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Vehicle Strikes, Kills Man in Wheelchair

LAS VEGAS -- A pedestrian is dead after being hit by a vehicle near Cheyenne Avenue and Jones Boulevard in northwest Las Vegas, a Metro spokesperson confirmed.

The male pedestrian was traveling in a wheelchair on Maverick Street at Cheyenne in what Metro Police call an "implied crosswalk". There is not a marked crosswalk at the intersection.

A Ford Mustang swerved to avoid striking the man, but still hit him. The driver says he didn't see the pedestrian prior to the collision.

The man was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He is the latest roadway casualty in a year that's been dangerous and deadly.

"We're trying to get people to understand, to pay attention on the roadways, to watch what's going on, and it just seems like over the last two days, we've had three fatalities," said Metro Police Sgt. Richard Strader. "We're scratching our heads at this point."

Metro Officer Involved in Shooting Identified

LAS VEGAS -- The Metro Police officer involved in a shooting at a 7-Eleven has been identified as 34-year-old Steven Lehmann.

According to Metro Police, Lehmann has been with the force since 2009.

The shooting happened early Tuesday morning when Lehmann pulled into a 7-Eleven at Lake Mead and Jones Boulevards as an alleged robbery was underway inside the store.

Police said the officer shot one of the two suspects after the suspect aimed a gun at him. The suspect was taken to University Medical Center for treatment.

Mount Charleston Recreation Areas Get Facelift

LAS VEGAS -- There are some changes underway at a popular mountain getaway for southern Nevadans.

"Every campground is full," said Tonya Carroll. The Las Vegas mom had hoped to escape with her children, Sarah, Evan and Abby, to Mount Charleston.

She found her favorite spot, Kyle Canyon Campground, closed. 

"We actually drove by the first time and we saw the big 18-wheeler. I saw that and I thought something must be going on there," Carroll said.

Something is going on. Two campgrounds are being merged and U.S. Forest Service workers are bringing all trails, buildings and parking lots, up to code.

As it turns out, Carroll's favorite camping spot is in the middle of a flood plain and will remain closed. Due to safety issues, the former campground will turned into a picnic area.

Voters approved investing millions of dollars to make the changes to the somewhat rudimentary trails and parking lots.

Counterless Eliminates Need to Wait in Line for Food

LAS VEGAS -- UNLV film school graduate Chris Shepherd recalls meeting a young woman at a bar and promising to buy her a drink, an ordeal that required navigating his slight frame through a crowd three rows thick just to reach the counter.

"By the time I got the drinks she was gone," Shepherd said.

It wasn't an opportunity completely missed, though. The experience of fighting long lines prompted Shepherd and business partner Mike Manzano to form the Las Vegas tech startup Counterless. On June 25 the company unveiled a free smartphone app for iPhone and Android users designed to let customers order food from fast food restaurants and mobile food trucks without needing to wait in line.

Top 8 Longest Golf Holes

Hole 11, Revere Golf Club at Anthem (Lexington course)
Hole 11, Revere Golf Club at Anthem (Lexington course)

LAS VEGAS -- If holes-in-one represent golf perfection, par fives that are longer than six football fields strung together from goal line to goal line are the stuff that can leave plenty of room for disaster. They can turn a decent round into the aggravation one gets from losing luggage at an airport or seeing your last dollar disappear in a vending machine without getting that bag of chips in return. If your tee shot doesn't find the fairway, you could spend a week on one of these holes.

Pedestrian Struck Near Ann and Decatur

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - North Las Vegas Police say a car struck a pedestrian near Ann Road and Decatur Boulevard late Thursday night.

Police officials say a 79-year-old female struck the pedestrian shortly before 11:00 p.m.

The pedestrian was initially transported to University Medical Center in extremely critical condition but has been upgraded to serious condition. 



Police Find Mother of Baby Left in Trash Bin

Police Find Mother of Baby Left in Trash Bin

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police have found the mother of the infant whose body was found discarded in a apartment trash bin Wednesday.

The baby's body was found by a maintenance person at an apartment complex in the 2800 block of N. Rancho Drive, between Cheyenne Avenue and Smoke Ranch Road.

The baby was identified as a girl. According to police, the baby's mother is a teen and hid her pregnancy from her family and friends. She gave birth to the baby at home.

Dead Baby Body Found in Apartment Trash Bin

Police said they believe the child was born a month ago, but it's unclear if it was a live birth or the girl was stillborn.

Police added that the teen might have hid the baby's body inside her home before discarding it in the trash bin.