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Police searching for armed suspect after robbing convenience store

Police are searching for an armed suspect after a convenience store was robbed early Wednesday morning, near Rancho Drive and Washington Avenue.

Police say around 12:40 a.m., the suspect entered the store with a semi-automatic firearm and demanded money from the register.

The clerk complied, and moved away from the counter before shots were fired between the suspect and victim.

The suspect fled on foot from the business.

He's described as a man in his 40's, between 5'8 and 5'10 with a medium build wearing a plaid shirt, hooded sweatshirt, and dark pants.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers, (702) 385-5555.... Read More

Victim in double homicide near Washington and H Street identified

The Clark County Coroner's office has identified one of the victims in a double homicide that happened Wednesday night near Washington Avenue and H Street.

The corner said Myron Manghum was one of the victims. The cause of death is still being investigated.

On Wednesday, Metro Police said officers responded to reports of several people who were injured in a shooting in downtown Las Vegas.

When officers arrived, they said they found a man and a woman shot to death inside a home.

Investigators believe two male suspects started arguing about drugs with three other people inside the home, and that led to the shooting which also injured another man.

A total of three people were shot; one man and one woman were killed.

According to Metro, the third victim got away from the shooting and was found with gunshot wounds on both hands a few blocks away near McWilliams Avenue and H Street... Read More

Program gives extra training to teachers to improve under-performing schools

Local community groups are working together to help improve under-performing schools in the Clark County School District, and they're turning to teachers to get it done.

The program is called Lead Nevada Academy, and it will provide leadership skills for teachers who have demonstrated success in the classroom. The goal of the program is to take the success and expand its reach beyond classroom walls.

More than 18,000 teachers work for the Clark County School District.

"My senior year teachers, they actually helped me out a lot," said Justice Santiago, a student. "I'm about to graduate, so they're really trying to push us to graduate."

In Lead Nevada Academy six teachers will be selected to undergo what is described as nine-months of 'intensive training.'... Read More

Metro: Man found dead on sidewalk was victim of homicide

Metro Police says a man who was found dead on a sidewalk last week was the victim of a homicide.

The victim, 24-year-old Jared Medina, was found dead at the intersection of Lexington Street and Lawry Avenue near W. Lake Mead and N. MLK Boulevard on Jan. 5. Police said when officers and paramedics arrived at the scene, they found that Medina was unresponsive, but it didn't look like he had suffered any trauma.

Metro said they thought Medina died of a possible overdose. Medina was taken to the Clark County Coroner's Office, and an autopsy was completed on Jan. 6.

According to the coroner's office, Medina's autopsy revealed he was the victim of a shooting. The investigation has been turned over to the LVMPD's Homicide Section.

Through the course of the investigation, detectives discovered Medina was involved in a physical altercation with another individual a few hours before he was found dead... Read More

Vacant home catches fire in downtown Las Vegas

Las Vegas firefighters battled a house fire Wednesday near downtown Las Vegas.

It started around 9:34 a.m. at 3125 Sequoia Avenue near Washington Avenue and Mojave. Las Vegas Fire and Rescue said fire dispatchers received several 911 calls that smoke was coming from a vacant
house on the street.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, they said smoke was showing from the two-story wood frame, boarded up home. Firefighters said the fire was found on the first floor.

F3H JUST ARRIVED: 3125 Sequoia Ave working fire in 2-sto vacant house, crews setting up & attacking PIO1 pic.twitter.com/pXt029GcRr

-- Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) January 11, 2017

It was brought under control in a few minutes, Las Vegas Firefighters said... Read More

Middle school student arrested for bringing gun to school

A Clark County School District middle school student came to school with a gun Friday, according to Clark County School District Police.

Police recovered the gun from a 12-year-old boy who attends Saville Middle School.

CCSD Police says officers were tipped off about the gun by another student between 9:30 and 10 a.m. The 12-year-old had it in his possession, but he didn't show it or threaten anyone.

The student was taken to Clark County Juvenile Detention Center. His name and identity weren't released... Read More

Police investigate shooting near downtown Las Vegas

Metro police are investigating a shooting near downtown Las Vegas that has sent one person to the hospital, police said.

The shooting occurred around 9 a.m. in the 600 block of North Las Vegas Boulevard near E. Bonanza Road.

The victim's condition is unknown. Police have detained two people for questioning.

Metro is advising people to avoid the area... Read More