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Boy Found Safe After Ride in Stolen Truck

BOULDER CITY, Nev. -- Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly stole a truck with a 5-year-old Henderson boy inside.

Police located the boy and abandoned truck on Nevada Highway in Boulder City about a half-hour after it was reported stolen. The boy was unharmed and happy to be reunited with his father. The boy told his father that he asked the suspect to take the truck back to his daddy.

The boy's father, Eric Kohn, said he had just put his son in the truck and was warming it up before 7 a.m. when he realized he had forgot his gym bag. The father said he went to retrieve his bag which was inside his home near the front door.  Kuhn said as he stepped back out of his home he saw his truck speeding off. 

Kohn said he called police immediately and gives them credit for acting so quickly to search for his son. Police officers from Metro, Henderson and Boulder City took part in the search.

Las Vegas Woman Identified in Arizona Burned Body Case

LAS VEGAS -- Authorities say a woman whose charred body was found last month in Arizona near Hoover Dam was a Las Vegas escort service owner killed over a $9,000 debt.

Court documents made public Monday identify the dead woman as 39-year-old Yung Park. Las Vegas police on Thursday arrested two of her employees, 30-year-old Min Soon Chang and 19-year-old Keon Kyun Park, in her slaying.

Authorities say Keon Park isn't related to the victim. The Dec. 23 discovery of her body about a mile from Hoover Dam drew intense interest following the disappearance of 31-year-old Las Vegas Strip burlesque dancer Deborah Flores-Narvaez. Flores-Narvaez still hasn't been seen since Dec. 12.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Police Work to Identify Body Found Near Lake Mead

LAS VEGAS -- Authorities are trying to identify the body of a woman found near Lake Mead Thursday afternoon. The body was found on the Arizona side of the lake near the Kingman Wash Road. 

Las Vegas Metro Police say the call came in at about 11:30 a.m. Officers say two tourists found the burned body along the side of a  dirt road.

"Our rangers responded. They were able to confirm that they were human remains. We had National Park Service special agents on scene to take a look at it," said Lake Mead National Recreation Area Public Affairs Officer Andrew Munoz.

The body was found on federal land in an area frequently visited by tourists and locals.

"This is a mildly popular area for locals. You can get access to the lake, popular for camping and fishing," Munoz said.

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.

 

Las Vegas Ranks Near the Bottom for Safe Drivers

LAS VEGAS -- A new report ranks Las Vegas drivers among the worst in the nation. According to Allstate Insurance, Las Vegas ranks 144 out of 200 of the largest cities in the country.

I-15 is said to be one of the dangerous stretches of roadway leading in and out of the valley. But the report takes data from all accidents, both fatal and non-fatal, from the highways local roads and parking lots.

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An Allstate spokesperson says the rankings determine how likely it is for a driver in Las Vegas to be involved in a collision. Speed along with texting or talking while driving are often factors in crashes because drivers are simply not paying attention.

Cox to Offer Video-on-Demand Content Through TiVo

SAN FRANCISCO -- Digital video recording pioneer TiVo Inc. and cable television provider Cox Communications Inc. are making it easier for Cox subscribers who use TiVo's DVR boxes to watch Cox's on-demand video content.

The companies said Thursday that Cox's video-on-demand library will become accessible on TiVo's latest DVR, the TiVo Premiere, in Cox's major markets, which include San Diego and Las Vegas. The integration is expected early next year.

In the past, cable providers haven't integrated their on-demand content with consumer DVR products such as those from TiVo, so watching on-demand movies or television shows from Cox and other companies has been a cumbersome process for TiVo users.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Former Sen. Ted Stevens Dead; O'Keefe Survives Airplane Crash

WASHINGTON -- A plane carrying former Sen. Ted Stevens and eight others crashed in remote southwest Alaska, killing the longtime Republican lawmaker and four other people, authorities said Tuesday.

Ex-NASA chief Sean O'Keefe and his teenage son were also aboard and survived the crash, according to a former NASA spokesman.

Stevens' family has been notified that the 86-year-old was among those killed in the crash Monday night, family spokesman Mitch Rose told The Associated Press.

Rescuers arrived on helicopter early Tuesday and were giving medical care to survivors, Alaska National Guard spokesman Maj. Guy Hayes said. He offered no additional details, except that there were potential fatalities.

Alaska officials reported that nine people were aboard the aircraft and that "it appears that there are five fatalities," NTSB spokesman Ted Lopatkiewicz told The Associated Press in Washington.