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Red Flag fire warning issued for Las Vegas Valley
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
High winds and low humidity have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Red Flag fire warning for the Las Vegas Valley.
Animal activists seek better treatment for dog that killed Henderson baby
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Supporters for the dog awaiting sentencing in the killing of a 1-year-old boy spoke Tuesday in defense of the animal's rights, urging Henderson City Council members at the bi-monthly meeting to allow the dog exercise.
In wake of Boston bombing, Metro Police urge vigilance
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Metro Police urged people to remain vigilant in the wake Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon but said there were no known threats directed at Las Vegas.
Police searching for missing 15-year-old girl
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Metro Police say authorities are looking for a 15 year-old girl with a medical condition who may be in danger.
Woman critically injured when SUV rolls over on U.S. 95
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
A woman was critically injured this morning when the sport utility vehicle she was driving rolled over on U.S. 95, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.
Man killed when Jeep runs red light; driver arrested, identified
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
A man was killed late Monday night when the Hyundai car he was driving was hit by a Jeep Wrangler that ran a red light, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.
Real estate agent convicted in mortgage scheme
Monday, April 15, 2013
A New Orleans lawyer accused of a mortgage scheme that hit victims with more than $50 million in losses was convicted on Thursday on counts of conspiracy and fraud.
Mesquite man arrested in connection with stabbing that left one dead
Sunday, April 14, 2013
A Mesquite man was arrested Saturday in connection with a stabbing that left one man dead.
(Super)heroes, celebrities join forces to raise money for AIDS organization
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Thousands of people gathered at the UNLV campus Sunday to walk for AIDS. Some were there to help build awareness for the disease or raise money for people who are most in need, and others gathered to remember those who have been lost to the illness.
Plan to reroute main road into Tuscany Village community continues to rankle residents
Friday, April 12, 2013
Dozens of Tuscany Village residents voiced their dismay Thursday night at a proposal that would shift Mohawk Drive and increase their commute time, they say, and make access to the community more difficult.
DA: No charges against Metro cop who shot veteran dead
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Metro Police made a series of mistakes leading to the December 2011 shooting death of Gulf War veteran Stanley Gibson, but the officer who fired the fatal shots will not face charges, Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said.
Marijuana plants found in Henderson house after fire
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Police reported finding 200 to 300 marijuana plants growing at a house in Henderson after firefighters were called early today to put out a fire in the 900 block of Anchor Drive.
Teen gang member arrested in slaying of 14-year-old says he's haunted by his actions
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A Las Vegas 16-year-old is charged in connection with a shooting at a party four months ago that left 14-year-old Haji Mohamud dead with a bullet in his head and another person wounded.
Metro Police investigating suspicious death
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Metro Police are investigating a suspicious death after a body was found about 6 a.m. today in the 1600 block of Sandy Lane, near Pecos Road and Owens Avenue.
Police out in force today targeting traffic violations
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Law enforcement officials have re-established the Southern Nevada Traffic Task Force in an effort to reduce highway fatalities by targeting infractions such as drivers talking on cell phones, running red lights and driving drunk.
Henderson approves church's school expansion
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Disgruntled residents from the Coventry neighborhood gathered at the Henderson City Council meeting Tuesday night to make one last effort to halt a neighborhood school expansion.
State Route 158 to close for construction cleanup
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The U.S. Forest Service is closing State Route 158 from the Deer Creek Picnic Area to the intersection of State Route 156 from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 6 p.m. Friday for cleanup from a construction project.
Henderson Police say 15 establishments fail underage alcohol check
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Henderson Police said officers conducted checks of underage alcohol compliance at bars and restaurants over the weekend, and at 15 establishments, underage volunteers were able to buy alcoholic beverages.
Hundreds of Las Vegas area schools conducting earthquake drills
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Las Vegas area schools will conduct earthquake drills today to help students learn how to protect themselves if disaster strikes. Conducted by the Clark County Fire Department, the drills will cover about 450 schools.
Construction to cause I-15 overnight lane closures
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Lanes of Interstate 15 from Cheyenne Avenue to Lake Mead Boulevard will be closed overnight through Thursday for work on the new North 5th Street bridge project.
Crosswalk dedicated for neighborhood activist killed crossing street
Monday, April 8, 2013
he had campaigned for a crosswalk on this stretch of Decatur Boulevard for at least a year. The unsettling speeds of passing cars and the inconveniently placed crosswalks for the seniors living in the nearby apartment complex prompted her to speak out.
Search for reported chimp on loose turns up nothing
Monday, April 8, 2013
Metro Police received reports of an escaped chimp in Las Vegas at 3:40 p.m. Monday near Alexander Road and Decatur Boulevard.
Pedestrian hit, killed crossing Tropicana Avenue
Monday, April 8, 2013
A pedestrian crossing Tropicana Avenue outside of a marked crosswalk was killed Sunday night when he was hit by a sport utility vehicle, Metro Police reported.
Wind, scattered showers expected in Las Vegas through Tuesday
Monday, April 8, 2013
Wind, with gusts this afternoon of up to 50 mph, and rain showers are expected to hang around the Las Vegas Valley through Tuesday, prompting the county to issue a dust advisory.
One person taken to hospital when car hits RTC bus
Thursday, April 4, 2013
One person was taken to the hospital Thursday after a car ran into the back of a Regional Transportation Commission bus, a Metro Police official said.
