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Police Offer Few Details in Update Missing Dancer Case

LAS VEGAS -- The family of a missing Las Vegas dancer has more questions about her disappearance. The last person to see Debbie Flores-Narvaez was her ex-boyfriend, who is also accused of abusing her two months ago.

Las Vegas police detectives updated the case early Tuesday.

Jason "Blu" Griffith told police Flores-Narvaez came to his apartment and left after a few minutes. Police say he is only a person of interest because he saw Flores-Narvaez the night she disappeared.

This fall, Flores-Narvaez was pregnant with his child, but police don't know if she still was last week. They also said there is no evidence of foul play.

Read the arrest report for Jason "Blu" Griffith

Family of Killed Teacher Wants Closure

LAS VEGAS -- They were all violent robberies and one with a deadly ending. One week later, the group of suspects responsible is still on the run. Now Las Vegas police is asking for your help to put these criminals behind bars.

Over the past week, the small memorial for the teacher killed during one of those robberies has continued to grow. However, each day that has passed is one more day those responsible remain free and on the streets. Something many hope will soon change.

"We've got a lot of things working. We just don't have that one piece of the puzzle to put it together for us," said Metro Robbery Lt. Clint Nichols.

Several leads have come in, but no arrests. Police are now asking for your help to catch the group who brutally beat and robbed eight people last week.

"In reviewing all of these issues, we do not believe that the robbery was the primary motivator," said Lt. Nichols.

Suspects in Nellis Airman's Murder May Face Death Penalty

LAS VEGAS -- All four suspects, including the wife of a Nellis Air Force Base airman, made their initial appearance in a Las Vegas courtroom Friday morning.

Michelle Paet, the wife of Nathan Paet, appeared via video conference along with Michael Rudolph Rodriguez, Corry A. Hawkins and Jessica Austin. All are accused of murdering and conspiracy to commit murder in the killing of Nathan Paet.

Read the Arrest Report for Michelle Paet

Paet was gunned down in his home's garage as he prepared to go to work on Dec. 1. Police say the motive behind the killing was to cash in on Paet's life insurance policies worth $650,000.

Michelle Paet admitted to police she helped plan the murder and she was romantically involved with co-worker and suspect Michael Rodriguez.

Police Arrest 3 in Nellis Airman's Murder

LAS VEGAS -- Three people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Nellis airman who was shot to death in his garage last week as he prepared to leave for work.

Twenty-eight-year-old Staff Sergeant Nathan Paet was gunned down on Dec. 1. in his Mountain's Edge neighborhood. After being shot, he stumbled back into his home and died.

His wife and four children were asleep inside the home when the shooting happened, but neighbors say they saw one man take off running after the shooting.

Police have arrested 31-year-old Michael Rudolph Rodriguez, 33-year-old Corry A. Hawkins and 23-year-old Jessica Austin. All are facing murder and conspiracy to commit murder charges.

Paet was originally from Guam, and joined the Air Force in 2002. He and had been stationed in Arizona and Alaska before moving here in 2007. Tuesday, Nellis Air Force Base held a memorial service for Paet and his family.

Man Charged in Deadly Fourth of July Explosion

LAS VEGAS -- Nearly five months after a fatal Fourth of July accident, the Clark County District Attorney's Office has filed charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless disregard of persons or property in the death of 22-year-old Kacey Barlow.

The criminal complaint names 20-year-old Andrew Molitor as the man who overstuffed a homemade cannon with gunpowder before lighting it. The cannon exploded, killing Barlow.

But the Barlow family believes Molitor didn't act alone. There were at least 12 different people around that knew what was going on and hid behind cars as the cannon was lit. But Kacey Barlow had no idea that he was in danger.

Read the police report against Andrew Molitor

Another Violent Robbery has Police on Edge

LAS VEGAS -- Another robbery in an east Las Vegas neighborhood brings the number to two in as many weeks. Police are looking into the possibility that the suspects could be linked to the same robbery attempt that led to the death of school teacher Timothy VanDerbosch last week.

The suspects seem to fit the same description as the suspects in that robbery. But Las Vegas police are not confirming that those suspects were responsible for a robbery near Lake Mead and Hollywood Thursday morning.

But, one things for certain -- neighbors are locking up and staying indoors.

Two people were violently robbed Thursday morning at a quiet spot overlooking the city lights. Teenager, Lenny Estrada is shocked.

"Its so calm up here. Not many people up here. And usually everybody knows each other. That's why it's kind of shocking," he said.

Operation Scarecrow Targets Sex Offenders

LAS VEGAS -- Thousands of kids will hit the streets in search of candy this weekend and police want to make sure they don't come into contact with convicted sex offenders.

It is all part of law enforcement's Operation Scarecrow.

For six years, parole and probation officers have been have been canvassing the streets and homes of convicted sex offenders making sure they're following the rules. There are approximately 1300 sex offenders in the state with 820 of them in southern Nevada.

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