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SHOT TO DEATH

Man found dead in house by stepdaughter

A man was found shot to death in a house near Durango Drive and Blue Diamond Road on Wednesday night, Las Vegas police said.

The man’s stepdaughter found the man’s body a little before midnight inside a bathroom at the house located on the 9100 block of Barnacle Bay Avenue, police said.

Police believe the man, who wasn’t identified, was in a fight with another man inside the house.

Police are now searching for 31-year-old Christopher Smith for questioning. Smith is described as 5 foot 9 inches and weighing about 190 pounds.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Las Vegas police at 828-3521 or Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

Young girl assaulted on bus; suspect sought

Las Vegas police are looking for a man who committed sexual misconduct on a young girl on a Citizens Area Transit bus Tuesday afternoon.

The crime occurred in the northeast valley.

The man is described as having a dark complexion, in his late 30s or early 40s, about 6 feet, 2 inches tall, weighing about 220 pounds, with a heavy build, ear-length curly hair, a thin mustache and a gap between his two front teeth, police said.

He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt with “L.A.” on the front and “Dodgers” on the back, a white and blue-lined baseball cap and blue jeans, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers 385-5555 or Detective Matt Demas at 828-3421.

FIRST OFFENSE

Mayor of Carson City pleads guilty to DUI

Carson City Mayor Marv Teixeira pleaded guilty Thursday to a first offense charge of driving under the influence.

Appearing before Justice of the Peace Steven McMorris, the 72-year-old mayor called the incident the “biggest embarrassment” of his life.

Teixeira said he wants to do his punishment, put it behind him and get back to work.

He was sentenced to 48 hours of community service.

Teixeira was pulled over by a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper on the night of March 5 for speeding. He was arrested after failing a field sobriety test.

SANDSTORM PILEUP KILLS ONE

Fires damage, destroy homes in Los Angeles

Fires erupted in the hills above Los Angeles Thursday, damaging or destroying several homes, as dangerous north winds swept dry Southern California. Farther inland, a blinding sandstorm triggered a deadly highway pileup.

Wind speeds of more than 50 mph propelled a 35-acre blaze in grass near expensive mountainside homes above the city of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Ron Myers said.

Fires erupted on the roofs of homes and four were damaged, Myers said.

Fires caused power outages for more than 100,000 customers in Los Angeles County and surrounding areas. Utility officials didn’t know when service would be restored.

In the inland region east of Los Angeles, 50 mph winds whipped sand across San Bernardino County’s roadways. A morning pileup on Interstate 40 killed one person and injured several others near Barstow during zero-visibility conditions, county fire spokeswoman Tracey Martinez said.

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