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Fire Displaces 1 Person

Fire Displaces 1 Person

 

One person was displaced after a fire at a house near Charleston and Lamb boulevards Sunday night.

Clark County Fire Department received calls about the fire at around 10 p.m.  When fire crews arrived, they found heavy fire burning through the attic of the single-story home.

The firefighters cut a series of holes in the roof of the home to let the smoke and heat out. It took crews about 20 minutes to get the fire under control because of the amount of fire, smoke and heat.

No one was hurt. The damage is estimated at $100,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

Fire Crews Respond to Third Fire in One Valley Home

Fire Crews Respond to Third Fire in One Valley Home

Clark County fire crews responded to a fire at a vacant home on Lake Mead Boulevard near Toiyabe Street Friday morning.

The department started getting calls about the fire at about 7:30 a.m. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke and fire showing from the home. They were able to bring the fire under control in about six minutes.

According to the department, this is the third fire that crews have been to at this home in the past several months. Fire investigators are not able to determine the exact cause of this blaze because of the damage from the other fires. However, fire officials believe it was started by a fire built to keep people warm or by smoking materials.

The house is very old and has been used by homeless people for shelter in the past.

The county issued a notice of abatement to the property owners. The building department will assess the stability of the home. The property owners may be required to demolish the home.

Police Heading to East Coast for Unity Tour

Mementos and tributes left at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial during National Police Week in 2009. Source: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police officers are heading to the East Coast to help raise awareness of fellow officers who died in the line of duty.

More than 1,000 police officer are expected to participate in the Police Unity Tour, a 300 mile bike ride from northern New Jersey to Washington, D.C.

Money that is raised from the ride will help fund the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

"The National Law Enforcement Memorial is not funded by any tax dollars," Metro Police Sgt. Richard Strader said. "The only thing that keeps it thriving is sponsors like the Police Unity Tour and people who sponsor us through the Police Unity Tour, so it's important to us as law enforcement officers."

Findlay Toyota Plans Bryce Harper Day

Findlay Toyota Plans Bryce Harper Day

Las Vegas High School baseball superstar and Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Bryce Harper will be at Findlay Toyota Friday for Bryce Harper Day at the dealership.

From 6:30 to 8 p.m., Harper will be at the dealership at 7733 Eastgate Road in Henderson to talk with fans and present a check to The Miracle League of Las Vegas. The night will also include food and a raffle to win autographed merchandise.

Harper was the number one draft pick and had a stellar year with the Washington Nationals.

Space is limited. Those who wish to attend should register at findlaytoyota.com

Discounted Pet Adoptions Offered for Valentine's Weekend

Discounted Pet Adoptions Offered for Valentine's Weekend

 

The Animal Foundation wants to celebrate a different kind of love over the Valentine’s Day weekend.

The shelter’s “Happy Valentail’s” Pet Adoption Weekend and Open House features discounted adoptions and free altering services.

Visitors can adopt any dog two years and older, or any cat one year and older, for $50 off the regular adoption fee Friday, February 15 through Sunday, February 17 at The Animal Foundation’s campus in Las Vegas, 655 N. Mojave Road, and new adoption center in Henderson, inside PetSmart at 286 W. Lake Mead Parkway.

The Animal Foundation also will host a Happy Valentail’s Open House on Saturday, from 11 am – 4 pm February 16. In celebration of World Spay Day (February 26), the first 100 Chihuahuas to arrive with their owners will receive a voucher for a free spay or neuter surgery at The Animal Foundation’s Low-Cost Spay or Neuter Clinic.

Other activities include a vendor fair and carnival.

Nurses Wanted: Medical Facilities Look Outside NV

LAS VEGAS -- Local economists and nursing schools say hospitals and outpatient facilities are now forced to search outside Nevada to find enough qualified nurses.

The Las Vegas valley has some of the lowest numbers of health care workers per capita in the country and the demand for nurses is skyrocketing.

The age of the average nurse is steadily increasing, leaving a need for new nurses to come in as seasoned nurses retire.

Nursing instructors said medical facilities are forced to look elsewhere just to get qualified workers.

"They're having to go outside Nevada looking for people to hire," said Debbie Ain, of the College of Southern Nevada nursing program.

The college has seen an increase in people wanting to study nursing since the economic downturn, but say hospitals and other medical facilities can't fill the jobs fast enough upon graduation -- even beyond the traditional hospital setting.

Home Depot to Hire 600 in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Home Depot announced Wednesday that it plans to hire 600 seasonal workers in the Las Vegas valley.

Company officials say they are preparing for a busy spring selling season. They also add, seasonal jobs often turn into permanent positions. Last year, nearly half of the people hired ended up with permanent jobs.

Nationwide, the company is hiring 80,000 workers.

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