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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.

Man barricaded in home in the Winchester area

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LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police worked an incident in which a man was barricaded in a home Sunday morning.

It all unfolded around 9:46 a.m. during a domestic dispute on Las Casitas Way.

Officers said at some point, the man decided to holed himself up inside of a home and threaten suicide.

Metro SWAT officers were called out to the scene to help in the negotiation.

Las Casitas Way was closed up to E. Pecos Road.

This is a developing story.

Driver arrested in fatal hit-and-run in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police have arrested a driver who they say was involved in a hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian in Las Vegas early Sunday morning.

Investigators say Ismael Moreno, 49, was on East Sahara Avenue outside a crosswalk when he was struck by a pickup truck around 3:25 a.m.

The pedestrian was knocked down and pronounced dead at the scene. 

The driver fled the scene in what witnesses described as a small, two-door pickup with white paint and a damaged left headlamp.

According to police, the attorney of a woman identified as Samantha McLeod, 24, contacted police Sunday afternoon and McLeod was booked into Clark County Detention Center on a felony hit and run charge.



Man struck, killed by car near Nellis and Sun Valley ID'd

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the man struck by a car and killed Saturday as 51-year-old William Neal Holyoke.

Metro Police investigated the 5:30 p.m. crash at S. Nellis Boulevard and E. Sun Valley Drive near Tropicana Avenue.

A 93-year-old Henderson man in a Chevy pickup was traveling south on Nellis Blvd. when he struck a man at the intersection of Sun Valley. The pedestrian was transported to Sunrise Hospital, but died shortly after his arrival. 

The pedestrian, a white male adult, did not have any identification on him and has been listed as a John Doe until he is identified.

The driver of the pickup remained at the scene and provided a statement to the police.

Coroner IDs teen killed in crash at Sahara, Sloan

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's office has identified the teen killed in a crash at a popular and dangerous intersection Friday.  

The coroner's office said 19-year-old Miguel Grijalva-Enriquez was traveling westbound along Sahara in a red Nissan 350Z around 3:53 p.m. when his car collided with another car at E. Sahara Avenue and S. Sloan Lane.

Claudia Rincon, the 29-year-old driver of the gray Toyota Prius, was going east on Sahara; officers said when she turned left onto Sloan, the vehicles collided.  The Nissan spun out of control and hit a pole, officers said. 

Person shot near Tropicana and Nellis in Southeast

LAS VEGAS -- A person was shot near E. Tropicana Avenue and S. Nellis Boulevard Thursday, police said.

Metro Police says they first received the call of the incident in the 5100 block of E. Tropicana Avenue around 8:32 p.m.

When officers arrived on scene, they found the victim with multiple gunshot wounds near the Sonoma Hills apartment complex and the Tropical Gardens Shopping Center.

Detectives said the shooting appears to be gang related.

The victim was taken to Sunrise Hospital.

This is a developing story.