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Police Pursuit Ends with Accident

LAS VEGAS -- A police pursuit involving Metro has ended at Cimarron and Charleston with an accident.

Police say the suspect who was fleeing was slightly injured in the crash but there are no other reports of injuries. The intersection has been closed while police investigate.

The suspect was wanted on a parole violation.

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Ski and Snowboard Resort to Remain Open

MOUNT CHARLESTON, Nev. -- The season was supposed to end on Easter weekend, but 16 feet of snow this year, managers at the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort have extended the season until late April. That would make it the longest season ever.

They got a fresh coat of snow overnight, too. Four inches was added to the already five foot base.

Skiers and snowboarders say they can't believe the resort will be open almost until May.

"Here we are. We're in the middle of April. We're in Vegas and we got tons of powder," said snowboarder Mike Rizzo.

Dozens of ski resorts nationwide have already ended their season, but not at the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort. Because of their big snowfall totals, managers have decided to remain open until April 25, 2010.

Mammoth Ski Resort in the Sierras is one of the only other mountains that will remain open past April. 

Police Investigate Early Morning Officer Involved Shooting

LAS VEGAS -- Police are trying to decide what charges, if any, will be filed against three men involved in a officer involved shooting early Sunday morning.

It happened near Michael Way and Cheyenne. Officers were responding to a report of shots fired. When they got to the area they saw three men walking away from the scene. Officers stopped the men and at least one of the men pulled out a gun and started shooting. The officer returned fire, but no one was hit.

All three men are in custody.

 

Police, Residents React to String of Las Vegas Home Invasions

LAS VEGAS -- A string of home robberies in the valley has many homeowners on edge. 15 robberies have occurred since January. In many cases, the suspects held the homeowners at gun-point. Police say in every case, the homeowner did not take precautions to prevent the crimes from happening.

The latest robbery happened at a home near 215 and Durango Thursday morning. Police say the robbers held the homeowner at gun-point and stole several items, including a television and an X-Box.

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Las Vegas Police Search for Suspects in Several Home Robberies

LAS VEGAS - Police are putting out an alert about two armed robbers. The men are considered armed and dangerous. During the last two months, the pair has targeted homes across the valley.

Ryan is one of their victims. He asked that his last name not be used in this story. Just after midnight, on a Sunday this month, Ryan was sitting on a driveway with his friend. He soon found himself staring down the barrel of a gun.

"He walked me up there (to the house) with a gun to my neck and took me in the house and threw me on the bed," Ryan said. "Meanwhile, she was on the bed, and the guy who brought her in was holding a gun to her head."

Metro Investigates Home Invasion

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a home invasion in the northwest part of the valley that happened around midnight near Centennial Hills and Durango.

Metro says two armed gunmen got into the home through an unlocked door. The suspects got away with various electronics. The homeowners were not hurt.

Las Vegas Schools Facing 1,000 Layoffs

LAS VEGAS  -- Cash-strapped Clark County school trustees are poised to lay off more than 1,000 employees by July 1 unless the Las Vegas-based district can find another way to close a big budget shortfall.

Board members of the nation's fifth-largest school district approved a tentative spending plan late Wednesday that aims to close most of a $140 million budget gap left by reduced state funding and declining property tax revenues. The board has until June 8 to submit a final balanced budget to the state.

Administrators say classroom and administrative positions are on the block. But specifics haven't been made public. Officials say they hope the district's four employee unions will agree to concessions including salary reductions and furlough days to reduce the number of layoffs.

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