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
James Shelton, 65, was last seen near Washington Avenue and Decatur Boulevard at around noon Thursday. He has several medical issues, according to Metro.
Man killed in early morning crash near I-15 and Silverado Ranch
Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
The 29-year-old man was exiting southbound I-15 near Silverado Ranch at a high rate of speed around 2 a.m. when his white, four-door BMW began to rotate clockwise, according to Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Loy Hixon.
1 shot in east valley; Metro investigating possible gang ties
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
One person was shot in a possible gang-related incident Thursday night in the east valley, Metro Police said. A call was received at about 8:30 p.m. about a shooting at a residence ...
Coroner IDs tree trimmer who got stuck in palm tree
Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
A tree trimmer who died Sunday after getting stuck in a palm tree has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Daniel Wynn Smith, 46, of Las Vegas. The cause of death ...
Fires damage duplex, single-family home
Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
Separate fires damaged a duplex and a single-family home on Sunday, according to the Clark County Fire Department. No injuries were reported in either fire. The first fire ...
Coroner IDs man shot by police in North Las Vegas
Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
A man shot and killed by a North Las Vegas Police officer Sunday night after police say he pulled a gun on the officer has been identified as 29-year-old Salvador Figueroa, the Clark County Coroner’s Office said. Two uniformed officers were ...
Outage leaves 850 without power in eastern valley
Friday, Jan. 9, 2015
About 850 customers in the eastern valley are affected by a power outage this evening, according to NV Energy. The outage, which was reported at about 6 p.m., also knocked out power to the traffic lights at ...
House fire does $20,000 damage in northeast valley
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
Fire did an estimated $20,000 damage to a house in the northeast valley this afternoon, the Clark County Fire Department reported. Nobody was injured, but ...
Man wounded in drive-by shooting near Boulder Highway
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015
A man was wounded in an apparent drive-by shooting Wednesday night in Henderson. Henderson Police received a report about 8 p.m. of the shooting at Palm Drive and Corn Street, near ...
North Las Vegas man dies after ATV plunges into ditch
Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
A man died Monday when he lost control of his ATV and crashed into a North Las Vegas drainage ditch, police said. The accident happened at about 4:15 p.m. at ...
Pedestrian seriously injured on Nellis Boulevard
Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
A pedestrian was hospitalized tonight after being struck by a vehicle as she walked across Nellis Boulevard outside a marked crosswalk. The woman, 59, walked into ...
House fire leaves victim in critical condition
Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015
One person is in critical condition after a fire this morning at a residence in ...
Police: Two in custody after bank robbery, chase
Friday, Jan. 2, 2015
Metro Police took two people into custody after a bank robbery and short vehicle chase this morning, authorities said. Police were alerted about 8:45 a.m. today to a robbery ...
Space heater blamed for Las Vegas house fire
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014
A space heater placed too close to bedroom curtains started a fire that gutted the room and caused about $10,000 damage, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said. The fire was reported ...
Behind the curtain: Faces of Cirque du Soleil
Monday, Dec. 29, 2014
For 30 years, Cirque du Soleil has amazed audiences with its distinctive brand of circus performance. Its character-driven stories, stunning costumes and death-defying stunts have been seen by almost 150 million people worldwide, a good number of them in Las Vegas. For many performers ...
Man with rifle at motel surrenders peacefully on Christmas Eve
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
Metro Police responded to a barricade situation with an armed suspect on Christmas Eve at a Howard Johnson's next to the airport ...
Coroner says trimmer trapped in palm tree suffocated
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
A tree trimmer who died Monday after being trapped in a palm tree in North Las Vegas suffocated, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Carlos Dye, 49, of North Las Vegas died of ...
Police: Man found in Henderson house fire a homicide victim
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
Henderson Police say a man whose body was found Tuesday night after a house fire in the Anthem Country Club area was the victim of a homicide. The fire was reported about 10:30 p.m. at a home in ...
Teen injured in car crash dies at hospital
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
A 17-year-old boy critically injured in a single-car crash into a lamp post earlier this month has died, Metro Police reported. Police were notified about ...
Shop local: A guide to the perfect Christmas gifts, right around the corner
Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
Sure, you can hit up a big-box retailer or department store when looking for gifts, but why not shop local? You can support your community, find something unique and snag some great deals. Here are some suggestions ...
