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Breaking News for May 6

Posted at 6:36 AM, May 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-07 15:59:31-04

This is a roundup of all the breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley for May 6, 2017.

11:06 P.M.

Metro police are investigating an officer-involved shooting near Nellis and Lake mead.  We are waiting more details from PIO.

9:35 P.M.

Las Vegas police are on scene of shooting at Hilton Grand Vacations on Las Vegas Boulevard. A male was transported to UMC Trauma where he was pronounced deceased. READ FULL STORY.


5:16 P.M.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue responded to a fire outside Taqueria El Buen Pastor Mexican Restaurant located at South Decatur Boulevard and Meadows Lane. The fire damaged a Southwest Gas meter and caused a gas leak. The restaurant was evacuated and the parking lot is closed while the investigation takes place. There were no injuries.

4:09 P.M.

The National Parks Service is searching for 22-year-old Wilmer Dante Morales, who went missing on May 5. He was last seen at Lake Mead Marina. Officials believe he went into the water to retrieve a raft. Morales is 5 feet 11 inches, 150-160 pounds, and has black hair and black eyes. Call Lake Mead officials at 702-293-8998 if you know his whereabouts.

3:13 P.M.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a traffic accident involving an unmarked patrol vehicle and a citizen's vehicle. The crash happened near Pecos and Robindale Roads around 1:25 p.m. The officer was taken to the hospital with minor, non-life threatening injuries.

3:01 P.M.

Clark County firefighters were called to the scene of a fire at Wetlands Park. Nearby trails were closed as crews put out the fire. The cause is under investigation.

2:51 P.M.

Walmart officials say the bomb threat was a hoax. The store was evacuated from noon to 1:15 p.m. Since then, Walmart has returned to normal operations.

1:45 P.M.

The Walmart near Charleston and Decatur Boulevards has been evacuated because of a suspicious call. Las Vegas police have not revealed what was said during the call. The call was received by police around noon.

12:55 P.M.

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue is responding after receiving reports of downed power lines near Sahara Avenue and Richfield Boulevard. NV Energy says about 1,200 customers are without power. The issue should be fixed by 3:15 p.m.

7:12 A.M.

Nevada Highway Patrol says a 24-year-old man was driving south in the northbound lanes of the interstate when he crashed into the semi-truck. He died on the scene. The truck driver received minor injuries but did not go to the hospital. It is not known yet if the deceased was impaired.

6:30 A.M.

A fatal crash involving a car and a semi truck has closed the northbound lanes of Interstate 15 near Lamb Boulevard. Motorists should seek alternate routes.