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Fire causes $568,000 damage at Henderson apartment building
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016
A fire at an apartment building Tuesday night did about $568,000 in damage and forced 16 people from their homes, according to the Henderson Fire Department. Nobody was injured, but ...
Two arrested in fatal shooting outside Henderson apartment complex
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016
A 26-year-old man killed Monday and a woman arrested today in his death shared custody of a child and were meeting to exchange the 4-year-old when the victim ...
NHP investigates fatal crash on 215 Beltway in northern valley
Monday, Feb. 1, 2016
Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal three-vehicle crash in the northern Las Vegas Valley this evening ...
Tour bus catches fire, blocks traffic on U.S. 95
Monday, Feb. 1, 2016
A tour bus carrying about 40 passengers caught fire on U.S. 95 in Henderson, shutting down northbound lanes. Trooper Chelsea Stuenkel said Nevada Highway Patrol received word ...
Police: Boy, 13, arrested in ‘put ’em in a coffin’ vandalism
Monday, Feb. 1, 2016
A 13-year-old boy has been arrested after he damaged a pickup truck by flopping onto the hood in an act that has become known via viral video as “put ’em in a coffin,” according to ...
Mining 101: A brief history of the industry in Nevada
Monday, Feb. 1, 2016
Nevada’s statehood came about largely as a result mining. The industry has evolved through the years into a heavily regulated, technologically advanced operation that continues to be a major economic driver for the state. In five minutes, we’ll make you an expert on what is mined, how it’s mined and where it’s mined ...
As ‘Week of Water’ events begin, experts see potential for Southern Nevada
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016
Although Southern Nevada sits in one of the world’s most parched climates, it’s also poised to become a world leader in the technology and policy needed to keep water flowing. As experts convent in Las Vegas for a pair of conferences on water ...
Detectives investigate fatal stabbing in central valley
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016
Metro Police are investigating a fatal stabbing Wednesday night near Las Vegas Boulevard and St. Louis Avenue ...
North Las Vegas man arrested in girlfriend’s stabbing death
Monday, Jan. 25, 2016
A man was taken into custody today after a woman’s body was found in a house in North Las Vegas, police said. Officers were called about ...
Police ID officer, suspect involved in shooting on Las Vegas Strip
Monday, Jan. 25, 2016
Metro Police have identified an officer and a suspect involved in a shooting Friday night on the Las Vegas Strip that grazed a young bystander. The officer, identified as ...
What can Southern Nevada do about its water problem?
Monday, Jan. 25, 2016
The water level in Lake Mead has dropped to historic lows, forcing the construction of a third straw at the bottom of Las Vegas’ reservoir. Gov. Brian Sandoval’s panel of experts issued a report that recommended more aggressive water-saving plans. If you follow the headlines, it looks as if ...
Metro Police seeks information about man arrested in Strip disturbance
Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016
Metro Police seeks information about a man who was arrested after an officer-involved shooting Friday night on the Las Vegas Strip. The man, whose photo was released …
Young bystander is shot as police confront man waving gun on the Strip near Bellagio
Friday, Jan. 22, 2016
A man said to be pointing a gun at pedestrians in front of the Bellagio is in custody after an officer-involved shooting shut down the Las Vegas Strip late Friday. Capt. Matt McCarthy said officers responded about 7:30 p.m. to reports of a man ...
Woman arrested in shooting death of man at vacant house
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
A 37-year-old woman has been arrested on murder and robbery counts in the shooting of a man found dead in November in a vacant house near ...
Tourism official: Nevada has lots of merit beyond the Strip
Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016
The Strip is like a one-night stand for many young travelers. It’s good for a quick visit, but it’s not the only memory they want of a Western adventure. Millennials with cash to travel want interesting and unique stories as vacation memorabilia, said Bethany Drysdale, public …
Woman, 56, hit by SUV, killed while crossing street
Monday, Jan. 4, 2016
A 56-year-old Las Vegas woman was hit by an SUV and killed Sunday night as she crossed Durango Drive outside of a marked crosswalk, according to Metro Police. The incident happened ...
