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34 degrees? Winter weather will chill Las Vegas to start 2011
Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010
When the clock strikes midnight to ring in 2011, the thermometer will be near 34. New Year's Eve revelers celebrating the new year on Las Vegas' biggest night will be in for a chill, according to the National Weather Service.
Las Vegas sees Friday freeze on coldest day of 2010
Friday, Nov. 26, 2010
Thousands of Black Friday shoppers waiting for bargains braved more than long lines. This morning also had the distinction of being the coldest day of 2010, the National Weather Service said.
Morning lows in Las Vegas hover near freezing mark
Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010
A deep freeze gripping the West sent temperatures plummeting across the Las Vegas Valley this holiday morning as some locations dropped below the freezing mark.
Feds probe cause of fatal plane crash on residential street
Monday, Sept. 6, 2010
Federal investigators were working late Monday to determine what caused a small aircraft to crash into a south valley neighborhood, killing one person and badly injuring three others.
Election chief expects 25 percent turnout in Clark County
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Clark County's election chief said this afternoon he expects about 75,000 voters to cast a ballot in Clark County today, which would translate into a turnout of about 25 percent for the primary election.
Henderson Police: 6 officers fired shots, killing armed woman
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Henderson Police say six officers fatally shot a woman Monday night in an upscale neighborhood after two suspects sped toward officers in a car stolen at gunpoint. Authorities responded at about 8 p.m. to the MacDonald Highlands community.
Number of visitors to Las Vegas dropped 3 percent last year
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010
The number of visitors to Las Vegas declined by 3 percent last year when compared to 2008.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said the city had 36,351,469 visitors last year.
New homeowners displaced after fire causes $750,000 in damage
Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010
A house fire caused about $750,000 in damage early Saturday in the western valley, destroying the home about a week after a couple had moved in. Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded at 12:19 a.m. to the report of a fire in the Canyon Gate subdivision at 2132 Bay Hill Drive, which is northeast of the intersection of Fort Apache Road and Sahara Avenue.
Man, 20, arrested in double fatal crash in northeast valley
Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010
A man was arrested late Friday in connection with felony reckless driving after his pickup truck went through a red light and struck a car in the northeast valley, killing its two occupants, Metro Police said.
LV visitor numbers increase for second straight month
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009
Las Vegas saw more visitors in October than it did in the same month a year ago, marking the second consecutive month of a year-over-year increase. The LVCVA reported that 3,153,159 people visited Las Vegas in October.
2 OK after Metro responds to report of stranded hikers
Monday, Dec. 7, 2009
Metro Police sent a team to rescue two hikers who called for help Monday in wintry weather atop a peak at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
Woman, 24, killed in crash with suspected drunken driver ID'ed
Monday, Nov. 30, 2009
A 24-year-old woman who died after a collision with a motorist allegedly driving under the influence on Sunday has been identified. The Clark County Coroner's Office said Angela Nichole Peterson of Las Vegas died from several traumatic injuries after a pickup truck collided with her Pontiac Sunfire about 1:13 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Flamingo Road.
Binion's to close all 365 rooms, lay off 100 workers
Monday, Nov. 30, 2009
Binion's Gambling Hall & Hotel in downtown Las Vegas will close a 365-room hotel tower on Dec. 14 and lay off about 100 workers. Spokeswoman Lisa Robinson said the decision was made as a result of the economic downturn, which has decreased occupancy at the property and other hotels across the Las Vegas Valley. Binion's also will close the Binion's Original Coffee Shop and discontinue keno.
Man, 18, arrested for DUI in crash that kills woman, 24
Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009
An 18-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested in connection with driving under the influence this morning after a crash that left a 24-year-old woman dead. Metro Police responded at 1:13 a.m. to the crash at the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Flamingo Road.
Weather system brings rain in valley, snow in mountains
Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009
Light rain that made its way into Clark County on Saturday night was expected to be short-lived as the weather system moves south of Nevada on Sunday.
