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Las Vegas breaking news for March 20, 2019

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Posted at 5:27 AM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 01:16:52-04

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

10:12 P.M.
Henderson police sent out a missing person alert via its social media.

5:05 P.M.
Nevada Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash involving a Toyota 4 Runner on SB US-95 at mile marker 125, near Creech Air Force Base. The driver over-corrected with the vehicle rolling over, according to troopers. The woman driver lost her life with the passengers suffering non life-threatening injuries.

2:15 P.M.
Police are investigating the death of a woman found on Monday at an apartment complex near Jones and Lake Mead boulevards. Police say they received a call from an employee at the complex who found the woman while doing a welfare check at the request of a relative. Several lacerations were observed on the victim's body. Police believe she may have known the killer. She has been identified by coroner as 68-year-old Cheryl Brown. INTERACTIVE MAP.

2 P.M.
School district police arrested a Las Vegas High School student after a gun was located inside a backpack that was inside his car parked in the school's parking lot. The handgun was found along with ammunition and THC vape cartridges. This was the 13th arrest of a student on school property with a firearm.

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5 A.M.
2 people are dead and Las Vegas police are investigating what officers say appears to be a murder-suicide near Eastern Avenue and Russell Road. Eastern is blocked off in both direction between Hacienda and Russell. Officers say to expect closures to last several hours. READ MORE


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