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2 big observation wheels planned for Strip, here are 6 others
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Will an amusement park, a new shopping and food district, and a pair of Ferris wheels bring a needed tourism boost to the Strip? Or is Las Vegas just spinning its wheels?
Police: Man who heard 'devils' admitted to killing 6-year-old boy
Friday, May 27, 2011
An 18-year-old man who admitted to hearing voices of “devils” was arrested Thursday after he allegedly suffocated his 6-year-old nephew with a blanket.
Metro officer fatally shoots man after scuffle with police
Friday, May 27, 2011
A Metro Police officer fatally shot a man this morning in the northeast valley after responding to a domestic disturbance. Police responded to reports of the disturbance at 7:33 a.m. on Theresa Avenue.
3 arrested on counts of furnishing drugs without prescription
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Three people were arrested Wednesday after undercover officers bought prescription drugs at a Las Vegas vitamin store, Metro Police said.
Metro Police officer arrested on domestic violence count
Thursday, May 26, 2011
A Metro Police officer was arrested Sunday and placed on paid administrative leave after his ex-wife accused him of strangling her and firing a gun inside his home, a police report said.
Woman killed in single-vehicle crash
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
A 42-year-old woman was killed Wednesday night after crashing a minivan into a pole and a stand of palm trees in the western valley, Metro Police said. Police responded to the incident at Decatur Boulevard and Washington Avenue about 4:45 p.m.
Spotlight shines on Judge Jackie Glass, new host of CBS's 'Swift Justice'
Glass to start as host of Emmy-nominated show in September
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Judge Jackie Glass got a glimpse of what's to come today as she addressed her upcoming departure to CBS's "Swift Justice" in her Clark County drug court full of media cameras.
Las Vegas Judge Jackie Glass taking over for Nancy Grace on TV show 'Swift Justice'
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Step aside, Nancy Grace. Judge Jackie Glass is ready for her close-up. Starting in September, Glass, the Eighth Judicial District Court judge of Clark County, will host CBS’s “Swift Justice,” an Emmy-nominated courtroom program. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Grace, the show’s original host, left because the show relocated from Atlanta to Los Angeles.
Las Vegas ranks No. 1 for men in financial distress
Thursday, May 19, 2011
If you're thinking of coming to Vegas to find a financially secure man, think again.
Teen arrested in slaying of North Las Vegas man
Police seeking second person for questioning
Thursday, May 19, 2011
North Las Vegas Police have arrested a teen in the death of a 20-year-old man found shot Wednesday evening near Carey Avenue and Revere Street.
Clark County population up more than 41 percent over past decade
Strongest increases come in the Asian and Hispanic communities
Thursday, May 19, 2011
The release of new 2010 census data shows continued strong growth in Clark County’s Asian and Hispanic populations, increasing 103 percent and 88 percent, respectively, from 2000 to 2010.
Police in NLV find man dead with gunshot wound
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
North Las Vegas Police were investigating a shooting Wednesday night that left a 20-year-old man dead near Carey Avenue and Revere Street.
Pedestrian dies in collision on Rainbow Boulevard
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Metro Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident Wednesday afternoon that left a 72-year-old pedestrian dead in the western valley.
Police responded at 3:49 p.m. to the accident in the 1600 block of S. Rainbow Boulevard, south of Del Rey Avenue.
2 arrested in theft of iPhones, laptops at Town Square Apple Store
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Five people walked into the Apple Store at Town Square on Tuesday and started brazenly stealing iPhones and laptop computers, but they weren’t counting on plainclothes officers to be waiting outside, Metro Police said.
Toddler boy pulled from North Las Vegas swimming pool dies
Monday, May 16, 2011
A toddler boy pulled from a backyard swimming pool this morning in North Las Vegas died at the hospital, police said. Emergency crews took him to North Vista Hospital, where he died.
Officer involved in Erik Scott shooting indicted on weapons charge
Friday, May 13, 2011
One of three Metro Police officers who shot and killed Erik Scott outside the Summerlin Costco last summer was indicted Friday on a charge of disposing a firearm to a prohibited person.
