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Metro: 1 shot, killed in northwest valley

Metro Police investigated a shooting in the northwest valley Tuesday evening.

It happened around 4:45 p.m. in the 2100 block of Henniker Way near Rampart and Lake Mead.

According to officers, a woman was shot and killed in the middle of the street.

Metro says the male suspect was running in the area, but he got away from authorities and went into a backyard where he barricaded himself with a gun. Officers were able to make contact with the suspect.

SWAT and a crisis negotiating team were called to the scene to work towards a peaceful ending. Parts of the neighborhood were evacuated.

The suspect was eventually taken into custody around 8 p.m.

There wasn't any other information released. ... Read More

Red Rock Resorts completes acquisition of the Palms Casino Resort

The sale of the Palms Casino Resort to Red Rock Resorts is complete, Station Casinos, the parent company, announced Monday morning.

The Palms was acquired for $312.5 million and brings the number of properties owned by Station Casinos to 20 in the Las Vegas valley.

"We are excited to welcome the talented members of the Palms team to the Station Casinos family. The Palms outstanding location, premium amenities and highly recognizable brand will allow us to provide a new level of excitement for local and visiting guests to Las Vegas," said Marc Falcone, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Red Rock Resorts.

The Palms was opened in 2001 by the Maloof family and is known for some of its unusual hotel suites. One of the suites includes a basketball court... Read More

Nevada Supreme Court ruling brings ESA program to a standstill

The Nevada Supreme Court has put a halt to the controversial ESA program. However, both sides of the argument claimed victory Thursday.

The court found Nevada's Education Savings Account program doesn't violate the state constitution however the funding under the bill that created the program is in question.

Justices issued a 4-2 ruling on Thursday calling for a permanent injunction on the program, which was on hold on a temporary basis.

The ruling says the program authorized last spring by the Nevada Legislature did not have its own dedicated funding source and is unlawfully drawing on money allocated for public schools in the state's Distributive School Account. It would have allowed parents to use public school dollars to pay for private school tuition... Read More

Coyote sightings on the rise

Officials are warning of an increase in coyote attacks on pets in Sun City and Summerlin.

The Sun City Animal Hospital sent out a notice to their clients that they've seen an increase in the past nine months.

Coyotes are most active in the Spring and early Fall months at dawn and dusk which is also a time when owners typically take their pets out for a walk.

"We used to see them in the back of the house, and we saw one on the street the other day," said Arthur Heathcote, resident in Henderson.

"They come down here, and they pick off mostly the rabbits, but every once in a while they grab a dog too," according to Henderson resident Jim Sunich.

Sunich has lived in his neighborhood for 16 years, and sadly, over that time, Sunich says he's heard plenty of stories about neighbors losing pets to coyotes. There was even an incident that happened this year... Read More

School reopens for Johnson students

A Las Vegas middle school is back in session nearly a week after a mercury discovery forced more than 1,000 students into a quarantine that lasted overnight.

The Clark County School District said Tuesday that students are back at Walter Johnson Junior High School.

A few dribbles of the neurotoxin were first found on campus last Wednesday morning, prompting a hazmat situation that lasted until 5 a.m. Thursday.

It was the largest decontamination effort in the history of the school district and Las Vegas fire department.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the cleanup effort has yielded more than a quarter cup of the element.

Officials say the campus has been fully decontaminated though they're still investigating how the mercury got to the school... Read More

Johnson Jr. High remains closed, more mercury found

Students will not be returning to Johnson Junior High for a third day as Environmental Protection Agency officials continue to investigate a mercury contamination on campus.

There are still some areas in the school -- specifically the gym -- where crews are making sure all traces of mercury are removed. Crews also checked dozens of nearby homes over the weekend.

Cleanup crews were at the school until 9 p.m. Sunday testing for traces of mercury. Clark County School District officials revealed as much as a quarter of a cup of the substance was found on the campus.

A teacher discovered some students playing with the mercury last Wednesday during a school assembly, but district officials say it was likely on the campus prior to that day.

This resulted in a lockdown where students and staff were not allowed to leave the school until early Thursday morning after they had been screened individually by EPA investigators... Read More

CCSD: Students could have been exposed to mercury prior to Wednesday

Students could have been exposed to mercury much longer than first thought at Johnson Junior High School.

The school remains closed as the Environmental Protection Agency works to decontaminate the campus. All Friday EPA crews worked to screen and decontaminate parts of campus that may have higher than normal levels of mercury. Outside of the school, a station was set up for parents to bring clothing they wanted checked.

It was also learned that the mercury had been brought onto campus possibly days before a teacher saw students playing with the substance.

It was on Wednesday when Johnson Junior High was first put on lockdown because of a mercury contamination scare.

"They told me to lift up my hands like this. They made me turn around lift up the back of my foot to make sure I didn't step in it," said Nashawn Carlson, a 7th grader. ... Read More