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Boy Suffers Critical Injuries in Morning Accident

An 8-year-old boy is in critical condition after being hit by a car while riding his bike to school. People who live in the area of Washington and Decatur say it was only a matter of time before something like this happened.

The accident happened around 8 a.m. at Washington and Minnesota, which is near Decatur. Police say that two children on bikes were in the bike lane and darted into the street. Police say the first child avoided being hit when one driver stopped but a driver in the second lane did not see the children and hit the second child.

The child was pinned under the car and did suffered head injuries. Medics rushed the boy to UMC where he is in critical condition. Metro says the boy was not wearing a helmet and most of his injuries are to his head. Speed does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

Women Dies After Accident Involving Ambulance

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a fatal accident involving a ambulance which occurred Sunday evening at the intersection on Las Vegas Boulevard and Bridger Avenue.

According to Metro, the ambulance was traveling northbound on Las Vegas Boulevard in far left travel lane and the driver of the Pontiac Vibe was traveling eastbound in the left travel lane when both entered the intersection at the same time.

The front of the ambulance struck the side of the Pontiac driving both vehicles into the northeast corner of the intersection. The driver and passenger of the ambulance were treated on scene with minor injuries. The 52-year-old male driver of the Pontiac was transported to UMC Hospital with minor injuries. The passenger was transported to UMC and was listed in critical condition.

Arrest Report Details Apparent Murder Suicide

An elderly man told paramedics, "I shot my wife and then I shot myself," according to the Arrest Report released by the District Attorney's office.

Joseph Woods, who is 86-years-old, is charged with the murder of his wife, 80-year-old Kay Woods. The couple's son and daughter discovered them in their bed suffering from gunshot wounds on Thursday morning.

Kay Woods was prounced dead at the scene.

County Shelves UMC Parking Lot Plan

Clark County officials have shelved a plan to let University Medical Center build a large parking lot that residents fear would affect one of Las Vegas' oldest neighborhoods.

A county spokesman says postponing Planning Commission action will give the seller of the land near Charleston Boulevard and Shadow Lane time to address concerns of neighbors in the Scotch 80s development.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Blues Festival Scheduled for Saturday

The city of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Blues Society are hosting a blues festival this weekend at Lorenzi Park.

Michael Grimm and Delta Bound with the Big Easy Horns, The Andy Walo Trio, Ronnie Rose, Glenn Patrik and The Lucky Cheats are scheduled to play Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza.

Tickets are $5 at the gate, which opens at 11 a.m. Food and beverages will be sold. People are invited to bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. Glass containers, pets and outside food and drinks aren't allowed. The outdoor performance plaza is off Twin Lakes Drive near Washington Avenue and Rancho Drive.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Deadly Murder Suicide Shooting Involves Elderly Couple

(LAS VEGAS, Nv) -- An elderly woman is dead and her husband who is in critical condition is charged with her murder.

Metro says the shooting was an apparent murder suicide. They do say that the elderly couple was found in their bed and there was no sign of forced entry. A gun was located near the bed.

Metro was called to the home on 10th Street near St. Louis and Maryland Pkwy. around 7 a.m. after the couple's daughter found the man and woman.

The woman was 80-years-old and the man is 86-years-old. He is identified as Joseph Woods.

"He is currently in treatment at one of the area hospitals and his prognosis is unknown. We do not know if he is going to survive or not," said Russ Shoemaker, Metro homicide.

Neighbors tell Eyewitness News that the elderly man had been dealing with a serious medical issue recently.

Once Bustling Business Area Now Quiet

Those foreclosed signs that once littered front yards throughout the valley are quickly being replaced by for lease banners on empty storefronts all over town. One area hit particularly hard by the recession are the shopping centers located at Sahara and Decatur.

"A lot of the big businesses have been going under -- stores that had been around a long time," said Las Vegan David Das.

Das works and shops in the once busy commercial center at Sahara and Decatur. His customers comment all the time on the growing number of store closures in the area. "They say this place is like a desert. This used to be a central shopping point in the city and now there's barely anything over here," he said.

Several nearby auto dealerships, restaurants, and large corporate-owned stores have gone under in the past two years, including Sports Authority, Circuit City, and Pier One Imports.