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Young children struck by cars in separate incidents; police caution parents
Friday, May 4, 2012
A car hit a 3-year-old boy playing in the street Friday a day after another 3-year-old was hit in North Las Vegas. The Friday collision happened around 5 p.m. on the 2800 block of Lodge Pole Court near Civic Center Drive and Cheyenne Avenue, said officer Chrissie Coon, spokeswoman for North Las Vegas Police.
Police standoff ends when man kills himself
Friday, May 4, 2012
A standoff between a suicidal man and Metro Police in the northwest valley ended Friday afternoon when the man killed himself, authorities said.
'Dr. Phil' spotlights Las Vegas case of dismembered dancer
Friday, May 4, 2012
Luxor dancer Debora Flores Narvaez’s slaying in 2010 is still in the public spotlight as her family and the family of the ex-boyfriend accused of killing her appeared on the daytime television show “Dr. Phil,” which aired Thursday.
Apartment fire in the northwest valley displaces 25 people
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Flames as high as 30 feet erupted into the air Thursday from the attic of an apartment near Smoke Ranch Road and Jones Boulevard that displaced 25 people.
'Ellen' returns to Whitney Elementary as kids check out 'amazing' new library
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Neon pink, lime green and sequin-studded reading glasses decorated the faces of Whitney Elementary School students Wednesday as they stood amid a sea of red T-shirts worn by Target volunteers.
25-year-old loses leg in motorcycle crash
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
A 25-year-old motorcyclist’s right leg was severed Wednesday night in a collision with a car near Flamingo Road and Decatur Boulevard, Metro Police said.
House fire displaces Henderson family of three
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Henderson firefighters extinguished a blaze that caused $80,000 in damage and displaced a family of three.
Police seek public's help in identifying masked robbers
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Metro Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two armed men who entered a convenience store Monday wearing ski masks, one of whom pointed a gun at a customer’s head and stole his wallet.
Toddler's harrowing brush with death highlights need for swimming pool precautions
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Henderson Police officer Erich Tschirgi was the first to respond to a home Sunday where an 18-month-old girl, dripping wet and stained by her own vomit, lay lifeless on the dining room floor.
Parents caught in raging apartment fire toss infant into crowd
Monday, April 30, 2012
A 1-month-old was tossed from the second floor of an apartment complex that caught fire Monday that injured three people and killed a pet dog.
1-year-old killed at his birthday party by family's 120-pound dog identified
Monday, April 30, 2012
The 1-year-old boy who died after the family’s pet dog attacked him at his birthday party has been identified by the Clark County coroner's office as Jeremiah Eskew-Shahan.
Soccer program instills sportsmanship, encourages at-risk youth
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Soccer balls were kicked in the recent windy weather by the tiny feet of about 300 elementary school-aged students participating in the One Goal At A Time Soccer Program tournament. “We want to get them moving, keep them out of trouble and get them more active,” program founder Jerrad Clancy said.
Suspect, 22, arrested in brutal double-homicide case
Friday, April 27, 2012
A 22-year-old suspected of slaying a mother and daughter was taken into custody Friday, police said. Bryan Clay was arrested Friday by police on a felony child abuse warrant and will be rebooked at 7 a.m. Saturday in connection with the deaths of Ignacia Martinez, 38, and Karla Martinez, 10.
Suspect sought in string of southwest-area burglaries
Friday, April 27, 2012
Metro Police are asking for the public’s assistance in solving a string of southwest Las Vegas Valley burglaries in which a man driving stolen trucks rams them into commercial businesses to gain entry and steal property.
80-year-old woman dies in east valley crash
Friday, April 27, 2012
An 80-year-old woman died Friday after a pick-up truck stuck the car she was a passenger of near the intersection of Flamingo and Sandhill roads, Metro Police said.
Infant, adult injured in barbecue grill explosion
Friday, April 27, 2012
An infant and an adult were injured Friday when a barbecue grill exploded at an east Las Vegas Valley home, according to Clark County officials.
Police arrest woman in quadruple shooting, search for armed accomplice
Friday, April 27, 2012
A 31-year-old woman was arrested in connection with a shooting Thursday that killed two people and seriously injured two others, according to North Las Vegas Police.