Las Vegas aglow with good cheer as revelers mark the New Year
Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015
The already illuminated Las Vegas Strip greeted 2016 with an extra glittery glow from fireworks exploding on cue atop several casino rooftops. New Year’s Eve was ...
Las Vegas Monorail to offer $1 rides to locals on New Year’s Eve
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015
For Las Vegas residents who'd like to take part in the city's New Year's celebration but don't want to contend with traffic and parking in the heart of the Strip, the Las Vegas Monorail is offering an inexpensive ...
In Las Vegas, options abound for NYE celebrants to avoid drinking and driving
Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015
In a town where thousands of people are arrested for drunken driving annually, on a night when an estimated 320,000 people are expected to turn out for what's billed as "America's Party," you can bet that law enforcement officers will be on the lookout for inebriated drivers on ...
75 ways to build and improve your community
Monday, Dec. 28, 2015
Periodically, The Sunday profiles people in the community as part of its “Angels in the Valley” series. Previously featured Angels have saved lives, read to children in school and volunteered their time and money on causes they are passionate about. Here, we offer 75 ways any of us can be an Angel in the Valley ...
5 sports predictions for the new year in Las Vegas
Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015
We take a look at what the new year will bring for the sports scene in Las Vegas. Will the city’s long wait for a professional sports franchise finally end? Will the UNLV basketball and football teams make it to the postseason? Will Ronda Rousey regain her …
Get ready to air your grievances, it’s Festivus Eve
Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015
It’s the holidays, and I’ve got a lot of problems with you people. That’s right. Pull the aluminum pole out of the crawl space and put a meatloaf in the oven. It’s time for Festivus, that magical, made-up, rage-filled holiday for ...
Teachers union ratifies 2-year contract; school board’s OK needed
Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015
Clark County School District teachers could be in line for a pay increase and upgrades to other benefits. Members of the Clark County Education Association today ratified a two-year contract at Alexis Park that calls for back ...
Police seeking 3 people in parking lot shootout
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015
Metro Police are searching for three people after a man was wounded last month in a shootout with a suspect who pulled a gun on him and his wife in a Las Vegas parking lot, authorities said. The couple were in the parking lot ...
Man pronounced dead after minivan hits block wall
Monday, Dec. 14, 2015
A 50-year-old Henderson man was pronounced dead Sunday night after the minivan he was driving ran into a block wall at the intersection of Jay Sarno Way and Frank Sinatra Drive, according to Metro Police. The van, west on Jay Sarno about ...
Suspected electrical fire at house causes $100,000 damage
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015
A suspected electrical fire in the attic of a house this morning caused an estimated $100,000 damage, but two residents escaped without injury, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said. The fire was reported ...
Police: Body found near U.S. 95 and Craig Road had gunshot wound
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015
A man's body was found with a gunshot wound this morning near U.S. 95 and Lone Mountain Road, according to Metro Police. The body was discovered …
Man dead after single-car crash in North Las Vegas
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015
A 54-year-old Las Vegas man was declared dead early today after a car crashed into a power pole, according to North Las Vegas Police. The crash was reported ...
Man dies after being pulled from smoke-filled apartment
Monday, Dec. 7, 2015
A man pulled unresponsive from a smoke-filled apartment Sunday night and taken to an area hospital has died, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said. The fire was reported ...
Snow on the Strip, underwater Santa and more: It’s holiday season in Las Vegas
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015
The holiday season has arrived, and Las Vegas is responding with lights, artistry, and, in some cases, snow. These 10 holiday displays offer ...
Number of Las Vegas visitors hits 3.8 million in October, up 5.6 percent
Monday, Nov. 30, 2015
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says nearly 3.8 million people visited the destination in October, an increase of 5.6 percent compared to a year ago. The agency ...
Fire at southwest valley house contained to garage
Monday, Nov. 30, 2015
Firefighters put out a garage fire today before it spread to the living area of a house in the southwest valley, according to the Clark County Fire Department. Nobody ...
Fire causes $20,000 damage to building near Boulder Highway
Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015
A fire behind a building on the east side of the Las Vegas Valley caused $20,000 ...
