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Staying safe when caught on flooded streets

Thursday's storm unleashed heavy rain over southeast Las Vegas causing US 95 to close near Wagonwheel due to flooding.

It quickly created a dangerous situation for drivers. Drivers found themselves caught on the freeway with no where to go.

Clark County Regional Flood Control District says many drivers don't realize how dangerous even a small amount of water can be.

"It's basically advised that anytime the water reaches six inches, you can't see what's under it, don't drive through it. Particularly, when we have a lot of heavy rain in a short amount of time," said Erin Neff, Clark County Regional Flood Control District.

NDOT says just 12 inches of rushing water can carry away a small car, while two feet can sweep away larger vehicles like trucks and SUVs.

It's also recommended drivers double the braking distance and keep cars in good working order to avoid problems. It only takes a half-foot of water can disable the electricity in your vehicle... Read More

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McCarran travelers experiencing weather delays

Travelers coming into or leaving out of McCarran International Airport could experience some slight weather delays.

McCarran reports departure traffic destined for Dallas/Ft Worth International Airport, Dallas-Ft Worth, TX (DFW) is currently experiencing delays averaging 43 minutes.

General Departure Delays: Traffic is experiencing gate hold and taxi delays lasting 15 minutes or less.
General Arrival Delays: Arrival traffic is experiencing airborne delays of 15 minutes or less.

According to the National Weather Service, thunderstorm wind gusts of 35 knots or higher from the south will impact the terminal area between 3:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.

Meteorologist Tedd Florendo says there is an isolated thunderstorm right over Anthem producing rain and small hail but it's moving quickly toward the west.

There aren't any other storms reported in the valley... Read More

Henderson Police look for more information that will lead to arrest in elderly woman's death

Police are asking for the public's help in the recent homicide of an 84-year-old Henderson woman.

On July 6, at about 10:30 a.m., Henderson Police and Fire responded to a structure fire at an apartment complex located at 501 E. Lake Mead Parkway. Emergency responders found the woman inside a burning apartment with apparent trauma to her head and face.

The victim was taken to St. Rose Dominican Hospital - De Lima Campus where she died from her injuries.

The identity of the victim and cause and manner of her death will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Office at a later date.

This is the 5th homicide investigated by Henderson Police in 2018.

Anyone with information, in this case, is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at 702-267-4750. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit Crime Stoppers website... Read More

Two arrested for string of salon burglaries around Henderson

Police arrested two people over the weekend in connection to a string of burglaries at salons around Henderson.

50-year-old Kenneth McDougall and 25-year-old Jesenia Guerrero face multiple charges, and it's believed they face additional charges for burglaries in other jurisdictions, according to a report by the Henderson Police Department.

Investigators say the burglary spree happened between February 18 through June 11 and involved eight salons.

Officers apprehended McDougall after trying to pull him over in the area of Eastern Avenue and Washington Avenue. McDougall crashed into two detective vehicles, two privately owned parked vehicles, and a home which resulted in a natural gas leak, according to the report.

Guerrero was arrested in the same area.

Both face three counts of felony burglary and misdemeanor charges of conspiracy to commit burglary. They are booked into the Henderson Detention Center. ... Read More

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Coroner identifies Henderson teen killed

The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the teen shot and killed over the weekend as 17-year-old Matthew Minkler. His cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head, Metro Police said.

Two male juveniles face charges in the teen's death. They were arrested Friday night after fleeing a traffic stop and then crashing a stolen car, police said.

Officers began following the stolen vehicle because the person behind the wheel was driving in a reckless manner in the area of E. Sunset Road and Green Valley Parkway on Friday around 7:20 p.m., according to a report by the Henderson Police Department.

While attempting to flee, the driver ran a red light and crashed the stolen vehicle. According to the arrest report, several juvenile occupants ran from the scene, but with the help from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Air Support and K-9 units, Henderson Police were able to catch everyone who ran from the scene. ... Read More

Memorial Day: Honoring America's veterans

Hundreds came together during an annual ceremony at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery to honor Southern Nevada's veterans.

It was standing room only during the ceremony at the cemetery in Boulder City. Veterans and their families gathered to honor fallen heroes.

"My father was one of those who escorted other soldiers home to their final resting place during Vietnam," said Vena Foster.

Her father passed away last year and is buried at the cemetery. Her husband, is a Desert Storm veteran.

"My husband is a permanently disabled veteran and so we're always out wanting to thank all of our veterans for what they do."

Several generations of military members who served in different wars and for different military branches all came together to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice... Read More

Henderson drug bust nets $300K of marijuana products

Henderson Police report they busted an illegal marijuana dispensary being run out of a home that resulted in the seizure of nearly $300,000 worth of marijuana products.

A vehicle stop on May 15 led police to the home in the 800 block of Sheerwater Avenue, near St. Rose and Maryland parkways, police said.

Police confiscated:

$2,299 cash
Marijuana THC edibles (745 packages - 52 pounds)
Concentrated Marijuana Wax (28 pounds)
THC vaporizer cartridges (163 pounds)
Marijuana (1.6 pounds)
Concentrated Marijuana THC syringes (282 packages)

Henderson Police say, due to the nature of the investigation, additional information is not available for release at this time... Read More