Metro Police seek missing man who may need medical help
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Metro Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a man clad in black attire who was last seen Sunday leaving the South Point resort.
Man, 23, arrested in early-morning domestic violence dispute
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Metro Police arrested a 23-year-old man Thursday in connection with a domestic violence incident that galvanized SWAT unit involvement outside an apartment complex in the northwest Las Vegas Valley.
Metro links two violent attacks in northwest valley to single suspect
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Metro Police are asking the public’s assistance in finding a man they believe committed two violent crimes — a sexual assault and a battery — that occurred about a week apart in the northwest valley.
Two years after fire, nature sanctuary humming along, hosting festival
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Three emus taking a mud bath are use to seeing a speeding motorized scooter charioting William Gilcrease, a 93-year-old dressed in blue jean overalls and a safari hat who is fluent in bird calls.
Valley's air quality improving, but smog still at dangerous levels, new report says
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Despite smog still at dangerous levels, air quality is improving in Las Vegas, according to a new American Lung Association report. The association, in its State of the Air 2012 report released Wednesday, said Las Vegas dropped out of the nation’s 25 cities with the most ozone pollution.
Designer Kathleen Bruening on Kate Upton, 'Sports Illustrated' and itsy-bitsy bikinis
The Henderson designer get real about high-fashion models and what makes small clothing so expense
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Henderson's swim fashion phenom has plans for global domination.
Cimarron-Memorial counting on ace at world robotics competition
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A lunchtime pep rally this week honored a six-wheeled, 3-foot tall, basketball-shooting robot known as the Ace of Spades and the Cimarron-Memorial High School robotics team that built the contraption.
Police: Man paid undercover cop $2,000 to kill wife as birthday gift
Monday, April 23, 2012
Metro Police arrested a man accused of plotting to kill his wife and paying an undercover officer $2,000 to do the job as his 32nd birthday gift. Jorge Victorino-Vazquez, 32, of Las Vegas was arrested on charges of solicitation to commit murder, burglary and conspiracy to commit murder.
Bus driver to test Bard's theory that joy's soul lies in the doing
Novice to be among participants in 24-hour event celebrating Shakespeare's 448th birthday
Saturday, April 21, 2012
To read, or not to read? That was the easy question bus driver Anthony Brady answered when he was asked to take part in a 24-hour reading in honor of William Shakespeare’s 448th birthday. ...
Woman found in street had been shot, police say
Friday, April 20, 2012
A woman hospitalized Friday night is expected to live after she was found in the street suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, Metro Police said.
Group delivers happiness to downtown Las Vegas with 'reverse picket'
Friday, April 20, 2012
Happy faces and words of encouragement were scrawled in bright neon colors on picket signs waved by pseudo protesters outside a downtown coffee shop Friday as part of a movement to bring good vibes to Las Vegas.
One dead in SUV crash on I-15 near Moapa
Friday, April 20, 2012
A helicopter is flying to the scene of a crash on Interstate 15 near Moapa, northwest of Las Vegas, where one person is dead and four others may be injured.
Police seek assistance in possible hate-crime investigation
Friday, April 20, 2012
Metro Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two men in connection with a battery and potential hate crime that took place last month.
One person hospitalized after apartment fire
Thursday, April 19, 2012
One person was taken to the hospital Thursday after a Henderson apartment kitchen caught fire.

Firefighters responded to a blaze at a two-story apartment on Eastern Avenue around 6 p.m., Henderson Fire Department officials said.
Moped driver critically injured in collision
Thursday, April 19, 2012
A 24-year-old moped driver is in critical condition Thursday after colliding with a pickup truck in the east Las Vegas Valley, Metro Police said.
Police locate missing 55-year-old
Thursday, April 19, 2012
A man that went missing Tuesday was found in the downtown area, according to Metro Police.
District attorney review finds two officer-involved shootings justifiable
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Law enforcement officers acted reasonably and lawfully in two fatal officer-involved shootings in 2010, the Clark County district attorney’s office has determined. “In both instances the police were confronted with aggressive suspects who ignored clear commands from the officers and resisted efforts to resolve the incidents quickly and without the use of force,” District Attorney Steven Wolfson said.
