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Police investigate shooting at Boulder Hwy and Flamingo

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a shooting at an apartment complex near Boulder Highway and Flamingo Road.

According to police, officers responded to the area just after 7 p.m. Tuesday. They found a 43-year-old man who had been shot in the stomach and transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are also searching for one or two suspects that barricaded themselves inside an apartment unit. After a three-hour standoff, it was discovered that the suspects were not in the apartment unit.  

Metro's SWAT team were called to assist in the investigation. 

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Man arrested in connection with deadly shooting

LAS VEGAS - A man is under arrest in connection with a deadly shooting that happened Tuesday morning.

Metro Police arrested 31-year-old Elekaua Brown. He is charged with one count of first degree murder with a deadly weapon.

According to police, officers were called to an apartment complex near Tropicana Avenue and Nellis Boulevard shortly before 12:30 a.m. Tuesday on a report that a man had been shot. Officers found the victim, and he was transported to Sunrise Hospital Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead.

During the investigation, Metro's Homicide Section found that several men got involved in an argument in the parking lot of the apartment complex just before the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro at (702) 828-3521, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

Vegas airport unveils new funny checkpoint videos

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Las Vegas airport officials are freshening up the funny videos that play at security checkpoints.

Tourism officials announced earlier this month they are releasing eight new videos illustrating Transportation Security Administration policies as travelers wait for a screening at McCarran International Airport.

The videos feature Las Vegas comedians Carrot Top and Louie Anderson, as well as ventriloquist Terry Fator, performers from the Blue Man Group and others.

The airport was the first to create quirky checkpoint videos when it released a set in 2004. But agency rules have changed in the past decade and officials said it was time for something new.

Airport security official Michael Bennett says he hopes the videos will capture passengers' attention while getting important messages across.

Two under arrest in shooting, 1 suspect outstanding

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a shooting at an apartment complex near Boulder Highway and Tropicana Avenue.

According to police, the shooting happened at around 6 p.m. Tuesday, when three men fired shots into a woman's apartment. No one in that apartment was hurt, but when her next door neighborhood came outside to investigate what was going on, police say the suspects shot him in the chest. He was taken to Sunrise Hospital in critical condition.

Two suspects have been arrested, and police are looking for a third suspect. Metro's Gang Unit is now investigating.

8 News NOW has a crew on the way and will have an update as soon as more information becomes available.

Murder suspect fails to show up in court, again

LAS VEGAS -- The man accused of killing his grandfather and injuring his father has failed for a second time to appear in court.

Steven Woodard, 43, was set to be arraigned in Las Vegas Justice Court Tuesday morning. After a brief conference with the lawyers, the judge rescheduled Woodard to appear Wednesday, May 21.

According to police, Woodard, an escaped mental patient, slashed his grandfather's throat and attacked and injured his father and another person. Woodard is being held at the Clark County Detention Center.

Strip projects bring opportunities for UNLV grads

LAS VEGAS -- It is a great time to find a job on the Las Vegas Strip, especially for new college graduates, according to an economist at UNLV.

New projects along the boulevard are bringing in big opportunities. The Cromwell is hiring nearly 1,000 new employees and the SLS Las Vegas is already in the process of hiring nearly 3,000 people, many of them locals.

Top resorts are recruiting on college campuses for the first time in years. A representative for timeshare giant Westgate Resorts is looking for new grads who will take a job and look to grow within the company.

"You want to get the students involved. They're graduating, they're coming in, best way to get your foot in the door and move up." the representative said.

For many UNLV seniors, it is time to strike while the iron is hot.

"Definitely a lot more opportunities in Vegas than let's say five years ago," senior Spencer Trapp said.

Man critically hurt in tree-trimming accident

LAS VEGAS  -- A man is in critical condition after he was knocked out of the tree-trimming basket he was in by a truck.

According to Metro Police, the accident happened at around 12:30 p.m. Friday. The victim was trimming trees for Cox Communications in a neighborhood near Sandhill and Russell roads, when a truck ran into his truck, knocking him out of the lift.

He landed on the pavement and suffered critical injuries. He was taken to Sunrise Hospital trauma.