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Las Vegas breaking news for Aug. 15, 2020

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Posted at 2:08 PM, Aug 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 15:49:24-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The following is a roundup of breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley.

9:31 P.M.
North Las Vegas Police Department is on the scene of a crash involving a pedestrian who was walking a dog and was struck by a vehicle at Gowan Road and Martin Luther King Boulevard. One person has been taken to a local hospital and the dog was pronounced dead. It is unknown at this time if the person was crossing in a crosswalk. The vehicle did not stop. Roads are open in the area, however, with lane closures expect delays.

1:35 P.M.
AUG. 18 UPDATE: North Las Vegas Police say Kenneth Dedmon has been found and he is safe.

North Las Vegas police said they need help to locate 46-year-old Kenneth Dedmon. He went missing at about 5:30 a.m. and was last seen near his home at 4630 Spruce Oak Drive. Dedmon suffers from a traumatic brain injury that eliminates short term memory. Anyone with more information on his whereabouts was urged to contact NLV police at 702-633-9111.

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11:30 A.M.
The Clark County Fire Department (CCFD) responded to a structure fire at 3696 Barcelona Street. Callers reported that there was possibly an elderly person inside the home. Arriving units reported heavy smoke from the residence and an aggressive offensive attack was then initiated. Crews were able to locate and remove the person from the house. The person was unconscious and transported to the hospital with smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, with no other injuries reported.

CCFD later confirmed a 94-year-old male who was the single occupant of the residence died. Fire Investigators have determined the cause of the fire to be a malfunction of an electronic component in the victim's bedroom. While the fire has been classified as “Accidental” CCFD says it serves as a reminder to use only approved electronic devices in your home and to ensure they are in good working order. Extension cords should not be used as permanent wiring and should never be run under carpets or through walls. Never overload electrical outlets. This is the sixth fatal fire this year in Clark County.

OCT. 21 UPDATE: The coroner has identified the man as 95-year-old Rudolph Monroy of Las Vegas. The cause of death was inhalation of combustible products. His death was ruled accidental.


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