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Suspected stolen vehicle hit police cruiser

Two people are in custody after running a suspected stolen vehicle into a Metro police cruiser.

The incident happened just after 2:00 a.m. on Friday morning near Rainbow Boulevard and Washington Avenue.

Metro officers were responding to an unrelated call when a driver sped around a corner and ran into the cruiser, according to Lt. Carlos Hank.

The car then hit another vehicle and the suspects took off on foot, said Lt. Hank. After a short foot pursuit, officers caught one suspect and took the second suspect into custody later in the investigation.

No one was hurt in the collision. ... Read More

Early morning house fire displaces six people

Six people were displaced in a house fire early Wednesday morning.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue officials responded to a home on the 1200 block of Palm Terrace, near North Rancho and West Vegas Drive before 5 a.m. Firefighters say the fire started because of an electrical issue inside the home and spread to the attic.

American Red Cross officials are assisting the six people with supplies and shelter, if needed.

Damage was confined to the attic and estimated to be around $5,000.

No other injuries are reported.

According to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, electrical fires are the second leading cause of fires in the Las Vegas valley and cause more damage than all other types of fires combined.

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Victims' families upset with sentence in DUI deaths

The families of two victims who died in a fiery crash are left without closure after the man responsible for their deaths did not receive the maximum time in prison.

A judge gave 26-year-old Jonathan Donner a sentence of 15 to 45 years behind bars. Donner's case did not go to trial because he accepted a plea deal.

In September 2015, he was driving high on drugs and drunk when he T-boned a tour bus in downtown Las Vegas.

The bus flipped on its side and caught fire. Two people were killed and three were seriously injured.

Despite a tearful apology from Donner, family members of his victims questioned his sincerity.

"He destroyed our family. He really did," said Carla Escamilla.

She went before a judge begging for the maximum sentence for the man who caused her father's death. Jose Francisco Cosenza was the driver of the tour bus that burst into flames following the crash, killing him and a tourist from Germany... Read More

One floor of the Downtown Grand evacuated due to fire

A fire at the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino caused a partial evacuation Saturday afternoon.

According to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, a dishwasher inside one of the bars caught fire around 3:30 p.m.

The floor the fire occurred on was evacuated. There were no other evacuations ordered for the other floors.

One person suffered minor injuries in the fire.

This is a developing story and we'll bring you the latest information once it becomes available. ... Read More

2 suffer smoke inhalation in mobile home fire

Three mobile homes were damaged by fire and two people were taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation following a fire Friday morning.

The fire started in a mobile home in the 3600 block of North Las Vegas Boulevard shortly after 10 a.m. Crews from Las Vegas Fire and Rescue and Clark County Fire Department responded.

One mobile home was fully engulfed in flames when the crews arrived. There was also an electrical pole and power lines on fire. Neighboring mobile homes were also damaged by the flames.

Three adults and two children were displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross... Read More

Apartment fire causes $20,000 in damage

A fire caused an estimated $20,000 in damage on Sunday at a downtown apartment complex.

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue firefighters responded to Encantada Apartments located at 401 N. 28th Street around 10:00 a.m.

When crews arrived, they found heavy flames and smoke coming out of the window of a third story apartment.

The firefighters forced their way into the apartment because the person living there was not at home, according to investigators. They found the fire in the bedroom and quickly put out the flames.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. ... Read More

Three children, two adults displaced by fire

The American Red Cross is assisting two adults and three children following an apartment fire early Sunday morning.

According to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, a little girl was sleeping in one of the bedrooms when she woke up to find a small fire in the room. She left the room and told her mom. Everyone inside the apartment was able to escape unharmed.

Firefighters arrived on the scene at 2113 Sunrise Avenue at 4:00 a.m. They found flames and smoke coming out of the window of the downstairs apartment in the two-story building.

Firefighters quickly knocked out the flames which they kept contained to the bedroom. Investigators estimated the fire caused an estimated $15,000. ... Read More