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NLV Police looking for missing 3-year-old girl

Shelly Mitchell

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas Police are looking for the public's help in finding a 3-year-old girl. 

According to police, the department was contacted Saturday about the disappearance of 3-year-old Katies Nevaeh Battle. Police were told she had been abducted by her biological mother from her father's apartment on Las Vegas Boulevard near Lake Mead Boulevard. Child Protective Services had removed Katies from her parents' custody 18 months ago. She had been living with a foster family.

With permission from CPS, Katies' foster mother had dropped her off at her father's house on Friday for a scheduled visit. Late Saturday afternoon, the child's father reported her missing. According to family members, the child's mother, 35-year-old Shelly Mitchell, took the girl from the father's home during a family gathering, to which she was denied access. 

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Main Street improvement project set to start next week

Ground will be broken next week on a project to improve streets and sidewalks downtown.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Ward 5 Councilman Ricki Barlow and Ward 3 Councilman Bob Coffin are all scheduled to attend the groundbreaking Monday for the Main Street improvement project.

The $13.9 million project stretches along Main Street between Bonneville Avenue and north of U.S. 95. The project will add green bike lanes, widened sidewalks, paving, better street lighting and beautification with the addition of trees and planters.

Work on the first phase of the project will start next week and is expected to be finished by the end of 2015.

The project is being funded by the fuel tax approved by the Clark County Commission last year, along with general funds and the city of Las Vegas room tax.

Police looking for man who robbed store

Police looking for man who robbed store

Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed a convenience store near Lake Mead Boulevard and Torrey Pines Drive back in May.

According to police, the man walked into the store at around 3:20 a.m. May 21 and selected a beverage from one of the coolers. When he came to the counter, he threw the bottles of liquor at the clerk, jumped onto the counter and started hitting the clerk in the face.

The man then grabbed a plastic garbage bag from one of the garbage cans and filled it with cigarettes. He jumped back over the counter and left the store.

The man police are looking for is described as a white man between 26 and 27 years old. He is 5 foot 8 with a medium build. He has brown, short hair and is described as clean cut.

He was wearing a black hooded jacket with a checker pattern design, a black T-shirt, khaki cargo pants and black shoes with white bottoms.  He was also wearing a black Chicago Bulls baseball cap.

Police looking for two men in connection with deadly shooting

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are trying to find two people of interest in connection with a deadly shooting last week.

The men were seen in a convenience store near the intersection of Rancho Drive and Michael Way a few moments before one person was shot and killed at the nearby Northpointe Apartments. 

Police officers were called to the scene at around 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, July 2. Police say the shooting occurred after an argument. Emergency crews transported the victim to University Medical Center where he later died.

Police say the incident started when the victim and two other people were confronted at the entrance of the apartment complex by two men in a dark, colored four-door sedan. During a brief argument, multiple gunshots were fired. The victim was hit, but the two other people ran.

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Downtown fire displaces 8 people

Las Vegas-- Two downtown homes were heavily damaged in a fast-moving fire early Saturday morning.

Everyone inside the two homes were able to escape without injury. A pet dog died in the fire. The cause remains under investigation.Fire dispatchers received multiple calls at 1:34 a.m. that a house at 126 Cervantes Street, near Stewart and Eastern was on fire. A few minutes later they received another call that the fire was extending to the house next door and possibly another house.

When firefighters arrived a few minutes later, heavy flames were showing from the rear of two one-story houses at 126 and 132 Cervantes Street. Firefighters then learned that the fire was also moving to the rear of a house at 127 North 21 Street, which sits directly behind the house at 132 Cervantes Street.

Coroner IDs girl killed in morning rollover crash

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the young girl killed in the rollover crash Wednesday morning as 9-year-old Gabriela Casias. Her cause of death is still pending.

The 9-year-old girl was killed when the SUV she was riding in rolled over on I-15 northbound near D Street at around 8 a.m. According to Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Loy Hixson, a 22-year-old woman, identified by NHP as Wendy Carrion, was driving the vehicle and there were six children as passengers, all were under the age of 10.

Three of the children were ejected from the vehicle, including Gabriela Casias. NHP says the three children who were ejected were not wearing seatbelts. A 6-year-old girl was critically injured. The other children, ages 1, 2, 4 and 6, and the driver are in stable condition at University Medical Center.

Police say Carrion had just dropped off Gabriela's mother at work prior to the crash.

Ruvo Center: Alzheimer's study shows most drugs don't work

LAS VEGAS -- An alarming statistic on a study done in Las Vegas shows most Alzheimer's drugs fail to work. The study was conducted by the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

The center found 244 drugs tested in the past decade failed to be effective. Only one has been approved for use. The failure rate of the drugs was 99.6 percent.

Nearly 44 million people, and 28,000 Nevadans, are living with Alzheimer's. The numbers are expected to increase as baby boomers age.