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Police Investigating Suspicious Death in Northeast Valley

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Metro Police officers are investigating a suspicious death in the 2500 block of San Marcos Street in the northeast valley.

Police were called shortly after noon Monday when a family member came home to find a relative dead. The home is near Carey Avenue and Pecos Road.

Police say they have reason to believe the death was the result of homicide.

"The scene, as we know it at this point, makes us believe that it is suspicious," said Metro Police Lt. Ray Steiber. "What that scene is, at this point, I can't disclose, because it's too early in the investigation, and, to be quite honest, we haven't made our way completely through the residence yet. We're making sure that we document the scene as we see it and keep everything as it is."

Police have not released suspect descriptions and have not made any arrests. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

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Sewer Line Work to Close Christy Lane

Sewer Line Work to Close Christy Lane

A sewer line project is forcing the closure of a road starting Monday.

Christy Lane from Washington to Owens Avenues will be closed to through traffic starting Monday and lasting until at least September 21. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Crews will open Christy Lane to through traffic in the night time hours, but lane restrictions will be in place. The construction will force drivers to find an alternate route to Eldorado High School in the first few weeks of the school year.

The closure is part of a Clark County Water Reclamation District project to rehabilitate sewer lines in the area, including along Washington Avenue from Christy Lane to Betty Lane, Betty Lane between Washington and Harris Avenues, and Christy Lane from Owens to Washington Avenues.

Sewer collection lines are being replaced and relined. Crews will install temporary bypass pumps and lines. Plus, manholes will be rehabilitated.

School Gets $25,000 from Target

A southern Nevada elementary school will start the school year with an extra $25,000.

Halle Hewetson Elementary School is one of 100 schools nationwide to get a grant from retail giant Target. The money is part of the Give With Target initiative. Through the initiative, Target will provide $2.5 million in grants to in-need schools around the country. The retailer will also be giving away Target gift cards to schools in need.

Hewetson Elementary School was selected through votes on Target’s Facebook page. People can also vote for schools to get gift cards through the Facebook page.

Police Search for Suspect in Bank Robbery

Police Search for Suspect in Bank Robbery

Metro Police are searching for a man they say robbed a bank in the area of Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street.

The crime happened Tuesday, August 7 just before 4 p.m.

Police say the suspect gave the teller a note demanding money. The teller gave the suspect money, and the man left the bank.

The suspect is described as a white man between 50 and 70 years old. He is 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 and between 160 and 170 pounds. He has a full blond or gray beard that reaches to the middle of his chest. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a tan hat, dark shirt and light-colored pants.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the robbery is asked to call Metro Police at 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.  

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Cooling Station Locations in Las Vegas Valley

Cooling Station Locations in Las Vegas Valley

LAS VEGAS -- Because of an excessive heat warning, cooling stations are being opened in Clark County to help the homeless and others get out of the heat.

Temperatures are expected to be over 110 degrees Wednesday through Sunday.

The following is a list of cooling stations open to the public all summer:

• Catholic Charities, 1501 N. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (For men only)

• The Salvation Army, 31 W. Owens Ave., North Las Vegas, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (For adults only)

• The Shade Tree, 1 W. Owens Ave., North Las Vegas, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (For women and children only.)

The following locations will be open Wednesday through Saturday:

Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road (at E. Horizon Drive), Henderson, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Wed. to Fri.) and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Saturday)

Water Heater Permits Now Available at Home Depot

Water Heater Permits Now Available at Home Depot

The city of Las Vegas approved a plan to allow people to get permits for water heaters and water softeners at Home Depots around southern Nevada.

Under the agreement, the Home Depot will be allowed to issue proof of permit and collect permit payments from customers. The information and money will be forwarded to the city. Customers can then go to the city’s website to schedule an inspection, which can be done seven days a week. The idea is to help customers save time and an extra trip.

The pilot program will be available at12 stores around the Las Vegas valley, including four within the city limits.   

  • 861 S. Rainbow Blvd.
  • 1401 S. Lamb Blvd.
  • 7881 W. Tropical Pkwy.
  • 9705 W. Charleston Blvd.

The agreement will be for 90 days with six-month renewal options. The kiosks will only offer permits for water heater and water softeners.

I-15 Nighttime Shutdown All Week

I-15 Nighttime Shutdown All Week


A once-intermittent traffic closure will become more regular this week in North Las Vegas.

As work on North 5th Street Bridge continues, crews will be closing down the southbound lanes of Interstate 15 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 3.

The southbound detour will be to exit I-15 southbound at Cheyenne Avenue to the right, then making a left onto Losee Road, left onto Lake Mead Boulevard, which leads back to the southbound I-15 on-ramp.

The detour is needed for crews to put up steel girders across the southbound lanes of I-15 for the North 5th Street Bridge.

This $30 million bridge improvement is part of the City’s North 5th Street Arterial project. The North 5th Street Bridge is expected to be complete in 2013.