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Man indicted for ex-wife's murder

LAS VEGAS -- A 37-year-old man was indicted by a Clark County grand jury on charges that he beat his ex-wife to death on June 13 in a Las Vegas apartment on Durango Drive near Sahara Avenue. Marvin

Moran faces charges of murder with use of a deadly weapon, first degree kidnapping with use of a deadly weapon and burglary while in possession of a deadly weapon.

The victim, Iris Moran, was discovered in the apartment with her hands tied behind her back after Marvin Moran allegedly called 911 on her cellular telephone and told dispatchers that, “there is a b--- dying, go help her out, ain’t no joke.”

She was discovered with wounds to her face, head and hands, according to prosecutors. Marvin Moran remains in custody in the Clark County Detention Center on no bail, and is set to appear in court Aug. 4.

The couple’s children told police that their mother was dating someone else and their father knew about it.


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Mercadito raises the bar for local Mexican cuisine

Restaurant reviewer says new Mexican eatery at the Red Rock Resorts offers new twists on old favorites, including margaritas and guacamole.

You’ll need multiple trips to adequately explore the fun food and drinks at Red Rock's new restaurant.

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Coroner IDs woman hit, killed by SUV

LAS VEGAS - The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the woman killed after being hit by an SUV Monday night as 49-year-old Courtney Lapoint Walker. Her cause of death is multiple blunt force trauma and manner was ruled accidental.

The accident happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Durango Drive at Paddle Wheel Way, which is near Durango Drive and Desert Inn Road.

Police say Walker was crossing Durango outside a marked crosswalk, when a Ford Expedition hit her in the southbound lane.

Walker died at the scene of the accident. So far, police have not arrested the driver of the Expedition.

Art scene influence stretching farther west into Summerlin

The Las Vegas art scene is now stretching west into Summerlin.

Many Las Vegans think of downtown and First Friday when talking about the local art scene. But now, a new venue for artists has opened on the west side of town.

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Status check on national master-plan sales reveals slowing market

Slowing market for new homes is not a reason to panice, experts say.

A routine check on national master-plan sales exposed a slowing new-homes market.

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Traffic light now on at busy intersection near Wet 'n' Wild

Local leaders turned on a traffic light that will help alleviate some of the traffic troubles surrounding the Wet ‘n’ Wild water park.

The new signal was turned on at Ft. Apache Road and Maule Avenue Thursday. The light is next to a middle school and close to several residential construction sites.

The intersection gets especially busy during the summer months when people are headed to the water park.

The new light was funded by the Fuel Revenue Indexing, which is the fuel tax increase approved by Clark County last year.



Coroner IDs man killed in motorcycle accident

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed in a motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon as 21-year-old James Andrew Cuccia of Las Vegas.

The coroner ruled his cause of death as multiple blunt force injuries and the manner is accidental.

The accident happened shortly after 3 p.m. at Rampart Boulevard and North Point Conception Drive, north of Lake Mead Boulevard. Police say Cuccia was riding his Suzuki motorcycle north on Rampart when a Nissan pickup truck turned in front of him.

Cuccia died at the scene of the accident. The 44-year-old driver of the Nissan did not sustain any injuries.