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Police searching for men in attempted murder, robbery

Police searching for men in attempted murder, robbery

Metro Police are looking for two men who are wanted for attempted murder and robbery.

According to police, on May 4, the two men shot and then robbed a man, who was walking in the area of Washington Avenue and Nellis Boulevard.

The first man police are looking for is described as a black man between 5 foot 9 and 5 foot 11 and between 155 and 165 pounds with short, black dreadlocks. He was wearing a short sleeve, gray T-shirt with a white collar underneath, blue jeans and white shoes.

The second man police are looking for is described as a black man between 5 foot 11 and 6 foot 2 and between 165 and 180 pounds. He also has short, black dreadlocks. He was wearing a short sleeve, gray T-shirt with a white Nike symbol on the front and black shoes.

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

Coroner IDs man shot, killed near Cheyenne and Nellis

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the man found dead in the street near Cheyenne Avenue and Nellis Boulevard as 24-year-old Dan E. Archie of North Las Vegas.

The cause of death was a gunshot wound to the abdomen and the manner of death is homicide.

According to Metro Police, at around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, officers were called to the area on a report that an injured man was lying on a sidewalk. When officers arrived, they found Archie dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

During their investigation, officers found that Archie had been shot at a nearby apartment complex and then walked to the area where he was found dead.

Police say Archie had been involved in an argument with three other people shortly before the shooting.

There is no word on suspects or motive, at this point.

Free concert and health fair planned for Friday at Freedom Park

Teens can enjoy a free concert and get important health information at an event planned for Friday.

The Teen City Affair Block Party will be from 3 to 7 p.m. at Freedom Park, 850 North Mojave Road.

The event is sponsored by the city of Las Vegas Youth Neighborhood Association Partnership Program, the Southern Nevada Health District's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program.

The health fair is designed for teens ages 13 to 19. 

Tate Elementary School teacher named one of the top educators in the district

Tate Elementary School teacher named one of the top educators in the district

A teacher at Tate Elementary School has been named one of the top new teacher in Clark County School District.

Second-grade teacher Emily Campbell was named one of five New Educators of the Year by the CCSD. Campbell was surprised by district employees and school board member Stavan Corbet during a ceremony Monday.

Besides the honor of being named a top educator, she also received a certificate for a free tablet computer.

Man accused of hitting boy on bike charged with two felonies

Javier Gonzalez

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police have released more information about the hit-and-run crash that left a 12-year-old seriously hurt.

Police say they arrested 26-year-old Javier Gonzalez-Valencia in connection with the crash Friday evening near Lake Mead Boulevard and Pecos Road.

According to Metro Police, at around 9 p.m. Friday, Gonzalez-Valencia was driving recklessly along a residential street in the area, lost control of his truck, hit several parked cars and the 12 year old, who was riding his bike in the street with other kids.



County offering swim lessons in time for summer

County offering swim lessons in time for summer

Clark County's parks and recreation is opening registration for swim lessons and other aquatics programs May 15.

The lessons are available at 10 of the 14 county aquatic facilities. Lessons are offered twice per week in four-week sessions through out the summer. The cost is $35 per session.

Mail-in registration starts May 15, Online registration starts May 17 and walk-in registration starts May 19.

Last year, more than 18,800 people enrolled in the county's aquatic programs.

Besides swim lessons, the county offers the Lifeguard Education Awareness Program or LEAP. The program offers swimming instruction, lifeguard training, CPR certification and information about water-related careers.

The program is available at only four recreation centers, space is limited and there are age restrictions. For more information, call (702) 455-8505.

Major road improvement project started for two busy streets

Major road improvement project started for two busy streets

Clark County broke ground on road improvement project along Desert Inn Road and Lamb Boulevard.

The project will include repaving large sections of both roads, as well as sidewalk changes and bus stop turnouts. Money for the project is coming from the fuel tax increase approved by the County Commission last September.

Desert Inn Road will be improved from Valley View Road to Boulder Highway, and Lamb Boulevard will be improved from Owens Avenue to Las Vegas Boulevard.

Most of the work will be done overnight to minimize the impact on drivers, but residents, businesses and drivers should expect lane restrictions and traffic delays.

According to the county, the fuel tax increase as already paid for 22 local contracts.