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FAA Revokes License of Pilot who Crashed at NLV Airport

LAS VEGAS -- The Federal Aviation Administration has revoked the license of a flight instructor who crashed an experimental aircraft into traffic outside the North Las Vegas Airport in October.

The FAA found that Koshi Ono's application for a medical certificate was denied a week before the Oct. 30 crash. Ono suffered serious injuries in the crash. The student, who owned the Dragonfly Mark II aircraft, had minor injuries.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

DA: 2 to Face Death Penalty in Police Murder

LAS VEGAS -- Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against two of six accused gang members facing trial in the slaying of an off-duty Las Vegas police officer at his home.

Clark County District Attorney David Roger said Wednesday a panel of prosecutors decided that aggravating circumstances merit capital murder charges against Saul Williams Jr. and Prentice Marshall in the Nov. 19 shootout that killed Trevor Nettleton.

Williams and Marshall are accused of confronting Nettleton in the garage of Nettleton's North Las Vegas home while Quadrae Scott and Adrian Pena served as lookout and getaway driver.

Police said Marshall was hospitalized for treatment of a wound to the lower abdomen after being shot in the exchange of gunfire with Nettleton.

Williams also is accused of conspiring with Michael Ferguson and Emmitt Ferguson to dispose of weapons. The Fergusons are brothers. All six men have pleaded not guilty.

Family Recounts Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nv. -- It's known as the silent killer. Firefighters say you can't smell, see or taste carbon monoxide, but the toxic fumes can kill you in minutes.

Humberto Flores feels lucky to be coloring on the couch with his little girl. Monday the father woke up feeling dizzy, nauseous and short of breath.

"When I woke up, I felt like I was already dizzy -- I already couldn't inhale air. I wanted to try and stand up to open the door and I when I stood up, I fell to the ground," he said.

Flores says he crawled to his daughter and realized she also couldn't breathe. So he started performing mouth-to-mouth and screaming for help. "My fear was my daughter. I think that if I had not given her mouth to mouth, she may have not survived," he said.

Someone else living in the house had enough strength to call 911. Firefighters responded and everyone survived.

Police: High School Student had Gun in Backpack

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- A 15-year-old student at Legacy High School is under arrest and facing charges for bringing a handgun to school.

Clark County School District Police say the school received an anonymous tip from a parent -- not the boy's parent -- that the teen had a gun.

School administrators searched the teen's backpack and confirm they did find a loaded 9 mm gun. The gun is registered but police have not released any details on who owns the gun.

"Fortunate for the student and for us that he was very cooperative and realized he'd been found out and he didn't present any struggle and came forward with the weapon," said Lt. Ken Young, CCSD Police Department.

Young says this is the 16th gun they have recovered on a school campus this year. At this time last year, they had recovered 40 guns.

 

Murders Down in Clark County in 2009

LAS VEGAS -- Authorities say the 141 homicides in Clark County in 2009 was the lowest number in at least the last eight years.

But officials also say that 24 of those slayings in and around Las Vegas and North Las Vegas remain unsolved, with no suspects or leads. A survey by the Las Vegas Review-Journal found some victims were random. Others included gang members and drug dealers.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Grand Jury Indicts 6 in Police Officer Murder

LAS VEGAS -- A Nevada grand jury has indicted six alleged gang members in the slaying of an off-duty Las Vegas police officer during what authorities say was a botched robbery inside his garage.

An eight-count indictment handed up Wednesday accuses Prentice Marshall, Saul Williams, Quadrae Scott and Adrian Pena of murder, conspiracy, burglary and robbery in Trevor Nettleton's death Nov. 19.

Prosecutors have said the four could face the death penalty. Marshall and Williams are accused of confronting Nettleton while Scott and Pena served as lookout and getaway driver. Williams is accused of conspiring with brothers Emmitt Ferguson and Michael Ferguson to dispose of weapons, and the Fergusons are accused of being accessories after the slaying.

All six are due for arraignment Wednesday in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Grocery Stores Help Feed Needy Families

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Each day, thousands of Las Vegans struggle to put food on the table. But a collaboration between grocery stores and Three Square Food Bank is helping local families survive this recession.

When you don't have any money coming in, buying your family some ground meat or even chicken isn't possible. But one program is changing that. Instead of letting meat and produce go to waste in the grocery store, it's donated to feed those who in need.

Routine stops at local grocery stores never gets old for Paul Birch. Each shipment he picks up will mean dozens of more hungry Las Vegans who get a decent meal.

"One of the biggest misconceptions is that it is people who are homeless or without a job but sometimes it is working people who just can't make ends meet," said Paul Birch, truck driver.