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Coroner identifies one person who perished in house fire; one still undergoing treatment
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said the elderly woman who was rescued from a home that caught fire and resulted in two fatalities Aug. 9 was released from the hospital Thursday.
Six-vehicle accident closes intersection of Desert Inn, Sandhill
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013
A six-vehicle collision closed down the intersection of Desert Inn and Sandhill Roads at about 2 p.m. today.
Homeless man charged with manslaughter after fight that killed friend
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013
A 31-year-old transient has been formally charged in the Aug. 4 death of his friend of four years.
Plume of smoke rises from fire on Delphinium Avenue
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013
A fire broke out this morning at an empty mobile home that was scheduled to be demolished next week. Nobody was injured.
Garbage in trash truck catches fire
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013
The contents of a garbage truck caught fire near Hacienda Avenue and Interstate 15 about 7:30 a.m, this morning, Clark County Fire Department officials said.
Police: Road rage escalates into shooting along I-15
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013
A bout of road rage rapidly escalated when one driver opened fire on another early this morning along Interstate 15, Metro Police reported.
Fire starts in palm trees, spreads to carport
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013
A saw burst into flames as tree trimmers refueled it while still hot, causing a fire in three large palm trees that spread to a carport, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said.
Drivers urged to avoid intersection of Twain and Swenson
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013
Drivers are encouraged to steer clear of the intersection of Twain Avenue and Swenson Street today while workers replace a traffic signal pole.
Suspect shot at Excalibur was trying to steal off-duty cop's car, police say
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013
A 21-year Metro Police veteran has been identified as the off-duty officer who shot and wounded a man earlier this week outside the Excalibur. Metro today said Bernard Blaskett, 54, opened fire on Saul Villegas, 27, who allegedly climbed into the officer’s personal vehicle Sunday night in a loading zone outside the Strip venue.
Death of man found in trash bin ruled a homicide
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013
The death of a man whose body was found in a trash bin on Monday has been ruled a homicide, the Clark County Coroner’s Office reported. he victim was identified as Carl Pane Simon, 50. He died of asphyxiation and blunt head trauma.
Small fire breaks out on private plane in Las Vegas
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013
A small fire broke out this morning on a private plane at McCarran International Airport. The fire was quickly extinguished, airport spokesman Chris Jones said.
Nevada gasoline prices steady but vulnerable to spikes
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013
Nevada gas prices in July remained steady from the previous month but were still higher than the national average, according to AAA Nevada’s monthly gas survey released today.
Endangered fish population native to Clark County is angling for a comeback
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013
Things are going swimmingly for the growing population of a tiny, endangered fish that is only found in Clark County. In a Tuesday press release, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said the Moapa dace's population is improving. According to the USFWS, there are 1,727 Moapa dace in the world, 501 more than they found in February.
Body of missing swimmer found floating in Lake Mohave
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013
A body recovered Sunday from Lake Mohave is that of 23-year-old Donald Soun, who disappeared earlier this month while swimming, the Clark County Coroner’s Office reported.
Police find missing 81-year-old woman safe
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013
Metro Police have located 81-year-old Dorothy Gable, who was reported missing Monday morning.
Delays expected as Metro investigates hit-and-run involving two children
Monday, Aug. 12, 2013
Two adults and two minors were transported to University Medical Center's trauma center after they were hit by a small, gray, four-door vehicle today.
Metro: Missing infant located, but public's help still sought in locating missing man
Monday, Aug. 12, 2013
Four-month-old Mykel Martinez was found safe without injury after Metro Police asked for the public's help in locating him. But Metro are still searching for Cameron Turkington, 23, who last seen with the infant on the morning of Aug. 11 near the 5100 block of Golden Lane, near Maryland Parkway and Hacienda Avenue.
Deceased crash victim identified as 25-year-old Las Vegas man
Monday, Aug. 12, 2013
The motorcyclist who died Saturday in a collision on Rainbow Boulevard has been identified as Las Vegas resident Anthony Michael Bako.
Metro seeking information — including suspects — in shooting case
Monday, Aug. 12, 2013
Metro Police were searching for a suspect in the death of a man found Sunday night with a gunshot wound to the chest.
District Attorney: 2012 FBI shooting of armed robbery suspect was justified
Monday, Aug. 12, 2013
The Clark County District Attorney's Office has determined FBI agents acted reasonably and lawfully last year when they shot and killed a suspect wanted in an armed robbery.
