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PD: Burglary turns into shooting at home in southeast valley

Metro Police investigated a shooting in the southeast part of the valley Thursday afternoon.

It happened near the intersection of Mountain Vista Street and E. Viking Road.

Metro said it all started as a burglary call to a home in the 4500 block of E. Viking Road. Police said a property manager was called after a locksmith called the property manger to tell him someone was inside the house.

When the property manager arrived, he noticed someone in the back yard.

Officers said the property manager got into a struggle with the suspected burglar and shot him.

There's no word on anyone's condition.

This is a developing story. Stay with 8 News NOW on-air at 4, 5, and 6 p.m. for the latest.

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Person hospitalized following shooting near Cambridge and Twain

One person was transported to Sunrise Hospital following a shooting near Cambridge Street and Twain Avenue, according to police.

Metro said the shooting happened around 5:40 p.m. in the 3600 block of Cambridge St.

The condition of the victim wasn't released. There wasn't any other information released.

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Man, child hit by vehicle, S. Lamb and E. Wyoming closed to traffic

A man and a child were hit by a car on Lamb Boulevard Thursday, according to Metro Police.

It happened around 2:08 p.m. near the intersection of S. Lamb Boulevard and E. Wyoming Avenue. This area is closed to traffic.

Both the man and the child were taken to University Medical Center.

The child, who police think is between the age of three and five years old, received critical injuries. The condition of the man is unknown... Read More

White House considers Nevada Gov. Sandoval for Supreme Court

The White House is considering Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada as a possible nominee to the Supreme Court, two people familiar with the process said Wednesday.

The nomination of a Republican would be seen as an attempt by President Barack Obama to break the Senate GOP blockade of any of his choices. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said his 54-member GOP caucus is opposed to holding confirmation hearings or vote on Obama's pick, insisting that the choice rests with the next president.

The officials declined to be named because they weren't authorized to speak publicly.

Mari St. Martin, Sandoval's communications director, said Wednesday that the governor hasn't been contacted by the White House.

"Neither Gov. Sandoval nor his staff has been contacted by or talked to the Obama administration regarding any potential vetting for the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court," she said... Read More

Police K-9 recovering after suspect allegedly stabbed him

A police dog is recovering at an animal hospital after being stabbed in the head multiple times.

Metro Police's K-9, Nicky, was hurt when he was assisting an officer during a standoff situation near E. Desert Inn and S. Maryland Parkway Friday morning.

The standoff with the suspect started Thursday night and lasted until late Friday morning. Residents in the neighborhood were even forced from their homes.

Sunny Louthi was one of the neighbors who called police after hearing a commotion in her apartment complex near Desert Inn and Maryland Parkway.

"We're hearing somebody yell, 'help, help me,' you know what i mean," said Louthi? "He yelled it a few times."

When officers arrived at the apartment complex shortly before nine Thursday night, Metro said they found a broken window in the unit in question.

Police said the suspect inside refused to comply with the officer's demand, so nearby residents were asked to evacuate... Read More

Son arrested for shooting his father

Metro investigated a shooting that occurred near the intersection of Paradise Road and E. Harmon Avenue Tuesday night.

According to Metro Police, it all stemmed from an argument between a father and son.

Officers said the son shot the father three times.

The father was taken to the hospital. He's expected to survive.

The son was arrested... Read More

Wallet relief: Gas prices drop around the country

U.S. gas prices are at their lowest levels since 2009, according to GasBuddy.com.

Gas prices have continued their decline, falling below $1.80 per gallon which is low, but there's room for gas prices to continue to decline due to a weak seasonal demand.

According to GasBuddy.com's research, $1.79 a gallon, February's start at the pump is the cheapest February start since 2004. In the state of Nevada, we're averaging about $2.28 a gallon which is still pretty cheap, but nowhere near the middle states, averaging as low as $1.21 in some areas.

Other states still averaging over $2 a gallon:

Oregon ($2.01)

New York ($2.05)

Washington ($2.16)

Alaska ($2.39)

California ($2.58)

Hawaii ($2.63)

So what's causing the low gas prices?

Gas Buddy says while the price of crude oil has rebounded, high gasoline supply has so far prevented widespread increases in gas prices... Read More