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Las Vegas breaking news for January 16, 2018

Posted at 5:32 AM, Jan 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-16 23:07:33-05

This is a roundup of all the breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley for January 16, 2018. 

7:48 P.M.

A patron at Sunset Station sustained non-life-threatening injuries after being stabbed by a broken bottle.  According to Henderson Police, a mentally-ill man and a casino patron got into an altercation inside of the casino.  They decided to take the confrontation outside where the mentally-ill man broke a glass bottle and stabbed the patron.  Henderson Police say the mentally-ill man is now in custody.  The investigation is currently ongoing.

6:59 P.M.

All lanes of eastbound US95 at Tropicana are closed due to a seven-car pileup.  There are injuries, but Nevada Highway Patrol says it's "nothing too crazy."  NHP says the driver who caused the wreck suffered a medical episode.  

Four vehicles are immovable and will need to be towed away.  NHP says the freeway should re-open in roughly one hour.

4:40 P.M.

A man is safely in custody of Las Vegas police after a barricade near Flamingo Road and Nellis Boulevard. Streets are reopening in the area.

4:30 P.M.

Southwest Gas is reporting an outage in Summerlin, west of Hualapai Way and between Tropicana Avenue and Russell Road. According to its outage map, gas has been out since 11:45 p.m. Monday, affecting 1,725 customers.

4 P.M. 

Las Vegas police said the person shot near Bonanza Road and Tonopah Drive has died. It is now being investigated as a homicide. READ MORE

3:50 P.M.

Las Vegas police have responded to a barricade situation in the 5300 block of East Flamingo Road, near Nellis Boulevard. Police said it started as a domestic disturbance and the man involved is now threatening suicide. The man's girlfriend is with police and said the man has multiple pistols. Police is negotiating with the man to surrender. 

3:45 P.M.

Police say that a person was shot multiple times in the 2200 block of W. Bonanza Road near Tonopah Drive. The victim was transported to UMC Trauma. One person is in custody. READ MORE

6 A.M.

Emergency crews are at the scene of a crash near Lone Mountain Road and Jones Boulevard. A truck has driven onto the sidewalk at that location.

5:30 A.M.

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle near Valley View Boulevard and Desert Inn Road this morning. It is believed the pedestrian was transported to a local hospital. Police are currently on scene and some lanes may be closed. Motorists may want to take alternate routes. 

12:03 A.M.

Firefighters responded to the 9400 block of Whittier Court, near Fort Apache Road and Sahara Avenue in the Lakes area. Residents reported the ceiling fan in the bathroom was on fire and originally tried fighting it themselves before realizing it had spread to their attic.
When firefighters arrived, some flames were showing from the roof of the two-story house.  Firefighters found the fire extended to the attic and spread.  Firefighters had the fire under control in 15 minutes.
Fire damage was confined to the bathroom and attic.  Damage is estimated at $50,000 and two adults have been displaced by the fire.


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