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IN BRIEF

A DOZEN PEOPLE INJURED

Caesars Palace continues to investigate escalator accident

Officials for Caesars Palace on Sunday said they are still investigating the cause of an escalator accident that injured a dozen people on Saturday.

The 1 p.m. accident on a convention escalator caused the people to be taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center for treatment. They were treated and released the same day, according to Harrah’s Entertainment spokeswoman Debbie Munch.

Munch refused to comment on the extent of their injuries.

She said the Otis Elevator Company is investigating the accident.

ONE SUSPECT REMAINS AT LARGE

Homeowner kills invader, the second such case in three days

For the second time in three days a home invasion suspect has been shot and killed by a Las Vegas homeowner.

Police say that about 2 a.m. Saturday two armed suspects broke into a northwest valley home near Durango and Grand Teton drives.

One of the suspects grabbed a 13-year-old boy. The noise alerted his father who grabbed a handgun and waited for the suspects to make their appearance.

Police say the suspect released the boy and walked toward the room where the man was poised with his weapon. The father then jumped out and shot the suspect once in the chest, killing him. The other suspect fled and remains at large.

On Thursday, another homeowner gunned down an intruder after he kicked open the man’s door near Rancho and Vegas drives.

CHILDREN SUFFER MINOR INJURIES

Reno police look for man who stole car with two kids inside

Reno police are looking for a man they say tried to steal a car with two small children inside.

A woman had just loaded the two children into her car Saturday night when she turned around to lock the door to her business.

That’s when a man jumped into the vehicle and started to drive off with the kids in the back seat.

Police say the woman’s boyfriend gave chase, jumped into the stolen car and pleaded with the man to stop.

The man lost control of the vehicle after driving a short distance and crashed into a concrete wall. He fled on foot. The two children sustained minor injuries.

NEAR BERKELEY, CALIF., MARINA

Body found near where divers were searching for missing boy

A child’s body was found Sunday near the Berkeley Marina, not far from where police were searching for a 17-month-old boy missing after his mother was found slain Friday.

Berkeley police Lt. Andrew Greenwood said the child’s body was found by two kayakers shortly before 11 a.m.

The marina is near Aquatic Park, where divers were searching for Jashon Williams after the body of his mother, 23-year-old Zoelina Williams, was found in the area early Friday.

Meanwhile, Berkeley police arrested Curtis Martin III, 38, of Oakland in connection with the woman’s killing. Police said he may have been driving the mother and child from Oakland to Vallejo.

CHILD, FAMILY PROBABLY NOT IN TROUBLE

Boy shoots black bear to death on family’s front porch in Idaho

An 11-year-old Idaho boy fatally shot a black bear on his family’s front porch after he said it wouldn’t leave.

The boy was at his home near Driggs, just west of the Idaho-Wyoming border, with his younger sisters last Wednesday when the bear showed up. He said he couldn’t shoo the animal away, so he went and got a gun and shot it.

Doug Petersen, a conservation officer with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, said the boy and his family probably won’t be in any trouble, because the agency had received multiple complaints about a black bear in the area. The bear had been hanging around a transfer station and getting into garbage cans and bird feeders.

Petersen said Fish and Game doesn’t usually issue citations in situations where the bear had been a problem around humans.

The agency has issued the family a permit to keep the bear’s carcass.

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