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New Homes Go Up In Flames

A group of new homes under construction near Russell Road and Hollywood Blvd, went up in flames overnight. Clark County fire crews were called to the scene about 3:30 this morning. Several of the partially built homes were destroyed in the fire.

Fatal Crash Involving A Police Vehicle

One person is dead after being involved in a crash with a Metro police cruiser. The person crashed into the rear of the police vehicle near Las Vegas Blvd and Serene. The officer suffered minor injuries in the crash.

High School Teams Involved In Football Game Fight, Punished

The fight that broke out at the Canyon Springs - Basic High Schools football game last Friday has resulted in both teams forfeiting that game. Each team will also forfeit it's next game according to the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association. Police had to use pepper spray to break up the fight.

No Pot Lounges In Clark County, For Now

Officials with authority over the Las Vegas Strip on Tuesday decided to wait until the city of Denver approves the nation’s first marijuana club before they further discuss licensing and regulating pot lounges in Sin City. Nevada launched legal sales of recreational pot on July 1, and there’s been heavy demand from tourists. But the…

Woman Injured In Shooting

A woman was shot and injured last night, while in her apartment. Las Vegas Metro Police say 2 women jumped onto the balcony of the woman's apartment at the Casa Vegas Condos on Vegas Valley Drive near Maryland Parkway. They then fired several shots through the sliding glass door hitting the woman. She was taken…

Small Earthquake Hits Southern California

A small earthquake with an epicenter just outside Los Angeles has gotten people in southern California talking on social media. The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-3.6 quake hit at about 11:20 Monday night. Its epicenter was about 3.6 miles northwest of Westwood. While the quake wasn't big enough to cause much damage, the USGS…

Gambler Wins $250K On 5 Team Parlay

A bettor at an MGM Resorts sportsbook hit a 5-team parlay Monday night, netting $250,000 on his $8500 bet. The unidentified bettor hit the first four legs on Sunday when the Ravens, Patriots, Chiefs and Raiders all covered as favorites. Last night the bettor had Detroit on the money line and the Lions won outright.…

MGM Resorts International Launches Campaign Focused On Entertainment Side Of It's Business

MGM Resorts International has launched a corporate campaign with a goal of showing its force within the entertainment industry, ending the notion that it is only a casino-operating company. The campaign debuted during the Emmy Awards Sunday. It highlights the array of entertainment options offered by the Las Vegas-based company, including award-winning shows, top-rated restaurants,…

Nevada State Lawmaker Announces Candidacy For NV Secretary of State

A first-term Nevada state lawmaker from Las Vegas says he’ll run as a Democrat next year against the incumbent Republican secretary of state. Assemblyman Nelson Araujo made the announcement Monday in a statement pointing to national political battles over voter identification and access. Araujo quickly followed with endorsements from party leaders including former U.S. Sen.…

24 Indicted For "Staging" Crashes On Las Vegas Roads

Nevada’s top state prosecutor says 24 people have been indicted in a scheme alleging they staged car crashes and filed about $500,000 worth of fraudulent insurance claims in Las Vegas. Attorney General Adam Laxalt said Monday the 68-count indictment filed last Thursday in Clark County District Court represents the largest multi-defendant case in the history…