Police: Man kept dead body for 6 days before burying in vacant lot
Friday, May 13, 2011
A 60-year-old convicted felon was arrested Thursday after police discovered a body in a vacant lot, which the man had kept in his home for six days.
RTC bus passengers hospitalized after minor collision with truck
Friday, May 13, 2011
Metro Police are investigating a collision today involving a double-decker Regional Transportation Commission bus and a semi-tractor trailer that sent passengers to the hospital with minor injuries.
North Las Vegas motorcycle officer suffers serious injuries
Thursday, May 12, 2011
A North Las Vegas police officer was in serious condition at University Medical Center tonight after being involved in a crash at Carey Avenue and Commerce Street, authorities said.
8-year-old pedestrian struck by vehicle near Rancho Drive
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Metro Police were investigating an accident west of downtown Las Vegas that left an 8-year-old boy with serious injuries. Lt. Dan McGrath said alcohol likely wasn't a factor in the incident.
Motorcyclist killed in crash in northeast valley
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The Metro Police fatal unit responded to a motorcycle crash Wednesday evening that left one man dead in the northeast valley. Police responded to Judson Avenue and Sloan Lane at 6:23 p.m. after reports of a motorcycle and vehicle accident.
Henderson man killed Friday in I-15 crash identified
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Officials today identified a Henderson man killed Friday after his SUV overturned on Interstate 15 near Moapa.
2 Colombians indicted in woman's death after botched surgery
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
A Clark County grand jury has indicted two Colombian nationals on second-degree murder charges in the death of a woman after a botched buttocks enhancement surgery.
Police seek two suspects in business robbery
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Metro Police are asking the public’s help in identifying two men suspected of robbing a northeast valley business last month.
Police seek help in finding missing mother, 5 children
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Metro Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a mother and her five children who went missing over the weekend. Nashana Islas, 29, was last seen Saturday in the area of Pecos and Bonanza roads.
Man dies after jump from downtown's El Cortez in apparent suicide
Monday, May 9, 2011
Metro Police said a man apparently committed suicide Monday night by jumping from the 11th floor of the El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas.
Police seek help in search for abducted 3-year-old girl
Monday, May 9, 2011
North Las Vegas Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 3-year-old girl abducted from her foster home Sunday evening.
First coroner's inquest under new rules is set for June 29
Monday, May 9, 2011
A coroner's inquest in the November officer-involved shooting of Benjamin Bowman is scheduled for 8 a.m. June 29 and will be the first inquest to use an ombudsman to represent the decedent’s family. The first step of the revised inquest process, a pre-inquest meeting between parties related to the shooting, was Monday at the Regional Justice Center and ended by setting the date for a second private pre-inquest meeting between the parties. The inquest is open to the public.
Mother, child injured in northwest valley collision
Friday, May 6, 2011
etro Police said a woman was in extremely critical condition Friday evening after her car and an SUV collided in the northwest valley.
Police: Man who fired at TV crew took prescription drugs, had slurred speech
Friday, April 29, 2011
A North Las Vegas man arrested after police say he opened fire Monday night on a reality TV show crew had taken Zoloft and Xanax before the shooting and had slurred speech, according to an arrest report.
Weekend to bring gusty winds, cooler temperatures to Las Vegas
Friday, April 29, 2011
Although today will see normal temperatures for this time of year, strong winds are expected throughout the weekend, accompanied by below-average temperatures on Saturday.
Motorcyclist killed after crashing into wall identified
Friday, April 29, 2011
The Clark County Coroner’s Office today identified a 61-year-old motorcyclist who died Wednesday night after crashing into a block wall in the eastern valley as James Zaro, of Las Vegas.
Pedestrian killed in suspected DUI crash on Strip identified
Friday, April 29, 2011
A pedestrian who died after being hit by a suspected drunken driver shortly after midnight Thursday was identified today as Russell Barnet Fix III. The Clark County Coroner’s Office said Fix, 58, of Las Vegas, died of blunt force injuries of the head, chest and lower extremities.
