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Pop Star Surprises Local Elementary School

LAS VEGAS -- A school that has been in the national spotlight for the extraordinary efforts the principal and staff have taken to help students in need, received two surprises this week. One from a teen pop star and the other from a retail giant.

Whitney Elementary School now knows that Justin Bieber will performing for students December 15. Ellen Degeneres made the announcement to the students this week.

"We knew he was coming, we didn't know when. The kids have memories now that will last a lifetime," Whitney Elementary School principal Sherri Gahn said.

Degeneres and Bieber have both promised the school $100,000. Those are two of the biggest donations to the school, but since a story by CBS News early this year, donations from around the world have been pouring into the school.

Deadly Accidents Spark Open Forum on Safety

Deadly Accidents Spark Open Forum on Safety

A string of deadly pedestrian accidents has people around the community talking about what needs to be done to make roads safer.

Safe Community Partnership and the Transportation Research Center at UNLV are planning an open forum on the issue Wednesday, November 16. Representatives from law enforcement agencies, engineers, elected officials and safety advocates are all going to be on the panel. They will be there to answer questions and lead a discussion about solutions.

The main goal is to form a group composed of several agencies representing several jurisdictions to address pedestrian safety now and in the future. The forum is open to anyone interested in the issue. It is set for 6:30 p.m., at the UNLV Science and Engineering Building Auditorium.

Swarm of Bees Sends Man to Hospital

Swarm of Bees Sends Man to Hospital

 

A swarm of bees stung a man possibly hundreds of times Thursday afternoon on the east side of town, sending him to the hospital.

Clark County firefighters rescued the man, whose identity has not yet been released, from the swarm behind a shopping center near Eastern Avenue and Desert Inn Road around 4:30 p.m. He was transported to Sunrise Hospital for treatment.

Firefighters then doused the beehive with foam to prevent any additional problems.

Memorial Grows for Baby Found in Dumpster

LAS VEGAS -- A memorial is growing at the site where a baby was found dead in a dumpster.

The newborn girl was found in dumpster at the Bella Vista apartment complex near Twain Ave. and Nellis Blvd. over the weekend.

So far, police say they have no information on who left the baby, despite scouring the neighborhood for anyone who might know what happened.

It is still unclear exactly how the baby died but a memorial in her honor is growing with people leaving stuffed animals and flowers.

Aftermarket Car Show Opens at Convention Center

Aftermarket Car Show Opens at Convention Center

The largest aftermarket car accessory trade show just started at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Everything from high-tech gadgets to tires is on display at the 35th annual Specialty Equipment Market Association or SEMA show. The show brings in manufacturers from more than 100 countries  

"The show attracts buyers from not only all over the United States but all over the world. The reason they are coming here is because their customers demand accessories that will personalize their vehicles and make their vehicles fit them like a glove," Vice-President of SEMA Peter MacGillivray said.

Vendors have packed the convention center to showcase their wares. One of the hottest items is an iPad adapter that installs into the headrest of a car, providing entertainment for kids in the backseat.

Even with the tough economy, vendors say the turn out is better than expected.

Dead Baby Found in a Dumpster

LAS VEGAS - Shock and outrage spread through a valley apartment complex where a newborn baby girl was found dead in a dumpster.

Police still don't know who left the child there. The disturbing discovery was made Saturday night at the Bella Estates Apartment Homes near Nellis Boulevard and Desert Inn Road.

Bella Estates resident Barbara Anderson doesn't know the name or age of the baby, but she feels a mother's pain.

"I raised four kids of my own. I had my first one at 18. I know it's hard to raise them. I know it's hard sometimes," she said. "You don't throw people away. They're precious. They're God's gift. How can you do that?"

News of what happened in the dumpster spread throughout the apartment complex.

"Someone didn't do that to you. You can't do that to yours," resident Phillip Rogers said.

Many expressed sadness, shock, and downright disgust.

Police Searching for 'Dangerous' Bank Robbery Suspect

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police have released pictures of a bank robbery suspect who pointed a shotgun at bank employees.

Employees told police that the suspect was very agitated when he pointed the gun at employees and demanded money during the Monday morning robbery. The robbery happened at a bank on Desert Inn Rd. and McLeod Dr.

The suspect is described as an African-American male, 25 to 30 years old, 6-foot-2 inches tall and weighing around 180 pounds. The man had long braided hair that could have been a wig. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored jump suit with double wide stripes on the sides and a multi-colored knit cap.

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 or visit www.crimestoppersofnv.com.