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Metro Police looking for man who tried to rob store

Metro Police looking for man who tried to rob store

Metro Police are looking for a man who tried to rob a business near Lake Mead and Hollywood boulevards.

According to police, the man walked into the business at around 8:15 p.m. May 7 and tried to take money from the register but couldn’t.

The man is described as being between 5 foot 8 and 6 foot and between 165 and 180 pounds. He has tattoos on his hands. He was wearing a ski mask, black hoodie and black pants.

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. 

More than 300 dogs adopted, shelter overcrowding eases

LAS VEGAS -- The Animal Foundation adopted out 309 dogs during its Save a Life Week campaign.

The shelter was facing overcrowding issues and issued a plea to the community on May 20 when it reached capacity for the first time in 20 months.

The shelter reduced its adoption fees for pit bulls and chihuahuas. Those are the two breeds most at risk of euthanasia. The campaign resulted in a total of 379 pets being adopted.

“We are truly grateful to our friends and neighbors in Las Vegas for helping us save lives,” said Meghan Scheibe, marketing and public relations manager for The Animal Foundation. “The response from the Southern Nevada community was tremendous! Thank you to all of our adopters, and to our volunteers, fosters and donors who help us save lives every day.”

The foundation still has 215 pets available for adoption and an average of 110 new animals entering every day.

Coroner identifies motorcyclist killed in crash with truck

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities have identified a 24-year-old motorcyclist who died after slamming into pickup truck in northeast Las Vegas.

Clark County coroner's officials say Steven Michael Bennett died after the crash that happened about 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of East Carey Avenue and North Camel Street.

Police say Bennett was riding on Carey Avenue at a high rate of speed when he hit a pickup that was making a left turn.

He was thrown off the motorcycle and later pronounced dead at University Medical Center. Four people were in the pickup truck, including two boys, ages 7 and 5.

One of the boys and a 64-year-old woman in the truck suffered minor injuries and were taken to the hospital.

City of Las Vegas hosts job fair for military veterans

LAS VEGAS - The City of Las Vegas is working to put military veterans back to work. The city is hosting a job fair Thursday.

Forty five employers will be on hand to take applications from unemployed veterans.

The Las Vegas Urban League Veterans Employment and Training Services Center is participating in the job fair.

The center exclusively helps veterans find work thanks, in part, to an $800,000 grant from the state. The center trains veterans for intensive case management and resume writing, and provides assessments to identify job possibilities.

Center representatives say they have helped 128 veterans so far.

Program manager Tamra Collins says they are seeing a large number of post-9/11 veterans coming to the center.

Animal Foundation at capacity, desperately seeks homes for dogs

Credit: Animal Foundation

LAS VEGAS -- The Animal Foundation announced Tuesday it has reached capacity and is desperately seeking Las Vegas residents to adopt two at-risk breeds: Pit Bulls and Chihuahuas.

"With an average of 110 new animals entering the facility every day, the organization is now faced with the reality of humanely euthanizing healthy animals if adopters are not found quickly," the shelter said.

To encourage people to adopt, the Animal Foundation is reducing the adoption fees for Pit Bulls and Chihuahuas that are 6 months and older to $40. The special will run for a week: Wed., May 21 thru Tues., May 27.

“We’re doing everything we can to save as many lives as possible. We’re asking for the community’s help and support,” said Christine Robinson, executive director for The Animal Foundation. "Nobody wants to see these incredible animals placed into loving homes more than our staff who have bonded with them, but the reality is that we’re out of space.

State Police investigate fatal motorcycle accident

LAS VEGAS-- Nevada Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal accident. It happened Sunday just before 3 p.m. on Lake Mead Boulevard near Hollywood when a motorcycle crashed into another vehicle. The man on the motorcycle was killed. No one else was hurt in the crash.

State troopers say the victim was in his early 20s, but the Clark County Coroner's Office has not released his name. The accident remains under investigation.

One person hurt in hit-and-run crash

LAS VEGAS -- A pedestrian suffered critical injuries Thursday night after a vehicle struck him.

According to Metro Police, the crash happened shortly after 10 p.m. at Owens Avenue and Lamb Boulevard. Police say the 53-year-old man was crossing Lamb outside a crosswalk when a Chevrolet pick-up truck struck him.

The truck left the scene after the accident. Nevada Highway Patrol found the vehicle on U.S. 95 a short time after the crash. Police arrested the driver, 37-year-old Jose Avila, for driving under the influence and felony hit and run.

The pedestrian was taken to University Medical Center.