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Motorcyclist Killed on East Side of Valley

LAS VEGAS -- A Motorcyclist was killed in an accident in the area of Desert Inn and Nellis Boulevard. 

Metro says that a 53-year-old man on a Harley Davidson was traveling north on Nellis in the center travel lane. An Acura Integra was exiting a private driveway and traveled west across the northbound lanes in front of the path of the motorcycle.

The front of the Harley Davidson struck the car ejecting the rider. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

This was the 31st traffic related fatality this year.

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Fire Forces Family of 5 from Mobile Home

Fire Forces Family of 5 from Mobile Home

A fire forced a family of five from their home early Friday morning.

According to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, the fire started just before 4:30 a.m. at a mobile home near Lamb Boulevard and Washington Avenue.

The two adults and three children inside the home were able to escape without injuries.

The mobile home was engulfed in flames, when fire crews arrived. Firefighters had the fire extinguished in less then ten minutes, after their arrival.

Fire investigators believe the fire started in an area where trash cans are stored outside the home. The fire then spread up the side of the mobile home and into the attic area. Fire investigators have not determined what caused the trash to catch on fire.

Damage is estimated at $50,000. The American Red Cross of Southern Nevada is helping the family with basic needs.

Hit-and-Run Victim Possibly Lying in Road

Alexis Monasterio

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police say the 17-year-old girl found dead on Charleston Boulevard may have been sitting or lying down in the roadway before she was killed.

Alexis Monasterio was found dead on March 17 after she had been struck by a vehicle. According to Metro Police, new witnesses have come forward with additional information that corroborates with physical evidence to indicate Monasterio was sitting or lying down when she was struck.

Slideshow: Family and Friends Remember Teen Found Dead

Police are currently reviewing videos from local businesses which show several vehicles in the area at the time of the incident.

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Viewing and Funeral Planned for Teenager Killed Sunday

Viewing and Funeral Planned for Teenager Killed Sunday

 

The family of the teen who was killed in what police say was a hit-and-run crash early Sunday will be memorialized Thursday.

According to the family, a viewing for Alexis Monaterio will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Champion Center of Las Vegas at 3900 East Bonanza Road. The funeral will be at the same location from 4 to 5 p.m. It is only for family and friends of the young woman.

Someone passing by found Monaterio dead in the street near Charleston Boulevard and Tree Line Drive just after midnight Sunday. Police believe she was hit by a car that left the scene. Her family disagree. They believe she may have been pushed from a moving car.

The 17-year-old was a student at East Career and Technical Academy. 

Friends Mourn Teen Killed Over Weekend

Alexis Monasterio

LAS VEGAS -- The 17-year-old girl found dead in the middle of a street Sunday has been identified as Alexis Monasterio by the Clark County Coroner's Office.

The teen's body was found near Charleston Boulevard and Stillwater Bridge Street.

Metro Police are asking for the public's help to find the driver responsible for the death of Monasterio.

Her friends and classmates huddled together in the parking lot Sunday night at East Career and Technical Academy to recall happy memories of Monasterio.

"Thinking about who she was and who she should have been, I keep saying this isn't right. She was so pretty, so smart, so full of life," one friend said.

Friends of the culinary student said the teen was a great baker, loved acting and was involved in many activities.

New Principals Named for 3 Turnaround Schools

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County School District announced the new principals for three turnaround schools.

Grant Hanevold will take over Sunrise Mountain High School, Lori Sarabyn will lead Cimarron-Memorial High School and Debra Jones will head Elizabeth Wilhelm Elementary School.

Aside from the new principals, the schools will receive more resources, including an extended school day and specialized literacy programs.

The district says the schools were chosen to be turnaround schools after a close review of their academic performance and school climate.