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Jerry Tarkanian in Las Vegas hospital

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Naismith Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is hospitalized in Las Vegas, where his son says he's being treated for pneumonia.

Danny Tarkanian said Thusday the 84-year-old former Runnin' Rebels coach was stabilized and undergoing medical tests after being taken by ambulance Wednesday to Valley Hospital Medical Center.

Danny Tarkanian says his father has a heart condition and is susceptible to chest and lung illness.

The coach dubbed "Tark the Shark" was hospitalized for 10 days in April after a heart attack, his second. He had just returned home from a trip to the NCAA Final Four in North Texas.

Tarkanian led three schools to the NCAA tournament, including the 1990 UNLV team that won a national title.

Police identify suspect in deadly shooting

Virgil Wood

LAS VEGAS -- Police are looking for a man who they say kicked in a door to a home and shot and killed a person inside on Nov. 9.

The suspect is Virgil Woods, 45, police said. He is wanted in the deadly shooting that occurred around 5 a.m. at a home in the 4600 block of Amberleigh Lane near Vegas Valley Drive and Lamb Boulevard.

Police believe Woods is still in the Las Vegas area and have released a booking photo of him from 2011.

Anyone with information is asked to call Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Section at (702)828-3521 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (702)385-5555 or on online at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.



Grand jury indicts man in girlfriend's beating death

Randel Torres

LAS VEGAS -- A Clark County grand jury indicted Randel Torres Sr. on murder charges related to the beating death of girlfriend Deborah Schuler, who died from her injuries in March at age 66.

Torres allegedly used his fists to beat Schuler by striking her head and causing bruises all over body during a Feb. 17 incident at an apartment complex near Nellis and Lake Mead boulevards. But authorities weren't alerted about her injuries until four days later.

Torres is being held without bail in the Clark County Detention Center and is due in court Dec. 2.

Police: 4 people killed in 4 separate crashes, 1 hit-and-run

LAS VEGAS-- Saturday into Sunday proved to be a deadly night on the roads around the valley.  Metro Police said they investigated four different crashes that killed four people.

Those incidents made the total amount of fatal crashes in Metro's jurisdiction this year reach 75.

Motorcyclist killed in crash at US 95 and MLK ID'd

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office said Sunday Devon Spease was the motorcyclist killed in a crash at a popular intersection.

Nevada High Patrol investigated the deadly incident when it occurred Saturday morning at the intersection of U.S. Highway 95 and Martin Luther King Boulevard.  NHP said a motorcyclist was driving northbound on MLK Blvd. when it crashed with a Honda sedan exiting the US 95 off ramp.

The motorcyclist was taken to University Medical Center where he died, according to troopers.  Clark County Coroners did not release the cause of death.

NHP said drugs and alcohol didn't seem to play a factor in the crash.

The crash closed the northbound lanes of MLK south of the intersection for hours.

No other details about the crash were released.

Police: Missing senior not seen since Nov. 11

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police said they're looking for a senior citizen whose been missing for five days.

Diane Krueger, 69, hasn't been seen since the morning of Nov. 11, according to officers. 

Police said Krueger's last known whereabouts was on Tuesday morning when she was driving in the area of Las Vegas Boulevard and Lamb Boulevard.  The car she was in was a white 2007 four door Chevy with a Nevada license plate 308-WDS, according to Metro.  

They said Krueger was wearing a white shirt and black pants.  

Valley hospitals have been notified and asked to check their registries for the 69-year-old.

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Diane Krueger please call Metro's missing person department at 702 828-2907 or 702 828-3111.

Coroner identifies man shot and killed in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office said 42-year-old Monty Culverson was the person shot and killed on Hassell Avenue late Friday night into early Saturday morning.

The coroner's office said Culverson died from a gun shot wound to the chest.

Metro Police said at 11:55 p.m. patrol officers were sent out to the 1300 block of Hassell Avenue to investigate reports of possible shots fired. However, after a search of the area, Metro said its officers didn't find a victim or any sign of a crime scene.

But at 1:03 a.m., officers received information once again about a shooting in the area of the 1300 block of Hassell Avenue.

When officers arrived to the scene this time, they said they found Culverson in the back of the home, dead on the ground.

Police said there weren't any suspects found at the scene and no one has been arrested.  This is the 108th homicide investigated by Metro Police.