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Charges filed against high school softball coach accused of having sex with player
Friday, June 1, 2012
Formal charges were filed today against a Silverado High School softball coach accused of having sex with a player on the team.
Mayweather trades spotlight for jail cell as 90-day sentence begins
Friday, June 1, 2012
Donned in gray sweatpants and cloaked under a matching gray hoodie, champion boxer Floyd Mayweather wasn’t late to the gym Friday morning. Instead, he was on his way to court to report for the start of his 90-day sentence for domestic battery. Shortly after 10:45 a.m. the 34-year-old stepped out of a white Cadillac Escalade, his neon-green sneakers touching the hot sidewalk.
More cooling stations available amid excessive heat warning
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Temperatures are expected to reach triple digits Friday, prompting the opening of six additional public cooling stations in Las Vegas.
President Obama to visit UNLV next week, officials confirm
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
President Barack Obama will visit UNLV next week, according to university officials. Obama is expected to be on campus June 7 for an "official event," a White House official said Wednesday. Other details of Obama's trip have not been released.
Club's goal is for members to climb 52 Southern Nevada peaks
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
A gentle, cool wind brushes Rita Wagner’s blond bangs over the age lines on her tanned forehead as she hikes Big Falls at Mount Charleston. It’s a 3 1/2-mile trail with an 800-foot elevation gain that leads hikers to a shimmering waterfall.
For Wagner, 73, it’s an easy hike; she pays no attention to those who say she’s too old for such activity.
Lawyer cut her legal teeth as teen in county’s unique Trial By Peers program
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Justice seems to pump through the veins of Alexis Brown, a Las Vegas native who has been “practicing” law since she was 13. Brown, 29, is a lawyer with the Fennemore Craig legal firm and traces her love of the law to her childhood. Among her youthful experiences, Brown was involved with Clark County’s Trial By Peers, a program established in 1993 that enables middle and high school students to represent and prosecute teens accused of petite crimes, such as shoplifting or truancy.
Dealership learns that Michael Vick, in town for youth event, remains a lightning rod
Saturday, May 26, 2012
An act of goodwill has enraged Findlay Toyota’s Facebook audience to a point where the car dealership’s marketing department shut down its promotional page. The target of the backlash is Philadelphia Eagle Michael Vick, who met with fans Friday night at the Henderson dealership.
While investigating crash, Metro officer struck by suspected drunken driver
Friday, May 25, 2012
A Metro Police officer investigating a crash in the east Las Vegas Valley was hit in the right leg by a passing pickup truck.
Inmate release part of new North Las Vegas plan to reduce jail staffing
Friday, May 25, 2012
North Las Vegas released 70 inmates from its jail Thursday, part of a plan to reduce the size of the facility brought on by a rash of correctional officers calling in sick last weekend, a city official said Friday.
Public's help sought in locating missing northwest valley teen
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Metro Police is asking the public’s assistance in locating a 15-year-old girl who they say went missing early Thursday morning in northwest valley. Illiana Zamora was last seen around 5 a.m. in the area of Farm and Fort Apache roads, police said.
Woman, 85, critically injured in crash after running red light, police say
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
An 85-year-old woman is in critical condition Wednesday night after she ran a red light and crashed into another car, according to Metro Police.
ROTC adviser arrested in sexual assault of student
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
A high school ROTC adviser arrested Wednesday is accused of sexually assaulting a student. Douglas Young, 49, of Las Vegas faces a felony charge of sexual misconduct with a student and was booked at the Clark County Detention Center, Metro Police said.
Drug-trafficking nets federal prison time for 'Border Brothers' member
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
A 46-year-old man living unlawfully in Las Vegas and a member of the drug-trafficking organization known as the Border Brothers was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in federal prison, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
Fatality victim in Tuesday crash identified
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The 43-year-old man who died Tuesday when his Jeep rolled over on U.S. 95 near Rancho Drive has been identified as Jose Lamela, the Nevada Highway Patrol said today.
