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Dave Toplikar

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When the phone cops arrive
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Remember the phone cops episode from the "WKRP" TV comedy? And Dr. Johnny Fever's unfounded 1980s paranoid rant, "Don't you people get it? It was the phone cops!" I had a flashback to that episode Wednesday night at my apartment in Henderson.
Chance for thunderstorms
Monday, July 21, 2008
Hot, sticky weather is on tap today for the Las Vegas Valley, with a chance for thunderstorms.
Thunderstorms, flooding in forecast
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Be prepared for some periods of heavy rain today. And watch out for flooding while you drive.
UPDATE: Police hunt for 17-year-old in man's death
Friday, July 18, 2008
Authorities were searching tonight in Las Vegas for a 17-year-old Las Vegas youth who they believed shot and killed his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend this morning in a home in the northeast part of the city
Flood advisory issued for Las Vegas
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Thunderstorms were passing through the area this afternoon, bringing possible flooding throughout the Las Vegas area
Scattered storms moving in
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
If a storm pops up today while you're driving, watch out for street flooding.
More thunderstorms possible
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Keep your umbrella handy and make sure your windshield wipers work. Las Vegas could be drenched with another round of thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.
Storms bring weather show to Las Vegas
Monday, July 14, 2008
The Las Vegas Valley was treated to a weather extravaganza this afternoon, featuring a cast of characters that rarely perform in the desert except in monsoon season — hail, heavy downpours and even street flooding.
Storms bringing chance of flooding
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Thunderstorms crackled and boomed into the Las Vegas Valley this afternoon, flashing lightning, pouring rain onto city streets and creating the potential for flash floods.
Woman arrested after robbery and chase
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Henderson police say they arrested a 28-year-old woman today after she robbed a pet store at gunpoint, fled in a car through traffic shooting at police as they chased her and finally took an elderly female hostage at a gas station.
Storms moving in could bring flooding, high winds, hail
Friday, July 11, 2008
Grab your umbrella as you head out the door this morning. The National Weather Service is forecasting showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m., which could bring flash flooding, high winds and even hail to the Las Vegas valley.
CityCenter fire station groundbreaking today
Thursday, July 10, 2008
A groundbreaking will be held this afternoon for a new Clark County fire station at the MGM Mirage CityCenter that's being paid for by MGM Mirage.
Another hot one, but rain could move in for weekend
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Las Vegas is going to get a little cooked again today. But find your umbrellas — there's a chance for some heavy rains and flash floods Friday through the weekend.
Search to continue for missing Lake Mead swimmer
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Authorities planned to search again this morning for a man they think drowned in Lake Mead Saturday night while trying to help a woman who was also swimming.
Firefighters have relatively quiet holiday
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Las Vegas had a relatively mild Fourth of July holiday in terms of fireworks-spawned blazes, a city fire official said this morning.
Holiday shotgun blasts leads to police standoff, arrests
Saturday, July 5, 2008
A 17-year-old shooting a shotgun into the air on July 4 eventually led to him and six of his friends being arrested following a standoff of more than two hours with Las Vegas police.
Boy killed in bicycle accident
Friday, July 4, 2008
An 8-year-old boy died today from injuries he received when he rode his bicycle into the path of an SUV this afternoon in North Las Vegas, according to North Las Vegas police.
Las Vegas man killed in two-car collision
Friday, July 4, 2008
A 24-year-old Las Vegas man died early this morning from injuries he received from a two-car collision in the southwest part of the city, Metro Police reported today.
No fireworks, charcoal fires allowed for Fourth at Mount Charleston
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
If you're thinking about shooting off fireworks in the Mount Charleston area on the Fourth of July, forget it. Not only is there an extreme fire danger, you might be arrested or fined on the spot.
UPDATE: Pedestrian killed in collision identified
Monday, June 9, 2008
Metro police this afternoon identified a pedestrian who was struck by two cars late Sunday night near University Medical Center in Las Vegas.
Reid calls $4 gas 'deeply disturbing'
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Gasoline prices that top the $4-per-gallon mark are "deeply disturbing," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said today, promising to find short-term and long-term relief for the Nevada motorists.
Man killed in overnight traffic accident
Saturday, May 31, 2008
A 44-year-old man was killed early this morning in a one-vehicle accident near the Rhodes Ranch Golf Club in southwest Las Vegas, according to Metro police.
Man injured in hit-and-run accident
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Metro police are trying to find the driver of a white SUV who hit and critically injured a Las Vegas man late Wednesday night.
Fire destroys Boulder Highway casino (UPDATED)
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
The Henderson Fire Department is today investigating the cause of a Tuesday night fire that gutted the boarded-up Alystra Casino along Boulder Highway at Sunset Road.
Titus files today for congressional race
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
State Sen. Dina Titus plans to make it official today. The Las Vegas Democrat plans to file for the 3rd District congressional race at 9 a.m. at the Clark County Government Center.
Governor: Build an emergency quake kit
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
A flashlight, a battery-powered radio, medications, and enough food and water and clothing to last for three to seven days. Those are the items that Gov. Jim Gibbons recommends for Nevada residents to squirrel away in an emergency kit to be prepared for any disaster.
Police involved in shootout named
Friday, Feb. 8, 2008
Three Las Vegas Metro police officers who were involved in a shootout Wednesday night that killed one man and injured an officer were identified this evening by Metro Police.
AP: Romney wins Nevada
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008
Kerry takes to comedy in Las Vegas
Friday, Jan. 18, 2008
Ralston chats about Nevada caucus
Friday, Jan. 18, 2008