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Las Vegas breaking news for January 1, 2018

Posted at 1:59 PM, Jan 01, 2018

This is a roundup of all the breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley for January 1, 2018.

9:45 P.M.

Las Vegas police responded to a report of a suspicious looking package wrapped in tape at the McDonald's located at South Rainbow Boulevard and Badura Avenue. The call came in at 7:30 p.m. The police department's ARMOR unit is on scene investigating. Rainbow and Badura are closed at the location while the investigation takes place. 

6:01 P.M.

Nevada Highway Patrol is reporting a fatal crash on State Route 318 in Nye County. One person was killed in the crash and another person was airlifted to UMC. Roads are closed in both directions. State Route 318 is often used as a shortcut between northeastern Nevada and Las Vegas. 

5:20 P.M.

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue are on the scene of a house fire at 5816 Vegas Drive near Jones Boulevard. LVFR says heavy flames and smoke were visible when they arrived. All of the occupants were able to escape safely. 

4:12 P.M.

A motorcyclist is dead after crashing on State Route 160, the road between Las Vegas and Pahrump. The crash was reported at 3:31 p.m. Nevada Highway Patrol says the man was riding a 2016 Harley Davidson. It happened in the southbound lanes. One lane is open. Motorists should expect delays. 

4:20 A.M.

Police say that a man driving a SUV ran a red light at Martin Luther King and Lake Mead boulevards and hit a taxi. A female inside the taxi was ejected. A total of 5 people were transported to the hospital, including the man driving the SUV. All of the people who were transported are expected to survive. Police believe the man driving the SUV was impaired. 



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