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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.

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.