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Search in 6th Day for Nevada Teen Wanted in Family Killings

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities say a Las Vegas-area teenager being sought in the stabbing deaths of his mother and 9-year-old brother might have had a three-day head start as he eludes authorities for a sixth day.

Henderson police spokesman Keith Paul said Wednesday that the search continues for Adrian Navarro-Canales.

Police found Elvira Canales-Gomez and 9-year-old Cesar Navarro dead Friday in a bloody bathroom in the suburban apartment where they celebrated Navarro-Canales' 16th birthday just days earlier.

Police say Navarro-Canales dropped out of high school last November, and his cousin told police the teen has said he wanted to return to Mexico.

Navarro-Canales was first sought as a possible victim, then named Monday in a murder warrant that indicates he'd be prosecuted as an adult.

Henderson police investigators think the killings happened Sept. 17.

 

Driving You Crazy: Lane Closures Along Maryland Parkway

LAS VEGAS - A viewer asks why lanes remain closed on Maryland Parkway between Cactus Avenue and Pebble Road when it appears road work is completed.

In addition to lane restrictions on Maryland Parkway, Silverado Ranch Boulevard is also down to one lane, each way, during the middle of the day. The lane restrictions combined with traffic from nearby Silverado High School make traveling through this area a miserable commute.

County officials say the general work is complete, however, they still need to finish punch-list items. Crews will adjust manholes, install new pavement markings and add median islands. They are also adding a new traffic signal at Cactus and Maryland.

All cones and closures are expected to be cleared by the first week of November.

Aunt Says Murder Suspect Had Violent Past

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson Police say the 16-year-old boy missing since his mother and younger brother were found dead Friday, is now considered a suspect in the murders.

According to police, a warrant was filed Monday charging Adrian Navarro-Canales as an adult with two counts of murder in the stabbing death of his mother, Elvira Canales-Gomez, 40, and his brother, Cesar Navarro, 9.

In the affidavit for an arrest warrant, the Clark County Coroner's Office estimated the victims were killed Tuesday evening in their apartment on Eastern Avenue near Sunridge Heights Parkway. Their bodies were not found until Friday after Canales-Gomez's sister and her boyfriend called to report that they could not get a hold of them.

The suspect's aunt told police that he had been violent with his mother in the past. She also said he had pushed and punched her.

Mother and Son Found Dead Inside Apartment; Older Son Missing

Missing 16-year-old Adrian Navarro

LAS VEGAS -- Henderson Police are investigating the deaths of a 40-year-old woman and her 10-year-old son found slain in their apartment Friday. 

Investigators said police were doing a welfare check and discovered the mother's 16-year-old son was not in the apartment and is considered missing.

The Summit Apartments is located on the 11000 block of S. Eastern Avenue near Sunridge Heights Parkway. Police also said the 10-year-old and 16-year-old sons did not show up to school.

The woman's teen son, Adrian Navarro, has not been located and is considered missing with police searching for the boy.

The teen is not considered a suspect at this time.

Detectives are following up on leads in the case but at this time no suspect or motive has been identified.

There have been no calls for service to the family's apartment prior to a friend and a relative calling for a welfare check.

One Dead, One Injured in Crash Near Stephanie and Galleria

HENDERSON, Nev. - One person is dead and another is injured following an early morning accident near Stephanie Street and Galleria Drive.

The accident happened Monday at approximately 3:15 a.m. Monday. Henderson Police say a vehicle , driven by 24-year-old Jose Ortega-Guzman, veered off the road, struck a curb and vaulted into a desert area.

The 22-year-old male passenger in the vehicle was ejected and died at the scene of the accident. Ortega-Guzman was transported to Sunrise Hospital in very serious condition.

Police say speed and alcohol were factors in the crash. Northbound Stephanie was closed between Patrick Lane and Galleria while police investigated.

According to police, Monday's crash is the fifth deadly accident in their jurisdiction this year.

Motorcycle Rally to Benefit Sexually Exploited Children

Motorcycle Rally to Benefit Sexually Exploited Children

A thunderous rally will be held Saturday to help children who have been sexually exploited.

The Las Vegas Regulators motorcycle club along with the Pearls of Henderson, a interest group of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, will be holding a Ride for a Cause motorcycle rally starting at 9 a.m. at the Henderson Harley-Davidson, 1010 Warm Springs Road.

The first riders will roll out at 10 a.m.

All the money raised at the event will benefit charities that help victims of sexual exploitation.

Metro Police has investigated about 2,200 children exploited through the sex trade in Las Vegas since 1994.

For more information or to register to ride, go to poh2012.wix.com/tpohrideforcause

New Stores, New Look for Galleria at Sunset

LAS VEGAS -- As the economy starts to bounce back, there are signs of better times at one local shopping mall.

The Galleria at Sunset in Henderson has been around for nearly 20 years, but is just now undergoing its first major renovation.

One of the new stores, which opened Thursday, is H&M, known around the world for offering trendy styles at affordable prices.

Francisco Pulgarin was the first in line to experience the brand new H&M store opening at the Galleria at Sunset.

"I have to be the first in line today," Pulgarin said. "I have been to other stores this is one I really like."

Pulgarin came all the way from Summerlin to a mall more popular among shoppers in Henderson.

The Galleria managers hope its first major renovations since it opened in 1996 will draw even more customers from around the valley.