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Police: ‘Chin Strap’ bank robbery suspect taken into custody
Monday, June 29, 2015
A 31-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested Sunday afternoon in connection with four bank robberies in the past few weeks, Henderson Police said.
Oswald David Perez, dubbed the “Chin Strap” bandit because ...
51s rally in extra innings for 10th straight home victory
Sunday, June 28, 2015
The Las Vegas 51s scored three runs in the bottom of the 10th inning today for a 4-3 victory against Sacramento ...
Bicyclist, 16, hit by car dies at hospital
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
A 16-year-old bicyclist who was hit by a car last week while crossing Bonanza Road in a crosswalk has died, according to Metro Police. The boy was crossing ...
Two injured when plane makes emergency landing at Lake Mead
Monday, June 22, 2015
Two people suffered minor injures when the pilot of a small plane reported losing engine power and made an emergency landing today at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, authorities said. The plane was ...
By the numbers: AEG-MGM arena partnership
Monday, June 22, 2015
Want to know more about the AEG-MGM arena under construction? Here are some big numbers ...
Ten people displaced from home after garage fire
Friday, June 19, 2015
Clark County firefighters put out blazes at two houses Thursday night and early today, including one that broke out in the garage of a two-story home and displaced 10 people, officials said.
Nobody was ...
Man on bicycle is hit by car on Bonanza Road, critically injured
Friday, June 19, 2015
A man riding a bicycle is in critical condition after he was struck by a car Thursday in the eastern valley. The accident happened about 3:30 p.m. on Bonanza Road and ...
Las Vegas City Council names park for slain Metro Police officer
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The Las Vegas City Council today approved naming a park after slain Metro Police Officer Alyn Beck, who was gunned down last year with another officer by a pair of anti-government extremists. Mayor Pro Tem Steve Ross sponsored ...
Juveniles arrested after arson at closed fire station
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Two juveniles were arrested Tuesday after an arson fire did about $100,000 damage at a closed fire station, according to the Clark County Fire Department. Firefighters responded ...
Apartment catches fire after resident turns on stove, falls asleep
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
An apartment building caught fire early today after a resident turned on the stove to boil water for tea and then fell asleep, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said. The resident was ...
Kirk Kerkorian remembered as visionary businessman, philanthropist, loyal friend
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Friends and business associates of billionaire builder and philanthropist Kirk Kerkorian talked today about the man who helped shape Las Vegas. Kerkorian, who built or owned some of the biggest casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, died Monday at age 98 of natural causes at ...
Teen hit by car, critically injured crossing Boulder Highway
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
An 18-year-old man was hit by a car and critically injured Tuesday night while crossing Boulder Highway outside of a crosswalk, Metro Police said. Deangelo Mantilla of Las Vegas was ...
Fire breaks out at apartment building near Nellis AFB
Friday, June 5, 2015
A fire in a laundry room at an apartment building spread to two unoccupied apartments before firefighters put out the blaze, according to the Clark County Fire Department. The fire was ...
Bicyclist, 67, killed in hit-and-run crash, police say
Friday, June 5, 2015
A 67-year-old bicyclist was killed Thursday night in a hit-and-run crash on Charleston Boulevard, west of Mojave Road, according to Metro Police. The cyclist was ...
Trash fire outside warehouse creates large plumes of smoke
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Large plumes of smoke could be seen across the valley this afternoon from a trash fire outside a warehouse, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue. The fire was reported ...
Greenspun Media Group names Prouty as group publisher
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Greenspun Media Group has named Gordon Prouty as group publisher overseeing GMG’s industry-leading print and digital publications, including ...
Fire displaces 2 adults, infant from apartment
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Fire forced two adults and an infant from a central valley apartment this morning, but nobody was injured, Clark County Fire Department officials said. The fire was ...
Metro Police make 10 DUI arrests at checkpoint
Friday, May 29, 2015
Of 2,500 drivers who passed through a sobriety checkpoint that started Thursday night, 10 were arrested on DUI counts, Metro Police said. An additional eight motorists ...
Cause of fire at northeast valley duplex under investigation
Friday, May 29, 2015
The cause of a fire today at a two-story duplex in the northeast valley is under investigation, according to the Clark County Fire Department. No injuries ...
Driver dead after SUV crashes into parked truck
Friday, May 29, 2015
A woman was declared dead after the SUV she was driving crashed into the back of a parked recycling truck early this morning, North Las Vegas Police said. The crash happened ...
Las Vegas truck driver accused of DUI in crash with cab
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Five people in a cab were injured Wednesday night when they collided head-on with a tractor-trailer driven by a Las Vegas man suspected of ...
Men accused of using counterfeit keys to steal from mailboxes
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Two men accused of using counterfeit keys to steal checks, credit cards, and other information from mailboxes were to be arraigned today before ...
1 killed, 3 hurt in head-on crash during passing attempt
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
One person was killed and three seriously injured when a Toyota Corolla attempting to pass a tractor-trailer crashed head-on into another car on U.S. 95 in ...
Police: Argument leads to fatal shooting at apartment complex
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A man was shot to death at a northeast valley apartment complex Monday morning after an argument with an acquaintance, according to Metro Police. Police responded about 7:10 a.m. to ...
Driver arrested on DUI count after SUV hits pedestrian
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after an SUV hit a pedestrian Monday night at Sahara Avenue and ...
Your guide to backyard games
Sunday, May 24, 2015
If you’re looking to bring some friendly competition to your summer cookout, toss games are an easy way to do it. Beer pong and cornhole have gained popularity in recent years as a way to add enjoyment to backyard gatherings and pregame tailgates. But they aren’t the only toss games gaining traction. Here are three more relatively inexpensive ways to keep people engaged at a party ...
