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Coroner IDs teen shot and killed in drive-by

 LAS VEGAS -- A teen who was shot to death in a driveway at a busy intersection has been identified.  The Clark County Coroner's office said that 16-year-old Jose Hernandez-Pena was killed Sunday, Sept. 21, near Sahara Avenue and Decatur Boulevard.

According to Metro Police, around 7:30 p.m., Hernandez-Pena was in a car with four other people. They were stopped at the light at the intersection when another car came up along side them. The people in the second car started talking with the people in Hernandez-Pena's car. 

At one point, someone in the second car pulled out a gun and fired into the victim's car, said Lt. Craig Klatt, Las Vegas Metropolitan Department. He says it appears the vehicle was targeted.

Hernandez-Pena, who was sitting in the passenger seat, was hit by gunfire. The second car drove from the scene.





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Nevada monthly gaming win drops in August

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada's monthly gaming win totals fell in August, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

Nevada casinos won more than $920 million dollars from gamblers last month, representing a drop of more than 3.6 percent from August 2013.

Casinos in Clark County performed worse. Clark County casinos won more than $774 million in August, representing a decline of more than 5.1 percent from 2013.

The August totals did little to bolster the state's coffers. Nevada collected more than $50 million in fees based on the August gaming win. That represents a decline of 1.25 percent from the previous year.

Police release pictures of semi-trailer truck that ran over man

Police release pictures of semi-trailer truck that ran over man

Metro Police have released pictures of the semi-trailer truck which ran over and killed a man this past weekend.

According to police, the victim was sleeping under the truck when the truck driver drove off. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are looking for the driver of the truck but they do not believe he knew the victim was under the truck at the time.

The incident happened Sunday morning at a parking lot near Mesquite and 6th Street.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro’s Accident Investigation Section at (702) 828-3128, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers (702) 385-5555. 

City changes financial plans for proposed stadium

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman announced changes to the financial plans for a downtown soccer stadium, during a news conference Thursday evening.

After several meetings with residents about the proposed stadium, some of which were very contentious, the mayor and the developers, Cordish Companies and Findlay Sports and Entertainment, came up with changes to the original financing plan.

Under the new plan, the city will pitch in $50 million instead of the $115 million in bonds proposed under the original plan.



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Shots fired during home invasion attempt

LAS VEGAS -- Shot were fired during an attempted home invasion Thursday near Vegas and N. Torrey Pines drives.

According to Metro Police, the homeowner shot at two suspects who entered his home located on the 1700 block of Breezewood Drive. The homeowner told police he shot at the armed suspects after they broke into his home.

The suspects ran from the home. The police have not taken anyone into custody.

 

Neighbors fighting pot shop with city's own laws

LAS VEGAS -- 8 News NOW has uncovered a potential loophole in city of Las Vegas law, which could make it more difficult for medical marijuana dispensaries to open within city limits.

This technicality has to do with where schools and churches can be located in proximity to the business.

For example, a proposed dispensary would be located on Charleston Boulevard, near University Medical Center.

The city says the only schools and churches are well outside the 1,000-foot boundary line, as defined by city ordinance.

Leaders at a nearby homeowners association say there are a school and a church well within the boundaries, because they are located at UMC. They say vague language in the city code doesn't exclude a school and a church located in a hospital.

City council members say they didn't make a mistake. Planning commissioners are meeting right now to hear this specific application and many others.

Man faces attempted murder charge after 3 hit by car in Las Vegas

A Las Vegas man is facing charges after police said he hit three people with his car.

A 21-year-old man faces an attempted murder charge after hitting three people with his car, Las Vegas police said.

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