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Coroner: Foster father died of drug overdose

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office released the cause of death for the foster father who police say killed a 16-month-old girl in his care.

The coroner says Joaquin Juarez-Paez, 37, died from hydrocodone overdose and the manner of death was ruled a suicide. Hydrocodone is a common pain killer.

Juarez-Paez's wife found him unresponsive in a car outside their apartment in October. When she ran inside the apartment to get the keys to the car, she found the 16-month-old child, Michell Momox-Caselis dead in her crib, according to police.

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Car hits, critically injures woman

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a crash involving a pedestrian and a car near Lorenzi Park.

According to police, the crash happened at around 5:30 p.m. Monday. Police say the victim, who is between 20 and 30 years old, was walking across Washington Avenue in a crosswalk when a car heading westbound hit her. The woman was taken University Medical Center in critical condition.

The driver was not impaired, police said.

The intersection of Washington Avenue and Twin Lakes Drive is closed for the investigation. The driver has not been cited but the crash is still under investigation.

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New traffic signals going online around Las Vegas

New traffic signals going online around Las Vegas

A new traffic signal will be turned on after the morning rush hour Tuesday, Nov. 4. The signal light at Stewart Avenue and Third Street is one of several lights that will be turned on in a multi-light project across the Las Vegas valley.

The project is designed to improve pedestrian and traffic safety across the city.

The other traffic lights going in include:

  • Alexander Road and Torrey Pines Drive
  • Alexander and Cimarron Road
  • Bonanza Road and Page Street
  • Sky Point Drive and Cimarron
  • Ann Road and Cimarron
  • Centennial Parkway and Grand Montecito Parkway
  • Ann Road and Torrey Pines
  • Washington Avenue and Sandhill Road
  • Owens Avenue and Lamb Boulevard (reconstruction)

Money for the project was provided in part by the fuel revenue indexing tax which increased the fuel tax in Clark County and funneled that money into projects to improve roadways and traffic safety. 

Halloween Parade returns to downtown Friday

Halloween Parade returns to downtown Friday

The spooky, outrageous and wacky will take over the downtown streets Friday for the 5th annual Las Vegas Halloween Parade.

The parade will begin at 7 p.m. The route will be along Fremont Street from 13th Street to 7th Street. The parade line-up will start at 4 p.m.

Following the parade there will be activities and parties until 3 a.m. The costume judging will be at 9:30 p.m. at the stage at 10th and Fremont. Prizes will be given out in several categories, including most creative, best group costume, best illuminated costume and best costume for kids 10 years or younger.

The parade queen will again be Clare Sinclair from “Pin Up” at Stratosphere.

For more information, go to thelasvegashalloweenparade.com

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Man indicted for shooting at Nevada agency

Leonard Sullivan

LAS VEGAS -- A Clark County grand jury indicted a man on attempted murder charges who is accused of shooting a lawyer in the chest a few weeks ago outside the Nevada Attorney for Injured Workers office on Rancho Drive.

Leonard Sullivan, who remains in custody in the Clark County Detention Center, is due in court Nov. 5. Bail was set at $500,000. Sullivan is accused of shooting Michael Kogler, who was transported to University Medical Center in stable condition.

Sullivan reportedly filed a worker's compensation claim for an incident at The Mirage resort but didn't like the outcome of his claim. Kobler reportedly was involved as a claims adjuster at the resort.

Bill Clinton to stump in Las Vegas Tuesday

WATCH LIVE: Former President Bill Clinton speaks in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - The mid-term elections are a week away, and former President Bill Clinton will be in Las Vegas to generate support for Democratic candidates.

President Clinton will headline the "Vote Early, Vote Now" rally starting at 3 p.m. at the Springs Preserve.

The rally aims to encourage voters to head to the polls before Election Day. Early voting runs through Oct. 31.

There are 14 polling places around Clark County that are open for the entire two weeks of early voting. Voters can cast their ballot at any of the 14 locations.

Nevada gambling revenues down 6 percent in Sept.

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- State officials say Nevada gambling revenue fell 6 percent in September from the same time last year.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Tuesday that casinos brought in $902 million last month.

Las Vegas Strip gambling revenues were down 12 percent to $495 million, while downtown revenues were down 4 percent to $43 million.

Reno casinos won $48 million in September, which is down about 2 percent year-over-year. South Lake Tahoe gambling revenues of $24 million bucked the trend and were up 7 percent over last year.

Gambling revenues in the first three months of the fiscal year are down 3 percent over the same period in 2013.

Nevada collected $66 million in taxes based on the September winnings, which is up about 5 percent from last year.