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Crash victims' family visits memorial at bus stop

LAS VEGAS -- There's a growing makeshift memorial at the scene of a horrific bus crash that killed a grandmother and child Monday.

On Tuesday, the Clark County Coroner's office identified 58-year-old Maria Garcia and her granddaughter 6-year-old Alyssa Aisa as the victims of the crash that happened at Sahara Avenue and Maryland Parkway. An 18-month-old girl also suffered minor injuries.

“I can identify with this. I had to come and see for myself," said Cathy Nance, visited the makeshift memorial. "It's all just so sad.”

Police say Leonardo Ruesga was impaired when he drifted onto the curb near the bus stop shelter.

Reid's exit sets off Senate leadership scramble

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire has sparked a feud between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats.

Dick Durbin of Illinois -- the No. 2 -- and Chuck Schumer of New York -- the No. 3 -- are not vying over who replaces Reid. Schumer has already locked that up, with Durbin and Reid assenting.

Their disagreement centers on whether or not Schumer promised to back Durbin to hang onto his current job as whip. Durbin says Schumer did. Schumer denies it.

Democrats hoped to avoid a messy leadership struggle. Yet it's also unsurprising, given that Reid's retirement next year creates the first opening in the top ranks of Senate Democratic leadership in a decade.

Riders worried after another deadly bus stop crash

Leonardo Ruesga

LAS VEGAS -- Bus riders are calling for more safety improvements after a grandmother and her granddaughter were killed while waiting for a bus.

Metro Police say Leonardo Ruesga, 20, was behind the wheel when he drifted onto a sidewalk Monday and hit three people at Sahara Avenue and Maryland Parkway.

The Sahara bus is one of the busiest lines in the valley.

According to police, seven people were waiting at the bus stop when Ruesga's car came up onto the sidewalk. Three people were hit

Riders call the crash ridiculous and tragic.

Grandmother Carrie Jones visited the scene of the crash to pay her respects.

"It's sad to see someone die, over someone drunk and driving," Jones said.

She dropped off flowers like many others have down since the crash.

Police markings on the pavement are a painful reminder of what happened.

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.