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Suspect Shot Near Casino by FBI Agent Dies

LAS VEGAS -- A suspect shot Thursday afternoon by an FBI agent has been identified by the Clark County Coroner's Office as 35-year-old James Burchell.

Authorities said a task force had the man under surveillance, and at about 3 p.m., they moved to arrest him in the parking lot of Arizona Charlie's just off Boulder Highway when an agent fired. Burchell died after undergoing surgery as a result of the shooting.

FBI agent Patrick Turner said he has not yet been able to confirm whether the suspect was armed. 

Turner said Burchell was wanted for two counts of armed robbery and a pending murder charge.

Efforts to Recruit African-Americans into Aviation

LAS VEGAS -- There is a shortage of African-American pilots and aviation engineers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The International Black Aerospace Council is hoping to change that by introducing more ethnic kids to aviation.

The council brought together more than 1,000 pilots and other workers in aviation-related fields for a convention in Las Vegas that started Tuesday. 

According to the council, only three percent of the people who design planes or fly them are African-American.

Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Franklin is hoping to design planes when he is an adult. He has earned several ribbons in his aviation class.

"I have models of planes hanging down from my ceiling," he said. "I'm into designing them, making the shapes, making the aerodynamics. It's just something that catches my eye. I just like the way planes look."

U.S. 95 South Reopens at Eastern After Crash

U.S. 95 South Reopens at Eastern After Crash

LAS VEGAS -- U.S. 95 southbound reopened for traffic at Eastern Avenue around 11 a.m. The highway was closed for most of the morning due to an accident involving three semi-trucks and 14 vehicles.

The accident happened shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday. Traffic was being diverted to exit at Las Vegas Boulevard.

Nevada Highway Patrol reports three people were transported to the hospital, but none of the injuries appeared to be life threatening. Trooper Jeremie Elliott says a semi-truck crash started a chain reaction that led to the other accidents. He says at least three semi-trucks were involved on the southbound side, and at least one was involved on the northbound lanes. 

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)



Latino Voter Registration Drive coming to Las Vegas

Latino Voter Registration Drive coming to Las Vegas


A national Latino voter drive is coming to Las Vegas Thursday.

¡Todos a Votar!, or Let’s Vote, is a national tour that started in California last week. The group will stop at the Rafael Rivera Community Center, 2900 E. Stewart Avenue, at 10 a.m. The campaign hopes to educate and register thousands of Latino voters around the country.

All of the major Latino groups are united on the tour, including Mi Familia Vota, The League of United Latin American Citizens, National Council of La Raza and Voto Latino. The voter drive has set a goal to register 650,000 Latino voters and get more than 12 million Latinos to go to the polls this November. 

Registration for Keeping Kids Fit Run Open Now

Registration for Keeping Kids Fit Run Open Now

Registration is now open for the annual Keeping Kids Fit 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk.

The run is sponsored by Vegas PBS. Registration will be open from now until Friday, August 10. Those who register in person at the Vegas PBS offices, 3050 E. Flamingo Road, will get 20 percent off fees for two or more race registrations. They will also get a free Vegas PBS Keeping Kids Fit T-shirt. The offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. People can also register online through vegaspbs.org.

The run is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, October 6 at the Vegas PBS building. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Keeping Kids Fit program, which focuses on eliminating childhood obesity. So far, more than 65,000 children, parents, caregivers and teachers have participated in the exercise and nutrition program.

Back-to-School Immunization Program Begins

Back-to-School Immunization Program Begins


The Southern Nevada Health District is starting regular back-to-school shot clinics Wednesday

The immunization clinics will be held at the health district’s new home at 330 S. Valley View at Meadows Lane. The shots will be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. No other health district services will be available at the new building at this time.

Next week’s shot clinic is just the beginning of several clinics that will be held at various locations around the Las Vegas valley in the weeks leading up to the start of school. Many of the clinics will be low cost or no cost. For a complete list of clinics, go to snhd.com.

The Clark County School District requires the following vaccinations for students enrolled in public or private schools:

Las Vegas Hotel Gets New Sign

Las Vegas Hotel Gets New Sign


The final letter for the new sign at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino was moved into place Thursday.

The gigantic letter ‘L’ weighs about 8,000 pounds and is about 30-feet tall and 15-feet wide. The new sign replaces the old Hilton sign. A new marquee will also be installed at the resort.

The hotel also says new retail stores and slot machines are coming.