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Woman Fights Back During Home Invasion

Police are looking for two suspects who are on the loose in the southwest part of the valley. The men broke into a woman's home around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday. It happened near Gomer and Durango.

The crime tape is still up because Metro is still looking for evidence that might identify these two men. What they know now is the victim was home alone with a young child.

She heard glass break, grabbed a handgun, and fired one shot at the suspects.

Metro will not say if either suspect was hit but they did confirm they took off with some of her small possessions.

Metro says the same woman heard a knock on her door Monday, but no one was there when she answered.

A friend of the victim told us she believes it was the same two suspects and that they left a baby's pacifier and a teddy bear on the door step.

I-Team: Teacher Facing Sexual Assault Charges

The Channel 8 I-Team has obtained the arrest report of a Durango High School substitute teacher charged with sexually assaulting a student. Police say they do not believe there are any additional victims, but the investigation is still underway.

The arrest report provides graphic details of what allegedly happened between a married substitute teacher and his student. Police say the teacher told investigators that he had oral sex with the student in his wife's minivan.

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Thirty-nine-year-old Angel Menes has been with the school district since September of 2005. He was arrested by Metro Police Saturday night.

No Bomb, Just a Construction Core Sample

A harmless bag of construction core samples caused the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Bomb Squad to be called out Wednesday morning and resulted in a road closure.

At around 6:30 a.m., the bomb squad was called to Rainbow Avenue and Post Road after a street sweeper noticed a suspicious bag with what appeared to be tubes sticking out.

The bag turned out to be core samples of earth. The fire department says they have had several similar incidents and are asking construction site to properly mark their core sample containers so they are not mistaken for bombs.

 

Vandals in Southwest Las Vegas Crime Spree Arrested

Five vandalism suspects were arrested over the weekend for a crime spree that involved damage to dozens of homes and cars.

Metro police say the suspects, four teens and one adult, damaged homes and cars using rocks and bricks. The crime spree started on Thursday, March 20 and continued through Saturday, March 22.

Police say there was a total of 43 reported incidents, and the crime spree may have caused more than $20,000 in damage.

In one block alone, two homes were hit. Windows on the second floor of both the homes were smashed with rocks. One homeowner says he now has to shell out more than $2,000 to repair the damage.

Bert Cordeiro wasn't showing us part of his rock collection. He says the stones were used by vandals early Saturday morning.

"I was awaken by a large thud on the side and glass crashing. I actually thought someone was trying to break into my home," he said.

Deadly Home Invasion in Southwest Neighborhood

A murder investigation is underway in a southwest Las Vegas neighborhood after a deadly home invasion.

According to police, the victim, a man in his 20's, was entering his home in the area of Fort Apache and Russell around midnight, when he was attacked by two men wearing bandanas.

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The men forced their way into the home and shot the victim. There were two women in the home that were not harmed and did call police for help.

The suspects ran away on foot.

People who live in the neighborhood say the 27-year-old aspiring rapper was a pretty quiet guy. But he was concerned about security. He even had a high-tech camera system guarding every entrance to his home.

A sign posted outside the home warns trespassers will be shot, and survivors shot again.

Gorman High Students Raise Cash for Flooding Victims

Students in Las Vegas donated hundreds of dollars Thursday to help students in the northern Nevada town of Fernley. That small community was devastated by floods over the weekend.

Few people know where Fernley, Nevada is, let alone that somewhere in the freezing water is Fernley High School.

Hundreds of miles away in Las Vegas, Riley Foley is one of many Bishop Gorman students who remember playing video games, bowling, sending letters and sharing student body organizing experiences with their sister school in Fernley.

Now, that small town school, faces a huge challenge.

"There is nowhere else to go and so they are keeping thousands of people in the school and it is really hard for the students," said Foley

Wednesday night, they raised $170 at the Gorman basketball game. Today they hoped to take it to the next level.

Residents Evacuated in Southwest Neighborhood

Several residents of a southwest neighborhood near Warm Springs and South Decatur were evacuated as police monitored a house where there is a man with a gun.

Police say the man has fired a few shots in the home and called 911 to say he was having a bad day.

Houses next to the man's home and on the backside of the home are being evacuated and school buses are being kept away from the neighborhood. All evacuees will be taken to Lois Tarkanian Middle School.

The suspect has surrendered and people are now being let back into their homes.