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Woman found dead in swimming pool
A woman was found dead in a backyard pool in southwest Las Vegas on Saturday afternoon.
Las Vegas police said they received a call about 4 p.m. that a 48-year-old woman had been found in the pool at 10619 San Bellacova Court, near Jones Boulevard and Cactus Avenue.
The woman, whose name was not released, was dead when emergency responders arrived, police said.
The woman appeared to have drowned, Las Vegas police Lt. Steve Herpolsheimer said. Homicide detectives were not being called to the scene, he said.
Man who beat toddler to death not on drugs
Toxicology tests show a Turlock, Calif., man who savagely beat and stomped his 2-year-old son to death on the side of a dark road was not using drugs.
The Stanislaus County coroner said 27-year-old Sergio Aguiar didn’t have any drugs or alcohol in his system that might have explained his behavior.
Aguiar was fatally shot by police on June 14 after ignoring orders to stop attacking the child. The boy died from injuries to his head and face.
Investigators and co-workers say Aguiar had no criminal history or signs of mental illness.
Rising costs take toll on horse owners
Rising feed costs and a tight economy are prompting some Nevada horse owners to part with their animals, the president of a nonprofit horse rescue group said.
Willis Lamm of Least Resistance Training Concepts said nearly every aspect of horse ownership has become more expensive in recent months.
“It’s not so dramatic that it keeps everyone from owning a horse, but for some people it’s very serious,” Lamm told the Reno Gazette-Journal. “We’re constantly finding people who want to get horses placed or to sell them at a loss just to get rid of the expense.”
The price of hay, chief among owners’ expenses, has doubled, said Cyndy Oxley, manager of Green’s Feed in Reno. A ton of feed that last summer cost about $150 now might cost $300, she said.
51-year-old man dies in skydiving accident
Investigators say an equipment malfunction is to blame for the skydiving death of a 51-year-old man in Riverside County in California.
Keith Colwick of Fallbrook died at a hospital Friday morning about two hours after jumping out of a plane at Perris Valley Skydiving.
Coroner’s officials say Colwick’s chute didn’t work.
It’s the second skydiving fatality in the area in two weeks. On June 21, a Riverside County sheriff’s deputy was killed in a similar accident about 14 miles away.