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Las Vegas Man Sentenced for DUI Crash

Las Vegas Man Sentenced for DUI Crash

A Las Vegas man was sentenced Wednesday for a drunk driving crash that killed a man in November.

In April, Prentiss Bates, 40, of Las Vegas plead guilty to driving under the influence in a crash that killed 58-year-old Jim Burchette.

Bates' car crossed the median at Nellis Boulevard and Cheyenne Avenue around 2 p.m. November 25. The car hit Burchette's custom motorcycle. Burchette died at the scene.

According to police, the motorcyclist tried to avoid the collision but could not.

Bates will spend between eight and 20 years in prison. He is getting credit for time already served.


Hundreds of Volunteers Help Pack Food for Three Square Food Bank

Hundreds of Volunteers Help Pack Food for Three Square Food Bank

Hundreds of volunteers showed up Wednesday to help Three Square Food Bank pack meals for people in need in southern Nevada.

About 1,400 volunteers from Astella Pharma US, Inc. descended on the charity's warehouse at Pecos and Craig roads to pack 120,000 meals to serve the approximately 340,000 people who are food insecure in southern Nevada.

The company is holding a conference in Las Vegas this week and wanted to give back to the community.

The group of volunteers is the largest to work at Three Square since it opened in 2007. 

Dogs Offered at Name-Your-Own-Adoption-Fee Event

Dogs Offered at Name-Your-Own-Adoption-Fee Event

The Animal Foundation is looking for good homes for the hundreds of dogs it now houses. Which is why it is offering a special Hot Dogs Adopt-a-Thon with a special price.

The shelter is offering a name-your-own-adoption-fee special Thursday. It wants to find good homes for 200 adoptable dogs.

The dog adoption event will be held at two locations: Campus Adoption Center, 655 North Mojave Road and PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center, 286 West Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson.

Normally, adoption fees range between $105 and $250, but under the program, the shelter is letting people willing to adopt to name their own price. All offers by qualified adopters will be accepted.

All dogs at the event are already spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. A $10 license fee for the city of Las Vegas may apply.

The event is sponsored by online retail giant Zappos.com. 

Metro Police Investigate Serious Cases of Child Abuse

LAS VEGAS -- A 16-month-old baby girl is dead and the person who was supposed to be watching her is now charged with murder. This incident is the latest in a recent string of murders involving young kids being beaten to death.

Investigators said Detrail Young admitted shaking his girlfriend's sister's baby after she started crying earlier this week.

The arrest report details Young demonstrated with a doll what happened. During the police interview, he shook the doll back and forth and asked "what's wrong with you?" in a stern tone.

Young said the baby stopped responding so he dropped her on the bed.

The little girl had stopped breathing and was eventually taken to UMC where she died from severe internal injuries.

"Children are very fragile, there's no excuse at all for ever attacking a child, shaking a child, or striking a child," Metro Police Officer Bill Cassell said.

Caretaker Said to Shake and Kill 16-Month-Old Baby Girl

Detrail Young

LAS VEGAS -- A 16-month-old baby girl died Thursday morning at University Medical Center after being violently shaken and abused by her caretaker.

Detrail Young, 24, of Las Vegas was arrested Thursday on charges of murder and child abuse with substantial bodily harm. The baby, Quie'sear Mykeisha Sky Williams-Caraway, belonged to a family member from California and was not Young's child.

According to a police report, Metro officers responded early Wednesday morning to a report of suspected child abuse from doctors at UMC. Williams-Caraway was intubated and on life support, suffering from hemorrhaging, a subdural hematoma, lacerated liver and bruises to the head, neck and chest.

Detectives interviewed Young and his girlfriend and determined Young was the only person home with the girl on the evening when she was injured. Young said he did not cause the baby's injuries.

Man Arrested in April Slaying, Another Sought by Police

Jonathan Anthony Reyes

LAS VEGAS -- A man has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping and death of a 37-year-old man whose body was found near Pecos Road and Owens Avenue April 10.

Police arrested Jonathan Anthony Reyes, 23, on Thursday after witnesses told police Reyes was with another man, Eric Orduna, who had beaten Abraham Mathews to death.

Reyes is facing several charges, including first degree kidnapping, robbery with the use of a deadly weapon and murder with the use of a deadly weapon.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Orduna on the same charges.

According to the arrest report, witnesses told detectives that Mathews had been killed because he owed Orduna money for drugs.

The Clark County Coroner's Office determined that Mathews died from blunt force trauma to the head and appeared to have been beaten. His death was ruled a homicide.

New Details about Officer Involved Shooting

New Details about Officer Involved Shooting

Metro police released new details about an officer-involved shooting that happened last week

The shooting happened June 4 at the Oasis Ridge Apartment complex near Charleston Boulevard and Mojave Road.

According to police, a woman called to say her 49-year-old son, Thomas Lang, was threatening to kill himself.

When police showed up, Lang throw softball-sized rocks at a sergeant's car, police said. Officer Daniel Perry drew his gun and ordered Lang to stop. According to police, that is when Lang pulled out a dark-colored object and pointed it at officers.

Usually, an officer trained in crisis intervention is sent to the scene to help, but there was not one available during the call. Officer Perry is on paid leave.

Thomas Lang was not hurt, but he was arrested for assault on a police officer.