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Students From After-School Program Get Served Special Meal

The Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts hosted some special guests at its academy restaurant Tuesday.

The school served 60 students from Von Tobel Middle School, who are enrolled in the After-School All-Stars Program, which provides after-school programs in at-risk schools.

The meal was a full Thanksgiving feast, served by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers and local TV anchors, including 8 News NOW's Paula Francis. 

"I think Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and appreciate things and I think this is a great opportunity for the kids to feel very special, feel very valued, feel very privileged to be in a program like After-School All-Stars and also to be able to be served by such wonderful people here at Le Cordon Bleu. We can't thank them enough for this opportunity," executive director of After-School All-Stars Ranna Daud said.  

Police Searching for Hooded Robbers

Police Searching for Hooded Robbers

Metro Police are searching for three gunman who robbed a convenience store near Owens Avenue and Nellis Boulevard.

According to police, the robbery happened at around 8 p.m. Nov. 13. The three men entered the business and robbed it using guns, police said. Several shots were fired during the robbery.

All three of the men were wearing dark clothes, coats with hoods and one was wearing a mask.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro's Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555. 

Hundreds of Crashes as Las Vegas Gets Rain

Nevada Highway Patrol monitors streets in its traffic management center.

LAS VEGAS -- Authorities in Las Vegas have responded to hundreds of car accidents after a storm system dropped an inch of rain over southern Nevada.

Trooper Loy Hixson says the Nevada Highway Patrol responded to 141 crashes between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday, including 37 with minor injuries, which is four to five times what the agency sees on a normal day.

Hixson says most of the crashes have just involved one car and many are due to hydroplaning, which is when a driver loses steering and breaking control because of a layer of water between the tires and the road. 

He says motorists used to bone-dry roads forget they need to change their driving habits when storms roll in.

"Pumping the breaks, applying light pressure but yet enough to get the vehicle to slow down but not to the point that it causes the tires to lock up, because then you're at the mercy of where gravity is taking you," Trooper Hixson said.

Police Trying to Identify Lewdness Suspect

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are looking for help in identifying a suspect in several open and gross lewdness cases near Las Vegas High School.

According to police, the cases all happened Nov. 16 between the hours of 5:30 and 5:40 a.m., near Tree Line Drive and East Charleston Boulevard.

Police say the teenage victims were walking to a school function, when a man drove up offering them a ride. When the victims approached the car, the man exposed himself, police said. All the victims were able to get away and the man drove off.

The man is described as a black man in his early 20s. He is about 6 foot and 180 pounds. He has a deep voice and was last seen wearing a plain white T-shirt and dark basketball shorts.

The man was driving a newer model, possibly 2009, white Pontiac Grand Prix with a dent on the passenger side front door near the door handle.

Man, 26, Commits Suicide at Vegas Mormon Temple

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police say a 26-year-old man shot himself dead in a courtyard area at the Las Vegas Mormon temple while temple sessions were taking place inside.

Clark County coroner's officials say Scott Greer Bybee of Henderson died in the incident that happened a little after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the campus on Temple View Drive.

Police Lt. Mark Reddon says no other people were threatened in the suicide, but the rest of the temple sessions were cancelled for the evening.

Spokeswoman Kristen Howey of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a statement calling the incident tragic, and saying the church is mindful of all those involved.

Temples are considered sacred sites reserved for rites including baptism and eternal marriage. Only church members in good standing are allowed inside.

Boy Struck by Car Suffers Critical Injuries

LAS VEGAS -- A 12-year-old boy who was struck by a car Tuesday morning suffered critical injuries, Metro Police said.

According to police, the crash happened at around 7:30 a.m. Matthew Cummings was hit in the 500 block of N. Lamb Boulevard between Bonanza Road and Stewart Avenue.

Police say he was crossing the street from west to east with a group of friends and was walking outside the crosswalk when he was hit.

"It is hard. He is my baby. He is my only baby, and to see him laying like that is hard. He needs prayers," Matthew's mother Lisa Cummings said.

The car that hit the boy was traveling north on Lamb Boulevard.

"There was another truck passing that obscured their vision. They slammed on their breaks and struck the child. He went on the hood and landed on the ground," Metro Police Sgt. Richard Strader said.

Cats With Extra Toes Available for Adoption

Cats With Extra Toes Available for Adoption

The Animal Foundation is offering a deep discount through Monday for people looking to adopt a cat.

The shelter has reached its capacity for cats at its two adoption centers and is offering people $2 off the adoption fee per toe of the cat they are interested in adopting.

While the deal sounds strange, the shelter has received a number of cats with extra toes, otherwise known as polydactyl cats.

Most cats have a total of 18 toes, five on their front paws and four on their back paws. Polydactyl cats have extra toes, usually on their front paws. They are sometimes referred to as Hemingway cats, because Ernest Hemingway's home in Key West was home to dozens of cats with extra toes.

Right now, the shelter has 30 cats with extra toes up for adoption. The deal for those cats is available through the end of business hours Monday. Other cats without extra toes are also available for adoption.