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UNLV seeks participants for Parkinson's study

LAS VEGAS — The UNLV Physical Therapy department is seeking individuals for a clinical study about the effects of exercise among those with Parkinson's disease.

If you are 50 years or older and have been diagnosed with Parkinson's, you may be eligible for the eight-week exercise boot camp that begins June 1, the school said.

Those who qualify will receive a balance assessment, heart rate monitor, physical assessment, bone density test and $50.

To apply or receive more information, call Merrill Landers at 702-895-1377.

Man shot, killed near E. Twain, Swenson

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are looking for two suspects in a fatal Monday afternoon shooting near E. Twain Avenue and Swenson Street, just east of the Las Vegas Strip.

The shooting happened in the 600 block of Royal Crest Circle around 2:14 p.m in an apartment complex parking lot.

Metro Police responded to the scene after getting a report of shots fired in the area and did find a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim had been in a car when he was shot. There were three passengers in his vehicle, police said. Two of them fled and are considered suspects in the shooting.

"We move slow, methodical and calculated. Our goal here is to find the truth and the facts that lead us to who's responsible for doing this and why," said Lt. Ray Steiber, Metro Police.

The shooting victim was taken to Sunrise Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  

The third passenger was questioned by police.

1 shot near Sahara, Maryland Parkway

 LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas police investigated a shooting early Thursday afternoon in Las Vegas.

Police say one person was shot in the 1500 block of Karen Avenue just before 2 p.m., near Sahara Avenue and South Maryland Parkway. Karen Avenue is closed between Vegas Valley Drive and Maryland Parkway.

The person's condition was not known. They were transported to Sunrise Medical Center.

Police said they have two people in custody.

No other information was immediately available.

Brawl breaks out at Hard Rock pool party on Sunday

Credit: TMZ

LAS VEGAS — Entertainment website TMZ.com posted video of a gigantic brawl that broke out Sunday during a pool party at Hard Rock Hotel.

It's unclear what prompted the fight.

Metro police told TMZ it was never made aware of the situation.

App users: tap here to see the video

'Zap artwork' tagged by graffiti does $1K worth of damage

Credit: Clark County

LAS VEGAS — Ten utility boxes painted by local artists as part of the county's "Zap 7" series have been tagged with similar graffiti, Clark County said on Thursday.

The utility boxes, 10 in total, are all along Maryland Parkway.

“This is highly unusual, as the Zap boxes don't get tagged all that often, and usually when they do it is a territorial thing,” said Michael Ogilvie, Public Art Cultural Specialist. “This does not appear to be territorial. So we don't know what this current bout of tagging is about. It's really a shame because this project has really resonated with the community and there has been an outpouring of support for it.”

Eight of the boxes have been cleaned of the graffiti without damage to the underlying artwork — but two of them, at the northwest corner of Maryland Parkway and Desert Inn, will be touched up by artist Valentin Yordanov.

1 shot, injured in attempted robbery near UNLV

LAS VEGAS - A 24-year-old woman was shot in an apparent robbery attempt Friday morning near UNLV.

The incident occurred on Maryland Parkway near Tropicana Avenue. Metro Police say the suspect, a woman in her late teens to early 20s, attempted to rob the victim, a struggle ensued, and the suspect shot the victim.

The woman was taken to Sunrise Hospital in critical condition, but her condition has since stabilized.

Westgate opens new permanent Elvis exhibit

LAS VEGAS -- A first of its kind permanent Elvis Presley exhibit, the first outside of Graceland, is now open at the Westgate Resort and Casino.

Presley's family helped unveil a new exhibit in his honor Thursday in Las Vegas.

Priscilla and Elvis were married in Las Vegas. She says the exhibit showcases a lot of his private life.

View a slideshow from the Elvis Presley exhibit at the Westgate

"We know about his music, we know about his films, but here we get to feel the man. The man behind, you know, all the talk and all the buzz about who is Elvis Presley," she said.

Elvis' daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, says having the exhibit at the hotel where her dad performed is special for her.