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Two Accident Victims Identified

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office identified Wednesday morning the victims of two recent traffic accidents in Las Vegas.

Paul Windle, 66, has been identified as the pedestrian killed in a hit-and-run incident early Monday morning at Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue. Windle was walking outside a marked crosswalk when he was struck by a pickup truck that left the scene. He died of multiple blunt force injuries. A truck believed to be the one from the incident later was found in the Cosmopolitan parking garage.

Alberto Paredes, 18, died later Monday morning when he crashed a stolen 1997 Saturn into a traffic light control box near Lake Mead Boulevard and Tonopah Drive. Paredes died of blunt force trauma to the head. A passenger in the car was transported to University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Both incidents remain under investigation by Metro Police.

Teen Killed in Vegas Crash was Driving Stolen Car

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities say the 18-year-old driver killed after slamming into a utility box in the West Las Vegas area was driving a stolen vehicle.

Las Vegas police say the driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the 9:45 a.m. Monday crash at Lake Mead Boulevard and Tonopah Drive. His 16-year-old male passenger was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

Officials haven't released the names of the two teens involved.

Police dispatchers say a motorist reported that a gray Saturn sedan was driving erratically at about 9:40 a.m.

Four minutes later, another caller reported the crash.

The car struck a curb and a traffic light utility box before coming to rest on a grassy area.

Nevada Sports Books Win Big in March Madness

Nevada Sports Books Win Big in March Madness

College basketball’s two best teams go head-to-head Monday night in the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship game.

March Madness is the single largest betting event of the year for Nevada sports books. The betting this year is on track to set records. All 67 games of the tournament are expected to bring in at least $120 million to the 184 sports books around Nevada. Compare that to Super Bowl betting this year where sports books made just shy of $94 million.

As for Monday night’s game, The University of Kentucky Wildcats are favored to win by at least seven points. The team had an easy road in the tournament, but the University of Kansas Jayhawks nearly lost twice during their rise.

Driver Dies After Crashing Into Traffic Light Control Box

LAS VEGAS -- A person is dead after crashing their car into a traffic light control box Monday morning near Lake Mead and Tonopah.

The accident occurred at 9:40 a.m. Metro Police received a call about a reckless driver in the area. The car was traveling eastbound on Lake Mead before the accident. Police believe speed was a factor in the crash.

The passenger in the car was transported to University Medical Center and their condition is unknown at this time.

The Lake Mead and Tonopah intersection currently is shut down for investigation.

NLV Airport Hosts Aviation Open House

NLV Airport Hosts Aviation Open House

Aircraft from almost every era of aviation will be on display this weekend at the North Las Vegas Airport.

The 5th annual Aviation Open House is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show will feature amazing aircraft some that are antiques and others that are the most modern way to fly. Many of the aircraft are not on display anywhere else.

There will be a hot air balloon on display and the cockpit fuselage of a Boeing 767. There will also be an indoor glider contest for kids. The show is free and open to the public.

Officers from Shooting Identified

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - North Las Vegas Police have identified the two officers who were shot during a domestic call March 26. Officers Dwight Kuykendall and Loran McAlister sustained gunshot wounds at a home on Silver Edge Street.

Officer McAlister's injuries were minor. Officer Kuykendall was taken to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. He was released from the hospital Wednesday night. 

Both officers remain on paid administrative leave.

Free Health and Wellness Fair for NLV Residents

Free Health and Wellness Fair for NLV Residents

 

A health and wellness fair is on tap for North Las Vegas residents.

North Las Vegas Councilman Wade Wagner will hold health and wellness fair at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 at the YMCA Skyview Multi-Generational Center, 3050 E. Centennial Parkway.

This free event, presented in partnership with the YMCA, is open to all ages and will feature more than 20 exhibitors, including Shots 4 Tots.  Parents must bring their children’s shot records to the event to take advantage of the free immunizations.

With a focus on Ward 4, the event also will provide an opportunity for residents to meet the councilman and learn about city programs and resources available throughout the community.

For more information about the health and wellness fair, call Outreach Coordinator Kathi Thomas-Gibson at 633-5632.