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Vacant home catches fire in downtown Las Vegas

Las Vegas firefighters battled a house fire Wednesday near downtown Las Vegas.

It started around 9:34 a.m. at 3125 Sequoia Avenue near Washington Avenue and Mojave. Las Vegas Fire and Rescue said fire dispatchers received several 911 calls that smoke was coming from a vacant
house on the street.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, they said smoke was showing from the two-story wood frame, boarded up home. Firefighters said the fire was found on the first floor.

F3H JUST ARRIVED: 3125 Sequoia Ave working fire in 2-sto vacant house, crews setting up & attacking PIO1 pic.twitter.com/pXt029GcRr

-- Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) January 11, 2017

It was brought under control in a few minutes, Las Vegas Firefighters said... Read More

Middle school student arrested for bringing gun to school

A Clark County School District middle school student came to school with a gun Friday, according to Clark County School District Police.

Police recovered the gun from a 12-year-old boy who attends Saville Middle School.

CCSD Police says officers were tipped off about the gun by another student between 9:30 and 10 a.m. The 12-year-old had it in his possession, but he didn't show it or threaten anyone.

The student was taken to Clark County Juvenile Detention Center. His name and identity weren't released... Read More

Police investigate shooting near downtown Las Vegas

Metro police are investigating a shooting near downtown Las Vegas that has sent one person to the hospital, police said.

The shooting occurred around 9 a.m. in the 600 block of North Las Vegas Boulevard near E. Bonanza Road.

The victim's condition is unknown. Police have detained two people for questioning.

Metro is advising people to avoid the area... Read More

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