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Man struck, dies after falling into LV street

A man died after falling into the street and being struck by a car Saturday afternoon.

Witnesses told Las Vegas police the man was sitting at a bus stop on the north side of Charleston Boulevard near Brush Street when he leaned forward and fell into the roadway about 4:45 p.m.

A Chrysler 300 driven by 49-year-old Deborah Shields of Las Vegas was heading west in the right lane and wasn’t able to stop, police said.

The man was taken to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.


Genetic evidence leads to arrest in 2003 death

A California man has been arrested on a warrant charging him in a 2003 fatal shooting, after genetic evidence recovered from a cigarette butt at the crime scene matched his DNA profile in a national database.

Deyundrea Holmes, 30, was booked into the Washoe County jail on suspicion of murder and robbery with a firearm and held without bail. Reno detectives arrested him Thursday in a California jail where he was being held in Kristopher Nelson’s slaying.


Woman run over by police officer

A woman was found dead in the roadway after being run over by a Las Vegas police officer Saturday morning.

Las Vegas police officer Jacinto Rivera said the officer was responding to a call while he was driving in the left lane on Decatur Boulevard between Sahara and Pennwood avenues about 5:30 a.m.

The officer was watching a vehicle in front of him slow down and pull over to the side of the road when he ran over the woman lying in the road, Rivera said.

Rivera said the officer thought the object he ran over had been a dog or a mannequin.

The officer turned around and found the woman was dead.

"We don’t know why this female was laying down on the travel lane," Rivera said.

The Metropolitan Police Department’s fatal accident detail is investigating the incident, he said.

The names of the officer and the woman were not released.



Marshals arrest man in California slaying

U.S. Marshals arrested a man in Las Vegas who was wanted in the slaying of a 22-year-old city councilman in Fairfield, Calif.

U.S. Marshals and Las Vegas police arrested Henry Don Williams Saturday on a murder warrant issued in the shooting death of Fairfield City Councilman Matt Garcia.

Garcia was gunned down Sept. 1 outside a friend’s house in the city 40 miles northeast of San Francisco.

Police say they believe Williams and another suspect, Gene Allen Combs, intended to collect a drug debt. Police say there’s no evidence Garcia was involved in drug activity.

Combs, of Suisun City, has been charged with murder.


Road grooved to play song being paved over

Residents of northern Los Angeles County are not grooving to this music.

Lancaster, Calif., city officials said last week that they’re paving over a quarter-mile strip of asphalt grooved to play the William Tell Overture when auto tires speed over it.

The road was completed this month as part of an ad campaign for Honda. It is engineered to play the overture — also known as the theme to "The Lone Ranger" — at perfect pitch for motorists driving Honda Civics at 55 mph.

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