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Excessive Heat Warning Through Weekend

LAS VEGAS -- It's gonna be a scorcher out there.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning through the weekend for large swaths of the Southwest, including southern Nevada.

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Highs in Las Vegas are expected to range from 108 degrees to 114 degrees between Thursday and Sunday.

Mountain areas are expected to remain cool in the 80s with no heat warning.

Expect a break from the heat on Monday as a system headed north drops valley temperatures. Highs will be near 100 degrees early in the week with some breezes.

 

Police Looking for Man Who Robbed Store

Metro Police is looking for a man who robbed a business near Charleston and Nellis boulevards.

According to police, the man walked into the business just before 7 p.m. May 15. He waited in line, acting like a customer. When he got to the cashier, he robbed the store and fled.

Surveillance video of the store's parking lot taken just before the robbery shows the man with a woman.

The man is described as a black man in his late 30's to early 40's. He has a shaved head, a pock-marked face and several tattoos, including a cross on his left arm. He may also wear glasses.

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.  

Driver Cited After Hitting School Bus

Driver Cited After Hitting School Bus

A woman was cited for in attentive driving after rear-ending a Clark County School District bus Wednesday.

The crash happened at about 11:30 a.m. near Lake Mead and Nellis boulevards. There were 22 students on board, one was hurt, but not seriously.

Getting Around Downtown Focus of Workshop

Getting Around Downtown Focus of Workshop

The officials who work to make getting around southern Nevada easier want to know what people living in and around the downtown area have to say about a new study.

The Regional Transportation Commission is hosting a meeting June 11 to talk about the Community Mobility transportation study, which focused on alternative transportation improvements to better link people to the Bonneville Transit Center.

The RTC is looking for infrastructure solutions to better connect people on foot or on bicycle with neighborhoods, businesses and community centers.

The meeting will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth Street.

 

No Injuries in Officer-Involved Shooting

LAS VEGAS -- A Metro Police officer was involved in a shooting Tuesday afternoon near Charleston Boulevard and Mojave Road.

Police responded to an apartment complex shortly before 2 p.m. after receiving reports of a suicidal man. A police sergeant located the man who then started throwing rocks at the sergeant's vehicle.

Police say the sergeant tried to distance himself from the man, but the man chased the sergeant's vehicle. Soon after, a second officer arrived on scene.

Police say the man pulled a dark object out of his pocket and pointed it in a threatening way at the sergeant. The officer shot at the man, but did not hit him. Police took the man into custody a short time later.

According to the police, no one was injured in the shooting.

Arrest Report Released in Family Killings

Photo of Manuel Mata III from a previous arrest for DUI.

LAS VEGAS -- A weekend shooting that left a mother and her teen daughter dead, and another young daughter in critical condition, may have been sparked by jealousy, family members told police.

When police entered a home on Cotton Street Saturday morning, they found 38-year-old Manuel Mata III on the floor suffering a gunshot wound to the head. He was transported to University Medical Center.

Police also found his live-in girlfriend Maria Flores, 43, and her 17-year-old daughter. Both were shot and deceased. Flores' 4-year-old daughter suffered a gunshot wound to the neck, but survived. Mata's 18-year-old daughter, who was in a bedroom, hid in a closet when she heard the shooting.