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Firefighters contain blaze at site of shuttered Key Largo Casino
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Firefighters worked into Thursday evening to finally contain a massive afternoon fire at the shuttered Key Largo Casino that caused about $4.5 million in damage.
House fire causes $150,000 in damage; no one hurt
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
A fire ripped through a home Wednesday afternoon causing $150,00 in damage, but inflicted no injuries.
Children with cognitive, developmental challenges get chance to play ball
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The pitcher leaned down with her forearm on her leg as she stared across home plate. The count was one strike and no balls, and the batter awaited the delivery in his mismatched sweatshirt and pants. The ball came gliding in through a stiff breeze, a big meatball of a throw, and as the hitter licked his chops, he smashed a line drive up the center of the diamond for a single.
Eight bus passengers suffer minor injuries in crash
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Eight people riding in a city bus were injured Saturday when it ran into a car trying to make a right turn at Sahara Avenue and Arville Street, police said.
Driver accused of DUI in crash that kills man; 2-year-old survives
Saturday, March 23, 2013
A man was killed Saturday morning when his car was T-boned by a Hummer that ran a red light, Metro Police said.
Strip resorts to go dark for an hour to mark pro-environment event
Saturday, March 23, 2013
More than half a dozen resorts will knock out their lights for an hour Saturday night in support of an effort to raise awareness for the environment and energy conservation. The casinos will participate in the World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for the fifth year in a row by turning out all of their non-essential lighting and marquees.
Reality TV rapper arrested in Las Vegas on fugitive warrant
Friday, March 22, 2013
A New Orleans rapper and former MTV reality show contestant is sitting in jail after police snagged him on a fugitive warrant from Louisiana.
Police arrest suspect in North Las Vegas home invasions
Friday, March 22, 2013
Police have arrested one of two suspects in a series of home invasions in which victims were robbed of jewelry, money and other items, North Las Vegas Police said.
Dolphins like Rebels to reach Final Four
Thursday, March 21, 2013
If you thought placing a giant bet on UNLV to make it to the Final Four was smart, you were right. There’s proof.
Pizza twirler finds that winging it pays off at international competition in Las Vegas
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The crowd roared and whistled and the music from the speakers tore through the air at ear-splitting volumes.
'Sovereign citizen' gets 8 years in money laundering case
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
A man known to reject government authority as a member of the “sovereign movement” was slammed with a federal sentence Wednesday of 98 months in prison and ordered to forfeit more than $1.29 million in assets.
Mom arrested after girl, 4, found with various injuries
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
A woman was arrested Tuesday on 31 counts of child abuse after her 4-year-old daughter was found in her apartment with multiple injuries, North Las Vegas Police said.
Boulder City man arrested in attempted abduction of girl, 6
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
A 6-year-old girl leaving a park restroom was nearly abducted Sunday by a 30-year-old Boulder City man, Henderson Police said.
A perfect day for the sharin' o' the green in Henderson
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Knights with swords, helmets and shields marched down Water Street in Henderson on Saturday, along with a gorilla carrying a man in a cage.
Motorcyclist in critical condition after collision; three others injured
Saturday, March 16, 2013
A person riding a motorcycle was taken to a hospital in critical condition Saturday after a collision with another vehicle.
District names new principals for 3 struggling schools
Saturday, March 16, 2013
New principals will take over three struggling schools in an attempt to get them on the track to success, the Clark County School District said.
Boy injured after jumping from moving car
Friday, March 15, 2013
A boy jumped from a moving vehicle Friday and was transported to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.
Touro University chief announces he'll retire
Friday, March 15, 2013
Though his boss wasn’t thrilled, 71-year-old Michael Harter has decided to give up his position as senior provost and chief executive of Touro University Nevada, and head into retirement.
Road into Henderson's Tuscany Village community faces rerouting
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The dozens of residents who showed up to dispute the realignment of Mohawk Drive will have to wait a few more weeks to have their opinions heard.
Suspect, accused of stabbing boyfriend's mom, says she acted in self-defense
Thursday, March 14, 2013
When police arrived at the apartment complex Tuesday, they saw a woman covered in blood, trying to escape her apartment through the window. She had been stabbed several times, police said, and was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition.
Hit and run leaves bicyclist in critical condition
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Police are investigating a hit-and-run collision that critically injured a 53-year-old man riding a bicycle.
NLV police on trail of sex assault suspect
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A Hispanic man is wanted in connection with the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl, the North Las Vegas Police Department said.
Woman in critical condition after stabbing
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Police are investigating a stabbing after they found a woman covered in blood hanging out of a widow of an apartment on the second floor of a building.
George Washington's dentures? Discovery Children's Museum lets kids sink their teeth into learning
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Most museums are cold, quiet places with grown-ups who "shush" and signs that say "do not touch." But Saturday at the Discovery Children’s Museum wasn't like that at all. Children climbed up the three-story jungle gym, performed skits on a stage complete with lights, sound effects and curtains, and swarmed an endless array of other educational exhibits.
Officers involved in struggle with inmate who later died identified
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Four corrections officers who tried to restrain an inmate who later died have been identified by Metro Police.
Man who police say admitted slashing tires faces felony counts
Saturday, March 9, 2013
A 24-year-old Henderson man who admitted to slashing the tires of numerous vehicles in his gated neighborhood was arrested Saturday afternoon, police said.
Metro Police arrest 12 suspected drug dealers at 5 locations
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Police conducting a sting operation arrested 12 suspected drug dealers Thursday.
