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LVFD: Fire sparks from barbecue grill

The windy weather caused some problems for firefighters battling a blaze Thursday near N. 27th Street and Sunrise Avenue.

The house fire near the downtown area sparked around 2:10 p.m. Two people were in the home at the start of the fire, but they were able to escape without any injuries, Las Vegas Fire said.

According to firefighters, the homeowners were using the barbecue grill on the patio, they left for a minute, and when they returned the back of the house was on fire.

There weren't any other details released. This is a developing story... Read More

Crime's decreasing in downtown Las Vegas, Metro says

Crime has, and continues to drop in downtown Las Vegas, and this is despite the recent fatal beating of a tourist during bachelor party weekend.

In a Metro Police report that shows crime trends across the valley areas, downtown was the only area without an increase in violent crime compared to last year.

According to Metro, murders in downtown are down 63 percent; sexual assaults dropped by 11 percent, and there was 10 percent dip in robberies. Assault and battery with a deadly weapon was also down 5 percent.

The downtown area has about 70,000 residents, and about 17 million visitors come to the area every year.

"We're all sort of working together to keep eyes on the street and to deter crime before it happens," said Drew Cohen, co-owner of the Writer's Block.

"Not just policing the community, but actually interacting with it on a daily basis," said Drew Cohen, co-owner of the Writer's Block... Read More

Pedestrian struck on Las Vegas Blvd., driver arrested

A 40-year-old woman was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries Thursday morning after she was struck by a pickup in downtown Las Vegas.

The driver of that pickup, 24-year-old Felicia Webb, was arrested for DUI.

Witnesses told police, the woman was in a crosswalk when she was hit.

The incident happened on Las Vegas Boulevard and Bonanza Road around 4:30 a.m. and caused road closures that lasted for a few hours. ... Read More

Report: Man arrested in tourist's killing planned to turn himself in to police

The man accused of punching and killing a tourist in downtown Las Vegas told police he had planned to turn himself in to authorities, according to his arrest report.

James Beach, 27, is facing a murder charge in the 1-punch death of 45-year-old Luis Campos who died a few days after the April 30 incident. He made his first court appearance on Wednesday morning.

Campos was in line with his brothers outside of a downtown nightclub when he was punched.

According to the arrest report, Beach approached Campos and asked, "Is there a problem? Why are you mad dogging me?" There was an exchange of words and Beach punched Campos causing him to lose consciousness and fall to the sidewalk. Beach and a friend then fled east on Fremont Street. The report did indicate that Beach's friend, Javier Gaona, appeared to try and hold him back during the confrontation.

Campos, the father of five, died on May 4... Read More

WATCH: Police holding news conference on arrest in tourist's death at 11 a.m.

Metro Police are holding a news conference at 11 a.m. to discuss the arrest of a man in the death of a tourist in downtown Las Vegas.

Detectives arrested 27-year-old James Beach on Sunday. He's accused of punching Luis Campos in the face last week as he stood in line outside a club. Campos went unconscious and never recovered. He died Thursday.

WATCH: Metro Police hold news conference on arrest of suspect in tourist's death

Metro released surveillance video last week of Beach and another man running away from the scene after Beach allegedly hit Campos. ... Read More

Toddler found abandoned in downtown Las Vegas

An abandoned toddler was found in downtown Las Vegas Thursday, according to a spokesperson with the City of Las Vegas.

Authorities said around 3:32 p.m. City Marshals were called about the 2-year-old girl who was all alone near the old Las Vegas Club on Fremont Street.

The paramedics were called, and the child was taken to the hospital for treatment. Metro's Abuse and Neglect officers and Child Protective Services investigating. ... Read More

Bail set for man accused of setting fires at Trump Hotel

Bail was set at $50,000 for the man accused of setting two fires at the Trump International Hotel on April 26.

Roger Fraley appeared in Clark County District Court Monday morning.

He's accused of stealing toasters and stuffing them with paper and towels to start a fire in a women's restroom on the pool deck and in a guest room on the 17th floor.

According to his arrest report, he told police he had been up all night wandering around and was looking to get into some trouble.

He is charged with arson and burglary.

His preliminary hearing is set for May 16... Read More