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Police hope public can ID man who stole teen's chemotherapy medicine

Metro Police are looking for the man who stole a 14-year-old boy's chemotherapy medicine last week.

Gage Haynes and his mother Sandy say the man stole the medicine from their front porch in a Summerlin neighborhood near Buffalo Drive and Lake Mead Boulevard on Feb. 7.

The suspect was captured on video and is described as a white man between 20 to 30 years old between 5-foot-8-inches to 6-foot tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a red plaid shirt and red baseball cap.

Last year, the family set up a GoFundMe page to pay for the chemo medicine, but since the story first aired, donations have picked up... Read More

CCSD Superintendent announces new leadership to oversee teaching

Clark County Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara announced Monday the creation of Teaching and Learning Teams that will be in charge of overseeing three regions within the Clark County School District.

Each of the regions has three leaders: A region superintendent and two associate superintendents. Their main responsibility is to fulfill doctor Jara's 5-year strategic plan that focuses on improving student achievement at all 360 CCSD schools.

"Today really is a great day for the children in the Clark County School District," Dr. Jara said.

Watch the news conference below:

Dr. Jara is putting into motion his Focus: 2024 Strategic Plan. He admits it's an ambitious agenda over the next 5-years to improve all one and two-star schools, along with increasing the graduation rate to 90-percent, among other goals, but he's up for the challenge.

"Everybody here, as we have regions, will be all aligned to the strategic plan," Dr. Jara said... Read More

Celebrating Year of the Pig

Tuesday marks a new year in the lunar calendar and this is the Year of the Pig.

More than a billion people celebrate the lunar new year. Through February, celebrations are happening across the Las Vegas valley.

Every year the lunar new year is dedicated to a different animal. The most common myth says that an emperor made these animals earn their years.

He held a race and out of 12 animals, the pig came in dead last. But that's OK because sometimes the best is saved for last.

On Tuesday, Feb. 5, Downtown Summerlin® celebrates Lunar New Year - the Year of the Pig - by hosting its second annual parade at 6 p.m. on Park Centre Drive... Read More

Metro: Man shot by police possible suspect in 2 murders

The man shot by Metro Police last week is a possible suspect in two murders, according to Metro Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department held a news conference Monday to release information on the officer-involved shooting that occurred on the morning of Thursday, Jan. 31 near Alta and Pavillion Center drives.

According to police, they were attempting to take a 39-year-old Christopher Ashoff, who was wanted for some violent felony crimes, into custody when Ashoff got into a car attempting to escape and began ramming his vehicle into undercover police vehicles.

An officer fired at Ashoff and Ashoff grabbed a pellet rifle causing all three officers to fire at Ashoff, Assit. Sheriff Zimmerman said. He was struck twice, once in the face and once in the leg. He was taken to a hospital where his is recovering.

Plainclothes officers are not required to wear body-worn cameras. None were wearing cameras... Read More

Residents shocked following officer-involved shooting in "quiet and safe community"

People who live in one Summerlin neighborhood were shaken up Thursday after a man was shot during an officer-involved shooting.

The shooting involving Metro Police happened near Atla and Pavillion Center drives around 9:30 a.m Thursday. The incident caused Sig Rogich Middle School and Palo Verde High School to be placed on lockdown for hours.

Residents were shocked the incident happened in what they describe as a "quiet and safe community."

"Had a little bit of a heart attack, you know, and the first thing I thought was shooting in the school -- you know," said local parent Valerie Gonzalez.

Gonzalez says she panicked after she received word that there was police activity near her son's school... Read More

Shoppers hit Downtown Summerlin for the deals, atmosphere on Black Friday

Thousands of shoppers packed local stores around the Las Vegas valley on this Black Friday looking for deals.

And some shoppers took advantage of more than just deals.

Downtown Summerlin drew a large crowd, as it has done for the past five years since it opened.

"It's just fun," said Angelica Macaballug, shopper. "It's kind of fun being able to be with a bunch of people and then the sales are always really nice."

Thousands visited Downtown Summerlin seeking hot holiday deals on Black Friday.

"What aren't the hot deals? Everything's got that half off, that 25, even that 75, you got to go everywhere and find the deals," said shopper Robert Seguin.

Shopper Karisa Odrunia scored 30 percent off on one purchase.

"Just a really nice denim jacket."

Many choose to brave the crowds instead of buying online... Read More

Holiday spirit takes over Downtown Summerlin

The holiday spirit has arrived at Downtown Summerlin and this year they're rolling out a new parade.

The new floats, which are inspired by classic holiday movies, will be making their public debut Friday night. There will also be dancers, characters and even some snow featured during the parade.

You can see the parade every Friday and Saturday evening at 6 p.m. through Dec. 22... Read More