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Commissioner Sees Influx of Shooting Ranges Triggering Interest

Commissioner Sees Influx of Shooting Ranges Triggering Interest


County Commissioner Tom Collins believes the influx of shooting ranges around southern Nevada will actually help, not hurt, the county's range in the northwest.

Clark County is finding more competition in, perhaps, the unlikeliest of endeavors for a governmental agency — shooting ranges.

Read more in the Las Vegas Sun.

Police Search for Three People Who Tried to Rob a Store

Police Search for Three People Who Tried to Rob a Store

Metro Police are looking for three people who tried to rob a business near Decatur and the northern beltway.

The three people walked into the business at about 9 p.m. August 24. According to police, they tried to get into a back room but couldn't. Then one of the people pulled out a gun and tried to grab an employee, demanding he take them to the safe. The employee yelled and the would-be robbers ran without getting any money.

The first person police are looking for is described as black between 18 and 24 years old. The person is between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-7 and 130 to 145 pounds. This person could be a woman with a mustache and beard drawn on her face. The suspect was last seen wearing a black baseball cap and a black button-up shirt.

The second person is a black man between 18 and 24 years old. He is 5-foot-8 and 6-foot and 180 to 200 pounds. He was carrying the gun. He was wearing a red and white baseball cap and a blue button-up shirt.

Snow Dusts Part of Mount Charleston

Snow dusted the mountainside of Mt. Charleston Sept. 10. Photo courtesy Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort

LAS VEGAS -- The Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort is getting an early jump on the winter season.

As thunderstorms moved through parts of Clark County, snow dusted areas off Highway 156 on Mount Charleston.

And a lightning strike caused phone service to be out on Mount Charleston.

The ski resort provided courtesy photos of the snowfall.

Flash Flood Warning Issued in Lee Canyon Area

LAS VEGAS -- A flash flood warning is in effect until 4:15 p.m. for west central Clark County.

The Nevada Division of Forestry reports there was some flash flooding in Lee Canyon and some roads were impassable.

The thunderstorm also produced heavy rain in Kyle Canyon. The runoff could impact secondary roads and low lying areas.

Debate Brews Over Exotic Pet Rules

Debate Brews Over Exotic Pet Rules

LAS VEGAS --  Exotic animals kept in Clark County could be subject to new, stricter regulations. The county wants to tighten up the rules about owning wild animals after two chimpanzee escapes in the northwest valley.

Exotic Pets at Decatur Boulevard and Smoke Ranch Road sells rare animals. The owner of the pet store, Ken Foose, is concerned how the county crackdown could impact his business.

"Are they going to try to regulate animals that are potentially life-threatening, or are they going to try to regulate all exotic animals?"

He said, if the regulations include all exotic animals, it could impact everything from gold fish to hamsters.

Foose was one of several who showed up to sound off before Clark County commissioners Wednesday.

One Dead, 5 Injured in Ambulance Rollover

LAS VEGAS -- The intersection of Decatur Boulevard and Craig Road reopened Tuesday evening after the crash of an ambulance and pickup truck.

Six people were transported to a hospital, including the 63-year-old female patient in the ambulance who died after the crash.

The woman was in critical condition and being transported to MountainView Hospital when the crash happened, North Las Vegas spokesman Cedric Williams said.

According to police, the MedicWest ambulance was traveling west on Craig through the intersection at Decatur with its lights and siren on when a truck heading south on Decatur entered the intersection on a green light.

The pickup hit the side of the ambulance, causing it to roll over on its side.