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Las Vegas post office reopens after Port-a-Potty fire

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Las Vegas post office is reopening two weeks after a two-alarm fire that started in a rooftop Port-a-Potty damaged the building.

Postal officials say the retail portion of the post office, located at 455 E. Pebble, was scheduled to reopen on Saturday. Customers have been using a mobile unit parked at the facility to buy stamps and conduct other business.

Crews had to clean up water and human waste left over after firefighters tried to contain the blaze on July 6. Nobody was injured and no mail was burned.

The portable toilet was on the roof while construction crews worked there. It's unclear exactly how the fire started.

Postal service spokesman David Rupert said the total cost of the damage has not yet been tabulated.

Las Vegas woman dies in rollover near Mountain Vista and Russell

LAS VEGAS – The 33-year-old woman who was killed in a crash Sunday morning has been identified as Shannon Lee Pool from Las Vegas, according to the Clark County Coroner's office.

The crash occurred shortly before 3 a.m. near Mountain Vista Street and Russell Road.

Police say the woman was driving her GMC Yukon north on Mountain Vista near Carol Circle, when she lost control of the vehicle. The truck hit a curb, continued onto the sidewalk, went back on the road, struck the median and traveled north in the southbound lanes of Mountain Vista before striking a light pole, water main box and block wall. The impact caused the vehicle to roll, and partially ejected the woman from the truck. She was not wearing a seat belt.

The woman died at the scene of the accident.

 

City of Henderson releases water report

A report by the city of Henderson shows that the city’s drinking water meets or surpasses all state and federal standards.

The 2014 Water Quality Report details the city’s drinking water. The water comes from the Colorado River, but it also goes through a multi-step treatment process and thousands of laboratory tests before it ends up in people’s homes and businesses.

The Environmental Protection Agency requires that the city release the information about its water to all residents and businesses. To see the entire report, go to cityofhenderson.com/2014WQR.

A printed copy can be requested by calling the Department of Utility Services at (702) 267-5900. 

NLV Police looking for missing 3-year-old girl

Shelly Mitchell

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas Police are looking for the public's help in finding a 3-year-old girl. 

According to police, the department was contacted Saturday about the disappearance of 3-year-old Katies Nevaeh Battle. Police were told she had been abducted by her biological mother from her father's apartment on Las Vegas Boulevard near Lake Mead Boulevard. Child Protective Services had removed Katies from her parents' custody 18 months ago. She had been living with a foster family.

With permission from CPS, Katies' foster mother had dropped her off at her father's house on Friday for a scheduled visit. Late Saturday afternoon, the child's father reported her missing. According to family members, the child's mother, 35-year-old Shelly Mitchell, took the girl from the father's home during a family gathering, to which she was denied access. 

Man walking on Boulder Hwy. hit by garbage truck

LAS VEGAS -- A man was critically hurt Thursday afternoon when he was hit by a Republic Services garbage truck.

According to Henderson Police, the man was walking southbound on the shoulder of Boulder Highway near Galleria Drive at around 4 p.m., when he stepped in front of the truck.

The victim was taken to Sunrise Hospital in critical condition.

Boulder Highway is closed between Galleria Drive and Sunset Road for the investigation.

Afternoon thunderstorms cause minor street flooding

LAS VEGAS -- The National Weather Service in Las Vegas canceled the flood advisory for Clark County at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Strong thunderstorms dropped heavy rainfall across the southern and southeastern Las Vegas valley, forcing the weather service to issue a flood advisory for urban areas. However, the storm moved out of the area by 6:30 p.m.

Locations that were originally impacted included Henderson, Lake Las Vegas, Las Vegas Bay, Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas Bay campground, East Las Vegas and Green Valley.

The severe thunderstorm warning for extreme west central Mohave County, Arizona and central Clark County expired at 4:15 p.m.

The severe thunderstorm warning for Sloan and the far southwestern part of the Clark County expired at 3:30 p.m.

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Investigators looking into fire at Post Office

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Fire investigators are looking into what caused a fire at a post office Sunday afternoon.

Clark County Fire Department Deputy Chief Erik Newman said nobody was injured in the two-alarm fire reported about 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Silverado Station post office at the intersection of Pebble and Bermuda roads. 

When crews arrived, they saw huge plumes of black smoke coming from the roof. Crews discovered that the fire was coming from a portable toilet on the roof.

Newman says crews cut into the roof as part of their firefighting efforts, and water and debris from the melted toilet seeped into the building.

U.S. Postal Service spokesman David Rupert says no mail was damaged; however, the post office will be closed indefinitely for cleanup and repairs.

He says mail delivery will continue, and a mobile post office in the parking lot will provide some services.