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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.

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.

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.

 

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.

Metro Police looking for men who robbed store

Metro Police looking for men who robbed store

Metro Police are searching for two men who robbed a convenience store near Buffalo Drive and Peace Way.

According to police, the incident happened just before 10 p.m. Feb. 17. The first man entered the business and forced a customer to the ground at gun point. The second man then went to the counter and demanded the clerk to open the register. The clerk opened the register and gave the man money.

They were last seen running southbound from the store.

The first man is described as black man in his 20s who is 5 foot 11 and 170 pounds. He was wearing a gray hoodie with a black stripe on the front, white shorts, black baseball cap and black Converse-type shoes. Police do not have a surveillance video picture of the suspect.

The second man is an unknown-race male in his 20s who is 5 foot 11 and 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black long-sleeved shirt, white baseball cap with a Michael Jordan emblem on the front and a blue backpack.

Hearing reset in Las Vegas puppy shop arson case

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A judge postponed hearing a challenge of criminal arson and other charges filed against a pet shop owner and a co-defendant accused of torching a store where 27 puppies were rescued.

Clark County District Court Judge David Barker on Wednesday also pushed trial back one week, to July 14, for Gloria Eun Hye Lee and Kirk Bills.

Lee and Bills each remain in jail on $310,000 bail.

Their rescheduled May 5 hearing will be on a claim that the 31-count indictment against them is flawed.

Each has pleaded not guilty to felony and misdemeanor arson, conspiracy, burglary and attempted animal cruelty charges that carry the possibility of decades in state prison.

The two are accused of setting the fire early Jan. 27 at Lee's Prince and Princess pet shop.

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