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Murder Suspect Called Police to Report Crime

LAS VEGAS -- The arrest report of a woman accused of murdering another woman details how the suspect called police to report the crime.

Police arrested 23-year-old Stephanie Kirby on Sept. 1. According to the arrest report, Kirby called police to report the murder saying she had bludgeoned the woman and cut her throat.

Police did find the body of the woman in a bathtub in her apartment at 5501 E. Harmon Ave. on Thursday. According to the arrest report, Kirby said she went through a window to get into the apartment. Police say Kirby told them she hit the sleeping woman on the head and then forced the woman into a bathtub and she stabbed her.

Kirby told police that the woman was ruining a friend's life and that was her motive for the attack.


Hard Rock Hotel's Rehab Pool Party Cleaning Up Image

Hard Rock Hotel's Rehab Pool Party Cleaning Up Image

The daytime party tries to make over its image after a reality show gives it a raunchy reputation.

Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel has gone to rehab.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

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.