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Doctor sentenced for role in undercover drug sting

LAS VEGAS -- A federal judge sentenced Dr. Vinay Bararia Tuesday to three years and eight months in prison based on his guilty plea for selling 500 hydrocodone pills in July 2011 to undercover Drug Enforcement Administration agents in the Centennial Hills Hospital parking lot.

The sentence, based on a single count of distributing a controlled substance, was delivered by U.S. District Court Judge Jennifer Dorsey. Bararia also was ordered to forfeit nearly $50,000 and a 2007 Jaguar automobile he used to distribute the drugs.

"Stopping the unlawful distribution of prescription painkillers has been a top priority for our office," Nevada's U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said. "The days of persons being able to easily acquire these dangerous drugs from corrupt doctors and pharmacists are coming to an end."

Gun maker partners with Clark County Shooting Complex

LAS VEGAS -- Clark County commissioners approved an exclusive agreement between Beretta U.S.A. Corp. and the Clark County Shooting Complex Tuesday.

Beretta will be the official sponsor of the complex's rental operations and pro shop. That move will nearly double the number of firearms now rented at the complex.

The deal comes in the middle of efforts to boost business by getting more people to the complex.

 

Plans laid out for flood control on Mt. Charleston

LAS VEGAS -- The Army Corps of Engineers has outlined its plan for flood control on Mt. Charleston.

The corps said Friday it has started designing the diversion system and it hopes to have it finished by the end of September.

Once the design is finished, the U.S. Forest Service will start building the berm, which the corps hopes to have finished by the end of October, if everything goes smoothly.

Under the plan, 90 percent of the water that hits the area on the mountain above the Rainbow subdivision will be diverted. The water will flow west to the Kyle Canyon Wash.

The area has been hit hard by flash flooding after the Carpenter 1 fire destroyed natural barriers.

Coroner IDs man killed in motorcycle crash

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed in a motorcycle crash as 20-year-old Kyle Leighton Renfroe. Renfroe was riding a 2006 Yamaha R1 motorcycle southbound on Rancho Drive just before 5 p.m. Wednesday, Metro Police said.

The driver of an SUV, identified by police as Rabih Hamdan, pulled out of a parking lot onto Rancho Drive and Renfroe smashed into the side of the SUV. Hamdan was not hurt in the crash.

Renfroe was taken to University Medical Center, where he died. 







Shade structure opening over skate park

The city of Las Vegas is inviting the public to celebrate the ribbon cutting at the new shade structure at Sunny Springs Park Skate Park.

The park is located at Golden Talon Avenue and Buffalo Drive.

Dalton Taylor, a student at Cadwallader Middle School, requested the project in an email to Ward 6 Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross in May of last year. Dalton and his friends used the park frequently and he thought the shade might improve the park for everyone.

Dalton will join Ross at the ribbon cutting, which will be at 9 a.m. Saturday. 

Metro Police holding Sept. 11 memorial

Metro Police holding Sept. 11 memorial

Metro Police is inviting the public to attend its 9/11 memorial Thursday, Sept. 11.

The services will start at 10 a.m. at Police Memorial Park, 3250 Metro Academy Way. The free event will honor the men and women who lost their lives during the attack on America in 2001.

The keynote speaker at this year’s event will be Clark County Undersheriff Jim Dixon. Other speakers will be Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown and Las Vegas Fire Chief William McDonald.

Undersheriff Dixon has ordered flags at all Metro Police facilities be flown at half-staff on Thursday to honor those who lost their lives.

 

City marshals looking for persons of interest in car burglaries

City marshals looking for persons of interest in car burglaries

The Las Vegas City Marshals are looking for help to find two people they call persons of interest a series of car burglaries at city recreational facilities.

According to the marshals, a total of six cars have been burglarized between Aug. 21 and Aug. 24 at three locations. Two cars were burglarized at All-American Park, 1551 S. Buffalo Drive, one at Durango Hills YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Drive and three cars at the Garside Swimming Pools, 250 S. Torrey Pines Drive.

The marshals would like to talk to a man and a woman believed to driving a silver, two-door sedan.

Anyone with information about the burglaries or the persons of interest are asked to call the marshal investigators at (702) 229-3223.