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1 person bit, 2 pit bulls shot near Vegas Valley and Nellis

LAS VEGAS -- Metro police were called out to Beaconfalls Way near Vegas Valley Drive and Nellis Boulevard to investigate an incident involving two loose dogs around 12:30 p.m. Saturday. 

Police say the dogs charged at them and they used lethal and non-lethal shot gun rounds on them. They are now in the possession of Animal Control and it is unclear whether the officers hit the dogs.

One person was believed to have been bitten on the leg. Neighbors say the two dogs are pit bulls and were running around the neighborhood without their owner and without leashes. They also said they became frightened and had to use sticks in order to fend off the dogs.

This incident comes on the heals of Friday night's attack that injured three people in Pahrump, involving three pit bulls. The owner of those dogs, 40-year-old Ricky Davidson, was arrested and one of the victims was taken by Mercy Air to University Medical Center and listed in critical condition.

Girl, 12, struck by truck at Nellis and Owens

LAS VEGAS -- A 12-year-old girl remains hospitalized after being struck by a truck Sunday afternoon. 

The girl was hit at the intersection of Nellis Boulevard and Owens Avenue around 4:30 p.m. 

Police say the girl was playing near the street and possibly ran out in front of a pickup truck. Police say she was transported to University Medical Center in critical, but stable condition with injuries to her leg, arm and head.

Police say the driver was not impaired and stayed on the scene until they arrived.

There have been 11 fatal accidents involving a pedestrians in Metro's jurisdiction this year.

Poor education in So. Nevada scares prospective businesses

LAS VEGAS -- The poor quality of the Southern Nevada school system may be keeping away prospective businesses that wanted to move to Las Vegas.



WalletHub: Nevada 8th worst state for women

LAS VEGAS -- The quality of life for Nevada women is eighth worst in the nation, based on an analysis released Thursday by consumer information website WalletHub.

Among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., Nevada ranked 35th for women in terms of economic and social well-being, but dead last for health care.

The only states worse off overall for women, according to WalletHub, are Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, West Virginia and Georgia.

A closer look at specific categories found Nevada has the highest unemployment rate for women. With first place being the most favorable ranking, Nevada also rated 50th in both the female uninsured rate and women's preventive health care, and 41st in the percentage of women who voted in the 2012 presidential election.

Metro ID's officer who shot man

LAS VEGAS -- The police officer who shot and killed a man has been identified as Officer Bradley Cupp, 36, who has been with Metro since 2003.

Cupp shot 43-year-old Francis Lamantia Spivey near Nellis Boulevard and Craig Road on Feb. 25 after he barricaded himself inside an apartment for hours and fired gunshots into the air. 

Police said Spivey threatened to kill himself and officers at the scene and was shot after he pointed  a rifle toward police.

This is the second officer involved shooting in Metro's jurisdiction this year and the first that's turned deadly.

Woman arrested in dog mauling case, victim critical

Jesse Vonstaden

 LAS VEGAS -- A woman is facing charges following a dog attack that left a 67-year-old woman severely injured causing her to nearly lose an eye and arm.

Jesse Vonstaden, 29, was arrested on charges of having dangerous or vicious dogs and willful disregard for the safety of persons or property.

Metro Police Officer Larry Hadfield says mixed-breed pit bulls dogs attacked the woman who was in her yard last Friday outside her home in northeast Las Vegas after somehow getting loose from a nearby yard.The woman is still listed in critical condition. She has a broken arm and broken leg. She nearly lost and eye and a significant amount of muscle in her arm.



UPDATE: Woman, man critical after dog attack

LAS VEGAS -- Two people are in critical condition at University Medical Center after being attacked by four dogs Friday morning in an east Las Vegas neighborhood.

The attack happened around 9:49 a.m. on Looking Glass Lane near N. Sloan Lane and E. Bonanza Road. Neighbors say a woman, who was in her yard, was attacked by the dogs. A man who tried to stop the attack with rocks and a bat was also mauled. When police arrived, one of the dogs was shot.

The woman suffered severe injuries to her arms and face and could lose an eye, police said.

"She said it had the elderly lady's head, it was chewing on it and on her arms and everything," said Jim Maehl, a witness. "The police got here and took care of the situation and did what they had to do."

According to police, there had been two complaint calls about these dogs in the past six months.

Police confiscated three dogs.