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Missing woman involved in fatal crash

LAS VEGAS -- A 77-year-old woman who was reported missing on Oct. 31 was the pedestrian victim in a crash that night, police said.

Metro Police had asked for the public's help in locating Marie Perez who had last been seen in the area of the 5300 block of East Lake Mead Boulevard on Friday afternoon.

Perez was hit by a car at N. Nellis Boulevard and E. Craig Road around 7:15 p.m. She was transported to University Medical Center where she died.

New traffic signals going online around Las Vegas

New traffic signals going online around Las Vegas

A new traffic signal will be turned on after the morning rush hour Tuesday, Nov. 4. The signal light at Stewart Avenue and Third Street is one of several lights that will be turned on in a multi-light project across the Las Vegas valley.

The project is designed to improve pedestrian and traffic safety across the city.

The other traffic lights going in include:

  • Alexander Road and Torrey Pines Drive
  • Alexander and Cimarron Road
  • Bonanza Road and Page Street
  • Sky Point Drive and Cimarron
  • Ann Road and Cimarron
  • Centennial Parkway and Grand Montecito Parkway
  • Ann Road and Torrey Pines
  • Washington Avenue and Sandhill Road
  • Owens Avenue and Lamb Boulevard (reconstruction)

Money for the project was provided in part by the fuel revenue indexing tax which increased the fuel tax in Clark County and funneled that money into projects to improve roadways and traffic safety. 

2 teens hurt in 'car surfing' incident

LAS VEGAS - Two teens suffered injuries after a car surfing accident early Friday morning.

Metro Police said the accident occurred shortly before 5 a.m. near Sahara Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard. Police said a 19-year-old male and an 18-year-old male were on the trunk of the car when they fell off the vehicle.

The driver, Alexandria Garcia, 19, was booked for DUI. The group had left a party shortly before the accident.

According to police, one of the teens suffered extremely critical injuries. The other suffered non life-threatening injuries. Both were taken to University Medical Center.


Canseco back home after shooting hand

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A representative for Jose Canseco says the former major league slugger is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home.

Agent Jose Melendez says Canseco was resting at home Wednesday, and friends and family were hoping his finger would respond well to a surgery.

Officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said the former Oakland Athletics outfielder said he was cleaning his gun in the kitchen when it fired, shooting a finger on his left hand.

Canseco is a right-handed batter who hit 462 career home runs and was a six-time All-Star. He also played for Texas, Boston, Toronto, Tampa Bay, the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox during a career that spanned from 1985 to 2001.

Baseball star Jose Canseco hurt in accidental shooting

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police confirms former baseball star Jose Canseco was hurt in an accidental shooting Tuesday afternoon at his house on the far eastside of the Las Vegas valley.

According to police, the former player accidentally shot himself in the left hand while he was cleaning his .45 caliber handgun. He was taken to University Medical Center.

Neighbors heard the commotion at around 3 p.m.

"I just heard some sirens and I walked outside, saw a couple of ambulances and then cops started coming in." neighbor Taven Swain said.

There is no word on the seriousness of the injury but he did have to go through surgery. His girlfriend has said through Canseco's Twitter account that doctors are hoping to save his finger from amputation.

Canseco was a hitting star in the 80s and played for several teams, including the Oakland A's and the Texas Rangers. He retired from baseball in 2001.

DUI suspect had previous conviction before deadly crash

LAS VEGAS -- The man accused in a deadly DUI crash had a previous DUI conviction in 2011, according to a state prosecutor.

Charles Washington, 70, appeared in Las Vegas Justice Court Tuesday morning. He is facing a felony DUI charge for a crash on Saturday that left a 3-year-old girl dead and her family members injured. Washington's truck rear-ended the family's car at Carey Avenue and Sandy Lane.

According to the arrest report, Washington had a blood alcohol level of .12. He told police he had drank beer and brandy prior to the crash.

Washington's bail was set at $300,000. He is due back in court on Dec. 15.

Police search for Mr. Telephone Man robber

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are looking for a man who has robbed several phone stores, which is why they are calling him Mister Telephone Man.

He is suspected of holding up cell phone stores and robbing employees at gunpoint. Metro says he has hit at least 11 wireless stores.

Police say the accused robber struck three different locations on Friday alone. Employees at all three cell phone stores are scared he will strike again.

Police say just after 5:30 p.m. on Friday the robber known as Mister Telephone Man hit a Cricket Store. At least two more cell phone stores would be hit with in the hour.

In each case, he pulls out a gun and demands cash. Police hope you know who he is. Cameras were rolling as Mister Telephone Man struck.

"He was just calm, like that's what he does. He just comes in, like nothing. Didn't hesitate, he wasn't shaking at all, just pulled out the gun, ‘give me the money,'" store employee Emmy said.