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Walmart Employee Arrested for Stealing $250,000 from Store

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson police officers have arrested a Walmart employee for stealing about $250,000 in merchandise and selling the goods on eBay.

Police say 31-year-old Jeromie Michener was booked into the Henderson Detention Center Tuesday on theft and burglary charges. Michener resigned from the store Tuesday morning.

Police say Michener stole computers, video game systems, televisions and portable GPS systems.

Police say Michener set up a storage unit to keep the stolen items before shipping them out. When detectives searched the storage unit, they found 54 portable GPS systems and video game merchandise.

Detectives also found a binder with shipping records showing more than 150 items shipped in the past two months.

Searching for the Missing People of Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- One year ago, Steven Koecher pulled his car into a Sun City Anthem neighborhood and walked away. He has not been seen or heard from since.

Koecher, a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, came to Las Vegas from his St. George, Utah home on Sunday, December 13, 2009, unannounced to friends and family. His car was found abandoned days later, parked on a dead end street deep in the heart of southern Nevada suburbia. The last known images of Koecher were captured on a neighbor's home-surveillance camera. He is seen walking down a neighborhood sidewalk, crossing the street, and disappearing out of frame.

Doctor Pleads Guilty in Connection with Golfer's Suicide

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The doctor who discovered professional golfer Erica Blasberg's body entered a guilty plea on a misdemeanor obstruction charge.

Dr. Thomas Hess appeared in Henderson Municipal Court Wednesday morning. He is believed to be the last person to see Blasberg alive. The golfer was found dead in her Henderson home on May 9, 2010. The coroner ruled her death a suicide.

Read Arrest Warrant for Dr. Hess

Hess was accused of removing items, including a suicide note and medication, from the scene.

Blasberg's father Mel was in court, seeing Hess face to face for the first time. But he was disappointed by what happened.

Man Sought in Gas Station Slaying

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson Police detectives are looking for the man responsible for a murder that happened last week.

Police say Francisco Mata stabbed Pedro Ortega-Vivanco to death and critically injured Hector Ortega-Gonzalez. The two victims were were found in a gas station parking lot near St. Rose Parkway and Seven Hills Drive last Wednesday.

Police say a clerk at a gas station called 911 last Wednesday after seeing Ortega-Gonzalez outside the store covered in blood. She then saw Ortega-Vivanco wounded in the passenger seat of a van parked in front of the store.

When officers arrived, they found Ortega-Vivanco dead inside the van. Ortega-Gonzalez was transported to a local hospital.

I-Team: Competency of Accused Former Officer Questioned

LAS VEGAS -- The bizarre attempted murder case of a prominent local attorney continues to grab attention. Ronald Webb, a former police officer for Metro, stands accused of conspiring to murder his girlfriend Nancy Quon.

Last week, the I-Team spoke with Quon about being the target of an FBI investigation and the alleged plot on her life.

Tuesday morning in Henderson Justice Court, an attorney said Webb isn't competent to go to trial. Quon is already under heavy scrutiny for her role in questionable construction defect lawsuits. Police though, see her as a victim according to the plans of her boyfriend, Ron Webb.

Attorney John Momot, who is representing Webb, was able to get a delay in prosecution. Momot offered the court and reporters no information about Webb's mental status. Currently, Webb is in police custody and does not have the money to post bail.

Man Stabbed to Death Identified

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The man who was found stabbed to death at a Henderson gas station has been identified.

The Clark County Coroner's officer has identified the man as 30-year-old Pedro Ortega Vivanco. He was the passenger in a van that pulled into the gas station Wednesday morning. The driver of the van was covered in blood.

Police believe the men were attacked at a different location and drove to the gas station to get help.

Man Found Dead, Another Injured at Gas Station

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Police are investigating a dead body found at a gas station near Seven Hills Drive and St. Rose Parkway in Henderson. 

Police say a clerk at a gas station called 911 Wednesday morning after seeing a bloody man outside the store. She went outside and found another man inside a van. The man inside the van was pronounced dead on the scene.

The other man was taken to St. Rose Hospital and is being treated for unknown injuries.

Police believe the men were attacked at another location but were able to drive and ended up in the parking lot of the gas station. There have been no arrests made.

The gas station is expected to be closed for the rest of the day.