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Breaking news for June 22

Posted at 6:25 AM, Jun 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-23 08:39:39-04

This is a roundup of all the breaking news in the Las Vegas valley for June 22, 2017.

8:45 PM.

The missing 85-year-old, Nancy Herman, has been located and appears to be dehydrated, but otherwise ok.

8:11 P.M. 

Police say reports of a suspicious device in the 100 block of East Reno Avenue came in around 8:11 p.m. No residents were evacuated, but they were notified. Police determined it was "nothing" and appeared to be string lights, but could not confirm what it was exactly.

6:49 P.M.

85-year-old Nancy Herman is missing. Police say she suffers from Alzheimer's and high blood pressure. She is 5 feet 2 inches tall and 98 pounds, with white hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing an orange shirt, jeans, and a brown fur hat. Officials say she was last seen walking away from her residence near Ann Road and Ferrell Street. She also frequents casinos. 

5:35 P.M.

A passenger told 13 Action News that American Airlines Flight 1704 has boarded after a non-credible threat was cleared.

5:14 P.M.

The Nevada Department of Corrections says an inmate, William Wright, died while housed in the Infirmary at High Desert State Prison around 10:10 a.m. on June 21. He was 49 years old and was serving a sentence of over 12 years for Use of a Deadly Weapon and 30 years for Kidnapping. An autopsy will be scheduled to determine the cause of death. 

3:50 P.M.

American Airlines flight 1704, from Las Vegas to Charlotte, received a non-credible threat prior to departure. Out of an abundance of caution, and at the request of the pilot, Clark County Department of Aviation conducted a security check of the aircraft, McCarran Airport reported.

At 3:27 p.m. K-9 sweeps of baggage, cargo, and all cargo holds were completed. Nothing suspicious was discovered, according to McCarran Airport. The passengers have been rescreened by TSA, and the airline hopes to have their passengers on their way soon.

A passenger told 13 Action News that there was a threatening note written in a plane magazine.

He says the crew distributed water to the passengers as they awaited buses.

12:10 P.M.

Fire in utility shed at 1530 S. 7th St. No damage to house. No injuries reported.

7:45 A.M.

Police say during a police briefing that they believe that the body found in a burning vehicle this morning was the result of a homicide, possibly a shooting. Arson investigators are also involved in the case. READ MORE.

6 A.M.

Las Vegas police confirm that a body was found inside of a burned vehicle early this morning near Cheyenne Avenue and Rainbow Boulevard.

"Yes, I can confirm that we are working a call with a vehicle fire and a deceased person inside. I don't have any further information as we are in the early stages of development on this," said the LVMPD.

2:30 A.M.

An officer was responding to a domestic violence call and during the course of the call while trying to take the suspect into custody the officer was injured. The officer was transported to local hospital to be treated. The extent of the officer's injuries are not known.