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Coroner IDs Homicide Victim

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the man found dead in an apartment near UNLV as Alvin Eugene Moore, 57 of Las Vegas.

The coroner says he died from a gunshot wound to the chest and the manner of death is homicide.

Metro Police found Moore at around 8 p.m. Tuesday after responding to reports of gunshots at the Tammany Hall Apartments. 

During the investigation, homicide detectives determined that Moore lived at the apartment and that a struggle had taken place in the apartment before the shooting. Police also believe the victim may have known his attackers.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Metro Police's Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521, or to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

Driving You Crazy: No Traffic Light at Spencer and Harmon

LAS VEGAS - A driver asks why the intersection of Harmon Avenue and Spencer Street lacks a traffic light given the high volume of traffic and pedestrians in the area.

She says the four-way stop and flashing red light that warns drivers of the upcoming four-way stop are helpful, but aren't enough.

A full traffic signal appears warranted at Harmon and Spencer, which sits in the middle of four heavily traveled roads - Flamingo Road, Eastern Avenue, Tropicana Avenue and Maryland Parkway - and just east of UNLV. The area experiences a high volume of traffic.

Clark County's Traffic Management Department will launch a study to determine if the area meets necessary standards for a traffic light. The results of this study are expected in approximately 45 to 60 days.

What's driving you crazy? E-mail your traffic questions and complaints to Brian Loftus.

Boyd Grads Make Strong Showing on Nevada Bar Exam

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Officials with Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas say graduates who took the bar exam this summer had the second-highest pass rate in the school's history.

Boyd officials say 80 percent of their graduates who took the Nevada Bar Exam for the first time in July passed.

That's the second-best performance since the school was founded in 1998, and better than the overall statewide pass rate of 76 percent among first-time test takers.

School officials credited their Academic Success Program, which helps students and alumni prepare for the three-day bar exam through workshops, practice tests and one-on-one counseling sessions.

RTC Hosting 2 Open Houses about Maryland Pkwy.

RTC Hosting 2 Open Houses about Maryland Pkwy.

The Regional Transportation Commission is looking for recommendations about how to improve traffic and transit service along Maryland Parkway.

The RTC is holding two open houses this week to allow people to voice their opinions about the improvements along Maryland Parkway from McCarran International Airport to downtown Las Vegas.

Feedback from the open houses will be used in the final recommendations for the transportation study.

The open houses will be:

  • 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Boulevard Center Court, 3528 South Maryland Pkwy.
  • 4 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bonneville Transit Center, 101 East Bonneville Ave.

According to RTC, Maryland Parkway is one of the busiest roads in the valley with an average of 9,000 passengers using the road every day.

 

Passenger Traffic at McCarran Airport Rises in September

LAS VEGAS - McCarran International Airport saw an increase in passengers in September.

More than 3.47 million people traveled through the airport last month. That represents an increase of 1.2 percent from September 2012.

So far this year, passenger traffic at McCarran nearly matches last year's pace. More than 31.5 million people have passed through the airport this year, an uptick of 0.1 percent from 2012.

 

UNLV Player Facing Theft Charges Quits Team

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A suspended UNLV basketball player has quit the team ahead of a preliminary hearing on criminal charges that he stole Nike sneakers, $500 cash and almost $900 worth of video games from a friend's apartment.

Nineteen-year-old Savon Goodman issued a statement through the team saying he felt a lot of pressure the last few months, and that it was best to leave the program.

His lawyer, William Terry, didn't immediately respond to a message.

Runnin' Rebels coach Dave Rice announced in August that the 6-foot-6 sophomore forward from Philadelphia would sit out the 2013-14 season.

A judge is due to decide Nov. 12 if Goodman should stand trial on misdemeanor conspiracy and felony burglary and grand larceny charges in a May 18 incident at an off-campus apartment.

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Moving Forward

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Moving Forward

People interested in opening a marijuana dispensary here in the valley had the chance to get some critical information, during a symposium held Friday.

The Nevada Medical Cannabis Symposium at Alexis Park Hotel featured legislators and industry experts talking about how dispensaries will be regulated.

With the legislation that passed last April, local lawmakers are now working on setting up the best model for Nevada.

WE CAN, or Wellness Education Cannabis Advocates of Nevada, an organization designed to bring dispensary information to the public, was at Friday's meeting.

"You're going to be able to look at your funds, look at your team and look at all of the different integral aspects making a cannabis business and know whether you want to pursue this or not" Jennifer Solas, WE CAN president, said.