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Infant apparently escapes injury when car strikes stroller
Thursday, May 9, 2013
A child riding in a stroller who was struck by a car Thursday appears to have escaped injury. The child’s mother was pushing the stroller about 1:40 p.m. when the vehicle hit the stroller, throwing the child onto the ground, said Officer Laura Meltzer, a Metro Police spokeswoman.
Power back on in far western valley
Thursday, May 9, 2013
A power outage that began about noon Thursday near South Hualapai Way and West Flamingo Road left 1,500 customers without power for about two hours.
Soldering could have sparked apartment fire near UNLV
Thursday, May 9, 2013
A fire early Thursday morning caused about $20,000 damage to an apartment near UNLV.
Man identified, Interstate 15 south of Las Vegas reopened after fatal crash
Thursday, May 9, 2013
A man driving a pickup truck was killed early this morning when he lost control and was thrown from his vehicle on Interstate 15 south of Las Vegas. The accident was reported at 3:56 a.m. on I-15 between St. Rose Parkway and Jean.
Mother, 2 sons among those killed in wrong-way crash
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A mother and two sons were among four people killed Sunday when a car driving the wrong way on U.S. 95 in Nye County slammed into their van.
Metro Police motorcycle officer in hospital after crash
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A Metro Police motorcycle traffic officer who collided with a vehicle today was transported to University Medical Center in serious condition. The wreck happened about 1:40 p.m. at Durango Drive and Summerlin Parkway, Metro Officer Laura Meltzer said.
Court document details alleged neglect that led to 12-year-old's death in 2012
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A biological mother’s suspicions about her 12-year-old son’s death a year ago triggered an investigation that last month resulted in the boy’s stepmother being charged with murder. Kalinda W. Mercado was charged April 19 in Las Vegas Justice Court with murder in the Feb. 4, 2012, death of Emmanuel Mercado.
Moped rider critically injured in crash with truck
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A man riding a moped was hit by a truck and trapped underneath the vehicle Wednesday morning at Del Ray Avenue and Torrey Pines Drive.
Crash on I-15 near Spring Mountain has traffic snarled
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Two people were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Wednesday morning after a crash that halted traffic on Interstate 15 near Spring Mountain Road.
Pedestrian struck by cab outside of marked crosswalk
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A man suffered severe injuries early Wednesday morning when he was hit by a cab while crossing the street outside a marked crosswalk.
Pedestrian hit by motorcycle in critical condition
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A motorcycle hit a pedestrian early Wednesday morning near Flamingo Road and Koval Lane, sending the pedestrian and the motorcyclist to the hospital.
Electrical wiring causes fire at North Las Vegas plant
Monday, May 6, 2013
A fire Sunday at a glass recycling plant that sent flames 50 feet into the sky was caused by electrical wiring, North Las Vegas Fire Department officials said.
Weeks after tragic crash, Egg and I restaurant welcomes back regulars
Monday, May 6, 2013
As the morning regulars once again enjoyed breakfast on the patio at the Egg and I, several large boulders sat between them and the cars zipping by on Sahara Avenue. The landscaping boulders were strategically placed before the restaurant’s reopening today to prevent a repeat of last month’s tragedy in which a car launched onto the patio and into the side of the building, seriously injuring 10 people. This morning, there was no trace of the damage from the April 1 crash.
No word on injuries after man in wheelchair hit by car
Monday, May 6, 2013
A man in a motorized wheelchair was taken to the hospital after he was hit by a car this morning.
Four killed when wrong-way driver crashes into van
Monday, May 6, 2013
Four people were killed Sunday night on U.S. 95 in Nye County in a head-on collision that engulfed both vehicles in flames.
Fire breaks out in bathroom of home in Las Vegas
Monday, May 6, 2013
A fire broke out early today around a bathroom exhaust fan and spread into the attic of a Las Vegas home before firefighters put it out.
Cheering crowd greets World War II veterans returning from trip to D.C.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
On Sunday, well-wishers joined in droves to thank Jerry Countess, 92, and his fellow veterans for the price they paid to fight for America in World War II. “Look at all these people,” said Countess, 92, his voice raised. “Look at all the work these people put in.”
