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Healthy Baby Dropped Outside Desert Springs Hospital

LAS VEGAS -- A healthy baby girl was left in a shopping cart early Tuesday morning at Desert Springs Hospital.

Metro Police received a call at 3:40 a.m. that the baby had been left outside the hospital. Metro's Abuse and Neglect unit currently is investigating into who left the baby. They asking for the parents of the child to come forward to provide more info so they can ensure the baby has a complete medical history to help take care of the child.

"We don't know who surrendered this child. We would like to make sure this is a voluntary surrender and that there isn't a mother out there wondering where her child is and thinking her child is safe with another family member, when in fact that family member may have surrendered this child," said Metro Sgt. Kristine Buist.

Vegas Memorials Planned for Dead Red Rock Hiker

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A brother of an avid hiker found dead in March at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation area says a public memorial is scheduled this week in Las Vegas.

Darrell Kirk tells The Associated Press the 5 p.m. Saturday ceremony in a plaza near the Student Union building at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas will mark Ronald Kirk's involvement in the university history program.

It'll also provide a forum to thank rescuers and volunteers who spent several weekends looking for Ronald Kirk after he was reported missing Jan. 22.

Kirk's body was found March 10 after a fall of several hundred feet in rugged terrain at the popular hiking area about 20 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip.

The Clark County coroner ruled the death an accident.

Cause of Death Released for Little Leaguer

Cause of Death Released for Little Leaguer

The Clark County Coroner’s Office released Spencer Melvin’s cause of death Wednesday afternoon.

He died of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is a thickening of the heart muscle. It is a condition that is usually inherited. The 8-year-old Little Leaguer suddenly collapsed died on his way to a baseball game April 10.

Melvin's family was honored by the UNLV baseball team Wednesday afternoon. The family was on hand as Spencer's brother, Sam, threw out the first pitch at the UNLV game. They said the tribute was very touching.

“It is unbelievable. These guys who memorialized our son ... we're a baseball family, so this meant everything to us,” Bob Melvin, Spencer's father, said.

The UNLV baseball team also wore memorial patches on their uniforms. The patches are being sold to support the family.

 

Police Look for Vehicle Used in Vault Robbery

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police have released photos of a vehicle they say may be involved in the robbery of the 24/7 Private Vaults on Sunset Road near Pecos.

Police say on April 14, three masked men walked in to the business, restrained the employee, opened safe deposit boxes and stole the valuables inside. Metro is struggling to find leads because of the unique nature of 24/7 Private Vaults.

"Due to the business model, allowing people to use the facility and remain anonymous, there's a lack of records that help us to readily identify victims that use the facility," said Metro Police Lt. Ron Fox.

Metro is asking potential victims to come forward. The suspects are described as follows:

Firefighters Respond to House Fire

LAS VEGAS -- Clark County firefighters have extinguished a house fire in east Las Vegas.

The fire started around 8 a.m. near Harmon Avenue and Mountain Vista Street. Firefighters were able to quickly put out the blaze. One person was in the home and was not injured.

There is no word yet on what caused the fire or the extent of damage.

Las Vegas Airport Traffic up 2.5 percent in March

Las Vegas Airport Traffic up 2.5 percent in March

Airport officials in Las Vegas say McCarran International Airport handled nearly 3.7 million passengers in March.

That's up 2.5 percent compared with the same month one year ago. McCarran officials said Thursday that traffic at the primary airport servicing Las Vegas is up 3 percent through the first three months of the year.

Allegiant Air posted the largest year-over-year increase by percentage. Nearly 30 percent more passengers used the airline in Las Vegas in March compared with the same month last year.

Traffic for Southwest Airlines was flat. Southwest is the airport's largest carrier. Traffic on US Airways flights was down more than 15 percent. Officials say the airport handled 9.9 million passengers, combined, between January and March

(Copyright 2012 Associated Press)

Swarm of Bees Sends 2 to Hospital, Closes Road

LAS VEGAS -- Two people were transported to the hospital and Metro police closed a road Thursday afternoon because of a large bee swarm in the area.

The hive was discovered by two landscapers who were chopping down a tree and disturbed the hive. Both were stung and went to the hospital. One of them was said to be in critical condition.

"My guys got attacked," homeowner Mariam Eagles said. The bee hive was in her backyard. The County Fire Department asked residents to stay in their homes and police did close a portion of Hacienda Avenue, just west of Topaz Street while they waited for an exterminator to help remove the bees.

"The bees aren't going to go out and try to attack everybody but where they were disturbed , they're going to attack those in that area," said fire battalion Chief Richard Reid, Clark County Fire Department.