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April 20, 2014

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Two pedestrians struck on Decatur Boulevard
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Two pedestrians were injured today when a person suspected of driving under the influence struck a man and a teenager while they were walking on the sidewalk ...
Ex-girlfriend, kicked-over motorcycle sparked fight that led to fatal stabbing, police say
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Bruce Reid made two potentially fatal mistakes during the fight that preceded his death Tuesday afternoon. One was releasing his combatant, Cody James Bradbury, from a bear hug. The other was …
Baby, 2 adults suffer smoke inhalation in apartment fire
Thursday, April 17, 2014
A baby and two adults were taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation after an apartment caught fire Wednesday night, officials said. Firefighters from Clark County...
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...
Coroner IDs burned body found in backyard of home
Thursday, April 17, 2014
A body found burned in the backyard of a Las Vegas home has been identified as 81-year-old Maria Ballesteros, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. The body was discovered...
1 dead, 1 wounded in Las Vegas double stabbing
Thursday, April 17, 2014
One person was killed and another injured in a stabbing early today in northeast Las Vegas. Metro Police responded just after midnight to...
Drivemode puts brakes on phone distractions in the car
Thursday, April 17, 2014
It’s illegal to use mobile devices while driving in Nevada, but not everyone follows the law. In time for Distracted Driving Month, AT&T’s app Drivemode is designed to …
Las Vegas rally helps kick off nationwide effort to change gun laws
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Las Vegas was one of 10 cities in the country with an Everytown For Gun Safety event to kick off a campaign to lobby mayors, governors and legislators to pass laws for comprehensive …
Body with stab wounds found in flood-control channel
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The body of a man believed to be dead for more than two weeks was discovered Tuesday in a flood-control channel near downtown.
Metro Police found the body about...
Former SWAT officer now an expert in psychology behind ‘suicide by cop’
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office SWAT officer Barry Perrou said people who attempt 'suicide by cop' often are depressed and on drugs or alcohol, and try to escalate a situation so a responding officer is forced to …
Work on Hoover Dam Access Road to cause delays
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Motorists traveling to and from the Hoover Dam are expected to face delays this week while the Hoover Dam Access Road undergoes repairs. Nevada Department of Transportation put traffic restrictions on …
Pedestrian happens upon body in desert off Blue Diamond Road
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Metro Police are investigating a body found today near Blue Diamond Road and Buffalo Drive in the southwest valley. A person walking in the desert discovered the body and …
SUV driver faces DUI count in fatal crash involving motorcycle
Monday, April 14, 2014
A motorcyclist was killed Monday after he lost control and crashed when a man accused of driving under the influence failed to yield on a left turn, according to Metro Police. The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified...
Undersheriff says victim acted bizarrely in days prior to fatal officer-involved shooting
Monday, April 14, 2014
A few weeks before Travis Doering aimed a rifle at police officers and was shot and killed, roommates noticed his behavior had begun …
Rancher discusses his feud with BLM on Glenn Beck show
Monday, April 14, 2014
Ranch owner Cliven Bundy’s feud with the Bureau of Land Management has caught the attention of national radio host Glenn Beck. Bundy, who lives near Bunkerville, was on Beck’s radio show this morning to discuss...
Nevada rancher relaxes after BLM showdown, but what’s next?
Monday, April 14, 2014
Cliven Bundy’s son Dave Bundy said the family was relieved that the cattle have been returned, but the fight has become about more than the cattle. It is about ...
At ‘Coffee With a Cop,’ guns are holstered but cups are loaded
Friday, April 11, 2014
It’s 8 a.m. Tuesday, and Einstein Bros. Bagels is swarming with cops. A baker’s dozen officers from assorted Metro Police sections take their positions at the tables and front door. They’re not here to make arrests but to …
Two squatters treated for smoke inhalation after morning fire
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Two homeless people apparently squatting in a vacated home near downtown Las Vegas were treated for minor smoke inhalation today after a sofa in the backyard of the house caught fire.
