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Early Voting Ends on June 4th

LAS VEGAS -- Nevada's Primary Election is fast approaching and early voting will end on Friday, June 4th.

Early voting takes place over a two week period and there are dozens of sites around the valley to cast a ballot.

Click here for a list of Las Vegas early voting sites.

The Primary Election will take place much earlier this year on June 8th with the General Election on November 2nd.

Click here for information on obtaining a mail/absentee ballot.

North Las Vegas Police Search for Convenience Store Robber

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - North Las Vegas Police are looking for leads regarding the location of a convenience store robber, whom they believe could become increasingly violent.

His crime was caught on surveillance tape. The video shows the suspect brandishing his weapon and threatening the life of a convenience store clerk. "He's very aggressive with the gun," said North Las Vegas Police Sgt. Tim Bedwell. "We're very concerned about the potential for more violence."

Bedwell says his department's robbery detectives want to get this robber behind bars before he takes his crime to the next level. "Our concern is the people who are doing these armed robberies tend to get more violent each time," Bedwell said. "There's a chance that, in this case, we may see the same kind of thing we saw in March, where we had a robbery of a 7-11, and the same person came back a week later and murdered the clerk."

Pools Responsible for Plenty of Illness

LAS VEGAS -- Summer swim season is here, but a recent study suggests you may want to be cautious before you go cool off. A Center for Disease Control report shows one out of eight pools in the country were forced to close for having dirty water in 2008.

Andrea D'Angelo and her daughter Sophie love to cool off in their community pool.

"I like the more private pools like this one where there's not as many chemicals, but I still worry about the cleanliness and if there's any sort of black mold growing in places," she said.

The CDC study surveyed more than 120,000 pools in 13-states, finding inadequate chlorine levels in nearly 12-percent of them.

While Nevada wasn't in the study, swimmers are still at risk for symptoms like diarrhea, respitory illness and ear and skin infections.

Expect the water to be crystal clear at the City of North Las Vegas' public pools.

Family, Friends Remember Teen Shooting Victim

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - With candles in hand and tears flowing, more than 100 relatives and friends gathered to remember 16-year-old Donald Troutman.

Troutman was gunned down in the middle of a North Las Vegas street Wednesday evening. Witnesses say the shooting was the result of a fight. Now, his family struggles to cope with this sudden and devastating loss.

"He was there for me no matter what, through thick and thin," said Troutman's sister Willesha Jackson. "I loved him so much." "He was a good person," said friend Darey Wesley. "He was always smiling and always uplifting people." "For the family, they need this. This is the beginning of the healing process," a family friend said.

Judge Approves Auctioning Station Casino Hotels

RENO, Nev. -- A federal bankruptcy judge in Nevada has approved a plan to auction 11 Station Casinos properties on the open market.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Gregg Zive in Reno said Friday that he'll supervise the Aug. 6 sale. The judge says he wants to control disentangling what he called a complex set of relationships with "legal issues and questions at every step of that separation."

The proposal would spin off the Red Rock Resort, Palace Station, Sunset Station, Boulder Station and Wild Wild West properties into a holding company owned by company lenders, real estate investor Colony Capital, and members of the casino company's founding family.

The holding company would offer $772 million for the remaining 11 casinos, land holdings, and American Indian casino contracts as one entity.

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Police Step Up Patrols After Teen Shooting

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- A 16-year-old who was shot and killed Wednesday night has been identified and police have stepped up patrols near where the murder occurred.

The teen, who has been identified as Donald Troutman, was shot in the middle of the street at Washburn and North 5th. Police have released few details in the shooting but say the suspect or suspects are still on the loose. While police have not indicated if the shooting was gang related, friends and family say it wasn't.

"This was no gang related shooting or anything like that. This was a very special person to a lot of people and for something like this to happen. it's ridiculous," said Kevin, a family friend who asked that his last name not be used.

NLV Extends Bench Warrant Pay Off Program

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- A program that allows people with bench warrants -- to pay them off at a discount -- has been extended.

Since the North Las Vegas Municipal Court began its discount program in March more than $750,000 in fines related to bench warrants have been collected. The program offers a 50 percent reduction on warrants paid in full.

After two extensions, the city has decided to offer the discount through June 30th in an effort to collect nearly $40 million in fines and to reduce the number of open cases. So far more than 2,500 cases have been closed under the discount program.

To learn more about it, call the North Las Vegas Municipal Court Warrant Division at (702) 633-2929.