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Apartment shooting leaves 3 dead in western valley, police say
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Three people were killed and another injured late Tuesday in a shooting at an apartment in the western Las Vegas Valley. Metro Police responded to reports of shots fired about 10:15 p.m. at an apartment complex in ...
Fire near downtown forces 30 residents from apartments
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
A fire at an apartment complex near downtown Las Vegas forced 23 residents from their homes and caused about $50,000 damage, according Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials. No injuries were reported in the ...
Elementary school evacuated after smoke detector activated
Monday, March 2, 2015
Paul East Culley Elementary School was evacuated this morning after an odor coming form a dryer set off a smoke alarm, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said. Nobody was injured, and ...
Boy accidentally shot in leg in northeast valley
Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
A young boy was shot in the leg at a residence in northeast Las Vegas late Friday. The shooting, which appears to be accidental, happened about 8 p.m. in ...
Man dies after being run over outside Henderson casino
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
A Las Vegas man who was dropped off at the main entrance of a Boulder Highway casino last week and then struck by a car has died ...
2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
Two quick-footed llamas that dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media. Television footage showed a large, white llama and a smaller, black llama darting through ...
Teen with bicycle hit in crosswalk in Henderson
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
An 18-year-old woman with a bicycle was critically injured this morning when she was hit by a vehicle in a crosswalk on ...
Man faces sentencing for seeking unemployment benefits from jail
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
A Las Vegas man is facing prison time after he was convicted of unemployment insurance fraud for seeking jobless benefits while he was in jail, according to the state Attorney General’s Office. After a three-day trial ...
YMCA evacuated after construction workers hit gas line
Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
About 40 people were temporarily evacuated from the Durango Hills Community Center this morning after a construction crew hit a natural gas line behind ...
Snowmen in Summerlin: Las Vegas gets hit with a wintry blast
Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
People were busy snapping pictures and making snowmen this morning after an overnight storm dumped up to 2 inches of snow in the Summerlin area and 10 inches on ...
Greenspun: Sale of Review-Journal will have no effect on Las Vegas Sun or GMG’s other publications
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
An agreement between New York-based New Media Investment Group Inc. to purchase the company that owns the Las Vegas Review-Journal will have no effect on ...
Woman killed in head-on crash with tractor-trailer
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
A passenger in a car driving the wrong way on U.S. 93 in Lincoln County was killed Tuesday night in a head-on crash with a tractor-trailer, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
The car, a 1997 Acura, was headed north about ...
Las Vegas firefighters battle blaze at vacant house
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
Firefighters battled a blaze this morning at a vacant, single-story house near Rancho and Vegas drives, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials. No injuries ...
Police: Man found dead at home, car missing
Monday, Feb. 16, 2015
Metro Police are seeking clues in the death of a man discovered Saturday with apparent gunshot wounds at a home near Stewart Avenue and Sandhill Road. The victim’s car was also missing, police said.
Patrol officers were dispatched ...
Early morning fire destroys duplex in North Las Vegas
Monday, Feb. 16, 2015
Fire destroyed a duplex in North Las Vegas this morning, causing an estimated $92,500 damage, fire department officials said. Nobody was injured. When firefighters arrived ...
Grandmother drops children to safety from burning house
Monday, Feb. 16, 2015
Two children escaped a house fire early today when their grandmother dropped them from a second-floor window to a waiting police officer and her husband on the ground, North Las Vegas Fire Department officials said. The fire was reported about ...
Pedestrian, 57, hit and killed crossing Flamingo Road
Monday, Feb. 16, 2015
A 57-year-old Las Vegas man was hit and killed by an SUV on Sunday night while crossing Flamingo Road, near Rainbow Boulevard, according to Metro Police. The man was crossing ...
Jerry Tarkanian’s death met with an outpouring of grief
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
Tarkanian, who famously led the Rebels to four appearances in the Final Four, including a 1990 national championship, died today. He was 84.
Coroner IDs scooter rider killed in crash with ambulance
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
A scooter rider killed Monday in a crash with an ambulance making an emergency run has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Michael Ortiz, 50, of Las Vegas. A passenger on the scooter ...
Pedestrian, 54, hit by car, killed crossing street
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
A pedestrian crossing Lake Mead Boulevard outside a marked crosswalk was hit by a car and killed Monday night, according to Metro Police. The accident happened shortly before ...
Suspect shot by Metro officer at east valley complex
Monday, Feb. 9, 2015
An armed suspect was shot by a police officer at an east valley apartment complex late Monday. The shooting occurred at about 10 p.m. at the Suites ...
Twenty years of boom: Clarion latest in long line of casino implosions
Monday, Feb. 9, 2015
After 45 years, seven different names and nearly as many owners, the Clarion Hotel met its end early this morning, crumbling in on itself — for the most part — shortly before 3 a.m. An elevator shaft ...
Multicar, fatal wreck closes intersection at Cheyenne and Jones
Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
Metro Police are investigating a multicar wreck with a fatality and multiple injuries near the intersection of Cheyenne Avenue and Jones Boulevard. The accident was reported about ...
Suspect in deadly Hollywood nightclub shooting arrested in Las Vegas
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
A suspect in a fatal shooting last year at a Hollywood, Calif., nightclub was arrested today in Las Vegas, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. Brian Long, 36, a fugitive wanted by ...
