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Man Commits Suicide Near Red Rock

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police are investigating a suicide at the Red Rock Conservation Area Wednesday morning.

Nevada Highway Patrol reports a man in his late 30s went missing Wednesday morning. Police located him sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot at the Red Rock overlook. The man had a gun and was threatening suicide.

Despite efforts by officers to coax him out of his vehicle, the man shot himself in the head and died.

The incident shut down State Route 159 for about an hour. Police are still investigating the scene.

Five Injured in School Bus Accident on Summerlin Parkway

Five Injured in School Bus Accident on Summerlin Parkway

LAS VEGAS - Five people were injured following an accident involving a school bus on Summerlin Parkway Wednesday morning.

Nevada Highway Patrol says the accident occurred shortly before 8 a.m. A Nissan was traveling eastbound along Summerlin Parkway near Anasazi Drive, when the vehicle crossed the median and moved into the westbound lanes. It collided head-on with a school bus in the westbound lanes.

The driver of the Nissan, a woman in her 40's, was transported to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Four occupants of the bus (two adults and two teens) were also hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

It's unclear if drugs or alcohol were a factor. The accident shut down westbound travel along Summerlin Parkway for more than an hour.

Summerlin Woman Remembers Her Time Breaking Barriers on the Strip

 

A barrier-breaking baccarat dealer, who now lives in Summerlin, recalls her days on the Strip.

Shirley Brancucci holds the distinction of being the first female baccarat dealer on the Strip. It was the early 1970s. 

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Attack on Pearl Harbor Remembered

Attack on Pearl Harbor Remembered

 

The nation is remembering the attack on Pearl Harbor with ceremonies around the country, including at one senior living community in Las Vegas.

Seniors at Atria Seville on North Rampart Boulevard held a ceremony Friday morning. During the event, John Waid, The Department of Finance Officer of the Nevada Purple Hearts spoke about his experiences being based next to Pearl Harbor several years.

Friday is the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on U.S. forces stationed at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The ceremonies there started with a ship's whistle at 7:55 a.m., which is the exact time the bombing started in 1941. 

One Bank Scene of Two Crimes on the Same Day

One Bank Scene of Two Crimes on the Same Day

 

Metro Police are looking for two men in connection with an attempted check fraud at a bank inside a grocery store Wednesday. They are also looking for two men in connection with a take-over style robbery of the same bank on the same day.

According to police, at 5:17 p.m. Wednesday, two men tried to cash fraudulent checks using fictitious identification at the bank inside a store in the 10000 block of West Flamingo. The tellers would not cash the checks, and the men left without getting any money.

About 45 minutes later, two men came to the bank while the employees were closing the branch, jumped over the counter, grabbed an employee and forced the worker to give them money.

After getting the money, the men left in a silver, four-door sedan.

Annual Holiday Boat Parade Prepares to Cast Off

Annual Holiday Boat Parade Prepares to Cast Off

A holiday tradition in a unique Las Vegas neighborhood casts off Saturday.

Christmas boat parades may be commonplace in areas where there's - you know - water, but here in the desert, the sight is much more novel. And in The Lakes, they've been decking their bows (and sterns) with boughs of holly in preparation for the annual Lakes Festival of Lights.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.