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Las Vegas breaking news for February 21, 2019

Posted: 4:26 AM, Feb 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-23 05:48:32Z
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The following is a roundup of breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley.

6:45 P.M.
A large police and fire response is reported near the intersection of Tropicana Avenue and Decatur Boulevard. Travel lanes are also reportedly closed while this is an active scene.

6:10 P.M.
Las Vegas police are investigating a critical crash involving a pedestrian near the intersection of East Sahara Avenue and Maryland Parkway. This person was critically injured after being struck by a vehicle while outside of a marked crosswalk. Impairment or weather did not appear to be factors. Travel lane restrictions were in place at the scene, according to police.

5:30 P.M.
The Clark County School District is canceling all school and after-school activities, including athletics and Safekey for Friday, Feb. 22 due to reports of potential freezing conditions on the roads that would be unsafe for school buses during the morning commute.

4:35 P.M.
North Las Vegas police need help to locate 39-year-old Justin Lee Smith. He was last seen in the area of East Craig Road and North Fifth Street on Feb. 18. His family reports Smith is diagnosed with bipolar schizophrenic and has not taken his medication. He was also last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

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UPDATE FEB. 22: 39-year-old Justin Lee Smith, who went missing on Feb. 18, was located this afternoon in North Las Vegas. He was found in good health, according to police.

3:50 P.M.
Christopher Sena, alleged leader of child sex ring, guilty on multiple counts. Sentencing April 19. READ MORE

3:25 P.M.
A fatal medical episode closes I-15 southbound at Russell Road. Nevada Highway Patrol says investigators are en route. Troopers say to use alternate routes as they investigate the scene.

3:10 P.M.
Nevada Department of Transportation says I-15 Southbound is now open at Primm.

1:24 P.M.
A woman was flown to a hospital this afternoon after Nevada Highway Patrol says she fell out of a moving semi-truck. This happened around 12:30 p.m. on the I-15 Northbound near Mile Marker 9. (Near Jean). Authorities say it is not clear how she fell and her condition is unknown at this time. Stay tuned for possible updates.

9:06 A.M.
Southwest Airlines says it had to cancel 290 flights so far today, 80 of those flights were from Las Vegas.

8:45 A.M.
Cold case murder suspect Amy Fleming appeared in North Las Vegas Justice Court for her felony arraignment. North Las Vegas police said that it was an attempt at identity theft from overseas that renewed their interest the case of a missing 3-year-old boy and arrest of Fleming - the boy's mother.

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6:13 A.M.
There is a crash on Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road blocking the intersection.

UPDATE 5:58 A.M.
NV Energy reports 5 Clark County customers are without power right now. You can check outage updates here .

4:45 A.M.
The Clark County School District says schools will be open today despite unusual weather in the Las Vegas with snow flurries around the valley. READ MORE

4:22 A.M.
NV Energy reports 769 Clark County customers are without power right now. You can check outage updates here .

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