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Police Search for Man Who Tried to Rob Local Business

Police Search for Man Who Tried to Rob Local Business

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are searching for a man they say tried to rob a business near Jones Boulevard and Lake Mead Boulevard.

The incident happened on June 18. Police say at around 9:30 p.m. the suspect walked into a business in the 2000 Block of North Jones. He told the person at the counter "you're being robbed". The employee acted like he did not understand and asked the suspect for his identification. The suspect stated he didn't have identification and again asked the person behind the counter to empty the cash drawer. The employee refused, the suspect left the business and headed north on Jones.

The suspect is described as a white male, 40 years old, 5 foot 10 inches, 190 pounds. At the time of the attempted robbery he was wearing a jersey with "The Sopranos" logo on the front and "Tony" on the back. 

Business Owners Protest NV Energy

LAS VEGAS -- A year of frustration for Downtown Las Vegas businesses nearly destroyed in a transformer explosion ends with few changes. Store owners and employees protested against NV Energy, claiming the company is responsible for them teetering on bankruptcy.

The answers from both NV Energy and Southwest Gas did not please store owners along Main Street. Both utility companies claim the money for damages is coming, it just needs to follow a process. But store owners say one year and counting is too long to wait.

Most Main Street store's insurance money is running out -- in some cases at the end of this month. As protesters look at NV Energy's new transformer, they are demanding the utility pay up.

"Every day that goes by, they make money. Every day that goes by for me, I lose money. It's not a fair equation," said Attic Owner Mayra Politis.

Services Expanding at Ruvo Center

Services Expanding at Ruvo Center

Two national experts are joining the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in an effort to expand the center's services.

The center will be adding a program for Parkinson's Disease and movement disorders lead by Dr. Ryan Walsh and a multiple sclerosis program headed by Dr. Timothy West. The doctors will work with patients on cutting edge diagnosis and treatments. They will also work with researchers and doctors at the clinic's main campus in Ohio. The Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Program will start accepting patients on July 18. The Multiple Sclerosis Program will start taking patients August 1. 

Patients at both programs will also have access to the center's new physical, occupational and cognitive therapy programs. 

Donation Station Coming to Downtown

A retired parking meter will be painted red and set downtown to bring in money for our city's homeless.

The parking meter is part of a partnership between the Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta and the City of Las Vegas. The coins gathered through the parking meter will go to the city's Housing and Homeless Services program. According to the 2011 Homeless Count 9,432 people are homeless in southern Nevada. The recession has increased demand for basic services. The money gathered by the parking meter will help fill that gap.

Delta Sigma Theta is a sorority started in 1913 at Howard University. It will unveil the special parking meter at a convention at The Mirage Thursday. 

Charges Announced for Suspect in Copper Theft Bust

Charges Announced for Suspect in Copper Theft Bust

A Las Vegas man arrested Wednesday will be charged with several counts in connection with a huge copper theft bust.

Food Truck Festival Comes to Downtown

Food Truck Festival Comes to Downtown

Food trucks from around the valley will gather Saturday for a festival downtown.

The trucks will parked at Jackie Gaughan Parkway at the El Cortez Hotel and Casino from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Trucks in this festival include Slidin' Thru, Fukuburger, Curbside Cafe, BBQ Boy, Snow Ono, Grouchy Johns, Engine 1 Pizza and The Cheesesteak Truck. There will also be deals on drinks plus live music.

 

One Person Dead After Morning Accident

One person is dead after an accident Thursday morning on Bonanza Road near Pecos Road.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say the driver of a Mazda Protege made a left hand turn onto Bonanza Road from the Food 4 Less parking lot on Reef Drive. During that turn the driver ran into the path of a van traveling west. The van smashed into the driver's side of the Mazda. The driver of the car was killed. The driver and several passengers inside the van suffered minor injuries. The name of the woman who was killed has not been released pending notification of family members.

This is the 34th deadly traffic accident in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's jurisdiction.