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Power Worker Shocked By Electricity

LAS VEGAS -- An NV Energy worker sustained burns when he was shocked while working inside a large power box on the corner of West Washington Avenue and North Cimarron Road at 5:57 p.m. Friday.  

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue responded that one worker was injured. 

The crew working at the site consisted of three NV Energy employees. The workers were working on the unit with one employee coming into contact with electricity which caused the shock. It caused the worker's clothes to catch fire. 

Fellow employees aided their companion until firefighters and paramedics arrived a few minutes later. 

The employee was transported by Las Vegas Fire and Rescue to the trauma unit at University Medical Center with serious burns. His injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.           

The incident is under investigation by NV Energy.

Second Outdoor Marijuana Grow Removed from Mt. Charleston Area

LAS VEGAS -- Members of the Southern Nevada HITDA Task Force's "Eradication Team" removed approximately 3,936 mature marijuana plants with an estimated street value in excess of $7.4 million dollars.

The early morning raid took place Tuesday approximately three miles Northwest of the intersection of State Routes 156 and 158. The investigation which led to the raid was sparked by a citizen's tip of suspicious activity in the area.

There were no suspects present at the time of the raid and no arrests have been made. Officers searching the abandoned makeshift camps recovered evidence which will aid in the ongoing investigation of this criminal enterprise.

This is the fifth outdoor marijuana grow discovered within Clark County so far this year.

Protection Proposed for Rare Mt. Charleston Butterfly

Protection Proposed for Rare Mt. Charleston Butterfly

 

A rare butterfly found only on Mt. Charleston might get protection under the Endangered Species Act, according to information released Wednesday by the Center for Biological Diversity.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed protection today for the Mount Charleston blue butterfly. The decision was the result of a 2011 settlement with the Center for Biological Diversity requiring the Service to speed protection decisions. 

“Protection for the beautiful Mount Charleston blue butterfly comes in the nick of time,” said Tierra Curry, a conservation biologist at the Center. “With very few of the butterflies seen in recent years, their best shot at recovery is the Endangered Species Act, which has prevented the extinction of 99 percent of the plants and animals under its protection.”

Metro Police Look for Man who Robbed Bank

Metro Police Look for Man who Robbed Bank

 

Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed a bank near Farm Road and Durango Drive.

The robbery happened at about 2:20 p.m. September 19. According to police, the suspect walked into the bank and gave the teller a note, demanding money. The teller gave the man money, and he left the bank on a mountain bike.

The suspect is described as a white man in his late 20s or early 30s. He is 5-foot-7 and 200 pounds. He has a pot belly and a small black beard. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a brown hat on backward, sunglasses, a tan T-shirt, gray shorts with a white and black stripe, and white shoes. He may have been wearing a wig under his hat.

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

Woman Killed in Rollover Identified

Woman Killed in Rollover Identified

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office identified the woman who died after her car rolled over on Oso Blanca Road Friday as Courtney Moyer, 23, of Las Vegas.

The coroner ruled her death an accident and said she died from blunt chest trauma.

According to evidence at the scene, Moyer was driving southbound, just north of Deer Springs Way in northwest Las Vegas, when she ran off the road and into a drainage ditch, causing the car to roll over.

Moyer, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the car and pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident was the 86th traffic-related death in Metro Police's jurisdiction this year.

Woman Killed in Rollover Accident

LAS VEGAS - A woman is dead following a single vehicle rollover crash on Oso Blanca Road near Elkhorn and Tule Springs roads.

The crash happened September 21 at around 3:35 a.m. Metro Police said a 23-year-old woman was driving southbound on Oso Blanca Road in a 1996 Honda Accord, when she ran off the road.

The vehicle crashed into a drainage ditch and rolled. The woman was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene of the accident.

The Clark County Coroner's office will identify her once her next of kin have been notified.

 

Major Shopping Centers See High Tenant Occupancy

 

The landlord of two huge retail areas in the northwest says after being hit hard by the recession occupancy is back up.

Centennial Center, a 900,000-square-foot retail site constructed in 2001, and its sister property, Centennial Gateway, a 350,000-square-foot site built in 2007, have emerged from the economic downturn and are almost to capacity, their landlord said.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.