Our network

Ostrich bone used in attack on PetSmart customer, police report says

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A man facing an attempted murder charge in a Nov. 8 beating at a PetSmart store allegedly used a foot-and-a-half long ostrich bone to beat another man over the head, according to a Metro police report.

Juan Darius Hamilton, 22, was arrested a day after the incident at the PetSmart at 5915 S. Eastern Avenue in Las Vegas.

The two men were in the store when an argument broke out over face masks. Hamilton was apparently angry that others in the store weren't wearing a mask, according to the report. Details of that argument were unclear.

After leaving the store, Hamilton returned and grabbed a "Cape Ostrich bone" -- a dog treat sold in the store -- and hit the man in the head, according to the report. He then left the store... Read More

Other students injured, hospitalized in fraternity boxing match in prior years, says Valencia family

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The family of Nathan Valencia said it welcomes an investigation by the Nevada Athletic Commission following the death of the 20-year-old UNLV student after taking part in a fraternity boxing match.

Commission Chairman Stephen J. Cloobeck said the investigation will look into whether there were paramedics at the event and whether the referee was licensed and had been drinking alcohol at the event... Read More

Athletic commission blames UNLV in student's death following fraternity charity boxing event

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Nevada State Athletic Commission has launched an investigation into the fraternity charity boxing event that UNLV student Nathan Valencia took part in days before he died from blunt force head trauma.

During a live stream news conference Tuesday, Chairman Stephan J. Cloobeck said the commission takes this tragedy very seriously. "Our hearts go out to the Valencia family and loved ones," he said. "This is unnecessary and shouldn't have happened."

Valencia, 20, a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity took part in the charity boxing event held by the Kappa Sigma fraternity on Nov. 19. He collapsed after his boxing match and died four days later.

Cloobeck said the commission doesn't have the ability to sanction the event but does have the ability to investigate it.

"This is a homicide as the coroner expressed," Cloobeck said. "This is an event that Metro needs to fully investigate as a homicide."... Read More

City of Las Vegas will quash up to 300 outstanding traffic warrants

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- As many as 300 low-income Las Vegas city residents who have minor traffic warrants could have their outstanding arrest warrants quashed.

The City of Las Vegas and the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada have teamed up to hold a traffic warrant quashing event on Thursday, Dec. 9. The event will not include DUI or domestic violence warrants, only minor traffic warrants.

"The Las Vegas Municipal Court always has a heavy caseload, and we are glad to partner with the ACLU to offer the opportunity to clear some of our minor traffic cases from the docket," Las Vegas Municipal Court Chief Judge Bert Brown said.

If eligible, you must sign up in advance at this link. ... Read More

LIVE: Crash on Charleston westbound at I-15, all lanes blocked

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Police report a crash on Charleston Boulevard westbound at I-15. All lanes are blocked. Use other routes.

#FASTALERT 7:57 PM, Nov 29 2021
Crash Charleston Blvd WB At I-15
All lanes blocked
Use other routes

— RTC Southern Nevada (@RTCSNV) November 30, 2021... Read More

I-Team Exclusive: Video shows referee drinking before fatal UNLV fraternity boxing match

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The I-Team is revealing new video showing the moments before UNLV student Nathan Valencia participated in a fraternity boxing match for charity on November 19.

As the I-Team first reported, the 20-year-old collapsed shortly after his fight and died four days later. The Clark County Coroner's office ruled Valencia's death as a homicide due to blunt force trauma to the head.

The event was held by the Kappa Sigma fraternity, according to social media posts. Valencia was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

UNLV journalism student David Cruz attended the event and recorded video of several fights before Valencia's. "It was just fighting. Like there was no like boxing involved in it. Everybody was hitting each other in the back of the heads," Cruz told the I-Team.

Valencia's parents told the I-Team that they believe the referee was not a professional official. ... Read More

Las Vegas woman gets probation for role in Medicaid fraud scheme

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A 30-year-old woman was given a suspended sentence, placed on probation and ordered to pay $30,000 in a Medicaid fraud case, according to Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford.

Randi Jewel Lewis of Las Vegas received a suspended sentence, avoiding 19-48 months in prison. She pleaded guilty to one count of Medicaid fraud and one count of money laundering in a case that involved falsely billing for Medicaid services allegedly provided to Medicaid recipients.

District Court Judge Jasmin Lilly-Spells ordered Lewis to pay more than $30,000 in restitution, penalties and costs.

Lewis and co-defendant Shonna Nicole Marshall used the personal information of others without their knowledge or consent and transferred the funds into multiple bank accounts and to multiple associates in order to conceal the source of the funds, according to the Attorney General's office... Read More