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Las Vegas breaking news for December 26, 2017

Posted at 7:14 AM, Dec 26, 2017

This is a roundup of all the breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley for December 26, 2017.

10:48 P.M.

A passenger attempted to transport a dead cougar inside his luggage at McCarran Airport. TSA screeners called Las Vegas police around 9:50 p.m. when they noticed a dead cougar inside a passenger's luggage.

According to police, the cougar had Utah State Fishing and Game tag on it. Officers are attempting to confirm the validity of the tags through Utah officials.

McCarran Airport officials say that the passenger is now going to transport the dead cougar through a shipping service. Police say it is not a crime to transport game that is legal to possess by airplane, however, the airline has the right to tell passengers if they do not want to transport certain items.

2:05 P.M.

Las Vegas police say that the crash near East Bonanza Road and Linn Lane is fatal.

2 P.M.

Las Vegas police say a serious crash has closed East Bonanza Road at Linn Lane. The road is closed in all directions. Fatal Detail has been advised. Expect delays in area. 

8:02 A.M.

Police confirm a double rollover crash occurred at Silverado Ranch and Decatur Boulevards. One of the drivers involved in the crash walked away from the incident but was located a short distance away.

This is a developing story.


A crash involving two vehicles in the 3200 block of West Cheyenne Avenue, near Simmons Street. Both vehicles rolled over and the drivers involved, A 33-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman, were transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Police suspect the 33-year-old man was impaired.


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