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Doctor Arrested in Golfer's Death Investigation

HENDERSON -- Nearly eight weeks after professional golfer Erica Blasberg was found dead in her Henderson home, the Clark County coroner's office has ruled her death a suicide. Toxic levels of prescription drugs were also found in her system.

The 25-year-old's family says they still want answers. Their focus is now turned to Dr. Thomas Hess, the man police say was with her the night before she died. An arrest warrant was issued for Hess Tuesday for obstruction of justice. He turned himself in, posted bail and was released. 

The night before her death, Blasberg's father Mel says she seemed fine. Blasberg's believe only Dr. Hess can help them figure out what may have caused her to want to kill herself.

Car Egging Incident Lands Man in Hot Water

HENDERSON -- A Henderson man faces two counts of attempted murder after shooting at two teens who egged his car.

Twenty-two-year-old Christopher Brunelle called 911 Sunday night saying he had shot at a Jeep after people inside had thrown "projectiles" at him. He said he shot at the tires but the bullets hit the passenger side window and door post.

Eighteen-year-old Brenna Schmid-Webster and Cameron Mackey said they had been driving around the neighborhood egging cars for no reason. They will face vandalism charges.

I-Team: Arrest Warrant Issued for Process Server

LAS VEGAS -- An arrest warrant has been issued for a process server accused of falsifying paperwork in dozens of cases and potentially hundreds more, in what police called a scheme to defraud the courts.

Former Las Vegas Metro police officer Maurice Carroll is wanted by police for 35 counts of perjury, false filing of paperwork and obtaining money under false pretenses. Metro says he said he served people with legal papers, but didn't.

Carroll runs On Scene Mediations out of a North Las Vegas home. The criminal complaint said he admitted to officers he lied on affidavits and falsified work. That has caused problems in an unknown number of cases at the Regional Justice Center and potentially in District Court.

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Two Sought in Colorado Child Death Returned from Nevada

HENDERSON -- A fugitive couple sought in the death of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found in a vacant home have returned to Colorado in custody from Nevada.

Sheriff's deputy Teresa Murphy said Hanif Sims and his girlfriend, Monique Lynch, arrived in Colorado's El Paso County on Saturday. They had been jailed in Henderson since their arrest July 7 at a southern Nevada motel.

Sims and Lynch, both 29, were sought after the body of Sims' daughter was found May 14 in the crawl space of a town home in Monument, Colo., about 50 miles south of Denver.

Sims faces assault and child abuse causing death charges and is being held on $750,000 bail. Lynch faces a child abuse resulting in death charge and is being held on $500,000 bail.

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Coroner's Inquest Finds Henderson Shooting Justified

LAS VEGAS -- A Clark County coroner's inquest has found an officer involved shooting that happened in Henderson last month justified.

Police shot and killed 39-year-old Kelly Dupriest after they say she backed toward them in a stolen car.

Police say DuPriest and 21-year-old Carlos Enrique Pedraza were on a crime spree when police caught up to them on MacDonald Ranch Drive. Besides stealing the car, Dupriest and Pedraza were accused of breaking into at least one home and terrorizing McDonald Ranch residents with a gun.

Pedraza was also shot, but survived.

A total of six officers were involved in shooting. Sgt. Christopher Delacanal, Officer Juan Castro, Officer James Dunn, Officer Kevin Grant, Officer Michael Schmitz and Officer Jeff Wiener have been on paid administrative leave since the shooting.

Golfer's Father Still Waiting to Learn Cause of Death

LAS VEGAS -- Wednesday would have been the 26th birthday of Erica Blasberg, the up and coming golf sensation from Henderson. Back in May, she was found dead in her home. Police have released little information on their investigation and are still waiting for toxicology reports to return.

But there is new information about the case. Blasberg was allegedly having an affair with Dr. Thomas Hess. He was her doctor and writing prescriptions for her.

Her father, Mel Blasberg, talked about their affair that he says he had no idea about it until recently.

"There's no doubt that Erica and this Doctor Hess had something other than a professional patient-doctor relationship. I'm not implying anything beyond than the fact that I know for a fact that they played golf," he said.

Colorado Couple Arrested in Henderson

HENDERSON -- A couple who had custody of a girl whose body was found in a vacant Colorado home were arrested Wednesday in Henderson.

Police say Hanif Sims and his girlfriend, Monique Lynch, were arrested at a Henderson motel.

Sims is the father of 9-year-old Genesis Sims, whose body was found May 14 in the crawl space of a vacant town house in Monument, Colorado. Construction workers doing renovations found the girl's body. The cause of death hasn't been determined.

Investigators had been looking for the couple, who moved out of the home early last year. An arrest warrant was issued for Hanif Sims on child abuse and second-degree assault charges on June 4 as part of the investigation, Sheriff's Lt. Lari Sevene said. The warrant was sealed, and Sevene said she couldn't provide further details about it.

Lynch and Sims are due to appear in court on July 15.