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Police Search for Attempted Robbery Suspect

Police Search for Attempted Robbery Suspect

Metro Police are looking for a man who tried to rob a business in the northwest part of the Las Vegas valley.

The suspect went up to the clerk and demanded money. The suspect showed the clerk a gun. At that point, a customer, who was unaware of the robbery, scared the suspect away. Police believe the suspect frequents the area of Jones Boulevard and Smoke Ranch Road.

The suspect is described as a white man between 24 and 34 years old. He is 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds with sandy blonde hair. Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to call Metro Police at 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

Ann Road Closures in Place until June

Ann Road Closures in Place until June

 

The city of Las Vegas says construction along Ann Road will be in place for the next month.

Crews have restricted lanes along Ann Road between Tenaya Way and Decatur Boulevard. The restrictions will be in place through Friday, June 1. The inside lane on eastbound Ann Road will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The westbound lane restriction starts at 9 a.m., because of rush-hour traffic. The closures will be Mondays through Thursdays with some closures on Fridays and weekends.

Crews are working on improvements to the median island. They are putting in decorative rock and boulders, along with metal sculptures of desert flora and fauna. Twelve median islands around the city of Las Vegas will go through similar improvements. Besides making the roads look better, the improvements will lower maintenance costs and use less water.

Apartment Fire Ruled Accidental

LAS VEGAS -- An apartment fire that displaced 25 people Thursday night has been ruled accidental by Las Vegas fire officials.

The fire started in a utility chase on the second floor, went up into attic and spread from there. Fire investigators say careless smoking caused the fire. Damage is being put at $750,000.

SLIDESHOW: Fire Rips Through Apartment Complex

The 16-unit apartment fire left many units badly damaged, but all residents escaped safely.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue responded to the two-alarm blaze at Ashford Manor near Jones Boulevard and Smoke Ranch Road. The fire started shortly after 6:30 p.m.

Adoption Exchange Holds Annual Heart Gallery

LAS VEGAS - Children waiting in foster care often get lonely, desperately hoping to find a loving family. The Adoption Exchange held its seventh annual Heart Gallery at the United Healthcare campus Wednesday night to help find homes for these children.

Every face at the event is a southern Nevada child hoping to be adopted. Forty eight children are featured in the gallery, and they are all looking for a family to share their lives with.

"All it takes is a heart. You may worry that you don't have a big enough house, or that you're not going to be a good enough parent, or that you don't have a lot of money or time. If you have a big heart, and you love to have children in your life, and you think you'd like to this, chances are you'll be a good parent," said Adoption Exchange Executive Director Dixie van de Flier Davis.

Ski Resort Wins Safety Award

Ski Resort Wins Safety Award

 

The Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort is being honored for its efforts to get young skiers to wear helmets.

The National Ski Areas Association is giving the ski resort a National Ski Area Safety award for the Best Helmet Safety Program for its Lids on Kids program. The program has been around for five years. It is a month-long safety campaign that starts in January. The resort partnered with Centennial Hills Hospital to provide free helmets to kids. Since the program started, the LVSSR has handed out more than 1,000 free helmets to kids.

Besides the free helmets, the kids and their parents took a class on ski and snowboard safety. Parents were shown how to properly fit and use a helmet. The program will be continued next ski season.