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Metro looking to question man about northwest sex assault

Metro is seeking the public's help in identifying a man officers want to question about a sexual assault.

Police said the sexual assault happened on the northwest side of the valley.

The man officers want to speak with is described as a white or Hispanic male adult, who is approximately 25 to 35 years old.

Police said the man was last seen with long dark hair pulled back in a ponytail. He was also last seen wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

There weren't any other details released.

Anyone with knowledge as to the identity or whereabouts of this person of interest is urged to contact the LVMD Sexual Assault Section by phone at 702-828-3421. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com, or text CRIMESNV plus tip information to 274637 (CRIMES). ... Read More

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1 killed in northwest valley shooting

One person is dead following a shooting in the northwest part of the valley Monday night.

The shooting occurred shortly before 7 p.m. near Lake Mead Boulevard and Jones Boulevard. Police have not released suspect information at this time.

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Body found in pool of blood outside Las Vegas apartments

Las Vegas police say a woman's body was found lying face-down in a pool of blood outside Sky Pointe landing apartments.

Neighbors called the police after finding the body Sunday afternoon.

Lt. Dan McGrath says the police think the death is suspicious because she was found dead outside and apparently doesn't live in the immediate area.

Investigators say there was a partial trail of blood from a black SUV to the building where the woman's body was found.

Police say it's not clear whether she was stabbed or shot to death. No weapons were found at the scene... Read More

Family: Teen accused of killing dad didn't get help he needed

Metro says since 2014, officers have made seven house calls to the home of a 17-year-old who is accused of killing his father.

The teen, who's identity wasn't released was arrested Wednesday night. Police said he stabbed his dad, John O'Neil, to death.

Officers found O'Neil's body in the garage when they conducted a welfare check at a home on Plantation Court near Charleston Boulevard and Tenaya Way.

The teen was found passed out near the garage. Once he came to, he was taken into custody and questioned.

In all, Metro says its agency has been called to the O'Neil home in regards to four domestic disturbances, two runaway reports the father filed about his son and one noise complaint from a neighbor.

Officers and family members say the teen has a history of mental illness. On Friday, O'Neil's niece, Nicole Marie, issued the following statement that in part says her cousin didn't get the help or have the resources to get the help he needed... Read More

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Teen arrested in father's killing

A 17-year-old teen is facing a charge of murder with a deadly weapon after police arrested him for his father's death.

A woman contacted police on Wednesday asking police conduct a welfare check at a home on Plantation Court near Charleston Boulevard and Tenaya Way. She was concern for the safety of her ex-husband and son, police said.

When officers arrived at the home, they discovered the father dead in the garage.

The teen, who was taken into custody, has a history of mental illness, police said. ... Read More

Motorcycle, school bus involved in crash

One person was injured following a crash between a school bus and a motorcycle in the northwest part of the valley.

The crash occurred at 3:30 p.m. at Ann Road and Jones Boulevard. Metro Police say the rider was taken to University Medical Center with critical injuries.

Students were on the bus at the time of the crash, but none suffered any injuries.

Police have closed eastbound Ann at Jones during their investigation.

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Nevada unemployment rate falls to new 7-year low

Nevada's unemployment rate has fallen to a new seven-year low.

The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Wednesday that the jobless rate in October was 6.6 percent, which is the lowest it's been since June 2008.

October marked the 56th straight month that the unemployment rate has declined year-over-year. Nevada added a seasonally adjusted 6,200 jobs in October, and the number of jobs is up more than 42,000 compared with the same time a year ago.

Gov. Brian Sandoval said 2015 has been a solid year for Nevada's job market, and he said he was committed to helping further diversify the state's economy... Read More