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1 dead in parking lot shooting east of Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS (AP) - One man is dead and another man was questioned and released without being charged after a fatal shooting in a parking lot across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Las Vegas police say the man who was shot argued with a man in another vehicle just before 3 a.m. Monday in a strip mall parking lot near Paradise Road and Harmon Avenue.

Police say the man who was shot got out of his vehicle and pointed a firearm at occupants of the other vehicle before a passenger in that vehicle pulled out a gun and fired one shot.

The names of the dead man and the shooter weren't immediately made public.

Police say the Clark County district attorney will decide whether to file charges.


Report: Wing parts fell before Reno Air Race crash

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Investigators say a wing malfunctioned before an experimental aircraft crashed last week in Nevada, killing a retired Air Force pilot from California as he tried to qualify for the Reno National Championship Air Races.

Preliminary findings released by the National Transportation Safety Board say portions of the right wing separated from the Backovich GP-5 before it crashed in a more than half-mile-long debris path in a remote part of the Stead Airport race course.

The pilot, 64-year-old Lee Behel of San Jose, died in the Sept. 8 crash. No one else was injured.

An NTSB official said Monday a final report could take a year or more.

A plane crash into a spectator area at the Reno air races in 2011 killed 11 people and injured dozens more.


Agency urges science demo changes after Reno fire

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A federal agency is calling on museums and schools to change the way they do science demonstrations in light of a fire that injured 13 people, most of them children, earlier this month at a Reno museum.

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board issued a statement Monday urging educators to end or limit their use of methanol or other flammable chemicals in demonstrations involving flames.

It came as a fire in a Denver high school chemistry lab burned four students Monday.

The agency says there are safer ways to create the color-changing phenomenon the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum was trying to show at the time of the Sept. 3 accident.

Investigators say a flash fire erupted after a museum employee added methanol to a cotton ball that was likely still smoldering.


2 women dead in crash while following relatives

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities have identified two women who died after the car they were riding in crashed while they followed relatives on a Las Vegas highway.

Nevada Highway Patrol troopers say a Toyota Camry that was following a Mercedes hit the back of the vehicle about 7 p.m. Saturday on the 215 beltway. The Mercedes stopped in the shoulder after the impact, but the Camry continued onto an off-ramp, across traffic on Decatur Boulevard and into a block wall.

Troopers say the Camry vaulted into the air and then partially caught on fire.

Twenty-one-year-old passenger Miriah Ashley Weaver of Black Creek, Wisconsin died at the scene, while 58-year-old passenger Patricia Tucker of Las Vegas died of her injuries at University Medical Center.

The 25-year-old male driver from Wisconsin was hospitalized.


North Las Vegas woman found dead in apartment

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - Police in North Las Vegas say they're investigating the death of a 52-year-old woman found dead in her apartment during the weekend as a homicide.

The Clark County coroner says the body of Bonnie Marie Rice was found about 11 p.m. Saturday after a family member called police to her apartment off Alexander Road near Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Police and the coroner haven't said yet how or when Rice died.


Pia Zadora home from Vegas hospital after accident

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A spokeswoman says entertainer Pia Zadora is home from a Las Vegas hospital to continue treatment for serious head and ankle injuries received when she fell from a golf cart last week.

Zadora representative Eileen Koch said in an email Monday the singer-actress was released from University Medical Center in Las Vegas and plans to travel to Los Angeles next week for surgery for a compound ankle fracture.

The 60-year-old Zadora was injured Thursday evening in a fall from a golf cart driven by her teenage son near their northwest Las Vegas home.

Her hospitalization prompted the cancellation of upcoming performances at Piero's Italian Restaurant in Las Vegas.

Zadora was a child Broadway actress and appeared in movies before becoming a singer of popular standards.

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