Burglary suspect chased by police crashes into wall
Friday, May 22, 2015
A burglary suspect who escaped in a car that was not his own gave police chase until he crashed into a block wall ...
NLV Police issue 239 citations in operation targeting speeders
Thursday, May 21, 2015
North Las Vegas Police issued 239 citations during a week of saturation patrols on major roads with a history of speeding and traffic crashes, officials said. The operation, conducted ...
Henderson Police investigating deaths of couple as murder-suicide
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
A man found dead at his home in Henderson was apparently shot to death by his estranged wife, who killed herself ...
Governor signs bill raising state speed limit to 80 mph
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a bill to raise the speed limit in Nevada from 75 mph to 80 mph.
Lawmakers solidify spending plan for Nevada’s K-12 schools
Saturday, May 16, 2015
A joint budget committee Saturday approved money to prepare pupils to read by the time they’re in third grade; for putting computers in middle schools; and to enhance the high school graduation rate.
Late-night shooting in northeast Las Vegas kills 1
Saturday, May 16, 2015
A man was fatally shot in the backyard of a northeast Las Vegas residence after midnight Saturday, according to Metro police ...
Sun editorial cartoonist talks NASCAR illustrations, being confronted by Kurt Busch
Friday, May 15, 2015
Less well known to some Smith's World readers, Smith also draws a weekly NASCAR-themed cartoon, which is syndicated in papers across the country and widely recognized by fans of the sport ...
Police go after distracted drivers in North Las Vegas
Thursday, May 14, 2015
North Las Vegas Police issued more than 450 citations during a two-week campaign targeting distracted drivers, officials said. Officers conducted saturation patrols from March 28 to April 13 on ...
Police seek suspect in robbery of Henderson jewelry store
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Henderson Police are trying to identify a suspect in the armed robbery of a jewelry store Wednesday night at the Galleria at Sunset mall. The man went into ...
Storms moving through Las Vegas bring lightning, hail
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Thunderstorms brought small hail, lightning and brief but heavy rain to the Las Vegas Valley this morning, the National Weather Service reports. The storms were ...
Scooter rider dies in collision with car
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
A scooter rider was killed Monday night when he crashed and skidded into a car that turned in front of him at the intersection of Grand Teton Drive and Cimarron Road, Metro Police said.
A 2009 Nissan Maxima was headed east on ...
Firefighter, 2 others hurt after Henderson home catches fire
Monday, May 11, 2015
A firefighter and two other people suffered minor injuries Sunday after a mobile home caught fire on Magic Way near Boulder Highway, according to the Henderson Fire Department. The fire, reported about 4:40 p.m., was ...
Man, 85, hit by car in November succumbs to injuries
Monday, May 11, 2015
An 85-year-old man hit by a car while crossing Wynn Road in November died of his injuries, Metro Police announced today. Tai Phung of Las Vegas was crossing the street about ...
Pedestrian hit by SUV, critically injured on Sahara
Monday, May 11, 2015
A pedestrian was critically injured Sunday when he was hit by an SUV as he crossed Sahara Avenue at Las Verdes Street outside a marked crosswalk, Metro Police said. The pedestrian, Dave Thomas Cox, 44, of Las Vegas was ...
Column on Stirling Club prompts clarification
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Las Vegas real estate agent Jason Abrams was reported to have filed a lawsuit seeking compensation for his work in the sale. While the company Abrams represents, Luxury Homes of Las Vegas, continues to pursue compensation related to the sale in the dispute, Abrams himself has been dismissed specifically from that complaint. The Stirling Club’s current owners deny that Abrams or Luxury Homes of Las Vegas are due any compensation by way of their suit ...
Girl, 17, arrested in critical motorcycle crash on Maryland Parkway
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Two people on a motorcycle are in critical condition after an accident Thursday night in the southern valley ...
Person shot near Sahara, Maryland; 2 detained
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Las Vegas Metro Police received a report of a shooting in the 1500 block of Karen Avenue, just east of Maryland, at 1:48 p.m. ...
Motorcyclist killed, child injured in northeast valley crash
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Police received a call around 7:53 a.m. about a collision between a motorcycle and a vehicle on Lake Mead Boulevard near Marion Drive, Metro Police Officer Jesse Roybal said ...
Water main break continues to slow traffic on Flamingo near Las Vegas Boulevard
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Officials initially hoped to repair the break in a few hours but ended up needing to replace a large section of pipe and now plan to have everything wrapped up this afternoon
Water main break slows traffic on Flamingo near Las Vegas Boulevard
Monday, May 4, 2015
Two of Flamingo’s three westbound lanes have been shut down between Linq Lane and Las Vegas Boulevard South while crews work to repair the break ...
51s sweep Reno, extend win streak to 10 games
Sunday, May 3, 2015
The Las Vegas 51s are making it look easy. Wilfredo Tovar’s two-run double today broke a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning against the visiting Reno Aces, helping Las Vegas extend its Pacific Coast League-best winning streak to 10 games in a ...
Big fight, big crowd, big money: Mayweather-Pacquiao makes for vibrant night in Las Vegas
Saturday, May 2, 2015
With a couple of hours left until Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao were scheduled to step into the ring at the MGM Grand, the mega-fight was already drawing a mega-crowd ...
Nevada expected to bring in $6.2B in taxes in next two years
Friday, May 1, 2015
A panel of fiscal experts determined the state will collect about $6.2 billion in taxes in the next two fiscal years — a baseline figure lawmakers will use to finish ...
Person found dead after fire in motor home
Friday, May 1, 2015
Firefighters found a person dead after putting out a blaze Thursday in a motor home behind a residence east of the Strip, Clark County Fire Department officials said. The fire was reported about ...

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