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A former Las Vegas basketball star is hanging onto life, and asking for help
Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016
Athletes have their off days. But Martrel Johnson was suddenly having a hard time getting up and down the basketball court he’d dominated. Johnson has been fighting kidney disease since high school, when he was a star basketballer at Durango. Today, he needs a new kidney and a new heart, and he’s reaching out for help ...
Police find missing man with Alzheimer’s disease
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
Metro Police have found an elderly man reported missing early this morning. Gerald “Jerry” Rae, 76, who had last been seen about 3:30 a.m. at a home near ...
School locked down because of nearby police activity
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
An elementary school was locked down this morning after officers pulled over a stolen vehicle nearby in the area of Washington Avenue and Torrey Pines Drive, according to Metro Police.
Officers responded about 9 a.m. to ...
UNLV student attacked in campus parking lot
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
A UNLV student was attacked while walking through a campus parking lot Tuesday night, according to UNLV Police Services. The student was walking across a parking lot near ...
Metro Police ID officer involved in shooting
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
An officer Metro Police said shot at a teen who tried to run over officers with a car Monday has been identified as Scott Hinckley, 33, who has been with the department since February 2014. Hinckley is on routine paid administrative leave pending the ...
Las Vegas native named Klein Tools Electrician of the Year
Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016
Eric Simmons, senior project manager at Helix Electric, has enough tools to last him a lifetime. So after he was awarded $25,000 worth of tools, the Las Vegas native decided to donate the resources to a local apprenticeship program to make sure students have what they need for their careers. Simmons, who has been an electrician for more than 20 years, was chosen from a field of 350 candidates across the United States ...
Police: Man dead after crash may have suffered medical episode
Friday, Nov. 11, 2016
A man who died after a two-vehicle crash in the central valley this morning may have suffered a medical episode, according to Metro Police. The wreck happened about 9 a.m. in the area of ...
Police seek public's help in case of slain homeless man
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016
A 46-year-old homeless man was shot to death while resting on a sidewalk in front of a Las Vegas cemetery. Metro Police are seeking the public’s help to find the shooter ...
Man critical in mobile home shooting on Nellis and Owens
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016
Neighbors reported gunshots shortly before 4 a.m. in the AAA Mobile Home Park at 4976 Stanley Avenue, near North Nellis Boulevard and East Owens Avenue ...
Police: High school coach accused of sex act with student
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016
A Del Sol High School campus monitor and coach was arrested Monday on counts including kidnapping and a sexual act with a student, according to Metro Police. Ati Poni, 35, was hired by the Clark County School District in ...
One killed, one injured in ATV accident
Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016
A man died and a woman was injured Sunday after an all-terrain vehicle accident in a desert area near Shinnecock Hills and Southern Highlands Parkway ...
Man hit by train near the Rio
Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016
A man was hospitalized after being struck by a train near the Rio on Sunday ...
Man jumps into Caesars fountains after being stabbed
Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016
A man jumped into the Caesars Palace fountains after being stabbed early this morning, according to Metro Police ...
Man burned in flash fire while handling fuel for generator
Friday, Nov. 4, 2016
A man suffered minor burns in a flash fire this morning while he was filling or mixing fuel for a generator reportedly providing power to several buildings on ...
Rollover crash blocks five lanes on Interstate 15
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016
Five lanes of Interstate 15 near Tropicana Avenue were closed this morning after a rollover crash involving three vehicles, according to ...
Wind advisory issued for the valley; high temperature above normal
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016
Strong winds have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a wind advisory through 9 p.m. today. Although clouds covered parts of the valley, no rain is expected ...
Police investigating homicide on Trop near Boulder Highway
Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
A man was shot to death early this morning inside a southeast valley apartment ...
Occasional showers expected throughout the day in Las Vegas
Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
Nevada Day weekend has kicked off with cloudy skies and rain in Las Vegas today, with occasional rainfall expected throughout the day. According to the National Weather Service, there’s a 40 percent chance of rain today and ...
Woman arrested after striking people on sidewalk in Las Vegas, killing 1
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016
A motorist arrested for impaired driving killed one pedestrian and seriously injured another Wednesday on a sidewalk near Downtown Las Vegas, Metro Police reported. The incident happened about 10:20 p.m. near East Charleston and
Teen suffers critical injuries in rollover crash in NE Las Vegas
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016
A 16-year-old boy is in critical condition after a single vehicle rollover crash Wednesday evening near East Carey Avenue and North Christy Lane, Metro Police reported. The accident happened about 6:30 p.m. after ...
Thunderstorms making their way across the valley
Monday, Oct. 24, 2016
Thunderstorms are rolling across the Las Vegas Valley and are expected to hang around through this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. A total of .11 inches of rain was recorded at ...
Coroner IDs man found shot in casino employee parking garage
Monday, Oct. 24, 2016
A man found shot to death Friday night in the employee parking garage at a Las Vegas Strip casino has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Fuli Ji, 52, of Chino Hills, Calif. Officers responded about ...
Eight people displaced by Sunday night apartment fire
Monday, Oct. 24, 2016
Eight people were displaced after a fire Sunday night at a central valley apartment building, according to the Clark County Fire Department. The fire was reported about ...
Pedestrian hit by vehicle near Circus Circus
Monday, Oct. 24, 2016
A pedestrian was hospitalized after he was hit by a vehicle this morning on the Las Vegas Strip in front of Circus Circus, according to Metro Police. The crash happened about 8:30 a.m. in ...
