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Metro investigating death of 3-year-old

Metro Police are investigating the death of a 3-year-old child.

Metro responded to a home in the 8100 block of Villa Finestra Drive near Cheyenne Avenue and Rampart Boulevard at around 12:35 p.m.

The child was transported to Mountain View hospital and pronounced dead there.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates... Read More

Police investigate shooting near Rainbow & Charleston

Metro Police are investigating a shooting near Charleston Boulevard and Rainbow Boulevard. Police responded to the area shortly after 8:30 p.m.

Metro does not have suspect information or the condition of any victims at this time.

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Police investigate shooting near Rainbow & Charleston

Metro Police are investigating a shooting near Charleston Boulevard and Rainbow Boulevard. Police responded to the area shortly after 8:30 p.m.

Metro does not have suspect information or the condition of any victims at this time.

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Officer ID'd in Vegas patrol car theft, suspect shooting

A police officer who authorities say shot an armed man who ran from a carjacking scene and tried to steal a police patrol vehicle has been identified as Patrick Sherwood.

Police say 27-year-old Jamal Gwynn was shot several times, but is expected to recover after the shooting about 11 p.m. Friday in northwest Las Vegas.

Police say Sherwood is 31 and has been an officer since May 2007. He's now on paid leave while the shooting is investigated.

Police say Sherwood opened fire when Gwynn tried to retrieve a shotgun from the patrol car, and fired again as Gwynn allegedly drove the vehicle toward him.

Court records show that Gwynn had been due for sentencing this week in Las Vegas on a felony conviction in a previous weapon possession case... Read More

Police involved in northwest shooting

Metro Police were involved with a shooting in the northwest part of the valley Friday night, according to 8 News NOW sources. The shooting occurred shortly before 11 p.m. near Buffalo Drive and Washington Avenue.

Police have not yet reported extent of injuries to officers or suspects.

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Cool at School: Shadow Ridge takes on Sweeney Todd

A group of valley students are making the cut in their latest production. Shadow Ridge High School takes on "Sweeney Todd" and the music of Sondheim in this week's What's Cool at School.

A London urban legend, a musical score filled with complexity and enough melodrama to thrill Broadway audiences were seen recently on the Shadow Ridge High School stage with the production of "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street."

"The fact that it was Sweeney Todd was the greatest challenge. There's not a lot of schools that typically do this show," said theater teacher Jimmy Carosone.

That may be for good reason. This production is quite an undertaking: 30 students and 400 hours of hard work to bring this musical to stage.

"Difficult music, difficult characters, difficult lines, there's nothing easy about this production. It's all hard," Carosone said... Read More

Update: Woman died from natural causes

Metro police investigating the death of a woman found in a garage say she died of natural causes.

The woman's body was found just before 4 a.m. at a home in the 8100 block of Cimarron Ridge. Police were called to investigate... Read More