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Las Vegas breaking news for June 15, 2018

Las Vegas breaking news for June 15, 2018
Las Vegas breaking news for June 15, 2018
Las Vegas breaking news for June 15, 2018
Posted at 12:29 PM, Jun 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-16 14:12:14-04

This is a roundup of all the breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley for June 15, 2018.

10:45 P.M.

Las Vegas police are investigating a crash involving a pedestrian and a vehicle that occurred at 8:42 p.m. at Cheyenne and Las Vegas Boulevard. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital in unknown condition. Eastbound Cheyenne is closed from Las Vegas Boulevard to Walnut.

9:27 P.M.

At 8:21 p.m., Clark County Fire Department responded to a report of a power outage to the north tower of Circus Circus Hotel and Casino. When they arrived, it was reported that people were stuck in the elevator due to the power outage. All people were helped out of the elevators by 9:15 p.m. At 9:27 p.m. all power was restored and all elevators were working at Circus Circus. 

5:10 P.M.

A woman died after a vehicle was T-boned in a crash near Lamb and Las Vegas boulevards. Police said two vehicles collided with one of the vehicles leaving the roadway and striking a parked vehicle. The woman died of her injuries at UMC Trauma. A man was also transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Lamb Boulevard is closed near the intersection but Las Vegas Boulevard remains open. 

4:36 P.M.

About 165 customers are without power near Alta Drive and Decatur Boulevard after the two-alarm fire. Las Vegas Fire & Rescue said an outside fire extended to a shed, then the house and finally to a next door house. Investigators said a man was trimming a tree and dropped branches into a fire pit. He then went inside briefly before coming back out to the fire spreading to the shed. A cat died in the fire. Damages are estimated at $150,000. READ MORE

2:40 P.M.

Las Vegas firefighters are a battling a two-alarm fire at 4505 Alta Drive, near Decatur Boulevard. Las Vegas Fire & Rescue reported that at least two hours are on fire. Wires are down in the area. READ MORE

2 P.M.

Nevada Highway Patrol gave additional details about the incident on the Hoover Dam Bridge. The vehicle appeared to be a homemade armored vehicle. No weapons were seen by officials but there were reports the man had a long rifle. 

NHP was assisted by the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Las Vegas police, Boulder City police and Lake Mead park rangers. Arizona DPS deployed spike strips, which slowed down the suspect's vehicle. The man continued though until he saw a semi-truck blocking traffic and drove down a wash near Willow Beach to avoid it. He was then taken into custody. READ MORE

1:30 P.M.

The man on the Hoover Dam Bridge crossed into Arizona where he was taken into custody without incident. Northbound and southbound traffic on U.S. 93 has reopened. READ MORE

1:15 P.M.

Tours at the Hoover Dam have been suspended until further notice due to the incident on the bridge. READ MORE

12:55 P.M.

The Nevada Highway Patrol is reporting U.S. 93 at the Hoover Dam Bridge is closed due to the barricaded person. READ MORE


There are reports of a person with a gun at the Hoover Dam. Police said the person is stopped in the travel lanes in the middle of the dam in a dump truck or tactical vehicle. The person has allowed vehicles to go through but expect delays on the Dam Bypass Bridge on U.S. 93. 

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Hoover Dam Police Department are responding. READ MORE

11:54 A.M.

The Clark County Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at 934 Shady Charmer Ave., near Maryland Parkway and Cactus Avenue. Upon arrival, personnel reported light smoke emitting from the garage of a single-family residence. Crews made an offensive attack and knocked the fire down at a reported time of 12:07 p.m. No injuries were reported. Preliminary indications suggested that the house may be a grow house so the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department was notified and responded to the scene. Damages have not been estimated and the Clark County Fire Investigations Division is currently conducting an investigation into the cause of the fire.


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