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2 hurt, gunman sought in overnight shooting

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Metro Police say 2 people are recovering after a shooting in the northwest part of the valley.

The Department says it happened around 2:30 Sunday morning, at a home near Gowan and Durango.

A woman and man were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. LVMPD says one person has been arrested in connection to the shooting, and at least one more remains at large.

At this time, Metro Police have not released any description of the gunman, or said what led to the shooting. ... Read More

Worker injured, rescued at MSG Sphere construction site

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Fire Department Technical Rescue Team assisted in rescuing a construction worker trapped in a large ditch at the site of the MSG Sphere.

CCFD says around 9:30 a.m., they responded to a report of a construction worker who was injured at the MSG Sphere construction site near the intersection of Koval Lane and Sands Avenue.

Upon arrival, fire personnel found the injured worker located in a sub-grade workspace. The worker had fallen approximately 20 feet and received non-life threatening injuries. ... Read More

Books not bets: Reno Circus Circus hotel-casino to serve as UNR dorm

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Officials at the University of Nevada, Reno knew it was a bit of a gamble when they agreed to lease a downtown Reno casino hotel tower for a year and turn it into a college dormitory.

They expected some criticism but had less than six weeks to find rooms for 1,300 students after a July 5 gas explosion shut down their two biggest residence halls.

But with fall classes beginning Monday, school officials say there’s been less pushback than anticipated to the unorthodox arrangement with Eldorado Resorts’ Circus Circus, a half-mile from the main campus.

As of Friday, only 19 students remained on the list requesting reassignment from what’s now called “Wolf Pack Tower.”

Thirty of the 89 students who originally wanted out have changed their minds. About 40 have requested transfers in, and the list is growing... Read More

LVMPD identifies off-duty officer wounded in Aug. 21 shooting

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The off-duty officer wounded in the Aug. 21 shooting near the intersection of Sunking Street and Dole Avenue has been identified as Detective Austin Bone.

The shootout occurred in a neighborhood near Decatur Boulevard and Gowan Road, according to Metro Capt. Nichole Splinter.

Capt. Splinter said one person turned and pointed a gun at officer Bone, there was an exchange of gunfire and Bone was hit.

Three of the suspects were located inside a car in downtown Las Vegas, near Fremont Street. Two had been shot, but police could not immediately update their conditions.

Detective Bone is 33 years old and has been employed with the LVMPD since September 2009.

Detective Bone is assigned to the Convention Center Area Command, Tourist Safety Division. He has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of this incident. ... Read More

2 dead, 5 critical in bus crash near Carlin, Nevada

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — On Aug. 24 at approximately 6:35 a.m., the Nevada Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash on State Route 766 approximately 6 miles north of Carlin, Nevada. 

Preliminary investigation indicates a Pilot Thomas semi tractor trailer was traveling southbound on State Route 766 in a curve. A Coach USA bus with 21 occupants was traveling northbound on State Route 766.  For unknown reasons, the driver of the Commercial Motor Vehicle allowed the truck to cross the centerline and collide head on with the bus. 

After impact, the Coach USA bus came to rest on its wheels facing north with the front of the bus partially off the right dirt shoulder.  After impact, the Commercial Motor Vehicle came to rest on its wheels facing south on the right dirt shoulder. 

As a result of this crash, there were two fatalities. One was a passenger on the Coach USA bus, and the other was the driver of the Commercial Motor Vehicle. ... Read More

Nevada governor urges deal; teachers stop strike planning

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada teachers union has paused teacher strike preparations in the Clark County School District following a news conference from the state governor.

Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak urged the school district Friday to reach a deal with its teachers to avoid a strike.

Sisolak says the district came to legislators multiple times with different funding estimates, but never requested money for the professional development program created in 2016.

Officials say participants were told they could collect a $5,400 salary increase after completing three years of professional development. More than 2,500 teachers participated.

District officials say it’s offering a one-time payment over $5,000 to all employees who qualify, if they can find the funds and the program is replaced.

The union says a Sept. 10 district-wide teacher strike is still on the table... Read More

5 people taken into custody after 6-hour barricade near Tropicana, Grand Canyon

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police say a barricade situation that started at 4 a.m. near Tropicana Avenue and Grand Canyon Road has come to a peaceful conclusion.

According to the LVMPD, two suspects fired shots at a victim in the area of Fort Apache and Desert Inn roads at some point last night. Patrol located the suspects shortly after inside of a home in the 9700 block of Villa Lorena.

The suspects refused to come out of the house, so they began treating it as a barricade situation. Around 10:30 a.m., five people were removed from the home without incident and taken into custody.

Police have identified one of those suspects as the alleged shooter. ... Read More