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Big DUI Enforcement Planned for Holiday Weekend

LAS VEGAS -- The Nevada Highway Patrol says Labor Day is second only to the Fourth of July for being the deadliest day on the nation's roads. But in Clark County, there has not been a single Labor Day traffic fatality for the past three years.

Several sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols are planned for Labor Day weekend, in what the group Stop DUI is describing as the nation's largest coordinated effort by law enforcement to prevent DUI deaths and injuries.

"We are proud to announce an unprecedented effort by seven different Nevada law enforcement agencies," said Sandy Heverly with Stop DUI.

Just days before the holiday weekend gets underway, DUI survivors, victim advocates, officers, and prosecutors gathered at NHP headquarters to kickoff a massive impaired driving awareness and enforcement campaign.

Human Remains Could be Missing Woman

HENDERSON - Billie Jean James vanished without a trace from her Henderson home on April 22. Police, friends and family spent months searching for the 67-year-old woman but never found her. Now, the case has taken a new turn.

While cleaning out a cluttered room of their home, Billie Jean James' husband found a body and called the cops. Police investigated the James home on Wednesday. Shortly after police left the home, Bill James emerged and delivered a brief statement to the media.

"I would like to say I appreciate everything you've done through this whole four months to help find her," he said. He says he believes his wife of 40 years died in their home, but declined to elaborate. "I don't feel like talking anymore. Thank you," he said.

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.