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Annual Summerlin parade to anchor Fourth of July activities

Summerlin will again host a Fourth of July parade.

The Fourth of July falls on a Friday this year, meaning more time for fun as many residents enjoy a long holiday weekend. Along with the parade in Summerlin, pool events and a fireworks show are planned.

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Police looking for two people who robbed business

Police looking for two people who robbed business

Metro Police are looking for two people who robbed a business near Buffalo and Vegas drives.

According to police, the two people walked into the business at around 3 a.m. Wednesday. The first person pointed a gun at the gaming area cashier and demanded money.

The second person pointed a gun at another employee. Once the robbers received the money, they left.

The first person is described as a black man between 25 and 35 years old. He is between 5 foot 10 and 6 foot and about 180 pounds. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a red hoodie, a mask over his face, and dark shorts.

The second person’s gender is not known. He or she was wearing a black, leather jacket, black shorts, and a dark bandana mask.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Metro’s Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.   

Red Rock Canyon will open artist-in-residence program in July

Red Rock Canyon will open artist-in-residence program in July

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area will open its first artist-in-residence program in July.

The program will feature new works by three local artists from July 4 through August 30.

A reception to mark the opening of the program will be held at the visitor center from 5 to 7 p.m. July 9. The event is open to the public. People will be able meet the artists and view their artwork. Regular entrance fees to the recreation area will apply.

The three artists were all featured in a two-week residency at Red Rock Canyon this past spring.

The artist-in-residence program promotes art awareness at places protected by the Bureau of Land Management National Landscape Conservation System.  

Firefly closes West Sahara location

LAS VEGAS — The Firefly on West Sahara is closing its doors for good.

On Sunday, owners John and Tabitha Simmons released the following statement:

"In an effort to continue revamping our operations and focus our full energy on delivering a safe, consistent, quality and fun dining experience to our loyal fans, we will be closing our WEST SAHARA Firefly*. 

We cannot say enough about the efforts of the new management and staff at this location, however at this time it is necessary for us to downsize our operations. We will do our absolute best to rehire as many employees as possible at our Paradise location.

We are grateful for your patronage and we hope to see you again at our Paradise location.

Thank you again."

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New Summerlin development to be most expensive in Las Vegas

The developers of Summerlin are now partnering to build an exclusive, luxury golf community near Flamingo Road and Town Center Drive.

The Howard Hughes Corp., in a joint-venture with Discovery Land Co. of Scottsdale, Ariz., will build about 250 homes on large lots in what is expected to be the most expensive luxury development in the Las Vegas Valley.

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Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas hopes to break world record

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One hundred children are expected to meet up at the Wet'N'Wild waterpark in Las Vegas to join in what may be the world's largest swimming lesson.

Participants in Las Vegas are joining thousands of other children and adults at pools across the globe on Friday morning for a simultaneous, 30-minute swim class.

They're trying to break the current Guinness World Record, which stands at 32,450 participants representing 13 different countries across five continents.

It's the fifth year organizers have tried to set the record. The event aims to highlight the importance of water safety and learning how to swim.

Wet'N'Wild officials say they're members of the Southern Nevada Drowning Prevention Coalition and want to ensure all visitors have a safe experience at their park.

Summerlin Hospital counter-suing local attorney

LAS VEGAS -- Summerlin Hospital has counter-sued a local attorney for statements he made about the lawsuit filed against the hospital in the tuberculosis case.

The hospital announced Thursday it was suing Robert Cottle and his law firm for defamation. The lawsuit contends Cottle defamed the hospital and medical staff by alleging they purposely failed to diagnose TB in a patient to avoid oversight by the state.

Cottle sued the hospital for his client Ruben White. Last year, White‘s wife and one of their infant daughters died from tuberculosis, which doctors at the hospital did not diagnosis. The second baby died before being tested for the disease.

In a statement about the lawsuit filed in November, Cottle alleged the doctors did not find TB because it would have lead to inspections from public health authorities. The hospital calls the accusations false, malicious and defamatory.