Stays in Vegas app ensures that what happens here stays here
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
As the app’s name suggests, Stays in Vegas is all about ensuring those raucous or embarrassing details from your trip don’t follow you …
Water agencies laying off 101 workers in reorganization
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
The Southern Nevada Water Authority and Las Vegas Valley Water District announced an organization-wide staff reduction today that will result in 101 people losing their jobs. In addition to laying off 7.5 percent of its staff...
Coroner IDs motorcyclist killed in crash on Lake Mead Boulevard
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
A motorcyclist killed Tuesday in a crash on Lake Mead Boulevard was identified today as 58-year-old Donald Joseph Reed of North Las Vegas, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
Reed was traveling...
Woman wounded in shooting after argument
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
A woman was shot this morning after an argument with another person near Flamingo Road and Rainbow Boulevard, Metro Police reported.
Police responded about...
Propane tank explodes, sparks fire at Henderson recycling center
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
A propane tank exploded inside a trash bin this morning, causing a fire at a recycling center in Henderson. The Henderson Fire Department responded about...
Henderson ranked again as one of America’s safest cities
Monday, April 7, 2014
Henderson was once again named one of the top 10 safest cities, according to a report by Movoto Real Estate. Henderson was ranked as the...
Man dies of gunshot after argument in parking lot
Monday, April 7, 2014
A man was found shot Saturday night in a parking lot near Carey Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard. Metro Police responded about 8:40 p.m. to reports of a man suffering from a gunshot wound in the...
Fire does $250,000 damage at apartment complex
Monday, April 7, 2014
Five adults and five children were displaced from their apartments on Sunday after a fire. The Clark County Fire Department responded...
Trailers destroyed, trucks damaged in fire
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Two semitrailers and three trucks were damaged in a fire today next to a building near Hacienda Avenue and Decatur Boulevard.
Life not so simple lately on The Farm as owners navigate maze of regulations
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Every morning, the roosters crow and the alarm clock beeps in the Linsenbardt household. It’s 4 a.m., and the sun is still sleeping. Most days, Sharon and Glenn are up before the first sound. The couple of 40-plus years make coffee and trudge out into predawn morning to greet the animals.“All I want to do is what I’ve been doing for 50 years,” Sharon Linsenbardt says. It's not that simple, though, the county says ...
Red Cross steps in when fire chases occupants from their homes
Saturday, April 5, 2014
The place you once called home just caught fire and is now an unrecognizable charred and barren wasteland. Shock settles in. What happens next? Where do you go? That’s where the American Red Cross …
Oil spill causes injury wreck at Vegas Drive and Decatur
Thursday, April 3, 2014
One person was injured in a crash caused by an oil spill today at Vegas Drive and Decatur Boulevard.
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded...
Federal agent cleared in shooting of suspect in home invasion
Thursday, April 3, 2014
A federal agent was justified returning fire and killing a suspect in a home invasion who opened fire on the agent, wounding him in the chest and back, the Clark County District Attorney’s Office concluded. According to a report released today...
Suspect in custody after allegedly shooting at police during standoff
Thursday, April 3, 2014
A man surrendered to police Wednesday night after spraying bullets from a Las Vegas apartment window for more than two hours. Metro Police responded about 6 p.m. to the apartments at 400 E. Twain Ave. after reports that a man had …
Car fire snarls traffic on I-15 ramp at 215 Beltway
Thursday, April 3, 2014
A car fire on the Interstate 15 South ramp to the eastbound 215 Beltway has stalled traffic this morning. The Clark County Fire Department responded...
