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Metro investigating body found along Blue Diamond Rd.

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a body found in a ditch along Blue Diamond Road.

According to police, dispatchers received a call at around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from someone who was walking a dog and found the body in a ditch near the intersection of Buffalo Drive and Blue Diamond Road.

Metro's Violent Crimes division and crime scene investigators are on their way to the scene. Homicide detectives have been notified.

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Police looking for purse snatcher who injures woman

Metro Police are looking for a man who severely injured an elderly woman during a purse snatching in March.

According to police, the man grabbed the woman's purse while she was leaving a hotel and casino near West Flamingo Road.

The man ran from the scene, while several people who saw what happened tried to stop him. He was last seen jumping a block wall on the north side of West Flamingo Road.

The man police are looking for is described as a white man between 20 and 30 years old. He is about 5 foot 10 and 170 to 180 pounds. He has light-colored brown hair. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt, light-colored pants and flip-flop sandals.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro's Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555. 

Shelby factory celebrating birthday of American-muscle car

LAS VEGAS -- At a time where manufacturing in this country is running on empty, Las Vegas will be home to a celebration of an iconic American-made muscle car.

The Ford Mustang is celebrating its 50th birthday at the new Shelby factory just south of the Las Vegas Strip.

It is factory. It is a museum, and it brings out the motorheads from all over the country. For some people, these cars are the only way to drive. Some 2,000 miles from the motor city, factory workers break a sweat over these cars.

Cars that have $100,000 engines and cherry paint jobs. As if the enormous price tag was not enough pressure, they work under the close watch of Shelby fanatics.

"I don't think they even really notice. Most of these guys out here have been in front of the public before because we've given tours of the shop before," Shelby employee Jeremy Roberts said.

These touring teams often talk in a coded twang.

Parents: Busy SW intersection putting kids at risk

Bridge construction at Rainbow Blvd. and Cactus Ave.

LAS VEGAS -- The Mountain's Edge and Southern Highlands areas in the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley may be connected by the end of the year.

Construction to build a new bridge near the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Cactus Avenue kicked off Thursday. The bridge will help drivers travel more directly between the neighborhoods.

Country Cafe is located in Mountain's Edge. The owner says he thought the bridge was going to be built when he opened about five years ago.

After some frustrating years, he is happy the project is moving forward.

"With this bridge going through, I think it will definitely increase business tremendously, double, triple, if not more," owner Jason Sturtz said.

The bridge project is expected to be finished in December.

Some parents say the bridge is a start, for improvements to that area but it's not enough to keep kids safe.

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Coroner IDs man shot, killed by police

LAS VEGAS - The Clark County Coroner's Office identified the man shot and killed by police earlier this week as 40-year-old Travis Doering.

Metro Police released new information about the shooting involving Doering and SWAT officers.

The shooting happened early Tuesday morning at a home near Twain Avenue and Lindell Road. Police responded to the
home shortly after 3:30 a.m. amid reports the man was brandishing a
rifle and threatened suicide.

Police and Doering engaged in a standoff
that lasted more than an hour.

Police say Doering eventually walked out of the home with the rifle in his hand and pointed it at two uniformed patrol officers. SWAT officers then shot him and killed him. 

This was the sixth officer-involved shooting in 2014.

 

Wet 'n' Wild opens Saturday for special spring break activities

Wet 'n' Wild opens Saturday for special spring break activities

Wet 'n' Wild will open its season this weekend just in time for spring break for most students at Clark County School District schools.

Opening week will feature special activities and prizes in addition to the 25 slides and attractions at the water park. There will be competitions and contests, including limbo, dancing, hula hooping, scavenger hunts and trivia. There will also be music from current hits to classic songs from the 50s and 60s.

Wet 'n' Wild will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., starting Saturday through April 18. The park will continue that schedule on select weekends through Memorial Day weekend.

The regular summer schedule will start Memorial Day weekend. The new Tornado extreme water slid will also open that weekend.

A birthday celebration for Brazyl Ward

Las Vegas-- Like any 7-year-old at their birthday party, Brazyl Ward looked surprised to see so many friends attending the bash. Ask the guests and they'll say it was Brazyl who surprised them.

"It's just amazing that somebody so fragile and so innocent can sit there and fight and keeps inspiring to never give up on anything," said party guest Laurie Sorenson.

It's been five months since the Halloween hit-and-run crash that left Brazyl in critical condition. The driver sped away and has never been caught.

Brazyl spent weeks in the hospital in a drug-induced coma.

Brazyl's parents brought their daughter home from the hospital at the beginning of the year. Mentally, she is the same girl they know. Physically, she has some relearning to do.