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Police looking for possible victims of child luring suspect

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Police are concerned there could be more victims in a child luring case after arresting a 36-year-old man earlier in the week.

Shahab Afshar was arrested on April 12 and is facing a charge for Luring a Child to Engage in Sexual Conduct. He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Detectives believe there may be additional victims. They urge anyone who may have been a victim of Afshar or has information about this crime to contact the Sexual Assault Section at 702-828-3421. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at
702-385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com... Read More

Las Vegas Aviators announce plan to sell game tickets

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Tickets to Las Vegas Aviators games will go on sale May 3, just ahead of their opening night on May 6 against the Sacramento River Cats.

There will be reduced capacity and the tickets will be released on a month-to-month basis, beginning with the 12 home games in May. Tickets will be sold in pods of two and four and there will be limited availability for the home games (May 6-11 vs. Sacramento & May 20-25 vs. Salt Lake). The tickets can be purchased on May 3 starting at noon through Ticketmaster.

Starting April 26, season ticket holders will be offered a presale to select seats for games in May. Full season, half season and quarter season plans will be able to use their account credit as a ticket bank. These purchases will not require any additional payments... Read More

UPDATE: Metro investigating human remains found in backyard of home near Lake Mead and Rampart

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A "death investigation" is under way at a home in the northwest valley.

Metro Homicide Lt. Ray Spencer says human remains were found in the backyard of a home in the 8300 block of Shore Breeze, near Rampart Boulevard and Lake Mead Boulevard.

Police are processing the scene for forensic evidence today.

"Yesterday Metro received a tip on the residence," according to Metro police sources. "Upon arriving on scene and doing a welfare check they noticed some suspicious things inside the home."

"After interviewing neighbors, (officers) were told they saw two people in the backyard last week and they appeared to be digging. After checking in the backyard metro discovered some human remains," police said.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department homicide detectives were immediately notified.

Homicide has taken over the investigation, police said... Read More

NEW: COVID-19 test positivity up to 5.7%; Nevada reports more than 500 cases

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada's test positivity increased to 5.7% as the state reported more than 500 new cases for the second day in a row, according to data released on Friday.

Nevada’s COVID-19 test positivity rate climbed above 5% on Monday, and has been steadily rising for the past 13 days. The increase on April 3 was the first time in nearly three months that the test positivity rate grew, as it had been falling since Jan. 13.

Most of the state’s cases 536 confirmed virus cases came from Clark County, which had 455. Nevada’s total cases are now at 310,235. Clark County has a total of 239,748.

Also Friday, the state announced a major change in data reporting... Read More

Police: Medical episode may be cause of fatal crash at Flamingo, Durango

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A 56-year-old man is dead following a crash in southwest Las Vegas Friday morning. Police believe the crash may have been the result of a medical episode.

According to Metro Police, the crash happened around 7:30 a.m. near Flamingo Road and Durango Drive which caused the intersection to be closed for about three hours.

The crash only involved the one car. The vehicle ended up hitting a large utility pole... Read More

FINAL: Knights dominate Ducks, win 4-0 in Anaheim

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Robin Lehner made 16 saves for his first shutout of the season and 16th of his career and the Vegas Golden Knights extended their winning streak to five games with a 4-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.

William Karlsson, Chandler Stephenson, Nicolas Roy and Brayden McNabb scored for the Golden Knights, who moved within two points of the West Division-leading Colorado Avalanche.

Stephenson added an assist and Mark Stone had two assists to help Vegas improve to 3-0 on its four-game trip to Southern California.

John Gibson made 44 saves as last-place Anaheim saw its two-game winning streak end... Read More

Gomez family calls fact-finding review of deadly Las Vegas police shooting a 'circus'

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A fact-finding review of evidence in the police shooting death of Jorge Gomez ended after nearly four hours Friday. Gomez was shot by four Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers on June 1, 2020 in downtown Las Vegas.

It was a tense night. A Black Lives Matter protest had just ended and Metro Officer Shay Mikalonis was shot and wounded a few miles away in a separate incident.

Gomez was shot by outside the Lloyd George U.S. Courthouse. Police said Gomez carried three guns but did not fire any of them. There is debate over whether Gomez pointed a weapon at the officers. The four officers fired 19 times at him. None of the officers had a body worn camera... Read More