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Metro Planning Sobriety Checkpoint for Friday Night

Metro Planning Sobriety Checkpoint for Friday Night

Metro Police will be looking for impaired drivers, during a sobriety checkpoint set for Friday.

Officers from three area commands, including Northwest, Bolden and Enterprise Area Commands, will be conducting the checkpoint in the western area of the Las Vegas valley.

The checkpoint will be set up between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. The area was chosen because of the high number of accidents and impaired drivers.

Officers will be looking for people who drinking and driving or driving under the influence of drugs. They want to find impaired drivers before they are involved in a crash. 

Report Details Elderly Woman's Killing

LAS VEGAS -- Police used DNA samples to identify the suspect accused of killing a 75-year-old woman in her home.

According to the arrest report, DNA from blood samples taken from the home where Jean Main was killed matched 21-year-old Bayzle Morgan's DNA.

Main was found dead in her home on Green Pasture Avenue on May 21. Main had been beaten and shot in the head. Several items, including Main's purse, a lap top, a coin collection and jewelry were missing.

Morgan's girlfriend told police that Morgan and Keith Smith, 46, planned to do a robbery to make some money.

According to the arrest report, Smith stayed outside the home in a vehicle and Morgan entered the home from the backyard, but Smith drove away from the home after hearing two gunshots, leaving Morgan behind.

Smith did return to the house and Morgan exited with a suitcase full of items.

Arrests Made in Northwest Valley Slaying

Arrests Made in Northwest Valley Slaying

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police have arrested two people in connection with the killing of 75-year-old Jean Main.

Police arrested 21 year-old Bayzle Morgan and 46-year-old Keith Smith Thursday. Authorities discovered Main's body May 21st at a home near Cimarron Road and Lone Mountain Road. She died of apparent blunt force trauma.

Morgan was arrested on a charge of murder in the 1st degree along with robbery, burglary and kidnapping. Smith was arrested on charges of burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary.

 

Power Restored For Thousands in NW Valley

LAS VEGAS -- Power has been restored for thousands of NV Energy customers in the northwest valley, the utility's spokesman, Mark Severt, said.

Power was lost at 6:02 p.m. for 4,600 customers, he said. Three major distribution lines lost their connection to a substation that feeds the northwest neighborhoods that include Providence and those near the 215-Beltway and Elkhorn Road.

Crews restored power at 7:11 p.m., Severt said.

 

U.S. 95 Lanes Closing for Re-Striping Effort

Rolling closures are planned this Sunday for a heavily traveled portion of U.S. 95.

Nevada Department of Transportation crews will be restriping portions of the highway's high-occupancy vehicle lanes both northbound and southbound from Lake Mead Boulevard to Rancho Road.

The closures will be between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Drivers are advised to slow down and follow the traffic controls that will be in place.

Baby Dead in CPS Case Identified

LAS VEGAS -- The baby who died under suspicious circumstances earlier this month was identified Friday morning as 1-year-old Bently Olsen.

Olsen was rushed to University Medical Center's pediatrics unit from a home on Tenaya Way near Sahara Avenue.

Olsen's caregiver was identified Wednesday as Bransen Locks, 36. Locks had been reported to child protection authorities on two other occasions. He was cleared of the charges both times.

Locks was arrested on unrelated charges when police contacted him during the investigation.

Eastbound 215 at U.S. 95 Back Open

LAS VEGAS -- The eastbound lanes on the 215 Beltway are back open at U.S. 95 after a two-vehicle wreck forced Nevada Highway Patrol to close the roadway. 

A pickup truck rolled over about 12:40 p.m. Thursday with a 5-year-old child and an adult, both of whom were taken to a hospital. Another car was involved in the wreck.

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Their injuries do not appear to be serious, Nevada Highway Patrol trooper Loy Hixson said.

The roadway reopened around 3:40 p.m.