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Las Vegas breaking news for May 1, 2018

Posted at 5:43 AM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-02 07:30:08-04

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

10:45 P.M.

A man is dead after his pickup truck rolled near Bermuda Road and Windmill Lane around 9:50 p.m. According to Las Vegas police, the truck was heading south on Bermuda Road when the driver veered off into the desert area. The driver was ejected from the truck and died on scene.

10:41 P.M.

A man and woman are reportedly stuck at Juniper Canyon inside Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Las Vegas police say they received a call regarding stranded hikers around 9:13 p.m. Due to weather conditions, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Search and Rescue cannot respond. No injuries have been reported.

5:57 P.M.

Henderson police said the hostage situation has been cleared on Mira Montana Street. The man surrendered to police and was taken into custody without incident. There were no injuries to the hostage, suspect or officers. 

5:45 P.M.

UNLV is reporting an outage affecting the Lied Library, Carol Harter Classroom Building Complex and other buildings on the west side of campus. NV Energy is reporting about 1,700 customers being affected. 

5:40 P.M.

Henderson police said an armed man took a male acquaintance hostage inside a condo on Mira Montana Street, just north of the Galleria Mall. When U.S. Marshals tried to serve an arrest warrant, they say the man was armed. 

5:10 P.M.

Henderson police are responding to a hostage and barricade situation at 700 Mira Montana Street, near Stephanie Street and Galleria Drive. Police were responding to the area to serve a warrant for a suspect wanted by U.S. Marshals. SWAT is on scene. There are road closures in the area.

2:40 P.M.

A tree was hit by lightning and caught fire near Buffalo and Vegas drives. No buildings are involved. 

6:30 A.M.

Several Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department buses were seen on the shoulder of southbound I-15. It appears that they were involved in a crash near Lake Mead Boulevard.

Expect traffic delays between Lake Mead Boulevard and the Spaghetti Bowl.

5:19 A.M.

Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers responded to a fatal crash on the westbound 215 beltway just east of Losee Road. FULL STORY

5:15 A.M.

A crash on northbound Interstate 15 is causing a traffic back up between Charleston Boulevard and the Spaghetti Bowl.

5:10 A.M.

A rollover near the northbound I-15 to the southbound U.S. 95 has caused the ramp to close this morning.


Officers say a man was shot two to three times during an argument that occurred near U.S. 95 and Ann Road. That man was transported to the hospital and is expected to recover.

The suspected shooter was taken into custody at a nearby apartment complex after his girlfriend called the police.


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