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Family and Friends Remember Shauna Tiaffay

LAS VEGAS -- Nearly seven months after Shauna Tiaffay was found murdered, her friends gathered at Summerlin Centre Community Park.

"She was absolutely the most loving incredible friend and mother," said Carol Pool.

As family held onto pink balloons they said comfort is still far from reach.

"I'm hoping that will happen when we go through the court system. Maybe at that point it feels like we'll get some closure," said Paula Stokes-Richards, Shauna's sister.

On Sept. 29, 2012, 46-year-old Shauna was found brutally beaten to death in her Summerlin apartment.

Police later linked Noel Stevens, a homeless man, to her murder.

Even more shocking, police said, Tiaffay's ex-husband, George Tiaffay, contracted Stevens to murder his wife for $600.

Stevens later pleaded guilty for Shauna's murder. Former firefighter, George Tiaffay, now awaits his court date in jail.

Water Slides Installed at New Water Park

Water Slides Installed at New Water Park

Construction crews started installing one of the biggest attractions of the new water park being built in the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley. 

The fiberglass for Canyon Cliff slides at Wet 'n' Wild were attached to the metal tower Wednesday. The slides will stand four stories high. During the ride, the guests will be loaded into capsules then dropped in a free fall that will have them racing at 33 feet per second.

The Canyon Cliff slides are just one of several attractions at the park that will include a wave pool, a lazy river and nine more slides in a splash zone.

"We are very excited to bring this project back for the families. We get overwhelming response from the community. They all want to see this project happen," general manager Takuya Ohki said. "I sometimes wear a Wet 'n' Wild logo shirt and sometimes I go to a restaurant for lunch and everybody comes up to me and says, 'when is going to open?'"

Man Dead After Prius Hits Power Box in Summerlin

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A 65-year-old man is dead after his Toyota Prius went off the road and hit a power box in a Summerlin neighborhood in the wee hours of the morning.

Las Vegas police say the crash happened a little before 2 a.m. Tuesday on Button Willow Drive, near Crooked Corner Street.

Authorities say the Prius was on Button Willow when it veered off the roadway, drove across a sidewalk and hit the box.

The driver was taken to Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. His name and an exact cause of death haven't yet been released.

Officials say the driver may have had a medical episode before the crash.

 

Wet 'n' Wild Begins Hiring Process for 300 Positions

An artist drawing of the park.  Photo Courtesy: Wet 'n' Wild

LAS VEGAS -- Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas is in the process of hiring for more than 300 positions as it prepares for its upcoming season which starts on Memorial Day weekend.

Applications are being accepted for lifeguards, admissions guest services, emergency medical technicians, maintenance, food and beverage and security. There are also several supervisory positions available. The positions are seasonal and will end in September.

"We're looking for enthusiastic people to join the Wet ‘n' Wild Las Vegas team as we gear up for the first of what will be many fun seasons in Las Vegas," said Takuya Ohki, Wet ‘n' Wild Las Vegas general manager.

Wet 'n' Wild plans to have a hiring fair prior to the Memorial Day weekend. Applicants should begin the process online at www.wetnwildlasvegas.com under the Employment tab.

'Mayor's Cup International' Draws Thousands

'Mayor's Cup International' Draws Thousands

LAS VEGAS -- More than 7,000 young soccer players from around the world are in Las Vegas this President's Day Weekend for the Mayor's Cup International Soccer Showcase.

That means more than a $10 million boost to the local economy.

Tournaments began at the Bettye Wilson Sports Complex around 10 a.m. Saturday morning.

Throughout the weekend 452 soccer teams will be playing on dozens of fields in the Valley.

Players and their families made the trip from every corner of the globe including Australia, Poland, China and Columbia.

The city of Las Vegas predicts those tourists will bring millions of dollars into the local economy.

Even for those that call Las Vegas home, the tournament has something to offer.

Nolan Mumford has been playing soccer for ten years. He's now part of the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club.

Coroner ID's Driver, 94, Dead in Las Vegas Crash

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities have identified a 94-year-old man who died after a three-vehicle crash in Las Vegas.

Clark County coroner's officials say George W. Nicastro died following the accident around noon Thursday at West Charleston Boulevard and Apple Drive.

Police say Nicastro's Chevy Impala veered out of control and collided with a pickup truck, then both vehicles went into the westbound lanes of Charleston and a Nissan was hit.

Nicastro was rushed to a hospital where he died. Four people in the pickup and one in the third vehicle suffered minor injuries.

Police say they don't know whether the man died from the crash or suffered a medical condition prior to the accident. A cause of death hasn't yet been made public.