Family, devastated by Muslim site's destruction, insists fire was hate crime
Southern Nevada religious leaders gather in a sign of support
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Filled with emptiness, Kausar Chowdhry watched as her husband and other religious leaders stood Wednesday near the charred remains of an Islamic funeral home and mortuary that was under construction.
Motorcyclist in critical condition after crash
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
According to Nevada Highway Patrol, a 50-year-old motorcyclist in critical condition was airlifted to the hospital after he crashed Wednesday night on State Route 160.
Metro searching for missing 55-year-old
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Metro Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 55-year-old man who they say went missing Tuesday.
Victims identified in Monday double-homicide
Crime reported by 9-year-old to school officials Monday morning
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Identities of the mother and daughter in Monday morning’s double-homicide were released today. Ignacia Martinez, 38, and her 10-year-old daughter, Karla Martinez, were found dead inside their home near Washington Avenue and Tonopah Drive.
U.S. 95 reopened after incident with man threatening suicide
Monday, April 16, 2012
U.S. 95 has been shut down in both directions near the Vegas Drive overpass as authorities attempt to negotiate with a man threatening to kill himself, according to Nevada Highway Patrol.
Armed man in ski mask robs northwest valley bank
Monday, April 16, 2012
Two people were arrested Monday after a gun-toting man in a ski mask robbed a northwest valley bank, Metro Police said.
Hikers rescued at Ice Box Canyon
Monday, April 16, 2012
Rescue crews saved three hikers Monday at Ice Box Canyon in the Red Rock Conservation Area, Metro Police said.
February fire at Islamic religious site continues to baffle authorities
Monday, April 16, 2012
County and federal agencies are asking the public’s help in solving a Feb. 22 fire that caused about $1.5 million damage when it engulfed an Islamic religious site that was under construction.
Donated prom gowns prove perfect fit for designers and young women in need
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Dolled up in a short pink floral dress, Erica Magallon made walking a runway look easy Saturday afternoon at the Fashion Show mall when she showed off her prom dress for the first time. “It’s like I’ve been doing it forever,” said Magallon, the 18-year-old Desert Pines High School senior’s first time on the catwalk.
Teen passenger dead after vehicle veers into palm tree
Saturday, April 14, 2012
A 17-year-old died early Saturday morning when the car he was riding in crashed into a palm tree in the northwest valley, Metro Police said.
Sunshine may come peeking through as weekend progresses
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Rain has, for the most part, tapered off in the valley and dinner guests of tonight’s Titanic 100th anniversary event at Lake Las Vegas shouldn’t fret about a storm, according weather service officials.
Woman killed in accident was mother of 8
Saturday, April 14, 2012
A 63-year-old mother of eight was killed Friday night near Owens Avenue and Mojave Road when a car jumped the curb of the sidewalk and stuck her in front of her son.
These couples defy tradition, opt for Friday the 13th weddings
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Christopher Dean’s gold front tooth sparkled as he smiled and watched his redheaded bride in a white mermaid-style wedding dress walk down the aisle. The grim reaper would marry them, after creeping out of an upright casket. “ 'Cause death do us part,” said bride Dixie Woodham, as to why she desired a ghoulish-themed wedding on what is usually considered an unlucky day.
Snow falling on Mount Charleston, rain likely for Las Vegas Valley, forecaster says
Friday, April 13, 2012
Snow is falling at Mount Charleston and rain is expected Friday evening in the Las Vegas Valley, a National Weather Service forecaster said. A winter storm warning is in effect until 9 a.m. Saturday on the mountain above 5,000 feet in elevation.
Accident sends prominent racing family member to hospital, police say
Friday, April 13, 2012
A member of the Granatelli Motor Sports family was seriously injured Thursday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, according to Metro Police.
Suspect posed as cop in sexual assault case, police say
Thursday, April 12, 2012
A 67-year-old man accused of posing as a police officer and sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman he put in handcuffs is in custody.

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