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Gas leak forces closure on section of North Fifth Street

North Fifth Street, between Craig and Lone Mountain roads, was closed for an emergency gas main repair by Southwest Gas Co., the city of Las Vegas said Saturday.

Repairs may take several days.

Motorists are advised to use Commerce, Donna or Bruce streets as other north-south routes.

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Union takes on ‘forever chemicals’ in firefighters’ gear

The International Association of Fire Fighters on Monday announced it had retained a trio of prominent “toxic tort law” firms to demand changes to the personal protective gear firefighters use, and to explore compensation for cancer-ridden firefighters and their families.