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Nevada Senate upholds governor's gun background check veto

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- The Nevada Senate has upheld Gov. Brian Sandoval's 2013 veto of a bill that would have expanded background checks on gun purchases.

Senators voted along party lines Tuesday not to overturn the veto of SB221, which passed both houses of the Democrat-controlled Legislature two years ago. Republicans prevailed this time.

The measure would have required a background check almost any time a firearm changed hands, and would have barred defendants from having guns if their court cases ended with a finding of mental illness.

Sandoval said the bill would put unreasonable burdens on law-abiding Nevadans and do little to prevent criminals from getting guns.

Fourteen of 21 Senate votes were needed to revive the bill. The scenario was especially unlikely after Republicans took control of the Legislature.

Paradise spa forced to close due to license violations

LAS VEGAS -- A Paradise spa will close due to violations within its business licenses.  The Paradise Salon located at 2120 Paradise Road is being forced to close because it is said to have had 43 business license violations within two years, according to the Las Vegas City Council.

In a City Council meeting on Wednesday, it was revealed that more than 70 of those violations were against the Las Vegas massage code. There were arrests for prostitution and other solicitations for sex at the Paradise Spa, officials said.

There was originally a deal in place negotiated by the deputy attorney for the city of Las Vegas with the spa owner to close the spa on February 13, 2015; this would have given the owner, whose name is Lucy Liu, 10 days to close. 

However, City Council members rejected that deal, and the spa was ordered to close within 24 hours.  

Liu will have to pay $31,098 in fines.

This is a developing story.

Man, 66, killed crossing street east of Strip

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police say a 66-year-old man was struck and killed crossing a street east of the Las Vegas Strip.

Las Vegas Police said the man wasn't in a crosswalk when he crossed North Swenson Street south of East Royal Crest Circle and walked in front of a Honda Civic driven by a 26-year-old man on Tuesday night.

It's the 10th traffic-related death in the Las Vegas area this year.

Police are still investigation the incident. The Clark County coroner has not released information on the man's identity.

Man dies week after car, motorcycle crash

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities say a 58-year-old motorcyclist died of injuries received in a crash with a car on a busy Las Vegas thoroughfare a week earlier.

The Clark County coroner reported Tuesday that a cause of death hasn't been determined for Alvin Willingham of Las Vegas.

Police say Willingham died Monday at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center.

He had been critically hurt about 1:15 p.m. Jan. 19, when the 1980 Yamaha motorcycle he was riding crashed into the back of an Oldsmobile sedan turning into a shopping center on Flamingo Road east of Maryland Parkway.

Police say another motorcyclist slid his motorcycle on its side to stop to help Willingham. That motorcyclist wasn't involved in the crash.

Police say the Oldsmobile driver, 85-year-old Wilbur Ramberg of Las Vegas, received minor injuries.

Plane safely returns to Las Vegas after smoke alarm sounds

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- An Allegiant Air flight carrying 160 passengers has returned safely to Las Vegas after a smoke alarm sounded on the plane soon after takeoff.

McCarran International Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews says Allegiant Flight 536 departed around 8:30 a.m. Thursday for Great Falls, Montana, but turned around to make an emergency landing at the Las Vegas airport after the alarm went off.

Crews says fire and rescue crews were waiting for the plane when it landed safely around 8:50 a.m., and they found no smoke or any safety risks.

Allegiant spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler says the plane's passengers will switch to a new aircraft and continue on their travels.

A maintenance crew will then inspect the original aircraft to determine why the alarm went off.

Man struck, killed by car near Nellis and Sun Valley ID'd

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the man struck by a car and killed Saturday as 51-year-old William Neal Holyoke.

Metro Police investigated the 5:30 p.m. crash at S. Nellis Boulevard and E. Sun Valley Drive near Tropicana Avenue.

A 93-year-old Henderson man in a Chevy pickup was traveling south on Nellis Blvd. when he struck a man at the intersection of Sun Valley. The pedestrian was transported to Sunrise Hospital, but died shortly after his arrival. 

The pedestrian, a white male adult, did not have any identification on him and has been listed as a John Doe until he is identified.

The driver of the pickup remained at the scene and provided a statement to the police.

Person shot near Tropicana and Nellis in Southeast

LAS VEGAS -- A person was shot near E. Tropicana Avenue and S. Nellis Boulevard Thursday, police said.

Metro Police says they first received the call of the incident in the 5100 block of E. Tropicana Avenue around 8:32 p.m.

When officers arrived on scene, they found the victim with multiple gunshot wounds near the Sonoma Hills apartment complex and the Tropical Gardens Shopping Center.

Detectives said the shooting appears to be gang related.

The victim was taken to Sunrise Hospital.

This is a developing story.