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Metro investigates shooting at Swenson and Twain

Metro Police investigated a shooting Thursday near Swenson Street and E. Twain Avenue.

Metro said officers responded to reports of 10 shots that were fired in the area around 12:01 p.m.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The man was taken to Sunrise Hospital, but there's no word on his injuries.

Metro also hasn't released any information about the suspect or suspects.

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Infant transported to hospital after being shot

Las Vegas Metro Police are investigating the shooting of a 4-month-old infant shortly after 11 a.m.

The infant was shot in the hand and transported to Sunrise Hospital.

The shooting was reported in the 370 block of E. Harmon Avenue near Paradise Road. Police are investigating where the gunshot originated. It may have been from a neighboring apartment.

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Elevated expressways could solve congestion from airport to Strip

A plan to build elevated expressways to and from McCarran International Airport was well-received by Clark County commissioners Tuesday.

However, with the history of plans for light rail trains and monorail extensions that have yet to be built, will it ever happen?

RTC Chairman Larry Brown says, this time, it's different.

Travel times between McCarran and the Strip are expected to surge by 2040. A new study predicts it will take nearly 50 percent longer due to congestion.

"Get off the road," jokes commuter Shirley Mitchell. "Make room for me."

It comes as no surprise to Mitchell.

"I know there's a lot of people traveling here, and a lot of people going out, so yeah."

But what comes as a surprise to many is some of the solutions -- that have long been looked at as pipe dreams for years in the valley -- are actually not that far from reality anymore.

"Now you're starting to see pieces of that plan implemented," Brown said... Read More

American Airlines flight leaving McCarran delayed in take off due to threat on social media

An American Airlines flight that was scheduled to leave McCarran International Airport may have had to be evacuated Tuesday night, according to reports.

A McCarran spokesperson said American Airlines flight 0073 was on the runway about to depart to Los Angeles, but it never got off the ground.

According to a McCarran spokesperson, the passengers were deplaned and taken by shuttle buses to the terminals with a threat being made via social media. No word on what kind of a threat was made.

A traffic camera in the area revealed that the plane was surrounded by multiple emergency vehicles on the runway.

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Man runs off with cash following bank robbery near Tropicana and Maryland Parkway

Metro Police investigated a bank robbery near E. Tropicana Avenue and S. Maryland Parkway Friday evening.

According to officers, around 4:59 p.m a man walked into the Bank of America located at 4795 S. Maryland Parkway near UNLV and demanded money. Metro said the man handed the teller a note that said he had a bomb.

The teller gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the area.

The only description police released of the suspect is that he's a white man in his 30's. Metro Police said further investigation into the bomb threat revealed that it wasn't legit.

No one was hurt, and the FBI was notified.

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WARNING: Scammers use NHP and names of charitable groups to seek donations

Scammers are preying on the kind hearts of Nevada residents, and they're using the Nevada Highway Patrol to do it.

NHP said it had received several complaints from citizens who said they were being solicited for donations on behalf of various police charitable originations.

NHP said the scam artists use a local phone number to conduct the con, and according to some callers, they were solicited from someone posing as a representative of the American Association of State Troopers, along with the Officer Down Charities for the Nevada Highway Patrol and the Nevada Highway Patrol itself.

When a person refuses to donate, NHP said witnesses told them the scammer would threaten unfair treatment from Troopers in the future.

"We want the community to be aware of this fraudulent activity and be sure to protect their personal information," NHP said... Read More

PD: Truck hits juvenile female near Sandhill and Viking

A juvenile female was hit by a truck in central Las Vegas Wednesday, Metro Police said. It happened around 2:45 p.m. near S. Sandhill and E. Viking roads.

No word on what happened in the moments leading up to the crash, but officers said the girl's injuries appear to be critical.

This is an active scene, so drivers are encouraged to avoid the area.

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