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Fire destroys mobile home, causes $100,000 damage
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Firefighters battled a mobile home blaze Thursday evening near Carey Avenue and Nellis Boulevard that caused $100,000 in damage.
Attempted murder charge filed in North Las Vegas machete attack
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The North Las Vegas man accused of brutally stabbing and hacking his girlfriend with a machete last month in a blood-drenched parking lot has been charged with attempted murder.
Police search for suspect in North Las Vegas bank robbery
Thursday, April 12, 2012
North Las Vegas Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a man suspected of Tuesday’s robbery of a U.S. Bank branch. Officers were called around 2:40 p.m. to the bank at Rancho Drive and Carey Avenue, across from the Fiesta Rancho casino, police said.
8-year-old Las Vegas little-leaguer collapses, dies at baseball park
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Minutes before a Little League baseball game Tuesday, an 8-year-old player collapsed and died on the field, according to Vegas Valley Baseball officials.
Regis University campus to close, citing lack of students
Thursday, April 12, 2012
A Henderson campus of a Catholic Jesuit college announced Wednesday it will be closing its doors in August 2013 — a decision that will impact about 170 current students and 50 employees.
Hiker, 61, barely injured in 80-foot fall at Red Rock Canyon
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
A 61-year-old man who plummeted 80 to 100 feet while hiking Wednesday at Red Rock Canyon sustained nonlife-threatening injuries, Metro Police said.
Police on case, but need victims to step forward
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
In order to solve a March 18 armed robbery and locate suspects, Metro Police say they need two victims of the east area crime to come forward.
Henderson man is Yu-Gi-Oh! champion
Has chance to compete for trip to Tokyo for world championship
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Adrenaline rushed through a speechless Michael Balan who scanned a crowd of thousands searching for his newborn baby girl and her mother after he won an international card game tournament. The Henderson resident had just beaten more than 4,300 players in the 100th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series — a March tournament he had sworn was his last.
Man dies in single-car crash on U.S. 95
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
A man died Tuesday in a single-car crash on U.S. 95 southbound just north of Summerlin Parkway.
After conquering Nevada, teen archer targets national championship
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
An aluminum bow whistles past 17-year-old Christiana-Marie Wilburn’s patch of aqua blue bangs that rest neatly on her forehead during a February archery tournament.
Coroner IDs senior couple killed in Henderson crash
Monday, April 9, 2012
The Clark County coroner’s office has released the names of a couple killed Saturday in a traffic crash in Henderson. James Zell, 68, and Katherine Zell, 65, both of Henderson were killed in a three-vehicle crash about 11:20 p.m., officials said.
Las Vegas man killed in wrong-way crash on U.S. 95
Monday, April 9, 2012
A man was arrested Sunday on a DUI count after a head-on, wrong-way crash on U.S. 95 near Ann Road that killed a 55-year-old man, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
Authorities identify 60-year-old pedestrian killed early Sunday
Monday, April 9, 2012
The identity of the 60-year-old woman who died early Sunday after she walked in front of an oncoming car in the west valley has been released.
Formal charges pending in homicide at senior-living apartment complex
Monday, April 9, 2012
Prosecutors are weighing charges against a 63-year-old man who called police Saturday to report that he shot and killed a neighbor outside his apartment.
Study lays out costs associated with death penalty in Nevada
Saturday, April 7, 2012
The ACLU of Nevada recently highlighted a study conducted by a UNLV professor who found that defending the death penalty in Clark County costs at least $170,000 more than defending cases where life in prison is sought.
Suspects arrested after high-speed chase throughout Southern Nevada
Friday, April 6, 2012
For nearly two hours Metro Police cars and helicopters chased a pickup truck speeding recklessly Friday for more than 100 miles throughout Southern Nevada after the suspects allegedly stole air conditioning units.
90-minute reckless driving episode ends with arrest
Friday, April 6, 2012
A driver who police say was speeding and driving on sidewalks in an area just west of the Las Vegas Strip was arrested this afternoon after being tracked for about 90 minutes.
Metro officers, residents hospitalized after collision
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Two Metro Police officers and two citizens were hospitalized Thursday night after their vehicles collided near Sahara Avenue and Decatur Boulevard.
Woman rescued after falling 20 feet while hiking at Red Rock
Thursday, April 5, 2012
A woman who plummeted about 20 feet while hiking at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area was rescued Thursday night, Metro Police said.
Would-be Henderson bank robber grows impatient, leaves empty-handed
Thursday, April 5, 2012
In some ways, Michael Kasica’s trip to the bank Thursday was typical. He went to conduct his business and grew impatient with the bank employee helping him. But the 54-year-old’s bank visit was anything but typical: After pulling a knife and demanding money, Kasica left because he grew tired of waiting, according to Henderson Police.
Elderly man in critical condition after being struck by car
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
A man in his late 60s was hit Wednesday night as he crossed the street outside of a crosswalk in the south Summerlin area, according to Metro Police.
Suspect in 2011 rape of 60-year-old woman arrested in Texas
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
A Las Vegas man accused of raping an elderly woman in September was arrested this weekend in El Paso, Texas, according the Clark County District Attorney’s Office.
Three people in critical condition after crash on Boulder Highway
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
A crash this afternoon in the east valley left three people in critical condition, Metro Police said. Officers received a call around 2:32 p.m. of a two-vehicle collision in the 5200 block of Boulder Highway, police said.
Family displaced by blaze that causes $75,000 in damage
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Firefighters responded to a blaze Tuesday inside a west area home that caused $75,000 in damage and displaced a family of four.
Juvenile arrested in connection with stepfather's murder
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
A male juvenile was arrested in the southwest valley in connection with the Monday death of a man believed to be his stepfather, according to Metro Police.
