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Las Vegas breaking news for August 16, 2018

Las Vegas breaking news for August 16, 2018
Posted at 6:07 AM, Aug 16, 2018

This is a roundup of all the breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley for August 16, 2018.

5:20 P.M.

Two teens were arrested in the robbery near Basic High School in Henderson Thursday morning. Police said a juvenile boy who attends Basic was arrested, along with 19-year-old Daveon Samuels. The officer located two BB guns during the investigation and found the two girl’s cell phones that were taken during the robbery.

3:51 P.M.

Police received a call around 2:12 p.m. that a man was down in a bush in a median near Boulder Highway and Flamingo Road. Fire officials said it does not appear to be the result of a crash but that it appears to be a medical situation. The coroner is en route. 

3:47 P.M.

There is a small NV Energy power outage affecting traffic signals on Las Vegas Boulevard at Reno Avenue going south near Mandalay Bay hotel-casino.

2:45 P.M.

Police say a hit-and-run crash was what closed Lake Mead Boulevard near Martin Luther King Boulevard this morning. 60-year-old Javier Jimenez-Rosales was critically injured after he hit while riding his bicycle on Lake Mead by what is described as a 2002-2009 Dodge pickup truck. It should have minor damage to the right side and to the right side viewer mirror from sideswiping the cyclist. 

1:30 P.M.

Police are investigating what may be a murder-suicide at Cantera at Coronado Apartments, 7600 S. Rainbow Blvd. It was reported shortly before noon. There are no other details at this time. 

INTERACTIVE MAP: Murders investigated in the Las Vegas valley in 2018

11 A.M.

All lanes of traffic at Lake Mead and Martin Luther King boulevards have reopened.

8:45 A.M.

2 female students were reportedly robbed on their way to school this morning in Henderson. The girls say they were approached by 2 males near Palo Verde Drive and Burkholder Boulevard. One of the males allegedly had a gun. Basic High School was briefly put on lockdown. No arrests at this time. 

7 A.M.

A Clark County School District police officer was injured in a crash near Pecos Road and Washington Avenue. CCSD police said the officer complained of back and neck injuries. He was kept for observation before being released from the hospital. 

6:45 A.M.

Lake Mead is closed in both directions near Martin Luther King Boulevard.


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