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Possible Homicide Investigated at Apartment

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police are investigating a body found in a room at a rent-by-week apartment on Boulder Highway near Flamingo Road.

Police say officers were called to the scene after a woman found the man dead in a room.

Homicide detectives are investigating.

Garage Fire Causes $100,000 in Damage

LAS VEGAS - A fire destroyed half a dozen garage units at an apartment complex near Flamingo Road and Maryland Parkway Saturday morning.

The fire occurred shortly after 5 a.m. at the Bolero Apartments at 1500 East Viking Road. County officials say when crews arrived, flames were burning one of six garage units. All six units sustained heavy damage.

Crews contained the fire to the garage area, but an apartment above the garage sustained minor smoke damage. No tenants suffered injuries, and none were displaced.

The fire caused approximately $100,000 in damage. Investigators are still determining the cause of the blaze.

Fire Destroys Home

LAS VEGAS - A fire destroyed a Las Vegas Country Club home late Wednesday night.

Clark County firefighters responded to the fire at the 800 block of Vegas Valley Drive around 10:41 p.m. on Wednesday. Fire officials brought the fire under control 75 minutes later. Fire officials estimate the damage is around $425,000.

The cause of this fire is under investigation. There were no injuries reported during this incident.

Trucks Strike, Kill Man Near Boulder & Lamb

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police are investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian accident near Boulder Highway and Lamb Boulevard.

The accident happened shortly after 6 p.m. Police say a 63-year-old man was walking outside a crosswalk on northbound Boulder Highway near Mayorga Street.

A 2007 Ford van struck the pedestrian. A white truck, which was traveling behind the van, also hit the man, who died at the scene.

The driver of the van remained until police arrived, but the driver of the truck left the scene. This is the 8th fatal accident in Metro's jurisdiction this year.

Anyone with information on this accident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

Zappos Says Customer Database Hacked

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Online shoe seller Zappos.com says a hacker may have accessed the personal information of up to 24 million customers.

The company says customers' credit card and payment information was not stolen. But names, phone numbers, email addresses, billing and shipping addresses, the last four digits from credit cards and more may have been accessed in the attack.

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh alerted employees and customers of the cyber-attack in an email on Sunday that is posted on the company's website.

Zappos is contacting customers by email and urging them to change their passwords.

Zappos said the hacker gained access to its internal network and systems through one of the company's servers in Kentucky. Zappos is based in Las Vegas. It is owned by Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc.

Man Convicted in Liquor Store Murder

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A 27-year-old man has been found guilty of killing a clerk during a robbery shootout at a southeast Las Vegas liquor store in August 2009.

Antonio Duenas was found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder, armed robbery, burglary and conspiracy in the death of 62-year-old Arthur Miller at Loco Liquor near Tropicana Avenue and Mountain Vista Street.

Duenas faces life in prison at sentencing March 16. His public defender, Scott Coffee, said that he'll appeal.

A 27-year-old co-defendant, Michael Cruz, pleaded guilty in March to first-degree murder and was sentenced to 21 years to life in prison. Duenas and Cruz were arrested at a hospital where Duenas was treated for a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Fire Forces 11 People from Their Homes

Fire Forces 11 People from Their Homes


The American Red Cross stepped in to help 11 people forced from their home after a fire.

The fire started around 6 p.m. Wednesday at an apartment complex near Eastern Avenue and Fremont Street. When fire crews arrived, smoke and flames were coming out of the front window of the apartment. It took firefighters just a few minutes to put out the fire. No one was home when the fire erupted. The blaze gutted the apartment and damaged the unit just behind it. Damage is estimated at $25,000.

The cause of the fire is under investigation but careless smoking could not be ruled out. Smoking materials were found in the room where fire investigators believe the fire started. One of the occupants told fire fighters she had been smoking in that room before she left the apartment which was about a half-hour before the fire started.

The American Red Cross is helping the five adults and five children who lived in the two impacted apartments.