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Woman Dies After Being Struck by Car in NW Valley

LAS VEGAS -- An 86-year-old woman who was hit by a car near Lake Mead and Rampart boulevards Monday morning has died, Metro Police Sgt. Richard Strader said.

The woman was hit by a car about 10:20 a.m. and taken to University Medical Center, where she died. Metro's fatal detail was dispatched to the scene of the accident.

Three eastbound lanes of Lake Mead were closed at the time and drivers were advised to seek alternate routes.

This is the eighth traffic-related death in Metro's jurisdiction this year.

Honey Salt Restaurant Offers Recipes for Salads and Toast

LAS VEGAS - Honey Salt Restaurant is offering the following simple recipes for salads and toast.
  
Grain Power Salad
  • Cook red and white quinoa together and keep lentils separate. Once cooked cool and mix together.
  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl and keep a small amount of the shaved fennel, blood orange and fennel fronds for garnish.
  • Dress and season to taste, once mixed plate, garnish and serve immediately
Kale Caesar Salad
  • Remove stems from kale, cut and wash thoroughly.
  • Mix well, at least one minute for the kale to be evenly coated with dressing. Season and taste.
  • Plate salad, garnish with additional parmesan and poppadums
Farmers Toast
  • Slice and grill bread.

George Tiaffay Enters Plea in Wife's Killing

George Tiaffay

LAS VEGAS -- George Tiaffay, the firefighter accused of hiring a homeless man to kill his wife, pleaded not guilty in Clark County District Court Thursday morning.

Tiaffay allegedly paid $600 to Noel Stevens to kill Shauna Tiaffay, his estranged wife. The woman's beaten body was discovered in her Summerlin apartment on Sept. 29, 2012 by George Tiaffay and the couple's 8-year-old daughter.

Stevens pleaded guilty on all counts in Shauna Tiaffay's death. Stevens' charges included conspiracy to commit murder, murder in the first degree and first degree burglary.

Shauna's sister struggled as she faced both men in court.

"It is really hard. You kind of have to separate what happened to Shauna and move forward in this process and just hold it together because if you think about what actually happened to her ... I wouldn't get out of the bed in the morning," Paula Stokes-Richards.

Robot Sent Into House After SWAT Busts 2 For Drugs

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police officers decontaminated a house in the 3300 block of Trickling Stream Circle after SWAT team members busted two people for drugs Wednesday night.

Police discovered the marijuana grow operation after serving an arrest warrant.  

The two arrested, a man and woman in their 40s, tried to flee when officers arrived.  The two are being identified by police as John and Jane Doe.

The are facing charges of maintaining a house for the sale of narcotics, conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substance Act, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell.

SWAT members were overcome by the smell at the house near Desert Inn and Fort Apache roads. A robot was sent inside the house to determine the source of the smell. SWAT members complained of itching, coughing and respiratory distress.

Sun City Accident Leaves 1 in Critical Condition

LAS VEGAS -- A car accident involving five elderly people has left one man in critical condition and three others in serious condition.

The accident happened Saturday night shortly after 6:00 p.m. on Sun City Boulevard in the intersection of Billy Casper Drive.

Metro says a 2006 Chevrolet was traveling westbound on Sun City Blvd. approaching Billy Casper Dr. A 2002 Chrysler failed to yield the right of way from the posted stop sign and entered the intersection in the path of the Chevrolet.

The vehicles collided causing major damages to both vehicles. 

All occupants were transported to area hospitals with significant injuries. This accident remains under investigation. 

Metro Police Cracks Down on Speeders in Summerlin

Metro Police Cracks Down on Speeders in Summerlin

People driving along the 215 beltway near Sahara Avenue probably noticed a lot more police along the roadway Friday. It is part of a crackdown on speeders along that stretch of road by Metro Police.

According to police, the average speed of drivers on the beltway is between 75 and 80 miles an hour but the speed limit is 65 miles an hour. Officers point out that speeding contributed to 26 percent of fatal crashes in Metro's jurisdiction last year. They also remind drivers that speed makes a crash more severe.

"What could have been a simple fender bender if the person was obeying the speed limit. If you increase the speed by 5 or 10 miles per hour the same accident turns into a lot more severe, a lot more cost, a lot more cost for the insurance or increase the chances for injuries or fatalities," Metro Police Sgt. Peter Kisfalvi said.

In the four hours of the enforcement, police stopped 100 cars. 

One Person Killed in Rollover Crash

LAS VEGAS -- Nevada Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a single-car rollover accident that has left one person dead.

The crash happened around 1 p.m. Friday along the 215 beltway at Sahara Avenue. The right lane of the southbound beltway is closed.

According to troopers, the 32-year-old driver lost control, rolled the car and was ejected. NHP says speed was a factor in this crash.