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Police Search for Witnesses in Deadly Robbery

Police Search for Witnesses in Deadly Robbery

Metro Police are looking for witnesses or other victims to come forward with information about a robbery that left one person dead.

The robbery happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, March 18 near the intersection of Marion Drive and Stewart Avenue. Police say the two suspects approached two victims and robbed them. During the robbery, one of the victims was hit with a gun while defending himself. That victim has now died. He has been identified as 21-year-old Willis Clark.

Police are now looking for anyone who may have seen anything that morning or who may have been a victim of a similar crime.

Officials Plead for Safety Following Four Child Deaths

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas fire officials are asking people to be careful after four children were killed in two separate incidents last week. Three died in a fast-moving mobile home fire and another drowned at Lake Mead.

Fire officials say it's frustrating to see so many recent deaths.

"It's frustrating for us," said Tim Szymanski from Las Vegas Fire and Rescue. "It affects us because we all have children or grandchildren and we think about that and we all do it safe and we just can't understand people would not watch out for their children."

On Friday, a property manager said the mobile home involved in a deadly fire may not have had working smoke detectors.

Darlene Jones said her grandson, David, was one of the children killed.

"It was just total shock, it was total shock and panic because I couldn't be there, and I can never hold him again," said Jones.

Single Vehicle Rollover on I-15

LAS VEGAS -- One person was ejected from a vehicle during a roll over crash on I-15 near Lamb Boulevard.

Nevada Highway Patrol says the accident occurred around 9:40 p.m. Sunday. Several people were also inside the vehicle. There is no word yet on any of their conditions.

Man Injured in Industrial Accident

NORTH LAS VEGAS – An industrial accident at the Republic Services facility near Gowan and Commerce sent a man to the hospital Friday morning.

Police and fire units responded to the facility at 11:20 a.m. to investigate reports of a serious accident. The injured man was transported to University Medical Center, and his condition is unknown.

According to an employee, the facility is a recycling plant where bottles, tin cans, newspapers are brought to and sorted. He says it can be dangerous, especially with the piles of material.

Workers were sent home for the day and OSHA is investigating.

Culinary Academy of Las Vegas' Summer Food Program

The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas has announced it will offer free food to children at 19 locations over the summer months. Last year, the academy prepared 2,300 meals a day. The meals are free to children between the ages of 2 to 18, Monday through Friday.

 

  • Andre Agassi Boys & Girls Club
    800 N. MLK Blvd., Las Vegas 89106

 

  • Doolittle Community Center
    1950 N. "J" St., Las Vegas 89106

 

  • East Valley Family Services
    1800 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 111, Las Vegas 89104

 

  • Edna Hinman Elementary
    450 Merlayne Dr., Henderson 89015 (Starts July 2)

 

  • Gordon McCaw Elementary
    57 Lynn Lane, Henderson 89015

 

  • "Jackie" Gaughan Boys & Girls Club
    920 Cottage Grove Ave., Las Vegas 89119

 

Child on Bicycle Struck by Car

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A 12-year-old boy was transported to University Medical Center with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning.

The boy was on a bicycle when he was hit around 7:30 a.m. at Goldfield Street and Tropical Parkway. The child was briefly pinned under the mini-van. Police say witnesses to the collision used a jack to lift the vehicle off the child. Police say the boy suffered a head injury.

This is the second incident this morning involving a child being struck by a car. Another 12-year-old suffered minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle on Fern Lane, near Sloan Lane and Sahara Avenue. That child was transported to the hospital for a minor knee injury. That collision happened around 7 a.m.

The Animal Foundation Offers Adult Cats at Deep Discount

The Animal Foundation Offers Adult Cats at Deep Discount

The Animal Foundation is celebrating Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month with a deep discount on adult cats.

The shelter is offering cats that are 1 year or older for a $30 adoption fee. That is $50 off the usual adoption price. The discount will be available through June 30. The shelter says it is easier to find homes for kittens, but it struggles to find homes for older cats. Right now, there are 99 cats available for adoption at The Animal Foundation and 69 of those are a 1 year or older.

The adoption fee also includes spay or neutering surgery, first round of vaccinations, a microchip, a five-pound bag of cat food, and a voucher for a complimentary wellness exam at a participating veterinary hospital.

The number of cats and kittens in the shelter increases in the summer as cats from litters born in the spring become old enough to wander and escape. They can also become too much for an owner to handle.