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Suspect photo released in DUI that killed child

LAS VEGAS -- Metro police have released more information on the driver who was arrested after a suspected DUI crash that claimed the life of a young girl on Saturday.

Police released a booking photo of Charles Washington, 70, who is facing felony DUI charges after crashing into a car carrying four people, including two children.

Family members says the crash killed 3-year-old Elena Rivera. Another child, 2, was injured.



According to police, witnesses said the car was stopped on eastbound Carey Avenue, near Sandy Lane, when the truck slammed into the back of it. Witnesses said it appeared the driver of the car stopped to talk with a pedestrian.



Animal Foundation offers $15 adoption fees on select dogs

LAS VEGAS — The Animal Foundation said it is at capacity in its dog areas and are reducing adoption fees on all dogs 4 months and older to just $15 beginning Saturday.

More than 200 dogs qualify for the reduced adoption fee, the shelter said. The special runs Saturday to Tuesday.

“Our goal over the next four days is to find as many of our orphaned dogs loving, forever homes,” said Meghan Scheibe, marketing and public relations manager for The Animal Foundation. “With adoption fees for all dogs 4 months and older reduced to just $15, it's a wonderful time to adopt. Our shelter pets are incredible, and by opening your heart ­­and your home to one during our Howl­o­ween Adopt­a­thon, you'll truly be making a difference.”

Family mourns child killed in suspected DUI crash

LAS VEGAS -- Oscar Barragan tries to hold back tears after his 3-year-old sister Elena Rivera died Saturday in a car crash involving a suspected drunk driver.

"One set of tears starts, the whole room starts. It's crazy just trying to hold it together,” he said.

Rivera was riding in a car with her family near Carey Avenue and Sandy Lane, when they stopped the car to ask someone a question.

"They were trying to see where my brother is, so they were asking someone were he is, and that's when I guess they got rammed from the back," Barragan said.

Metro Police says 70-year-old Charles Washington slammed into the car with his truck.

Barragan says it pains him to lose his sister, but he says the tragedy is more difficult for his pregnant mother who was also hospitalized from the accident.

"She finally got up, went to go see her. She held her hand and then, about a minute later, she passed away," Barragan said.

Driving You Crazy: No speed limit signs on Nellis Boulevard

LAS VEGAS - A viewer asked why there were no speed limit signs on southbound Nellis Boulevard between N. Las Vegas Boulevard and Carey Avenue.

The viewer said no one goes slower than 45 mph and few police officers patrol the area.

This stretch of Nellis is maintained by the Nevada Department of Transportation. Traffic8 reached out to NDOT. Thanks to Traffic8's inquiry, NDOT installed three 45 mph signs along that two-mile stretch.

Now that the signs are there, people know how fast they can go.

As for enforcement, if you see people consistently speeding in your area, you can file a complaint with Metro Police's Traffic Bureau at 702-828-3535 and request increased enforcement in your area.

What's driving you crazy? E-mail your traffic questions and complaints to Demetria Obilor.

Lockdown at CC Ronnow Elementary School lifted

LAS VEGAS — A lockdown at a Las Vegas elementary school has been lifted. 

CC Ronnow Elementary School, near Pecos Road and Washington Avenue, was put on lockdown shortly after 8 a.m. and Metro lifted the lockdown at around 11:30 a.m.

Police arrested the robbery suspect they were looking for in the area. 

 

Food services provides meals for CCSD students

Food services provides meals for CCSD students

The Clark County School District must not only teach children, but feed them as well.  It's a tremendous feat and the school district takes great pride in doing it well.

On Thursday, they were showing off their food service department, which includes a kitchen that produces close to 200,000 meals every single day.

The school district wants more parents in need to sign up for the reduced or free lunch program. They want to make sure people know if their circumstances at home change, they can sign up throughout the year, not just at the beginning of the school year.

Food services say they are prepared for the demand.

“I like to compare our freezer to a football field. It's enormous and we keep it well stocked. So, our kids are never going to go hungry,” Virginia Beck with the CCSD Food Service Department said.

Beck says they strive to provide healthy meals. She says one of the most requested favorites is teriyaki chicken and brown rice.

Police looking for Telephone Robber after 4 more heists

Police looking for Telephone Robber after 4 more heists

A man Metro Police have dubbed the Mr. Telephone Robber has committed four more robberies.

Police started calling him that because he targets wireless phone businesses. Police say on Oct. 10, he hit a store near Pecos Road and Washington Avenue. The next day he hit three more stores all on the eastern side of the Las Vegas valley.

In all the crimes, he displays a gun in his waistband and demands money from the clerk, police said. After getting the money, he leaves the store.

The man is described as a Hispanic man between 20 and 30 years old. He is between 5 foot 8 and 5 foot 11 and 220 and 260 pounds with black hair, a mustache, brown eyes and a Mexican eagle tattoo on his upper left arm.

During the last robbery, he was wearing a blue baseball cap, dark sunglasses, a short-sleeve, gray T-shirt and dark jeans.