Barrick Gold to open IT office in Henderson
Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
Barrick Gold Corp., the world’s largest gold producer, is setting up shop in Southern Nevada with an IT office in Henderson. The Toronto company, with extensive mining operations in Northern Nevada, said today it’s moving up to ...
Man arrested in fatal auto-bicycle crash in Henderson
Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
A man accused of leaving the scene of a fatal traffic accident with a bicyclist last month was arrested today, Henderson Police said. Police say Cesar Gutierrez, 35, hit ...
John Moran Jr. makes hole in one at charity golf tournament
Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
John Moran Jr., playing in the Injured Police Officers Fund golf tournament today at the Bali Hai Golf Club in Las Vegas, made a hole in one on the 11th hole. It was Moran’s second ...
Suspect nabbed after Red Lobster robbed at gunpoint, police say
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
Metro Police say they apprehended a man shortly after he robbed a Red Lobster at gunpoint Thursday night near the Meadows mall. Police received reports of the crime ...
Man is critical after crashing into wall in southwest valley
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
A 33-year-old Las Vegas man was in critical condition Monday night after his SUV struck a block wall in the southwest valley. Police say John Walsh was driving a 2014 GMC Terrain eastbound on ...
Tamales: A Latin holiday tradition
Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
For some, it’s a turkey or ham. For others, a tamale. There are many ways to make the traditional Latin holiday fare. We share recipes and explain how to fold the husks ...
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Friday, Nov. 28, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across …
Before turkey settles, shoppers storm the stores
Friday, Nov. 28, 2014
Black Friday started early in Las Vegas and across the nation as shoppers turned out on Thanksgiving in search of bargains. The National Retail Federation said 140.1 million Americans were expected to shop between Thanksgiving and Sunday, down from 140.3 million in 2013.
Crowded animal shelters waive pet-adoption fees over weekend
Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
With its Las Vegas-area shelters running out of room, The Animal Foundation is waiving all of its pet adoption fees over the Thanksgiving weekend ...
Las Vegas man gets 10 years in federal methamphetamine case
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
A Las Vegas man who had more than 2 kilos of methamphetamine in his car and 4.5 kilos in a rented storage unit has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison, according to federal prosecutors. John Ortega, 25, was sentenced Tuesday to ...
3 children hit by vehicle near elementary school
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
Three children were hit by a vehicle near a Las Vegas elementary school this morning and taken to a hospital with injuries that didn't appear life-threatening, Metro Police said. The accident was ...
Body found along I-15 near Nevada-California border is a mystery
Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Authorities were alerted to a body on the shoulder of Interstate 15 spotted by a driver around 6:15 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release from ...
Report: Amid racism scandal, Nevada Assembly speaker-elect steps down
Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
After facing a firestorm of criticism for racist comments he made publicly, incoming Assembly Speaker Ira Hansen signaled to his colleagues that he will not lead the chamber during ...
Photos, tweets from Obama’s Las Vegas visit to sign immigration reform orders
Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
President Barack Obama will be at a Las Vegas high school today to formally sign into law executive orders he announced yesterday deferring deportation for 5 million undocumented immigrants. We'll be aggregating photos, tweets and videos from Obama's visit ...
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across …
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across …
Police release sketch of suspect in fatal shooting, robbery
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
Metro Police released additional details today about three people wanted in connection with the robbery and fatal shooting a woman in the north valley Tuesday night. Laura McKinney, 22, was walking ...
Culture Club concert at Palms postponed
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
The Culture Club show scheduled for Nov. 22 at Pearl at the Palms has been postponed because singer Boy George was diagnosed with a throat polyp and may ...
Pedestrian is critical after being struck in crosswalk on East Tropicana
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
A pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries Monday after being hit by a car on East Tropicana Avenue. Metro Police responded about 5:20 p.m. to reports of ..
The Great Vegas Trivia Game: How well do you know Sin City history?
Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
When Sun staff set out to create this test of Vegas past and present, we blew right past the questions most people know. Which mobster helped build the Flamingo? Who starred in ...
Photos show men pointing shotgun, handgun during robbery
Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
Metro Police are searching for four men — one armed with a shotgun and one with a handgun — in the robbery of a business on Wednesday in the northwest valley. Two men walked into the business in ...

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