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Past articles by Antonio:

Beware the 'Nerd Crew': Two glasses-wearing burglars unsettle southwest valley community

Police have set a crime alert for people living in a southwest community. Officers say two burglars are taking advantage of unlocked car doors. The thieves have hit two dozen cars near Russell Road and Lindell Avenue. Surveillance images taken from a home near Russell and Lindell caught the crooks on camera. Police say the men are suspected of going around the neighborhood looking for unlocked… → Read More

BITE OF TERROR: Man left disfigured after girlfriend 'bit his lip off'

He thought it was going to be a kiss--now he's missing his lip! A valley man is speaking out exclusively about his girlfriend biting his lip off. "I felt no bottom lip at that point. She took 50-percent of my lip off", said victim Luis Venegas. The 40-year-old man says his girlfriend 36-year old Daliris Hernandez, bit his lip off after an argument. Venegas is now disfigured and did not want to… → Read More

Centennial Hills community says terror suspect was 'good, quiet kid'

A Centennial Hills community is still talking about the arrest of one of its members who was taken into custody by the FBI. Federal authorities say 23-year-old Conor Climo plotted to kill Jews and members of the LGBTQ community. Andy Flynn lives right next door to the terror suspect. Flynn said, “Surprise, total surprise, shock. ”Regularly, Flynn says, he would run into Climo in their Centennial… → Read More

Intruders break into woman's apartment, neighbor shoots suspect

A woman is speaking out about the three intruders who busted their way into her west valley apartment. "They broke in. They jimmied the lock I think", said the victim who wanted to be only identified as "Andrea. "Andrea says she's in fear of the two suspects that are still on the loose. Police say the break-in happened Wednesday afternoon at Regency at the Lakes Apartments near Fort Apache and… → Read More

HACKERS BEWARE: Black Hat 2019 brings advanced cybersecurity

The annual hacking and security conference is here again, Black Hat 2019. Experts and researchers from all over the world are showcasing cybersecurity and privacy risks. Black Hat USA is in its 22nd year. It's the world's leading information security event. 19,000 attendees from all over the globe are getting the latest in cybersecurity research, development, and trends. Sean Otmisha is with… → Read More

West Nile on the rise: city officials warn of green pools

11 cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Clark County. RELATED | 3 more West Nile cases reported in southern Nevada; total for year up to 11Two new cases were reported to the Southern Nevada Health District earlier this week. Some of the best breeding grounds for all the mosquitos spreading West Nile are those nasty green pools. Inspectors consider the green pool a serious health threat. → Read More

Prominent Las Vegas businessman Scott Gragson pleads not guilty to eight felony counts

Prominent Las Vegas businessman Scott Gragson appeared in court for his arraignment hearing. The real estate broker is accused of driving drunk and killing a woman in a single-car crash. The 53-year old real estate broker appeared in court with much support. His wife was at his side. Gragson did not show any emotion as District Judge Michael Villani asked him about his plea. He entered a not… → Read More

Brother pleads for return of sister, last seen two months ago

The search is on for a 24-year old missing woman. Esmeralda Gonzalez was last seen two months ago. Investigators released surveillance images of a man last seen with Gonzalez, and they want to talk to him. Esmeralda’s brother Juan Gonzalez Madera said, "We are worried sick. It's a very agonizing heart-wrenching experience. We wake up every morning hoping this nightmare could be over. "Two months… → Read More

Las Vegas man accused of killing wife after claiming she committed suicide

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has released the mugshot of 47-year-old Sebastian Lord, who is accused of killing his wife. Police were originally responding to reports of a suicide when they arrived at the man's home, located on Casselman Court near Cactus Avenue and Maryland Parkway. It was reported shortly before 9 p. m. on Monday. Police located the victim, 48-year-old Kinnetha… → Read More

Family of pit bull says LVMPD had no reason to shoot and kill dog

A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer shot and killed a pit bull over the weekend. The dog's owners are furious. Police say the dog charged at them. The 3-year-old dog was named Marley. On Saturday afternoon near Nellis and Sahara, officers say they received a call of a body in the street. Officers investigated and as they approached the location where the man's body was found. They… → Read More

