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Animal Foundation extends discount on cats, kittens

LAS VEGAS — The Animal Foundation announced Thursday it would extend a special that waives adoption fees for all cats and kittens four months and older through Sunday.

The shelter said its cat area was at capacity and more than 140 cats still needed to find homes.

November is also Adopt A Senior Pet month. Adoption fees for all dogs and cats 5 years and older are free for the rest of the month, Animal Foundation said.

To view adoptable animals, you can visit them at the Campus Adoption Center, 655 N. Mojave Rd., Las Vegas and PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center, 286 W. Lake Mead Pkwy, Henderson. You may also visit their website or call 702-384-3333, ext. 131.

Coroner IDs man hit and killed along Bonanza Rd. Sunday

The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified the man who died in a crash Sunday evening as 53-year-old Gilbert Sanchez of Las Vegas.

His cause of death was blunt force injuries to his head and the manner of death was ruled accidental.

According to police, a pickup truck traveling eastbound on Bonanza Road near Lamb Boulevard hit the victim, who was pushing a shopping car across Bonanza from the south side to the north side outside a crosswalk.

It was the 65th traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction this year. 

Missing woman involved in fatal crash

LAS VEGAS -- A 77-year-old woman who was reported missing on Oct. 31 was the pedestrian victim in a crash that night, police said.

Metro Police had asked for the public's help in locating Marie Perez who had last been seen in the area of the 5300 block of East Lake Mead Boulevard on Friday afternoon.

Perez was hit by a car at N. Nellis Boulevard and E. Craig Road around 7:15 p.m. She was transported to University Medical Center where she died.

2 teens hurt in 'car surfing' incident

LAS VEGAS - Two teens suffered injuries after a car surfing accident early Friday morning.

Metro Police said the accident occurred shortly before 5 a.m. near Sahara Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard. Police said a 19-year-old male and an 18-year-old male were on the trunk of the car when they fell off the vehicle.

The driver, Alexandria Garcia, 19, was booked for DUI. The group had left a party shortly before the accident.

According to police, one of the teens suffered extremely critical injuries. The other suffered non life-threatening injuries. Both were taken to University Medical Center.


Canseco back home after shooting hand

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A representative for Jose Canseco says the former major league slugger is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home.

Agent Jose Melendez says Canseco was resting at home Wednesday, and friends and family were hoping his finger would respond well to a surgery.

Officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said the former Oakland Athletics outfielder said he was cleaning his gun in the kitchen when it fired, shooting a finger on his left hand.

Canseco is a right-handed batter who hit 462 career home runs and was a six-time All-Star. He also played for Texas, Boston, Toronto, Tampa Bay, the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox during a career that spanned from 1985 to 2001.

Baseball star Jose Canseco hurt in accidental shooting

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police confirms former baseball star Jose Canseco was hurt in an accidental shooting Tuesday afternoon at his house on the far eastside of the Las Vegas valley.

According to police, the former player accidentally shot himself in the left hand while he was cleaning his .45 caliber handgun. He was taken to University Medical Center.

Neighbors heard the commotion at around 3 p.m.

"I just heard some sirens and I walked outside, saw a couple of ambulances and then cops started coming in." neighbor Taven Swain said.

There is no word on the seriousness of the injury but he did have to go through surgery. His girlfriend has said through Canseco's Twitter account that doctors are hoping to save his finger from amputation.

Canseco was a hitting star in the 80s and played for several teams, including the Oakland A's and the Texas Rangers. He retired from baseball in 2001.

DUI suspect had previous conviction before deadly crash

LAS VEGAS -- The man accused in a deadly DUI crash had a previous DUI conviction in 2011, according to a state prosecutor.

Charles Washington, 70, appeared in Las Vegas Justice Court Tuesday morning. He is facing a felony DUI charge for a crash on Saturday that left a 3-year-old girl dead and her family members injured. Washington's truck rear-ended the family's car at Carey Avenue and Sandy Lane.

According to the arrest report, Washington had a blood alcohol level of .12. He told police he had drank beer and brandy prior to the crash.

Washington's bail was set at $300,000. He is due back in court on Dec. 15.