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Man arrested for allegedly killing roommate claims mental illness

Tobey Gibeson, 40

LAS VEGAS -- The man who turned himself in to Metro Police for allegedly killing his female roommate said he was mentally ill and hearing voices in his head.

The police report said Tobey Gibeson, 40, turned himself in to police around 2 a.m. Wednesday. Gibeson told police that the body of his roommate was still in the apartment they shared. Officers found the unidentified woman's body wrapped in an air mattress at the Canyon Point Apartments located in the 5400 block of Harmon Avenue.

In the report, Gibeson said he and his roommate met on Fremont Street about a month ago and moved in with each other in early April. He told police they would take prescription medication together and said the medication would help his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder he developed from time served in the military. 

Gibeson told police that he came home after a night of drinking at around 1 a.m.





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Boy, 12, struck by car when crossing road

 LAS VEGAS -- A boy suffered non life-threatening injuries when he was struck by a car Tuesday morning near Bonanza Road and Lamb Boulevard, Metro Police said.

The 12-year-old was in a crosswalk and on a scooter when he was hit around 7:10 a.m. 

According to police, he was taken to the hospital with a possible broken leg.

The driver of the vehicle was cited.

Las Vegas Mayor Goodman wins re-election

LAS VEGAS  --  Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman maintained a lead throughout the night and easily won the mayor's seat for a second term with 54 percent of the total vote.

"It's a wonderful night, for the future of our community. It's definitely a non-partisan move to go forward; we are not going to be in gridlock. It's all of us together, for our community, making it the best that it can be," Goodman said.

Precinct results started coming in shortly after 8 p.m. and by 9 p.m. Goodman already had 54 percent of the vote. Her main opponent, Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony was at 44 percent. All the precincts had reported by 9:45 p.m.  

Anthony called to concede the race just before 10 p.m.  He said he knew it would be tough going up against the Goodman name.


Flowers, toys mark site where van fire killed 2 children

LAS VEGAS -- A deadly fire inside a van left two young children dead over the weekend and now there are questions about how this could have happened.

The victims were a 1-year-old Kendricik Chism, and  3-year-old Jermiaya Thomas. In all, there were four children in the van. Police say it was another child who started the fire inside the vehicle.

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2 children killed in vehicle fire at apartment complex

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Two children have been killed in what police are calling an accidental vehicle fire at a Las Vegas apartment complex.

Investigators say four children were playing in and around a parked minivan Saturday evening at the East Sahara Avenue complex when one of them accidentally set a fire inside it.

Two of the children managed to escape unharmed and quickly requested help. The other two children became trapped and were found dead inside after the fire was put out.

Police say it appears the 6 p.m. fire was unintentional and accidental, and no criminal charges are expected because of the age of the child who started the fire.

The names and ages of the children as well as the cause of the fire were not immediately released.



Man suspected of killing, hiding body under floor has violent past

LAS VEGAS -- The 58-year-old man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and hiding the body underneath a floor was charged in previous incidents involving rape, sexual assault and domestic violence.

According to records, Valentine Kaul was convicted of sexual assault in Wisconsin in 1984 and rape in Washington in 1991. Kaul was required to register as a sex offender, but according to the Nevada Sex Offender Registry he has been non-compliant.

Court records show Kaul has been in trouble in Las Vegas, as well. He was charged for domestic battery three times and DUI, among other charges.

Metro police found the woman's body at Kaul's home Friday night. Authorities have not released the identity of the woman yet.

Police search for driver after hit-and-run, rollover crash

LAS VEGAS — Metro police were investigating a hit-and-run rollover crash late Tuesday morning in east Las Vegas.

The crash happened just before 11 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Sahara Avenue at Sloan Lane causing Sahara to be closed to traffic for nearly three hours.

According to police, the driver reportedly ran off after the crash. Police were still searching for the driver as of 1 p.m.

No other information was immediately available.

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