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Coroner Identifies Motorcyclist Killed in Crash

LAS VEGAS -- The man killed in a motorcycle crash has been identified as 23-year-old Derek Weston Moore of North Las Vegas, according to the Clark County Coroner's Office.

Metro Police said Moore was killed early Monday morning when he lost control of his motorcycle on the 215 Beltway, west of Pecos Road. 


18-Year-Old Arrested in Armed Robbery of Cars

LAS VEGAS -- North Las Vegas Police arrested an 18-year-old man Friday in connection with two robberies and an attempted kidnapping.

Police identified the suspect as Javonn Ricky Caver, who was booked in the Las Vegas jail on charges of assault with a weapon, robbery and kidnapping in the second degree.

According to police, a woman told officers who were responding to a call about a robbery the evening of July 8 that a man approached her while pointing a gun at her.

The woman, who was pumping gas at the time, was told to get into her car. She told police the man threatened to shoot her if she didn't follow his commands.

The woman ran away and the man took off in her car, police said.

Female Inmate Attempts Prison Escape

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Nevada prison authorities report that a female inmate attempted to escape from the Florence McClure Women's Correctional Center in Las Vegas Friday morning.

Officials with the Nevada Department of Corrections said Brookey West, who is serving a life sentence for murder, tried to leave the jail while other inmates were on their way to breakfast.

Staff recognized Brookey, who had disguised her clothing and appearance, as she attempted to pass through the security gate.

West was convicted of murdering her mother and hiding the body in a storage unit.



Top 8 Longest Golf Holes

Hole 11, Revere Golf Club at Anthem (Lexington course)
Hole 11, Revere Golf Club at Anthem (Lexington course)

LAS VEGAS -- If holes-in-one represent golf perfection, par fives that are longer than six football fields strung together from goal line to goal line are the stuff that can leave plenty of room for disaster. They can turn a decent round into the aggravation one gets from losing luggage at an airport or seeing your last dollar disappear in a vending machine without getting that bag of chips in return. If your tee shot doesn't find the fairway, you could spend a week on one of these holes.

Pedestrian Struck Near Ann and Decatur

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - North Las Vegas Police say a car struck a pedestrian near Ann Road and Decatur Boulevard late Thursday night.

Police officials say a 79-year-old female struck the pedestrian shortly before 11:00 p.m.

The pedestrian was initially transported to University Medical Center in extremely critical condition but has been upgraded to serious condition. 



Police Find Mother of Baby Left in Trash Bin

Police Find Mother of Baby Left in Trash Bin

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police have found the mother of the infant whose body was found discarded in a apartment trash bin Wednesday.

The baby's body was found by a maintenance person at an apartment complex in the 2800 block of N. Rancho Drive, between Cheyenne Avenue and Smoke Ranch Road.

The baby was identified as a girl. According to police, the baby's mother is a teen and hid her pregnancy from her family and friends. She gave birth to the baby at home.

Dead Baby Body Found in Apartment Trash Bin

Police said they believe the child was born a month ago, but it's unclear if it was a live birth or the girl was stillborn.

Police added that the teen might have hid the baby's body inside her home before discarding it in the trash bin.

Amonix Says No Federal Tax Credits Used

Amonix Says No Federal Tax Credits Used

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A spokeswoman for a closed southern Nevada solar manufacturing plant said the company didn't use $5.9 million in federal tax credits because it didn't realize any taxable income.

The Amonix plant in North Las Vegas closed Wednesday after just 14 months.

The company based in Seal Beach, Calif., designed and developed concentrated photovoltaic solar power systems. It received a $15.6 million federal Department of Energy grant approved in 2007 under the Bush administration.

In a statement Thursday, spokeswoman Kelly Rice said Amonix is adjusting its operations to meet changing market conditions and that keeping the Nevada plant open was not economically possible.

The statement also blamed intense competition and lower than anticipated demand for photovoltaic solar energy in the southwestern U.S.

She said the company will vacate the North Las Vegas factory by early August.