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Metro investigating fatal shooting in NE

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police confirms a fatal shooting near the East Las Vegas Park on the 5700 block of Missouri Avenue Friday afternoon. 

According to police, the incident occurred at 4:48 p.m. when a caller heard gunshots in the area and saw male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Medical personnel pronounced the victim dead on scene and Metro's homicide detectives are investigating.

It's unclear on what led to the shooting and investigators are looking for two suspects.

This is the ninth homicide in Metro's jurisdiction this year.

Random burglary leads to major drug house bust

 LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police have busted what they are calling a major drug house in an east Las Vegas neighborhood near East Sahara Avenue and Sloan Lane.

According to police, two teens were burglarizing homes in the area and broke into the house on Brassy Drive through the back sliding glass doors. Once inside, they discovered marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy and mushrooms.

"It was surprising to us just how much drugs were inside. The cocaine itself and the mushrooms themselves are rare. But here we are and we've got everyone in custody and we're working backwards to try and find the homeowner, or at least the person that was staying in the house," said Lt. Laz Chavez, Metro Narcotics Unit.

Police said the teens left the home and returned with friends Tuesday morning. Neighbors noticed the teens entering the house and called police to report a burglary.





Majority of parents not signed up for CCSD information

LAS VEGAS -- This year, the Clark County School District took on the largest technology project it's ever attempted. Infinite Campus is an online portal that keeps parents in the loop on student progress.

However, only about one-third of CCSD parents are using the portal that launched five months go.

Parents using Infinite Campus can get updates in real time on their child's grades, test scores, classes and even if they're tardy.

"I really like being able to access my kids grades and see all the missing assignments," said Erica Reynolds, CCSD parent.

For the most part, parents say the system is working.

"I think that's one of the really great things," Reynolds said. "You have instant access to what your kids are doing."

But while parents like Reynolds are logging on regularly, most parents are not using the system.











Lamb cyclist accidents prompt road review

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas city traffic engineers are taking a closer look at a stretch of Lamb Boulevard after one cyclist was killed and another was injured by vehicles in separate incidents over the weekend.

People living in the vicinity of Lamb from Charleston Boulevard to Stewart Avenue, where the speed limit is 45 miles an hour, say it is a dangerous roadway that could use more crosswalks.

Fresh paint marked the spot where one cyclist, 62-year-old William James McCarley of Las Vegas, reportedly drove his bike into traffic without warning Sunday morning. Metro Police said McCarley, who was killed, wasn't wearing a helmet or following rules of the road.

"When there is an incident, whether it's a critical injury or a fatality, we do receive the police reports,” assistant city traffic engineer Joanna Wadsworth told 8 News NOW Monday. ”We review the information. We do site reviews, figure out causes and hopefully prevention."

Coroner ID's bicyclist hit, killed by vehicle in east Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the bicyclist killed over the weekend as William James McCarley, 62, of Las Vegas.

Metro Police officers 

said McCarley was struck by a vehicle around 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 24, near N. Lamb Boulevard and Sunrise Avenue.  It was the second time a bicyclist was hit on that same stretch of road within 12 hours, according to law enforcement.

"It sounded like cars crashing," said Carol Washington, resident.  "There was another bicyclist hit just some feet down the street.  Just right over there," she said as she pointed to the area.

Bicyclist struck by vehicle near N. Lamb and Stewart

LAS VEGAS -- A bicyclist was seriously hurt when he was hit by a vehicle near N. Lamb Boulevard and Stewart Avenue, according to Metro Police.

Officers said the bicyclist was crossing several lanes of traffic in the area of Manor Green Lane and Lamb Blvd. when he was struck.

It happened around 4:55 p.m. and the vehicle that hit the rider was traveling southbound on Lamb, according to police.

The southbound lanes of Lamb are closed at Manor Green.  Drivers should use an alternate route.

The bicycle rider sustained major trauma to the head and was taken to University Medical Center.

Family pleads for hit-and-run driver to come forward

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- A family is pleading for anyone with information in their father's death to come forward.

Francisco Martinez, 73, died Halloween night after he was struck by a truck as he was attempting to cross the street.

North Las Vegas Police have released surveillance video in hopes someone will recognize the truck that hit him.

"He's going to be missed," said an emotional Gabriela Cervantes, the victim's daughter.

Surveillance video just released by the police shows the seconds leading up to when a pickup truck struck Martinez as he crossed at the 3300 block of Lake Mead Boulevard on October 31, 2014. 

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