Local apartment community on edge after two shootings in six hours

Some people living in a local apartment complex are on edge after two shootings in a six-hour span. The second shooting happened as police were still at the scene of the first one. Moana Turner lives at the Sundance Village Apartments. "It's stressful enough to make me move to gather up my three small children, my pregnant daughter, and my handicap husband", says Turner. Turner says a deadly… → Read More

'Don't f*&king bump into her!': Man badly beaten after bumping into suspect's wife

A 66-year-old man ends up getting a disfigured face when police say he was attacked after bumping into someone outside the Palms Casino buffet. A players club card led police to the suspect. Six-foot-tall muscle bodybuilder Ladone Waller is the man accused of beating the man. A police report says in late April the man accidentally bumped into Waller's wife. The report says Waller told the man:… → Read More

MSG Sphere at The Venetian on target for completion in 2021

Construction is booming right now across the Las Vegas valley, especially along the north end of the Strip. On Tuesday, News 3 got a first look at the MSG Sphere at The Venetian. The 17,500-seat venue will feature an iconic spherical shape 366 feet tall, with the interior space able to fit three Goodyear blimps inside. Today Nick Tomasino, the manager of the project, gave a tour of the 18-acre… → Read More

Accused drunk pilot who crashed plane in Mesquite license required co-pilot

We are learning new information about a pilot accused of flying a plane drunk and crashing it at the Mesquite airport. The pilot’s license shows he needed a co-pilot with him to legally fly. The day after the fiery crash, the Cessna 550 citation still sits at the Mesquite Municipal Airport. Police say 41-year-old Ryan Dashiell was the pilot behind the controls. Mesquite police department… → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Video shows aftermath of ax attack in northwest Las Vegas neighborhood

An ax attack happened in the middle of a quiet northwest neighborhood. Exclusive video shows a woman carrying an ax in one hand and a chain in the other. Police say the woman swung the ax and hit her boyfriend, Nicholas Escamilla, in the face. Home surveillance video shows a chilling scene outside a northwest neighborhood off of Buffalo and Alta. In the video, the woman is carrying an ax and a… → Read More

LVMPD searching for Hobby Lobby robbers that hit northwest store

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is on the search for a couple of thieves that robbed a northwest Hobby Lobby. Officers say the crooks roughed up one of the store employees. Police say the men late last month went into a Hobby Lobby near Rainbow Boulevard and Lake Mead Boulevard. The duo roughed up a Hobby Lobby store employee, according to police. Detectives say the robbers… → Read More

Passerby spotted Pahrump man underneath Jeep days after earthquake

The July 4 earthquake near Ridgecrest, California may have killed a Pahrump man. Nye County sheriff deputies say the 56-year-old was found crushed underneath his Jeep. Police believe the earthquake shook the truck right off the blocks as the man was working on it. Sheriff deputies say a passerby happened to see the man’s body. A passerby noticed the man’s body on Tuesday. A 911 call was… → Read More

20-year-old man shot and killed after answering knock at his door in Desert Shores Villas

A knock on the door turned deadly for a 20-year-old Desert Shores man. Police say a gunman fired on the victim after he answered. Now residents living at this condo off of Cheyenne and Rampart are scared to open their doors. The bullet hole is still visible on the door 20-year old Michael Menephee answered on July 3. Police say the gunman fired at least once into the door at the Desert Shores… → Read More

LVMPD looking for "'prolific' shoplifter hitting northwest businesses

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is on the search for a serial shoplifter. Police say the crook has ripped off over a dozen businesses in the northwest valley. LVMPD has labeled a "prolific" shoplifter. Images of the crook leaving a northwest valley Target with shopping bags of stolen merchandise have surfaced. Images of the crook leaving a northwest valley Target with shopping bags… → Read More

Road rage driver fires at least 8 shots into pickup truck in northeast valley

Police are looking for a road rage suspect who shot up another driver in the northeast valley. Officers say the victim accidentally cut off the suspect early Tuesday morning when turning from Las Vegas Boulevard to Pecos Road. Shawanna Jeffrey heard the gunfire, saying a barrage of bullets woke her up Tuesday morning around two. Jeffrey said, "Last night I woke up to gunfire," adding, "I thought… → Read More