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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


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.

Family and Friends Hold Vigil for Murder Victim

Family and Friends Hold Vigil for Murder Victim

Family and friends of Amanpreet Mander are holding a candlelight vigil tonight for him. Mander was shot and killed just outside a Well Fargo Bank branch on March 30th. 

The vigil will be held where Mander lost his life in the parking lot of the bank at Eastern and Sunset at 7:30 p.m.. Police are still looking for suspects in connection with the crime. Mander's family owns the 7-11 store across the street. He was on his way to deposit money in the bank when he was robbed and shot. 

There is a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. Part of the money for the reward was donated by United Coin Machine Company, the largest slot route operator in southern Nevada. 

Mander was 31 years old when he died. 

Family Wants Justice for Businessman's Murder

LAS VEGAS -- The family of Amanpreet Mander says he was doing what he did every day when he went to make a deposit at the bank across the street from his convenience store.

Police say 31-year-old Amanpreet Mander was gunned down outside of the Wells Fargo bank at Eastern Ave. and Sunset Rd. on March 30. He was attacked before he could even get out of his car. No one has been arrested for the murder.

About 40 family members gathered on Tuesday to donate $5,000 to Crime Stoppers and its efforts to help solve crimes.

Mander moved from India about five years ago and ran the 7-11 store for the past two years. He leaves behind a wife and two young boys. His wife fought back tears as she talked about her husband of nearly six years.

Henderson Police Targeting Pedestrian Safety

Henderson Police Targeting Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian safety will receive top priority beginning next week in Henderson.

The Henderson Police Department's Traffic Unit officers will be out looking for pedestrians not crossing streets safely or legally and motorists not paying attention to pedestrians in crosswalks. 

Henderson Police will be joined by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Mesquite Police, Boulder City Police and Nevada Highway Patrol for this enforcement effort, which will be from April 18 until May 9. Officers will target intersections with clearly marked crosswalks. Officers in plain clothes will cross in the crosswalk looking for motorists not yielding to pedestrians.

Henderson Police Hunt Child Kidnapping Suspect

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A man wanted for kidnapping a Henderson girl and holding a cab driver hostage is still on the run. Police have released surveillance video from that day with the hope that someone will help them find him.

28-year-old Matthew Hayward may be in California, but police believe he could also be headed back to Henderson. A local gas station employee says the suspect was in his store Saturday with the little girl, but they seemed like the average customer.

"It was around 1 o'clock in the afternoon. She didn't appear to be distressed or anything, according to the cashier. But then again, you never can tell," said gas station Assistant Manager James Wellesely.