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North Las Vegas Police Need Help to Solve Murder

A North Las Vegas man is dead and now police are looking for at least three men for questioning. North Las Vegas police say they need the public's help in solving this murder.

Early Saturday morning, a young man was found shot several times near Main and Owens, north of downtown Las Vegas. He was taken to UMC where he later died.

Police were initially responding to a call of shots fired in the 1700 block of Yale Avenue when the discovered the critically injured 23-year-old victim.

In talking with neighbors, police say the victim lives in the area and was most likely returning home from work.

Sergeant Tim Bedwell described the ambush, "He was attacked right when he was coming home. We don't know exactly what the circumstances are. We'll find out over time. Ultimately this is a tragedy for him and his family."

Witnesses saw a car leave the scene immediately after the shooting.

Despite Shaky Economy, Target Opens New Store

The recession has hit Las Vegas businesses hard with some having to downsize and others being forced to close. But one national company is expanding locally.

Target celebrated the grand opening of its newest store in North Las Vegas on Sunday as well as 26 other openings across the country.

The adage "If you build it, they will come," was certainly the case. The parking lot was full and the store busy on opening day.

This new Target store is located off of the 215 and North Fifth Street. The official grand opening was Sunday in order to overlap with the store's Sunday sales and specials. Despite the recession, Target manager Bruce Holler says they're finding a way to compete with other discount stores.

Target is adding onto its food section and focusing on its home care and beauty products.

NASCAR Victory for Hometown Favorite Kyle Busch

In a race that saw a record 14 yellow caution-flags, Las Vegas native Kyle Busch took the checkered flag of victory at the Shelby 427 NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 

The win is the first for the Durango High School alumni at the race course in his hometown. 

Busch took the pole position, but because of an engine change was pushed to the back of the pack. He fought his way through the other drivers and the cautions and overtook leader Clint Boyer to win. 

Busch's older brother Kurt also participated in the race, finishing 23rd.

Meanwhile, Matt Kenseth's bid to make NASCAR history -- seeking to become the first driver to win the first three races of the season -- ended on the sixth lap when the motor in his car failed.

NASCAR Week Hits Las Vegas

NASCAR rolls into Las Vegas this weekend and fans are already setting up camp. It's amazing that some fans making a pit stop in Las Vegas for the weekend races are already here. They arrived Monday morning and the green flag for entrance into RV infield began waving at noon.

Fred Sanchez is here from Seattle, again, "Since they opened the track -- every year."

Oklahoman Jerri Chapman is a true sooner. She's here before the boomer, "We get an early jump. We go into town and spend money."

Rick Krueger made a really long trip to be here - he's from Henderson, "We're here to see all of the pre-race festivities."

Same game-plan for the Gilbert family -- drop the RV, come back on Friday and root for Jeff Gordon.

A few reminders, the NASCAR hauler parade will be Thursday down the world famous Las Vegas Strip beginning at 10 a.m. The Sam's Town 300 nationwide race is Sunday. Lon Kruger will be the Grand Marshal.

Man Charged with Burning Child

A North Las Vegas man is in jail accused of burning his girlfriend's one-year-old son with hot water.

Twenty-four-year-old Chandler Lewis is charged with one felony count of child abuse and neglect with substantial bodily harm and a misdemeanor count of child endangerment.

He was already in jail on other charges. The child remains hospitalized in critical condition with severe burns to the lower half of his body.

Calls for North Las Vegas Airport Restrictions Grow

Two members of the Nevada Legislature have joined the Clark County Commission in calling for a ban on experimental or home built aircraft at the North Las Vegas Airport.

Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford and Assemblywoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick say a deadly crash that killed three people last year highlights the safety concerns. They want the legislature to pass a resolution urging Congress to give the FAA the power to ban experimental planes.

The Clark County Director of Aviation wants to move the planes to a less populated area like the airport in Jean, but the FAA is resisting those efforts.

Domestic Dispute Turns Deadly

A police standoff ended in a murder suicide at an apartment in North Las Vegas Friday morning.

Police received a call about a domestic dispute around 5:30 a.m. in an apartment at the Craig Ranch Villas Apartment complex near Lone Mountain and Commerce.

"When the officers first got to the scene they made brief contact with a male who then retreated inside the home and fired upon them," said Sgt. Tim Bedwell, NLV Police.

The SWAT team was called and used flash grenades to see if they could force anyone out of the apartment.

"You know two eruptions like boom, boom. I dropped to the floor," said Reginald Scott, a neighbor.

A handful of residents were evacuated from the apartment complex during the nearly four hour ordeal.

When police did enter the apartment they did find the man and woman both dead.