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Metro: 2 dead, 2 wounded in west valley shooting

Two people were shot dead in the west valley Tuesday night, and two others were hospitalized with gunshot wounds, Las Vegas police said. Officers responded to reports of a shooting at an apartment complex in the 2200 block of South Fort Apache Road, near West Sahara Road, about 10 p.m., police said.

Witness: HOA fraud scheme drove Leon Benzer to desperate measures

Leon Benzer was desperate for money in the summer of 2007, as he struggled to keep alive the massive scheme to take over and defraud homeowners associations, his former right-hand man testified Tuesday. Benzer pulled out all stops to win a $7.2 million construction defect contract from the Vistana HOA, where he owned the majority of the board members, the community management firm and the legal counsel, according to Ralph Priola.

Nevada wins $3.1 million grant to battle childhood hunger

Nevada officials announced Tuesday the state has been selected to receive a federal grant of more than $3.1 million to help put an end to childhood hunger. The grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be awarded over a three-year period, according to the announcement from the state’s Department of Health and Human Services.

Storms bring some rain, hail to valley

Tuesday morning showers brought about a tenth of an inch of rain and some hail to the valley, leaving a colder-than-average chill as temperatures dipped into the low 40s, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Stachelski.