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Officer Involved in Costco Shooting Faces Felony Charge

LAS VEGAS -- District Attorney David Roger says 23-year-old Thomas Mendiola is in a lot of trouble.

Last summer, Mendiola, a Metro Police officer, allegedly gave a .22 Ruger to his mechanic Robert Justice. Justice already had a criminal record in another state. On September 14, 2010, Justice sold the Ruger and a .357 handgun to an undercover police officer for $500.

According to the criminal complaint, Justice told Mendiola about his criminal convictions and Mendiola admitted to knowing about them. According to the complaint, Mendiola allegedly told Justice, "Dude, you're not supposed to have that, but you already know that." Investigators also say Mendiola stated the gun "was rusted, it had no sights. It didn't fire. Course, I never tried it. It just didn't look like it even fired to me at all."

If convicted, Mendiola could trade his badge for a prison ID.

Singer Bruno Mars to Enter Guilty Plea in Las Vegas Drug Case

LAS VEGAS -- Singer Bruno Mars is expected to enter a guilty plea on a felony cocaine possession charge.

Mars, whose real name is Peter Hernandez, was arrested at the Hard Rock Hotel on Sept. 19 after security confronted him in a restroom. He had just finished a performance at the hotel.

According to the Clark County District Attorney's office, Mars will plead guilty to the charge and will be sentenced to one year of informal probation, pay a $2,000 fine, perform 200 hours of community service, attend drug counseling and stay out of trouble.

If Mars fails to follow those terms, he could face prison time.

Woman Involved in Fatal Crash Found

LAS VEGAS -- The Nevada Department of Public Safety says the woman who allegedly fled the scene of a fatal accident has been found.

Police say Natalie Dawn Dubuisson was found safe on Wednesday. Dubuisson met with investigators and is participating in the investigation of the fatal accident that happened near I-15 and Blue Diamond Road.

Police say Dubuisson was driving a Mercedes that rear-ended a pickup truck. Police say the crash caused the truck to slam into an SUV.

The woman driving the SUV was killed when she was thrown from her vehicle. She was not wearing a seatbelt.

After the accident, Dubuisson allegedly fled the scene.

Paris Hilton Boyfriend Faces Felony in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Paris Hilton's boyfriend Cy Waits was driving under the influence of marijuana when he was arrested with the celebrity socialite on the Las Vegas Strip last summer, according to a criminal complaint filed by prosecutors Thursday.

Waits, 35, faces a felony charge of being under the influence of marijuana, and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and driving under the influence. The former nightclub mogul could face up to four years in prison if convicted of the felony charge.

A toxicology report shows Waits had marijuana in his blood around the time of his arrest. Although drug possession is often a misdemeanor, it is a felony in Nevada to use or be under the influence of any illegal drug.

Waits' attorney, David Chesnoff, said his client is not guilty. Chesnoff said he has not received the forensic evidence.

Vince Neil to Get 2 Weeks for Plea in Vegas DUI

LAS VEGAS -- Motley Crue singer Vince Neil is taking a plea deal that will get him two weeks of jail time plus two weeks of house arrest for driving drunk in his Lamborghini near the Las Vegas Strip.

Tess Driver, an aide to Clark County District Attorney David Roger, said Tuesday that the 49-year-old rocker has agreed to plead guilty Jan. 26 to misdemeanor driving under the influence stemming from his arrest last June.

He's due to begin serving his sentence Feb. 15. Neil's attorney, David Chesnoff, referred calls to Neil's publicist, Jill Siegel in New York. Siegel didn't respond to messages from The Associated Press. In a statement provided to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Neil took responsibility for his actions and said he would learn from the experience.

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Dancer's Sister Talks About Rage-Filled Outburst in Court

LAS VEGAS -- The sister of murdered Las Vegas dancer Debora Flores Narvaez said it was the worst feeling she has ever felt when she saw her sister's accused murderer in court Wednesday.

A visibly distraught Celeste Flores Narvaez held an afternoon news conference to talk about her outburst in the courtroom. She said her palms began sweating, she felt hot and cold and was filled with anger and rage when Jason Griffith entered the courtroom for his arraignment.

"It was the first time seeing him in person, hearing his voice or having contact with him," Flores Narvaez said.

She said she was surprised by her outburst of swear words directed at Griffith. She described it as being out of character for her.

"I really felt so bad after I left because until now I have held my composure. I felt bad cause I would never want to disrespect the judge," she said.

I-Team: Author Finds New Clues in Bugsy Siegel Murder

LAS VEGAS -- You could call it the first major Las Vegas cold case, and perhaps the most famous. Who shot mob casino owner Bugsy Siegel? An author has been hunting clues from Las Vegas to Beverly Hills for years, and now there are new breaks in the case that shed light to a dark time six decades ago.

8 News NOW first told you about Warren Hull's amazing theory a little more than a year ago -- a down on his luck former soldier and socialite gets in with the wrong crowd and eventually gets picked to take Bugsy out.

Hull says evidence he has collected points to Bob MacDonald, a decorated war hero who turned to gambling with the mob after World War II. Right out of a film noir plot line, MacDonald eventually committed a murder-suicide with his wife just a mile away from the Siegel killing, with what is believed to be the same weapon.