LV man hit by officer responding to a call
A Las Vegas police officer struck and killed a pedestrian while responding to a burglary call early Saturday morning.
Las Vegas police said the officer, whose name was not released, was heading south on Nellis Boulevard in the left lane about 12:50 a.m.
As he was approaching Tropicana Avenue, he struck a 61-year-old man who was crossing Nellis from the east side of the street outside of a crosswalk, according to police.
The man, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said the 24-year-old officer was in a marked police car, had his lights and sirens on and was unable to avoid hitting the pedestrian.
COAST GUARD ACTION
Search suspended for missing cruise patrons
The U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday suspended the search for an elderly couple believed to have fallen off a Carnival Cruise ship between Long Beach, Calif., and northern Mexico.
He said crews searched throughout the night for the 90-year-old man and his 79-year-old wife, who were last seen Tuesday aboard the ship. Officials decided to end the search after determining their chance of surviving in the frigid water was slim. Officials also consulted with the couple’s relatives, who agreed to the suspension.
DEADLY WEAPONS CHARGE
Man arrested, charged in LV stabbing death
A 28-year-old man was arrested late Friday in the fatal stabbing of a woman in a northeast valley home, according to Las Vegas police.
Police said they were responding to a stabbing at the 1400 block of Sandhill Road, near Owens Avenue, at 10:22 p.m. When they arrived, they found a man armed with a knife and a woman suffering from multiple stab wounds.
The man, identified as Marvin Black, was arrested without incident. The woman, whose name was not released, was taken to University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
Black was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on a charge of murder with a deadly weapon.
FATAL ACCIDENT PROBED
Fallon man lying on road struck dead
Authorities say a 76-year-old Fallon man was struck and killed by a vehicle after he decided to lie down on Highway 95 Alternate south of Fernley.
Lyon County sheriff’s deputies say Wallace Ward had medical problems and trouble walking. His nearby car was found running with the door open.
Deputies did not identify the driver of the vehicle that struck him. The 9:30 p.m. accident near the Reno Fernley Raceway is under investigation by the Nevada Highway Patrol.
Company offers to pay memorial’s gas bill
A communications company has offered to help an Arizona town pay the steep natural gas bills for its new eternal flame at a veterans memorial.
Bullhead City, Arizona, turned off the flame Jan. 5 after it received a $961 bill for the first full month of service. The flame was re-lit several days later after protests from veterans who had worked to build the memorial.
Frontier Communications of Stamford, Conn., is offering to pay at least part of the monthly cost of keeping the flame lit.
Company Vice President Lynne Petersen, Frontier’s general manager for Arizona, made the offer at a city committee meeting Thursday.