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Police: Skateboarder loses grip on car, badly hurt

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police are investigating a crash that left a 15-year-old skateboarder critically hurt when he lost his grip on the door of his mother's car and fell to the pavement in a neighborhood several miles west of downtown Las Vegas.

Las Vegas police say the teen was taken to University Medical Center after the incident a little before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday on Alta Drive a few blocks west of Torrey Pines Drive.

Police say 46-year-old Sherry Ranae Williams-Lamb was questioned at the scene.

Crash investigators say the boy was holding the driver's door of the moving 2009 Nissan Sentra when he fell.

Williams-Lamb and a 14-year-old girl were in the car at the time.

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Detective enters not guilty plea in attempted sex assault case

 LAS VEGAS -- A Metro Police detective facing charges, including attempted sexual assault, entered a not guilty plea in Las Vegas Justice Court Tuesday morning.

Michael Kitchen, 35, is facing multiple felony charges including, robbery, battery, and attempted sexual assault. No bail was set for Kitchen during the hearing.

According to police, Kitchen contacted the victim for sex and at some point to two got into an argument over the price. The alleged victim told police, Kitchen assaulted her while trying to retrieve his money. Police said, the victim, who admitted she was a prostitute, appeared beaten.

According to the arrest report, Kitchen told police he used an online escort service to get massages and that was why he was at the woman's apartment. 

Officer hurt in hit-and-run on I-15 near D Street

LAS VEGAS -- A North Las Vegas Police officer was hurt in an accident on I-15 near D Street, according to Nevada Highway Patrol. Southbound I-15 was closed all the way down to Lake Mead.  

NHP said witnesses told them at around 8:30 p.m. the officer was riding in the right lane closest to the right shoulder, when a green sedan came from the left lane and struck the officer.  

Troopers said they're still searching for the car because the driver didn't stop.

North Las Vegas Police's Twitter page said the officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries. 


He was taken to University Medical Center.  The officer is 45 years old and he has been with the department for 18 years.

This is a developing story.

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Car smashes into Tropical Smoothie on Charleston

 LAS VEGAS -- A car smashed into a Tropical Smoothie restaurant Monday just before noon, according to the Las Vegas Fire Department.

The crash happened around 11:50 a.m. at 6350 W. Charleston Boulevard.  There are no injuries reported and Metro Police are investigating.

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Beers plans to sue the City over stadium signatures

LAS VEGAS -- City Councilman Bob Beers plans to file a lawsuit against the City of Las Vegas over the amount of signatures needed for a petition designed to put the issue of a downtown soccer stadium to a public vote.

The council voted 4-3 last month to contribute $25 million toward bonds to construct the $200 million stadium as part of an effort to attract a professional team.

Beers opposes public funding of the 24,000-seat stadium. He argues he needs only about 2,300 signatures on a petition to force the public vote, instead of the more than 8,200 demanded by the city clerk.

The Las Vegas city attorney also rejected Beers' request for a one-week extension to gather the signatures. City Attorney Brad Jerbic said the clerk has no authority to grant such an extension. He says the constitution requires the signatures of at least 15 percent of the registered voters to place a petition on the ballot.





Jury convicts female getaway driver

LAS VEGAS -- A federal jury convicted a female getaway driver in connection with the robberies of 13 banks and stores in Southern Nevada from December 2012 to March 2013, Nevada's U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said. 

Sesley Williams, 46, of Las Vegas, was convicted Friday of eight counts of bank robbery, five counts of interference with commerce by robbery and five counts of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. Williams is scheduled for sentencing before U.S. District Judge Andrew Gordon May 21. 

She faces up to 20 years in prison on each robbery count and a mandatory minimum 107 years behind bars on the brandishing counts, which must run consecutively to the sentences for the other counts.

Co-defendant Anthony Jordan was convicted by a jury in November of 13 counts of robbery and firearm-related charges, and is scheduled to be sentenced March 19.

Clark County children get donated school supplies

 LAS VEGAS -- Thousands of Clark County school children will benefit from a donation of school supplies.

Yoobi, which makes classroom supplies, is partnering with the Public Education Foundation, to give school supplies to more than 66,000 children in kindergarten through third grade.

Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky and a co-founder of Yoobi visited J. T. McWilliams Elementary School Tuesday to kick off the donation event. The supplies will be given to 110 schools which have a 70 percent of higher participation rate in the free and reduced lunch program.