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Resorts, businesses plan to 'Dim Lights for Tark' Wednesday

 LAS VEGAS — The lights on the Las Vegas Strip will be dimmed in observance of former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian following Wednesday's UNLV vs. Boise State game.

The lights are expected to be turned off at 10:30 p.m. and remain off until 10:33 p.m. The movement began after a social media push in the days after his death.

Tarkanian will be the eighth person the lights of the Strip have been dimmed for. The previous seven observances include: President John F.



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Frustrations rise with long lines at DMV

LAS VEGAS -- If you're planning to go to the DMV anytime soon, expect a long wait for your service.

According to Nevada DMV's website, the typical waiting time for most locations in southern Nevada is around three hours.

In some cases, the frustration has turned to violence. 

On Saturday, a man tried to enter the DMV office on Sahara Avenue and broke the glass front door after he realized the door was locked because the office was officially closed.





Teen killed in Las Vegas street confrontation identified

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities have identified a 16-year-old who was stabbed and killed during a fight that police say appeared to have been gang-related outside a McDonald's restaurant at a busy northeast Las Vegas crossroads.

The Clark County coroner has classified the death late Sunday of Jim Alexander Leyton death as a homicide.

Police say no suspects have been identified and no arrests have been made in the case.

Investigators say Leyton was walking with a family member near Owens and Eastern avenues when they were confronted by a group of males.

Police say passing drivers honked their horns during the fighting and the assailants ran away while Leyton collapsed and died.

Woman faces charges for alleged weekend arson spree

 LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas woman is facing three counts of arson after allegedly starting two brush fires and attempting to start others in a neighborhood near U.S. 95.

Jacqueline Meza, 37, was arrested Sunday night after firefighters responded to a grass fire near Mesquite Avenue and N. Rancho Drive and the fire of a palm tree a short distance away on Collins Avenue that was threatening a home.

Firefighters were able to quickly bring the flames under control.

According to fire officials, Meza was observed walking in the area and allegedly attempting to start other fires. She was taken into custody by Metro Police.

The home on Collins Avenue had some roof damage and a utility pole was completely destroyed.

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Police investigate stabbing death of teen

LAS VEGAS -- Police are investigating the deadly stabbing of a teen near Eastern Avenue and Owens Avenue Sunday night.

Police say the 16-year-old was walking with a family member when the two were confronted by a group of Hispanic males. There was a fight and the teen was stabbed.

Metro says the incident could be gang-related. No suspect information has been released.

The Clark County Coroner's office will identify the victim once next of kin have been notified.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Metro's Homicide Section at (702)385-5555. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (702)385-5555 or online at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

NVEnergy: Power restored to 16K customers in west Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — More than 16,000 customers briefly lost power Friday afternoon in southern Nevada.

The outage primarily impacted west Las Vegas, near Sahara Avenue and Valley View Boulevard. The power was restored around 2:30 p.m.

According to NV Energy, it's unclear what caused the outage. It is under investigation.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue tweeted they've received calls of people stuck in elevators "especially at CSN." However, no injuries were reported, the fire department said.





City exploring light rail commuting

LAS VEGAS -- The city of Las Vegas wants to know if you'd be interested in riding on a light rail system to work to avoid traffic backups.

The city is looking into commuting problems around the Las Vegas valley and a consulting firm has been hired to get community feedback.

Beginning this week, consultant Dan Andersen wants to hear from you.

"By far, the majority are very interested in some sort of a commuter rail network system, supporting our transportation network," Andersen said, CH2M Hill.

His firm was hired by the city to come up with a master plan for bike trails, roads and a transit system. All within the next 18 months. The study will also look at the costs of transportation alternatives.

People at the Centennial Hills Community Center say their ride to work takes half an hour.

"How are we going to pay for it? Where's the money going to come from?