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Another successful NYE party in Vegas

Posted at 7:00 PM, Jan 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-01 22:00:23-05

Crews worked through the night to clean up the Las Vegas Strip after the big party on New Year's Eve.

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered on the Las Vegas Strip and in downtown Las Vegas to celebrate the beginning of a new year.

Despite rumors that were circulating last week of a possible threat, it was a relatively quiet night.

There was no major incidents reported on the Strip or in downtown Las Vegas and very few arrests, according to preliminary reports.

Las Vegas police say that they arrested 8 people on the Strip and 2 people on Fremont Street. One of the arrests was a possible felony, but no other information was provided. More information and final numbers will be released by the police on Monday.

The Clark County Fire Department also reported overnight that most of their calls were medical and alcohol related. The fire department did say that one patient had a heart attack. They responded to a total of 55 calls.

Far away from the Strip, two people were killed in a crash on Interstate 15 near Craig Road. Police say that a car slammed into a media and then rolled across four lanes before bursting into flames with the driver and a passenger inside. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. 

A teenager on the east side of the valley was also struck by a bullet inside his home. Police say that the preliminary investigation indicates it may have been a result of celebratory gunfire.