Nine family-friendly spring break activities in and around Las Vegas
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
School’s out in Las Vegas, at least for the week. With spring break in full effect, students and families may have some extra free time on their hands this week.
Drunk driver, long odds can't keep runner from sport she loves
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Ten years ago doctors informed Candace Jones she might not walk again and her days as a runner were over after her seatbelt ripped open her stomach during a car crash with a drunk driver.
Henderson blaze causes $65,000 worth of damage
Monday, April 2, 2012
Henderson firefighters responded to a garage fire today near Pecos Road and Windmill Parkway that caused an estimated $65,000 in damage.
1,400 Jewish youngsters in valley beneficiaries of free book service
Monday, April 2, 2012
Brothers Ari and Yosef Feiler, 5 and 6, are a playful pair who don’t usually simmer down until they’re dressed in their Spiderman or dinosaur-printed pajamas and able to read a bedtime story. For the most part, those nightly stories are from books that have special meaning both to the boys and their parents.
Earth Hour observance to dim Strip for an hour Saturday
Saturday, March 31, 2012
For one hour on Saturday darkness will replace the bright pink neon glowing on the Flamingo and bulbs twinkling on Fremont Street casinos as part of a global environmental awareness event. World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour returns to Las Vegas for the fourth consecutive year, and dozens of Strip and downtown properties are participating by turning off their non-essential exterior lights from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
At least one person has reported winning Mega Millions numbers
Friday, March 30, 2012
At least one winning ticket was announced in Maryland about two hours after the drawing for the largest jackpot in Mega Millions history — a whopping $640 million. Maryland lottery officials announced early Saturday their state sold a winning ticket.
Victims identified in Thursday fatal accident at Flamingo and Swenson
Friday, March 30, 2012
Names of the two Las Vegas men who died in a three-vehicle crash Thursday morning crash near UNLV were release today by the Clark County coroner’s office.
Officer injured in North Las Vegas domestic violence call identified
Thursday, March 29, 2012
North Las Vegas Police have released the names of the two officers who were shot at during a domestic disturbance call Monday night near Centennial Parkway and Clayton Street.
Accident near UNLV kills two people
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Two people died Thursday morning when two vehicles collided near the UNLV campus, Metro Police said.
A trip to Primm could leave someone $500 million richer
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Half a billion dollars — that’s the largest estimated Mega Millions jackpot ever, and it could be won Friday when the multistate lottery is drawn.
Michelle Obama, daughters stopping in Las Vegas tonight
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters are on their way to Las Vegas tonight as part of a trip around the western United States.
School bus with more than 50 students on board collides with truck
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
A Clark County School District bus carrying more than 50 children and a Chevy truck collided Wednesday, sending one child to a hospital, Metro Police said.
Metro to implement ACLU recommendations regarding use of force
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Metro Police announced today that the department is making changes to its use-of-force policy and will implement some recommendations outlined by the ACLU.
Nobody hits Mega Millions, pushing Friday's jackpot to record $476 million
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
No one hit all six Mega Millions numbers pulled Tuesday night, upping the $363 million jackpot to an estimated record $476 million for Friday’s drawing, according to the lottery’s website.
Nellis airman critical after fall into elevator shaft
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
An airman from Nellis Air Force Base is in critical condition after falling about 25 feet down a Luxor elevator shaft early Saturday morning. During a scuffle with another airman, the man was shoved against an elevator door that came open, and he fell to the basement level.
Officer in stable condition following shooting
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
North Las Vegas Police are on scene investigating an incident in which an officer was shot Monday night.
Man shot after threatening homeowner with crowbar
Monday, March 26, 2012
Metro Police responded to a west valley home where a man shot his rifle at another man armed with a crowbar.
Woman in stable condition, juvenile critical after collisions
Monday, March 26, 2012
A woman and a juvenile have been hospitalized tonight after being struck in two separate collisions, Metro Police said.
Police-beating victim to receive $100K settlement, wants former officer to face criminal charges
Monday, March 26, 2012
A man who videotaped a Metro Police officer attacking him in his driveway will receive a $100,000 settlement, but he tells reporters it’s not enough.
Old-school restaurants, Las Vegas style
Saturday, March 24, 2012
With millions of visitors arriving each year, Las Vegas is home to thousands of restaurants. But few of them can lay claim to dating back to "Old Vegas." Here's a look at several stand-alone restaurants that have stood the test of time.
Celebrity diners, traditional atmosphere, classic food are common ingredients at Las Vegas' oldest restaurants
Saturday, March 24, 2012
If given voices, the wood-paneled walls at The Golden Steer probably would reminisce like tuxedoed waiter Fernando Camacho does, sharing stories about steakhouse’s famous patrons, including Elvis Presley, Muhammad Ali and Tony Spilotro. The restaurant is one of Las Vegas’ longest-running restaurants and remains a pocket of preserved Las Vegas history. Red velvet chairs wait tucked under tables displaying elegantly set dining wear.
Temps in the 70s through weekend, with chance of showers Sunday evening
Saturday, March 24, 2012
The only thing that might dampen this weekend’s weather of mid- to high 70s is a light shower forecasted Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service.
Cooler temperatures and mild winds in weekend forecast
Friday, March 23, 2012
Those planning hiking trips or picnics his weekend can expect cooler weather with highs in the 70s, according to the National Weather Service.
Girl in stable condition following hit-and-run
Friday, March 23, 2012
An 11-year-old girl was struck by a hit-and-run driver Thursday night near Cheyenne Avenue and Interstate 15, North Las Vegas Police said.
Second man arrested in double shooting case
Friday, March 23, 2012
North Las Vegas Police detectives have arrested another man in connection with a double shooting on Feb. 15 that left one man dead.

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