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Police search for man who robbed businesses in July

Police search for man who robbed businesses in July

​Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed several businesses in the area of Rainbow and Charleston boulevards in July.

One of the robberies happened at around 5:20 a.m. July 22, the suspect entered the business, displayed a handgun, pointed it at an employee and demanded money.

After taking the cash, the man left the building on foot and ran through a shopping center parking lot.

He is described as a black man between 25 and 35 years old. He is 5 foot 9 and 170 pounds. He was wearing a blue hoodie, chrome aviator-style sunglasses and dark gray pants. He was carrying a large framed semi-auto handgun.

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

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Downtown tech manufacturer Factorli closes

A tech startup that recieved support from Downtown Project has closed its doors.

The startup for Factorli, which received support from Downtown Project, Tony Hsieh’s $350 million downtown redevelooment program, reported on its website that it shut down operations as of Monday.

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Two accused in Las Vegas school cheating reinstated

State School Superintendent Dale Erquiaga responded Monday to critics who say his investigation of alleged proficiency test cheating at Kelly Elementary School was built on “manipulated and manufactured” evidence to prove a “predetermined outcome.”... Read More

City block near Container Park listed for sale

A piece of property downtown near the popular Container Park is now up for sale.

Mike Mixer and Josh Smith of Colliers International’s Gaming Division have listed for sale a 2.33-acre block bordered by Carson and Bridger avenues in the north and south, and Seventh and Sixth streets to the west and east. It’s one of the last properties available downtown, the brokers said.

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Cox Communications to host back-to-school fairs

Cox Communications to host back-to-school fairs

Cox Communications will be sponsoring a series of back-to-school fairs starting this weekend.

The fairs will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the month of August.

  • Saturday, Aug. 9 at Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane
  • Saturday, Aug. 16 at Boulevard Mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway
  • Saturday, Aug. 23 at Galleria at Sunset, 1300 W. Sunset Road

The fairs will feature a number of booths from community agencies and organizations offering help to local families returning to school.  

There will also be several division of the Clark County School District at the fairs to provide people with information on zoning, food services, transportation and school police.

Helping Kids Clinic will also be there to provide necessary immunizations for school-aged children for a minimal fee. Parents, who are interested in the service, must bring a shot record for immunizations.

For more information, go to coxknowledgecollege.com. 

Plenty of plans for Las Vegas arenas

MGM Resorts arena rendering

LAS VEGAS -- It seems like we hear about plans for new stadiums and arenas every week these days.

From projects that are already underway to those that are nothing more than a glimmer or hope. Right now, both ends of the Strip are due for projects.

MGM Resorts International has already broken ground on a 20,000-seat arena between New York/New York and the Monte Carlo.

On Tuesday, Clark County commissioners cleared the way for the All-Net Resort and Arena near Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard.

UNLV is still grappling with its stadium proposal that would put the action on campus.

While the mayor of Las Vegas wants to bring a soccer stadium to Symphony Park downtown.

Over the years, Las Vegas has seen a lot of arena and stadium proposals that have gone nowhere.

The All-Net Arena and Resort plans to build on the former site of the old Wet ‘n' Wild, which was supposed to be the failed Silver State Arena.

Alert citizen helps nab copper theft suspect

A suspect trying to steal copper from a downtown office was spotted by an alert citizen and stopped by police.

Metro Police say a citizen saw the suspect stealing copper from the US Vets building near East Bonanza Road and Las Vegas Boulevard July 26.  

The next day the same citizen saw the same suspect near Bonanza Road and Eastern Avenue. The citizen notified police.

Police arrested 36-year-old Jason Samuel Larussa on unrelated charges. During the investigation, detectives were able to connect Larussa to the copper theft at the US Vets building.

Larussa is facing charges of theft of scrap metal, buying/possessing/receiving stolen property and burglary.