Company ups reward in slaying of convenience store owner
Thursday, April 28, 2011
United Coin Machine Company announced Thursday that the company will donate $5,000 to increase the reward for information on the slaying of convenience store owner Amanpreet Singh.
Fire damages home, displaces 3 in western valley
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Las Vegas Fire and Rescue responded to multiple 911 calls of a house fire this afternoon that displaced a family of three and caused $75,000 in damage in the western valley.
Man arrested in fatal shooting of 16-year-old in northeast valley
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Metro Police arrested a man Wednesday who allegedly shot and killed 16-year-old Manuel Rios last week in the northeast valley. Will Henry Harlan, 40, of Las Vegas, was charged with murder.
Las Vegas house fire displaces family of 5
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Las Vegas Fire and Rescue responded to a house fire Tuesday in the western valley that displaced a family of five.
Outage cuts power to part of the Strip for 45 minutes
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
A power outage hit the central part of the Las Vegas Strip on Monday night, affecting about 10 customers in the area of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road, NV Energy spokeswoman Jennifer Schuricht said.
Nevadans' well-being ranks high, but so does suicide rate, report finds
Monday, April 25, 2011
According to a new study, if you live in Nevada, there’s a good chance you have a good overall well-being. But that might not necessarily be good for others.
Woman killed when car crashes into overpass wall
Friday, April 22, 2011
A 39-year-old Las Vegas woman was killed Friday night when she drove into the wall of an interstate overpass, Metro Police said. Metro's investigative unit is investigating the crash, which occurred about 8:20 p.m. south on H Street at Bonanza Road.
Second woman, 18, arrested in fatal shooting of cabdriver
Friday, April 22, 2011
Authorities have arrested a second suspect in the March shooting death of a North Las Vegas cabdriver. Metro Police said Felicia Mosley, 18, was arrested April 4 in Orlando, Fla., on charges of conspiracy to commit robbery and murder.
Man dead after double shooting in northeast valley
Thursday, April 21, 2011
A man was killed Thursday night in a double shooting in the northeast valley, Metro Police said. Police responded to the 3500 block of East Lake Mead Boulevard at 8:22 p.m. after multiple reports of a person being shot.
Teen found dead with gunshot wound in NLV identified
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
A young man was found dead Wednesday night in North Las Vegas with at least one gunshot wound, North Las Vegas police said.
Motorcyclist critical after collision with car
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
A North Las Vegas man was in critical condition Wednesday after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car at the intersection of H Street and Washington Avenue, Metro Police said.
Man accused in kidnapping, carjacking faces child porn charge
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
A Henderson man accused of kidnapping a young girl and forcing a Las Vegas cabdriver to drive him and the girl to California is facing federal child pornography charges.
Police fatally shoot man who fired at officer near UNLV
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
A Metro Police officer fatally shot a man who opened fire on him after a car pursuit Tuesday near the UNLV campus, authorities said.
Man shot during North Las Vegas home invasion
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
A 37-year-old North Las Vegas man was shot Monday night and held at gunpoint while a group of young people ransacked his home, police said. The was transported to University Medical Center, where he was treated and later released.
Officer struck in suspected DUI crash still in critical condition
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
A Metro Police officer who was struck by a suspected drunken driver early Thursday is still in critical condition but is making improvements, police said Tuesday.
Man, 20, dies from injuries after ‘car surfing’ in North Las Vegas
Monday, April 18, 2011
A 20-year-old man who fell from the hood of a moving car while apparently "car surfing" Monday night in North Las Vegas has died. The coroner identified him this morning as North Las Vegas resident Matthew Galvin.
School District Police identify officer involved in weekend shooting
Monday, April 18, 2011
Clark County School District police today identified an officer involved in a weekend shooting while he was off-duty as John E. Evans III. The shooting is under investigation by Metro with help from School District Police.

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