Police arrest 2 more in fatal shooting of Metro officer
Investigators say they've likely recovered the weapon used in shooting
Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009
North Las Vegas Police arrested two more teenagers Sunday in the death of a Metro Police officer killed last week at his North Las Vegas home. Quadrae Scott and Emmitt Ferguson, both 18, of North Las Vegas, were booked into the North Las Vegas Detention Center at about 8:15 p.m. Sunday. North Las Vegas Police on Sunday evening also announced that investigators believe they have recovered the gun used to fatally shoot Officer Trevor Nettleton early Thursday morning at his home.
Injured teen charged in man's death after homemade bomb blast
Monday, Nov. 9, 2009
A 17-year-old boy recovering from injuries related to a pipe bomb blast was charged Monday with the death of a 44-year-old man killed in the same northeast valley blast. Metro Police responded Saturday night to the blast.
Toddler dies after driver accidentally backs over him
Monday, Nov. 2, 2009
A man accidentally ran over a toddler boy Sunday night in an east valley neighborhood after the boy entered the path of a car being moved to a residential street.
Man dies in parking lot shooting at apartment complex
Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009
A 40-year-old man was shot to death Saturday evening in the parking lot of his apartment complex, Metro Police said.
Suspected drunken driver arrested in relay runner's death
Henderson police identify runner as 33-year-old Jeremy Kunz
Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009
Henderson police have arrested a suspected drunken driver in connection with the death of a relay runner he allegedly struck Saturday morning. The Clark County Coroner's Office on Monday identified the victim as 33-year-old Jeremy Kunz of Kamas, Utah.
3 critically injured after car crosses into oncoming traffic
Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009
Police say an argument between two people in a car might have contributed to the driver losing control and crashing into two other vehicles Sunday in North Las Vegas, leaving three people in critical condition.
Man swimming to rescue daughter drowns in Lake Mohave
Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009
A Southern California man drowned Sunday in Lake Mohave while trying to swim to his daughter, whose inflatable raft was being blown by the wind.
Decline in Las Vegas visitor numbers eases in July
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009
A downward trend in the number of visitors to Las Vegas showed signs of easing in July. The number of visitors to Las Vegas in July dropped 1.3 percent compared to July 2008, while total occupied room nights held steady.
Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash identified
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009
A woman who was struck and killed on a sidewalk in the eastern Las Vegas Valley this morning has been identified as 60-year-old Mildred Blue of Las Vegas.
Girl, 16, injured in hit, run collision in northwest valley
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009
Metro Police are looking for the driver of a pickup truck that struck a 16-year-old Las Vegas girl in the northwest valley this morning, then left the scene of the collision.
Alleged gunman arrested in death of 8-year-old girl
Monday, Aug. 10, 2009
North Las Vegas Police on Sunday arrested a man suspected of firing a shot that killed an 8-year-old girl in a dispute over drugs. Kenneth Reid, 20, is the second man to be arrested in the death of Savanah Bullins.
Police release sketch of man wanted in sexual assault
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Metro Police released a composite sketch this morning of a man who reportedly robbed and sexually assaulted a woman in May north of downtown Las Vegas.
Las Vegas visitor numbers off 5.8 percent in May
Thursday, July 9, 2009
The number of visitors to Las Vegas dropped 5.8 percent in May compared to a year earlier, according to numbers released Thursday.
Police: Death of woman in burned apartment a homicide
Investigators say the victim died as the result of a stabbing
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Metro Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a burned apartment Tuesday as a homicide, saying she died from a stabbing. Clark County Fire Department spokesman Scott Allison said firefighters responded at 5:15 a.m. to the fire at 5701 Missouri Ave.
Fire burns at Desert Wetlands; red flag warning posted
Monday, July 6, 2009
Strong winds and low humidity levels will combine Tuesday to create an increased risk of fire in the Las Vegas area, forecasters said.
Henderson house fire displaces family of three
Investigators estimate blaze caused about $350,000 in damage
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a blaze that displaced a family of three this morning in Henderson.
Storms dump heavy rain in Clark County
Friday, July 3, 2009
Thunderstorms were popping up in the region this evening, bringing locally heavy rain and severe storms to the region. The National Weather Service said minor flooding is possible in urban areas of central Clark County after a storm dumped heavy rain in the Railroad Pass area.
