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One Las Vegas police officer was killed and another seriously injured when their patrol car overturned Wednesday night just north of the intersection of Nellis Boulevard and Washington Avenue.

Officer Milburn “Millie” Beitel, 30, died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday at University Medical Center following surgery. He had been with the Metropolitan Police Department for six years.

The second officer was identified Friday as David Nesheiwat, 25. The three-year veteran remains at UMC.

The officers were not responding to an emergency at the time of the crash.

Police have not released a cause of the crash yet and it is still under investigation.

MONDAY

VICTIM TRIED SUICIDE

Kay Woods, 80, tried to kill herself twice before she was slain by her elderly husband on Sept. 24, an attorney said.

Joseph Woods, 86, sat frail and quiet in a wheelchair during his first court hearing.

He is recovering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after what police describe as a botched murder-suicide.

The husband and wife were found in bed at their home near St. Louis Avenue and Maryland Parkway.

The attorney said the Las Vegas woman had lived with chronic pain and illness for more than a decade.

TUESDAY

MORE HEAT ON ENSIGN

Sen. John Ensign’s efforts to cover up an extramarital affair were comparable to actions that landed former Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio, behind bars in 2006, according to a Washington, D.C., ethics watchdog group.

In a letter to the FBI, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington detailed laws they think Ensign, R-Nev., broke as he sought to manage the fallout from an affair with then-employee Cindy Hampton, the wife of then-aide Doug Hampton.

Ensign asserts he broke no laws or Senate ethics rules.

WEDNESDAY

HISTORIC ‘MONSTROSITY’

The Moulin Rouge, once an acclaimed hotel-casino, is a “blight” and a “monstrosity” that needs to be razed.

So said Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and City Councilman Ricki Barlow.

Both men asked city staff to collect bids for the demolition of what’s left of the place, which opened in 1955 and won fame as Las Vegas’ first racially integrated casino.

THURSDAY

NEWS IS THE NEWS

KVBC-TV, Channel 3, filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission against the valley’s three other network affiliates charging that the stations sold airtime to an advertiser inside their newscasts and used reporters to conduct interviews presented as news stories without disclosing that the segments were purchased.

Officials for KLAS-TV, Channel 8, denied the allegation and asked the FCC for a speedy review. Officials at KVVU-TV, Channel 5 and KTNV-TV, Channel 13 also denied the charges.

FRIDAY

ANOTHER FLU VICTIM?

Louis Ling resigned as executive director of the State Board of Medical Examiners.

Ling’s action came shortly after the mess that developed when the board tried to develop emergency regulations allowing medical assistants to give flu vaccinations but not cosmetic injections such as Botox.

Doug Cooper, chief of investigations for the board, will take over for Ling on an interim basis.

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