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Refugee agency alters program after recent sex assault cases
Monday, Aug. 23, 2010
The recent arrests of two African refugees in the sexual assaults of young girls shocked the Las Vegas refugee community, especially after one man told officers he didn’t know the alleged abuse was wrong in the United States.
Death of former UNLV football player ruled overdose
Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010
Former UNLV football player DeMario Reynolds, who died in June during an altercation with a mixed martial arts fighter, had ecstasy, cocaine and alcohol in his system at the time of his death and died of a drug overdose, according to the Clark County Coroner's Office.
UNLV's Tre'Von Willis pleads not guilty to misdemeanor charge
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
UNLV men's basketball player Tre'Von Willis has entered a not guilty plea in Henderson Municipal Court to one misdemeanor count of coercion in connection with an incident involving a female acquaintance last month.
Hearing delayed for constable after Boulder City incidents
Monday, July 19, 2010
A preliminary hearing for the former chief constable of Boulder Township, who is accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s house and stealing several firearms, has been delayed so attorneys can review more details in the case.
Man killed by police in Costco shooting honored at memorial
Saturday, July 17, 2010
A 38-year-old West Point graduate who was fatally shot outside a Costco store last week by Metro Police was remembered Saturday as an ambitious businessman and a dreamer. His younger brother, Kevin Scott, said Erik Scott was working as a salesman, selling medical devices and supplies. He said he was excellent at his job and persuasive — especially when convincing his younger brother into dangerous stunts.
Airplane propeller hits woman's head at McCarran
Thursday, July 15, 2010
A 21-year-old woman was injured and taken to University Medical Center’s trauma unit Thursday after she was hit in the head by an airplane propeller at McCarran International Airport.
'Beauty and the Beast' sticker leads to arrest in sex assaults
Thursday, July 15, 2010
A 27-year-old man who police say assaulted five women in his car in the past two months was arrested Tuesday night during a traffic stop in the western Las Vegas Valley.
Boulder City Council considers financial impact of ballot initiatives
Thursday, July 15, 2010
The Boulder City Council on Tuesday discussed the financial impact of three initiatives and one charter amendment petitioned by residents to be placed on the general election ballot.
Boulder City officials threaten to close motocross park
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Boulder City officials are threatening to close the motocross park in the Eldorado Valley in August if its owners don’t comply with public safety regulations and provide insurance certificates by the end of the month.
Motorcyclist killed in Sunday crash identified
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified a motorcyclist killed in a collision with a car on U.S. 95 Sunday as 37-year-old Juan Pena-Chavira of Las Vegas.
Man accused in death of girlfriend's toddler son
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
A 28-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested Tuesday in connection with first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son on Friday.
Hearing delayed for man accused of punching infant son
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
The preliminary hearing for a 25-year-old Las Vegas man accused of punching his 4-month-old son in the head and putting him in a freezer was delayed Wednesday until attorneys review the infant's medical records.
Attorney: Man strikes deal, will plead guilty in child porn case
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
A Henderson man accused of possessing and distributing child porn will plead guilty to two counts of possessing child porn as part of a deal with prosecutors, the man's attorney said.
Secretary of State OKs Boulder City ballot initiatives
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Signatures for three ballot initiatives petitioned by Boulder City residents regarding the city’s debt, ownership of an 18-hole golf course and term limits for committee members were approved Monday by the Secretary of State’s Office.
Pedestrian killed while crossing Charleston Boulevard ID'ed
Monday, July 12, 2010
A 49-year-old man who died from injuries after being struck by a car Thursday at the intersection of Charleston Boulevard and Pecos Road has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Barnaby Nolan, of Las Vegas.
Coroner identifies woman, 79, killed at U.S. 95 interchange
Monday, July 12, 2010
The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified a woman killed in a collision at the interchange of U.S. 95 and U.S. 93 near Boulder City on Saturday as 79-year-old Sarah Huravitch, of Earp, Calif.
