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Effort to preserve Las Vegas' first high school

Eighty-seven years ago, it was on the outskirts of town. People complained how far Las Vegas high was from homes.

Today, it's the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts in the heart of downtown. Graduates of the old school are worried the historic buildings may be lost.

SLIDESHOWS: Las Vegas High School alumni photos

"Well, I think we have about 31 of them," said Patty Haack.

She knows exactly where she is in an old photo. She was Las Vegas High School class of 1956. It's just one picture in a stack of books full of them.

"These go from 1921."

The room is part of a growing Las Vegas High School archive, compiled for the alumni association. It's a history she and fellow graduate Bruce Langson want to preserve.

"Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat," Langson said... Read More

Juvenile injured in accident near Washington & I Street

A juvenile has been seriously injured in an accident near Washington Avenue and I Street. The juvenile has been transported to University Medical Center in critical condition, Metro Police said.

Police are closing streets and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

This is a developing story... Read More

Pedestrian hit & killed near Downtown Las Vegas

Metro Police are investigating a deadly crash involving a pedestrian near Eastern and Ogden Avenue.

Police say a 54-year-old man was crossing the street when he was struck by a 2003 Honda four door that was traveling south on Eastern.

Police say evidence suggests the pedestrian walked out in front of the vehicle. They also believe the 67-year-old female driver had no time to move out of the way.

The pedestrian was transported to the hospital and later died. Meantime, the driver stayed on scene and cooperated with police.

This is the 26th traffic related death in Metro's Jurisdiction in 2017... Read More

Police arrest man in woman's homicide

Las Vegas Metro Police arrested 38-year-old Robert Roginsky following the death of his female roommate Thursday evening.

Police were called to a disturbance at an apartment in the 900 block of South 3rd Street near Las Vegas Boulevard and Charleston Avenue around 9 p.m. When they arrived, they found a woman dead inside the apartment.

Roginsky, who was also in the apartment, was detained.

During an interview with police, Roginsky suffered a medical episode and was taken to the hospital where he is currently being treated.

He is being booked in absentia at the Clark County Detention Center for one count of murder.

This is the 28th homicide investigated by Metro in 2017... Read More

DNA test led police to accused rapist

A DNA test led police to arrest Joseph Warren for the sexual assault of a woman on March 1 in Freedom Park, according to his arrest report.

Warren, a register sex offender, had a DNA profile in the system from his prior offense in 2006.

The report said, in the March 1 case, the woman was walking near the park around 3:30 a.m. when Warren approached her and wanted to know why she was out walking so late.

The woman told him she was on her way to her boyfriend's home.

As they neared the gates to the park, Warren grabbed the woman and pulled her into the park where he sexually assaulted her, the report said.

DNA evidence collected from the victim matched Warren's DNA profile, the report said.

Warren is facing charges of sexual assault, kidnapping, battery and open and gross lewdness... Read More

Man arrested after attacking homeless man 'decoy'

Las Vegas Metro police are investigating if a man who attacked a "decoy" with a hammer might be connected to the deadly attacks on two homeless men earlier this year.

According to his arrest report, Shane Schindler, 30, was arrested on Feb. 22 after he was observed hitting a mannequin, disguised to be a sleeping homeless person, with a hammer.

Schindler told police he knew it was a mannequin.

The report said the mannequin was placed in the same spot 46-year-old Daniel Aldape was sleeping when he was killed. Aldape, a homeless man, was found dead on Jan. 3 at the corner of Ogden Avenue and City Parkway. The coroner said he had died from the blows to the head.

The mannequin was staged to resemble a homeless man sleeping and was completely covered with a blanket. ... Read More

Beer truck loses load sending beer flying

Take a look at this dash cam video taken as a beer truck loses its load on Interstate 15 near the Washington exit.

An NHP trooper had a vehicle pulled over for speeding. Just as he asks the driver, "Have you been drinking tonight?" A tidal wave of beer cans and bottles go flying at the officer and driver.

It turns out, a vehicle had cut in front of the truck causing an accident.

Luckily no one was hurt. The trooper did let the driver go without a ticket... Read More