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I-Team: Attorney Involved in Alleged Suicide Pact Speaks

LAS VEGAS -- Attorney Nancy Quon wants the world to know she is not suicidal, that did not conspire with her boyfriend to kill herself, and that a fire which nearly took her life in late October was a complete accident.

The story was complicated enough when it was just about an alleged homeowner association scam that reportedly raked in tens of millions of dollars.

As you know, the I-Team first broke the story about the task force investigation of political corruption inside local HOA's back in 2008. Now we know the name of the undercover probe, Operation Grandmaster, and we know that, according to police documents, indictments in this massive case are "imminent."

BREAKING NEWS: Wind Advisory and Freeze Watch Issued

LAS VEGAS -- A wind advisory has been issued starting at 3 p.m. and lasting until midnight for Clark County and southern Nye County and a freeze watch will be in effect Wednesday night.

Winds are expected to be gusting between 20 to 30 mph and with gusts possible to 50 mph. There is also a slight chance of rain. The temperature will drop Wednesday and is expected to be in the 40's on Thanksgiving Day making it one of the coldest in recent years.

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A freeze watch is in effect from Wednesday night to Friday morning. Some neighborhoods could see temperatures in the 20's.

 

Former Police Officer Arrested in Plot to Kill Girlfriend

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police have arrested a former police officer in a plot to kill his girlfriend.

Police say shortly after 7:00 p.m. on November 9, detectives arrested 42-year-old William Ronald Webb for trafficking in a controlled substance, conspiracy to commit murder, and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Webb is accused of plotting to kill his girlfriend, attorney Nancy Quon, by giving her large amounts the GHB. Police say they do not know whether Quon was suicidal and involved in the plot.

Webb was arrested at the Green Valley Ranch parking lot, where he and Quon were living after a fire in their home in late October.

Quon was a prominent attorney in Las Vegas before becoming involved in HOA investigations carried out by the FBI. Quon is alleged to have funneled millions of dollars in bogus construction defect lawsuits.

Henderson Woman Dies in DUI-Related Crash

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson police are investigating a fatal car accident that took the life of a 28-year-old woman Saturday night.

Police say Shanna LaPelusa was a passenger in a Toyota 4-Runner driven by 26-year-old Summer Mackie. The car crashed on McCormick Road at about 11:10 p.m. Officers say Mackie lost control, went over a barrier wall, down a 25-foot embankment and struck another wall.

LaPelusa was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.

Mackie and another passenger were taken to St. Rose Siena with unknown injuries. Mackie was later booked into the Henderson Detention Center on DUI with death charges. Police say alcohol and speed were factors in the crash.

Man Arrested in Henderson Murder

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson Police have arrested a man they believe is linked to the shooting death of a 36-year-old man.

James Finias was arrested Tuesday in Henderson. Police say on the night of October 25, they found Chad Coleman in the street near Wagonwheel and Foothills with gunshot wounds.

Finias is accused of arranging a meeting with Coleman and then shooting him.

He has been charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and convicted person in possession of a firearm.

Coroner Identifies Man Found Shot to Death in Henderson

HENDERSON -- The Clark County coroner has identified a man killed in a shooting in southeast Henderson as 36-year-old Chad Anthony Coleman of Henderson.

Henderson police said Coleman was found fatally wounded after a report of a gunshots about 9:30 p.m. Monday near Wagonwheel and Foothills drives.

He was pronounced dead at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas. Police have not identified any suspects or released information about the case.

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Henderson Police Looking for Bank Robbery Suspect

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Police are releasing surveillance photos of a man allegedly robbing a  Chase Bank in hopes someone will recognize him.

Police say the man who is believed to be in his early 50's entered the bank at 1000 N. Green Valley Pkwy. on Oct. 15 around 1:30 p.m. and handed the teller a note demanding money.

The suspect is described as having brownish gray hair, about 6 feet tall and weighing around 180 pounds. He was wearing a blue shirt with while pinstripes and light colored jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call Henderson Police at 267-4750, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.