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PD: Multiple people shot near Twain, Swenson

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police said multiple people were shot near E. Twain Avenue and Swenson Street late Tuesday afternoon.

Officers said the call about the shooting at 905 E. Twain Avenue came in around 3:56 p.m.

Metro told 8 News NOW all three of the shooting victims were taken to Sunrise Hospital and are said to be in serious condition.

At this time, there isn't much information as to what happened or whether police are searching for a suspect.

This is a developing story.

2 pets saved from east Las Vegas house fire

LAS VEGAS -- Firefighters with the Clark County Fire Department worked a house fire in the Winchester area Sunday.

Firefighters said the fire in the 4500 block of Casa Sencia Street, which is near Boulder Highway and Nellis Boulevard. began shortly before 11:30 a.m.

Crews were met with heavy smoke and flames when they arrived on the scene.  Crews believe the fire began in the attic of the two-story home.

Two pets were rescued from the blaze, firefighters said.

Police: Body found near Hollywood Regional Park

LAS VEGAS --  Metro Police investigated a body found near Hollywood Regional Park Wednesday.

The body was found during the evening hours by a hiker approximately one mile east of the 1600 block of S. Hollywood Boulevard.

There was limited information released. Metro Police said this is an active investigation.

This is a developing story.

NDOT gets $10M to improve valley roads for pedestrians

LAS VEGAS -- Since the beginning of the year, southern Nevada drivers have hit and killed 13 people walking on valley roads. The death toll has become troubling to state leaders, so on Tuesday officials announced $10 million would be invested into NDOT to improve pedestrian safety in four dangerous areas.

Steven Satley, 64, said just walking near his home is scary.

"We need more ways to get across the street,” Satley said.

In about a year, Satley could get his wish because Charleston Boulevard near Burnham Avenue is one of the four main areas getting an upgrade in Clark County.

"These were routes that showed high levels of accidents including pedestrian accidents,” said John Terry, Asst. Director of Engineering, NDOT.

Terry says the other three routes are Boulder Highway near the Eastside Cannery Casino, Lake Mead from Civic Center to Pecos, and Blue Diamond Road near the intersections of El Capitan and Fort Apache.

Final piece of Clarion hotel-casino falls after implosion hiccup

LAS VEGAS -- A 2-ton explosive punch didn't quite bring down an elevator shaft in an otherwise imploded Las Vegas casino-hotel.  

Diversified Demolition Company expected the implosion to topple the entire structure except the casino floor, which will be demolished at a later date. But, the implosion did not go as planned the elevator shaft that was 13 stories tall, was left standing.

"Both floors detonated,” said Ken Mercurio of Diversified Demolition Company. “It came straight down. It landed straight on the slap and the way the structure was designed, it basically looked like a house of cards. We had a clog of material come down all at the same time, and it surrounded the base of the shaft and kept it standing.”

Workers used a crane and cables to finish the job, and just before 3 p.m. Tuesday, the final standing piece of the Clarion hotel-casino came crashing down.





Nevada Senate upholds governor's gun background check veto

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- The Nevada Senate has upheld Gov. Brian Sandoval's 2013 veto of a bill that would have expanded background checks on gun purchases.

Senators voted along party lines Tuesday not to overturn the veto of SB221, which passed both houses of the Democrat-controlled Legislature two years ago. Republicans prevailed this time.

The measure would have required a background check almost any time a firearm changed hands, and would have barred defendants from having guns if their court cases ended with a finding of mental illness.

Sandoval said the bill would put unreasonable burdens on law-abiding Nevadans and do little to prevent criminals from getting guns.

Fourteen of 21 Senate votes were needed to revive the bill. The scenario was especially unlikely after Republicans took control of the Legislature.

Person shot in attempted home invasion, suspect on the run

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police said a person was shot during an attempted home invasion Wednesday night.

Officers said it happened around 7 p.m. in the 3000 block of Wingrove Avenue. That's near S. Pecos Road and E. Desert Inn Road.

There weren't many details released about what occurred, but police said the person who was shot, was someone who lived at the home.

The victim was taken to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect is still on the run.

This is a developing story.