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Elderly Man Accused of Killing his Wife Dies

LAS VEGAS, Nv -- An 86-year-old man who was due in court today for allegedly killing his wife has died.

Joseph Woods died Tuesday morning. Woods told police he and his 80-year-old wife had a suicide pact when he shot her and then himself on September 23. Joseph Woods survived the self-inflicted gunshot wound and was expected to plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter.

The case against Woods has been dismissed.

New Business Focus on West Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS -- New jobs, new construction and new growth are all happening in West Las Vegas, a part of town that was once stagnant.

The Buy and Low grocery store opened more than a year ago in an area that needed something like this. Since then, more shops have come in to the center in West Las Vegas, a place that for some time was forgotten about. It's these developments that come with jobs that are helping.

They may not seem like a lot of places to shop, but it's a start. "It has been absent since the beginning of time because we never had those stores in this area," said John Edmonds with Edmond Town Center.

Edmonds owns the plaza near J Street and Owens that is growing. With growth come jobs. "People are responding, shopping, going to the bank, utilizing the facility here now that is available to them," he said.

Las Vegas Couple Mourns Loss of Baby

LAS VEGAS -- A young Las Vegas woman apparently didn't know she was six-months pregnant when her fiancé took her to University Medical Center with extreme abdominal pain.

Six hours later, the couple returned home where the baby was delivered with serious complications and died. Tuesday that baby was laid to rest – her tiny casket draped in pink lace, gracing the altar of the New Birth Baptist Assembly.

"God allows certain things to happen to expose the frailties in human society," said Bishop Tyrone Seals during the service.

Baby Angel Nicole Dewberry died within minutes of being born breech and premature last week. Twenty-five-year-old Roshunda Abney and her fiancé apparently didn't know she was pregnant when she went into premature labor.

World Market Center Evicts Over 100 Businesses

LAS VEGAS -- The World Market Center in Downtown Las Vegas is one of the largest furniture showrooms in the world. When the project first opened three years ago, it was supposed to play a key role in revitalizing downtown. Now court records show eviction filings for the center have more than doubled in the past year. One former tenant says the center is nearly empty.

The center would not grant access to 8 News Now, but at the courthouse there are about 150 eviction actions involving World Market Center this year, compared to about 65 last year.

Although the center was supposed to help furnish a future for Downtown Las Vegas, one former tenant says it could be in financial trouble. He says since the recession, fewer buyers have started coming to the trade shows and many of the businesses began struggling. Yet he says the center refused to rework lease agreements or lower the rent.

Council Passes City Hall Vote

LAS VEGAS -- The Las Vegas City Council moved forward with the plan to build a new City Hall. The plans to sell more than $180 million in bonds was approved in a five to one vote, with Councilman Stavros Anthony the lone vote against the measure. Councilman Steve Ross abstained.

Several people were critical of the plan, saying the city should not be taking on more debt in a time when they are cutting the budget.

"We are losing jobs in the city. We are losing services for the citizens. We are losing safety factors that we had built in our contract to protect our members. That's a fact," said Dean Fletcher, president of the Las Vegas Firefighters Union.

A First Look Inside the New Rush Tower

The first new hotel tower built downtown since the 1980's opened Friday. The brand new 500-room Rush Tower accepted guests at the Golden Nugget.

The head of Landry's, which owns the Golden Nugget, thinks this will be the first step to what Mayor Oscar Goodman has been talking about since he was elected -- a revitalized Downtown Las Vegas.

From the moment you walk inside the Rush Tower, the rough image of downtown becomes a distant memory. The lobby could be in any new hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. “It's more of a boutique hotel where people can get in and out a lot easier and quicker. I can tell you our pool is second to none. Our restaurants are second to none,” said Landry's founder Tilman Fertitta.

Landry's grew into a billion dollar restaurant empire. In 2005, the company bought the Golden Nugget.

Young Students to Protest Violence

The SAVE program stands for Students Against Violence Everywhere and Friday, the students at Monaco Middle School gathered to learn how staying away from bad choices now can lead them to a brighter future.

The young faces are just beginning their teen years and already they face so many struggles. “A lot of people are dying and I don't like when people die,” said / seventh grader Mark Turner.

At just 12 and 13-years-old, these students know they're just a few years younger than the teens being charged with an officer’s death – a real life example of where choices can lead. “If we can get those kids to understand or these kids to understand early there are consequences, not just for what you do but if you are there when something happens, then we can hopefully drive them away from that kind of behavior,” said Metro officer Jason Letkiewicz.