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Report: Man arrested in tourist's killing planned to turn himself in to police

The man accused of punching and killing a tourist in downtown Las Vegas told police he had planned to turn himself in to authorities, according to his arrest report.

James Beach, 27, is facing a murder charge in the 1-punch death of 45-year-old Luis Campos who died a few days after the April 30 incident. He made his first court appearance on Wednesday morning.

Campos was in line with his brothers outside of a downtown nightclub when he was punched.

According to the arrest report, Beach approached Campos and asked, "Is there a problem? Why are you mad dogging me?" There was an exchange of words and Beach punched Campos causing him to lose consciousness and fall to the sidewalk. Beach and a friend then fled east on Fremont Street. The report did indicate that Beach's friend, Javier Gaona, appeared to try and hold him back during the confrontation.

Campos, the father of five, died on May 4... Read More

WATCH: Police holding news conference on arrest in tourist's death at 11 a.m.

Metro Police are holding a news conference at 11 a.m. to discuss the arrest of a man in the death of a tourist in downtown Las Vegas.

Detectives arrested 27-year-old James Beach on Sunday. He's accused of punching Luis Campos in the face last week as he stood in line outside a club. Campos went unconscious and never recovered. He died Thursday.

WATCH: Metro Police hold news conference on arrest of suspect in tourist's death

Metro released surveillance video last week of Beach and another man running away from the scene after Beach allegedly hit Campos. ... Read More

Toddler found abandoned in downtown Las Vegas

An abandoned toddler was found in downtown Las Vegas Thursday, according to a spokesperson with the City of Las Vegas.

Authorities said around 3:32 p.m. City Marshals were called about the 2-year-old girl who was all alone near the old Las Vegas Club on Fremont Street.

The paramedics were called, and the child was taken to the hospital for treatment. Metro's Abuse and Neglect officers and Child Protective Services investigating. ... Read More

Bail set for man accused of setting fires at Trump Hotel

Bail was set at $50,000 for the man accused of setting two fires at the Trump International Hotel on April 26.

Roger Fraley appeared in Clark County District Court Monday morning.

He's accused of stealing toasters and stuffing them with paper and towels to start a fire in a women's restroom on the pool deck and in a guest room on the 17th floor.

According to his arrest report, he told police he had been up all night wandering around and was looking to get into some trouble.

He is charged with arson and burglary.

His preliminary hearing is set for May 16... Read More

Effort to preserve Las Vegas' first high school

Eighty-seven years ago, it was on the outskirts of town. People complained how far Las Vegas high was from homes.

Today, it's the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts in the heart of downtown. Graduates of the old school are worried the historic buildings may be lost.

SLIDESHOWS: Las Vegas High School alumni photos

"Well, I think we have about 31 of them," said Patty Haack.

She knows exactly where she is in an old photo. She was Las Vegas High School class of 1956. It's just one picture in a stack of books full of them.

"These go from 1921."

The room is part of a growing Las Vegas High School archive, compiled for the alumni association. It's a history she and fellow graduate Bruce Langson want to preserve.

"Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat," Langson said... Read More

Juvenile injured in accident near Washington & I Street

A juvenile has been seriously injured in an accident near Washington Avenue and I Street. The juvenile has been transported to University Medical Center in critical condition, Metro Police said.

Police are closing streets and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

This is a developing story... Read More

Pedestrian hit & killed near Downtown Las Vegas

Metro Police are investigating a deadly crash involving a pedestrian near Eastern and Ogden Avenue.

Police say a 54-year-old man was crossing the street when he was struck by a 2003 Honda four door that was traveling south on Eastern.

Police say evidence suggests the pedestrian walked out in front of the vehicle. They also believe the 67-year-old female driver had no time to move out of the way.

The pedestrian was transported to the hospital and later died. Meantime, the driver stayed on scene and cooperated with police.

This is the 26th traffic related death in Metro's Jurisdiction in 2017... Read More