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Police Search for Man Who Tried to Rob Two Banks

Police Search for Man Who Tried to Rob Two Banks

Metro Police are searching for a man who tried to rob two banks this month.

The first incident happened August 17 just after 3:30 p.m., at a bank near Durango Drive and Warm Springs Road. The second incident happened August 29 at the same time as the first attempt, but at a bank near Fort Apache and Flamingo Roads.

In both incidents, the suspect gave a note to the teller, demanding money. In both incidents, the suspect left the bank without any money.

The suspect is described as a white man in his late 30s. He is between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-8, and he weighs between 180 and 230 pounds. At the time of the last attempted robbery, he was wearing a white, full-rimmed, fisherman-style hat, dark-colored collared shirt, camouflage shorts and white shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro’s Robbery Division at 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers 385-5555.


Las Vegas Restaurant Owner Recalls Escape from New Orleans

Las Vegas Restaurant Owner Recalls Escape from New Orleans

LAS VEGAS - Many people relocated from the Big Easy to Las Vegas to get a fresh start. TC's Rib Crib owner Irving Smith says he'll never forget August 29, 2005 – the day Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast.

When Katrina hit, it wiped out everything he and his family had. Irving and 10 members of his family gathered themselves and headed west.

They ended up in Las Vegas and brought their love of food from New Orleans with them, eventually opening TC's Rib Crib.

Irving says it was an adjustment losing everything, moving to a new city, living in tight quarters with several family members and trying to figure out his next move. He recalls living through the chaos and destruction.

"It's like a bad dream in the middle of a horrible nightmare in the middle of a night terror," he said. "No power, things floating by, water, hurricane winds, life as you know it just changes in an instant."

Man's Death in Police Custody Ruled Accident

Man's Death in Police Custody Ruled Accident

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The in-custody death of a U.S. Army veteran from Guam two days after he struggled with Las Vegas police last month has been ruled an accident.

Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy said Tuesday that an autopsy showed 37-year-old Glenn Young Ybanez died of a heart condition called dilated cardiomyopathy. A contributing factor was methamphetamine intoxication.

Las Vegas police say Ybanez was sought on out-of-state criminal warrant when he ran from police during a vehicle stop July 2 a few blocks west of the Las Vegas Strip.

Police say Ybanez was hospitalized after he became unconscious during his arrest.

Family members tell the Pacific Daily News on the Pacific Island of Guam that Ybanez was a former Army sergeant who served in Iraq before moving to Las Vegas in 2008.

Bishop Gorman Gets National Audience on ESPN

Bishop Gorman Gets National Audience on ESPN


The Bishop Gorman High School Gaels will be in the national spotlight Friday when ESPN carries their game against Our Lady of Good Counsel.

The Our Lady of Good Counsel Falcons hail from Maryland and are nationally ranked team, as is Gorman. People watching on ESPN will see a big and loud crowd. The players will see college scouts in the crowd.

Gorman has players that already have offers for scholarships at schools in the Big 12, Pac-12, and the Mountain West Conference. Their opponent also has players that are expected to go on to play at the college level.

The game starts at 6 p.m. 

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Roads Covered by Mud and Debris from Torrential Rains

LAS VEGAS -- Wednesday's massive rain storm made such a mess of one Las Vegas neighborhood, residents spent Thursday cleaning up.

A neighborhood near Valley View Boulevard and Blue Diamond Road saw nearly two inches of rain. The flood water washed at least a foot of dirt and debris over some roads. Mud and debris is only part of the problem. According to Clark County Public Works, the swift-moving water actually damaged the surfaces of some roads.

Allen Pavelka with public works says the cleanup efforts are the biggest the agency have tackled in almost 10 years.

"We have diverted all of our crews to just doing roadway clean up. Today and for as long as it takes to get things cleaned up," Pavelka said.

According to public works, there are so many roads in the southwest and southeast areas of the county that are covered in mud and debris it may take another day to clear everything.

Police Investigate Shooting Involving 5-Year-Old

LAS VEGAS - A 5-year-old girl shot her father in the arm Thursday morning at a home on Castle Course Avenue, Metro Police said.

Police responded to the home near Fort Apache Road and Blue Diamond Road around 8 a.m. after receiving a call that an adult family member had been shot by a child.

According to police, the parents were asleep when the girl found the unsecured gun on a nightstand next to their bed.

"The child reached for that firearm, apparently in an effort to put it away, when she accidentally shot her father in the arm," Metro officer Marcus Martin said.

Police say the father's injuries are non life-threatening.

"He looked like he was hurt, and couldn't breathe," neighbor Sean Tai said.

Metro's Abuse and Neglect Unit is investigating the shooting and police are issuing a strong warning to parents.