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Motorcyclist drinking, suspended license, reports says

 LAS VEGAS -- A motorcyclist who crashed with a 3-year-old child on his bike was drinking prior to the crash, a police report said.

Dean Dugan II, crashed Tuesday evening near Lake Mead and Hollywood boulevards. His 18-year-old girlfriend and 3-year-old son were also on the motorcycle and suffered injuries. Dugan suffered a broken leg.

According to the police report, Dugan's license was suspended in February. He admitted to police he was going too fast at the time of the crash and had been drinking. 

Dugan is facing DUI charges. 

Animal Foundation extends discount on cats, kittens

LAS VEGAS — The Animal Foundation announced Thursday it would extend a special that waives adoption fees for all cats and kittens four months and older through Sunday.

The shelter said its cat area was at capacity and more than 140 cats still needed to find homes.

November is also Adopt A Senior Pet month. Adoption fees for all dogs and cats 5 years and older are free for the rest of the month, Animal Foundation said.

To view adoptable animals, you can visit them at the Campus Adoption Center, 655 N. Mojave Rd., Las Vegas and PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center, 286 W. Lake Mead Pkwy, Henderson. You may also visit their website or call 702-384-3333, ext. 131.

Coroner IDs man hit and killed along Bonanza Rd. Sunday

The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified the man who died in a crash Sunday evening as 53-year-old Gilbert Sanchez of Las Vegas.

His cause of death was blunt force injuries to his head and the manner of death was ruled accidental.

According to police, a pickup truck traveling eastbound on Bonanza Road near Lamb Boulevard hit the victim, who was pushing a shopping car across Bonanza from the south side to the north side outside a crosswalk.

It was the 65th traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction this year. 

Missing woman involved in fatal crash

LAS VEGAS -- A 77-year-old woman who was reported missing on Oct. 31 was the pedestrian victim in a crash that night, police said.

Metro Police had asked for the public's help in locating Marie Perez who had last been seen in the area of the 5300 block of East Lake Mead Boulevard on Friday afternoon.

Perez was hit by a car at N. Nellis Boulevard and E. Craig Road around 7:15 p.m. She was transported to University Medical Center where she died.

New traffic signals going online around Las Vegas

New traffic signals going online around Las Vegas

A new traffic signal will be turned on after the morning rush hour Tuesday, Nov. 4. The signal light at Stewart Avenue and Third Street is one of several lights that will be turned on in a multi-light project across the Las Vegas valley.

The project is designed to improve pedestrian and traffic safety across the city.

The other traffic lights going in include:

  • Alexander Road and Torrey Pines Drive
  • Alexander and Cimarron Road
  • Bonanza Road and Page Street
  • Sky Point Drive and Cimarron
  • Ann Road and Cimarron
  • Centennial Parkway and Grand Montecito Parkway
  • Ann Road and Torrey Pines
  • Washington Avenue and Sandhill Road
  • Owens Avenue and Lamb Boulevard (reconstruction)

Money for the project was provided in part by the fuel revenue indexing tax which increased the fuel tax in Clark County and funneled that money into projects to improve roadways and traffic safety. 

2 teens hurt in 'car surfing' incident

LAS VEGAS - Two teens suffered injuries after a car surfing accident early Friday morning.

Metro Police said the accident occurred shortly before 5 a.m. near Sahara Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard. Police said a 19-year-old male and an 18-year-old male were on the trunk of the car when they fell off the vehicle.

The driver, Alexandria Garcia, 19, was booked for DUI. The group had left a party shortly before the accident.

According to police, one of the teens suffered extremely critical injuries. The other suffered non life-threatening injuries. Both were taken to University Medical Center.


Canseco back home after shooting hand

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A representative for Jose Canseco says the former major league slugger is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home.

Agent Jose Melendez says Canseco was resting at home Wednesday, and friends and family were hoping his finger would respond well to a surgery.

Officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said the former Oakland Athletics outfielder said he was cleaning his gun in the kitchen when it fired, shooting a finger on his left hand.

Canseco is a right-handed batter who hit 462 career home runs and was a six-time All-Star. He also played for Texas, Boston, Toronto, Tampa Bay, the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox during a career that spanned from 1985 to 2001.