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Man critical after crash on Nellis Blvd.

LAS VEGAS -- A 41-year-old man is in critical condition following a crash on Nellis Boulevard at Harris Avenue Friday morning.

The crash happened around 10:45 a.m. and involved a motorized scooter that was towing a homemade trailer in the northbound Nellis lanes. 

According to police, the man on the scooter ran off the right side of the roadway and crashed.

He was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition.

Northbound Nellis lanes were closed for several hours while police investigated.

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Man, 79, arrested in longtime girlfriend's death

 LAS VEGAS -- A 79-year-old man is facing a murder charge after police found a dead woman in his home Tuesday.

According to police, they were conducting a welfare check at the eastside home on Cookson Court when they found the woman in a bedroom. Police say it appeared she had suffered head trauma. 

Frohlich told police that he felt compelled to choke his girlfriend and hit her head on a dresser or nightstand the previous night, according to his arrest report.

Joseph Frohlich and the unidentified woman had been in a dating relationship for around 30 years, police said.

Frohlich was arrested on an open murder charge and is being held at Clark County Detention Center.

'Fussy' baby death ruled homicide, father pleads not guilty

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The father accused of murder has pleaded not guilty in the homicide of a Las Vegas infant in November.

The Clark County Coroner's office said Tuesday that 7-month-old Raymond Rodriguez-Gonzalez died on Nov. 18 of blunt force trauma to his chest and abdomen. His death was ruled a homicide.

The baby's father, Cornelio Rodriguez-Gonzalez pleaded not guilty to murder on April 15 and a jury trial is expected to start in September.

Las Vegas police said the 255-pound man knelt on the infant's chest because he was angry the boy was being "fussy" even after being fed.

He initially claimed the baby had fallen but authorities found bruises on the child's face and hip, scrapes on the back of his head, partially healed rib injuries and a lacerated liver.

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.