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Suspect in deadly shooting near Sunrise and 28th arrested

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police said they have arrested the person involved in a deadly shooting Friday at an apartment complex near Roy Martin Middle School.

Officers said 30 year-old Daniel Kelly of Las Vegas got into a heated argument with 28-year-old David Hernandez in the 2800 block of Sunrise Avenue.  It escalated and Kelly pulled out a gun and shot Hernandez several times, according to police.

After the shooting, the 30-year-old fled to a nearby apartment where he was eventually caught and taken into custody.

Kelly was booked into the Clark County Detention Center where he faces charges of murder with a deadly weapon and false statement to obstruct an officer.

This was the 119th homicide in Metro's jurisdiction.

Giving Tuesday shows Las Vegas' softer side

LAS VEGAS -- Kids at CP Squires Elementary School sang and danced to get the word out about Giving Tuesday. 

The kids joined the After-School All-Stars to take pictures and tweet about the day meant to help others.

Giving Tuesday has been gaining in popularity around the United States and in Las Vegas.

1 person killed in crash on Gowan

 LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police investigated a deadly crash involving a 23-year-old man Saturday night.

Officers said the collision at Gowan Road and New Horizon Avenue happened around 10:29 p.m. when the driver, 23-year old Jaime Lopez, was traveling eastbound on Gowan Road.

Lopez, who was driving a 1992 Honda Civic, failed to stay in his own lane and ran off the road onto the shoulder, according to police.

Officers said Lopez then re-entered the roadway, crossed the westbound lane of Gowan and ran off the road again, but this time over a curb. The passenger side of the vehicle then struck a fixed, wooden power post causing life threatening injuries to the front passenger, 20-year-old Marcos Luna.

Luna was taken to University Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

Lopez, was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries. 

There was a passenger in the back seat, but police said he refused to get medical attention.

UNLV Head Coach Bobby Hauck to resign

LAS VEGAS -- UNLV Head Coach Bobby Hauck is set to resign, according to UNLV Athletics Director, Tina Kunzer-Murphy.

In a press release, Kunzer-Murphy said Hauck will resign his position after coaching the team in Saturday's season-ending game against Nevada, Reno. That game will be held at Sam Boyd Stadium.

“Bobby Hauck submitted his resignation, effective Monday, and I have accepted it,” Kunzer-Murphy said. “No one has worked harder in trying to achieve consistent success with our football program than Coach Hauck and we thank him for his dedication and leadership. He and his staff have worked tirelessly in trying to achieve the results we all want to see but it unfortunately has not happened. We wish Bobby and his family the very best in their future endeavors,” Kunzer-Murphy said in a statement.

Hauck, who had two years left on his contract, will receive a one-time payment of $400,000 to complete the University's financial obligations.  

1,500 fed in annual Catholic Charities feast

LAS VEGAS -- Catholic Charities opened its doors Thursday to feed 1,500 people in need; that's 300 more than the group fed last year. It was the charity's 49th Annual Thanksgiving Feast.

There was 600 pounds of turkey with all of the trimmings, along with 1,500 homemade biscuits, butter cups and pumpkin flavored Crème Brule.

Attendants of the Thanksgiving feast sat nest to total strangers, but the vibe was that of a big family.

Many like 14-year-old Toby Leggero said the event was more than just a holiday to them. It contributed to their livelihood.

Toby said he was happy he was “getting to eat another day and not having to starve and stay at home.”

Toby's dad Ron said they've faced one hardship after another, but Toby's mom said she's thankful the family was able to spend the day together.

“When we're at home, we're just off doing our own thing. Over here we actually get to sit down and be with each other,” Leggero said.

Pedestrian hit by car near Lake Mead and Nellis

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police said a person was struck by a car near a popular intersection Wednesday night.

The crash at 2019 Ringe Lane happened at 6:13 p.m. near Lake Mead and Nellis boulevards, according to officers.

At this time, there aren't many details about how it unfolded, but law enforcement said the victim was taken University Medical Center with significant injuries.

Lake Mead is closed east bound at Nellis Blvd. while officers investigate.

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Conflict between state, county could affect medical marijuana dispensaries

LAS VEGAS -- Medical marijuana stores could be up and running in the valley as soon as January; but that doesn't mean a lot of dispensaries will open when that happens.

In all, only 40 dispensaries are allowed to open across the valley. Eighteen of those will be in unincorporated Clark County.

Local commissioners chose 18 applications, but the state only approved 10 of them, so this has caused disagreements between Clark County Commissioners, and the state, which is causing a hold up.

In the end, this may cause fewer dispensaries to open up.

"I guess that's a potential. I certainly hope it doesn't come to that because ultimately who is going to suffer -- the patient,” said Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commissioner.

Commissioner Sisolak said he's hesitant to grant permits to applicants the state chose without getting approval from the county first.