Motorcyclist found dead in Lake Mead Recreation Area identified
Monday, Aug. 12, 2013
The motorcyclist who died this weekend when he drove off Northshore Road at Lake Mead has been identified as Aaron Gadd.
Off-duty cop shoots man in wrist outside Excalibur
Monday, Aug. 12, 2013
An off-duty Metro Police detective shot and wounded a man who crawled into his vehicle Sunday night outside the Excalibur, authorities said.
Openings and closings: Play with Mickey, jump on trampolines, relax with chicken strips and booze
Monday, Aug. 12, 2013
Children and adults will be able to enjoy several new stores that opened this week.
17-year-old shot, killed during fight at birthday party
Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013
The Clark County Coroner's Office identified the teenager as Jaylin Lewis, who was shot in the left arm and torso during a scuffle involving several of the party attendees.
Speed a possible factor in motorcyclist's death at Lake Mead
Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013
National Park Service rangers found the man about 40 feet off the road after they received an emergency call at 7:41 a.m.
Motorcyclist killed in crash on Rainbow Boulevard
Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013
The 25-year-old driver of a 2001 Suzuki Sportbike was northbound on Rainbow when he was struck by a 2011 Chrysler convertible that was traveling south, said Nevada Highway Patrol spokesman Loy Hixson.
Hurricane-surviving uber-volunteers spreading cheer this summer in Las Vegas
Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013
New Jersey natives Fred and Marion Rose, who have been together for 38 years, roam across the country during the summer and live in a different city for about five months. This year, in early June, they chose to set anchor in Las Vegas. But they don't relax near a hotel pool or in front of a slot machine. They spend countless hours volunteering at local charities and organizations, including Nevada PEP (Parents Encouraging Parents) and the Lied Discovery Children's Museum.
Mickey on the Strip: New Disney Store opens in Fashion Show Mall
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013
Las Vegas is frequently described as a Disneyland for adults. But increasingly, we’re adopting the family side of Disneyland. The amusement behemoth this weekend opened its fourth local Disney store, at Fashion Show Mall.
Openings and closings: Hello to two Italian restaurants, adios to a Mexican one (for the second time)
Monday, Aug. 5, 2013
Italian food dominates the menu this week for local restaurant openings. One locale is expanding, while two new restaurants will offer pizza, pasta and other Italian favorites. n Summerlin, however, patrons will say adios to an upscale Mexican restaurant for the second time. Take a look at some of the valley's recent openings and closings.
Food truck rotations begin Thursday in city's new pilot program downtown
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Food trucks will begin whetting appetites Thursday at three preordained downtown Las Vegas locations. Through a city lottery conducted Monday, serving times and dedicated parking spaces were doled out to 16 participating food trucks. Their rotations begin Thursday.
Openings and closings: Goodbye, beach club; Hello, Pop Rock sushi
Monday, July 29, 2013
A handful of local businesses are bidding patrons farewell this month while others are greeting customers for the first time. A club near the Tropicana is off the roster for now, but a new high-end movie theater will be a reality soon.
Crowd welcomes latest addition to Henderson 'Dinosaur House'
Friday, July 26, 2013
Another dinosaur has taken up residence in a Henderson yard renowned for its prehistoric replicas. A 21-foot-long, 78-inch-tall model of a postosuchus – a carnivorous dinosaur with a crocodile-like body, complete with a large crocodile smile – arrived Friday morning, after months of delays, at Steve Springer's home in Henderson.
Patriotism is on a roll: Flag tour sets off from Las Vegas with a roar
Monday, July 22, 2013
Fifty thunderous Harley-Davidsons and six motorcycle police escorts roared into Red Rock Harley Davidson to honor injured military veterans on Monday.
New restaurants popping up around the valley
Monday, July 22, 2013
Conversations that begin with, "Where should we eat?" will become a little more prolonged this summer. An eclectic array of restaurants will be opening their doors and whetting appetites across the Las Vegas Valley.
Draft beer to go: Growlers are a growing trend in Southern Nevada
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Goodbye, cans and bottles. Hello, growlers. Oversized glass and ceramic beer jugs are becoming a more frequent sight at local barbecues, parties and dinner tables, and Southern Nevada retailers are getting in on the action.
Wildfire threatens butterfly's existence
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Ecologists are worried the Mount Charleston wildfire might just snuff out a species of butterflies known only to exist in the upper reaches of the Spring Mountains. The Mount Charleston blue butterfly already has been proposed for inclusion on the federal endangered species list. The wildfire may push the iridescent blue butterflies whose wingspan reaches only up to 1 inch onto the brink of extinction.
