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Two People Stabbed in East Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Two people were been stabbed in an apartment located in east Las Vegas Sunday morning.

Metro says the stabbing happened shortly before 9:30 a.m. at the Oak Ridge Apartments near Lake Mead Boulevard and Marion Drive.

According to police, one person was stabbed in the arm with minor injuries and the other was stabbed in the torso with unknown injuries and was transported to UMC Trauma.

Metro believes the man who stabbed the two individuals may have acted in self-defense when several people entered his apartment and started a fight.

8 News NOW will bring you the latest details as soon as they become available.

 

Nicer Weather Means More Cyclists on Valley Roadways

Nicer Weather Means More Cyclists on Valley Roadways

LAS VEGAS -- It was a picture perfect Sunday in southern Nevada. Although some weather changes are on the way for this week, spring is just around the corner.

Traffic officials say every year the rate of deadly crashes begin to climb as the weather warms up. They want to get the word out now to share the road.

"Today would be our first time out," Michael Fusaro said on his shiny new bike. "In fact, we just picked these up yesterday."

Samantha Godbey says biking used to be her only mode of transportation.

"Here I would not do it," said Godbey. "In San Francisco I commuted downtown everyday, but here I would not feel safe in the city."

On Tuesday we saw this year's first cyclist fatality in Metro's jurisdiction

Police say 48 year old Joseph William Galterio rode his bike through a stop sign at the intersection of Charleston and Pecos. He was the 18th person to die on a Metro road so far this year.

Motorcyclist Dead After Rear-Ending Van in Vegas

Motorcyclist Dead After Rear-Ending Van in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police say a 55-year-old motorcyclist is dead after rear-ending a stopped van in an early-morning crash in Las Vegas.

Authorities say the crash happened a little before 3 a.m. Friday on Nellis Boulevard near Owens Avenue. Officials say the man was riding a Harley Davidson on Nellis and didn't brake in time to avoid the van that was stopped at a red light.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name hasn't yet been released.

Police say the 46-year-old woman driving the van had minor injuries.

The crash marked the 19th traffic-related death in Las Vegas police jurisdiction this year.

 

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Animal Foundation Hosting Open House and Adoption Specials This Weekend

Animal Foundation Hosting Open House and Adoption Specials This Weekend

 

The Animal Foundation is hosting an open house and a special adoption weekend that starts Friday.

The Valentail's open house will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Visitors can take a tour of campus, learn about the shelter's mission and, of course, give a pet a forever home. There will also be pet fair and carnival.

The adoption weekend includes deals on adoptions of older cats and dogs. Anyone adopting a dog 2 years and older or a cat 1 year and older will get $50 off the adoption fee Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

There will also be a special offer Saturday for Chihuahua owners. Owners can bring in their dogs and get a voucher for a free spay or neuter at the shelter's low-cost clinic. The offer is available for the first 100 Chihuahuas to be brought to the campus.

For more information, go to animalfoundation.com/valentails.

Three Metro Officers Injured in Crash

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a crash involving one of their own patrol cars.

According to police, the crash happened shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday near Nellis Boulevard and Carey Avenue. The intersection is closed. Drivers should avoid the area.

Three officers have been taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

Family Searches for Answers Following Bicyclist's Death

Joseph Galterio was struck and killed Tuesday.

LAS VEGAS -- The family of a man killed while riding his bike across a busy intersection is in despair and searching for answers.

Joseph William Galterio's mother, sister and other family members visited the intersection of Charleston Boulevard and Pecos Road where Galterio was struck and killed Tuesday.

They wonder if his death could have been prevented.

"He's been suffering from Tinnitus for a long time. I don't know if that was the cause. He wasn't thinking, wasn't aware of what he was doing. I can't believe he just shot through a stop sign," said Josephine Galterio, his mother.

He was her youngest son. She said he suffered from ringing of the ears, or Tinnitus.

Galterio crossed Charleston at Pecos on his bike after visiting his girlfriend. His cousin Jeannette Arnone says he'd ride his bike all the time, but this time he didn't make it home to his mother's house.