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Coroner identifies baby girl who died Friday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A baby girl who died on Friday after she was found not breathing has been identified as Erin Lee Vandusen.

The 2-month-old girl was taken from a house in the 3100 block of South Nellis Boulevard to Sunrise Hospital Friday morning, but she was pronounced dead.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Abuse/Neglect unit is investigating the death.

Cause of death has not been determined. When available, the cause will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office... Read More

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Two new West Nile virus cases bring 2019 total to 8

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Two new cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Clark County, bringing the year’s total to eight.

Six of the eight West Nile cases reported to the Southern Nevada Health District involved the more serious neuroinvasive form of the illness. Both new cases are the neuroinvasive form. One individual is a female over the age of 50, and the other is a male under the age of 50.

No cases were reported in Southern Nevada in 2018.

Most people infected with West Nile virus do not develop symptoms. About one in five people who are infected develop a fever and symptoms that can include headache, joint pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and rash, the district said.

People with mild illness typically recover completely but may experience fatigue and weakness that can last for a few weeks or months... Read More

Lane restrictions Wednesday as crews work on US95 lights

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Crews will be working Wednesday on U.S. 95 near the Lake Mead Boulevard interchange to repair light towers.

Lane restrictions will be in place during repairs on the high mast lights between Smoke Ranch Road and Vegas Drive from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Drivers are urged to use caution in work zones and consider alternate routes... Read More

Events look at balancing security, ambiance after shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Event organizers should review their emergency plans after a deadly shooting at a California food festival to see if they can make additional safety improvements as the peak of summer and fair season culminates with a series of open-air events that are notoriously difficult to secure, law enforcement experts said.

The weekend shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival left three dead — including two children — and a dozen injured at the famous three-day event that attracts more than 100,000 people annually to the agricultural community in Northern California.

The festival included a perimeter fence, metal detectors, a bag search and police patrols. Santino William Legan, 19, cut through the fence and opened fire with an AK-47-style rifle before three officers fatally shot him in less than a minute... Read More

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4 teens face charges in NLV arson fire

NORTH LAS VEGAS, (KLAS) — Four teens, ranging in age from 14 to 17 are facing charges of first-degree arson, burglary and aiding and abetting, according to North Las Vegas Fire Department.

The teens are accused of breaking into an apartment and setting it on fire on Monday evening. No one was in the apartment, located in the 2500 block of Donna Street, during the fire.

The teens were seen running from the apartment building and arrested by police later in the evening.

The teens were booked into Clark County Juvenile Services... Read More

Man charged with murder after wife found dead in bathroom

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man was arrested Monday night after police responded to a reported suicide at his home in the south Las Vegas valley.

A woman was found in a bathroom, dead from an apparent gunshot wound, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers said.

Sebastian Lord, 47, told officers that he awoke to find his wife dead at their home in the 10000 block of Cassleman Court, near Maryland Parkway and St. Rose Parkway... Read More

Nevada casino win tops $1B in June

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jump in winnings by Nevada casinos in June helped push statewide revenue figures for the fiscal year to $11.9 billion.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board on Tuesday reported total statewide “gaming win” of a little more than $1 billion last month, up nearly 11.6% compared with June 2018.

The results from a month with five weekends pushed what had been a flat 12-month revenue comparison up to finish at 0.8% compared with fiscal 2018.

A year ago, the state reported a 3.2% increase from fiscal 2017. A board summary noted that average growth in Nevada casino winnings has been 1% during the last 10 years.

Gambling is second only to sales taxes as a percentage of the state’s $14 billion annual budget. Nevada has no state income tax.

Overall casino winnings on the Las Vegas Strip, where most of the state’s gambling business is done, was down just under 1% in fiscal 2019... Read More