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Police investigate suspicious death near downtown

Las Vegas Metro Police are investigating a suspicious death in the area of South City and Grand Central parkways.

According to police, a dead man with a head injury was found by a passerby.

Westbound Grand Central Parkway is closed to traffic... Read More

Firefighters battle blaze near Oakley and Rancho

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue battled a fire at an abandoned house Thursday afternoon.

It started around 12:30 p.m. at 2504 Callita Court near W. Oakley Boulevard and Rancho Drive. When firefighters arrived at the scene, heavy flames and smoke could be seen showing from the attic of a 1-story home.

Firefighters got the bulk of the fire under control and out around 1 p.m.
Two dogs were rescued; no one was hurt.

No word on what caused the fire... Read More

Vacant building near downtown damaged by fire

Las Vegas firefighters battled a blaze in a vacant building near the downtown arts district Thursday morning.

Fire officials say the building had been vacant for more than a year and was in the process of being demolished.

The fire was mostly under control in around 30 minutes.

It's believed the fire may have been started by squatters, but the cause is under investigation.

No injuries were reported... Read More

Police searching for armed suspect after robbing convenience store

Police are searching for an armed suspect after a convenience store was robbed early Wednesday morning, near Rancho Drive and Washington Avenue.

Police say around 12:40 a.m., the suspect entered the store with a semi-automatic firearm and demanded money from the register.

The clerk complied, and moved away from the counter before shots were fired between the suspect and victim.

The suspect fled on foot from the business.

He's described as a man in his 40's, between 5'8 and 5'10 with a medium build wearing a plaid shirt, hooded sweatshirt, and dark pants.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers, (702) 385-5555.... Read More

Victim in double homicide near Washington and H Street identified

The Clark County Coroner's office has identified one of the victims in a double homicide that happened Wednesday night near Washington Avenue and H Street.

The corner said Myron Manghum was one of the victims. The cause of death is still being investigated.

On Wednesday, Metro Police said officers responded to reports of several people who were injured in a shooting in downtown Las Vegas.

When officers arrived, they said they found a man and a woman shot to death inside a home.

Investigators believe two male suspects started arguing about drugs with three other people inside the home, and that led to the shooting which also injured another man.

A total of three people were shot; one man and one woman were killed.

According to Metro, the third victim got away from the shooting and was found with gunshot wounds on both hands a few blocks away near McWilliams Avenue and H Street... Read More

Program gives extra training to teachers to improve under-performing schools

Local community groups are working together to help improve under-performing schools in the Clark County School District, and they're turning to teachers to get it done.

The program is called Lead Nevada Academy, and it will provide leadership skills for teachers who have demonstrated success in the classroom. The goal of the program is to take the success and expand its reach beyond classroom walls.

More than 18,000 teachers work for the Clark County School District.

"My senior year teachers, they actually helped me out a lot," said Justice Santiago, a student. "I'm about to graduate, so they're really trying to push us to graduate."

In Lead Nevada Academy six teachers will be selected to undergo what is described as nine-months of 'intensive training.'... Read More

Metro: Man found dead on sidewalk was victim of homicide

Metro Police says a man who was found dead on a sidewalk last week was the victim of a homicide.

The victim, 24-year-old Jared Medina, was found dead at the intersection of Lexington Street and Lawry Avenue near W. Lake Mead and N. MLK Boulevard on Jan. 5. Police said when officers and paramedics arrived at the scene, they found that Medina was unresponsive, but it didn't look like he had suffered any trauma.

Metro said they thought Medina died of a possible overdose. Medina was taken to the Clark County Coroner's Office, and an autopsy was completed on Jan. 6.

According to the coroner's office, Medina's autopsy revealed he was the victim of a shooting. The investigation has been turned over to the LVMPD's Homicide Section.

Through the course of the investigation, detectives discovered Medina was involved in a physical altercation with another individual a few hours before he was found dead... Read More