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Man dies after Las Vegas carjacking, home invasion

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police say a man has died after he was shot in his home during a Las Vegas crime spree that included a carjacking and two home invasions. One of the suspects is also dead.

Las Vegas police say the spree began about 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, when a man and a woman carjacked a freeway service vehicle that had stopped to help them.

Authorities say the armed duo ended up in a neighborhood where they entered a home, stabbed a woman and shot the man who later died.

Police say that as officers arrived, the carjackers went to a second home and shot a woman.

Officials say police and the male suspect exchanged words before the suspect was fatally shot. The female suspect was arrested.


Bellagio robbery suspect is convict from Kansas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The suspect arrested in an armed robbery at the Bellagio casino and accused of celebrating after the heist with prostitutes and a spending spree on the Las Vegas Strip will appear in court Wednesday.

The Clark County Detention Center website identified him Tuesday as 34-year-old Scott A. Carmitchel (CAR'-mih-chull), a Kansas man with a criminal record. He is being held on $84,000 bail.

Detectives say he robbed a casino cashier of $43,500 at gunpoint Friday and later paid prostitutes at another hotel with money still bound in Bellagio wrappers.

He was arrested Saturday on suspicion of battery, grand larceny, burglary and robbery with a deadly weapon.

Las Vegas police spelled his last name "Carmitchell" on a booking photo released Tuesday. Kansas authorities have spelled it both ways but list his "true" name with one 'L.'


Vegas illegal betting suspects freed from custody

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A wealthy Malaysian businessman who was charged in a World Cup betting scheme has been let out of jail after his poker-star friends posted his bail and immigration officials cleared his release.

Fifty-year-old Wei Seng Phua and his 22-year-old son, Darren Phua, are among eight people charged with setting up an illegal sports book in a Caesars Palace villa and taking World Cup bets. Bail was set for $2 million for the father and $500,000 for the son.

Poker professional Andrew Robl and 10-time World Series of Poker Champion Phil Ivey together posted $2.5 million to secure the Phuas' release.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Tuesday that they reviewed the Phuas' case and revoked a hold that had kept them in jail even after bail was posted.


Residents clean up after Mt. Charleston flooding

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Southern Nevada residents are cleaning up after a muddy flash flood damaged 10 homes on Mount Charleston and cut off water for dozens of residents.

Erin Neff of the Clark County Regional Flood Control District says the flooding happened Monday after a storm dumped 2.4 inches of rain on one part of the mountain range within two hours.

She says the situation was made worse because a wildfire there last summer destroyed much of the vegetation.

Bronson Mack of the Las Vegas Valley Water District says damage to the water system cut off service to dozens of customers, but repairs had restored the flow for all but 17 customers by Tuesday afternoon.

Mack says residents at another 112 properties are being told to boil water before drinking it.


Police: Elko woman arrested had meth in bra

ELKO, Nev. (AP) - An Elko woman has been arrested on drug charges after police say they found 8 grams of methamphetamine in her bra.

Elko police say they stopped Ariel Hammond Sunday after they saw her drive away with two men who had been acting suspiciously in a parking lot.

The police report says they searched the car after a K-9 detected drugs.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports ( officers found a glass pipe with white residue and a hypodermic needle. Upon her arrest, police say she removed a sandwich baggie from her bra which contained five smaller bags with meth.

She was being held on $36,780 bail for suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a hypodermic device, possession of a controlled substance for sale, and trafficking a controlled substance.


North Vegas woman with 114 cats cited for cruelty

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - North Las Vegas police say a woman who was living in "deplorable" conditions with more than 100 cats has been issued one citation and could possibly face more as the investigation progresses.

Officer Chrissie Coon said Tuesday that animal control officers issued a misdemeanor animal cruelty citation to the 47-year-old owner after removing 112 cats and one dog from the home on Thursday.

She says animal control officers have been visiting the house daily and have recovered two more cats in the meantime.

The animals were taken to a shelter for evaluation.

Coon says city officials declared the house uninhabitable after the operation.


Calif. man dies in apparent drowning in Lake Tahoe

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) - Authorities say a 42-year-old Southern California man has died in an apparent drowning at Sand Harbor State Park at Lake Tahoe.

Washoe County sheriff's officials say the incident happened Monday afternoon, while the man was swimming about 50 yards from the shore in Diver's Cove.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Tami Cummings says the man was yelling for help and a bystander swam out to rescue him.

She says lifeguards and firefighters performed CPR and used a defibrillator to try to revive him, but were unsuccessful.

The man's name has not yet been released.


Officer stabbed, suspect killed in Henderson

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - Authorities say a man was shot dead and an officer is recovering from a stabbing after an early morning confrontation in Henderson.

City spokeswoman Kathleen Richards says the encounter happened about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Horizon Drive and Boulder Highway.

Richards says two officers had stopped a suspicious person who was riding a bike and were talking with the man when he became belligerent.

Officials say the suspect stabbed an officer, and the officers opened fire. The suspect was killed.

The officer was expected to be released from the hospital Tuesday morning.

The identity of the suspect and details about why the officers stopped him were not immediately available.


Nevada cowboy leads Pro Rodeo list for team roping

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada cowboy has moved to the top of the Pro Rodeo money list for team roping.

Jade Corkill of Fallon has earned $85,208 this year as a team roping heeler. Clay O'Brien Cooper of Gardnerville is 16th on that list with $34,050.

The all-around leader is Trevor Brazile of Decatur, Texas with $178,942.

Kaycee Feild of Spanish Fork, Utah is tops in bareback riding with $129,011.

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