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Man indicted for 2013 murder

LAS VEGAS -- A Clark County grand jury has indicted a man on charges connected to a murder in 2013.

The jury indicted Zuri Burton on several counts including conspiracy to commit robbery, conspiracy to commit murder and one count of murder.

According to Metro Police, Burton arranged to buy marijuana from the victim 35-year-old Sterling Niitsuma in August of 2013.

For some reason, during the transaction at a home near Torrey Pines Drive and Craig Road, Burton shot Niitsuma in the head, police said.

Witnesses identified him from a photo lineup just days after the shooting. Police arrested Burton this past August.

The judge set no bail in the case and ordered him back in court Sept. 25.

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'Siegel Suites' fire displaces residents

LAS VEGAS-- Las Vegas Fire and Rescue worked a structure fire at Siegel Suites late Thursday night.  It happen a little after 10:30 p.m. in the 100 block of S. MLK Boulevard. 
LV Fire said when they arrived on scene, smoke and flames could be seen from the first and second story of the building.

8 News NOW heard that the unit were fully engulfed and spreading to surrounding suites, but authorities were able to get a knock on the blaze.  The fire is out and some residents will need to be assisted by the Red Cross.

One person had to be checked out by EMS for smoke inhalation.  No word on any other injuries at this time. 
















Coroner IDs man dead after shots fired into home

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities have identified a man who was killed after shots were fired into a Las Vegas apartment earlier this week.

Clark County coroner's officials say 23-year-old Las Vegas resident Derrell Martrise Carr died of gunshot wounds to the chest and neck after the Tuesday night shooting.

Police say officers were called a little before 8 p.m. Tuesday to the Mirabella Apartments on East Bonanza Road.

Authorities say shots fired into the apartment hit two men and killed Carr on the scene.

A second man was hit in the leg and was taken to University Medical Center, but is expected to survive.

 

Driving You Crazy: Bus stop on Rainbow near Lake Mead

LAS VEGAS - A viewer says she is concerned about the bus stop on northbound Rainbow Boulevard near Lake Mead Boulevard.

She says the bus stop brings traffic to a dangerous halt. She adds the stop has been causing traffic trouble for a very long time and says she hopes crews remove it.

Regional Transportation Commission representatives say they've had this bus stop on their radar for some time.

They say moving the stop is not an option. If they moved the stop, they would have to move it approximately 300 feet to the north. That would lead to long walks for riders who transfer between the 210 Lake Mead and 101 Rainbow routes.

RTC says the best fix would be to construct a turnout at this bus stop, but the land is privately owned. RTC does not have enough right-of-way for that. They are currently working with the City of Las Vegas and the landowners to address this issue.

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Driving You Crazy: Bridge crack concerns drivers

LAS VEGAS - A viewer says he is concerned about a large crack on southbound U.S. 95 at southbound I-15.

The crack is located along the overpass from southbound U.S. 95 to southbound I-15.

Representatives from the Nevada Department of Transportation bridge division say this is not a crack in the bridge, but a crack in the expansion joint.

Expansion joints are designed to accommodate expansions and contractions that result from temperature changes, physical properties of materials and other external factors.

Faulty expansion joints can cause a bridge to bend, crack and or collapse. NDOT says joint failure can be minimized by regular cleaning and timely maintenance. NDOT crews regularly inspect bridges. Officials say the crack along U.S. 95 does not present a safety hazard.

What's driving you crazy? E-mail your traffic questions and complaints to Demetria Obilor.

Marine motorcycle riding club fights to wear vest in bars

LAS VEGAS --  Former and retired Marines in a motorcycle club have an issue that they have decided to take to the City Council's office. Members of the Marine Riders motorcycle club said they're upset because they're not allowed into some downtown businesses because of their vest.

It's all apart of what's called a “no colors” policy, but these retired and former Marines are insulted about that rule and refuse to comply. Our cameras were with them and rolling when they were refused to be let into three different establishments, while Park, Commonwealth, and Atomic Liquors told them they could come in, but without their vests.

And taking off their vest isn't something these Marines are willing to do.

“I would think anybody with a little common sense would know that Marines are the ones that defended their rights to be able to have an institution like that,” Martin said.

LV City Council holds off vote on downtown soccer stadium

 LAS VEGAS -- The Las Vegas City Council voted to hold off on approving a term sheet and funding agreement for the proposed soccer stadium downtown.

The council did direct staff to continue working towards a development agreement with the Cordish Companies and Findlay Sports & Entertainment. They also directed staff to conduct public outreach about the project.

The project will come back before the council Oct. 1.

The proposed stadium would house a Major League Soccer team. The plan is to build the stadium just north of the Smith Center for Performing Arts. Supporters of the stadium and MLS rallied at Las Vegas City Hall Wednesday morning to show support for the project.

The stadium would accommodate up to 24,000 fans, be partially covered and include state-of-the-art concession and fan entertainment.