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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:

Deployed Airman Surprises Kids With Early Return Home

Deployed Airman Surprises Kids With Early Return Home

LAS VEGAS -- Air Force pilot Scott Powell returned home three weeks early from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan, surprising his children at school.

Two hours after landing in Las Vegas, Maj. Powell surprised 11-year-old daughter Jordan at her school with a hug.

"I think he's a really good hero," Jordan said as she cried. "He's been an awesome father to me and I just love him so much."

Powell then went to surprise 9-year-old son, Aaron.

"I just couldn't believe my eyes that he was coming home early," Aaron said after welcoming his father home with a big hug.

"What's up, buddy?" Powell said as he hugged and kissed his son. "I missed you."

"I missed you, too," Aaron said.

Powell said the most difficult part of his deployment wasn't flying aircraft on missions around the world – it was being away from his family.

Police Seek Information on Northwest Woman's Killing

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police have released a photo of the purse that belonged to a 75-year-old woman who was found shot to death in her northwest home.

The woman identified by the Clark County Coroner's Office as 75-year-old Jean Main was found in her home in the 8000 block of Green Pasture Avenue near Cimarron and Lone Mountain roads on Tuesday.

Metro Police say they are seeking information from anyone who may have seen a dark blue sedan in the area of the home on May 21. Main's purse was taken from the home.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Police at 828-3521 or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.