Metro identifies officer involved in fatal shooting
Friday, July 3, 2009
Metro Police on Friday identified an officer who fatally shot a man Wednesday afternoon in the northwest Las Vegas Valley. Authorities said Officer Jeremy Hendricks, 30, fired at the man after he and another detective tried to question him in connection with another case they were working.
Mother's boyfriend charged in toddler's death
Metro Police traveling to Phoenix to interview two in toddler's death
Sunday, June 14, 2009
The mother of a toddler girl found in a trash bin and the woman's boyfriend have been taken into police custody in Phoenix, Metro Police investigators said Sunday.
Girl, 8, one of two victims in fatal NLV shootings
Saturday, June 13, 2009
A stray bullet fatally struck an 8-year-old girl Friday night in North Las Vegas -- one of two fatal shootings in the city in less than two hours. Investigators said the girl was inside her second-floor apartment when she was struck by a bullet fired from outside the apartment.
Visitor decline shows smallest drop in 11 months
Friday, June 5, 2009
The number of visitors to Las Vegas dropped 2.9 percent in April from the same month last year, but the drop was the smallest year-over-year decline in 11 months.
Police ID officer who shot man armed with screwdriver
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Police have identified the officer who shot a Las Vegas man Saturday evening at a condominium complex in the southwest valley. The officer involved in the shooting that occurred in the 4800 block of south Torrey Pines Drive has been identified as Officer Michael Thiele, who has been with Metro Police since April 2006.
Las Vegas man dies in collision on Lake Mohave
Monday, May 25, 2009
A Las Vegas man died Sunday in a personal watercraft collision on Lake Mohave.
Man shot by officer charged with attempted murder
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Police on Sunday identified a Las Vegas man shot by an officer Saturday evening at a condominium complex in the southwest valley. Authorities said the man rushed "in an aggressive manner" from the door toward the porch outside where officers were standing.
Metro officer involved in two-car collision
Police say two suffered minor injuries after police cruiser ran a red light
Saturday, May 23, 2009
A Metro Police officer and a Las Vegas woman suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash Saturday evening after the police cruiser entered an intersection on a red light, investigators said.
Lamborghini strikes 14-year-old girl crossing street
Girl suffers critical injuries after driver unable to stop
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
A 14-year-old Las Vegas girl walking across a street suffered critical injuries Tuesday evening after she was struck by a Lamborghini in the western Las Vegas Valley, authorities said. Metro Police responded at 6:13 p.m. to the collision near the intersection of Cimarron Road and Tara Avenue.
Teens critically injured in two-vehicle crash
Sunday, May 10, 2009
A partially blocked stop sign in the eastern Las Vegas Valley might be a factor in a crash that left two teenagers fighting for their life Sunday evening, authorities said.
Three shot at North Las Vegas house party
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Two teenagers and a 23-year-old man were shot Friday night at a large house party in North Las Vegas, authorities said. Officers responded at 10:10 p.m. to a report of shots fired in the 200 block of Patriot Sword Avenue. Police arrived to find the three victims suffering from gunshot wounds.
Landlord who died from beating identified
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
A Las Vegas landlord who died from his injuries after a beating in a southeast Las Vegas residence has been identified.
Armed man threatens teller, robs bank
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
A man walked up to the counter of a bank near Nellis Boulevard and Stewart Avenue about noon today and quietly told the teller he had a gun, Metro Police said.
Landlord injured in beating dies from injuries
Monday, May 4, 2009
Metro Police today identified a Las Vegas man suspected of beating his landlord to death in a southeast valley residence on Sunday.
Landlord beaten after man told to leave property
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Metro Police said a man severely beat his landlord Sunday in the eastern valley after being told he needed to leave the property so another tenant could move in.
Unidentified man found beaten near UNLV dies from injuries
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Metro Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man found beaten near UNLV. Authorities said Monday night the man had died as a result of his injuries.
Two who died in Spring Mountain Road crash identified
Monday, April 20, 2009
Two people who were killed in a three-vehicle crash Friday that injured eight others after a driver failed to stop at a stop sign in the western Las Vegas Valley have been identified.
Passenger who died in crash with dump truck identified
Monday, April 20, 2009
A man who was killed in a collision with a 2005 Kenworth dump truck in the southwestern Las Vegas Valley Friday has been identified.

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