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1 taken into custody in barricade situation, SWAT headed to scene

One person was taken into custody Tuesday following a barricade situation near S. Grand Canyon Drive and W. Russell Road, Metro Police said.

The barricaded situation is happening at an apartment complex in the 9900 block of West Russell Road. Nearby apartments are being evacuated.

According to police, it all started around 2:42 p.m. as a strong-armed robbery to a convenience store located in the 5300 block of South Fort Apache Road. Another suspect is believed to still be hold up in the apartment.

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Officer injured in southwest valley crash

A police officer was injured in a crash in the southwest part of the valley Friday morning. The crash happened shortly after 4 a.m. near Durango Drive and Tropicana Avenue.

Metro says the officer was on a motorcycle, when a sedan rear-ended him. The officer was taken to University Medical Center. Police say he is conscious and speaking.

Police have shut down the intersection of Tropicana and Durango during their investigation.

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Metro: 1 shot near Valley View and Pennwood Avenue

Metro Police investigated a shooting Thursday night near S. Valley View Drive and Pennwood Avenue.

It happened at an apartment complex located at 4027 Silver Dollar Avenue.

According to Metro, it all started as a fight, but then shots were fired and a person was struck twice, once in the chest and once in the leg. The injuries appear to be non-life threatening, Metro said.

The victim was taken to the hospital.

No word on the suspects, but police are searching for them.

8 News NOW has a crew at the scene. We'll have more on the shooting on our 8 News NOW newscast after the game.

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Frustration grows among residents as blasting continues

Frustration among homeowners is growing after blasting resumed in Southern Highlands.

Homeowners have described those blasts as resembling an earthquake. 8 News NOW was there as the blasting started Wednesday morning sending a deep rumble through the nearby neighborhood.

Since June, residents living near the blast area have been rocked by several planned explosions as part of an expansion of Highland Hills. Dozens of residents say their homes have been damaged by the blasts from foundations to retaining walls and ceilings, even cracks through stone, including Richard Travis' granite counters.

"Two of them have cracks and the one blast that went off today widened the one crack a lot more," Travis said... Read More

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Frustration grows among residents as blasting continues

Frustration among homeowners is growing after blasting resumed in Southern Highlands.

Homeowners have described those blasts as resembling an earthquake. 8 News NOW was there as the blasting started Wednesday morning sending a deep rumble through the nearby neighborhood.

Since June, residents living near the blast area have been rocked by several planned explosions as part of an expansion of Highland Hills. Dozens of residents say their homes have been damaged by the blasts from foundations to retaining walls and ceilings, even cracks through stone, including Richard Travis' granite counters.

"Two of them have cracks and the one blast that went off today widened the one crack a lot more," Travis said... Read More

Report details how murder suspect escaped, was recaptured; suspect claims self-defense

The shooting happened on Aug. 28 in the parking lot of a McDonald's located at 3010 Las Vegas Boulevard.

When North Las Vegas Police officers arrived at the scene, the victim, Mohammad Nestor-Robinson was found lying in the Walgreens parking lot next door to the Mc Donald's.

According to the arrest report, Nestor-Robinson ended up in the Walgreens parking lot because he took off running during the shooting. Officers said as Nestor-Robinson laid on the ground he could be heard saying," I shouldn't have called her a b^$*#."

Nestor-Robinson told North Las Vegas Police he had been in an argument with Perez and a woman before he was shot. Right after the shooting, a silver four-door sedan, later revealed as the vehicle Perez was in, was seen fleeing the area by numerous people.

So what sparked the argument?... Read More

New concern arises in Southern Highlands neighborhoods near blasting sites

Blasting for a new housing development has neighbors in the Southern Highlands area worried about damage to their homes and now to their safety.

Southern Highlands neighbors made a startling discovery over the weekend at the construction site where the blasts have been going on. First, the site was virtually unsecured until Saturday. Since then, two "No Trespassing" signs have been put up.

The signs weren't in place when Howard McCarley found some wires and red tubes that ran underground while walking his dog around the construction site.

"It looks like somebody left some charges out there the last time they were blasting," McCarley said.

He isn't just a nearby homeowner, he spent 30 years in underground construction in the bay area.

The site, now only partially closed off by a limited orange mesh netting... Read More