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Police Sent Letters to Possible Costco Shooting Witnesses

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police detectives are reaching out to shoppers of the Summerlin Costco where 38-year-old Erik Scott was shot and killed by police. Letters have been sent to more than 100 shoppers who may have witnessed the officer involved shooting.

Metro says Scott pointed a pistol at police outside the store and eyewitnesses backed up that story up. But soon, other shoppers came forward with a different version of events, saying Scott was no threat at all.

Police have mailed or faxed more than 100 letters to shoppers whose membership cards were scanned at the Costco on July 10, around the time of the incident.

Scott was shot seven times by three officers.

The letter from Metro's homicide unit urges the customers to cooperate in the investigation if they witnessed anything important before, during, or after the deadly shooting.

Miranda Dalton Sentenced in Deadly DUI Crash

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas woman who admitted to drunk driving and killing a man in April was given the maximum sentence Monday.

Twenty-nine-year-old Miranda Dalton was sentenced from eight to 20 years in prison for a DUI crash that killed 28-year-old Paul Maidman. She will be eligible for parole after serving at least eight years.

There were a lot of tears from both sides in the courtroom. For the last few months Maidman's family has been working to make sure Dalton received the maximum penalty. They say the sentencing will now allow them to move forward.

A picture of a smiling Maidman was a symbol of encouragement in the courtroom for family members who gave their victim impact statements before a judge. It was also a reminded to the person who killed their loved one. With handcuffs on, Miranda Dalton sat in tears, realizing the damage she caused.

Cox to Offer Video-on-Demand Content Through TiVo

SAN FRANCISCO -- Digital video recording pioneer TiVo Inc. and cable television provider Cox Communications Inc. are making it easier for Cox subscribers who use TiVo's DVR boxes to watch Cox's on-demand video content.

The companies said Thursday that Cox's video-on-demand library will become accessible on TiVo's latest DVR, the TiVo Premiere, in Cox's major markets, which include San Diego and Las Vegas. The integration is expected early next year.

In the past, cable providers haven't integrated their on-demand content with consumer DVR products such as those from TiVo, so watching on-demand movies or television shows from Cox and other companies has been a cumbersome process for TiVo users.

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Vigil to Mark 1 Month Since Las Vegas Police Shooting

LAS VEGAS -- It's been one month since Las Vegas resident Erik Scott was shot and killed by police at a Summerlin Costco.

Metro says he refused to put his gun down, which forced them to shoot. Scott's family and friends are gathering Tuesday night for a candlelight vigil to remember him, as they keep looking for answers from Metro.

Those who knew him say they are holding this vigil to mark the one month anniversary and keep the pressure on Metro. From billboards asking for witnesses to come forward, to the candlelight gathering, those closest to Scott say they will keep doing all they can to get what they say is the truth.

Anthony Bonifazio knew Scott for 11 years.

"There's been a lot of publicity around it and we just want to make sure we get the truth out of this. From the initial reports police reports, to the incident on July 10 to now, we probably have more questions than we have answers," he said.

Former Sen. Ted Stevens Dead; O'Keefe Survives Airplane Crash

WASHINGTON -- A plane carrying former Sen. Ted Stevens and eight others crashed in remote southwest Alaska, killing the longtime Republican lawmaker and four other people, authorities said Tuesday.

Ex-NASA chief Sean O'Keefe and his teenage son were also aboard and survived the crash, according to a former NASA spokesman.

Stevens' family has been notified that the 86-year-old was among those killed in the crash Monday night, family spokesman Mitch Rose told The Associated Press.

Rescuers arrived on helicopter early Tuesday and were giving medical care to survivors, Alaska National Guard spokesman Maj. Guy Hayes said. He offered no additional details, except that there were potential fatalities.

Alaska officials reported that nine people were aboard the aircraft and that "it appears that there are five fatalities," NTSB spokesman Ted Lopatkiewicz told The Associated Press in Washington.

Cyclists Unite After Man Killed by Alleged DUI Driver

LAS VEGAS -- A candlelight vigil will he held in memory of a 27-year-old man who died while bicycling on a city street. Francisco De Jesus was riding his bike on Rampart near Sun City Summerlin Tuesday when his bicycle was struck by a vehicle. Minutes later, Metro arrested a driver for DUI.

De Jesus was a nurse at Desert Springs Hospital, according to his fiance Contessa. Too upset to talk, she sat down and showed us pictures of Francisco.

His family and friends describe him as having a bright future with everything going for him.

The spray-painted crime scene markers show where De Jesus was hit. Metro arrested driver Feliciano Gonzales for DUI. Witnesses say Gonzales tried to hide out in the parking lot of a nearby bar after the crash.

Now fellow bicyclists walk that stretch of road with a growing fear.

Charges Recommended Against Two Metro Officers

LAS VEGAS -- Two Las Vegas police officers could face charges in a high speed chase that cost a man his life.

On May 19, Metro Police Officers Andrew Ubbens and Aron Carpenter were chasing Ivan Carrillo, a man believed to be driving under the influence. The officers began the chase with their police lights and sirens on. According to documents, the officers' sergeant told them to stop the pursuit, but the officers continued without their lights and sirens.

According to the arrest warrants, Ubbens announced he was going to perform what's called a PIT maneuver to stop Carrillo's car. During a PIT maneuver, officers use their own vehicles to stop a suspect vehicle.

Read the warrant for Officers Carpenter and Ubbens