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Report: Robbery that killed woman was random

My-Son McNair and Daivion Moore

LAS VEGAS -- A report released by Metro Police said the victim killed in an apparent random armed robbery on Nov. 11 refused to give the robbers her belongings.

According to the police report, the three suspects followed 22-year-old Laura Ashley McKinney and here friend as they walked home from work along Simmons Street near Vegas and North Rancho drives.

The police report said all of the suspects wore hoodies. However, the man in the red hoodie, reportedly yelled “Hey.” That's when McKinney and her friend found him holding a gun.

The red-hooded man then said, “You guys have five seconds to give me everything you guys have?”

McKinney's friend said, as the suspect counting down from five, she immediately reached in her bag to give them her belongings.

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Man indicted second time in shooting death

LAS VEGAS -- For the second time in three months a Clark County grand jury indicted Zuri Burton for the August 2013 shooting death of Sterling Niitsuma in a home near Torrey Pines Drive and Craig Road.

Burton allegedly shot the 35-year-old Niitsuma in the head after arranging to buy marijuana from the victim. 

Burton, who remains in custody at the Clark County Detention Center without bail, was charged with murder with use of a deadly weapon, robbery, conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substances act and related charges.

Some of the charges in the initial indictment were dismissed on a technicality, which is why a second indictment was brought against Burton.

Hit-and-run crash injures 2 near Decatur and Charleston

 LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash at Decatur Boulevard and Evergreen Avenue, which is north of Charleston Avenue.

Police say a car struck two pedestrians, male and female, both 86-years-old, using the crosswalk. 

The conditions of the two victims are listed as stable at U.M.C. Trauma.

Split Las Vegas council delays vote on soccer stadium


LAS VEGAS (AP) — A split Las Vegas City Council postponed until Dec. 17 a vote on a plan to rework $50 million in public bond financing to support a developer's plan to build a $200 million downtown soccer stadium.

The 4-3 vote on Monday gave Baltimore-based Cordish Cos. and local partner Findlay Sports and Entertainment two more weeks to finalize financing.

The partially covered 24,000-seat stadium is being designed to host a professional soccer team if the developers win a Major League Soccer franchise. Minneapolis and Sacramento, California, also seek an expansion team.

The proposal was first made in May. A vote has been postponed several times, with council members balking at using public money.

The stadium would be built at a former railroad yard near the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

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3 kids struck by car, injuries not serious

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police say three children are being treated for injuries that don't appear to be life-threatening after they were struck by a vehicle in front of a Las Vegas school.

Las Vegas police Officer Laura Meltzer says the children had been dropped off Wednesday by a caregiver across the street from Hewetson Elementary School and weren't in a crosswalk when they were hit. The school is near Bonanza Road and 20th Street.

The children were taken to University Medical Center, and the driver remained at the scene.

Meltzer says the vehicle was moving at low speed, and the motorist wasn't believed to have been impaired.

Police: 4 people killed in 4 separate crashes, 1 hit-and-run

LAS VEGAS-- Saturday into Sunday proved to be a deadly night on the roads around the valley.  Metro Police said they investigated four different crashes that killed four people.

Those incidents made the total amount of fatal crashes in Metro's jurisdiction this year reach 75.

Road closures for Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

 LAS VEGAS -- The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon returns to Las Vegas this weekend. The race will result in major street closures on Sunday.

The marathon and half-marathon start at 4:30 p.m. and it's expected there will be 36,000 runners. The rolling closures along the 26.2 mile course will begin at 10 a.m. and last until midnight. 

The marathon course will take runners from Mandalay Bay, along the Las Vegas Strip, north to Fremont Street, west to Martin Luther King Boulevard on Grand Central and Symphony Park, north to Brooks Avenue and then reverse. At one point, runners will go through a neighborhood on the reverse course at Mount Mariah Drive.