Gunshot victim found in park taken to UMC
Friday, July 9, 2010
A 21-year-old man was taken to University Medical Center after he was found in a park Friday afternoon with multiple gunshot wounds, police said.
Felon who sold guns to undercover officer gets 7 years
Friday, July 9, 2010
A 31-year-old convicted felon who sold a shotgun and two rifles to an undercover Metro Police officer in April 2009 was sentenced today to seven years in federal prison. Thomas James Hazel of Las Vegas pleaded guilty to felon in possession of a firearm on March 29.
Pedestrian dies in Charleston Boulevard collision
Thursday, July 8, 2010
A 49-year-old pedestrian died from injuries suffered in a crash Thursday after being struck by a car at the intersection of Charleston Boulevard and Pecos Road, police said.
Woman wearing oxygen mask burned in flash fire
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
An elderly woman wearing a medical oxygen mask suffered serious burns to her face Wednesday in a flash fire accelerated by the oxygen, fire officials said.
Woman jumps out of medical van on U.S. 95
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
A woman was taken to University Medical Center Wednesday afternoon after she jumped from a moving medical transport van on U.S. 95, authorities said.
Man with smashed liquor bottle arrested on assault charge
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Boulder City Police arrested a 42-year-old man last week in connection with assault with a deadly weapon after he was caught allegedly trying to shoplift merchandise, smashed a liquor bottle and used it to threaten people while exiting a grocery store, police said Wednesday.
Charge dropped against NLV officer accused of battery
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
North Las Vegas officials were notified Wednesday afternoon that a domestic battery charge against a police officer was dropped by the District Attorney’s Office.
Hearing set for African refugee accused of sexual assault
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
A preliminary hearing has been set for a 37-year-old African refugee accused of sexually assaulting three young female relatives. Kalunga Kanyela appeared in Las Vegas Justice Court Tuesday morning for an arraignment.
Body found at Siegel Suites on Boulder Highway
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
A person found dead inside a room at an extended-stay hotel Tuesday afternoon on Boulder Highway committed suicide, police said on Wednesday. Officers responded after receiving a call about 4:20 p.m. that a body was found at the Siegel Suites.
Man sought in adult club robbery in Pahrump
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
The Nye County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man in connection with an armed robbery Saturday at an adult club.
Coroner identifies pedestrian killed in weekend collision
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified a pedestrian fatally struck by two vehicles while crossing West Lake Mead Boulevard on Sunday as 59-year-old Timothy McGhie of Las Vegas.
Coroner identifies man killed in fireworks incident
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
A 22-year-old man who died at University Medical Center Sunday from apparent fireworks-related injuries has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Kacey Barlow of Las Vegas.
Pedestrian dies in crosswalk on Boulder Highway
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
A 65-year-old man was killed this morning in a crash in the eastern valley while walking in a crosswalk on Boulder Highway, police said.
1 dies from fireworks injury; no serious fires reported
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Three adults and two children were injured in fireworks-related incidents Sunday night, including one man who was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, fire officials said.
Man, 42, dies after truck strikes power pole in NLV
Sunday, July 4, 2010
A 42-year-old Las Vegas man was killed Sunday after his vehicle struck a steel power pole on Losee Road in North Las Vegas, authorities said.
Mount Charleston wildfire 95 percent contained
Sunday, July 4, 2010
The Cathedral Fire in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area was 95 percent contained Sunday evening, according to the Bureau of Land Management. BLM spokeswoman Kirsten Cannon said firefighters were released from the fire for Fourth of July duty.
Boulder City kicks off annual Damboree festivities
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Boulder City’s Fourth of July weekend bash — the annual Damboree Celebration — has become a tradition for residents to socialize, barbecue and engage in epic water fights. And this year is no different.
Coroner identifies woman killed in I-15 crash
Friday, July 2, 2010
The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified a woman killed in a rollover crash Thursday on Interstate 15 as 60-year-old Alyce Miner of Tehachapi, Calif.
