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Shots fired at school bus along U.S. 95

LAS VEGAS -- Shots from a pellet gun were fired at a school bus Friday afternoon, Metro Police confirmed. Clark County School District Police are now taking over the investigation.

The school bus driver reported that someone fired shots at the bus at around 1:40 p.m, while one 13-year-old special-needs student and a bus aid were onboard.

The bus was traveling southbound on U.S. 95 near Charleston Boulevard when the shooting happened. It has now been moved onto Boulder Highway.

Three holes from pellets damaged the exterior of the bus. No one inside the bus was hurt.

Police are now looking for a black sports car, which was last seen driving in the area.

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Metro Police work to keep property crime down

LAS VEGAS -- October is national Crime Prevention Month, so Metro Police said they want to make sure people in the valley take the proper steps to protect their loved ones and personal property.

Police said some people unintentionally leave themselves vulnerable to becoming victims of crime. They said home burglaries and car burglaries are consistent problems, especially in the northwest valley.

One way to help protect yourself against it is by making sure your doors and windows are locked at all times, according to Metro Police. They also said make sure gates are properly secured.

A metro crime prevention specialist said it's important to scan your home from the outside in, in an effort to make sure criminals can't get in.

Metro said a cohesive neighborhood is another way of protecting against property crime. They said neighbors that band together can help each other keep property crimes down.

Lawyer: Insanity a defense in kids-out-window case

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A defense lawyer says he won't contest a finding that a Las Vegas woman accused of throwing her children out a window is competent to stand trial, but he's planning an insanity defense.

Attorney Benson Lee said Friday that 34-year-old Luz Robledo Ibarra was diagnosed with depression before the June incident. Authorities say she threw her 7-month-old son and 1 1/2-year-old daughter out the second-story window before jumping out herself.

Ibarra faces attempted murder and felony child abuse charges that could get her up to 80 years in state prison.

The children were hospitalized with critical injuries. Ibarra had a broken pelvis.

A doctor told police he prescribed an antidepressant for Ibarra after she complained of insomnia, anxiety, headaches and back pain.

Lee says the children are now living with their father.

 

Driving You Crazy: Crosswalk near Cedar and Nellis

LAS VEGAS - A viewer says drivers are not stopping for pedestrians at a crosswalk near Cedar Avenue and Nellis Boulevard. He wants to know if a traffic light can be installed.

Last December, a pedestrian died in this crosswalk after a hit-and-run accident.

A Nevada Department of Transportation representative says crews will conduct a road safety audit October 15th and 16th along Nellis between Sahara Avenue and Bonanza Road. That audit will include the Nellis-Cedar intersection.

Representatives from the emergency-medical industry, engineers from the City of Las Vegas and Clark County and construction experts will head to the area and observe the roadway. They will then recommend ways to improve road safety.

NDOT says road improvements, such as a traffic light, are possible, depending on funding.

What's driving you crazy? E-mail your traffic questions and complaints to Demetria Obilor.

Animal Foundation discounts Pit Bulls, Chihuahuas

LAS VEGAS — The Animal Foundation announced Tuesday they will offer half-off adoption fees for all Pit Bulls and Chihuahuas for the month of October during their month-long "Barktoberfest" promotion.

More than 140 dogs currently qualify for the promotion, the shelter said.

“Orphaned Pit Bulls and Chihuahuas are commonly found in animal shelters like ours, and they're overlooked by adopters. It's our hope that the Barktoberfest adoption discounts will make people stop and notice just how amazing these dogs are,"said Meghan Scheibe, marketing and public relations manager for The Animal Foundation. 

The discounted adoption fees run Oct. 1 thru Oct. 31 and are available at the Animal Foundation's two adoption locations: Campus Adoption Center, 655 N. Mojave Rd., Las Vegas and PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center, 286 W. Lake Mead Pkwy, Henderson. 

Police: DUI driver causes 5 car crash, 1 person critical

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police said a DUI driver caused a five car crash Sunday that left one person critically injured.

They said that statements from witnesses, along with evidence officers gathered at the scene indicates that the crash at Lake Mead Boulevard and Lamb Boulevard was caused by a Chevy Tahoe. Traffic investigators said the driver of the Tahoe, J. Guadalupe Fajardo of Las Vegas, was traveling eastbound on Lake Mead Boulevard at 2:49 a.m. when he failed to stop for the red traffic light.

Officers said the Tahoe hit an Oldsmobile Ciera that was traveling northbound on Lamb Boulevard. The Oldsmobile was pushed eastbound from the force of the impact into a Hyundai Sonata and Nissan Armada, which were stopped at a traffic light facing westbound on Lake Mead Boulevard.

Mom found fit for trial in kids-out-window case

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A defense lawyer says he'll fight a finding that a Las Vegas woman is fit for trial on charges alleging she threw her 7-month-old son and 1 1/2-year-old daughter out a second-story window before jumping out herself.

Attorney Benson Lee sought time Friday to review two doctors' reports that 34-year-old Luz Robledo Ibarra is competent to face attempted murder and felony child abuse charges that, combined, could get her up to 80 years in state prison.

Clark County District Judge Linda Marie Bell set another hearing Oct. 3.

Ibarra family members wept in court during the brief court appearance. They didn't comment afterward.

The children were hospitalized with critical injuries, and Ibarra was treated for a broken pelvis after the early June 12 incident at a northeast Las Vegas home.