Wind and rain on tap for the valley through Monday, may return later in the week
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016
As gusty winds push through the Las Vegas Valley, showers are quickly following behind this evening ...
Boy with BB gun causes scare in southwest neighborhood
Friday, Oct. 21, 2016
A boy carrying what turned out to be a BB gun caused a scare in a southwest valley neighborhood this morning, according to Metro Police. Officers responded about 9:10 a.m. to the area of ...
Police: Woman arrested after leaving critical-injury crash
Friday, Oct. 21, 2016
A woman was arrested after leaving the scene of a car wreck Thursday that left two people in critical condition, according to Metro Police. A Toyota Scion xB was west on Bonanza Road about 7:20 p.m. when it ...
Carjacking suspect shot by Highway Patrol dies at hospital
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016
A carjacking suspect shot and wounded by a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper Wednesday after a car chase has died, authorities said. The patrol was advised about 10 a.m. today that ...
At least 1 injured in crash involving motorcycle
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016
Metro Police are investigating a crash involving a motorcycle and another vehicle that sent at least one person to the hospital this morning. The crash happened about 8:15 a.m. in ...
Five Thoughts: Schoolboy Q at Brooklyn Bowl (October 16)
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016
Each time he visits Las Vegas, the venues get larger and the crowds get rowdier.
Football coach accused of sexual misconduct with student
Monday, Oct. 17, 2016
A volunteer football coach at Silverado High School has been accused of sexual misconduct with a female student. Jordan Turner, 21, was arrested Friday and ...
Prison inmate, 75, dies in Carson City
Monday, Oct. 17, 2016
A 75-year-old inmate died Saturday morning at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City, according to the Department of Corrections. Gary St. John died about ...
Pedestrian killed in weekend hit-and-run, police say
Monday, Oct. 17, 2016
A pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle that left the scene without stopping Sunday night in the north Las Vegas Valley, according to Metro Police. A 37-year-old man was crossing ...
Police: Gun that injured toddler was left where children playing
Monday, Oct. 17, 2016
A gun that accidentally discharged Sunday, critically injuring a toddler, had been left on a chair in a bedroom where children were playing, Metro Police said today. The woman who ...
Accidental shooting sends child to hospital with life-threatening injuries
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016
Metro Police are investigating an accidental shooting in the northeast valley that sent one child to the hospital with life-threatening injuries this afternoon ...
Man wanted in Las Vegas homicide found dead in Michigan
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016
A suspect who police believe stabbed a man to death before stealing his car Tuesday was found shot and killed in a private residence in Michigan
Several vehicles burned in garage fire in west valley
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016
Nobody was injured when a fire broke out in a garage at a west valley home this morning, but several vehicles were damaged ...
Metro officers involved in freeway chase, shooting that left suspect dead identified
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016
The officers involved in a shooting that left a robbery suspect dead after a car chase Wednesday on Interstate 215 near Hualapai Way have been identified by Metro Police ...
Police: Man wounded when shots fired through door
Friday, Oct. 14, 2016
A man was wounded early this morning when shots were fired through the door of a northeast valley house, according to Metro Police. Officers responded about 12:30 a.m. to ...
Expected strong winds trigger weekend dust advisory
Friday, Oct. 14, 2016
Predicted strong winds have prompted the Clark County Department of Air Quality to issue a dust advisory for Saturday and Sunday. Sustained winds of ...
Cellmate charged in death of prisoner at detention center
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016
A Clark County Detention Center inmate died Saturday after a fight with his cellmate ...
Police: Woman apparently tied up during robbery at apartment
Friday, Oct. 7, 2016
Metro Police say they are investigating a robbery in which a woman was apparently tied up at a central valley apartment. The robbery was reported about 11 a.m. at an apartment complex in ...
Woman, 38, dies from injuries suffered in rollover crash
Friday, Oct. 7, 2016
A woman died Monday from injuries suffered last month in a rollover crash in Sandy Valley, according to Metro Police. The crash happened ...
Fire guts bedroom, does $40,000 damage at Summerlin home
Friday, Oct. 7, 2016
Three people were displaced by a fire that caused about $40,000 in damage at a Summerlin home early this morning, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue. Nobody ...
Dryer fire does $215,000 in damage at Henderson house
Friday, Oct. 7, 2016
A dryer fire at a Henderson home early this morning caused about $215,000 in damage and displaced two people, according to the Henderson Fire Department. Nobody ...
Firefighters rescue four people from burning house
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016
Four people were rescued from a burning house today near Jones Boulevard and Warm Springs Road, according to the Clark County Fire Department. Firefighters responded about ...
Police arrest suspect in fatal shooting after finding wallet
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016
A man suspected of stealing a gun and fatally shooting a man as he slept was identified by authorities after he left his wallet and driver’s license in the house, according to ...
Coroner IDs stabbing victim dropped off at hospital
Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
A man police say was fatally stabbed and dropped off at a northwest valley hospital Tuesday has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Justin Ryan Sawyer, 33. His place of residence was ...
Fire breaks out at apartment complex laundry room
Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
A fire broke out in a laundry room this morning at a central valley apartment building, according to the Clark County Fire Department. Nobody was injured.
Firefighters responded shortly ...
Police: Suspect in stabbing in custody following standoff
Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
Police were involved in a standoff this morning for nearly six hours with a man refusing to come out of a home after beating his girlfriend and stabbing a friend, according to Metro Police. The man was eventually taken ...

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