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In-Home Daycare had No Violations

LAS VEGAS, Nv -- It may look like any other home on the block, but this is a business -- an in-home childcare facility-- now at the center of a sexual assault investigation.

Police say the suspect, 19-year-old Matthew Andrews, may have sexually assaulted three children. Detectives believe two of the kids went to the daycare. It's unsettling news for any parent who trusts someone to care for their little ones.

Leah Guevara with East Central Family Services is an expert in childcare. She says parents have to ask the tough questions. "Who is around during business operating hours? Who resides in the home? Who's going to be present? Just the same as you would ask whether it'd be in-home or at a childcare facility. Who is present in my child's class throughout the day? When teachers go on breaks, who is present to cover those breaks?" she said.

The daycare was first licensed in 2001 as Holly Andrews Child Services.

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Police: Teens Involved in Fatal Crash Were Drinking

Metro says underage drinking is the cause of deadly accident that killed a teen and critically injured four others Thursday evening. It happened at Tropical Parkway and Kylie Street, near the I-215 and Jones.

The Clark County Coroner's office says the driver of the vehicle was 18-year-old Lucio Sanchez, Jr. He tried to make the turn at the intersection but he was driving too fast. When he lost control, he slammed into a brick wall.

"We heard it. We heard the blast or the slam," said Kyle Carrell. The crash woke up Carrell from his afternoon nap. "It was a mess last night. The car was on its side, the rear end of it hit he wall," he said.

The other passengers, three 14-year-olds and one 17-year-old, were rushed to UMC Trauma with serious injuries.

Metro Fatal Accident Officer Bill Redfairn says all of them were drinking. "Anytime anybody is involved in an accident, it's difficult.

I-Team: Court Battle Keeps Construction Project Halted

At least 300 Las Vegas contractors could be working on an expansion of the 215 but they aren't because of a long court battle between two paving companies.  Allegations of child pornography, botched licenses and union bias are all keeping the jobs from happening.

Clark County wants to expand the 215 to four lanes from Decatur to Tenaya. For the last few months, Las Vegas Paving and North Dakota based Fisher Sand and Gravel have been feuding in court to get that job. Las Vegas Paving's bid was higher and they still got the contract. Fisher cried foul after feeling like targets for past discretions and anti-union bias.

The fight over widening part of the 215 has taken a strange path recently. To Fisher's attorney, Stan Parry, it's unacceptable.

"It's ludicrous.

Authorities Arrest 7 for Suspected Arson Fires

Las Vegas fire officials say two adults and five juveniles have been arrested on arson charges after unrelated fires in three spots over the weekend. No names have been released.

A fire spokesman says a man was arrested Saturday after setting a tree afire on Bruce Street. Four juveniles were arrested Saturday afternoon after a trash fire caused minor damage to a  restroom in a community park in northwest Las Vegas. And a man and a juvenile were arrested early Monday morning after a car fire on a remote part of Wyatt Avenue.

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New Shooting Park Stirs Emotions

A shooting park that has been the center of much debate in northwest Las Vegas is one step closer to opening up for business.

On Tuesday, Nevada's top Republicans and Democrats were in the valley to dedicate the Clark County Shooting Park which is located near Decatur and Grand Teton.

It took years and help from politicians like U.S.

Bicyclists and Hikers May Pay at Red Rock

Bicyclists and hikers on foot would no longer get in free at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area under a proposed federal Bureau of Land Management fee increase.

A BLM spokeswoman says the new fees could go into effect in March at the area west of Las Vegas. Bicyclists and hikers would pay $3, and fees for vehicles entering the 13-mile scenic drive would rise from $5 to $7 per car and $2 to $3 per motorcycle.

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Suggestions Wanted on Bicycle Trail

The federal Bureau of Land Management plans an open house Thursday, January 8th to collect suggestions about a planned bicycle trail in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

This will be the third public session looking at proposals for the trail roughly parallel to State Route 159.

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