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Metro Investigating Fatal Accident in South Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police are investigating a fatal accident on Pyle Avenue. The road is closed in both directions from Maryland Parkway to Bermuda Road.

Police say a Toyota Corolla driven by a 19-year-old female was traveling westbound on Pyle when the driver attempted to pass another car, lost control and struck a Pontiac Grand Prix traveling in the oncoming lanes. The driver of the Corolla died at the scene.

Officers say speed was a factor in the accident. The driver and passenger of the Grand Prix were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Metro Police Investigating Murder Involving Woman

Metro Police Investigating Murder Involving Woman

LAS VEGAS -- Metro police are investigating the murder of a woman early Thursday morning on Harmon Ave. near Boulder Hwy.

Police got a call around 2:30 a.m. about a dispute involving two women. When police arrived, they found one woman deceased. The second woman was arrested.

New Zen Center Campus Opens

New Zen Center Campus Opens

 

The Zen Center of Las Vegas recently completed its new property at 2461 E. Harmon. The campus includes walking paths, a waterfall and turtle pond, and an outdoor altar.

Guiding Teacher and Abbott Thom Pastor, who received inga (certification to teach) from Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn in 2002, leads zen practice on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m.  

The Zen Center also offers morning Zen meditation practice, retreats, outdoor yoga classes, and Qui Gung. For beginners, the Zen Center offers a monthly introductory class. Most events are offered on a donation basis; the Zen Center is a 501-(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible.  

A full schedule and additional information are available at the Zen Center’s website, http://www.zencenteroflasvegas.com.

German with Kilo of Cocaine Stopped at Las Vegas Airport

LAS VEGAS  -- The U.S. attorney in Nevada says a 43-year-old German traveler faces a federal drug charge after more than a kilogram of cocaine was found encased in more than 80 plastic pellets in his digestive system when he tried to board a flight from Las Vegas to London.

Christopher Adiegwu was indicted Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas on a possession of cocaine with intent to distribute charge. Arraignment is set for Sept. 9. He could face up to 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine.

Adiegwu was arrested Aug. 17 after he was stopped by federal officers at McCarran International Airport, hospitalized and X-rayed.

Court records identify him as a German citizen and native of Nigeria who was traveling under a visa waiver.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Officer-Involved Accident Snarls Morning Commute

Officer-Involved Accident Snarls Morning Commute

An accident involving a Metro police officer near the intersection of Harmon and Swenson stopped traffic in the area Wednesday morning.

The officer is being transported to the hospital for minor injuries. As seen in this photo by 8 News NOW photojournalist Nate Kramer, traffic backed up toward McCarran Airport on Swenson as police dealt with the accident.

DUI Checkpoint Slated for Saturday Night

DUI Checkpoint Slated for Saturday Night

 

Multiple law enforcement agencies will combine on a DUI checkpoint over Labor Day weekend.

The checkpoint will take place from 7 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday near Tropicana and Paradise, with the following borders: Tropicana on the south, Flamingo on the north, Maryland Parkway on the east and Koval on the west. Previous checkpoints at this location have been extremely successful in prior years.

Metro’s Traffic Bureau, along with several officers from Convention Center Area Command and Southeast Area Command, will be conducting a “Sobriety Checkpoint” sponsored by the Joining Forces Grant from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety.

Tickets for Las Vegas Locos Football On Sale Thursday

Tickets for Las Vegas Locos Football On Sale Thursday

Single-game tickets for the two-time defending United Football League (UFL) champion Las Vegas Locomotives will be available starting Thursday for all home games. To purchase single game tickets, fans should call 739-FANS (3267.)  Season and group tickets are also available at 877-LOCO (5626.)

The Locos will play three home games at Sam Boyd Stadium during their 2011 season. The team opens its home schedule on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. against the Omaha Nighthawks. Their next home game will be their second clash of the season with the Sacramento Mountain Lions on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.. The Locos will then close out the regular season with their final home game in a battle against the Virginia Destroyers on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.