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Two-alarm fire damages school, classes canceled for Thursday

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Fire Department says a two-alarm fire caused by solar panels damaged Faith Lutheran Middle School. All the students were evacuated before fire crews got there.

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Wrongful death suit filed in Summerlin Hospital TB outbreak

Rubin and Vanessa White

LAS VEGAS -- The man whose wife and newborn girls started an outbreak of tuberculosis at the Summerlin Hospital and ultimately died from the disease filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital for failing to diagnose the disease.

Rubin White filed the lawsuit Wednesday against the hospital, doctors and nurses for the wrongful death of his wife Vanessa White and his newborn girls Abigail and Emma White.

Vanessa White, who did not know she had the disease, was allowed to visit her twins in the Summerlin Neonatal Intensive Care Unit this past summer. The lawsuit claims those visits exposed the children to the disease because the unit disregarded safety standards and precautions.

Her visits caused an outbreak of the disease in the NICU Level III unit.

Hundreds of people, including newborns, had to be tested for the potentially life-threatening disease.







Injured hiker rescued at Red Rock

Las Vegas-- A hiker is rescued after falling approximately 15-feet while in a remote location within the Red Rock National Conservation Area.

The 34-year-old woman was believed to have sustained a head injury, according to Metro's Dispatch Center. A rescue aircraft was dispatched to the area, and located the woman and her companion a short time later. 

The woman was found in a rock crevice surrounded by challenging terrain near the 6100-foot level of the White Rock Springs Trail, and several miles from the nearest roadway.

Two rescue crewmen were lowered by hoist, and provided immediate medical attention to the victim. She and her companion were then hoisted into the aircraft and transported to an emergency landing zone where arrive medical personnel provided additional care.

The victim was then transported to an area medical facility. This is the 38th mission completed by the LVMPD Search and Rescue Section this year.






Driver killed in rollover crash on I-215 identified

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal rollover over the weekend on Interstate 215 in Las Vegas.

The patrol says a 24-year-old man was killed after he lost control of his jeep and rolled over near Sahara about 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

He was taken to University Medical Center where he later died.

Trooper Loy Hixson says the man was the only person in the truck. A preliminary investigation suggests he was driving too fast and that alcohol may have been involved.

The victim's name has not been released.

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal rollover over the weekend on Interstate 215 in Las Vegas.

The patrol says a 24-year-old man was killed after he lost control of his jeep and rolled over near Sahara about 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

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Police looking for man who robbed store

Police looking for man who robbed store

Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed a store near Rainbow and Oakey boulevards.

According to police, the robbery happened at around 10:30 p.m. April 26.  The man walked into the business, used a gun to threaten the clerk and demanded money.

The clerk gave the man money and the armed robber left the scene on foot.

The man police are looking for is described as a black man between 25 and 30 years old, 5 foot 10 and 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, black pants, sunglasses and a black bandana over his face.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro's Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

Woman dead after fall from freeway overpass

LAS VEGAS - Police are investigating a death near Summerlin Parkway and U.S. 95 where police say a woman jumped from a freeway overpass Tuesday morning.

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Jeremie Elliott says at least one vehicle struck the woman about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday when she landed on the transition ramp from eastbound Summerlin Parkway to southbound U.S. 95.

Two other vehicles also crashed beneath the Rainbow Boulevard overpass, but Elliott says no other injuries were reported.

The transition road was closed for several hours and traffic was diverted to a carpool lane overpass while authorities investigated.

Elliott says Las Vegas police are handling the death as a suicide.

(Associated Press contributed to this report.)









Police looking for jewelry store robber

Police looking for jewelry store robber

Metro Police are searching for a man who robbed a jewelry store earlier this week.

According to police, at around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, the man walked into the store on Charleston and Rampart boulevards. He was carrying two black backpacks and was armed with a long-barreled silver handgun.

The man pointed the gun at the clerks and demanded a large amount of jewelry. He put the jewelry into the backpacks and left the store. He was last seen running south west.

In the days before the robbery, the man was seen loitering in the shopping center.

The man is described as a black man between 20 to 30 years old. He between 5 foot 9 and 6 foot 2 with a thin build. He was wearing a plaid shirt, a blue checkered baseball cap with a red logo, gloves and a long black wig.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Police at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers (702) 385-5555.