Man dead after pickup truck crashes in desert
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
A man was found dead this morning after being ejected from a pickup truck that rolled over in the desert near Lee Canyon Road, east of U.S. 95, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. A passerby ...
Pickup collides with school bus, 2 parked vehicles
Monday, Feb. 2, 2015
A collision involving a school bus with several children on board sent a pickup careening into two parked vehicles, but nobody was injured, Metro Police said. The crash was reported about ...
Report of suicidal person prompts shutdown of I-15
Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
Law enforcement authorities shut down Interstate 15 near Tropicana Avenue this morning amid ...
Cause of fire at vacant building under investigation
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Clark County Fire Department officials are investigating the cause of a fire this morning at a vacant building near North Jones Boulevard and Gowan Road. The fire was reported ...
Skateboarder, 15, clinging to car driven by mom injured in fall
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
A teen was critically injured Wednesday when he fell off a skateboard as he held on to a moving car driven by his mother, Metro Police said. The accident happened ...
Metro Police investigating man’s death as a suicide
Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
Metro Police homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man found this morning in the 2800 block of Stewart Avenue as a suicide, officials said. Police responded ...
Woman, 56, hit by car, critically injured crossing street
Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
A 56-year-old woman was hit by a car and critically injured Thursday night while crossing Charleston Boulevard, Metro Police said. The accident, which remains under investigation, was ...
Police search for woman, man in convenience store robbery
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
A woman armed with a handgun threatened to shoot a convenience store clerk early Monday as a man went behind the counter and ...
Fire does $50,000 damage at vacant house in Las Vegas
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
Fire did an estimated $50,000 damage today at a vacant house where homeless people apparently had been staying, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said. Nobody was injured. The fire ...
Pedestrian struck and killed crossing Flamingo Road
Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
A pedestrian was hit and killed by a pickup Sunday night while crossing Flamingo Road outside a marked crosswalk, Metro Police said. The truck was westbound ...
Apartment fires cause $45,000 damage, ruled accidental
Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
A pair of overnight apartment fires caused a combined $45,000 damage, but nobody was injured in either blaze, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said. Both fires were ...
Police: Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run on Sahara
Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
A pedestrian was killed early this morning in a hit-and-run on Sahara Avenue, west of Mojave Road, Metro Police said. A pickup headed east on Sahara about ...
Police seek man missing from Washington and Decatur
Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
James Shelton, 65, was last seen near Washington Avenue and Decatur Boulevard at around noon Thursday. He has several medical issues, according to Metro.
Man killed in early morning crash near I-15 and Silverado Ranch
Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
The 29-year-old man was exiting southbound I-15 near Silverado Ranch at a high rate of speed around 2 a.m. when his white, four-door BMW began to rotate clockwise, according to Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Loy Hixon.
1 shot in east valley; Metro investigating possible gang ties
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
One person was shot in a possible gang-related incident Thursday night in the east valley, Metro Police said. A call was received at about 8:30 p.m. about a shooting at a residence ...
Coroner IDs tree trimmer who got stuck in palm tree
Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
A tree trimmer who died Sunday after getting stuck in a palm tree has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Daniel Wynn Smith, 46, of Las Vegas. The cause of death ...
Fires damage duplex, single-family home
Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
Separate fires damaged a duplex and a single-family home on Sunday, according to the Clark County Fire Department. No injuries were reported in either fire. The first fire ...
Coroner IDs man shot by police in North Las Vegas
Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
A man shot and killed by a North Las Vegas Police officer Sunday night after police say he pulled a gun on the officer has been identified as 29-year-old Salvador Figueroa, the Clark County Coroner’s Office said. Two uniformed officers were ...
Outage leaves 850 without power in eastern valley
Friday, Jan. 9, 2015
About 850 customers in the eastern valley are affected by a power outage this evening, according to NV Energy. The outage, which was reported at about 6 p.m., also knocked out power to the traffic lights at ...
House fire does $20,000 damage in northeast valley
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
Fire did an estimated $20,000 damage to a house in the northeast valley this afternoon, the Clark County Fire Department reported. Nobody was injured, but ...
Man wounded in drive-by shooting near Boulder Highway
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015
A man was wounded in an apparent drive-by shooting Wednesday night in Henderson. Henderson Police received a report about 8 p.m. of the shooting at Palm Drive and Corn Street, near ...
North Las Vegas man dies after ATV plunges into ditch
Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
A man died Monday when he lost control of his ATV and crashed into a North Las Vegas drainage ditch, police said. The accident happened at about 4:15 p.m. at ...
Pedestrian seriously injured on Nellis Boulevard
Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
A pedestrian was hospitalized tonight after being struck by a vehicle as she walked across Nellis Boulevard outside a marked crosswalk. The woman, 59, walked into ...
House fire leaves victim in critical condition
Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015
One person is in critical condition after a fire this morning at a residence in ...
Police: Two in custody after bank robbery, chase
Friday, Jan. 2, 2015
Metro Police took two people into custody after a bank robbery and short vehicle chase this morning, authorities said. Police were alerted about 8:45 a.m. today to a robbery ...
Space heater blamed for Las Vegas house fire
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014
A space heater placed too close to bedroom curtains started a fire that gutted the room and caused about $10,000 damage, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said. The fire was reported ...

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