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Vehicle Strikes 4 Pedestrians, 1 Injured

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police say one juvenile has minor injuries after a vehicle and four pedestrians were involved in a crash in eastern Las Vegas.

Officer Jose Hernandez says it's unclear exactly how many of the four were actually hit by the car during the incident, which happened about 7:30 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Harmon Avenue and Mountain Vista Street.

One juvenile was taken to Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center with minor injuries.

Police say the driver remained at the scene.

Hernandez didn't know the ages of the three juvenile pedestrians and adult who were involved, or where they were headed at the time of the crash.

 

Black Friday Shopper Shot in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating an attempted robbery and shooting that injured a holiday shopper.

It happened around 9:45 p.m. Thursday.

According to police, a man purchased a big-screen television from the Target store near Flamingo Rd. and Maryland Pkwy. While he was trying to unload the TV from his car at a nearby apartment complex, a man approached and confronted him.

There was a struggle and the would-be thief's gun went off striking the victim in the leg.

The gunman left in what is being described as a dark-color sedan.

Residents at the Cambridge Towers Apartments describe a frightening scene Thursday night.

"I hear six big bangs," neighbor Kathy Benson said. 

"I heard like bah bah bah!," neighbor Rex Sweeney said, "I heard this kid like screaming at the top of his lungs."

Witnesses say the TV was left in the street after the shooting.

Coroner IDs 2 Dead in Las Vegas Murder-Suicide

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities have identified a man and a woman who died in a murder-suicide this week at a south Las Vegas home.

Clark County coroner's officials say 31-year-old Daniela Gastelum-Gutierrez died of a gunshot wound to the head and shotgun wounds to the chest and abdomen.

Thirty-two-year-old Jacob P. Burkett died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Las Vegas police say a child called 911 about 7 p.m. Wednesday to report her mother was asking for help. Authorities say they found the house on Encore Way barricaded, and the two were later found dead inside.

Police Lt. Ken Romane says the two were boyfriend and girlfriend and had a child together. There was no indication that the child was hurt.

 

Man, Woman Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Las Vegas police who responded to child's 911 call say they found a man and a woman dead in an apparent murder-suicide.

Authorities say they responded about 7 p.m. Wednesday to a home on Encore Way, near Paradise and Sunset roads.

Police Lt. Ken Romane says a juvenile had called them saying her mother was asking for help.

Romane says a boyfriend and girlfriend who had a child together were found dead. There was no indication that the child was hurt.

Details about the couple's identity, the whereabouts of the child and what led to the incident weren't immediately available.

 

UNLV Coach Gets New 3-Year Contract

LAS VEGAS -- The head football coach at UNLV has agreed in principle to a new contact, according to the interim athletics director.

Bobby Hauck's new deal will be for three years, covering the 2014 through 2016 seasons. The contract still must be approved by the Board of Regents.

The new contract comes as Hauck finishes up one of the most successful seasons for the Rebels in 13 years. The team is eligible to play in a bowl game for the first time since 2000.

The last game of the season is Saturday against San Diego State at Sam Boyd Stadium.

Hauck came to UNLV from the University of Montana four years ago.

McCarran Air Traffic Up 1.2 percent in October

McCarran Air Traffic Up 1.2 percent in October

Las Vegas (AP) -- Officials in Las Vegas say McCarran International Airport handled more passengers in October than a year earlier.

Data released Wednesday shows more than 3.7 million people flew in and out of the airport last month. that is 1.2 percent more people than flew in October 2012.

Total airport traffic up 0.2 percent for the first ten months of 2013, compared with the same period last year.

Domestic traffic was up 0.9 percent in October, while the number of passengers flying internationally increased by 1.7 percent. Domestic carriers make up about 90 percent of traffic.

Of the top five airlines serving the airport, Delta Air Lines saw the biggest passenger gain in October.

McCarran is the seventh-busiest airport in the country.

  

Ramp to Airport Closing Ahead of Busy Travel Days

Ramp to Airport Closing Ahead of Busy Travel Days

Getting to and from McCarran International Airport will become more difficult just in time for one of the busiest travel times of the year.

The highway off ramp from westbound 215 to the Airport Connector will be closed for repair work every night starting Dec. 1 to Dec. 14 and then again from Dec. 18 to Dec. 22.

The closures will be from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. each night. However, the ramp will be closed completely both day and night Dec. 15 through Dec. 17.

Crews are working on widening a section of I-215, along with bridges over Paradise Road, Warm Springs Road, Robindale Road, Duck Creek and the Airport Connector.

The entire project is expected to be finished in January.

Drivers expecting to use the off ramp should find an alternate route and give themselves extra time to get to their destination.