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Police Look for 2 Suspects in Skimming Scam

LAS VEGAS -- It's unclear at this time how many potential victims there may be in a skimming scam that targeted a bank ATM.

Metro police say the skimming device was place on a ATM in the northwest area of town on Nov. 11th and removed later that day. Police say the device can read and record the numbers of a customer's debit card as the card is being used. Police did not reveal the bank where the skimming device was used.

SLIDESHOW: Surveillance Images of the 2 Suspects

Bank employees noticed something was wrong with the ATM and alerted police.

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Lock Down Lifted at Northwest School

LAS VEGAS -- The lock down at Dean Allen Elementary School has been lifted. Metro was investigating reports of a possible sighting of a burglary suspect.

 

Controversial Las Vegas Shooting Park Opens

LAS VEGAS -- Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins fired the first shot when the counties new shooting park opened Saturday morning.

The first phase of the $61 million facility is officially open for weekend hours through Jan. 3. The 4.5-square-mile facility is at the north end of Decatur Boulevard, about five miles north of the Las Vegas Beltway.

It has a trap-and-skeet and archery ranges, along with shotgun, rifle and pistol centers. It also has a parking area with 80 recreational vehicle spaces.

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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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