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Woman jaywalking, hit by car 200 ft. from crosswalk

LAS VEGAS - A woman suffered critical injuries Wednesday morning after a vehicle struck her on northbound Rainbow Boulevard near Twain Avenue.

The crash happened shortly after 6 a.m. Metro Police say Joan Freeman, 81, was attempting to cross the street when she was struck by a Mercedes driven by Curtis Shewbert, 36.  Freeman was not using a crosswalk.

Emergency crews took Freeman to University Medical Center.

The driver stayed at the scene. Police do not believe speed or alcohol were involved in the crash.

Police closed northbound Rainbow lanes for a few hours while they investigated. 

Police investigate death of 8-month-old

LAS VEGAS — Metro police said on Tuesday they were investigating the death of an 8-month-old boy.

Police received a call about an unresponsive child around 3:28 a.m. Monday at a home in the 9200 block of Opal Hills Lane, near Blue Diamond and Cimarron roads.

The 8-month-old, who has been identified as Cameron Montijo by the coroner, was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Following standard protocol, Metro's Abuse and Neglect Detail is investigating. The coroner has not yet ruled on a cause of death.

No other information was immediately available.

Metro motorcycle officer involved in crash

 LAS VEGAS -- A Metro Police motorcycle officer was taken to University Medical Center following a crash Monday evening.

The crash happened around 5 p.m. at Desert Inn Road and Tenaya Way causing the westbound lanes of Desert Inn Road to be closed to traffic for a few hours.

According to a news release, the traffic officer went down on his police motorcycle.  

The officer suffered non life-threatening injuries and was transported to University Medical Center for treatment.

The crash remains under investigation.





Driver accused of deadly DUI in court on previous DUI case

Seong Mo Lee

 LAS VEGAS -- The driver accused in a DUI crash that left two teen sisters dead made his initial appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court Monday morning for a previous DUI case from last summer. 

Seong Mo Lee, 22, was arraigned for a DUI case from July 2014.  Lee was arrested after a traffic stop for suspicion of drunk driving.

12 CCSD schools benefiting from emergency construction bill

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County School District will get 12 new elementary schools under a new law that allows the construction to begin immediately.

Surrounded by fifth-graders, Governor Brian Sandoval signed the emergency bill extending bonds for school construction.

The Senate moved an emergency version of the bill out on Tuesday, and the Assembly voted 27-14 on Wednesday to approve the measure and send it to the governor.

One of the CCSD schools that will benefit from the 1998 bond rollover is Forbuss Elementary.


MAP: New elementary schools coming to the valley


"We are one of the most overcrowded schools," said Shawn Paquett, principal at Forbuss Elementary. “We're enrolling, on average, about 10 students per week."

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.