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Police Arrest Suspect in Woman's Killing

Christopher Salguero

LAS VEGAS - Police have arrested a man suspected of stabbing his girlfriend to death on July 25.

Clark County Detention Center records show 23-year-old Christopher Salguero was arrested Thursday.

Amber Pierson, 25, was found dead in her home near Sacramento Drive and Charleston Boulevard.

According to the arrest report, a neighbor directed police to Salguero's house where police found a pair of bloody shoes and shorts.

Salguero's father told officers he had warned police -- in the past -- something like this might happen. He also told police his son claimed he heard voices telling him that she (Pierson) was a witch, the report said.

Salguero was booked on a first degree murder charge.

Gaming Win Drops in June

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports Nevada casinos won more than $792 million from gamblers in June  - a drop of 4.8 percent from June 2012.

Casinos along Las Vegas Boulevard saw a drop of 10 percent in their June gaming win.

Despite the decline, the state collected more than $43 million in fees based on gaming revenue in June. That's an increase of 13.2 percent from 2012.

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

Suspect Arrested in Decorative Light Thefts

LAS VEGAS -- A suspect is under arrest in connection with the theft of decorative brass sidewalk lights.

According to the City of Las Vegas, Antwon Maurice Simmons, 31 of Las Vegas, turned himself in to Deputy City Marshal Investigators.

He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on several charges, including possession of stolen property, theft and removal of property to get scrap metal.

The lights were installed along Fourth Street between Colorado and Bridger avenues in the 1990s. In total, 147 lights were stolen. The cost of each light is estimated at $580, not including labor costs, city officials said.

Simmons' alleged accomplice, Michael Payne, was arrested and booked in connection with the thefts in July.

Simmons and Payne were trying to sell the brass pieces of the lights to several recyclers, officials said. One of those recyclers contacted authorities because they felt the pieces were suspicious.

Strip Performers Give Back to the Community

Strip Performers Give Back to the Community

A Las Vegas charity received some help from performers on the Las Vegas Strip.

Recycled Percussion dropped off a check Thursday at the Shade Tree shelter for $3,100. The performers, who first got their start on "America's Got Talent," often donate time and money to southern Nevada's homeless shelters.

The Shade Tree provides shelter for women and children who are homeless or looking to leave a domestic violence situation.

"Here we are, we get to play on the Las Vegas strip every day for fans and get to live our dream, but every time you drive home, you see someone on the side of the road that just looking for a place to stay or some shelter, and it really hits home," leader of the group Justin Spencer said.

Recycled Percussion performs at The Quad. They're known for making music using everything from trash cans to power tools.

Driving You Crazy: Lingering Cones at Decatur and Vegas

LAS VEGAS - A viewer says she is disgusted with construction-related lane closures near Decatur Boulevard and Vegas Drive.

She says traffic is reduced to one lane after 3 p.m. when construction crews have already stopped work for the day.

The closure on Decatur is part of a storm drain project. This project constructs a storm drain system along Vegas Drive from Michael Way to Rancho Drive. The project affects Decatur as it crosses Vegas Drive.

As for cones lingering late in the day, crews are allowed to reduce the road to one lane until 3 p.m. They work until that time. After that, they have to plate the trench and open the road to three lanes.

Traffic8 contacted the project foreman and the barricade company about the alleged closures after 3 p.m. The foreman said the barricade set-up is quite long, so sometimes, the final few devices may not be off the road until 3:15 p.m.

Seniors Can Get Help with Power Bills at Saturday Expo

Seniors Can Get Help with Power Bills at Saturday Expo

Seniors from across the Las Valley will have a chance to get help with energy bills during an expo set for Saturday.

NV Energy is sponsoring the Senior Energy Assistance Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cashman Center.

People will get a chance to talk with nonprofit and government agencies about past due bills, weatherization for their home, energy conservation and rebate information.

Seniors should be prepared by bringing a Nevada driver's license or Nevada state identification card, NV energy bill, and proof of income or pending income.

Those wishing to pay with cash must have a letter from an employer on company letterhead, a current bank statement showing deposit activity and current income tax records.

For more information, click here

Three People Indicted in April Murder Case

LAS VEGAS -- A Clark County grand jury on Wednesday indicted three people on murder and kidnapping charges in connection with the April beating death of Abraham Mathews.

The people indicted are Eric Orduna, Jonathan Anthony Reyes, and Amber Montoya. All three are in custody in the Clark County Detention Center and are being held without bail.

Mathews' body was found on April 10 near the intersection of Owens and Sandy Lane. His hands and feet were both handcuffed, and his body was found wrapped in blankets. The defendants also allegedly took Mathews' car.