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FAMILY GATHERING

Boy, 4, killed after television falls on him

A 4-year-old boy was killed Thursday night when a television fell on him at a home in the northeast valley.

Las Vegas police spokesman Bill Cassell said the boy was at a family gathering at a home on the 5700 block of Cedar Avenue, near Bonanza Road and Nellis Boulevard.

While playing with other children, a television that was on a dresser fell over on top of the boy, Cassell said. It wasn’t immediately known how the television fell on the boy, but police do not suspect foul play.

The boy, whose name was not released, was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

EARLY MORNING INCIDENT

Driver killed after losing control of car

A 24-year-old Las Vegas man was killed when he lost control of his car in the northeast valley early Thursday morning.

Las Vegas police said the man, who was not identified, was driving east on Washington Avenue when he ran the stop sign at Christy Lane at 3:40 a.m.

He hit a dip in the road and lost control of the 1993 Ford Thunderbird he was driving, police said.

The car left the roadway, hit a light pole and crashed through a chain-link fence.

The driver was taken to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

A 17-year-old girl and 19-year-old woman in the car were not injured and were not taken to the hospital, according to police.

SUMMERHILL ROAD

Couple dies in apparent murder and suicide

A married couple were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide at an east valley home on Thursday.

Las Vegas police were called out to the 4800 block of Summerhill Road, near Tropicana and Eastern avenues, about 8:20 a.m. to check on the welfare of the residents, according to homicide Lt. Lew Roberts.

When officers arrived, they found a man and a woman dead from gunshot wounds to the head.

The couple, whose names were not released, were husband and wife and had been living at the residence for an extended period of time, according to Roberts.

SYSTEM MOVES THROUGH

Valley sets consecutive daily rainfall record

The Las Vegas Valley saw a consecutive daily rainfall record as .14 inches of rain fell on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

The previous record for rainfall for Nov. 27 was .01 inches, set in 1981.

On Wednesday the weather service recorded .29 inches of rain at McCarran International Airport, a record for Nov. 26.

The weather system that stormed through the valley had left by Thursday night and was moving into central Arizona, according to Weather Service meteorologist Barry Pierce.

"It’s pretty much over," he said.

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