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Inquest into Costco Shooting Postponed

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner says they have postponed the inquest into an officer involved shooting at a Summerlin Costco.

Erik Scott was killed by Las Vegas police as he left the Costco on July 10. The inquest was originally scheduled for September 3, but has been postponed indefinitely.

The decision to postpone the inquest was made after the Clark County District Attorney's Office requested more time to gather information about the case. Postponing an inquest is rare, but not unheard of.

According to District Attorney David Roger, his office asked for the delay for several reasons. Roger says his office has not received the reports and witness statements from Metro Police. Once the DA's office gets that information, attorney's will need to time to review it. He says there could be 100 to 200 witnesses.

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PT's Pubs is Holding Job Fairs

LAS VEGAS -- Dozens of jobs are up for grabs this week. Golden Gaming's PT's Pubs is holding three job fairs. The job fair starts Monday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Another  job fair will be held on August 2nd and August 9th. These job fairs will be used to fill positions available in other taverns citywide. The job fairs will be  held at the Sierra Gold Tavern at Jones and 215.

Community Meeting for Frustrated Homeowners

LAS VEGAS --  Around the valley, homeowners have had to deal with losing their homes or living in a neighborhood with foreclosed homes. Metro is holding an informational meeting to let homeowners know what services are available to them.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is offering a night of information for the community. On Tuesday, July 27th, police will bring together experts that can answer questions and possibly offer assistance to some homeowners. 

Old Republic Title Company, realtors, mortgage lenders and HUD representatives will be at the meeting to offer their help with foreclosure fraud and other programs available.

While the event is free and open to the public, seating will be limited to 130 people. The event will be held at the LVMPD Academy auditorium at 9880 W. Cheyenne Ave. at 7 p.m. Seating will start at 6:45 p.m.

Man Dead After Shooting at Restaurant

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police are investigating a shooting at a Mexican restaurant near Decatur and Lake Mead.

Police say at about 3:15 p.m., a man was shot in the parking lot of the El Puerto Mexican Restaurant. There are no suspects in custody at this time.

The man was transported to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

8 News NOW will have more details when they become available.

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Opening of 2 Taverns Will Create Jobs

LAS VEGAS -- More than two dozen jobs will soon be available thanks to the opening of two new taverns.

Golden Gaming, Inc., which operates the PT's and Sierra Gold brands, will open the taverns next month. A new PT's Gold will open on August 31st on S. Buffalo Drive just off the 215 and a re-branded PT's Pub will open on August 19th at Craig and Decatur.

Job information for the new taverns

The 25 to 35 new positions include cooks, kitchen managers, assistant kitchen managers, bar hosts and servers. The jobs will be filled at three job fairs. The job fairs will be on July 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., August 2nd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and August 9th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

All three job fairs will be held at Sierra Gold at 6515 S. Jones Road, just off the 215.

MountainView Hospital Announces $34 Million Expansion

LAS VEGAS -- MountainView Hospital has announced a $34 million expansion and renovation. The project will begin in early 2011.

The expansion will expand the emergency room to add 20 more beds, a brand new triage area to help patients be quickly assessed, a new ambulance entrance, and new equipment. A renovation will be also made to the 72-bed surgical unit.

"Despite difficult economic times and increased competition, we are committed to meeting the needs of our community and will continue to innovate and grow. Through this expansion we will be able to provide additional space, services and technology to care for our patients," said CEO Will Wagnon, MountainView Hospital.

Witnesses React to Officer Shooting

LAS VEGAS -- A domestic disturbance Sunday night a the Summerhill Pointe Apartments is the third officer involved shooting in eight days.

Police say one man shot another in the leg, and then pointed the gun at officers, forcing them to shoot.

"Everybody's a little on edge. They're all kind of freaked out about the shootings," said neighbor Wayne Pender.

Residents are still in shock from the shooting. Metro says around 3 p.m., family attempting to pick up grandchildren from the apartment called 911 to report the suspect, 27-year-old Dennis Lovelady had a gun on him.

Officers arrived, but since the gun was legally registered to Lovelady, they left. Pender says Lovelady seemed agitated earlier that day. The suspect described as a nuisance was sitting in his friend's car.