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Police seek information in deadly hit-and-run

LAS VEGAS -- North Las Vegas Police are seeking information on a crash that left a 63-year-old man dead.

The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the man as William Edward Mazzoccoli of Las Vegas. His body was found around 5:22 a.m. on Aug. 16 lying on the roadway at North Las Vegas Boulevard and East Carey Avenue.

The preliminary investigation shows Mazzoccoli was struck while crossing the street outside of a crosswalk, police said.

Police are working to identify the driver of the vehicle involved. They say evidence indicates the car was a silver 1999 to 2003 Mitsubishi Galant, which may now be missing a passenger side view mirror.

Anyone with information is asked to call North Las Vegas Police Department at (702)633-9111 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702)385-5555.

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Bail set at $70k for driver in fatal I-15 crash

Wendy Carrion

LAS VEGAS -- Bail was set at $70,000 for Wendy Carrion who is charged with involuntary manslaughter for a crash on I-15 that killed her 9-year-old niece.

Carrion, 22, made her initial appearance via video conference in Las Vegas Justice Court Friday morning. She is facing nine counts for the July 2 rollover crash.

According to Nevada Highway Patrol, three children, ages 4, 6, and 9, were not wearing seat restraints and were thrown from the SUV. The 9-year-old died and a 6-year-old remains hospitalized.

Troopers say Carrion was driving without a valid license and "neglected the safety for two of the six juveniles by not ensuring (they) were properly restrained." She faces several charges, including involuntary manslaughter, no valid driver's license, and child neglect.

 

Rally, parade planned for Mountain Ridge Little League

LAS VEGAS -- The Mountain Ridge Little League All-Star team may not have won the U.S. championship game of the Little League World Series, but they did what what no other Las Vegas team has ever done.

They were the first Nevada Little League team to ever make it to a championship game. The community is proud of the team's effort and how they have represented southern Nevada. That is why the city of Las Vegas is planning a rally and parade for the team Saturday Aug. 30.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Councilman Steven Ross and the city council will honor the team at a ceremony starting at 9 a.m. at the City Hall Plaza.

The entire community is invited to the rally to congratulate the team and their coaches.

Following the short ceremony, the team will head down Las Vegas Boulevard to a special event at Town Square shopping center, starting at 10 a.m.

Grand jury indicts mom for shooting her son

LAS VEGAS -- A 31-year-old woman accused of shooting her son in the head at a Las Vegas residence May 26 was indicted by a Clark County grand jury on charges of attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon and child abuse.

Bail was set at $750,000 for Shavon Jacklein Aguilar, who remains in custody at the Clark County Detention Center. She is due to appear in court Sept. 8.

Prosecutors say that Aguilar was distraught over the breakup of her marriage when she entered a bedroom of a residence near Vegas Drive and Decatur Boulevard and shot her then 11-year-old son with a rifle. He was transported to University Medical Center in critical condition and is now being treated at a care center, where he continues to suffer from limited movement.

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Woman charged in crash that killed girl, 9

LAS VEGAS — The woman behind the wheel of an SUV that crashed on I-15 in early July and killed a young girl was arrested Wednesday. Three other children were hurt in the crash, one of which remains in the hospital.

Wendy Carrion, 22, of Las Vegas, was headed north on I-15 near D Street on July 2 when, according to state troopers, she began drifting into the next lane. She "overcorrected," which caused the SUV to flip.

Three young girls, ages 4, 6, and 9, were not wearing seatbelts and were thrown from the Ford Explorer, according to NHP. All were taken to University Medical Center, where the 9-year-old later died.

According to troopers, a 6-year-old remains in the hospital.





Who pays what? Breaking down cost of new soccer stadium

LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas City Council will consider moving forward on a new soccer stadium deal on Sept. 3 — yet there remains confusion on how much taxpayers would shell out for it.

Mayor Carolyn Goodman is rooting for soccer. "This is the time. This is a great move. The money is there. We can make it happen."

The city of Las Vegas, and its two private business partners announced terms reached for a Major League Soccer stadium on Tuesday, which would be built downtown near Symphony Park.

The plan still needs council's approval of a term sheet, which holds a breakout of what the stadium will cost.

"This has been a very hard term sheet to reach, but it's solid," Goodman said. "We need to make it happen."

Out of $200 million to build the stadium, the developers would pay more than $44 million. 

City reaches terms on proposed soccer stadium

LAS VEGAS -- Terms have been reached for the downtown stadium that developers hope will house a Major League Soccer team.

The City of Las Vegas said it reached a deal with the Cordish Companies and Findlay Sports & Entertainment for the project and released those details Tuesday.

Under the terms of the deal, the stadium will be built north of the Smith Center for Performing Arts, expanding Symphony Park downtown. It would accommodate up to 24,000 fans and include state-of-the-art concession and fan entertainment.

The stadium and team will cost more than $410 million. The deal said that 69 percent of that will be privately funded and 31 percent will be publicly funded. The city said taxes on tourists will pay for its part of the deal.

The Las Vegas City Council will hold a non-binding vote on the terms of the deal at its Sept. 3 meeting. If the terms are approved, a binding development agreement will presented to the council in December.