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More Details Surface in 14-Year-Old's Murder

LAS VEGAS -- A fight in a car may have led to the death of a teenage girl whose body was found near a day care center on Sunday.

Murder suspect Juan Rivera told police about the events surrounding the girl's death after he was arrested for murder, robbery and sexual assault. In a police report, Rivera told police he gave Diana Sotos a ride to a friend's house, and while they were waiting for the friend, he and Soto had a argument.

The police report also reveals that Rivera is the boyfriend of Soto's older sister and all of them were living in the same home.

Rivera told police that Soto scratched him and he he strangled her and dumped her body on East Owens. Rivera denies sexually assaulting the girl.

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Henderson to Host Foreclosure Prevention Workshop

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Homeowners facing foreclosure may be able to find some help at an upcoming foreclosure prevention workshop.

The workshop is being hosted by the city of Henderson Neighborhood Services Division and will take place on Wednesday, April 28th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 Water Street.

"At a time when families are continuing to struggle with foreclosure and financial difficulties, we've worked hard to bring together the resources they need to find help," said Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen.

Check this link to see what documents are needed.

Lenders, HUD-certified counselors, foreclosure mediators and federal representatives will be on hand to help the homeowners.

 

Henderson Family Mourns Death of 13-Year-Old

HENDERSON -- Frustration and grief is consuming the Henderson family of a boy who was hit and killed while biking to school Monday morning.

The victim's family went to the intersection of Pueblo Blvd. and Warm Springs on Tuesday morning with a plea for additional safety precautions.

SLIDESHOW: Roadside Memorial for Nathaniel Miller

Heartache grips Leo Miller's heart as he grieves for his son Nathaniel. "It's real hard," he said as he chokes up. Thirteen-year-old Nathaniel Miller was struck and killed while riding his bike to Brown Junior High School. Police say Miller was not in the crosswalk when he was hit.

Henderson Standoff Shooting Ruled Suicide

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has ruled the shooting death of fire marshal investigator Eric Thatcher as a suicide. Thatcher fired on Henderson Police officers on Thursday and died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Police were called to Thatcher's home near Sun City Anthem Drive after he made threatening statements to a friend. When officers arrived, Thatcher opened fire, striking several houses and a police car.

A Henderson SWAT team officer fired once at Thatcher, but did not strike him. Thatcher then took his own life.

Thatcher was a former Nevada Highway Patrol trooper and current Department of Public Safety Fire Marshal investigator.

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Friends, Family Search for Missing Las Vegas Woman

LAS VEGAS - Bill James and Billie Jean James tied the knot nearly 40 years ago. The couple rarely spent time apart until last Thursday, when 67-year-old Billie Jean James went missing from the couple's home near Las Vegas Boulevard and Silverado Ranch.

"It's a horrible thing," Bill James said. "You don't know, and you wonder what happened, and where is she. It's horrible… This is the worst thing in the world. I can't imagine anything worse."

The two were preparing for a trip to Hawaii. He was sleeping, and she was packing. When Bill James awoke, his wife was gone. "(She) disappeared, just gone, no trace," he said. Billie Jean James suffered a mild stroke a few months ago. She was disoriented for a day and lost her memory. Her husband fears she may have suffered another one. "The only thing I can suspect is the same thing happened again, and she just walked away from here," he said.

Middle School Student Hit and Killed

HENDERSON -- A bike ride to school turned deadly for a 13-year-old Nathaniel Miller Monday. He was riding his bike to Brown Junior High School in Henderson when he was hit and killed by a minivan.

Police say the accident happened around 7 a.m. at the corner of Pueblo Boulevard and Warm Springs. Police say Miller was riding his bike on the sidewalk and was trying to cross the intersection when he was struck by a white Toyota minivan. 

Henderson Police say witnesses rushed to help the teen but he was declared dead at the scene. The teen was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

The driver, 56-year-old Ki Fung, has not been charged. Police say alcohol and speed were not a factor in the case and the driver is cooperating in the ongoing investigation.

Police are urging both bike riders and drivers to use extra caution when on the roads.

Neighbors Still Rattled After Two Standoffs

CLARK COUNTY, Nev. -- Lives were on hold in two neighborhoods Thursday when Metro, Henderson and North Las Vegas Police faced armed gunmen in separate incidents. 

Police came to Eric Thatcher's house after reports he was threatening to take his life. A state official says Thatcher was a state fire marshal. Before that, he was a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper.

Thatcher had recently separated from his wife and his home was close to foreclosure. Police still aren't sure if he killed himself or was shot by their officers.

With SWAT teams aiming at Thatcher through neighborhood windows, the amount of damage is not surprising. But across the street, innocent neighbors were simply caught in the crossfire.

"Right as I was unlocking the door, that is when the first bullet come through our house. And we just heard it ricochet off the walls," said a neighbor.