AGOGO designed to liven up daily commute
Thursday, April 3, 2014
AGOGO allows users to browse by radio station or use one of the app’s curated channels that stream clips from various radio stations based on dozens of topics that range from sports to arts to technology to news. Users can also select a favorite radio show and then search for similar shows online. Or, if users are tired of the radio, they can press …
Return of Willie Nelson’s armadillo prevents ‘Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain’
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Matt Boland’s phone rang at midnight Monday. It was folk-legend Willie Nelson’s road manager with a demand so strange, it sounded like an April Fool’s joke. Someone stole Nelson’s stuffed armadillo during his show Sunday at the Lake Las Vegas Westin, and he wanted to know …
School locked down as police investigate report of gunshots in area
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Reports of shots being fired near Peterson Elementary School caused it to go on lockdown for nearly an hour today. Metro Police responded about 9:15 a.m. to calls about gunshots being fired near …
Rain a possibility today as cooler temperatures roll into valley
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Be prepared to dust off those umbrellas and spring jackets today as a storm that dumped record levels of rain in Sacramento rolls into the Las Vegas Valley. The storm brings with it …
Police on special lookout for Nevada drivers using cellphones
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Starting today through April 20, Nevada’s Joining Forces law enforcement team will be looking to pull over drivers who are texting, calling someone, changing a song or ...
Police: Bike-riding duo beat, rob 85-year-old woman
Monday, March 31, 2014
Metro Police are searching for a bicycle-riding duo suspected of beating and robbing an 85-year-old woman in a parking lot near Rainbow Boulevard and Spring Valley Road. Two men attacked the woman...
Natural gas leak shuts down intersection; businesses in area evacuated
Monday, March 31, 2014
Construction crews struck a natural gas pipe today near Vegas Drive and Decatur Boulevard, causing traffic to be shut down and area businesses to be evacuated. Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded about 11:30 a.m. to reports of the crew hitting …
Apartment complex evacuated after report of gunshots
Monday, March 31, 2014
Residents were evacuated from Pinewood Apartments today after a man in the complex reportedly fired multiple gunshots during a domestic dispute, Metro Police officials said. Metro responded about 10:35 a.m. to the...
Mother, 4 daughters escape early morning fire
Responding firefighters rescue family's pet cat
Monday, March 31, 2014
A fire this morning displaced a woman and her four daughters from their Las Vegas home. Clark County Fire Department responded about 5:20 a.m. to the house at 8065 Orchestra Ave., near East Windmill Lane and Paradise Road. A neighbor noticed the fire and …
Blustery conditions prompt dust advisory
Monday, March 31, 2014
Winds in the Las Vegas Valley this afternoon could cause unhealthy levels of dust, prompting the Clark County Department of Air Quality to issue an advisory through Tuesday morning.
Gusts between...
Fire at vacant house causes $25,000 damage
Monday, March 31, 2014
A vacant two-story house caught fire Sunday night in the western Las Vegas Valley. The Clark County Fire Department responded about 9 p.m. to...
1 teen killed, 1 injured in motorcycle crash
Monday, March 31, 2014
A 19-year-old man died and another teen was injured Sunday night in a motorcycle wreck in northeast Las Vegas. Metro Police responded about 7:20 p.m. to the crash on...
Metro seeking suspects in downtown shooting
Sunday, March 30, 2014
One person was injured in a shooting today near downtown Las Vegas.
Woman dies in North Las Vegas after failing to yield
Sunday, March 30, 2014
A 50-year-old woman died Saturday after crashing her truck into a sedan in North Las Vegas.
Flight Board’s airport information always makes for soft landings
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Las Vegas’ status as a destination city means frequent trips to McCarran International Airport for locals. Sure it can be great to see family, friends or former co-workers, but with the baton-armed guards whistling and waving for drivers to keep moving, timing the pickup can often become a headache. That’s where Flight Board …
Gusty winds could top 50 mph tonight in Las Vegas Valley
Forecast prompts county officials to issue air-quality advisory
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
High wind are expected to blow into the Las Vegas Valley tonight, potentially swirling dust into the air and causing problems for drivers and people with …
2 crashes snarl traffic at US 95 and Summerlin Parkway
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Two separate wrecks snarled traffic this morning on northbound U.S. 95 to westbound Summerlin Parkway. The Nevada Highway Patrol responded to...

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