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October 1, 2014

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Driver hits child on bike, draws gunfire from onlooker
Friday, May 2, 2014
A concerned neighbor fired multiple rounds at an erratic driver who struck a 12-year-old riding a bike late Friday. The driver hit the child, started to drive off and then ...
AAA Nevada plans free ‘Tipsy Tow’ service on Cinco de Mayo
Friday, May 2, 2014
AAA Nevada is offering to take Cinco de Mayo revelers and their cars home for free this May 5. To use the one-way service home, people can call ...
A hot, breezy weekend is on tap for Southern Nevada
Friday, May 2, 2014
Friday marked the warmest day of the year so far in the Las Vegas Valley. The heat is expected to carry into the weekend, with temperatures hanging around ...
Northern Nevada inmate with chronic condition is second to die this week
Friday, May 2, 2014
An inmate at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center has died, officials announced today. Eric Brown, 70, reportedly died today at ...
Metro IDs officers involved in fatal eastside shooting
Friday, May 2, 2014
Metro Police today identified the officers involved in a deadly shootout on Tuesday in an east valley neighborhood. The gun battle broke out after officers responded to a call from a man who said ...
Man found dead along East Flamingo Road
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Homicide detectives are investigating a dead body found in the bushes off East Flamingo Road near Swenson Street, according to Metro Police. A driver spotted the man face down on ...
Diabetic teen goes missing in Henderson
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Henderson Police are searching for a diabetic teen from Arizona who ran away from a behavioral institute on Horizon Ridge Parkway. Kaelan Brabham, 16, doesn’t know anyone in the area and ...
Man shot while in garage is hospitalized
Thursday, May 1, 2014
A man was struck by gunfire tonight while inside a residential garage near the Fiesta Rancho. Officers responded to ...
Eastside shooting leaves man dead, police say
Thursday, May 1, 2014
A man is dead after an apparent shooting this evening near Owens and Eastern avenues, according to Metro Police. The man, in his late 40s, was found dead behind ...
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across …
The Sun’s April nine: Highlighting last month’s top crimes in Las Vegas
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Crime in the valley last month took a turn for the bizarre, even by Las Vegas standards. Three unrelated fatal stabbings occurred in less than 24 hours mid-month, someone chucked a soccer cleat at Hillary Clinton, and the arrest report for a reality TV star accused of kidnapping a prostitute was made public. Here’s a look at...
Culinary ratifies Golden Nugget contract, but strike threat downtown persists
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
The Culinary Union ratified a contract with the Golden Nugget today but continues to threaten strikes if other downtown casinos don’t follow suit. It’s the first contract the union has ...
Police: Passenger was gunned down while car was stopped
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
A Metro Police investigation indicates a fatal shooting took place Tuesday night near Rancho Drive and Bonanza Road while a driver stopped to check on ...
Inmate at Northern Nevada prison dies of chronic medical condition
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
An inmate at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center has died, officials announced today. Jerome Urban, 56, had a chronic medical condition and reportedly died at ...
California man sentenced in underage prostitution case
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
A federal judge sentenced a California man to eight years in prison for his role in bringing two underage prostitutes from California to Las Vegas. U.S. District Judge Kent J. Dawson sentenced ...
Pimp gets 8 years for bringing teenage girl to Nevada
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
A federal judge today ordered a California man to spend eight years behind bars for transporting a 16-year-old girl to Las Vegas to pimp her out. In addition to prison time ...
Police investigating fatal shooting
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
A man is dead after a fatal shooting Tuesday night, according to Metro Police. Police responded to the 2200 block of Dune Drive ...
Firefighters rescue duckling trapped in storm sewer
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
A highly specialized rescue team saved a duckling that became trapped in a storm sewer today, according to a Clark County Fire Department release. Tourists from Nashville, Tenn., alerted ...
1 dead in officer-involved shooting in east valley neighborhood
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
A man is dead after an officer-involved shooting this afternoon in the eastern valley. The incident began when Metro Police received a call around 2 p.m. in which a man said …
Photographers hit the jackpot with nonprofit’s work to repair their house
Saturday, April 26, 2014
The Hoopers felt like lottery winners as they watched roughly 60 people with the Air Force finish major repairs on the place they’d called home for the past 40 years. The house was one of 20 homes Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada chose ...
4 hurt in 3-car crash near Flamingo and Nellis
Saturday, April 26, 2014
A three-vehicle crash near Flamingo Road and Nellis Boulevard on Saturday sent four people to the hospital, according to Metro Police. A 17-year-old driver was ...
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week
Friday, April 25, 2014
Orange cones, signaling road construction or other impediments to smooth cruising, are situated throughout the Las Vegas Valley. Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might …
Las Vegas man to speak out about being victim of domestic violence
Thursday, April 24, 2014
A political activist has decided to speak out about domestic violence from the male perspective after being threatened while attending a state senator’s birthday party. Cornell McCrary, 58, will hold a press conference to discuss ...
Man is critical after being shot in head in western valley, police say
Thursday, April 24, 2014
A man is in critical condition after being shot twice in front of about 10 people, according to Metro Police. Detectives are sorting through myriad eyewitness accounts to ...
