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WATCH: The Arts Take Center Stage

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas is transforming into a cultural mecca, and this weekend, 8 News NOW takea you inside as the arts take center stage.

From the new Smith Center for Performing Arts, to the Neon Boneyard and Arts District, Las Vegas is doing more with arts and theater than ever before.

8 News NOW and our Community Pride sponsors will be the first to take you through the new buildings and give you a sneak peak at what's to come in the next year in our special.

Police Search for Pharmacy Robber

Henderson Police are searching for a man who robbed a CVS Pharmacy on June 9.

The man walked into the store, went behind the pharmacy counter and demanded the pharmacist open the safe. Police say the suspect pulled out a knife when the pharmacist hesitated. Shortly afterward, the pharmacist did what he was asked and opened the safe. The suspect took about 40 bottles of prescription medications from the safe and put them in a plastic bag. He left the store through an emergency exit. No one was hurt during the robbery.

The suspect is described as a white man, about 5-foot-10 to 6-foot tall and weighing about 240 pounds. If anyone has information about the robbery call Henderson Police Department at 267-4750 or Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or at www.crimestoppersofnv.com

 

License Plate Reader System Works in Henderson

License Plate Reader System Works in Henderson

A new automated license plate reader mounted on Henderson Police vehicles nabbed its first criminal Tuesday morning.

Police Search for Bank Robber

Police Search for Bank Robber

Henderson Police are searching for the man who robbed a US Bank branch on Wednesday.

The crime happened just after noon at the branch at Eastern Avenue and Horizon Ridge Parkway. Police say the suspect walked into the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money. When the teller hesitated the suspect told her to hurry up. He never showed her a weapon. The teller grabbed money from her draw and gave it to the suspect. He then left the scene.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 50's. He was wearing sunglasses, blue jeans, a gray t-shirt, a large wide-brimmed hat and yellow work gloves. Anyone with any information is asked to call Henderson Police at (702) 267-4750 or Crime Stoppers at 385-555.

Henderson Man Attempts to Bribe DMV Employee

Henderson Man Attempts to Bribe DMV Employee

A Henderson man faces multiple felony charges after allegedly offering a bribe to a DMV employee to reinstate his driver license and change the date of birth listed on it.

Investigators say William Michael Daugherty also tried to help three underage girls alter their licenses for the purpose of purchasing alcohol.

On May 12, Daugherty, 19, passed a handwritten note to a DMV technician at the office on Sahara Ave. that said, “you wanna make money call me,” and listed a telephone number.

Notified by the employee, the DMV’s Compliance Enforcement Division pursued the case and requested assistance from the Department of Public Safety – Investigation Division to arrange for an undercover officer to contact the suspect. An officer from the DPS – Investigation Division posed as a DMV supervisor and negotiated with Daugherty through several phone calls and a meeting near the suspect’s home.

Citizen Police Academy Starts in Henderson

Citizen Police Academy Starts in Henderson

Henderson Police will hold the first night of its Citizen Academy tonight at the Henderson Police Department. 

The academy gives citizens a chance to see Police Department communications, use of force rules, gang enforcement and the detention center. The 13-week program gives people from Henderson an inside look at the department. Students also go through weapons training and will get a chance to fire a variety of weapons used by police. 

 

Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Snares Dozens

Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Snares Dozens

The Henderson Police Department’s Traffic Unit officers issued 63 tickets to drivers for failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks during the recent effort targeting pedestrian safety.

Henderson Traffic officers were joined by officers from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Mesquite Police, Boulder City Police and Nevada Highway Patrol for speed enforcement and handed out 219 speeding tickets during the speeding enforcement part of the effort from April 8 through May 9. The officers also issued 28 citations for no insurance and 15 citations for seat belt violations.

The enforcement effort on pedestrian safety was extremely important as there have been nine pedestrian fatalities statewide so far this year and 434 pedestrian fatalities statewide from 2000 to 2007.