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UPDATE: Coroner Identifies 2 Killed in Summerlin Pkwy Crash

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified a Las Vegas man and woman who died after their car was hit head-on by a pickup truck Wednesday afternoon.

Coroner's officials say 20-year-old Savanna Gonzales, the driver, and 31-year-old Frank Spenia, her passenger, were killed in the crash on eastbound Summerlin Parkway at Rampart Boulevard.

According to troopers, the crash happened at around 4:11 p.m. Wednesday, when a black pickup truck crossed from the westbound lanes, over the center median and into eastbound traffic.

The truck crashed head on into a white Toyota Corolla killing two people.

The third person, the 51-year-old driver of the truck, was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition. NHP suspects the driver of the truck was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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Red Rock Canyon Open House Planned for Thursday

Red Rock Canyon Open House Planned for Thursday

Officials at Red Rock Canyon want the public's input on plans to change and improve the conservation area.

The Bureau of Land Management will host an open house at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Red Rock Visitor Center classroom.

The BLM will be discussing proposed changes to the scenic drive and other areas of the area, including a new low-water crossing near Sandstone Quarry, new power connections to the Red Rock Fire Station and campground. There are also plans for a new water distribution system at the campground.

Those interested in attending the open house can get into the area for free by telling the attendant at the fee booth, along the scenic loop, they are going to the open house.

Professional Tennis Team Coming to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas will be home to a new professional tennis team.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman announced that the Las Vegas Neon will call the Darling Tennis Center home.

"It's great for young people who love sports, great for the city to have a professional team," Mayor Goodman said.

According to the team's website, Las Vegas resident Sam Querrery will headline the roster this summer. The remaining lineup will be determined by the league's marquee player draft on Feb. 11, the website said.

The team is under the Mylan World Team Tennis League, which was founded by Billie Jean King. The league relocated from Sacramento where the team had played for the past 28 seasons.

Town Hall Meeting Planned for Peccole Ranch

Residents of Peccole Ranch and the surrounding area are invited to a special town hall meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12. at Piggott Elementary School.

The meeting will be a joint event between the City of Las Vegas and Clark County. Clark County Commissioner Susan Brager and Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers will be in attendance.

A Metro Police crime specialist, a representative of the Regional Transportation Commission and a code enforcement specialist will also be at the meeting. The RTC will be on hand to talk about some of the new transit options along Sahara Avenue.

The event will be open to everyone, but the focus will be on issues with in the Peccole Ranch community. 

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Overnight Fire Damages Valley Restaurant

LAS VEGAS -- Fire investigators are trying to figure out what started a two-alarm fire inside a Las Vegas valley restaurant, late Saturday night.

Crews were called to Lee's Korean Barbecue near Spring Mountain Road and Rainbow Boulevard just before midnight.

Clark County Deputy Fire Chief Erik Newman tells 8 News Now, when crews arrived on scene, flames were visible on the roof. Firefighters called out a second alarm as a precaution. Newman says there were concerns about the fire spreading to nearby businesses.

Fire officials say that the restaurant's staff was able to evacuate the building safely and without injury.

Deputy Chief Newman says it's not clear what may have started the fire. There is significant smoke and fire damage to the inside of the restaurant.

 

 

 

 

Son of Former County Commission in Legal Trouble Again

Brian Atkinson-Turner from 2007

LAS VEGAS -- The son of a former judge and a former county commissioner is once again on the wrong side of the law.

The I-Team has learned a theft arrest warrant has been issued for Brian Atkinson-Turner and his wife Kathryn O'Gara. Atkinson-Turner was recently released from jail.

According to the criminal complaint, the pair face six charges for stealing a diamond ring from a jewelry store, near Flamingo Road and the southern beltway, and trying to sell it to a pawn shop.

They have not been arrested.

In 2007, police found a pot-grow room in Atkinson-Turner's house and horrid conditions surrounding their baby, including feces smeared on the walls. O'Gara was also charged but took a plea deal.

She was also arrested last year on a prostitution-related charge. The pair also previously faced federal tax charges.

911 Call from Eric Goodman Incident Released

LAS VEGAS -- The city of Las Vegas has released the 911 call from the incident involving Las Vegas City Mayor Carolyn Goodman's son Eric Goodman.

Goodman was found unconscious in a bathroom at a park near West Charleston and the 215 beltway in December. Goodman had been jogging before he was found. The Goodman family said he suffered traumatic injuries.

In the 911 tapes, the man who called the incident into dispatchers is heard describing Goodman's condition. He told the dispatcher that Goodman's face is pink and that he had been vomiting in the bathroom.

He also said Goodman has blood on him, but he doesn't say there is much of it.

There is still no word on what caused Goodman's injuries. Originally, it was thought that he was the victim of an attack, but Metro Police say there is no evidence that he was attacked.

Goodman is an attorney and Las Vegas Justice of the Peace.