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Metro Investigating Alleged Abduction

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating an alleged kidnapping involving a female from California who was brought to Las Vegas by two men.

Police said they received a phone call from the Rio All Suite Hotel regarding a female who claimed she was kidnapped by two men and brought to Las Vegas against her will. The female told police she was able to escape from the men Wednesday morning and report the incident to hotel security.

According to police, the woman was probably taken for prostitution-related reasons, but detectives are still investigating.

The woman is safe, but has not been able to provide detectives with much information, the police said.

8 News NOW is following this developing story and will add more details as they become available.

Coroner Identifies Murder, Accident Victims

The Clark County Coroner's Office identified Wednesday a murder victim and two people who died in traffic accidents.

Treanell Lovell Mathews, 35, of North Las Vegas died of multiple gunshot wounds after being shot Monday night. Mathews was standing outside his house in the 2100 block of Balzar Avenue when he was shot. The suspect in the shooting fled on foot and has not been caught.

Todd Allen Berg, 44, of Las Vegas died of multiple blunt force injuries Saturday night when he was struck by a car while crossing the street near Tropicana Avenue and Rainbow Boulevard. Berg was not in a marked crosswalk when a 2002 Ford Explorer traveling east on Tropicana struck him.

Town Square Restaurants Supporting Kids With Cancer in September

Town Square Restaurants Supporting Kids With Cancer in September

Several Town Square restaurants are showing their philanthropic side this September by partnering with Cure 4 The Kids Foundation and offering a way for the public to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

A portion of sales from various items on the menus will go to Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that funds the Children's Specialty Center. It is the only nonprofit pediatric cancer outpatient treatment center in the state of Nevada.

Unfortunately, families throughout southern Nevada learn everyday that cancer is a life-changing event.  Many will also learn that the health insurance they thought would cover their children's diagnosis doesn't begin to address all of their needs. Those without any health insurance will see their options for treatment severely limited.

Nonprofit Seeks Old Computers to Help Students

LAS VEGAS -- Teachers at William Ferron Elementary School said third grader Mia Price is a great student.

"I'm going to do good things, because I want to get my degree to be a teacher," Mia said.

But Mia said not having a home computer was holding her back in her career goals.

"Because you can learn lots of things, like if you don't know things, you can look them up," she said.

Mia is not alone, according to the chief executive of Computers for Kids Inc. Molli Wingert called it a shame that 50,000 computer systems per month end up in landfills across the U.S., even as many parents can't afford to buy new ones.

"I think any child if they don't have a computer system they're not going to make it in school," Wingert said. "I mean, the technologies (are) moving so fast. It's not like when we were in school. Paper and pencil got you through."

Pedestrian Killed Near Rainbow and Tropicana

LAS VEGAS -- One person is dead after being struck by an SUV late Saturday evening.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says the accident happened around 11:20 p.m. at  the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue.

Metro and witnesses statements say a 2002 Ford Explorer was traveling east on Tropicana approaching Rainbow when the front of the vehicle struck the pedestrian walking in the roadway. He was not in the crosswalk.

The pedestrian was transported to UMC Trauma where he was pronounced dead. 

This collision was the 79th traffic related fatality in LVMPD's jurisdiction in 2012. It remains under investigation. 


Warm Springs Bridge at I-15 Fully Reopens Friday

Warm Springs Bridge at I-15 Fully Reopens Friday


Drivers in the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley will be happy to know the Warm Springs Bridge will be fully open by 5 p.m. Friday.

The bridge was closed, torn down and replaced as part of the I-15 South Design-Build Project. The new configuration of the bridge includes three lanes in each direction over I-15.

The design-build project was a $246.5 million project to redesign I-15 from Tropicana Avenue to Silverado Ranch Boulevard. It included new bridges, like the one at Warm Springs Road, along with new access roads and reconstructed ramps linking I-15 with the southern beltway.

The Nevada Department of Transportation celebrated the grand opening of the stretch of I-15 with a ribbon cutting August 15. 

Thunderstorms Force Road Closures

LAS VEGAS -- Severe weather has forced the closure of at least two roads in Clark County.

According to a county spokesperson, Bonnie Springs Road off State Route 159 is closed. Arroyo Street in the town of Blue Diamond off State Route 159 is also closed. There is no word on when the roads will reopen.

A flood advisory for western Clark County expired at 3 p.m.