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Driver Cited After Hitting School Bus

Driver Cited After Hitting School Bus

A woman was cited for in attentive driving after rear-ending a Clark County School District bus Wednesday.

The crash happened at about 11:30 a.m. near Lake Mead and Nellis boulevards. There were 22 students on board, one was hurt, but not seriously.

Getting Around Downtown Focus of Workshop

Getting Around Downtown Focus of Workshop

The officials who work to make getting around southern Nevada easier want to know what people living in and around the downtown area have to say about a new study.

The Regional Transportation Commission is hosting a meeting June 11 to talk about the Community Mobility transportation study, which focused on alternative transportation improvements to better link people to the Bonneville Transit Center.

The RTC is looking for infrastructure solutions to better connect people on foot or on bicycle with neighborhoods, businesses and community centers.

The meeting will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth Street.

 

No Injuries in Officer-Involved Shooting

LAS VEGAS -- A Metro Police officer was involved in a shooting Tuesday afternoon near Charleston Boulevard and Mojave Road.

Police responded to an apartment complex shortly before 2 p.m. after receiving reports of a suicidal man. A police sergeant located the man who then started throwing rocks at the sergeant's vehicle.

Police say the sergeant tried to distance himself from the man, but the man chased the sergeant's vehicle. Soon after, a second officer arrived on scene.

Police say the man pulled a dark object out of his pocket and pointed it in a threatening way at the sergeant. The officer shot at the man, but did not hit him. Police took the man into custody a short time later.

According to the police, no one was injured in the shooting.

Arrest Report Released in Family Killings

Photo of Manuel Mata III from a previous arrest for DUI.

LAS VEGAS -- A weekend shooting that left a mother and her teen daughter dead, and another young daughter in critical condition, may have been sparked by jealousy, family members told police.

When police entered a home on Cotton Street Saturday morning, they found 38-year-old Manuel Mata III on the floor suffering a gunshot wound to the head. He was transported to University Medical Center.

Police also found his live-in girlfriend Maria Flores, 43, and her 17-year-old daughter. Both were shot and deceased. Flores' 4-year-old daughter suffered a gunshot wound to the neck, but survived. Mata's 18-year-old daughter, who was in a bedroom, hid in a closet when she heard the shooting. 

Two Dead, Two Injured in Murder-Suicide Attempt

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police is investigating an apparent murder-attempted suicide at a home near Christy Lane and Stewart Avenue.

Police responded to the home on Cotton Street early Saturday morning after receiving reports of shots fired.

When officers arrived, they found an injured 38-year-old Manuel Mata, III lying on the ground with a gun in his hand. Police found three other people in the home - two juveniles and an adult - with gunshot wounds.

One of the juveniles and the adult died from their injuries. The other juvenile, a small child, was hospitalized with critical injuries.

Neighbors describe Manuel Mata III as a loving father. They say they can't believe what has happened.

"It's a nightmare for me right now, for everybody. Everybody is in shock," said Sarah Ortiz.

Golf Course Wrecked by Floods Closing for Repairs

LAS VEGAS -- A golf course hit by massive flooding several months ago is set to close in a week for repairs.

A maintenance worker died at Desert Rose Golf Course after rushing waters swept him away back in September.

Now, Clark County is fixing two flood control washes, which routinely have caused dangerous conditions and headaches to golfers and residents.

While repairs are being made, 10 to 12 workers are slated to lose their jobs over this.

They say they just learned of the closure two days ago and have few options to find work.

The county and nearby residents said the constant flooding is a public safety issue and the renovations are necessary to save homes and lives.

The golf course is selling off everything in its pro-shop and closing its doors.