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Juvenile struck by car, Decatur, Bonanza closed for hours

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police investigated an accident in which a juvenile was hit and critically injured Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of N. Decatur Boulevard and W. Bonanza Road.

Metro Police said the 2:40 p.m. crash shut down the southbound lanes of Decatur and the westbound lanes of Bonanza for hours.

There aren't any other details as to how it all unfolded, but officers said the person was in the cross walk at the time of the accident. 

The juvenile suffered head injuries and was taken to University Medical Center where he's listed in critical condition, police said.

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Baby hospitalized after falling in pool near Jones, Azure

LAS VEGAS – An 8-month-old child who fell into a swimming pool Tuesday evening is expected to be fine, according to Metro Police.

Emergency dispatchers received the call about the baby around 2:43 p.m. after the child was found in the pool at a home in the 6200 block of Dartle Street near N. Jones Boulevard and W. Azure Drive.

The child was transported to Centennial Hospital and then moved to Sunrise Pediatrics.

City of Las Vegas summer camps to open for registration

  LAS VEGAS -- Online registration for summer camps and swimming lessons for the city of Las Vegas starts on April 13.

The summer day camps will be held at six community centers and will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The online registration period opens at 9 a.m. on April 13. Parents can register online by clicking here.Walk-in registrations will begin at the city recreation centers on April 15.

Most of the camps open on June 8 and accommodate ages 6 to 15.

Kids Camps - Kids (6 - 11 years old) Teens (12 - 15 years old)

  • Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road, (702)229-1607. The cost is $100 per week/per child. Camp runs from June 8 - Aug. 21.
  • Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J Street, (702)229-6374. The cost is $75 per week/per child. Camp runs from June 8 - Aug.







Metro launches program aimed at helping troubled youth

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Metro Police and other local groups are trying to use sports to mentor youth in troubled areas of the valley. They've started a new program called P.L.A.Y. – Pastors and Police Leading Athletics for Youth -- aimed at steering at-risk kids in the right direction.

The first P.L.A.Y. event was held Saturday and hosted by Heroes United in the Desert Meadows neighborhood. Police say they're working to create tighter bonds with the communities they serve.

They want to affect change with the next generation through sports like football, basketball and soccer.

"The one thing we've learned is we cannot arrest our way out of crimes and us joining with the community working together trying to get this community better is the only way we're going to have true success," said Sgt. Phillip Merges.

A host of volunteers attended the event including members of the UNLV football team, firefighters and local business owners.

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Man sentenced for role in robbery, shooting that paralyzed teen

Jerry Santistevan

LAS VEGAS -- A man convicted for his role in the robbing and shooting of a teen that was skateboarding at Mountain Ridge Park in Centennial Hills was sentenced Wednesday.

A judge said Jerry Santistevan will have to serve between 16 to 45 years in prison. Authorities said in June 2012 Santistevan was 21 years old when he and another young man, Elijah Alvardo robbed and shot Keaton Belliston, who was 17 at the time.

Alvarado, the one who police said shot Belliston, was previously sentenced to up to 45 years in prison. Wednesday was Santistevan's turn. He begged for the mercy of the court.

“I know it looks really bad, but things got out of hand and there's no excuse for that,” Santistevan said addressing the courtroom. “I can prove to you and to everybody else, especially myself that I can be a productive individual in society."

Protesters at Nevada air base call for end to drone warfare

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Protesters at the gate of an air base in southern Nevada are calling for an end to U.S. drone missions that they say kill many more civilians than terrorists halfway around the world.

Organizer Toby Blome said Thursday that no violence and no arrests resulted from the first day of a demonstration outside Creech Air Force Base northwest of Las Vegas.

Blome says several advocacy groups including Veterans for Peace, CODEPINK Women for Peace and Nevada Desert Experience are organizing a larger protest Friday.

She says they want to block drone pilots from entering the base.

Base public affairs officers didn't immediately respond to questions about the protest.

Protest planners say they want to stop remotely piloted aircraft from flying armed missions in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.

PD: Officer-involved shooting suspect dressed in military uniform

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police released on Tuesday body camera footage from a deadly officer-involved shooting that happened on Feb. 25 around 12:20 a.m. in the 5300 block of East Craig Boulevard.

In a news conference, Metro's Undersheriff Kevin McMahill revealed that the gunman was wearing a United States Air Force dress blue uniform and armed with an AR-15 assault rifle.

McMahill said officers originally went to the scene to investigate a report of an armed and suicidal man, who was later identified as 43-year-old Francis “Frank” Spivey.

McMahill said Spivey told officers at the scene several times that “he wanted to kill officers” and then he began firing multiple rounds of ammunition from his gun.

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