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Patio Fire Near Maryland and Charleston Displaces Two

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Fire and Rescue responded to a patio fire at 1200 Franklin Avenue near Charleston Boulevard and Maryland Parkway around 1:45 p.m. Saturday.

Fire investigators say the fire started on a outside patio and spread to the interior of the home.

Fire investigators ruled the fire accidental.

They say the fire started on a very large glass table on the patio near the pool. Occupants told investigators that three people were sitting there smoking prior to the fire. 

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue are not ruling out the possibility of careless smoking.

No one was injured in the fire.

The fire damage estimate is $75,000.

Two people have been displaced from the home.

The Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers are meeting with the residents and will ensure everyone has a safe place to sleep and has food, clothing, medication and other essentials.

Cousin: Meth Changed Man Charged in Mother's Killing

LAS VEGAS -- Family members of Bill and Kathy Wilson said they are devastated by the attack against the couple.

The couple were shot in their car as they were arriving home early Wednesday morning.

The couple's adult son, Jeffrey Wilson, 28, was arrested in connection with his mother's slaying. His father was severely injured after being shot several times and is in a coma.

"You don't think this is going to happen to your family," said the couple's niece, Elizabeth Gentry. "It's like a lifetime movie that you watch on TV."

Gentry said her cousin, Jeffrey Wilson, had a good head on his shoulder, and had a job and two children.

But he had also started using drugs, Gentry said.

"I think everything accelerated in the past year," she said. "It's just amazing how things change because of a situation."

First Tuesday Features K-9 Unit

First Tuesday Features K-9 Unit

 

One of the most popular divisions at Metro Police will be the topic of discussion for the up-coming First Tuesday event.

Officers from Metro’s K-9 Unit will be at the area command centers to talk to people about what the unit does. The discussion is part of an outreach program by Metro. It opens its area command centers on the first Tuesday of every month to the public. Following the discussion about the K-9 Unit, citizens will be able to talk with officers assigned to their area.

The event starts Tuesday at the following command centers:

Area Command Centers:

Former Valley Player Looks to Next Level

LAS VEGAS - As a senior at Valley High School, David Michaels never dreamed of a professional basketball career. That's because he didn't even make the varsity team until his junior year at Valley.

"Never thought in a million years I'd be in this position coming out of high school," he said.

Still, he landed a spot at Division III Whitman College in Washington, where he was average until holiday break of his junior year.

"We were given a task of running a certain amount of miles over our Christmas break," he said.

He didn't run all the miles required, so when he got back to school, he hit the gym.

"Woke up the next day, started running on the treadmill and had one of the best seasons our team's seen in the last 25-30 years," he said.

Son Arrested in Woman's Shooting

LAS VEGAS -- A woman has died and her husband is in the hospital after both were shot in front of their home early Wednesday morning. Friends identified the victims as Kathy and Bill Wilson.

When the Wilson's arrived at their home about 5 a.m., someone started shooting. Bill was injured and Kathy died.

Wednesday afternoon, police arrested 28-year-old Jeffrey Wilson. He has been charged with one count of murder with a deadly weapon and one count of attempt murder with a deadly weapon.

Friends described her as a beautiful woman with a big smile and big heart. Kathy was in the passenger seat of her car when she was killed. Her husband was driving and was shot several times.

He was rushed to Sunrise Hospital, but police have not released his condition.

Several neighbors said they heard what happened and immediately looked out the window to see what was going on.

SWAT Standoff Near Twain and Swenson Ends Peacefully

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police responded to a standoff at the Siegel Suites on Cambridge Street near Twain Avenue Friday night.

Police say a suspect with outstanding warrants barricaded himself in an apartment. Police evacuated nearby residents during the standoff, which lasted approximately four hours.

The suspect exited the residence without incident early Saturday morning.

Save $100 on Girl Scout Camp Foxtail Registration

Save $100 on Girl Scout Camp Foxtail Registration

It’s your summer, love it!

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is offering special anniversary pricing on Camp Foxtail registration as a celebration of 100 years of Girl Scouting. Save $100 on resident summer camp with session prices ranging from $50 to $295.

Camp Foxtail is located in the cool in the cool Spring Mountain Range, just 45 minutes from Las Vegas.

Summer sessions run through August 17 and a 10-day pre-registration is required.  Registration is available at girlscoutsnv.org.