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Man Involved in 4th of July Death Cuts a Deal

LAS VEGAS -- The man charged in the death of a 22-year-old killed by shrapnel at a Fourth of July party has struck a deal with prosecutors.

Andrew Molitor has agreed to plead guilty to a gross misdemeanor. He will serve three years probation, pay restitution, and pay $5,000 toward a scholarship fund in the name of the victim, Kasey Barlow.

Police say Molitor packed a cannon with gunpowder and lit it at a neighborhood party. The cannon exploded and killed Barlow.

Molitor was charged with second degree murder. If convicted, he could have served five years in jail. The plea means Molitor will avoid jail time if he carries out all the provisions of the deal.

 

Get Free Pancakes on National Pancake Day at IHOP!

Get Free Pancakes on National Pancake Day at IHOP!

Las Vegas, I hope you're hungry! Tomorrow, March 1st, IHOP is celebrating National Pancake Day by giving every customer a free short stack of their signature pancakes! Instead of charging, they ask that people make a donation to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Last year the event raised $2.1 million for charity, and the organizers are hoping to top that number this year.

The local IHOP in Sunrise offering FREE pancakes can be found at:

  • 352 N Nellis Blvd Ste G, Las Vegas NV, 89110

Eastside Cannery Hosts Community Blood Drive February 28th

Eastside Cannery Hosts Community Blood Drive February 28th

This afternoon until 4pm, Eastside Cannery is hosting a community blood drive in their Eastside events center. The need for blood is high right now, and the United Blood Services have stated the donations are down in 2011. So as a thank you to all of the donors who come out to today's blood drive, the casino is offering each donor a voucher for a free buffet for two at the Eastside Cannery Row Buffet! So give blood and help save a life!

Shots 4 Tots Week Offers Free Immunizations in Sunrise

Shots 4 Tots Week Offers Free Immunizations in Sunrise

The Southern Nevada Health District and United Way of Southern Nevada are offering a free childhood immunization clinic during Shots 4 Tots Week in Sunrise. Children needing immunizations must be accompanied by a parent or an adult with written permission from the custodial parent of the child, and the child's immunization records. For more information, call the immunization clinic at (702) 759-0850 or visit www.snhd.info.

The Shots 4 Tots Clinic will be held:

March 14-Friday, March 18 at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center

560 N Nellis Blvd # E11, Las Vegas, NV 89110-5371, (702) 759-1340 from 8 am to 4:30 pm

 

Anti-graffiti Artwork of Local Fifth Graders Unveiled on RTC Transit Vehicle

Anti-graffiti Artwork of Local Fifth Graders Unveiled on RTC Transit Vehicle

LAS VEGAS – The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) honored Krista Kachnik of John Dooley Elementary School as the grand prize winner of this year’s anti-graffiti art contest. Her winning artwork was unveiled on a 40-foot RTC vehicle before an audience of friends and family.

The RTC vehicle also showcased the artwork of first runner-up Fermin Perez of Ruby Thomas Elementary School. The students’ designs were selected as the top two finalists in the fourth annual art contest designed to educate local students that the difference between art and graffiti is permission.  

The RTC again partnered with the Southern Nevada Graffiti Coalition, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Vector Media Las Vegas to sponsor the art contest. 

Child Murder Case Goes to the Jury

LAS VEGAS -- Closing arguments have finished in the murder trial of Stanley and Colleen Rimer. The pair are accused of killing their four-year-old son, Jason.

The Rimer's face a second degree murder charge and several child abuse and neglect charges. They have heard a lot of graphic details in the last two weeks. Thursday, the state made sure the jurors remembered how helpless Jason was when he was left in the family SUV for 17 hours.

"He didn't struggle to get out because he couldn't. He was incapable. There were no signs on the windows or door handles that Jason Rimer could even save himself. Indeed, he was entombed," said Prosecutor David Stanton.

The state once again showed the jury a picture of Jason's body after he was taken out of the family's SUV. They say he died of heat stress, saying he basically "baked to death."

Construction Begins on New Transit Route

LAS VEGAS -- Prepare for more construction signs and cones on Sahara Boulevard. Thursday, the Regional Transportation Commission started work on their Sahara Rapid Transit Project. It will take a year for the project to be finished.

Over 11 miles of Sahara will be worked on from Haulapai to Boulder Highway.

While the Rapid Transit Project promises faster transit service and fewer wait times, not everyone is happy about traffic headaches it will cause.

If you commute on Sahara as much as Jason Delgado does, any thought of construction is more like a nightmare.

"More traffic, more headaches, more alternative routes," he said.

Jacob Snow with the RTC says overnight construction will cut down on congestion.

"A lot of the construction is going to be focused on the off peaks during the nighttime hours," he said.

Frequent bus rider Cynthia Vardanyan is looking forward to it.