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Arrest Reports Offers Details on Children Falling From Car

There were 10 people in the car, seven of them were young children and no one was restrained, according to the police report of an accident that involved three children falling out of a moving car.

Vanessa Ramirez admitted to police that she knew her friend, Nancy Lopez, was drunk but still let her three children ride in her car. Two of the children injured were hers and one of them is still in critical condition following the Sunday night incident.

Read the Arrest Report for Nancy Lopez

Police say they found beer in the vehicle and Lopez admitted drinking. Police say there were two adult males and seven children in Nancy Lopez's car. One of Lopez's children also fell from the car but was not seriously hurt.

 

Mayor Announces Downtown Arena Plans in the Works

An arena in Las Vegas could be the first step in getting a professional sports team to the valley. Once again, it's Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman who's keeping that idea alive.

The mayor caught people a bit off-guard during a press conference about the zoo, when he also mentioned a major announcement to be made at the next Las Vegas City Council meeting.

He says it has to do with the city negotiating an agreement with an entertainment company to bring an arena to town.

This isn't the first time the mayor has talked about the city getting a sports arena downtown. Whether it happens or not, we'll at least hear more about it at the next city council meeting.

Man Arrested in Beating, Robbery of 2 Women

Metro Police have arrested a suspect in the beating and robbery of two women. Police arrested  44-year-old Glenn Scruggs on Saturday.

Police say the crimes happened Oct. 20, 2009 in a home near 11th and Fremont streets. One of the women, who is older than 65-years-old, was hospitalized with facial fractures.

Scruggs is in custody at the Clark County Detention Center and is facing robbery, battery with intent to commit robbery, batter with substantial bodily harm and robbery of a victim over 60 years of age.

Man Wanted in Beating of 2 Women

Metro police say they need help locating a man accused of robbing and beating two women in their downtown home.

Glenn Scruggs, who is 44-years-old, is wanted for the crimes. Police say the crimes happened Tuesday night in a home near 11th and Fremont streets.

One of the women, who is older than 65-years-old, is still hospitalized with facial fractures.

Scruggs is described as an African-American, 5-foot-11, around 180 pounds and has the tattoos; G-Boy, Gayola and Lil Glen.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro's Robbery section at 828-3591 or Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

Las Vegas Gets Attention from Australia Zoo

LAS VEGAS, Nv -- In a city known for its world class entertainment, dining and shopping, Las Vegas is once again kicking around the idea of bringing the Australia Zoo to town.

A plan was in the works several years ago with the world famous crocodile hunter Steve Irwin before his sudden death. The Australia Zoo, would even include crocodile wrestling.

Everything is still in the preliminary stages but the land down under could be bringing a small taste of its culture to Las Vegas.

Wombats, platypuses, koalas, and crocodiles are among the attractions that would be featured at the zoo.

In a 2004 interview with Larry King, the crocodile hunter himself, Steven Irwin, made no secret about his plans to build a zoo in Las Vegas. But the idea was shelved after his death.

Las Vegas Mayor Wants Historic Building Leveled

The mayor of Las Vegas wants what's left of the historic Moulin Rouge leveled.

The Moulin Rouge was the first racially integrated casino in Las Vegas when it opened in 1955. It was nearly destroyed by fire five months ago. Mayor Oscar Goodman says the remains of the building are a blight and if no one will invest in it and make something out of it then it should be torn down.

However, not everyone agrees. The Moulin Rouge Preservation Group says the city isn't working hard enough to save the historic site.

"There's a lot in this area that needs to be torn down. I don't know why the big hurry to start here," said Katherine Duncan, Moulin Rouge preservation Group.

Duncan has worked for years to get the Moulin Rouge recognized officially as a historic landmark. 

A Seattle based company called Olympic Coast Investment oversees the Moulin Rouge.

Police Hunt Son in Parent's Murder

A peaceful afternoon at the Heritage Village Mobile Home Park near Boulder Highway and Mojave was shattered by violence. Metro says an argument got heated and turned into the murder of a couple.

"I saw the son coming in the park with another guy at 3 o'clock," said resident Joseph Hughes.

Hughes didn't notice anything suspicious at the time, but authorities say the couple's 18-year-old son, Timothy Chester, and the family's car soon were missing. "It's just crazy. It's unbelievable. For the two people, they are so nice and they've given everything to their son and their daughter. And for him to turn around and supposedly do this to them, it's crazy," he said.

The couple was brutally killed. Police say the woman was confined to a wheelchair and stabbed to death. The man was also murdered.