Coroner rules man’s death at county jail a suicide
Thursday, April 4, 2013
An inmate who died Tuesday after hanging himself at the county jail has been identified as Dillon Hill, 25, of Las Vegas, the Clark County Coroner’s Office said.
Man in wheelchair dies after being hit by school bus
Thursday, April 4, 2013
A man in a wheelchair hit by a school bus died Thursday in the hospital from his injuries sustained in the collision, Metro Police said.
Arville Street to be closed for sidewalk construction
Thursday, April 4, 2013
If you usually take Arville Street between Oakey Boulevard and Sahara Avenue, start thinking of a new route — at least for a few days.
Man gets 16 years in weapons, stolen explosives sting
Thursday, April 4, 2013
A man who traded automatic rifles, C4 explosives and a police badge to an undercover detective for cash and methamphetamine has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison, the United States district attorney for Nevada said.
ATF suspects arson in fire at shuttered Key Largo Casino
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Evidence suggests the fire that destroyed the shuttered Key Largo Casino was started intentionally, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said in a report today.
Mother: Teen accused of crashing into restaurant no ‘drugged-out monster’
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The mother of a teen accused of crashing his car into a crowded restaurant and seriously injuring 10 people says her son is not the “drugged-out monster” he’s been made out to be.
Specialty court seeks mentors for troubled veterans
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
A Henderson court is seeking veterans to help mentor peers who have run into trouble with the law.
Coroner ID’s man killed in January house fire
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
A man who died in a house fire in January when he couldn’t get out of bed has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Boyd Albrecht, 69, of Las Vegas.
FBI arrests man in 3 Las Vegas Valley bank robberies
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The FBI arrested a Las Vegas man in connection with three bank robberies on March 30 in Henderson and Las Vegas, authorities said.
Coroner ID’s woman killed in crash with pickup truck
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
A driver police say was killed Tuesday when she ran a red light and collided with a pickup truck has been identified as Brenda Autry Zinser, 54, of Las Vegas, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
Domestic dispute leads to school lockdown, evacuations
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Neighbors were temporarily evacuated and a school locked down after a man threw a brick through the window of a parked vehicle and barricaded himself in a home, Metro Police said.
Woman killed, child critical in crash with pickup truck
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A 54-year-old woman died Tuesday after she ran a red light and her car collided with a pickup truck at Decatur Boulevard and Gowan Road, North Las Vegas Police spokeswoman Chrissie Coon said.
Police: Man arrested after car smashes into restaurant says he ‘blacked out’
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A Las Vegas man accused of driving his car into a crowd of lunchtime diners at The Egg and I restaurant on Monday said he “blacked out,” according to a Metro Police report released today. A witness interviewed by the Sun at the scene said the driver told him all he did "was one Xanax," and the police report notes that witnesses saw the man trying to discard a pill he claimed was Xanax.
Pool season's approach brings call for drowning-prevention measures
Monday, April 1, 2013
Two weeks before Joe Rukavina had the chance to install the fence around his home pool, his 13-month-old daughter fell into the pool and drowned. There was no screaming or loud splashing. It was quick, and it was quiet.
Teen driver in restaurant crash in custody on DUI charges
10 seriously hurt when car plows into Las Vegas eatery
Monday, April 1, 2013
A teen driver of a car that plowed into the Egg & I restaurant Monday afternoon, injuring 10 people, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, authorities said.
Man arrested in parents' deaths says argument led to shootings
Monday, April 1, 2013
A Las Vegas man accused of shooting his parents to death last week told police an argument and subsequent struggle over a gun led to the killings, according to a report released Monday.
Coroner ID’s couple killed in apparent murder-suicide
Monday, April 1, 2013
A married couple who died Friday in what Metro Police said appeared to be murder-suicide were identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Danijela and Slavisa Gogic, both 32.
Man killed in rollover crash on Interstate 15
Monday, April 1, 2013
A man was killed early Monday morning when the car he was driving rolled over on Interstate 15.
Man charged in shooting deaths of his parents
Sunday, March 31, 2013
A man who reported the deaths of his parents is now a suspect in their killings, Metro Police said.
Police say man jumps off balcony, survives shooting; 2 others dead
Sunday, March 31, 2013
One man was able to escape a shooting in an apartment by leaping off a second-floor balcony Thursday. The woman he was with could not, Metro Police said.
Easter sunrise service offers a chance to reflect on lost loved ones
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Surrounded by her children, the woman began to cry as she remembered the one child she had lost.
Cadaver dogs find no bodies in debris of Key Largo fire
Sunday, March 31, 2013
More than a day of searching in the wreckage of the destroyed Key Largo hotel revealed no bodies, Clark County officials said Sunday.
Police investigating fatal shooting at southwest valley apartment
Friday, March 29, 2013
Two people were killed and one was critically injured in an apparent shooting Friday night in the southwest valley.
Fourth suspect arrested in case of highway murder plot
Friday, March 29, 2013
Another suspect was nabbed Thursday in connection with a failed scheme to kill a man for his life insurance money and pension. Courtney Smith allegedly tried to poison Robert Bessey last June at the behest of his wife, Amy Bessey.
Horsford touches on hot topics in Las Vegas town hall meeting
Thursday, March 28, 2013
A small crowd gathered Thursday to tell their congressman their worries about immigration reform, veteran’s rights, and the looming budget issues the country faces.

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