Suspect arrested in fatal parking lot shooting
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Detectives have apprehended a suspect in a deadly Monday night shooting in the parking lot of a Las Vegas apartment complex. Johnathan Perez, 22, is charged with ...
Driver is critical after crashing on 215 Beltway
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
An elderly man is in critical condition today after crashing his Nissan Armada on the 215 Beltway near ...
30-year-old charged with trafficking underage girl
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Jonathan Tyrone Thompson, 30, is charged with six criminal counts stemming from allegations he tried to seduce an underage girl via social media. Detectives got a tip about Thompson …
Las Vegas event to offer legal help to senior citizens
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
A free legal assistance clinic will be available on Thursday to help senior citizens with estate planning and other ...
Pedestrian struck by vehicle is in critical condition
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
A pedestrian was critically injured Tuesday night when he was struck by a car as he attempted to cross Jones Boulevard outside of any marked crosswalk, Metro Police reported.
The incident happened about...
Couple barricaded in home with their 2 children surrender, police say
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
A couple who barricaded themselves inside their home with their two children after losing custody of them surrendered to police Tuesday night after about 10 hours of negotiations, Metro Police said. The man and woman released...
Why one inmate costs taxpayers more than $400,000 a year
Sunday, April 20, 2014
The family of convicted murderer Jamie Hein has been denied its request to care for her at home. Hein, who suffers from a rare condition that inflames with stress, needs multiple drug infusions per week, and the state foots the bill for it ...
Crash into signal control box and light pole injures 2 in car and pedestrian
Saturday, April 19, 2014
A driver slammed into a signal control box and light pole this morning, showering a 53-year-old woman who was waiting to cross the street with debris and fluid from ...
Brush fire consumes 6 acres near Overton
Friday, April 18, 2014
Firefighters battled a large brush fire in Overton from late afternoon into the early evening, according a release from the Clark ...
One dead, one injured in NLV shooting
Friday, April 18, 2014
A 60-year-old man is dead after a double shooting in a North Las Vegas home, according ...
Two hospitalized after stabbing
Friday, April 18, 2014
A double stabbing this afternoon sent two people to the hospital, according to ...
Work to impact downtown traffic starting next week
Friday, April 18, 2014
Drivers can expect some traffic delays downtown starting next week and continuing into the summer.
2-year-old girl killed by van after wandering into street
Thursday, April 17, 2014
A 2-year-old girl died late Thursday after wandering into the street and being struck by a minivan, according to Metro Police. The accident happened...
Real estate developer pleads guilty after not filing taxes
Thursday, April 17, 2014
A real estate developer with ties to a former North Las Vegas mayor pleaded guilty in federal court today to one misdemeanor count of failing to file a tax return for the year 2007, according to court records.
Pedestrian injured by moving truck
Thursday, April 17, 2014
A pedestrian is in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after darting in front of a moving truck, according to Metro Police.
Las Vegas has three fatal stabbings in 24 hours, but police say not to worry
Thursday, April 17, 2014
There have been three fatal stabbings in the Las Vegas Valley in less than 24 hours, according to Metro Police. It's unusual — but not cause for concern — said ...
Man arrested after fatal stabbing outside a Las Vegas McDonald’s
Thursday, April 17, 2014
A man was stabbed to death today outside a McDonald’s restaurant on Sahara Avenue near Rancho Drive. Metro Police responded about 8:25 a.m. to the stabbing in...
Man dead after screwdriver stabbing
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
One man is dead and another behind bars after an afternoon fight outside a thrift store ended with someone taking a screwdriver to ...
Domestic dispute leads to stabbing, arson, police say
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
A couple’s quarrel launched an arson investigation and sent a man to the hospital Tuesday night. A man dumped gasoline on his apartment and set it on fire after ...
Metro investigates burned body found in LV backyard
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Homicide detectives are investigating a burned body found late Tuesday afternoon in the backyard of a western Las Vegas Valley home. The body was discovered after ...
Eastside carwash to help raise money for stabbing victim’s funeral
Friday, April 11, 2014
Ambrosio Trujillo Martinez, 60, was stopped in his Ford pickup at Nellis Boulevard and Vegas Valley Drive when a man approached him, whipped out a knife and began stabbing ...
Nevada inmate who died six months ago is finally identified
Friday, April 11, 2014
In an email to the Sun today, the Nevada Department of Corrections revealed that the man who died Oct. 21, 2013, was ...
Suspect sought in fatal West Las Vegas shooting
Friday, April 11, 2014
The victim had stopped to talk to an unknown man when the suspect approached, fired several shots and fled the scene. The gunman remains ...
Firefighters battling blaze at North Las Vegas recycling center
Friday, April 11, 2014
North Las Vegas firefighters were battling a fire at recycling center this afternoon.
Firefighters were called about 3 p.m. to...
Man gets 20 years in final sentencing of mortgage fraud scheme
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The case of a $15 million mortgage fraud scheme came to a close today with the final sentencing in the 10-member operation. U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro sentenced Jabari Marshall to ...
Metro investigates fatal shooting in West Las Vegas
Thursday, April 10, 2014
A shooting on Curran Way near H Street and Owens Avenue today landed a man in the hospital with possible life-threatening injuries. Police said no suspects ...

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