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Las Vegas breaking news for May 15, 2019

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Posted at 6:03 AM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 18:54:45-04

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

UPDATE 3:15 P.M.
The early morning house fire at a home located at 1001 Joseph Kerwin Drive caused about $150,000 in damages, according to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.

1:55 P.M.
A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police motorcycle officer was involved in a crash Wednesday afternoon near Lake Mead and Rainbow boulevards. The officer is OK but was transported to UMC as a precaution. Some lanes are currently closed at the scene.

1 P.M.: Las Vegas police say the school lockdowns are lifted and one person is in custody after a search in the northwest part of the valley.

Police responded to a call at 10:24 a.m. of a prowler near West Elkhorn Road and Buffalo Drive. Two schools in the area went on lockdown shortly after 12 p.m. as police searched for the subject. Las Vegas police found the subject with the help of an air unit and school police. The lockdowns were lifted around 1 p.m.

12:50 P.M.
Two schools are on lockdown in the northwest part of the Las Vegas valley as police search for a subject in the area, according to school police. Ralph Cadwallader Middle School near West Elkhorn Road and Buffalo Drive went on hard lockdown at 12:09 p.m. Betsy Rhodes Elementary School near Farm Road and Buffalo Drive went on soft lockdown at 12:11 p.m.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue says the fire near Buffalo Drive and Charleston Avenue has been put out. Firefighters say all occupants have been evacuated and are accounted for. The situation is under control and there are no injuries to report.

9:32 A.M.
Las Vegas Fire and Rescue is responding to a fire at a home near Buffalo Drive and Charleston Avenue. Firefighters says the occupants of the home on Joseph Kerwin Drive have been evacuated. No reports of injuries. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

6:09 A.M.
10 people have been displaced and firefighters are investigating after a fire inside the attic of a single-story home near Vegas Drive and Jones Boulevard. Las Vegas Fire and Rescue responded to a call at 5:52 a.m. at 1301 N Mallard Street. Firefighters say there was moldering electrical wires in the attic with charred wood. The occupants of the home were evacuated. No injuries to report. The cause remains under investigation.

1:23 A.M.
Firefighters are investigating a "high" level fire at an abandoned two-story apartment building early this morning. Reports of a fire at 3650 Geist Avenue shortly before 1:30 a.m. prompted a multi-agency response. Firefighters made entry in to the building and knocked the fire down. No injuries were reported. Damage has not been estimated.


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