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Las Vegas breaking news for March 15, 2019

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Posted at 5:15 AM, Mar 15, 2019

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

10:20 P.M.

10 P.M.
The 13-year-old girl that was reported missing earlier in the day has been found, according to Las Vegas police.

10 P.M.
Witnesses report heavy police presence at the Bellagio hotel-casino North Valet entrance. READ MORE

5:10 P.M.
Officers were called to a reported shooting in the 3300 block of East Charleston, near Mojave Road. A man was found with a critical gunshot wound, according to police. This person was taken to the hospital as detectives continued their on-scene investigation.

3:48 P.M.
A man's body was found in the desert off State Route 147 near mile marker 10 by a passerby. Police say the body appears have been there several days and the death appears to be suspicious. The man was identified as 33-year-old Marcos Andres Madrid on March 20. He died from multiple gunshot wounds. His death was ruled a homicide. INTERACTIVE MAP.

3:45 P.M.
Police are looking for 13-year-old girl who was last seen around 10:30 p.m. March 14 at Circus Circus hotel-casino. Destinee Baca was last seen wearing blue jeans with ripped knees, green shirt, black and blue pullover and black and white Vans. She was last seen with a a white adult male wearing a white hat, grey jacket and blue jeans. She has been classified as endangered.


3 P.M.
The Southern Nevada Health District has confirmed a case of internationally-imported measles in Clark County. The patient is an international visitor and the potential Las Vegas exposure occurred between March 9 and March 11. The patient’s immunization status is unknown. The Health District is notifying individuals who might have had contact with this patient and will not be releasing any additional information about the patient. READ MORE.

UPDATE 1:56 P.M.
Power has been restored to most NV Energy customers in Las Vegas. For updates on the outage click here.

12:35 P.M.
A power outage near Valley View Boulevard and Sahara Avenue has left 2545 people in Las Vegas without power. Power poles in the area fell over and spread to a nearby mobile home, according to firefighters. For updates on the outage click here.

UPDATE 6:30 A.M.
Authorities say one person was rescued in cardiac arrest during the house fire near Nellis Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue.

5:40 A.M.
One man is dead and another is detained after a fight near Main Street and Owens Avenue. Main street is closed near Owens and will be closed for approximately 3 hours. North Las Vegas Police say two men got into a fistfight, a 25-35 year old man died from his injuries. READ MORE.

5:00 A.M.
Firefighters are at the scene of a house fire near Nellis Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue that started just after 3:30 a.m. Two people were hospitalized in the fire. The cause is still under investigation. Stay tuned for updates.


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