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Wet 'n' Wild offering ways to get into park for free

Wet 'n' Wild offering ways to get into park for free

Enjoying a day at a water park is one of the best ways to beat the summer heat and this year Wet ‘n’ Wild is offering several different ways to get into the park for free.

Straight-A students can get a free general admission ticket. The offer is good for a one time ticket only and is good for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. To redeem the offer, students need to present a year-end report card at the ticket window.

The park is also offering free admission for people 65 years and old through the month of July. They just need to show their Nevada’s driver’s license or identification card at any ticket window.

People who have VIP, Gold and Season Passes for the Wet ‘n’ Wild in Las Vegas can also get free admission into Wet ‘n’ Wild parks in Hawaii, Phoenix, Palm Springs and Houston. They just need to show their pass at the ticket window.

Police searching for man who robbed business

Police searching for man who robbed business

Metro Police are searching for a man who robbed a business near Rainbow and Charleston boulevards.

According to police, the man walked into the business just before 11 p.m. June 23. Police say he pretended to be a customer, but when he got to the counter, he put his right hand into a bag, simulated a weapon and demanded money.

The clerk gave him money and the man left the business on foot.

The man police are looking for is described as a black man between 5 foot 11 and 6 foot 1. He is between 190 and 210 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue button-up, short-sleeve shirt over a black T-shirt, khaki cargo shorts, blue, deck-style shoes with white calf-length socks.

He was carrying a black drawstring bag.

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

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."