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Las Vegas Student Arrested for Carrying Concealed Weapon

LAS VEGAS -- A student of Shadow Ridge High School was taken off his school bus and arrested for carrying a weapon by North Las Vegas Police Wednesday morning.

According to Clark County School District Police, a tip from a mother that a student on the bus had some kind of weapon led to North Las Vegas Police pulling over the bus at around 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The student was found with a knife, officers said.

"The arrest happened without incident. The juvenile was cooperative through the whole investigation," CCSD Sgt. Mitch Maciszak said.

Police say even if parents are unsure, they should never hesitate to call something in if they sense danger.

"Sometimes students will not tell an adult, but parents may overhear a rumor that may be happening at the school," Sgt. Maciszak said.

The student, who is facing a charge of carrying a concealed weapon, also faces suspension and expulsion.

Woman Involved in 3-Car Crash Dies

The woman involved in an crash Jan. 18 has died from her injuries, according to Metro Police.

Thedosia Macknic, 83 of Las Vegas, was injured when she ran a red light at Centennial Parkway and Durango Drive and was hit by a pickup truck that had the right of way, police said.

A third vehicle was also hit when Macknic's car rotated into it, following the collision.

The other drivers were not hurt. They stayed for the investigation. 

Centennial Hills Resident Set to Take Male Revue Show to the Next Level

 A former National Football League prospect has taken his life a completely different direction, dancing on the Las Vegas Strip. 

Centennial Hills native Chris Boudreaux, happy to be a part of Men of the Strip, refuses to conform to the stripper stereotypes. He’s not gay. He’s not down on his luck. He never feels objectified.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Police Searching for Woman Who Robbed Bank

Police Searching for Woman Who Robbed Bank

Metro Police are searching for a woman who robbed a bank in the area of Jones Boulevard and Craig Road.

According to police, the robbery happened Jan. 21 at around 4 p.m. The woman walked into the bank and went directly to a teller. She demanded money then lifted her coat to show that she had a handgun, police said. The teller gave the woman money, and she fled.

The woman police are looking for is described as a white woman between 30 and 40 years old. She is between 5 foot 6 and 5 foot 8 and about 135 pounds with a thin build and blond hair.

At the time of the robbery, she was wearing a black, bucket-type hat, black sunglasses, black coat and blue jeans.

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. 

Lanes of U.S. 95 Closed for Graffiti Abatement

Lanes of U.S. 95 Closed for Graffiti Abatement

Crews with the Nevada Department of Transportation will start overnight lane closures along U.S. 95 to put up barriers to stop people from defacing signs with graffiti.

Starting at  8 p.m. Saturday through 8 a.m. Sunday, the right lane of U.S. 95 northbound Rancho to Summerlin Parkway will be closed while crews intall graffiti guards.

The closures will be rolling. So one section will be closed first and then a second section. When the right lanes at Jones are closed, so will the on ramp from Jones.

Drivers are advised to find an alternate route.

 

Police Release Image of Alleged Purse Snatcher

LAS VEGAS -- A purse snatcher targeting women in the northwest section of the Las Vegas valley since December appears to have moved into North Las Vegas, according to North Las Vegas Police.

Police released a new image of the robbery suspect over the weekend. It was captured by a camera at the Cannery Casino. The clear image of the suspect could lead to his identification.

Police say at around 2:45 p.m. Thursday, he knocked a woman down and wrestled her purse away, then took off as a passenger in a Volkswagen Jetta.

In another case, the suspect injured a woman when he ripped her wallet from her hands, Metro Police said. 

The suspect has targeted women in the parking lots of casinos and grocery stores.

"Someone ran in, and took her purse, and they were fast," said Linda Ventura.

She will never forget seeing her friend's purse getting snatched years ago at a food court.

Around 1,000 School Students Could Face Rezoning

LAS VEGAS -- Around 1,000 Clark County school students could be rezoned to different schools to ease overcrowding.

Following several public meetings, the Attendance Zone Advisory Commission made its recommendations for the upcoming school year to the school board Tuesday. About a dozen schools will be impacted by the rezoning, but schools in Summerlin will remain with their current zoning, according to the recommendations.

Summerlin parents were relieved with the commission's recommendations, feeling they had won the battle to keep their kids from being rezoned. Other families did not feel so hopeful and showed up at the meeting to have their voices heard.

"I have come to terms with the reality that I don't live in a top priority area for funding a new school," parent Carolee Frost said.