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Truck Clips Light Pole, Knocks it Over

LAS VEGAS -- A truck with a lift that was too high pushed over a street light and sign near the Thomas & Mack Center Thursday afternoon.

According to a City of Las Vegas spokesperson, the lift clipped the sign.

The pole is leaning over Paradise Road, just north of Tropicana Avenue. The pole is reported to be hanging over the street. It's unclear if there are any power outages in the area.

Foam Flows Out of McCarran Hangar

LAS VEGAS -- A fire suppression system is sending a stream of foam out of a private hangar on the west side of McCarran International Airport.

McCarran spokesman Chris Jones said it is unknown what set off the system, but there was no fire.

Police Search for Men who Robbed Cabbie

Police Search for Men who Robbed Cabbie

Metro Police are looking for two men in connection with the robbery of a taxi cab driver.

According to police, the men got into the cab near Paradise Road and Convention Center Drive just after 10:30 p.m. October 25. They asked the driver to take them 4200 block of Tamarus Street, but when they got there, one of the men put a metal object to the back of the driver’s neck, police said.

The man told the driver that it was a gun and demanded money. The driver complied, and the men left the cab.

The robbers are described as Hispanic men in their 20s. They are about 5-foot-11. They were last seen wearing a dark blue hoodie with a light colored liner and dark pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro’s Robbery Section at 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

Police Target Drivers Not Following the Law

LAS VEGAS -- The rising death toll on valley roads has Metro Police stepping up efforts to enforce an 11-month-old law that bans drivers from using a cell phone without a handheld device.

Police say the new law isn't resonating with all drivers. Metro Police targeted the busy intersection of Maryland Parkway and Flamingo Road Wednesday to cite drivers who were ignoring the law.

Police held signs that said "No dialing, texting, or talking."

"We actually walk up to their window and we show this sign and they're completely oblivious to what we're doing," Metro officer Ivens Munoz said.

"The number one thing, while you're on the roadway, is you should be paying attention to your driving and nothing else," Metro officer Stephanie Dunn said.

Police worked together to pull over several violators. While most did not want to talk with 8 News NOW, Bill Dickey admitted he made a mistake.

Guns n' Roses Kicks Off Residency at Hard Rock

LAS VEGAS - Legendary rock band Guns n' Roses has landed in Las Vegas on a brand new stage at The Joint at the Hard Rock. Fans are coming from far and wide to see the band once considered "The Most Dangerous Band in the World".

"The guy is a legendary singer," said fan Gary Blake about lead singer Axl Rose. "He's got that unique quality to him."

Guitarist D.J. Ashba says the goal of the band is simple. "Give the fans the ultimate Guns n' Roses experience," he said.

For keyboardist Dizzy Reed, it's all about the music. "It goes back to the songs," he said. "They mean a lot to a lot of people."

The band has played all over the world, but the crowds in Las Vegas are unique.

"They don't sleep," Ashba said.

That helps when the band is finishing its last encore at approximately 3 a.m.

"Vegas represents fun. It's the place you come to have a good time," Reed said.

Digital Exhibits from UNLV Enable Virtual Tours of Collections

Digital Exhibits from UNLV Enable Virtual Tours of Collections

Tour some fantastic works without leaving the couch.

Feel like visiting a museum this weekend to, maybe, see a collection of showgirl costume drawings, or a photographic retrospective of Howard Hughes' accomplishments in aviation, or some casino architectural sketches?

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Officers ID'd in Boulder Highway Shooting

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police identified the officers involved in the shooting of a man in the 5300 block of Boulder Highway Saturday as David M. Denton and Theodore Richard Snodgrass III.

Terry Rogaczewski, 39, of Las Vegas was shot and wounded after police responded to a carjacking. He is facing several charges in connection with the shooting, including attempted murder, attempted robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, and resisting or obstructing an officer with a weapon.

Denton, 35, has been employed with Metro since June 2001.

Snodgrass, 25, has been employed with Metro since Oct. 2008.

The officers are assigned to Metro's southeast patrol division and have been placed on routine paid administrative leave.