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Lawmakers examine bill to create prescription drug use database

State lawmakers are considering a new legislation that will try to put a stop to prescription drug abuse.  Senate Bill 114 was discussed by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee Monday. It requires pharmacists in Nevada to develop a comprehensive database to keep track of prescription meds given to patients.

Should it get passed, Senate Bill 114 would also give physicians better access to a patient's information in regards to their prescription drug history. Legislatures believe this could help keep doctors from overprescribing.

Recovering prescription drug addict, Angie Johnson said she couldn't make it through the day without the help of pain meds for nearly 10 years.

"I was on Methadone, Morphine, Percocet and Xanax all at the same time, and I was getting the maximum dose,” Johnson said.

Johnson said they were all prescribed to her by her doctor. However, she said it was also a doctor who got her help after noticing she was abusing drugs.

Man shot multiple times near Craig and Nellis

LAS VEGAS -- A man was shot near Craig Road and Nellis Boulevard, and the suspect is still on the run, according to law enforcement.

Metro Police said they were first called to Puebla Street and E San Miguel around 11 a.m. Sunday morning. When officers arrived, they said they found a man who had been shot multiple times.

It's not clear what transpired before the shooting because police said they were getting conflicting reports. Metro said they checked out an apartment where they thought the shooter was hiding, but it was vacant.

In the meantime, officers are canvassing the area to further their investigation.

The victim was taken to the University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

This is a developing story.

Report: Woman upset over sex shoots man two different times

 LAS VEGAS -- The woman arrested in a Valentine's Day shooting death told police she was upset with the victim because of a sexual encounter the day before, according to her arrest report.

Christina Sanchez-Perez, 33, was arrested on Feb. 17 in connection with the death of Rodolofo Solis-Gonzalez. 

She told police she had been seeing Solis-Gonzalez for about one week prior to the shooting. She said she was upset over a sexual encounter between the two that occurred the day before and she shot him in the cheek. She would return to the home less than a two hours later and shoot him again, this time in the chest, the report said.

After the second shooting, Sanchez-Perez, and a young child who was with her, left in Solis-Gonzalez's car.





Mother, son indicted in deadly arson case

LAS VEGAS -- A federal grand jury indicted a man and his mother on charges they destroyed their North Las Vegas mini-mart store to collect the insurance proceeds, causing a fire that killed a male victim, Nevada's U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said Wednesday.

Peter Argyris, 46, of Las Vegas, and his mother, Joann Argyris, 67, of Boulder City, were charged with conspiracy to commit arson, arson resulting in death, use of fire to commit mail fraud, six counts of mail fraud and criminal forfeiture. They were arrested Tuesday by special agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and were scheduled for an arraignment and plea Wednesday afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Foley, Jr. 

Woman arrested in connection to Valentine's Day death

LAS VEGAS — A woman believed to be involved in a road rage incident on Monday was arrested in connection with a homicide on Valentine's Day, police said on Wednesday.

Christina Sanchez-Perez was arrested in connection to the death of Rodolofo Solis-Gonzalez who was found dead in his home on Saturday. His car was also reported missing, police said.

On Monday, North Las Vegas Police said it was investigating a road rage incident that involved a woman, believed to be Sanchez-Perez, that shot at another car on Interstate 15. Detectives said the victim followed the car to North Pecos Road and East Lake Mead and called police. 

The car was gone by the time officers arrived.

Woman saves her 2 grandchildren from house fire

 NORTH LAS VEGAS -- A North Las Vegas woman is being credited for doing everything right and saving her two grandchildren from a house fire in the early morning hours Monday.

Flames and smoke were coming from the home when the city of North Las Vegas Fire Department responded around 1:43 a.m. to the house located on Quicksand Lane near Revere Street and Gowan Road. 

According to the fire department, the grandfather was able to escape the burning home, but the grandmother wasn't because she was trapped upstairs. She gathered her grandchildren, 9 and 7 years old, and went to a back room in the home where she closed the door and used blankets to keep the smoke out. 

When firefighters arrived, She was able to drop the children, one at a time, from the second story window to firefighters. The woman had recently undergone open heart surgery.

Nevada foreclosures rise again

LAS VEGAS -- After ending last year with the nation's fifth highest home foreclosure rate, Nevada shot up to second highest in January behind only Florida, real estate analytics company RealtyTrac reported Wednesday night.

Nevada had 2,380 foreclosure filings last month, including 1,009 notices of default, 673 notices of pending trustee sales and 698 repossessions by lenders. That represented one filing per 495 housing units, a 38.1 percent increase over December and an 8.4 percent jump from a year ago. The national average was one filing per 1,102 housing units.

The January notices of default in Nevada represented a 255.3 percent jump from a year ago, by far the nation's sharpest increase. Default notices nationwide actually fell 14.7 percent over the same period, RealtyTrac reported.