Man killed after car hits tree and splits in two
Thursday, May 2, 2013
A man riding in a 2002 Honda Civic was killed early Thursday morning when the car spun out of control and split in two after smashing into a tree. The car was traveling north on Camino Eldorado Road about 4:30 a.m. when the driver lost control.
Fire causes $1 million damage at Las Vegas medical building
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
A medical building near Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center caught fire this morning, sending smoke and flames shooting from the roof as employees scrambled for safety, officials said.
High winds spur worries of wildfires, respiratory troubles
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Conditions in the region have prompted officials to issue a wildfire warning and an air-quality advisory for Wednesday and into Thursday.
Vegas-based leader in multimillion-dollar drug ring sentenced to prison
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A Las Vegas man thought to be one of the kingpins of a multistate, multimillion-dollar drug-trafficking operation is on his way to federal prison, federal prosecutors in Portland, Ore., announced Tuesday.
Cross-country relay passes through Las Vegas with goal of raising thousands for MS
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Ashley Kumlein ran across the country in 2010 to help raise money for and awareness of multiple sclerosis, a disease that has afflicted her mother for 30 years. Now Kumlein, 28, has her own nonprofit organization, MS Run the US, which has gathered 15 runners to complete the same feat she accomplished alone.
Man dies after midday shooting in Las Vegas
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A man died Monday from apparent gunshot wounds after he was found wounded in the 1000 block of Third Street, just north of Charleston Boulevard, Metro Police said.
Report: Metro officer asked for forgiveness when he reported shooting wife, child
20-plus-year veteran turned gun on himself in January slayings at Boulder City home
Monday, April 29, 2013
Metro Police Lt. Hans Walters placed a call to emergency dispatchers in the early morning hours of Jan. 21 to report he had just killed his wife and son, had set their Boulder City house on fire and was about to kill himself.
Coroner ID’s victim in Sunday fatal stabbing
Monday, April 29, 2013
A woman killed in a Sunday stabbing has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Shanna Ralston, 44, of Las Vegas.
Gun enthusiasts from across the country take their best shot in Las Vegas
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The 12-gauge shotgun is loaded, resting easily on her shoulder, trained on a target. Lena Miculek is ready. She’s just waiting for the word, the signal from the range officer.
Knee-replacement advances help Hall of Famer gain his pain-free wish
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Hall of Famer Tom Mack had become used to dealing with injury during his NFL career, but this was different. Basic tasks — such as playing golfing, walking and even driving — became painful. The 69-year-old Henderson resident began searching for a doctor who could make him pain-free.
Quilt panels keep memories of Nevada's AIDS victims alive
Friday, April 26, 2013
Panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt have made their way to Southern Nevada. Three of the quilt's panels honoring those from Southern Nevada who have died from HIV/AIDS are on display through the end of the month at the headquarters of Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN), 1120 Almond Tree Lane, Las Vegas. Hours at the office are 8 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. The NAMES Project Foundation, an Atlanta-based organization founded in 1987, is the caretaker of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, a continually growing patchwork of names designed to humanize the devastation and threat of AIDS and bring public attention to the epidemic.
Ex-high school coach convicted of sexual exploitation of player
Thursday, April 25, 2013
A former Silverado High School softball coach faces up to 30 years in prison after being convicted of the sexual exploitation of a minor, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. Albert Silva Hernandez Jr., 44, was convicted Wednesday of eight counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.
Coroner ID’s man killed in construction accident
Thursday, April 25, 2013
A man killed Wednesday when he was hit by a drainage pipe at a construction site has been identified as 60-year-old William Paul Little, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
Bomb disposal unit investigates suspicious package after crash
Thursday, April 25, 2013
A rollover crash early Thursday halted traffic when officers found a suspicious package in the vehicle, Metro Police said.
