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Fatal crash closes Swenson in both directions

A fatal crash has shut down Swenson Street in both directions north of Flamingo Road, according to Metro Police.

The crash that involved a vehicle and a motorcycle happened around 8:11 p.m.

There weren't many details released to the media about what happened, but traffic investigators are expected to be on scene for about four hours.

Metro has asked that everyone avoid the area.

8 News NOW has a crew at the scene. Refresh this page for updates.... Read More

Plane makes hard landing at McCarran

An airplane had to make an emergency landing at McCarran International Airport Wednesday.

It was a Cessna airplane and it had to make a hard landing because the landing gear collapsed, officials at the airport said.

No one was hurt. The runway will be shut down until the plane is cleared from the area, McCarran Airport... Read More

Metro: 3 shot, one killed near Nellis and Vegas Valley

Metro Police investigated a shooting Monday evening. Officers said around 6:55 p.m. they received several calls about four to 10 shots fired in the Silverwood Apartment complex located at 3050 S. Nellis Blvd.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found three people with gunshot wounds. One of the injuries was minor, police said.

The victims were taken to Sunrise Trauma. One person was pronounced dead at the hospital.

No word on the suspects.

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Stabbing caps off deadly Friday

For first responders anywhere in the world, there is no such thing as normal days because as a first responder, every day can be hectic in its own way. Especially a day like Friday the 13th.

We're not saying we're superstitious, but May 13 has been a pretty sad and crazy day for the Las Vegas valley. Between fires, accidents, and acts of violence, it's safe to say Friday has been a trying day for first responders.

It all started around 4 a.m. when flames burned through an apartment complex near Rainbow and Charleston. Las Vegas Fire and Rescue said Shirlena Rutherford intentionally started the fire.

Neighbors say they heard a domestic dispute fright before they saw the flames.

"The next thing we know the neighbor's coming out screaming, 'she started the fire'," said Markeish Wilson, a resident... Read More

Motorcycloist hurt in crash, intersection of Warm Springs, Eastern closed

A serious crash closed the eastbound lanes of Warm Springs Road at Eastern Avenue Tuesday.

According to Metro Police, a truck and a motorcycle collided at the intersection of Warm Springs Road and Tomiyasu Lane.

It happened around 3:13 p.m. The rider was taken to University Medical Center. His condition is unknown at this time.

There weren't any other details released... Read More

215 near McCarran Airport to close for roadwork

Lane restrictions are in place near 215 and the Airport Connector. Officials are preparing for serious traffic while they work on the next phase of the Airport Connector Project.

Those who don't heed the warning are going to find themselves sitting in traffic or rerouted from the highway.

Significant lane restrictions took effect Friday night, and this will impact drivers well into Saturday.

Construction crews are installing a bridge pier foundation in the highway median. At 3 a.m. Saturday, 215 near Warm Springs Road will be completely shut down to all traffic.

This is a high-volume traffic area because of its proximity to McCarran International Airport. Drivers are encouraged to avoid this part of the 215 entirely.

Drivers going west on 215 should consider Windmill Lane or Warm Springs Road as alternate routes. Eastbound drivers should consider taking the exits at Jones Boulevard, Decatur Boulevard or Las Vegas Boulevard... Read More

215 near McCarran Airport to close for roadwork

Lane restrictions are in place near 215 and the Airport Connector. Officials are preparing for serious traffic while they work on the next phase of the Airport Connector Project.

Those who don't heed the warning are going to find themselves sitting in traffic or rerouted from the highway.

Significant lane restrictions took effect Friday night, and this will impact drivers well into Saturday.

Construction crews are installing a bridge pier foundation in the highway median. At 3 a.m. Saturday, 215 near Warm Springs Road will be completely shut down to all traffic.

This is a high-volume traffic area because of its proximity to McCarran International Airport. Drivers are encouraged to avoid this part of the 215 entirely.

Drivers going west on 215 should consider Windmill Lane or Warm Springs Road as alternate routes. Eastbound drivers should consider taking the exits at Jones Boulevard, Decatur Boulevard or Las Vegas Boulevard... Read More