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Robber Hits Bank Over Weekend

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed a bank near Sahara Avenue and Nellis Boulevard on Saturday.

Police said the robber walked into the bank and stopped at a counter as though he were filing out a deposit slip. He then approached a teller window and handed the teller a note demanding money.

The teller complied and the robber left.

SLIDESHOW: Robber Hits Bank Over Weekend

The robber is described as a clean shaven white man, between 30 and 35 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall, heavy set with thin arms.

He was last seen wearing a baseball cap, green checkerboard shirt with a dark shirt underneath and blue pants.

Moped Rider Collides With Car, in Critical Condition

LAS VEGAS -- A moped rider is in critical condition after colliding with a car at Mojave Road and Washington Avenue.

The wreck happened about 3:10 p.m. Tuesday.

Metro Police identified the moped rider as Refugio Herrera, 65, of Las Vegas. 

Witnesses told police that the driver of a Toyota Prius was traveling west on Washington Avenue in the left lane. Herrera, the moped rider, was traveling north on Mojave on the road's only lane. As he entered the intersection, the Prius also entered the intersection against a red light. The moped then hit the left side of the car, police said.

The driver of the Prius, Amada Vega-Chaves, 35, of Las Vegas, was not injured. 

Herrera was taken to University Medical Center's trauma unit in critical condition.  

Metro is investigating the collision.

 

Fire Destroys Vacant Mobile Home

 

A fire destroyed a vacant mobile home near Lamb Boulevard and Sahara Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

The Clark County Fire Department received a call about the fire at around 2:40 p.m. When fire crews arrived on scene, they found the entire mobile home engulfed in flames. The fire destroyed the home.

It took crews just a few minutes to bring the fire under control. The cost of the fire is estimated at $60,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

Fire Damages Portable Classroom

Fire Damages Portable Classroom

A small fire damaged the outside of a portable classroom at Snyder Elementary School Monday afternoon.

The fire started just after 1 p.m. Clark County Fire Department crews were able to respond quickly and get it under control. The damage was contained to the outside of the portable. The cost of the damage is estimated at about $2,000.

The fire department says the cause of the fire is under investigation. 

CCSD Names Four New Turnaround Schools

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County School District has designated four new school to join their Turnaround program. 

According to the district, Roundy and Sunrise Acres Elementary Schools, along with Mike O'Callaghan Middle School and Canyon Springs High School will be added to the district's turnaround efforts, which provides additional resources and support for the community's lowest performing schools.

As part of the initiative, all four schools have named new principals. In addition to new principals, each school will be given the ability to reassign and rehire for several staff positions.

The announcement comes after news that Nevada will receive $3.5 million to improve low-achieving schools.

First Tuesday Features K-9 Unit

First Tuesday Features K-9 Unit

 

One of the most popular divisions at Metro Police will be the topic of discussion for the up-coming First Tuesday event.

Officers from Metro’s K-9 Unit will be at the area command centers to talk to people about what the unit does. The discussion is part of an outreach program by Metro. It opens its area command centers on the first Tuesday of every month to the public. Following the discussion about the K-9 Unit, citizens will be able to talk with officers assigned to their area.

The event starts Tuesday at the following command centers:

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Breakfast will be Served to Thousands of Southern Nevada Kids

Breakfast will be Served to Thousands of Southern Nevada Kids

Hundreds of breakfast meals have been donated by grocery stores around the Las Vegas valley to serve hungry kids.

Three Square Food Bank has teamed up with Smith's Food & Drug Stores and Food 4 Less to collect milk and Kellogg cereals to serve to kids in need. Two semi-trucks carried 89,856 boxes of cereal to the food bank’s warehouse on Pecos Road Thursday morning. That cereal, and the 864 gallons of 2 percent milk that came with it, will provide 13,824 8-ounce servings for kids.

The president and CEO of Three Square Food Bank, Brian Burton, says half the kids in the Clark County School District use the free or reduced-lunch program, which means many go hungry during the summer.