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Several people injured, rescued in downtown apartment fire

Five people were injured and several rescued during an apartment fire in downtown Las Vegas Friday morning.

The fire started around 6:20 a.m. in a second story apartment at the Parson's Place apartments on Stewart Avenue and 7th Street.

Two people were transported to the hospital with burns and three people were treated for smoke inhalation.

Several people have been displaced by the fire.

There is no word yet on what caused the fire... Read More

Vegas police: Killings of 2 homeless men downtown connected

Police say they believe the beating deaths of two sleeping homeless men near downtown Las Vegas are connected, and they're going to need public help to find the killer.

Police Lt. Dan McGrath told reporters Monday that 46-year-old Daniel Aldape was killed Jan. 4 and 60-year-old David Dunn was slain last Friday in a vacant lot area near City and Grand Central parkways.

That's near the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, west of the Plaza Hotel & Casino.

Police Capt. Andy Walsh says neither man was robbed, and it's possible the assailant is also homeless.

Walsh says police combed the area after Aldape's death for witnesses and clues, and warned people who live on the streets about the slaying.

He says investigators are doubling their efforts following Dunn's death. ... Read More

UPDATE: Lockdown lifted at Matt Kelly Elementary School

Metro Police lifted the lockdown at Matt Kelly Elementary School. Authorities put the school on lockdown as Metro Police searched for three suspects who bailed from a stolen vehicle.

The incident started at 8:47 a.m. on Friday when a vehicle failed to stop for an officer in the area of H Street and Owens Avenue, said police. The vehicle crashed into a light pole when the suspects ran off.

Metro Police requested a lockdown of the school while officers canvassed the area. ... Read More

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