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Coroner identifies 2 found dead in home

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified the man and woman found shot to death in a southeast valley home over the weekend.

They are identified as 20-year-old Damis Irizarry Jr. and 25-year-old Kasi Switzer. Both died from a gunshot wound to the head. Both are listed from Las Vegas.

The two were found in a home in the 2200 block of Poplar Avenue, near N. Eastern Avenue and I-515 on Saturday, June 29.

Metro Police said a suspect or motive for the crime is unknown, at this time. Detectives have learned that one of the victims leased the home while the owner was away... Read More

Vegas Fugitive: Christopher Johnson

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The U.S. Marshals are asking for your help to find a fugitive. 

8 News Now viewers have answered the call to help before. After several of the I-Team’s Vegas Fugitive segments were aired, tips have come in leading to arrests.

This latest fugitive, Christopher Johnson, is wanted for violating probation, within the first five days after leaving prison, according to the U.S. Marshals.

He served time for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

 “He was sentenced for 30 months with three years of probation. He got out this year. He was supposed to report 72 hours upon his release, which he failed to do,” said a deputy U.S. Marshal, who is not being identified due to the nature of his work.

Now there’s a warrant for Johnson.

The deputy says Johnson’s last known address was at at and apartment complex in Green Valley and he believes Johnson is likely still in Henderson... Read More

Barricade situation closes traffic near Jones and Vegas Drive

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A barricade situation has closed traffic in the area near Jones and Vegas Drive.

According to Metro Police, everything unfolded around 8:36 p.m., when officers were following up on an investigation involving a wanted suspect.

The person is said to be holed up in a 4-plex building in the 1400 block of N. Jones Boulevard.

No other details were released... Read More

US customs agents seize rat meat at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport

CHICAGO (AP) – Officials say U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport thwarted a man’s attempt to import several pounds of African rat meat.

Customs spokesman Steve Bansbach said Tuesday that the man declared the 32 pounds of meat on June 26 when his flight arrived from the Ivory Coast. The meat was confiscated and destroyed.

Bansbach says the man did not face a fine and continued on his journey because he was forthcoming about what he was bringing into the country. He says customs officials prohibit the entry of African meats to prevent the spread of African swine fever.

The Department of Agriculture says the highly contagious and deadly viral disease affects domestic and wild pigs and is not a threat to humans. The department says it has never been found in the U.S... Read More

Judge grants preliminary injunction against CCSD

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Clark County District Court judge has granted a preliminary injunction against Clark County School District in its move to eliminate 170 dean positions.

Judge Nancy Allf told the court she believed the decision to eliminate the jobs was made in a closed meeting without any public notice, which would violate the open meeting law.

The Clark County School District’s administrator union, which represents the deans, sought the injunction.

“This doesn’t mean you win,” said Judge Allf.

CCSD argued that Superintendent Jesus Jara has the authority to make the cuts and reassign staff, no matter the venue... Read More

Delta is bringing first class amenities to coach

Delta Airlines is expanding some of its luxury perks beyond the first class cabin.

Starting in November, passengers riding coach on long-haul flights will be greeted with complimentary “Welcome Aboard” cocktails, hot towel service, and expanded dining options including upgraded appetizers and larger entrees.

Delta also upgraded its amenity kit to include cleansing towelettes along with the staples: a dental kit, earplugs, and a sleep mask... Read More

Man busted with 200,000 lbs of illegal fireworks appears in court

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Reports show roughly 200,000 pounds of illegal fireworks were confiscated from Michael Paglia on July 2.

Paglia was the focus of a multi-division investigation focused on cracking down on the sale of illegal fireworks. The confiscated fireworks were items listed on Clark County’s “dangerous firework” list. The haul included firecrackers, cherry bombs, M-80s, M-60s, bottle rockets, roman candles, and large aerial display fireworks.

The report describes the facility Paglia was operating out of as the “Amazon warehouse of fireworks” and neighbors said there was often an overwhelming smell of sulfur.

In his defense, Paglia said that he was a long-term fireworks dealer and he obtained his items directly from China. They were shipped into California and brought by truck to Nevada. He claims that the Native American reservation in Moapa Valley had purchased the large number of fireworks, but couldn’t store it. ... Read More