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1 dead in rollover crash at U.S. 95 & Jones

LAS VEGAS - A man is dead after the vehicle he was driving rolled on southbound U.S. 95 at Jones Boulevard.

The accident occurred shortly after 8:30 a.m. Nevada Highway Patrol says the 48-year-old man was ejected from the vehicle. He was taken to University Medical Center where he died.

Two lanes of southbound U.S. 95 are open at this time.

8 News NOW will have more information as it becomes available. 

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Woman critically hurt in hit-and-run crash

 LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a crash involving a pedestrian and car near Olive Street and Russell Avenue, which is near Fremont Street and Eastern Avenue.

According to police, a Pontiac Bonneville hit a woman who was crossing the street. The woman flew up on to the hood of the car and through the windshield.

The Pontiac did not stay on the scene. The woman was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition.

Metro Police arrested the female driver of the Pontiac. There are no details on her arrest.


Suspect arrested in connection with 7-Eleven shooting

 LAS VEGAS -- A suspect is under arrest in connection with a deadly shooting last week at a 7-Eleven store near West Sahara Avenue and I-15.

According to Metro Police, Sam McFarland was arrested in California Wednesday. McFarland is accused of shooting into a car and killing 23-year-old Krystal McAdow on July 17. McAdow was shot in the chest.

Police say McFarland didn't get out of the car he was in, but shot at McAdow through the windshield.



Two public meetings planned about proposed soccer stadium

The city of Las Vegas will be hosting two public meetings about the proposed soccer stadium for Symphony Park.

The first meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4 at the Doolittle Community Center, 1950 North J Street.

The second meeting will be a 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at the Las Vegas city council chambers, which is on the second floor of the City Hall, 495 South Main Street. The Aug. 7 meeting will be televised live on KCLV Channel 2.

People who want to express their opinions online can do so by going to lasvegasnevada.gov/stadium. The online town hall will be open for comments until Aug. 11.

The Las Vegas City Council is scheduled to consider the stadium in a council meeting set for Aug. 20.

The city is working with the Cordish Companies to build the soccer stadium at the northern end of Symphony Park. The stadium would be home to a Major League Soccer team. 

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Metro officer hurt in crash

 LAS VEGAS -- A Metro Police officer suffered minor injuries in a crash involving his patrol car and two other cars Tuesday afternoon.

According to police, at around 5:30 p.m., a truck ran a red light at Torrey Pines Drive and Vegas Drive and hit a car. That second car then ricocheted into the Metro patrol car. 

The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital with head injuries; however, his condition is not known. Police say alcohol could have played a role in the crash, but it is still under investigation.

No roads are closed because of the crash.

Financing questions persist amid push to draw Major League Soccer to Las Vegas

Money still the problem in the effort to bring a Major League Soccer team to Las Vegas.

The pro-soccer group pushing Las Vegas to support a $200 million initiative to draw a new Major League Soccer team and also build a new soccer stadium at Symphony Park still has not answered some pivotal questions. What is the financing deal to build a new soccer stadium? How many public dollars are needed for the sports venue?

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Metro Police hope donation of crowbars prevents another tragedy

LAS VEGAS -- In 2012, a house became engulfed in flames with people trapped inside and no way of getting them out. Security bars on windows and doors were a deadly barrier.

The gasoline-fueled fire exploded from a house on Bartlett Avenue, near Carey Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard, September 2012.

The fire killed a man and trapped his 11-year-old son inside the home.

Metro Police officers scratched and clawed at security bars on the door and windows, but they couldn’t pry their way in.

“Burns, lacerations on their hands, officers are going to do whatever they can do to save a life, unfortunately that time it didn't work,” Metro Police Captain William Scott said.

Despite the best efforts of police, they couldn't get to the boy in time.

It has been almost two years since that fire on September 27, 2012, but Capt. Scott says it is something he and the officers there that day will never forget.