Accordionists, door makers and tribologists: Las Vegas’ colorful mix of conventions
Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015
You may not know what tribologists are, but they know Las Vegas. The scientists are among a broad range of groups that hold conventions or trade shows in Sin City, where such other organizations as ...
Texas man hits $1.8 million jackpot at Laughlin casino
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015
A Texas man hit a $1,824,943 jackpot at the Golden Nugget Laughlin while playing a 1,000,000 Degrees slot machine. Ernest Lopez and his girlfriend, Linda Boelter, were vacationing from ...
Firefighters respond to several fires this morning
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015
Clark County firefighters extinguished two small fires this morning, including one that ...
A look back at Jeff Gordon’s NASCAR career through a series of cartoons
Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015
We remember that brash 20-year-old kid with a bad mustache who burst onto the circuit full of confidence and with the driving skills to back it up. The Sun’s editorial cartoonist Mike Smith looks back at Gordon’s career through a series of cartoons he has ...
Police ID suspect in shooting of man found dead in doorway
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
Metro Police are searching for a suspect in the shooting of a man found dead Wednesday in the doorway of an home near downtown Las Vegas. Police identified the suspect ...
When Sin City froze over: You won’t believe how cold it’s been in Las Vegas
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015
Those who think Las Vegas is cold now haven't seen anything yet. In sharp contrast to the city's blistering hot and dry summers, temperatures have plunged lower than ...
Photos: Arbor View wins another girls soccer championship
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015
The Arbor View High girls soccer team beat Coronado 2-0 at North Valleys High School in Reno to capture its fourth straight Division I state championship. The Aggies finished with a 21-1 record, including a 7-0 victory Friday ...
Police: Suspect in bank robbery kills himself in getaway car
Friday, Nov. 13, 2015
An armed robber shot and killed himself behind the wheel of his getaway car after holding up a Bank of America branch this morning, according to Metro police. The robbery ...
Outage leaves 2,400 without power near Rancho, Owens
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
About 2,400 customers in the central valley are affected by a power outage this evening ...
Deals for veterans in Las Vegas on their special day of honor
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
The men and women who served — and are serving — in the U.S. military deserve our gratitude every day, but today — Veterans Day — is their especially deserved day in the spotlight. Here are a few ways veterans are being honored in Las Vegas today:
Fires break out at Paris, two other Las Vegas locations
Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015
A fire at Paris Las Vegas sent fire crews rushing to the Las Vegas Strip early today — part of a busy morning in which two other blazes broke out in ...
CCSD cops fatally shoot driver who had crashed into Metro patrol car
Friday, Nov. 6, 2015
Police shot dead a driver as he sped toward them Friday afternoon at a south valley park. The incident began when a male suspect driving a small SUV sideswiped a ...
Six accused of using information from dead to collect tax refunds
Friday, Nov. 6, 2015
Six people are accused of using information of dead people to file false federal tax returns and collect more than $2.7 million in fraudulent refunds, according to ...
Police: Scooter rider dead after hit-and-run in North Las Vegas
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015
A 51-year-old man riding a scooter was found dead Monday night after a hit-and-run crash in North Las Vegas, authorities said. The incident was reported about 11:15 p.m. in the 3100 block of Craig Road, where officers found the man ...
Fire at apartment near UNLV does about $30,000 in damage
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015
A fire late Monday at an apartment near UNLV caused an estimated $30,000 damage, but nobody was injured, according to the Clark County Fire Department. The fire was reported ...
Rider killed when motorcycle crashes into truck on Las Vegas Strip
Monday, Nov. 2, 2015
A motorcyclist was killed Sunday night on the Strip when a group of riders sped past two flagmen and he crashed into the side of a stopped semitractor-trailer, according to Metro Police. The wreck happened about 9:15 p.m. north of ...
Boy, 14, dies after being hit by RTC bus
Monday, Nov. 2, 2015
A 14-year-old boy was hit and killed Sunday by a Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada bus northwest of downtown Las Vegas, Metro Police said. The accident happened ...

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