Woman in wheelchair struck by car
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
A woman in a wheelchair was hospitalized Wednesday after being hit by a vehicle while she was crossing the street near the intersection of Lake Mead and Decatur boulevards.
Police find body after man admits to slaying
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Metro Police found a body Tuesday near the College of Southern Nevada's Henderson campus after a man walked into the Clark County Detention Center and confessed to a murder.
North Las Vegas apartment fire displaces family of five
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
A family of five was displaced Tuesday after their North Las Vegas apartment building caught fire. Firefighters arrived around 3:11 p.m. at a smoke-filled two-unit, two-story apartment building at 2124 Ellis St., near Lake Mead Boulevard and Belmont Street, according to the North Las Vegas Fire Department.
Metro officer arrested, accused of lewdness with a minor
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Metro Police arrested one of their own today – a 43-year-old Metro officer accused of lewdness with a minor under 14. Officer Garrett Vandereecken was arrested about 3 p.m. at the Clark County Detention Center.
Apartment fire near UNLV leaves one man hospitalized
Monday, May 21, 2012
One man was hospitalized Monday after an apartment building near UNLV caught fire.
Man injured in North Las Vegas house fire
Monday, May 21, 2012
A man suffered minor injuries Monday after a North Las Vegas house caught fire.
Man accused of arson after starting fire in Motel 6 guest room
Sunday, May 20, 2012
A suspect accused of starting a fire in a Motel 6 on Boulder Highway was arrested Saturday night, according the Clark County Fire Department officials.
Firefighters extinguish blaze in east valley
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Firefighters battled a blaze Sunday in a house believed to have been occupied by homeless people. No injuries were reported.
Man arrested after SWAT responds to northwest valley home
Friday, May 18, 2012
One man is in custody after Metro Police and SWAT responded to a domestic disturbance in a northwest Las Vegas Valley home where occupants were barricaded inside the home.
Cement truck drops 8-ton load, closing stretch of U.S. 95
Friday, May 18, 2012
Nevada Highway Patrol shut down a stretch of U.S. 95 for 2 1/2 hours after a cement mixing truck dumped about 8 tons of cement gravel Friday on the roadway.
Motorcyclist, 71, dies after being run over by dump truck
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
A 71-year-old man riding a motorcycle died Wednesday in a hit-and-run collision with a dump truck, according to Metro Police.
Power restored for residents in Mount Charleston area
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Power was restored Wednesday just before 11 p.m. to 1,000 NV Energy customers in the Mount Charleston area.
North Las Vegas slashes budget, clearing way for 200 layoffs
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Emotions were high during a special meeting Tuesday night as the North Las Vegas City Council approved a budget that would call for about 200 police, firefighters and Teamster Union members to lose jobs if concession agreements aren’t made.
Pedestrian killed in possible hit-and-run in east valley
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Metro Police are investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian crash Tuesday night in the east Las Vegas Valley.
9-year-old hit on Summerlin Parkway on-ramp
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
A 9-year-old crossing the Summerlin Parkway on-ramp near Buffalo Drive was hospitalized Tuesday night after being struck by a car, according to Nevada Highway Patrol.
Inventor pitches cigarette butt collector to Las Vegas
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Las Vegas is a cigarette butts Mecca for Ken Beckstead, a California man who recently moved to the valley bringing with him a pointy shaped steel box thoughtfully designed for disposing used cigarettes, though the contraption seems visually more suitable for an alien space craft. However, what Beckstead hopes to do with the discarded smoke sticks is certainly futuristic.
Child struck by car, alert driver avoids tragedy
Friday, May 11, 2012
A 5-year-old girl was taken to the hospital for a head injury Friday night after she ran out into the street and was struck by a car in North Las Vegas.
