2 Sentenced After Elderly Person Drowned At Unlicensed Care Home

CBS Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas couple has been sentenced for neglect of an elderly person after prosecutors say a person drowned at their unlicensed group home.

The Nevada Attorney General announced Tuesday that 44-year-old Leni Alston and her 38-year-old husband, William Alston, were ordered to community service, probation and $40,000 in restitution.

Investigators say the couple owned a licensed group home that was previously cited for having too many residents. Officials say the population there had once again swelled, growing to five when it should have been capped at two, and the Alstons were keeping other residents at their house.

Authorities say a resident who was staying at their home drowned in their pool, which didn’t have a fence as required of a group home.

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Police Find Man Fatally Shot Near UNLV Campus

CBS Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Metro Police are investigating the Tuesday night shooting death of a man near the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Police say the shooting occurred around 8 p.m. at the Tammany Hall Apartments.

Officers found one man with gunshot wounds at the apartment complex, located east of the university on the 4300 block of Escondido Street.

The man’s identity has not been released.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports police do not know if the man was a resident or visitor at the apartments.

Officers told KLAS-TV that the shooting may have resulted from a robbery.

Law enforcement officials are asking anyone with information to contact Metro Police.

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Police Arrested Group Of Young Boys In Abuse Of Kitten

Soooooo, These kids get arrested for abusing an animal, but the armies of the world kill civilians all the time. What is wrong with this world?

CBS Las Vegas

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Chandler police say four boys are accused of abusing a kitten during the incident that occurred Oct. 14.

Police they reviewed surveillance video from a trailer park after getting a call about animal cruelty.

Sgt. Joe Sgt. Joe Favazzo says the video shows the kitten being kicked, struck with a ball and knocked around before its dead body was thrown into a pool.

Favazzo says conducting interviews for the investigation took some time and that the four boys were arrested Sunday on a charge of animal cruelty.

Their names were not released but police say the range from 8 to 12 years old.

Two other boys were present but one did not participate in the alleged abuse. The other wasn’t arrested because he was only 7 years old.

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Police: Barking Might Have Caused Shootings

Just like my last blog, What is wrong with the world?

CBS Las Vegas

PHOENIX (AP) — Police say loud barking might have led a 56-year-old man to kill four of his neighbors and two dogs before turning the weapon on himself over the weekend at a central Phoenix town house.

There is “some indication that perhaps that was a problem,” Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson said Sunday of the barking. But he added a motive might never be known because of the deaths.

Michael Guzzo, 56, killed four members of a family in the confrontation Saturday. The victims were identified as Bruce Moore, 66; his daughter, Renee Moore, 36; her husband, Michael Moore, 42, who took his wife’s name; and Renee’s son, Shannon Moore, 17.

After the killings, Guzzo shot at another town house before returning to his unit and killing himself, police said.

Police said they found a pump shotgun, apparently the weapon used in the killings, next to his body. Thompson…

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Police: 16-Year-Old Kills Mom After She Takes Away His Cell Phone

What has this world come to?

CBS Las Vegas

MESA, Ariz. (CBS Las Vegas/AP) — Police say the 16-year-old son of a Mesa woman has been arrested for her death and a friend of the teenager also faces charges.

The body of Tina Helms Spencer was found Saturday. Phoenix television station KNXV reports that her son has been booked into juvenile detention on charges including first-degree murder, aggravated assault and tampering with evidence.

KSAZ-TV reports the 16-year-old decided to kill his mom after they had an argument when she took away his cell phone. Mesa authorities told KSAZ that they believe a hammer and frying pan were used in the death of Spencer.

A 17-year-old friend of the son was booked into juvenile detention on charges of first-degree murder as an accomplice, evidence tampering and concealment of a body.

The 16-year-old also attacked his stepfather but he was able to get away.

Mesa Police spokesman Sgt. Tony Landato said…

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Angel Going Under The Knife

What happened to Criss! Why!!!

CBS Las Vegas

(Las Vegas, NV)  —  A shoulder injury will keep Criss Angel grounded for the first three months of 2014.

The “Las Vegas Sun” says the magician will undergo an operation to repair his shoulder in January.

Angel’s “Believe” show at the Luxor will return in April, but the illusionist will host a revue featuring other magic acts.

Angel says he’ll wrap up the first season of his Spike TV show by December, before going under the knife.

“Believe” celebrates its fifth anniversary on the Strip this Wednesday.

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Hiker Finds Abandoned Pit Bull With Bullet Wounds, Carries Dog To Safety

This is a truly good samaritan.

CBS Las Vegas

PHOENIX, Ariz. (CBS Las Vegas) – A good Samaritan carried a pit bull down a mountain in order to save the animal’s life.

Last Friday, a woman was hiking along a local trail when she happened upon a 2-year-old pit bull who had been shot multiple times and left to die.

The woman – Andi Davis – documented the animal before slowly approaching him. Finding the dog to be calm, she gave him a drink of water before lifting the 47-pound dog off the ground.

According to Bretta Nelson, the spokesperson for the Arizona Human Society who relayed the story to WTKR due to the family’s reluctance for media attention, Davis then began what would be an hour-long trip back to civilization.

“At first she was shaking because she was scared,” Nelson told the station. “Then she was shaking because of the weight of him.”

At one point, the dog reportedly stopped…

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Readers’ cats: Purruru

Why Evolution Is True

After the mortality must come a felid. Reader Steve Obrebski sent a picture of his cat Purruru:

Purruru is allegedly a Flame Point Siamese, a breed having  bright, reddish-gold points and brilliant blue eyes, creamy-white, short coats, and look like Siamese cats.  Elsewhere these cats are also called Red Point Siamese or Color Point Shorthairs.  We got him from a Japanese friend who had to move back to Japan.  He is very snuggly with me and my wife, but also likes the laps of visiting ladies. and likes to dash outside (we keep most of our cats indoors) so we have to use a can of special aromatic cat food to entice him indoors.  We have had him for 12 years and he is doing fine.  He was probably 3 when we got him.  We never checked but maybe Purruru is a Japanese word pertaining to cats.

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