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Police Hunt Cross-Dressing Robber

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police say a man dressed as a woman robbed a bank on Saturday morning.

According to police, the suspect walked into the bank near Craig Road and Jones Boulevard, handed the teller a note demanding money, and then left saying, "Have a nice day."

The suspect is a black male dressed as a female, age 30 to 36-years-old, 6 feet tall, and weighs 180 to 200 pounds and is very muscular.

The suspect was last seen wearing a black wig, tank top and denim shorts, and was carrying a purse.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591 or call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

Spring Break Ski, Snowboard Deals Offered

Spring Break Ski, Snowboard Deals Offered

 

Skiing might be not your first thought for a spring break activity in the desert, but there are deals to be had up the mountain.

Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort (LVSSR) is offering deals for kids, teachers and school district employees over spring break from Monday, April 2 to Friday, April 6. Children 12 and under ski or board for free, and teachers and school district employees with a valid work ID can bring a friend to ski or snowboard for free with a 2-for-1 lift ticket special.

A parent or adult chaperone must be present for the kids ski free deal. Mid-week, full-day lift tickets are $50 for adults and $35 for teens (13-18 years old.) Kids can rent skis or a snowboard for $20 and beginners can get a one-hour lesson for $20. Tentative 2011-2012 season closing day is Easter Sunday, April 8.

Mourners Remember Kaylee Derks

LAS VEGAS - Standing in sympathy, friends and strangers lit candles, held balloons, and shed tears on the spot where 11-year-old Kaylee Derks lost her life. She was run over by her school bus a week earlier.

Hayley Newmiller was among those paying respects. She wore a bracelet and necklace given to her by Kaylee on Valentine's Day.

"It's really hard, because she was my best friend," Hayley said.

She says she will forever cherish those gifts and her memories of Kaylee.

"She had the brightest smile. Honestly, she loved to draw. She loved to sing," Hayley said. "I remember when she slept over at my house. She loved to sing. She just sang and sang and sang."

Friday night's vigil included scripture and prayer.

"Kaylee was really nice. Whatever she would do, she'd try to make people smile," said Kaylee's classmate Gabriela Warner.

Seniors Deliver Handmade Gifts around Southern Nevada

Seniors Deliver Handmade Gifts around Southern Nevada

A group of Las Vegas seniors delivered hundreds of handmade gifts to several organizations Friday morning.

The seniors from Las Vegas CareMore Care Center used their knitting and sewing skills to make quilts, shawls, hats, blankets and baby booties. The items were then donated to nursing homes, cancer centers and pediatric units.

CareMore Care Center provides health care for seniors, but it also offers free classes to help senior stay creative and physically active. 

Store Returns after Two Year Absence

Store Returns after Two Year Absence

 

A store that recently returned to the northwest part of the valley is holding its grand opening celebration Saturday.

Sportsman’s Warehouse reopened a store it closed two years ago. The store specializes in hunting, fishing and outdoor equipment. The company closed 23 stores around the country two years ago. Now, the parent company says the return to Las Vegas shows how optimistic it is about southern Nevada.

The store is 55,000 square feet at Ann Road and U.S. 95.

Grief Counselors Help Students After Death of Classmate

LAS VEGAS -- Students at a Las Vegas elementary school returned to class for the first time since a student classmate was hit and killed by a school bus.

Eleven-year-old Kaylee Derks died on Friday after falling under a school bus. She had just been dropped off. A memorial has grown over the weekend from people leaving notes, letters and toys for the child, who lives just a few blocks from where the accident happened. 

During a press conference, school officials say Kaylee got hit by the school bus she was riding on shortly after getting off the vehicle at a stop on Ann Road. The bus hit her as it was entering a neighborhood to turn around.

Three other children were on the bus at the time. They were not hurt but saw the incident happen. Grief counselors were at Dean Allen Elementary to give kids the support they need.