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Coroner: NHP Trooper died of 'blunt force trauma'

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Clark County Coroner's Office says the cause of death for 46-year-old NHP Trooper Micah May was "blunt force trauma" and the manner of death was "homicide."

May died on Thursday, July 29, when he was taken off life support two days after he was struck by a carjacking suspect that he was attempting to stop on I-15. He was placing stop-sticks on the freeway when he was hit.

May leaves behind a wife and two children.

There will be a public candlelight vigil for him Tuesday night at Police Memorial Park, 3250 Metro Academy Way, Las Vegas 89129. It is hosted by the Injured Police Officers Fund... Read More

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'No civilian needs a 100-round magazine,' Mass shooting victims' families file lawsuit against Nevada-based manufacturer

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Family members of victims of the 2019 Dayton, Ohio mass shooting have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a magazine manufacturer in Nevada court.

Brady, a national gun violence prevention organization, and Cooper Elliott, a Columbus, Ohio-based law firm, filed the lawsuit on behalf of the family members against the manufacturer of the 100-round magazine used in the mass shooting that killed nine people.

The manufacturer, KCI USA, is a South Korean company with offices in Henderson, the lawsuit states.

The suit alleges negligence, negligent entrustment, and public nuisance, according to a news release... Read More

Fan fiasco: Parking, transportation once again major problems at Allegiant Stadium for Gold Cup final

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Allegiant Stadium packed the house with over 61,000 fans in attendance for the CONCACAF Gold Cup final on Sunday. The sporting event was the largest soccer attendance in the history of Nevada. It came with some traffic woes, but parking was no better.

"Real rough, it’s real rough," said Trey Devon. "I can’t even find parking right now and it shouldn’t be like that at all."

"We are just trying to find a parking place right now," shared Fernando Lopez. "It’s kind of far and everything is taken up so we’re just going to walk there," he said... Read More

Politics Now: 8/1/2021

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Evictions are moving forward, masks are back and COVID-19 hasn't gone anywhere. In this episode of Politics Now, Vanessa Murphy breaks down the big changes coming this week related to the pandemic.

Plus, the 2022 election campaigns are kicking off. We speak with some newcomer republican candidates about their plans if they are able to nab seats away from the democratic incumbents.

And the execution of Zane Floyd has been delayed until at least October. We hear from the ACLU of Nevada about why they filed a lawsuit against the state to allow reporters to cover the scheduled execution.

Watch those stories and more in the video player above.... Read More

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1 dead, 7 others injured after driver runs red light at Pecos, Hacienda

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — One person is dead and seven others were hurt following a crash in Las Vegas Sunday afternoon.

It happened in the 5200 block of South Pecos Road, near the intersection with Hacienda Avenue.

Police say they responded to the call of six vehicles involved in an accident.

Once they arrived, they found several people with injuries. One man was pronounced dead, while six other people were transported to area hospitals with serious injuries. Another person suffered only minor injuries.

After the preliminary investigation, it was discovered that a Honda Accord was driving eastbound on Hacienda and ran a red light at the intersection with Pecos. Two vehicles traveling southbound on Pecos hit the driver's side of the Honda.

The three vehicles then all slid into the northbound lanes of Pecos, hitting three other vehicles... Read More

WATCH: Fallen NHP trooper honored with procession from coroner's office to funeral home

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A second procession was held this weekend to honor fallen Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Micah May.

The 46-year-old trooper passed away Thursday at University Medical Center after being hit by a carjacking suspect that he was attempting to stop on I-15 earlier this week.

The first procession on Saturday included local law enforcement, family and friends. It started at UMC and continued to the Clark County Coroner’s Office... Read More

Police: Man arrested for DUI, hit-and-run after critical injury crash near Paradise and Sahara

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A man is facing DUI and hit-and-run charges following a critical injury crash early Sunday morning near Paradise Road and Sahara Avenue.

Las Vegas police responded to the crash just after 3 a.m.

The investigation indicates that a red Chrysler sedan was traveling north on Paradise Road, and approaching the intersection with Karen Avenue at a high rate of speed.

A silver Ford sedan was traveling south on Paradise and preparing to make a left turn onto Karen Avenue when the front of the Chrysler struck the passenger side of the Ford.

The driver of the Chrysler, identified as Nicholas Raygoza, 27, fled the scene but was later taken into custody by officers.

All five occupants of the Ford were transported to Sunrise Hospital, where two passengers remain in critical condition, police said.

Raygoza displayed signs of impairment and was later booked at the Clark County Detention Center... Read More