WEEK IN REVIEW: Top news

A speeding car plowed into people waiting Thursday morning at a bus stop on Spring Mountain near Decatur Boulevard, killing four and injuring eight others.

By some estimates, the car was moving at 100 mph when it rolled and slammed into the sidewalk bench and sun shade on the south side of the street, where people waited.

Some of the victims were torn to pieces, their bodies thrown dozens of yards from the point of impact.

The driver, Gary Lee Hosey Jr., 23, had to be cut from the car and treated for injuries.

He was released from the hospital on Friday and hauled to the county jail to be held on four recommended charges of drunken driving causing death.

Monday

Teachers arrested

Two teachers were arrested, accused of having sex with a 16-year-old Basic High School student, Henderson police said.

Bambi Dewey, 32, and John Stalmach, 31, were each booked at the Henderson Detention Center on charges of solicitation of a minor for sex.

Stalmach also was booked on a charge of sexual conduct between a teacher and a student.

Police said Dewey and Stalmach are a couple and had sex with the teen girl at their home in Henderson. Stalmach also had sex with the girl without Dewey, police said.

Tuesday

Storm pummels valley

Record rainfall drenched the driest city in North America, stranding drivers and cars, delaying flights, swamping the county courthouse lobby and producing a wall of floodwater that swept a golf course maintenance man to his death.

Luis Lopez-Solis, 31, of Las Vegas, disappeared while he was working at Desert Rose Golf Course, along the Las Vegas Wash.

His body was discovered Thursday at a sewer treatment plant downstream, though there was some initial confusion about his identity because he also used the alias Calletano Lopez, 38.

At UNLV, a parking lot near the Thomas & Mack Center filled with several feet of water, submerging some vehicles to the bottoms of their doors and deeper.

Wednesday

A rally amid turmoil

President Barack Obama opened a campaign visit to Las Vegas by remembering four Americans who died in an attack on a U.S. Consulate in Libya, saying they gave their lives to uphold American values of freedom in a dangerous land.

He vowed the United States would bring those responsible to justice.

The 30-minute rally, which went from somber reflection to boisterous cheers, ended a day of crisis for the president after the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three other Americans were killed Tuesday evening in Benghazi.

Thursday

Fallen man lived here

A former Navy SEAL who recently moved to Henderson was identified by the State Department as one of four Americans killed in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.

Tyrone S. Woods provided security at the consulate and died in the attack. He moved to Henderson in April with his family and had a child here.

Thursday night, the house was dark, but someone had left flowers at the front door.

Friday

Death ruled suicide

Northern California authorities said there was no foul play in the death of Las Vegas attorney David Amesbury, a defendant in the federal investigation into corruption at Las Vegas Valley homeowners associations.

The death of Amesbury, 57, has been ruled a suicide.

He pleaded guilty and was cooperating in the HOA investigation. He hanged himself March 25 at his brother’s property in Grass Valley, Calif.

Five days earlier, the body of construction defects attorney Nancy Quon, 51, a key target of the investigation, was discovered in the bathtub of her Henderson condominium.

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