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Las Vegas breaking news for August 8, 2018

Posted at 5:31 AM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-08 16:54:10-04

This is a roundup of all the breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley for August 8, 2018.

6:15 A.M.

A fire broke out this morning in the rear bedroom of a one-story house on Apache Lane. One person was checked for smoke inhalation.

6 A.M.

A serious crash has been reported at Serene and Spencer Street. The crash appears to involve a car and a semi. The driver of the car was transported to hospital in critical condition. Spencer is closed in both directions. The road should reopen around 7:30 or 8 a.m. 

5:33 A.M.

2 women were arrested after they reportedly tried to steal a wallet from a man on Las Vegas Boulevard near Spring Mountain Road. Police say that the man was injured by a woman's shoe during the scuffle. The victim was not cooperative with police. 

5:30 A.M.

The situation near Gowan and Civic Center Drive appears to be over. Police say they received a call about a domestic situation involving 3 brothers. When police arrived, they only found sleeping children in a home in the area. No proof of shots fired. Two people have been arrested. The scene is being cleared. 

5 A.M.

Police are on the scene of an incident near Gowan and Civic Center Drive. A man in the area said he heard gunshots and his family was told to leave their home. Road closures may be in effect. 


Las Vegas police are searching for a driver involved in a hit-and-run near Nellis and Charleston boulevards Tuesday night. Police said the SUV went into oncoming traffic, hit a vehicle and then hit a pedestrian who was walking in the crosswalk. The pedestrian suffered a broken arm and leg.


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