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10 displaced after apartment fire in east Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — An apartment fire on Monday morning sent large plumes of black smoke into the air that could be seen across the valley.

The two-alarm fire was reported after 9 a.m. on the 3800 block Calle Del Oro, near the intersection of Tropicana Avenue and McLeod Drive in east Las Vegas.

The American Red Cross is assisting at least 10 people who live in the apartments.

It's unclear how the fire may have begun.

There are no word on injuries.

1 stabbed in east Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police investigated a stabbing at the intersection of E. Colorado Avenue and S. Lucky Street near William Snyder Elementary School Tuesday night.

There weren't a lot of details released about the stabbing and what may have happened, but it happened around 9:30 p.m. and that the victim was stabbed multiple times in one area, before heading to another location for help.  

The victim was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition, police said.

Metro's gang unit is investigating.

Catholic Charities donates cameras to neighboring businesses

LAS VEGAS -- Many businesses owners neighboring Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada have a major complaint. They claim the crime attached to some of the circumstances of those living on the streets is pushing them to the brink of shutting down.

“We've got trespassing signs up here and down there,” Skip Turner, the supervisor of Ewing Brothers Towing said as he pointed to two different areas.

Turner said he constantly has to ask people to move. He says he calls 911 when he sees drug use, and sometimes he even has to clean up human waste. Turner said all of this is hard on the day to day operation of a business.

“There's no coexisting when our people can't even come to work because they're afraid of being robbed or jumped,” Turner said.

Metro says homeless people have always been attracted to the north end of Main Street because a number of outreach organizations are located in that area. However, it has also attracted crime.

Dice game leads to deadly shooting

LAS VEGAS – Police in Las Vegas say a man is dead and his killer is sought after an argument over a gambling game in a second-floor staircase turned deadly at a weekly rental motel in southeast Las Vegas.

The shooting happened at around 10:36 p.m. at the Suites Hotel located in the 4800 block of Boulder Highway.

Officers said the man, whose identity wasn't released, was shot multiple times. The victim was transported to Sunrise Hospital, where he died.

Police say a group of people were playing a dice game shortly before the shooting occurred. Metro says it is trying to determine if the victim's wife knew the shooter or any others involved.

Police have not yet made any arrests. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

WalletHub: Nevada 8th worst state for women

LAS VEGAS -- The quality of life for Nevada women is eighth worst in the nation, based on an analysis released Thursday by consumer information website WalletHub.

Among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., Nevada ranked 35th for women in terms of economic and social well-being, but dead last for health care.

The only states worse off overall for women, according to WalletHub, are Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, West Virginia and Georgia.

A closer look at specific categories found Nevada has the highest unemployment rate for women. With first place being the most favorable ranking, Nevada also rated 50th in both the female uninsured rate and women's preventive health care, and 41st in the percentage of women who voted in the 2012 presidential election.

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.

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.