Police say mother arrested after baby nearly drowns in tub
Friday, May 11, 2012
Metro Police arrested a mother after her 7-month-old baby nearly drowned Friday in a bathtub, authorities said. The mother was arrested on a count of felony neglect and booked at the Clark County Detention Center, police said.
Police searching for shooter at 7-Eleven robbery
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Metro Police are asking the public’s assistant in identifying a suspect who shot a man early Thursday at a 7-Eleven during an attempted robbery.
Man on motorized scooter hit by car, in critical condition
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
A 50-year-old man on a motorized scooter was hit by a vehicle Wednesday near the intersection of Charleston Boulevard and Torrey Pines.
Henderson home sustains $30,000 in fire damage
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
One person suffered from smoke inhalation after a Henderson home caught fire Wednesday causing $30,000 in damage.
Five-vehicle crash sends two Metro officers to hospital
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
wo Metro Police officers were taken to the hospital Wednesday after their patrol car was hit in a five-vehicle crash on Russell Road and Arville Street. The collision happened about 4:28 p.m. on Russell Road and Rogers Street, police said. During the chain reaction, an unmarked police car was rear-ended, police said.
Overturned semi on I-15 blocks traffic north of Lamb Boulevard
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
A semi-truck has overturned Wednesday on northbound Interstate-15 north of Lamb Boulevard, near Nellis Air Force Base.
Jet ski wreck injures two
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Two people were injured when their jet skis collided Tuesday at Lake Mead.
Elderly man dies in $20 mugging
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
An 83-year-old man died from injuries he suffered during an October robbery where a $20 bill was stolen from him, Metro Police said.
Attempted robbery suspects sought by police
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Metro Police are asking the public’s help in solving two separate attempted robberies Sunday, where suspects were armed.
NLV firefighters say no to further concessions, risking major layoffs
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The North Las Vegas firefighters union refused to accept concessions sought by the city Monday and asked city leaders to consider consolidating the department into any of the valley’s other fire departments. Because the union won't accept furloughs and a continued salary freeze, the city intends to lay off 57 firefighters.
Thunderstorm shakes Las Vegas Valley
Monday, May 7, 2012
Lightning danced in the Las Vegas sky on Monday evening as thunder boomed, setting off car alarms in the southern valley.
Strong winds whip through North Las Vegas
Monday, May 7, 2012
North Las Vegas was slammed by wind gusts from 35 to 40 mph Monday, which knocked down an air conditioning unit, cracked a tree in half and caused damage to several businesses.
Woman hit by car while getting into her vehicle
Monday, May 7, 2012
Metro Police are investigating a crash where an elderly woman getting into a parked pickup truck was crushed by a car in the east Las Vegas Valley.
Three people seriously injured in southwest valley crash
Monday, May 7, 2012
Three people were taken to the hospital with serious injuries Monday after an SUV and a car collided in the southwest Las Vegas Valley.
Lives of fallen military members honored at ceremony at Red Rock
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Slow tears formed on the face of Stacy Dinkel while she thought of her nephew, Army Spc. Doug Green, who died in combat Aug. 28 while in Afghanistan.
Woman on oxygen suffers burn while smoking in bed
Saturday, May 5, 2012
A woman on an oxygen tank and smoking in bed was burned Saturday morning, fire officials said.
Investigators: Careless smoking started blaze that caused $750,000 in damage
Friday, May 4, 2012
Fire investigators ruled that careless smoking caused a small plastic container to catch fire and set off Thursday’s apartment complex blaze, which caused $750,000 in damage and displaced 25 people.
Fire near McCarran emits thick, black smoke
Friday, May 4, 2012
Thick, black smoke filled the sky above a commercial building near McCarran International Airport where pellets of cardboard caught fire Friday.
Burned toddler languished without proper medical care, arrest report says
Friday, May 4, 2012
A 2-year-old Las Vegas toddler suffered second- and third-degree burns to nearly 30 percent of his body, including his genitals, and had been deprived of professional medical care for eight days, according to a police report released Friday.

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