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Bicyclist hit by car at Tropicana and Andover Dr.

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a crash involving a car and a bicycle.

According to police, the crash happened at around 4:30 p.m. Friday on eastbound Tropicana Avenue at Andover Drive, which is just west of Boulder Highway.

Both eastbound and westbound Tropicana Avenue is closed for the investigation.

The victim was taken to Sunrise Hospital in critical condition.

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2 Ex-UNLV employees plead guilty in theft

LAS VEGAS -- Two former employees at UNLV pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing thousands of dollars from the university, according to the Nevada Attorney General's Office.

According to the AG, Lina Khachekian, 35 of Las Vegas, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of theft and Marissa Neuhaus, 23 of Las Vegas, pleaded guilty to one felony count of fraudulent appropriation.

Both women worked at UNLV's Office of Information Technology.

Khachekian and Neuhaus used the UNLV purchase accounts to buy electronics that they either used themselves or sold through a third party. The two women used an elaborate scheme of false documents to keep the purchases secret.

In all, they misappropriated at least $292,000.

DA rules officer-involved shooting legally justified

Patrick Heki (right) and his father Dan Unger (left)

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County District Attorney says the actions of police in the death of man last December were reasonable and legally justified.

The DA made the decision in the shooting death of Patrick Heki on Dec. 7, 2013. According to the report, Metro Police officers were called to an apartment near Flamingo Road and Boulder Highway on a report of a suicidal man.

When police arrived, they found Heki armed with a handgun and two rifles. Police say they told Heki to drop the weapons, but he refused. Instead, they say he pointed a handgun at one of the officers. The officers shot and killed Heki.

According to Heki's family, he had tried to commit suicide two years before the deadly confrontation and suffered from depression since then.

3 arrested in connection with man found dead a Lake Mohave

LAS VEGAS -- Three people are under arrest in connection with a man found dead at Lake Mohave on Oct. 1.

According to Metro Police, 20-year-old Joselin Martinez-Aguilar, 18-year-old Bryan Melendez-Varela and 18-year-old Esdras Lanza-Martinez were arrested for the murder of 27-year-old Domingo Alva-Gonzalez.

Alva-Gonzalez's body was found floating in Cottonwood Cove on the morning of Oct. 1. The Clark County Coroner's Office found that Alva-Gonzalez had a large cut on the back of his head. The coroner also stated the body had probably been in the water for 24 hours.

Weekend quake reveals new southern Nevada fault line

LAS VEGAS -- Sunday's minor earthquake may have revealed a brand new fault line never before recognized in Nevada.

The 3.6-magnitude quake hit southern Nevada just after 3 a.m. Sunday. The quake's epicenter was about 22 miles south of downtown Las Vegas, just outside Sloan.

Many people have no idea there are fault lines all over the Las Vegas valley. There are seven major fault lines running throughout the valley, but this latest quake surprised area scientists.

They didn't know there could be a fault in that area and teams could soon be sent out to study its impact on the valley.

Driving You Crazy: Rough stretch of Hacienda Avenue

LAS VEGAS - A viewer says Hacienda Avenue between Mountain Vista Street and Nellis Boulevard needs repaving.

Clark County representatives say plans are in place to repave Hacienda from Mountain Vista to Stephanie Street. Crews will reconstruct the road and medians and restripe bike lanes in front of nearby Harley Harmon Elementary School.

Clark County Public Works is waiting for the Reclamation District to build a new 13-mile sewer line called the Paradise-Whitney Interceptor.

That sewer line will take a few years to complete, but crews have divided it into three parts: the central, western and eastern segments. County administrators say crews will work on the eastern portion first, which includes Hacienda, later this month.

After the pipe work is finished, crews can repave the roadway. In other words, this project will take some time.

FBI raids rapper Mally Mall's Las Vegas home

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LAS VEGAS — Federal agents raided a southeast Las Vegas home owned by a hip-hop figure in what authorities are calling an ongoing investigation.

No arrests were made.

FBI spokeswoman Bridget Pappas confirmed Monday that the agency served a search warrant about 6 a.m. at a home on Oquendo Road near Mountain Vista Street and Russell Road.

Records show the property is owned by music figure Jamal "Mally Mall" Rashid.

An email message for Rashid on a website promoting his music wasn't immediately returned.

Rashid is best known for his work with big name artists, including Drake, Wiz Khalifa and Justin Bieber. He is currently starring in the reality TV show "Love and Hip-Hop Hollywood."

According to Clark County, Mall has permits to own exotic animals. Neighbors say he has two wild cats. He gave them a letter that states his animals are domesticated and tamed and the animals were monitored 24 hours a day.