Boy, 2, falls from second-story window, lands on concrete
Saturday, March 9, 2013
A 2-year-old boy was taken to a hospital Saturday after he fell two stories out of a window, landing on concrete.
In NASCAR, green no longer just means go
Motor sports league and its fans embrace environmentally friendly initiatives
Saturday, March 9, 2013
When NASCAR race cars whip around Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend, they’ll be doing it on a fuel that contains 15 percent ethanol. While NASCAR fans may have been hesitant at first toward the move to green, they have since embraced it.
Garage fire in northwest valley displaces two residents
Friday, March 8, 2013
Two people were forced from their home Friday night when a fire devoured the insides of their garage.
One killed in collision in northeast valley
Friday, March 8, 2013
One person was killed Friday night when a car and bus collided. The accident happened around 7:50 p.m. at Sandhill Road and Owens Avenue, Metro Police said.
Propane truck flips after driver loses control
Friday, March 8, 2013
A loaded propane truck flipped multiple times after the driver lost control of the vehicle and hit an embankment.
Resident leaps from second story of Lakes-area home to escape fire
Thursday, March 7, 2013
One person escaped a burning home Thursday night by leaping from the second floor of the residence. The damage inflicted on the home was about $150,000.
Women plead guilty after years of bilking Medicaid
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Two women accused of stealing about $1 million in a Medicaid scheme pleaded guilty Wednesday to health care fraud and money laundering charges.
UNLV announces two-year contract extension for baseball coach Tim Chambers
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
UNLV will bring back baseball coach Tim Chambers for two more years in hopes that he’ll build on the 69-59 record he’s compiled over the past three seasons.
2 critically injured in motorcycle, car collision
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Two people suffered critical injuries in a collision between a motorcycle and car Tuesday night on Las Vegas Boulevard, Metro Police reported.
Henderson Police: Man kills ex-wife, then himself
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
A man shot and killed his ex-wife Tuesday with their teenage son in the next room before turning the gun on himself in an apparent suicide, Henderson Police said.
Henderson announces another round of employee buyouts
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Henderson’s quest to escape its financial deficit has continued with the announcement that another round of employee buyouts is on the way.
Henderson suspends officer over destroyed police vehicle
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Authorities have remained tight lipped surrounding the events that led a Henderson Police SWAT vehicle to be destroyed after it caught on fire.
California fugitive nabbed near elementary schools
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
A man wanted on a California attempted murder charge was nabbed near two elementary schools Tuesday and is being held on more than $3 million bond.
Ex-postal worker gets two years in theft of credit card info
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
A man who stole debit and credit cards from the mail while he was an employee at the U.S. Postal Service has been sentenced to two years in federal prison.
Congregants unable to sway Henderson residents in school expansion debate
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Members of the New Song Church of Seven Hills continued their attempts Saturday to convince residents of nearby homes that the church's proposed school expansion won’t cause more traffic problems or decrease home values.
At 11 inches tall, this athlete dives right into competition
Jack Russell Terrier among canines competing in regional Incredible Dog Challenge
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Just under 30 dogs competed in Friday's free qualifiers. They came from Oregon, Utah, Colorado, California and a slew of other places to try their luck at dog diving and Frisbee. To qualify would mean a place in Saturday’s Purina ProPlan Incredible Dog Challenge, which begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Rio. Placing high in the Saturday events would mean a spot at the national championship in St. Louis. The challenge moved to Las Vegas for the first time in its 16-year history because of the weather and the partnership offered by the Rio.
Man arrested in strangling death of family member
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013
A man wanted in connection with a strangling death in Las Vegas was arrested Wednesday in Los Angeles, Metro Police said.
Range Rover passenger located out of state
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013
The person of interest in last week’s shooting on the Strip sought by detectives was located Wednesday night out of Nevada, Metro Police said. Police didn’t specify where Tineesha Lashun Howard – who also goes by Yenesis Alfonzo – was found but did say she was located about 8:30 p.m.
Family dog dies in house fire that does $250,000 damage
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013
Two people escaped an early morning house fire, but the family dog perished in the blaze that caused about $250,000 damage, the Clark County Fire Department said.
Pedestrian killed by hit-and-run vehicle, police say
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013
A pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit-and-run incident late Wednesday night while crossing Torrey Pines Drive near Casada Way, Metro Police said.
Family remembers taxi driver killed in fiery Las Vegas Strip crash
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
Michael Boldon was remembered Wednesday as a big brother and “an angel” at a memorial for the cabbie killed in a fiery crash when a Maserati involved in a rolling shooting on the Las Vegas Strip slammed into his taxi. “Michael is my big brother. He was everyone’s big brother in our neighborhood,” Boldon’s brother Tehran Boldon said. “God has really taken one of his best.”
Man falls 20 feet down ventilation shaft at Tropicana casino
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
A 70-year-old man was injured Tuesday when he fell through a grate and 20 feet down a ventilation shaft near the Tropicana, the Clark County Fire Department reported.
Person of interest sought in Strip shooting
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013
Police have identified a “person of interest” they believe was riding in the vehicle involved in last week’s shooting on the Las Vegas Strip. Metro Police identified the woman Tuesday as Tineesha Lashun Howard, 22, but said she was also known as Yenesis Alfonzo. Police said the 22-year-old Cuban is from Miami, Fla., and that she’s listed as missing and could be in danger.

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