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Former Las Vegas Teacher Sentenced

A 48-year-old former Las Vegas kindergarten teacher has been sentenced to 12 1/2 years to life in state prison, but not before telling a judge he still loves the teenage girl he was convicted of kidnapping. Melvyn Perry Sprowson Jr. used his last courtroom appearance to cast his relationship with the girl as consensual. Jurors…

Safe And Sane Fireworks Go On Sale Ahead Of July 4th

Valley firefighters and non-profit organizations are gearing up for one of the busiest weeks of the year, the week preceding the Fourth of July holiday.  Safe-N-Sane fireworks will be approved for sale by non-profit organizations and can be used by individuals beginning  Wednesday June 28 until 11:59 PM Tuesday, July 4.  Because of the unusual…

Boy Who Nearly Drowned At Cowabunga Bay Has Died

A boy who nearly drowned at a Nevada water park has died. Eight-year-old Daquan Bankston, who was found unresponsive last Sunday at the wave pool at Cowabunga Bay, died late Friday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family,” water park officials said in a statement. “Our utmost concern is the safety and enjoyment of all our…

Brian Head Fire Still Burning

Better weather conditions have limited the growth of a wildfire in Utah that has prompted the evacuation of 1,500 people from hundreds of homes and cabins. In a statement, Incident Commander Tim Roide says Sunday was ``a good day for firefighters, who were able to have success securing areas of particular concern, including the many…

2 Killed Over Dominoes Game

Two people are dead after a shooting inside a home near Walnut and Craig, Sunday night. According to Metro Police, the shooting stemmed from an argument over a game of dominoes. During the fight, the suspect went to his car, got his gun and shot the 3 others. Two people died, a third is hospitalized.…

50 Displaced By Apartment Fire

  About 50 people have been impacted by a fire at the Charleston Garden Apartments on Charleston and Nellis. The fire was confined to 2 upstairs apartments and was quickly knocked down by firefighters. There was water and smoke damage to other units. The Red Cross is assisting.

Suspect Arrested In Stolen SUV At Cosmopolitan

Las Vegas police say they have arrested the suspect who barricaded himself for about four hours inside a stolen SUV at the Cosmopolitan casino-hotel parking garage in the heart of the Strip. The male suspect surrendered without incident about 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Las Vegas police Lt. Mark Lourenco said. He now faces felony charges, including…

Brian Head Fire Grows

A southern Utah wildfire has grown more, reaching 62.7 square miles by Saturday night. The fire near the town of Brian Head is 8 percent contained and has destroyed at least 13 homes, fire officials said. About 1,000 firefighters and support personnel are battling the blaze, which started June 17 by someone using a torch…

Barricade Situation Underway At Cosmopolitan

Las Vegas Metro Police are the scene of a barricade situation taking place at the Cosmopolitan Resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Police were called for a stolen vehicle around 9:30 a.m. They found the vehicle in question in the garage but the man inside is refusing to come out of the car. SWAT has…