Case of teen accused of attempted murder of newborn sent to District Court
Thursday, July 1, 2010
The case of an 18-year-old Henderson woman accused of the attempted murder of her newborn was bound over to District Court Thursday after the girl’s mother testified at the preliminary hearing that she saw the infant inside a plastic bag.
State Supreme Court rejects recall petitions for two Boulder City Council members
Thursday, July 1, 2010
The Nevada Supreme Court has tossed out recall petitions aimed at removing Boulder City Council members Linda Strickland and Travis Chandler. The court ruled that the recall petition had to be signed by 25 percent of the voters who actually cast their ballots in the 2007 election in which the council members were elected.
Woman killed in single-vehicle, rollover crash
Thursday, July 1, 2010
A woman was thrown from a pickup truck and killed in a rollover crash Thursday on Interstate 15, the Nevada Highway Patrol reported. Trooper Chelita Rojas said no other vehicles were involved in the crash about 3:45 p.m. in the Moapa area.
Police: UNLV's Tre'Von Willis choked woman after argument
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
UNLV men's basketball player Tre’Von Willis was angry a female acquaintance wasn't spending time with him, then choked her when she laughed after he couldn't find her car keys, according to an arrest report released Wednesday. Willis, 22, is charged in connection with felony counts of domestic battery by strangulation and grand larceny, and one misdemeanor count of coercion.
Henderson Police probe homicide after man found in street
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
A 46-year-old man was found dead on a Henderson road Wednesday afternoon, police said. Officers received a 911 call about 12:30 p.m. from a resident in the 100 block of Copper Street.
Police: Man in wig threatened to blow up bank during robbery
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Metro Police are searching for a man who they say threatened to blow up a bank in the area of Eastern Avenue and Warm Springs Road on Tuesday night.
Man fatally shot outside motorcycle club identified
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified a man fatally shot outside of a motorcycle enthusiast club Sunday as 45-year-old Shawn Paul Del Rio.
Coroner identifies man killed at I-15 construction site
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
A 34-year-old operating engineer killed in a construction accident Tuesday in the south Las Vegas Valley was identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office on Wednesday as Tobin Talbott of North Las Vegas.
Hearing delayed for man accused in 1-year-old daughter's death
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The preliminary hearing for a 20-year-old North Las Vegas man charged with murder by child abuse in connection with the death of his 1-year-old daughter has been delayed until attorneys can review the autopsy report.
Boulder City police officers give up annual pay raise
As part of agreement, two positions on force spared
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The Boulder City Council approved an agreement with the Police Protective Association on Tuesday to waive officers’ annual pay raise, saving the city $144,673. The agreement will be added as an amendment the city’s fiscal budget that was finalized on May 18.
Man accused of hitting infant son, putting him in freezer
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
A 25-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested on child abuse charges after police say his girlfriend’s daughter witnessed him punching his 4-month-old son in the head and putting the infant in a freezer.
UNLV guard Tre’Von Willis arrested, accused in domestic dispute
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
UNLV men's basketball player Tre’Von Willis was arrested after allegedly choking a female acquiantance at an apartment complex Tuesday morning in Henderson.
Police search for intruder who shot man in apartment
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Metro Police are searching for a man who forced his way into an apartment near Decatur Boulevard Monday night and shot a resident of the apartment.
OSHA probing death of 34-year-old engineer at construction site
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a Tuesday morning construction accident in the south Las Vegas Valley that killed a 34-year-old operating engineer. The Nevada Highway Patrol responded at 6:26 a.m. to the accident, but OSHA has taken over the investigation.
Crews near Pahrump battle season's largest wildfire
Monday, June 28, 2010
About 30 firefighters today are battling the area's largest wildfire so far this year near Pahrump and State Road 160, officials said.
Las Vegas Boulevard down to 1 lane near Strip intersection
Monday, June 28, 2010
Southbound traffic is being restricted to one lane near the intersection of Harmon Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard because of a construction project, police said.

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