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Las Vegas breaking news for Aug. 30, 2019

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Posted at 5:36 AM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 17:20:32-04

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

2:14 P.M.
A 73-year-old man is dead and a 55-year-old woman and a 68-year-old male are in serious condition after being in a crash at the intersection of Bruce Woodbury Drive and Thomas Edison Drive in Laughlin. Police say that a Mercedes Benz hit a car carrying the 3 occupants above. The driver of the Mercedes was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. This is the 70th traffic-related fatality in Las Vegas police’s jurisdiction this year.

UPDATE: The 73-year-old man has been identified as James Sullivan of Nevada. His death was because of the crash. It was ruled an accident.

10 A.M.
Clark County School District police were called in to break up a fight in the quad at Spring Valley High School. The school was temporarily placed on soft lockdown. Pepper spray was used to end the fight. No one was injured and no arrests were made. 2 students were cited.

RELATED: Serious incidents involving Las Vegas valley schools in 2019-20

6 A.M.
Las Vegas Boulevard is closed between Walnut and Cheyenne Avenue because of a barricade situation.

3:12 A.M.
An on-duty Las Vegas Metropolitan Police crime scene analyst was hit by a wrong-way driver on 215 beltway near Tropicana Avenue. She was transported to hospital with minor injuries. The wrong-way driver was arrested for driving under the influence. The southbound lanes are closed while the crash is being cleared.

1:02 A.M.
Clark County Fire Department responded to fire at 2659 S. Decatur Boulevard. Upon arrival, firefighters found light smoke coming from the back of a 2-story apartment building. They entered an apartment and the fire was knocked down by 1:19 a.m. No injuries reported.

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