Moisture in air easing pollution in Las Vegas Valley caused by wildfire
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
A relieving bout of summer rain has prompted Clark County to downgrade an air-quality alert to an advisory. In a news release Thursday, Clark County spokesman Erik Pappa said the combination of moisture in the atmosphere and a change in directional flow has led to a decrease in smoke levels in the Las Vegas Valley caused by the wildfire on Mount Charleston.
Memory of longtime volunteer to sparkle during Boulder City's July 4 celebration
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Clad in a vest resembling the American flag, Robin Reese was the embodiment of American patriotism with her red lips, bright white smile and sparks in her clear blue eyes. Boulder City residents lovingly knew Reese, whose favorite holiday was the Fourth of July, as the “Jug Lady.” She acquired the nickname because she would place jugs around the city to collect donations for the Damboree, the town's annual Independence Day celebration. Sadly, she died in December after combating a number of ailments for years. But her dedication to the holiday won't be forgotten soon by Boulder City.
Still looking for Fourth of July festivities? Check out these offerings
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Up for something patriotic this Independence Day? How about some festive physical activity or fireworks? Here’s a look at what’s happening throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
Henderson 11-year-old scores trip to D.C., dinner with Michelle Obama
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Isabella Gross was resting on a hospital bed when her mom told her she would be having dinner with first lady Michelle Obama. Gross, an 11-year-old Henderson resident, found out she was Nevada’s winner in the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, which invited children across the country to concoct and submit creative, balanced recipes.
Lists divided on whether Vegas ranks as spectacular or a dud for 4th of July
Friday, June 28, 2013
Las Vegas is one of the best places to visit during Fourth of July. Or is it one of the worst? It all depends on who’s offering their opinion.
As executive director leaves, Henderson Library District looks for its next Tom Fay
Thursday, June 27, 2013
The Henderson Library District has started the search for a new executive director after its current director accepted a position with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. Henderson Library District Executive Director Tom Fay will start his new job as the deputy director of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District on July 22.
Magazine hails Boulder City for its family-friendliness
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
From a list of more than 3,000 cities and towns across the country, Boulder City emerged as one of the 10 Best Towns for Families, according to Family Circle magazine.
As economy recovers, market continues to keep firm busy
Monday, June 24, 2013
Today, the demand for legal help for debt relief has only increased, said Xenophon Peters, a Boyd Law School graduate who grew up in Las Vegas after his family moved from Madrid. He spoke with VEGAS INC about the economy and its impact on his practice.
Heralded 11-year-old singer, in Las Vegas for LULAC, leaves racists' criticism behind
Friday, June 21, 2013
The 11-year-old mariachi singer who was bombarded by racist tweets after performing the national anthem before Game 3 of the NBA Finals has a message for his online critics: Bullying is childish. “I really don't understand why they would talk negatively about an eleven-year-old kid,” said Sebastien De La Cruz, also known by his moniker “El Charro de Oro,” which means “the golden mariachi” in Spanish.
In Las Vegas, Biden touts 'transformative impact' of passing immigration reform
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden said that a definite path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented people living in the United States was long overdue.
A cool summer: Local pools and splash pads help residents beat the heat
Thursday, June 20, 2013
It's that time again. The mercury is rising and double-digit temperatures are becoming a thing of the past. It may be hot, but many people still yearn to be outdoors (without having to run inside every 5 minutes to cool off in front of an open freezer door.) For them, community pools and splash pads are a great option. The Las Vegas Valley has dozens: Here's a rundown.
In the name of convenience, part-time military pilot invents a new take on neckties
Monday, June 17, 2013
During his deployment as a U.S. military pilot in Kuwait, Adam Lucero’s free time was tied up in knots. When he wasn’t flying Black Hawk helicopters, the 29-year-old worked on a new invention, the GoTie.
No laughing matter: Liquor store chain removing controversial billboard
Saturday, June 15, 2013
The Lee's Discount Liquor billboard, near Tropicana Avenue and Decatur Boulevard, rubbed some people the wrong way and sparked a petition that scolded the owners of the local liquor store chain for being insensitive to victims of alcohol misuse.
Desert heat only magnifies problems that can occur in or with our cars
Saturday, June 15, 2013
All it takes is the sun to melt a candy bar on a seat cushion or for the heat to sap an already-weakened battery. Jay Blynn, owner of Jay's Mobile Detail & Carpet Cleaning, and others offered several tips as summertime approaches.

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