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Woman Shot and Killed at Silver Pines Apartments

LAS VEGAS - One person is dead after a dispute between several people lead to a shooting at the Silver Pines apartment complex near Russell Road and Boulder Highway late Friday night.

According to police, shortly before 11:00pm Metro responded to call of a shooting and found an African American female dead in one of the apartments from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest.

Roughly an hour before the shooting there was a disturbance at the apartment between the victim and several other individuals. According to witnesses at the scene, an unknown African American male knocked on the apartment door then fired several rounds into the apartment striking the victim.

The suspect fled in an unknown direction and no description could be given.

CCSD Wants Community Input on School Budget Cuts

LAS VEGAS -- Parents, students, teachers, and other community members are now weighing in on the tough issue of school budget cuts. An online survey will gauge where everyone feels the cuts should or should not be made.

The 16 question survey only takes a few minutes to fill out.  The questions deal with critical issues such as campus security, school transportation, teacher layoffs, and even closing schools.

Strong opinions are pouring in. Some of the questions come as little surprise and garner a mixed reaction. For example,  should sports and extra-curricular activities be eliminated to save a combined $11 million dollars?

"Let the kids be kids; let them have their sports," said one parent.

"Out of everything, maybe it is sports I would cut," said another person.

Metro Police Arrest Student with Gun

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police say they have arrested a Clark County School District student for pointing a gun at two students at a bus stop Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred around 6:30 a.m. in the northeast part of the valley near Marion and Kell Lane. Metro Police said that two students were approached by another student on a bicycle and that student accused them of stealing his cell phone. The two students told police that the student on the bike showed them the handle of a gun that he had in his backpack.

Police say the two students at the bus stop ran to another bus stop. The student on the bicycle followed them and pulled out a gun out and pointed it at them. According to Metro, one of the students punched the suspect and grabbed the gun and backpack. 

Metro Police Move Northeast Substation

Metro is closing its Northeast Area Command substation on Mojave on Saturday, March 20th.

The new substation will open Monday, March 29th and is located at 3750 Cecile, which is near Pecos and Cheyenne. The new hours will be 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

During the week of transition, citizens are advised to use Police Records at City Hall, 400 Stewart Ave.

One Key Unlocks 600 HUD Houses in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Las vegas is on the cutting edge of a new scam: People posing as real estate agents illegally collecting rental deposit money on government-owned homes.

One key gains access to around 600 empty homes in the federal HUD housing program. This creates a gaping hole for scam artists to walk right through.

"They could theoretically get into all 600 houses that we have," said HUD Director Kenneth Lobene. "It could be a problem. Hopefully the things that we're going to do will help to prevent that."

A Las Vegas woman was arrested last week for scamming a local man out of $500. She's accused of posing as a real estate agent, breaking into the government-owned home and posting it on Craigslist.

She allegedly stole rental deposit money from people interested in the deals she was offering.

Nellis AFB Getting New 99th Wing Commander

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE -- Nellis Air Force Base is getting a new commander. Base officials say Col. Dave Belote will turn over command of the 99th Air Base Wing to Col. Steve Garland on Friday during a change of command ceremony in the Thunderbird hangar.

Belote has served at Nellis since May 2008, and is retiring from active duty. Garland was vice commander of the 505th Command and Control Wing at Hurlburt Field, Fla. At Nellis, he'll be responsible for the 99th Medical Group, the 99th Mission Support Group and the 99th Security Forces Group. They support more than 12,000 assigned personnel and 313,000 dependents, retirees and veterans.

Garland has been in the Air Force since 1987. He's a master navigator with more than 3,000 hours of flight time, including 1,130 combat hours.

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Police Break Up Cockfighting Ring

LAS VEGAS -- Police made a big discovery at an East Las Vegas home while serving an arrest warrant. While searching for the suspect, they found an unlicensed restaurant and roosters clearly bred for fighting.

At least 26 roosters were found at a home near Bonanza and Nellis.

Originally, police were called to serve an arrest warrant. They didn't find the suspect but found evidence the home was used as an unlicensed restaurant. Upon further investigation, they found the dozens of roosters in the backyard and items used for cockfighting.

Las Vegas Metro Police Officer Marcus Martin says they were lucky to find the roosters in time.

"Here we're looking for someone who is subject to a warrant and we find an illegal and well-equipped kitchen. And, that leads further to what we believe is nothing short of animal abuse," he said.

Police also say the roosters were mutilated to help the animal fight better.