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Second shooting victim from home invasion crime spree dies

LAS VEGAS -- The woman who was shot in a home invasion crime spree last month is dead, according to Metro Police.

Terri Ham had been hospitalized since the shooting more than three weeks ago. Her boyfriend told 8 News NOW, she passed away Thursday evening after undergoing 10 surgeries.

"She fought for 23 days," he said.

The crime spree took place on the morning of July 29 and involved a carjacking, home invasions and shootings in a southeast neighborhood. Metro Police shot and killed suspect Cody Winters, 27, and arrested his alleged accomplice, Natasha Jackson, 35.

According to police, Winters and Jackson stole a Nevada Department of Transportation work van and forced its driver to drop them off in a neighborhood near Tropicana and Sandhill avenues.







Airline mechanic steps in to help wounded warrior

LAS VEGAS -- A touching moment was captured at McCarran International Airport.

The lead mechanic for American Airlines and US Airways in Las Vegas is being called hero for helping one of our country's heroes.

Mechanic Keith Duffner says he was just doing his job. Normally he fixes planes, but on this particular occasion he was called into a McCarran terminal to help a Navy bomb specialist.

Taylor Morris lost both his arms and legs after stepping on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2012.

The Iowa native was in Las Vegas waiting for a flight when he twisted his prosthetic leg out of place. The special wrench he uses was in his checked luggage.

Duffner heard about the situation and used a similar-style wrench to put the crooked knee back into place.

He even saluted him before the work.

1 hurt in rollover crash at Russell and Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a single vehicle rollover crash near Las Vegas Boulevard and Russell Road.

According to police, the crash happened shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday night. Police say a truck that was carrying multiple passengers rolled. The accident ejected the driver. Emergency crews transported him to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. None of the other passengers sustained significant injuries.

Police say they suspect alcohol played a factor in the accident.

UNLV freshmen move into dorms

UNLV freshmen move into dorms

It was move in madness on UNLV's campus Wednesday. The university welcomed its biggest freshman class ever.

The school is seeing an unprecedented number of students choosing to live on campus this year. According to the school, 1,700 students are filling up its four residential complexes.

On Wednesday, 1,200 freshmen started moving in. The rest of the students start moving in Friday.

UNLV had a hard time coming up with rooms for everyone.

"We're at capacity this year and there was actually a waiting list. So we're even adding on some more students who are just signing up to live in the dorms," UNLV spokesperson Afsha Bawany said.

The university says it has a diverse freshman class with lots of international students and many coming from Nevada, California and Hawaii.

Incoming freshman Sterling Booker is coming from the Bay Area. He chose the school because of how close he is to family.

Police look for man who robbed bank

Police look for man who robbed bank

Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed a bank near Maryland Parkway and Harmon Avenue.

According to police, the man approached the teller and presented a note demanding money. The teller gave the man money and he left the scene on foot.

The man police are looking for is described as an Asian man in his 20s. He is about 5 foot 4 and 130 pounds. He has acne scars on his face. He was last seen wearing an Oakland A’s black baseball cap, large framed sunglasses, white and blue striped shirt and blue jeans. He was also carrying a black messenger-style bag.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro’s Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555. 

Woman enters 'not guilty' plea in home invasion case

LAS VEGAS -- Natasha Jackson, the woman police identified as an accomplice in a crime spree that left two people dead, entered a not guilty plea in court.

Jackson, 35, appeared in Clark County District Court Monday morning for her arraignment. She faces murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, home invasion and robbery charges for her alleged role in a crime spree on July 29 that left a southeast neighborhood terrorized.

According to police, Jackson and Cody Winters, who was eventually shot and killed by police, stole a Nevada Department of Transportation vehicle and then forced their way into homes, shooting and killing homeowner Richard Ramos and severely injuring another woman in another home.

I-Team: Topless club lawyers in court again to try to reopen club

LAS VEGAS --  Lawyers for Club Paradise were back in court Wednesday, asking a judge to force Metro Police to turn over documents and videos that can help the club re-open.

The I-Team has been following the legal battle between police and the topless lounge, which started after at least one patron alleged he was drugged and had bogus charges added to his credit card.

The club was closed down in early June after Metro Police served search warrants looking for evidence of alleged credit card fraud by some of the entertainers or employees.

On Wednesday, transactions from one of the alleged victims in the case were introduced by lawyers for the club to help show the judge why records seized by police are needed for the club to dispute allegations of fraud.

The documents showed charges from a man named Jeff Yeagley, who was named as a victim in the search warrant.