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Coroner rules miscarried fetuses found in laundry died naturally

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroners office ruled Wednesday two fetuses found in hospital laundry were delivered prematurely and died naturally.

Spring Valley Hospital released a statement about the incident Tuesday:

“After suffering a miscarriage at another location, the patient arrived via EMS with twin, early gestational, deceased twin fetuses. The fetuses had already been wrapped in linen prior to arrival at the hospital,” said Gretchen Papez, Director of PR & Media Relations for The Valley Health System. “We are currently reviewing the situation to determine what occurred. However, the remains are currently in the hospital's possession, and we are working with the family at this time.”

Employees with the Angelica Corporation who clean medical linens discovered the fetuses around 10 a.m. Tuesday and contacted police.

Dr. Joseph Adashek specializes in high risk pregnancies.

New video, perspective of officer-involved shooting revealed

LAS VEGAS -- Never before seen footage gives a new perspective to the moments leading up to a deadly officer-involved shooting last year.

The incident happened on Feb. 14, 2014 near the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The video released to the media for the first time shows four different angles of the incident, including dash cam video.

According to Nevada Highway Patrol, the incident started at around 11:45 a.m. when dispatchers received calls about a pedestrian, who was attacking bicyclist as he walked along State Route 159. One trooper and two Bureau of Land Management rangers responded to the call involving 20-year-old D'andre Berghardt, Jr.

Law enforcement officers tried to get Berghardt out of the street and started chasing him at one point. However, investigators said Berghardt wouldn't cooperate with their commands.

Lawmakers examine bill to create prescription drug use database

State lawmakers are considering a new legislation that will try to put a stop to prescription drug abuse.  Senate Bill 114 was discussed by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee Monday. It requires pharmacists in Nevada to develop a comprehensive database to keep track of prescription meds given to patients.

Should it get passed, Senate Bill 114 would also give physicians better access to a patient's information in regards to their prescription drug history. Legislatures believe this could help keep doctors from overprescribing.

Recovering prescription drug addict, Angie Johnson said she couldn't make it through the day without the help of pain meds for nearly 10 years.

"I was on Methadone, Morphine, Percocet and Xanax all at the same time, and I was getting the maximum dose,” Johnson said.

Johnson said they were all prescribed to her by her doctor. However, she said it was also a doctor who got her help after noticing she was abusing drugs.

Passenger killed in van rollover crash ID'd

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities say a 48-year-old Las Vegas woman died when the van she was riding in lost control and flipped late Sunday night on an onramp heading west on Interstate 215.

Nevada Highway Patrol troopers said the van had been carrying 10 people on their way home from a trip to California when the crash occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday where Interstates 215 and 15 meet near Las Vegas. Troopers say the van's driver was driving too fast during the rainy conditions and lost control of the vehicle.

Authorities say Sheila Williams had been sitting in the second row behind the driver and wearing her seatbelt. She died at the scene.

Trooper Chelsea Stuenkel says the other passengers including the driver were taken to UMC hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Snow tires, chains required on S.R. 160 to/from Pahrump

LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Department of Transportation said Monday afternoon snow tires or chains were required for those traveling on State Road 160 to or from Pahrump.

It's unclear how long the rule could be in affect.

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UPDATE: Feds, local police bust large scale marijuana operation

LAS VEGAS -- A large task force made up of local and federal agencies busted three houses in connection to a large illegal marijuana operation.

The task force, which included the DEA, ICE, the Department of Homeland Security, Metro Police and Henderson Police, arrested two suspects at the first house, located at 9660 Grouse Grove Avenue near W. Sunset Road and S. Grand Canyon Drive.

37-year-old Zhiwen Lin and 63-year-old Jiango Han were found trying to flee the area on foot and by car as authorities arrived to the scene.

Officers say it is estimated that there were more than 550 plants inside of the 4,000 square feet home. Nearly every room of the five bedroom rental home was converted to grow marijuana.

The house also contained cash and over 5 pounds of ready-to-sell marijuana.

Bicyclists fear for safety on Las Vegas roads

LAS VEGAS -- Only six weeks into 2015 and police say almost two people are dying on local roads per week. Some are pedestrians, while others are bicyclists.

The majestic beauty of the Las Vegas desert and miles of open road beckons thousands of people looking to take a recreational bike ride. However, cars and cyclists must share the roads as they both plan to carefully navigate into the Red Rock scenic loop and back.

Greg Fasano, a cyclist for 15 years, says while mechanical failures make up a portion of bicycle accidents, the biggest concern lies with motorists.

"Every component has a safety aspect to it, whether it be the pedals, the brakes, the wheels, and things ought to be inspected at every ride", he says. “Motor vehicles are probably the biggest danger to a cyclist."

Fasano has had -- not one but two -- brushes with death. He collided head on with a vehicle and escaped with minor injuries in his first accident.