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Man runs off with cash following bank robbery near Tropicana and Maryland Parkway

Metro Police investigated a bank robbery near E. Tropicana Avenue and S. Maryland Parkway Friday evening.

According to officers, around 4:59 p.m a man walked into the Bank of America located at 4795 S. Maryland Parkway near UNLV and demanded money. Metro said the man handed the teller a note that said he had a bomb.

The teller gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the area.

The only description police released of the suspect is that he's a white man in his 30's. Metro Police said further investigation into the bomb threat revealed that it wasn't legit.

No one was hurt, and the FBI was notified.

Authorities are still investigating... Read More

WARNING: Scammers use NHP and names of charitable groups to seek donations

Scammers are preying on the kind hearts of Nevada residents, and they're using the Nevada Highway Patrol to do it.

NHP said it had received several complaints from citizens who said they were being solicited for donations on behalf of various police charitable originations.

NHP said the scam artists use a local phone number to conduct the con, and according to some callers, they were solicited from someone posing as a representative of the American Association of State Troopers, along with the Officer Down Charities for the Nevada Highway Patrol and the Nevada Highway Patrol itself.

When a person refuses to donate, NHP said witnesses told them the scammer would threaten unfair treatment from Troopers in the future.

"We want the community to be aware of this fraudulent activity and be sure to protect their personal information," NHP said... Read More

PD: Truck hits juvenile female near Sandhill and Viking

A juvenile female was hit by a truck in central Las Vegas Wednesday, Metro Police said. It happened around 2:45 p.m. near S. Sandhill and E. Viking roads.

No word on what happened in the moments leading up to the crash, but officers said the girl's injuries appear to be critical.

This is an active scene, so drivers are encouraged to avoid the area.

This is a developing story.... Read More

Person suffers life-threatening injuries after being struck by vehicle near Flamingo and Paradise

Metro Police investigated a serious crash near Flamingo and Paradise roads Tuesday night.

According to Metro, around 6:38 p.m. a person was struck by a vehicle as they were walking in the area of E. Flamingo Road and Palos Verdes Street.

No word on what caused the crash, but the pedestrian was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The eastbound lanes of Flamingo had to be closed while Metro Police investigated.

No other details were released, but officers said the driver stayed at the scene... Read More

Program gives extra training to teachers to improve under-performing schools

Local community groups are working together to help improve under-performing schools in the Clark County School District, and they're turning to teachers to get it done.

The program is called Lead Nevada Academy, and it will provide leadership skills for teachers who have demonstrated success in the classroom. The goal of the program is to take the success and expand its reach beyond classroom walls.

More than 18,000 teachers work for the Clark County School District.

"My senior year teachers, they actually helped me out a lot," said Justice Santiago, a student. "I'm about to graduate, so they're really trying to push us to graduate."

In Lead Nevada Academy six teachers will be selected to undergo what is described as nine-months of 'intensive training.'... Read More

RTC pushes for light rail system in Maryland Parkway corridor

Lawmakers say they plan to make another hard push to build a light rail system in Las Vegas.

The track would potentially start at McCarran International Airport and go up to Maryland Parkway to Carson before it heads west here it heads west and downtown until it gets near Valley Hospital.

McCarran International Airport would be the southern terminus of the proposed light rail line. However, the light rail line has seen its challenges getting started, but this time transportation officials say they're ready to go.

A multi-year study of the Maryland Parkway corridor is wrapping up a growing UNLV, Sunrise Hospital, and The Boulevard Mall are all pushing the road to its limits. Add to that congestion is the passenger traffic that continues to set new records at McCarran... Read More

Albertson's celebrates grand reopening of renovated store

Out with the old and in with the new. Albertson's supermarket plans to re-open a new and improved version of its store at a familiar location.

On Wednesday, the store celebrated the grand reopening of its location at Eastern Avenue and Warm Springs Road.

"To see this thing be reborn is absolutely amazing," said Bob Miller, Albertson's District Manager.

Albertson's is among the many grocery store chains that have faced challenges here in southern Nevada.

In recent times Albertson's has bought out a competitor, closed a number of stores, sold off other stores, and then re-purchased them.

"They went to Haggen," Miller said. "Haggen didn't do well and left the market again. We were lucky enough then to re-acquire those stores.

Miller admits the company has had what he describes as "tumultuous" years.

Haggen is among a number of grocery store chains that have gone out of business in Las Vegas... Read More