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Woman Killed in Crash

LAS VEGAS -- A 23-year old woman died in a crash near Charleston and Rainbow boulevards after driving her car into the back of a public bus Monday afternoon.

The crash happened just before 2 p.m. Witnesses told Metro Police that the woman ran her car into the back of a Regional Transportation Commission bus that had stopped to pick up passengers at a bus stop.

The woman, who was thrown from her car, was pronounced dead at University Medical Center. Her name and cause of death will be released by the Clark County coroner after her family has been notified.

Five bus passengers were hurt and taken to area hospitals to be treated for minor injuries.

This is the 14th traffic-related death in Metro's jurisdiction this year. The cause of the crash is under investigation. 

One Dead Following Apartment Fire

One Dead Following Apartment Fire

LAS VEGAS - Clark County Fire Department officials confirm one person is dead following a fire at an apartment complex near Desert Inn Road and Cimarron Road.

The fire broke out at around 2:30 a.m. Monday at the Monaco Park Apartments. Crews discovered a fire in one of the apartments and put the fire out shortly after arriving.

Soon after, crews uncovered the body of an elderly female.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The Clark County Coroner's Office will identify the victim. The fire caused approximately $10,000 damage.

Home Invasion Suspect Puts Neighborhood on Alert

Home Invasion Suspect Puts Neighborhood on Alert

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are looking for a home invasion suspect that attacked an elderly man with a hand saw, but they need help to solve this seemingly random crime.

Residents in Peccole Ranch are on the look out since their neighbors were targeted. Police said this was a brazen attack and want to catch the suspect before he strikes again.

It was around 7pm on January, 15th when police said a violent home invasion occurred as the suspect, believed to be in his late teens or early 20's, broke into the home armed with a saw looking for trouble.

Neighbors said one of the victims, a man in his 80's, was sliced on his hand by the robber. The suspect got away with several stolen items and police said the method of operation on this crook is a little unusual.

Commission Considering Elementary School Rezoning

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County School District is hosting two meetings to gather public input on the possible rezoning of several elementary schools.

Members of the Attendance Zone Advisory Commission, or AZAC, will be at the meetings to consider comments and suggestions.

The commission, which was appointed by the Board of School Trustees, will forward its recommendation to the board for its approval March 6.

Link: Proposed Areas for Zoning Consideration

Tuesday's meeting is at 6 p.m. at Sierra Vista High School, 8100 W. Robindale Road; the meeting on Wednesday is at 6 p.m. at Silverado High School, 1650 Silver Hawk Ave.

New Citizens Take Oath of Allegiance at Red Rock Canyon

New Citizens Take Oath of Allegiance at Red Rock Canyon


More than 100 people became new citizens of the United States of America Monday, during a ceremony at the Red Rock National Conservation Area.

The ceremony was scheduled for Martin Luther King Jr. Day to mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

This is the first naturalization ceremony to be held at Red Rock Canyon. U.S. District Court Judge Philip M. Pro administered the Oath of Allegiance to the new citizens that hailed from dozens of different countries.

"We come from India and we definitely don't have this kind of opportunity and freedom.  We find America very embracing, and that equality and freedom we highly value. We do not take that for granted," Michelle and Annie Abraham who became U.S. citizens said.

It can take years from the time that immigrants apply for citizenship for their paperwork to be finished. For the Abrahams, it took five years to get to this day.

Charleston Reopens at 215 After 5 Car Wreck

Five cars were involved in the wreck, NHP trooper Loy Hixson said.

LAS VEGAS -- Nevada Highway Patrol officers have reopened eastbound Charleston Boulevard near the 215-Beltway following a five-car wreck Thursday afternoon.

According to NHP trooper Loy Hixson, a sports utility vehicle flipped over about 2 p.m. after turning left onto Charleston from the 215 and colliding with a Lexus heading west.

The drivers of the two cars were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.