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Four Valley Neighborhoods Designated as Opportunity Sites

LAS VEGAS -- A regional planning group has zeroed in on four areas in the Las Vegas valley it says would benefit from investment that would ultimately lead to a better connection between people and their community and their jobs.

It is an effort to help people move more freely. Southern Nevada Strong is looking at many options like widening sidewalks, adding bike paths, even installing a light rail.

They are building a plan around where the changes would do the most good.

Getting around in Las Vegas without a car can be a challenge.

"I have to leave here about 9:30, (the bus) drops me off on Boulder Highway, I have to walk two and a half blocks and then I have an hour to spare because I start at 11," Paul Ramirez, who lives off Maryland, said.

The bus doesn't always run on the rider's schedule.

"If you miss a bus it's long and it's tedious," bus rider Kevin Stewart said.

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Fire at Veterans Housing Complex Injures 1

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Las Vegas fire officials say a man in a veterans housing complex has serious burns after a fire in one of the apartments.

Authorities say they responded to the Veteran's Village apartments on South Las Vegas Boulevard a little before 9 a.m. Wednesday.

They found a heavy fire in one of the second-story studio apartments, and put it out in about five minutes.

Officials say a middle-aged man was taken to University Medical Center with serious burns on his legs and smoke inhalation.

Investigators say the fire appears to be accidental and sparked by careless smoking. Damage is estimated at $25,000.

Veteran's Village provides transitional housing to needy veterans, as well as job placement, counseling and other services.

Governors Sign Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement

LAS VEGAS -- Governor Brian Sandoval and Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed an historic gaming agreement Tuesday that will allow poker players in both states to play against each other online.

The Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement is the first of its kind.

"One year ago, the Nevada Legislature passed and I signed an Internet gaming bill into law, and today we are just beginning to witness the potential of this legislation with the signing of this agreement," said Governor Brian Sandoval. "The agreement we've signed today provides the tools and the structure necessary for us to pioneer this expanding industry together, as states and as partners."

The agreement is set up so that other games and other states can be added in the future. Betting is evolving with technology, but this is the newest way for Nevada to make money, along with the traditional way.

Coroner Identifies Man Dead in Las Vegas Car Shop Shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities have identified a 42-year-old man who died after a weekend shooting at a Las Vegas auto repair shop.

Clark County coroner's officials say Nevada resident John Benjamin Kraai died of a gunshot wound to the torso.

Police say officers found two people with gunshot wounds when they responded to the shop on Western Avenue near Oakley Boulevard on Sunday evening. They eventually found a third injured person and transported all three to area hospitals, where Kraai later died.

Police Lt. Ray Steiber said the shooting may have stemmed from a dispute between the three. He says the victims knew each other but it's not clear if they worked at the auto shop

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Suspect in Custody, School Lockdown Lifted

LAS VEGAS -- The lockdown on four schools near Pennwood Avenue and Arville Street has been lifted. The schools were in lockdown because of a possible barricaded suspect in the area.

According to Metro Police, the suspect is now in custody.

The incident started at around 10:45 a.m. Monday when Metro Police chased a man who they believe stole a car into an apartment complex in that area. 

Police: 2 Injured, 1 Dead in Shooting

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and two people injured.

It happened just before 6 p.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of Western Avenue near Oakey Boulevard. Metro Lt. Ray Steiber says when officers responded to the call, they found two people with gunshot wounds.

Further investigation revealed a third person suffering from gunshot wounds. All three victims were taken to area hospitals, where one person died.

Police say the two surviving victims were in surgery Sunday night.

Lt. Steiber says a dispute between the victims may have led to the shooting. It happened inside an auto repair shop. Investigators believe the victims knew each other, but it is unclear if they were employees at the business.

Police are still investigating who fired the shots and have not released the identities of any of the people involved.

Art Project Shows Clash Between Old and New Downtown

LAS VEGAS -- A lot of unique art covers vacant buildings in downtown Las Vegas.

The new movement is bringing a lot of positive changes but now one art project is causing big concerns because neighbors say the work is putting their health at risk.

The Life Cube is a 24-foot art installation that opened Friday, but it is what happens at the end of the month that has people worried about their safety.

The cube is the vision of Scott Cohen an artist who read about the revitalization and growing art movement in downtown Las Vegas. Cohen felt compelled to be a part of it and get the community involved.

"I've been going around knocking on doors, offering wish sticks to people, telling them about the projects," Cohen said.

As part of the project, people are encouraged to write down their wishes then put them into the cube. At the end, like his other installations, he will set the whole thing on fire.