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The Students at Coral Academy will particpate in Jump Rope for Heart!

The Students at Coral Academy will particpate in Jump Rope for Heart!

This Friday, over 200 of Coral Academy of Science's kindergartners, first graders, and second graders will be jumping rope to show their support for the American Heart Association and raise funds for children with special hearts. Last year, Coral Academy students raised over $8,000 during the annual Jump Rope for Heart event, and they hope to top that figure this year. Best of luck to the students this Friday!

Dress for Success's S.O.S. – Send One Suit - Weekend, Feb 24-27

Dress for Success's S.O.S. – Send One Suit - Weekend, Feb 24-27

This weekend, you can make a difference is someone's life! Support Dress for Success Southern Nevada by participating in the Send One Suit program this weekend, February 24th-27th.

“This annual campaign encourages women nationwide to donate one new or nearly-new interview suit to help another woman enter the workforce and take charge of her life,” said Paige Candee, Dress for Success Southern Nevada founder. “Donations will help women in their road to self sufficiency.”

Women with nearly new interview suits they are willing to donate can stop by Dress for Success's location at 3400 West Desert Inn, Suite 29, Las Vegas, or one of the 5 Las Vegas area Dressbarn stores, which will be accepting donations all weekend. Donated clothes will be distributed to women, along with support and career development tools, by Dress for Success.

Local Dressbarn locations accepting suits this weekend are:

2 Facing Charges in Marijuana Dispensary Bust

LAS VEGAS -- Two people are facing drug charges after Metro police raided an alleged marijuana dispensary.

Daniel Afari, who owned or leased the three properties that were targeted, is charged with 12 counts including possession of marijuana and intent to sell as well as possession of cocaine. Christina Rand is facing two counts for possession of marijuana and intent to sell as well as conspiracy to violate the Uniform Control Substance Act.

Police say they seized highly potent marijuana worth $100,000. The raids involved Premium Remedy's near Pebble Rd. and Maryland Pkwy. and Afari's home and condominium.

Police Raid Marijuana Dispensary

LAS VEGAS -- Forty pounds of highly potent and quality grade marijuana are off the streets. The total estimated value of the marijuana seized on Thursday is $100,000.

At a home near Serene Avenue and Pollock Drive, investigators seized sophisticated materials allegedly used to grow the pot. Neighbors heard the raid as it went down.

"I couldn't figure out what direction the noise was coming from," said neighbor Jessica Loos. "It's almost like the tailgate of a truck slamming down, but amplify that by like 10 or a hundred times."

A few miles away, police also raided the dispensary where the product was allegedly sold. Metro says the business - Premium Remedy's near Pebble Road and Maryland Parkway - operated as an illegal storefront.

Groundbreaking for New Luxury Home Community

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A local homebuilder broke ground Thursday on a new home community in Seven Hills. The homes will range in price from $750,000 to $3 million.

Missing Las Vegas Man Found Dead

LAS VEGAS -- The family of a missing Las Vegas man says he has been found dead.

Michael Angelo, Jr. was last seen on Sunday at about 4:30 p.m. in the area of Maryland Parkway and Silverado Ranch.

According to a family spokesman, Angelo was found deceased on Friday. Police say he was found early Friday evening in the desert area near Jean. His body was found near his truck. According to the family, he sustained a self-inflicted wound.

The family was planning a search Saturday in the area he was last seen.

Father of Missing Man Dies Suddenly

SALT LAKE CITY -- The father of a man who went missing in the Henderson, Nevada area died suddenly Thursday. Rolf Koecher died after being taken to a Salt Lake area hospital. He was 61.

Koecher was the editor for the Davis County Clipper newspaper and bishop of his LDS ward.

Koecher spent the last year of his life looking for his son, Steven Koecher, who went missing in the Sun City Anthem area of Henderson. Steven Koecher was last seen on Sunday, December 13, 2009 walking away from his car in the sleepy age-restricted neighborhood. He lived in St. George, Utah and no one has been able to explain why he was in Las Vegas.

Rolf Koecher visited Las Vegas several times over the past year to look for his son. In April of 2010, the family searched for Steven a desert area south of the Henderson Executive Airport on a tip provided by a private investigator. Later that year, the family boarded Las Vegas area buses looking for Steven.