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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County partnered with the Las Vegas business community to mark a local gay marriage milestone on New Year's Eve. According to the county, Phoenix residents Ronald Bauman and Dumitru Alexeev received the 5,000th same-sex marriage license issued in Clark County since the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of gay marriage in the state. The county says the couple planned to marry Friday in Las Vegas. The Marriage License Bureau started issuing licenses to same-sex couples on Oct. 9, 2014.
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Police say a 44-year-old man is dead after being shot in his North Las Vegas home. North Las Vegas Police Officer Aaron Patty says the suspect fled after the shooting, which happened around noon on Friday on Smokey Fog Avenue. Other people were in the home at the time. The man was pronounced dead on the scene. His name hasn't yet been released.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man fatally shot by Las Vegas police may have been an attempted murder suspect holding a cell phone during the deadly confrontation. The Thursday afternoon shooting happened as Vegas officers were assisting U.S. marshals in arresting a man accused of multiple violent felonies out of Arizona, including attempted murder. Police said Friday that the two unidentified officers opened fire because they thought he had a gun in his right hand and he didn't obey commands to drop it and stop moving.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It was largely a peaceful night as Nevada celebrated the New Year. Las Vegas police arrested eight people celebrating on the Strip, including one for a possible felony offense. The Clark County Fire Department also responded to about 55 calls in the area for medical and alcohol-related issues, including a man who had a heart attack outside of Harrah's.
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