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U.S. 95 Lanes Closing for Re-Striping Effort

Rolling closures are planned this Sunday for a heavily traveled portion of U.S. 95.

Nevada Department of Transportation crews will be restriping portions of the highway's high-occupancy vehicle lanes both northbound and southbound from Lake Mead Boulevard to Rancho Road.

The closures will be between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Drivers are advised to slow down and follow the traffic controls that will be in place.

Baby Dead in CPS Case Identified

LAS VEGAS -- The baby who died under suspicious circumstances earlier this month was identified Friday morning as 1-year-old Bently Olsen.

Olsen was rushed to University Medical Center's pediatrics unit from a home on Tenaya Way near Sahara Avenue.

Olsen's caregiver was identified Wednesday as Bransen Locks, 36. Locks had been reported to child protection authorities on two other occasions. He was cleared of the charges both times.

Locks was arrested on unrelated charges when police contacted him during the investigation.

Eastbound 215 at U.S. 95 Back Open

LAS VEGAS -- The eastbound lanes on the 215 Beltway are back open at U.S. 95 after a two-vehicle wreck forced Nevada Highway Patrol to close the roadway. 

A pickup truck rolled over about 12:40 p.m. Thursday with a 5-year-old child and an adult, both of whom were taken to a hospital. Another car was involved in the wreck.

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Their injuries do not appear to be serious, Nevada Highway Patrol trooper Loy Hixson said.

The roadway reopened around 3:40 p.m.

Man Arrested in Pot House Bust

Sean Heeren

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police raided a suspected marijuana grow house in the 9000 block of Crimson Clover Way Wednesday night.

Later in the night, police then raided a second house in the 2000 block of Blue Zenith Circle, where 102 marijuana plants were discovered, the police said.

According to the police, the plants had a street value of $350,000.

Sean Charles Heeren was arrested and charged with possession of illegal drugs, possession to sell illegal drugs and conspiracy.

Rocks Can Prove Deceptive for Hikers

Experienced hikers Jasmine Sanders and Braulio Jimenez like to get out and enjoy the natural beauty of Red Rock.

LAS VEGAS -- Andrew Sasse's death was the first of the year at Red Rock National Conservation Area. Numerous times a year, Metro's Search and Rescue unit is called to assist a climber who has fallen or become trapped.

Police are asking people to make sure they are prepared to hike when they visit areas like Red Rock. Officers say the mountains and canyons can be deceptive and often people do not wear the proper gear.

Experienced hikers Jasmine Sanders and Braulio Jimenez like to get out and enjoy the natural beauty of Red Rock.

"It's amazing, beautiful. I love it,"Jimenez said.

Some of the hikes can be challenging for seasoned hikers and downright dangerous for beginners.

Edwin Sanders was scaling some rocks for the first time. Even though he is an avid basketball player and used to working out, he found the climbing challenging.

Quick Pinch Robber Nabbed by Police

Quick Pinch Robber Nabbed by Police

Metro Police caught a man suspected of a series of robberies as he tried to hold up a business Monday night.

Laron Johnson attempted to rob a business in the 4500 block of North Rancho Drive around 6 p.m. Monday. Patrol officers arrived quickly, according to police officials, and set up a perimeter. After a short foot chase, Johnson was taken into custody without incident.

Johnson is suspected of a number of “quick pinch” robberies of convenience stores between the hours of 2-6 a.m. The crimes began in March and at least nine incidents are suspected to have occurred in that time.

The suspect entered armed with a gun drawn, walked behind the counter, pointed the gun at the clerk and demanded money. When the clerk complied, the suspect fled the scene.

Ski Resort's Summer Season Starts Saturday

Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort (LVSSR) begins its 2013 summer season Saturday.

Hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Bighorn Grill and Bristlecone Bar will be open during regular summer hours.

This summer, the U.S. Forest Service is renovating its campgrounds so LVSSR is offering the only sites available in Lee Canyon.

During Memorial Day weekend, free scenic chairlift rides are offered to those who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military, as well as their families.

Passes for summer activities can be purchased at Lee Canyon General Store and online at skilasvegas.com. The summer season is scheduled to last until Sept. 2. Summer season pricing is as follows: