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Metro releases photos of alleged armed robbery suspect

Detectives with Metro Police have asked the public for its help identifying a man accused of robbing a business Monday near S. Nellis Boulevard and E. Sahara Avenue.

Police said the armed suspect entered a local business in the 2500 block of S. Nellis and showed a gun before approaching employees and demanding money from the registers.

The man left the store with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect was able to get away before officers arrived at the scene.

The suspect is described as a black man in his 20's, standing approximately between 5-feet 9-inches and 5-feet 11-inches. He's also said to be in between 160-180 lbs. The suspect was last seen wearing a gray and black jacket and black shorts.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Robbery Section at 702-828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit
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Voters set record numbers first 2 days of early voting

As a key swing state, Nevada's votes really count for the 2016 election. Early voting started Saturday, Oct. 22, and according to Clark County, residents hit the polls in record numbers.

More than 70,000 people cast their ballots. Flor Cordona was one of those votes.

Cardona said she voted Saturday for the first time in her life.

"Sixteen years ago I didn't have papers; I didn't have a language; I didn't have nothing," Cardona said. "I only have dreams."

Cardona's pushing for other Latino's to vote early. However, Cardona isn't the only person making a push during early voting.

Both Democrats and Republicans have also made a final push across the state to sway voters who haven't made up their minds yet.

"Now is the time to really voice your concerns with what's happening with our country and the direction that you would like to see it going," said Catherine Cortez Masto, D-NV, United States Senate candidate... Read More

Nevada Supreme Court ruling brings ESA program to a standstill

The Nevada Supreme Court has put a halt to the controversial ESA program.

The court found Nevada's Education Savings Account program doesn't violate the state constitution however the funding under the bill that created the program is in question.

Justices issued a 4-2 ruling on Thursday calling for a permanent injunction on the program, which was on hold on a temporary basis.

The ruling says the program authorized last spring by the Nevada Legislature did not have its own dedicated funding source and is unlawfully drawing on money allocated for public schools in the state's Distributive School Account. It would have allowed parents to use public school dollars to pay for private school tuition... Read More

UNLV will take center stage for final presidential debate

Monday marks one month until the presidential debate at UNLV's Thomas and Mack Center. On October 19 and the days leading up to then, the university will be at the center of the political universe.

UNLV will be a media zoo with thousands of journalists, strategists and surrogates claiming parts of campus in the run-up to the final debate of the presidential cycle.

And as the candidates each try to put their best foot forward on their final appearance together, the university will be doing the same.

With one month to go until Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump square off at the Thomas and Mack Center there are already signs that the campus is gearing up for the debate.

That has students excited for what's to come.

"I think it's a really good thing for our university, so I'm really excited," said Allesa Chazelagmay, a freshman... Read More

Police break up fight at Alexis Park Hotel

A fight erupted in the lobby of the Alexis Park hotel Thursday morning which resulted in police being called to settle the dispute and people being medically treated.

The Clark County Fire Department treated 12 people who had been exposed to pepper spray. No one was transported to the hospital.

According to Metro Police, they were called around 9 a.m. on a report of a stolen car. The victim tracked the car to the hotel and confronted two people inside the lobby and discharged some pepper spray.

There are few other details, including any information on arrests... Read More

Fatal shooting in neighborhood near Boulevard Mall

One person is dead following a shooting in a neighborhood near the Boulevard Mall.

Metro Police received a call about the shooting around 10:31 a.m. and responded to the 1100 block of Sierra Vista Drive near Maryland Parkway and Desert Inn Road.

The shooting victim was pronounced dead after being transported to Sunrise Medical Center.

Police have not released any information on a suspect... Read More

UNLV hosting free lecture series before presidential debates

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is beginning two free lecture series this week, ahead of the upcoming U.S. presidential candidate debates - including the final Oct. 19 face-to-face between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump at UNLV.

Campus officials say the public is invited to all nine talks, starting with a University Forum Lecture Series presentation at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

UNLV Boyd School of Law Professor Ian Chamberlin Bartrum will focus on late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the judicial philosophy of constitutional originalism.

A 1 p.m. Thursday lecture by David Zarefsky, professor emeritus of the Northwestern University School of Communication, will be part of the Presidential Debate Lecture Series.

It'll focus on the contrast in the debates in 2012 between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney... Read More