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Las Vegas breaking news for February 26, 2019

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Posted at 6:38 AM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 17:45:57-05

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

10:26 P.M.
Police say that a man was shot near Clifford Street and Japan Way. The man was found lying in the street, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. While investigating the shooting, police received a call from a house in the 2100 block of Sandy Lane. They found a juvenile hiding in the back yard. Police determined the juvenile was connected to the shooting and arrested him. The motive of the shooting appears to have been robbery. The victim died at a hospital.

6:15 P.M.
Las Vegas police are investigating a shooting in the 4200 block of Boulder Highway. A person was shot in the arm and drove back to the area of Parkdale and Avondale where a passerby called the police. The injury appears non-life threatening; detectives were investigating the original scene.

5:45 P.M.
Power has been restored at SIlverton hotel-casino.

3:15 P.M.
The Silverton hotel-casino reported a power outage late Tuesday afternoon that was affecting the property.

1:53 P.M.
A disagreement between 2 boys at Tarkanian Middle School lead to a threat on social media, according to school police.

Families informed school staff about the threat online, which was targeted at a specific student. Officials say, the threat was not credible because there was no way the subject could follow through on it.

The threatened student is not pressing charges.

1:20 P.M.
Wynn Resorts was assessed a $20 million fine by the Nevada Gaming Commission today to settle a 10-count complaint that detailed years of failure by former company executives to “report and/or investigate” numerous allegations of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct by former CEO Steve Wynn. READ MORE.

The fine was the largest in Nevada history.

12:45 A.M.
North Las Vegas firefighters are on the scene of a vehicle rollover involving a trapped person near Craig Road and Simmons Street. Stay clear of area. More info to follow.

7:45 A.M.
A man was brought to the hospital in critical condition this morning after police say he shot himself near W. Cheyenne Avenue and the U.S. 95 just before 1:30 a.m.

A short section of Michael Way between Cheyenne & Maxine Place is closed while crew investigate.

3 women were inside an apartment in the area when a man came over and fired several shots into the apartment. Police say he kicked the door and confronted the women, looking for his ex-girlfriend.

When the man realized his ex-girlfriend was not there he left the apartment and ran into a nearby courtyard. That's where police say he shot himself.

This is an ongoing investigation.

6:44 A.M. UPDATE
Las Vegas Fire and Rescue says there was a trash fire in a vacant home on 208 Wildwood St. just after 6:20 a.m. The fire has been put out with no reports of injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

6:33 A.M.
Las Vegas Fire and Rescue crews are responding to a fire in the central part of the valley, near Lorenzi park. This is a developing story. Stay tuned for possible updates.


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