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Barricade ends with children safe, parents arrested

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police say a barricade situation near Alexander Road and Lamb Boulevard ended peacefully early Wednesday morning.

According to police, the incident started when Child Protective Services took the children away from the couple Tuesday. The children were put into the custody of their grandparents. However, the couple went to the grandparents' home, took the children, returned to their home and refused to come out of the house for several hours. 

The children are 9 and 12 years old.

The parents eventually surrendered peacefully, and the children are safe.

One injured in crash near Lake Mead and Pecos

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - An early morning crash Monday closed both directions of Lake Mead Boulevard near Pecos Road. The collision occurred shortly after 4 a.m.

Police say a motorcycle with two people on it and a vehicle were traveling eastbound on Lake Mead, when they collided. The male driver of the motorcycle sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The 32-year-old female passenger on the motorcycle was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition.

Police say the car started to leave the scene, but officers stopped it.  Officers detained the driver. Police say alcohol may be a factor.

Lake Mead was closed for a few hours while police investigated.

Police, parents and teachers needed to combat school violence

LAS VEGAS -- School violence is an epidemic that won't quit.

Earlier this month, a student from O'Callaghan Middle School was taken to the hospital after a fight in the lunchroom.

O'Callaghan is near two other schools with some of the highest number of suspensions, expulsions and violence to students.

Harney, O'Callaghan and Bailey middle schools are within a five mile radius of each other, and according to the Department of Education, they happen to have a problem with violence.

"There is a lot of different ones. There are gangs. There are a bunch of people that do drugs and all that," 13-year-old middle school student Tyler Hamman said.

Tyler was recently kicked out of school. His mom Brenda Wilson says it was because of drug paraphernalia.

"He brought a weed pipe to school, and he was expelled and had to go to continuation school," Wilson said.

Building fire near Lamb and Alexander

LAS VEGAS - Fire investigators are looking into what caused a fire at a building in the northwest part of the Las Vegas valley.

It happened just after 5:00 a.m. Sunday, near the intersection of Lamb Boulevard and Alexander Road.

Upon arrival, crews reported heavy flames and smoke coming from the roof of the Frazier Masonry Corporation at 4460 Riviera Ridge Ave.

A second alarm was activated soon after crews arrived, resulting in more crews from the Clark County Fire, North Las Vegas Fire, and Las Vegas Fire and Rescue to respond.

It took about 40 minutes to get the fire under control.

The warehouse section of the business sustained heavy damage, but much of the office area was salvaged, according to the Clark County Fire Department.

The initial loss is estimated at $500,000, but that number could change once the investigation is completed.

No injuries were reported.



Pedestrian struck in hit-and-run crash

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that occurred Wednesday night.

The accident happened shortly after 8 p.m. near Las Vegas Boulevard North and Walnut Road. Police say a pedestrian was jaywalking across Las Vegas Boulevard, when a Ford Explorer struck him.

Emergency crews transported the man to University Medical Center, where doctors treated him for critical injuries.

The truck left the scene of the accident. Police describe the vehicle as a 2006 or 2007 white Ford Explorer with potential damage on its right front end and undercarriage.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Committee approves bill naming peak after Reagan

WASHINGTON (AP) -- About the only thing former President Ronald Reagan doesn't have named after him is a mountain, not one recognized by the federal government anyway.

Now, Republican Rep. Joe Heck of Nevada is pushing a bill that would name a part of Frenchman Mountain, located just east of Las Vegas, after the nation's 40th president.

The House Natural Resources Committee approved Heck's bill by voice vote Wednesday, but not before some Democrats had fun with the issue.

One suggested that Yucca Mountain, site of a proposed nuclear waste depository, be named after Reagan. Another suggested the whole planet.

The bill is likely to pass the House but stall in the Senate. A spokeswoman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he has higher priority land bills for Nevada.

CCSD: Girl's hospitalization not related to school fight

LAS VEGAS -- Clark County School District Police say a 13-year-old girl who is hospitalized from a school fight last week suffered injuries as a result of a medical "emergency."

CCSD Police held a news conference Tuesday morning to discuss the fight at O'Callaghan Middle School last Wednesday between two seventh grade girls. The incident happened during lunch hour in the school's quad area. While there are security cameras on the campus, the area where the fight occurred is out of camera range.

Police describe the two girls as "mutual combatants" who both took part in the fight.

"The two female students had an ongoing strained relationship for lack of a better term," said Capt. Ken Young, CCSD Police Department.