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Las Vegas breaking news for Aug. 16, 2019

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Posted at 3:54 AM, Aug 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 20:37:36-04

The following is a roundup of breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley.

5:21 P.M.
Las Vegas police are looking for help finding a missing person who they say might be in severe emotion distress and in need of medical assistance.

Revel Tweedle was last seen on Aug. 15 around 7:30 a.m. near 3950 block of Koval Lane, near Sands Avenue and Koval Lane. He possibly last seen wearing a jacket with an orange colored pattern, black shirt and black shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (702) 828-3111, (702) 828-2907 or by email at missingpersons@lvmpd.com.

2:45 P.M.
McCarran International Airport says that its customs system is also experiencing slowdown. They have started secondary measures to minimize impact. The process is slightly slower, but passengers are still being processed. RELATED STORY.

UPDATE 2:30 P.M.
Las Vegas police say that the shooting this morning near U.S. 95 and Decatur Boulevard was NOT a random act and is not connected to any other shootings or crimes being investigated at this time. No other explanation was given.

UPDATE 2:15 P.M.
North Las Vegas police have located 78-year-old Maria Calderon and they say she is in good health.

12:30 P.M.
North Las Vegas police are asking for public's help to located 78-year-old Maria Calderon, diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease and dementia. She is under five feet talk and weighs 100 pounds. She speaks very little English. Call NLVPD at 702-633-9111 if you have seen her.

6:20 A.M.
Chopper 13 flew over a crash near Durango and Farm Road. It appeared that a vehicle crashed through a wall and hit a structure in a resident's backyard.

4:30 A.M.
Police are now saying there were 3 people in the car that crashed near U.S. 95 and Decatur Boulevard. One of those people may have been a toddler.

Police say a male driver crashed his vehicle near U.S. 95 and Decatur Boulevard late Thursday night. It was discovered he was suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Road closures are in effect.


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