Police: Upset he couldn't see pastor, man drives car through church
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
A man upset with officials at Central Christian Church in Henderson broke windows outside the church this morning, then drove his car through an entrance and into the building's interior, Henderson Police reported. The brief melee caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage, police and church officials said. A security system alerted police, who arrived within five minutes of the alarm and arrested Kevin M. Wilson, 51, Las Vegas, at the scene, according to Keith Paul, Henderson Police spokesman.
Police: Black powder at Henderson home posed little danger
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
A bomb squad was dispatched to a Henderson home Tuesday after police responding to a report of a suicidal man found a bottle filled with black powder that had been removed from a number of bullets, authorities said.
OSHA investigating construction-related fatality in Las Vegas
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
A man was killed in a construction-related accident Tuesday morning when a pipe rolled over him, Metro Police Officer Lawrence Hadfield said.
Girl, 8, killed in Lake Havasu boating accident
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
An 8-year-old girl was killed in a boating accident Monday during a family outing on Lake Havasu in Arizona after she fell from the boat and was struck by the propeller, authorities said.
Metro Police search for suspects in armed robbery
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Metro Police are searching for two men wanted in the robbery of a store at gunpoint last month.
National Weather Service warns of fire hazard at Lake Mead
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
A Red Flag fire warning for Lake Mead will remain in effect through 5 p.m. today, as high winds and low humidity create conditions conducive for wildfires, the National Weather Service said.
Man dies at scene of crash on 215 Beltway
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
A 28-year-old Las Vegas man was killed early Tuesday when the car he was driving hit a concrete barrier, the Nevada Highway Patrol reported.
Broncos safety's $15 in late craps bets costs him $1,000 in forfeited bail; criminal charges dismissed
Monday, April 22, 2013
Charges that Denver Broncos safety Quinton Carter cheated at a craps game in March at a locals casino were dismissed Monday, his attorney said.
Coroner ID's man killed in parking lot shooting
Monday, April 22, 2013
A 40-year-old Las Vegas man killed in a shooting Friday night was identified Monday as Dale Allen Borero, the Clark County Coroner’s Office reported.
Fire warning issued as wind gusts up to 50 mph predicted
Monday, April 22, 2013
The National Weather Service issued a fire warning today for the Lake Mead National Recreation Area because of high winds and low humidity.
Police use pepper spray to subdue man accused of arson attempt
Sunday, April 21, 2013
A man was taken into custody Sunday morning after police say he lit a phone book on fire and tried to burn down a home in northeast Las Vegas.
Motorcyclist critically injured in rear-end crash
Sunday, April 21, 2013
A man riding a motorcycle was critically injured Sunday morning when he hit the back of a Honda CR-V that had been stopped at a red light.
Police seek blue Cadillac after slaying in Fremont Street parking lot
Sunday, April 21, 2013
One man was killed during a Friday night gunfight in a parking lot in the 2800 block of Fremont Street, Metro Police said.
Body recovered from Lake Mead identified as drowned airman
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The body recovered Wednesday from Lake Mead has been identified as 28-year-old Air Force Staff Sgt. Antonio Tucker, the National Park Service announced Thursday. A Las Vegas search and recovery group had been looking for Tucker, who officials believed drowned in June 2012.
1 person injured in fire in motor home
Thursday, April 18, 2013
One person was injured in an early morning fire in a motor home near Charleston and Hollywood boulevards, the Clark County Fire Department reported.
Las Vegas Aids Walk sets records for attendance, money raised
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Las Vegas Aids Walk hit records for fundraising and attendance Sunday, as more than 12,000 supporters raised $471,000.
Divers searching for missing man find body at Lake Mead
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Divers searching for a 28-year-old Air Force airman believed to have drowned last year found a body in Lake Mead on Wednesday, according to the National Park Service.
Training exercise to simulate armed attack at Las Vegas malls
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Police and firefighters will conduct a counter-terrorism training exercise tonight simulating an attack by armed assailants at two malls on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Red Flag fire warning issued for Las Vegas Valley
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
High winds and low humidity have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Red Flag fire warning for the Las Vegas Valley.

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