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Liberace Museum to Close

LAS VEGAS -- The Liberace Museum will close its doors next month. After 31 years of operation, the museum will close to focus on its monetary contributions on the Liberace Foundation. 

"On behalf of the Board of Directors, we feel it is important to close the museum to ensure the future of the Liberace Foundation and to keep the legacy of Liberace alive through its continued scholarship program," said Jeff Koep, Chair of the Liberace Foundation.

So far more than $6 million in scholarships have been awarded to 2,700 students.

As for the memorabilia at the museum, it will be maintained while a national touring exhibit is planned.

The board will also continue to research options for a location change to make the museum more accessible to potential patrons.

The Liberace Museum will close its doors Sunday, October 17.

Shooting Leaves 2 Dead, 1 Boy Wounded

LAS VEGAS -- Two adults are dead and one child is fighting for his life. All are members of the same family and now Las Vegas police are trying to figure out why the incident happened.

The murder-suicide happened in the northeast part of town near Walnut and Carey.

The incident began as a domestic disturbance and quickly escalated. Police say the middle- aged man who lived at the house shot his sister and then her nephew before killing himself.

Neighbors describe him as a ticking time bomb, saying he was violent and could have erupted at any moment.

"Especially towards his mother. His sister -- he never got along with his sister. She moved in here about two months ago and we knew something was going to happen. Not this soon, maybe sooner. But last night, it's a shame it was the kid though," said neighbor Wanda Pence.

Las Vegas Military Families Welcome Iraq War's End

LAS VEGAS - After more than seven years, U.S. combat in Iraq is finally over. President Obama made the official announcement during a speech to the nation on Tuesday.

Blue Star mother Sandra Rios-Kuta was happy to hear the news. "There are thousands of moms and dads throughout the country that are excited and happy," she said.

Her 21-year-old son, Army Sgt. Kelly Floyd, served nine months in Iraq. He returned home a few weeks ago. "Once you hear, ‘I'm stateside,' it's just a sigh of relief," she said. "(You're) just blessed to hear that you have your child home."

Thousands of other families, however, never received that call. More than four thousand servicemen and women died in Iraq. Tens of thousands more were wounded. "I just hope that the Iraqi people just appreciate the service of our children," Rios-Kuta said.

I-Team: Investigation Shows Hospital Did Nothing Wrong

LAS VEGAS -- A state investigation of Sunrise Hospital concludes the hospital did nothing wrong with respect to a series of unexplained medical events in its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

But its findings stop short of determining what, if any role, two nurses may have played in the incidents that cost one infant his life.

The investigation by the State Health Division found that catheter disruptions occurred in the NICU at Sunrise, and it determined the hospital followed regulations with respect to the prevention of, and the response to, those incidents.

So what does that mean for two nurses living under a cloud of suspicion? Not much. The division investigates facilities, not individuals.

Sunrise acknowledges 14 disrupted catheters in its NICU since February. "Disruptions" is not a medical term and so far, Sunrise has refused to define it specifically.

Business Leaders Hope More Large Companies Come to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- A major furniture company that just expanded its operation to Las Vegas could become a magnet to attract other companies to relocate here, bringing new manufacturing jobs with them.

At least that's the hope of the Nevada Business Authority, which played a major role in persuading the Foliot Furniture Company to open up a factory and showroom in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas faced some fierce competition with two other major U.S. cities to become the new home of Foliot, based in Montreal, Aanada. The company says even more than our tax incentives, it was our city's business-friendly environment and the quality of our labor pool that put Las Vegas on top.

"Las vegas has a lot more to offer than it would seem. There are good opportunities here and good workers and the potential to build a successful business," said Lenix Jorge with Foliot.

Armed Robbery Suspect Shot and Killed by Metro

LAS VEGAS - An Armed Robbery Suspect was shot and killed Friday night after firing shots at Metro officers in a convenience store parking lot.

Around 11:00pm Metro located a male adult who was suspected of having just committed multiple armed robberies in East Las Vegas. In each of those robberies the suspect fired shots at the scene. As a result officers were canvassing the area in search of the suspect.

The suspect was located in an SUV matching the description of the suspect vehicle. The SUV was parked at a gas pump at a 7-11 store at Nellis and Charleston.

When officers approached the suspect vehicle, they observed that he was armed, and at the time the suspect pointed a firearm at the officers, and fired two shots. Officers returned fire striking the suspect. The suspect was transported to UMC Trauma where he was pronounced dead.

Apartment Complex Fire Displaces 39 People

LAS VEGAS -- The American Red Cross is helping 39 people that were displaced by a fire that damaged 12 units at a Las Vegas apartment complex.

The two-alarm fire in the Amber Ridge apartment complex near Nellis and Stewart in the northeast started just before 4 p.m. Sunday leaving apartments heavily damaged.

Clark County Fire Department responded to the complex and began battling the blaze which was spreading to units. It took about an hour to get the blaze out.

In all 12 units were affected by the fire. Four units suffered major damage.

No word on what caused the fire.