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Coroner ID's construction worker killed in hit-and-run crash

LAS VEGAS - A construction worker killed in a hit-and-run crash Sunday morning has been identified as 57-year-old Robert Lee Lujan by the Clark County Coroner's office.

The crash happened around 9:30 a.m. near Valley View Boulevard and Sahara Avenue.

Police say the worker was cutting asphalt in a bus lane on Sahara Avenue, when a Ford F-150 struck the worker, then hit a parked car.

Lujan died at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Ford, 45-year-old Rafael Mendez-Soto, walked away from the scene, but police later located him hiding in a dumpster at a nearby apartment complex.

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Police looking for men who robbed store

Police looking for men who robbed store

Metro Police are looking for two men who robbed a business near Rainbow Boulevard and Cheyenne Avenue.

According to police, the men walked into the business at around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. They acted like customers but then punched the clerk, grabbed merchandise and fled the store.

The first man police are looking for is described as a white man between 25 and 35 years old, about 5 foot 9 and between 240 and 260 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red shirt, dark blue, jean shorts and black shoes.

The second man is a Hispanic man between 25 and 35 years old, about 6 foot and 205 pounds. He was last seen wearing a light blue, button-down shirt with light blue, jean shorts and black and white shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro’s Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702)385-5555.  

1 dead, 3 hurt in shooting Sunday morning

LAS VEGAS – Police are searching for suspects in a fatal shooting near Rancho Drive and Cheyenne Avenue.

The shooting occurred Sunday at approximately 5 a.m. When police officers arrived, they located four people with gunshot wounds. One of the victims died at the scene. Emergency crews transported the other three victims to University Medical Center.

Police determined the shooting was the result of a fight that occurred earlier at a party on Corona Del Mar Drive near Jones Boulevard and Cheyenne Avenue. The shooting victims left the home after the fight.

A short time later, they encountered someone in a white, four-door car near Jones Boulevard and Miracosta Avenue. A passenger in the car pulled out a gun and shot the four victims.

The victims drove to a nearby convenience store and called police. The suspects are still at large.

BREAKING NEWS: Power out near U.S. 95 and Lake Mead Blvd.

LAS VEGAS -- NV Energy says over 1,800 people are still without power in the area of U.S. 95 and Lake Mead Boulevard. 

According to the company's website, the outage started at around 9 p.m. Thursday and the cause is under investigation.

Over 3,200 customers were without power when the outage was first reported. 



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One dead in shooting near Palace Station

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police confirm that one person has died in a shooting on West Sahara Avenue near I-15.

According to police, the 23-year-old woman was shot in the chest at a 7-Eleven near the Palace Station Hotel and Casino. She was taken to University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

"When police officers arrived, she was still inside the vehicle, some people, some witnesses that came over, actually took her out of the vehicle and tried to render some life-saving techniques. Medical personnel arrived and transported her from there,” Metro homicide Sgt. Matthew Sanford said.

Police say the suspect never got out of the car, but shot the victim through the car's windshield.

Police are using surveillance video from the gas station to try to figure out who the killer is. All that detectives have as a lead is a black Nissan vehicle with Nevada license plates.

City council votes in more restrictions on alcohol sales

LAS VEGAS - The Las Vegas City Council voted to add more restrictions to alcohol sales on Fremont Street. It is already illegal to open package liquor and drink it on the street. It also against city rules to have alcohol in open metal or glass containers. Drinks must be served in a paper or plastic cup.

Under rules passed Wednesday afternoon, stores that sell packaged liquor must now put it into a separate bag that will have to be sealed with the receipt attached to it. There will also be signs put up around the Fremont Street Experience explaining the laws and the penalties for breaking the city ordinance.

The city council decided against punishing people who purchase and open alcohol on the street with a misdemeanor charge. Instead, the council decided that police can simply confiscate the alcohol; however, that is at the discretion of the officer.  

Federal grant will bring public art to Maryland Parkway Project

Federal grant will bring public art to Maryland Parkway Project

The plan to improve Maryland Parkway from McCarran Airport to downtown will now include public art thanks to a federal grant.

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded the project a $50,000 grant. It is one of 66 projects around the country to get money from the $5 million “Our Town” grants.

The money from the NEA is only the beginning. Clark County, the City of Las Vegas and UNLV will all contribute $10,000 to the art project. Plus, the Urban Land Institute will give in-kind support so that all together more than $100,000 will be available for public art along Maryland Parkway.

Those involved in the project say the money will allow planners to create a cohesive and creative design along the length of the Maryland Parkway Project.