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Neighbors Thankful After Home-Invasion Shooting

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Two armed suspects in Henderson are facing burglary, weapons and kidnapping charges after breaking into a home Sunday.

One of those suspects fled and chose the wrong house to hide in. An off-duty Metro police officer discovered the suspect in his home and shot him in the leg.

Neighbors say they witnessed only a few minor break-ins within the last decade. But they would have never expected a home invasion and officer involved shooting would happen near their homes.

"We weren't quite sure what was going on, but it was surprising to see the street blocked and the helicopters flying overhead," said neighbor Kathy Puckoris.

When police arrived, one suspect was caught and the other fled about a block down, mistaking picking the home of an off-duty Metro officer to hide in.

Woman Indicted in Henderson Crash that Killed 2

LAS VEGAS -- A grand jury has indicted a 19-year-old woman in a crash that killed two people in Henderson last month.

Anita Mann of Henderson was indicted by a Clark County grand jury on two felony counts of driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death in the Feb. 16 crash.

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Louis Madden and Karen Hicks, both 65 and from Henderson, died in the crash. Police said the two were killed after their Hyundai Santa Fe was rear-ended by Mann's Hyundai Accent. Mann was a private first class in the Nevada National Guard. Henderson police allege Mann had a blood-alcohol level of .26 which is more than three times the legal limit for a drinker of legal age.

Arraignment is set for March 18. Court records did not list an attorney for Mann.

Woman Wanted in Henderson for Embezzlement

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson Police are seeking the public's help in arresting a woman accused of embezzling more than a half million dollars from a local business and then fleeing the country.

Ronda Zamora is wanted on 32 different counts of theft, conspiracy and possession of stolen property.

Detectives have information Zamora may have returned to Southern Nevada or Utah recently.

In September of 2008, the owners of Silver State Refrigeration learned of money being transferred to a personal bank account.

During the investigation, Zamora was accused of embezzling money for two or three years.

If you have any information, call Henderson Police at 267-4750.

DUI Teen Suspect Anita Mann Appears in Court

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Anita Mann, the 19-year-old accused of driving drunk and killing two people, appeared in a Henderson courtroom Wednesday morning.

Her bail was set at $225,000 and her preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 11th. When asked if she understood the charges against her, Mann said she did.

She is facing two counts of felony DUI for the deaths of 66-year-old Louis Madden and 65-year-old Karen Hicks who were killed on February 16th. The couple was headed home from lunch when Mann's car rear-ended their car. Police say Mann's blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit.

"This is a tragic case for everyone concerned, all the families, certainly the families involved in the accident and their loved ones and Anita and her family. It's tragic and it's terrible for everyone," said Steve Wolfson, Mann's attorney.

Father of Teen Accused of Fatal DUI Accident Speaks Out

LAS VEGAS - The father of the 19-year-old who is accused of driving drunk and killing two people is speaking out for the first time since the accident.

Henderson Police say on Tuesday Anita Mann crashed into a Hyundai SUV at Horizon Ridge Parkway and Shaded Canyon Drive, causing the Hyundai to roll over. The couple inside, 65-year-old Louis Madden and 65-year-old Karen Hicks, died at the scene. Authorities say Mann's blood-alcohol level was .26. That is three times the legal limit.

19-Year-Old Charged with DUI in Henderson Double Fatal Crash

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson Police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred near Horizon Ridge and Shaded Canyon, just east of Gibson Road. Two people are dead.

Investigators say 19-year-old Anita Mann was arrested for DUI after crashing into another car and killing the driver and passenger inside.

Police say Mann was headed eastbound on Horizon Ridge Parkway, just east of Gibson Road when she rear-ended the car. That car rolled over and both the driver and passenger died at the scene.

Mann sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

Prior to the crash, a citizen reported a drunk driver in the area of Horizon Ridge and Stephanie. Officers were heading to the area to investigate when the collision occurred.

Police say alcohol was a factor in the crash.

This was the first fatal accident in Henderson in 2010.

Teen Drug Use on the Rise

LAS VEGAS -- A new study by the Partnership for a Drug Free America says teen marijuana and alcohol use is on the rise. But while many are sticking to marijuana and alcohol, in Las Vegas, many teens are making the leap to heroin.

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What most teens don't realize is how quickly experimentation turns into addiction.

"Heroin was always associated to the IV, the homeless, the person on the street corner. Now it's kind of like Middle America," said Kevin Morss, Community Involvement Center Director for Westcare.

Morss deals with teens suffering from substance abuse. He says in the last year, he's seen a 30 to 40-percent increase in heroin use.