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First Tuesday Focuses on Stopping Sexual Predators

First Tuesday Focuses on Stopping Sexual Predators


Parents will get a chance to learn how to protect their children from sexual predators at Tuesday night’s First Tuesday meeting.

Metro Police holds an open-house meeting on the First Tuesday of every month at all of its area command centers around the city. This Tuesday’s topic is preventing child sexual assault. The topic was chosen because April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Detectives from Metro Police’s Sexual Assault Unit will visit the command centers to talk to parents about the dangers of social media and the preventative measures parents can use to protect their kids.

Following the presentation, people can ask questions about and bring up specific issues about their neighborhood with the police. The event starts at 7 p.m.

Area Command Centers:

Bolden Area Command: 1851 Stella Lake (off Martin Luther King just north of Vegas Drive)

Animal Foundation Says Weekend Adoption Event a Success

Animal Foundation Says Weekend Adoption Event a Success


The Animal Foundation says more than 100 homeless pets now have a home thanks to the Mega Match-A-Thon adoption event this weekend.

The shelter held the event Saturday and Sunday. It was part of a nationwide effort supported by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The group granted nearly $500,000 for large-scale adoption events nationwide.

The shelter gave special incentives to get more people to adopt a pet, including a free collar and ID tags. Adoptive families also received free food for their new pet. Shelter officials are pleased with the results.

The Animal Foundation Hosts Mega Match-a-Thon

The Animal Foundation Hosts Mega Match-a-Thon


The Animal Foundation is hosting an American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Mega Match-a-Thon Event this weekend.

The adoption event will include volunteers to help people find their perfect pet. All adopted dogs and cats will get a free collar, a personalized ID tag and five pounds of food. New owners will also get four tickets to The Animal Foundation 9th Annual Best in Show event.

The Mega Match-a-Thon is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at The Animal Foundation campus, 655 North Mojave Road. The shelter is hoping to double the number of pets adopted from the same weekend last year.

Spring is the start of the high-intake season at the shelter. Organizers want as many animals adopted this weekend as possible to make room for the influx of pets this spring and summer.

There will also be several food trucks parked at the shelter both Saturday and Sunday.

Police Net 153 Pounds in Synthetic Drug Lab Bust

LAS VEGAS --  Metro Police busted a drug lab and confiscated about $5 million worth of the synthetic drugs known as "Spice" and "bath salts."

The bust took place when authorities raided a warehouse in the northeast part of the Las Vegas valley. They confiscated 153 pounds of the synthetic drugs. This is the second time, in less than a year, that authorities have made this kind of lab bust. Recently, lawmakers outlawed several of the compounds used to make synthetic drugs. It is unknown if those compounds were in the drugs confiscated during the bust. Police say testing must be conducted to see if the drugs are illegal. Metro did not make any arrests.

Zip Line Attraction Donates to the Animal Foundation

A zip line attraction at the Fremont Street Experience is donating its proceeds from Wednesday afternoon and evening to a local animal shelter.

Flightlinez will give money made until midnight Wednesday to the Animal Foundation, 655 North Mojave Road. The foundation operates the largest animal shelter in Nevada. Rides are $15 until 6 p.m. Rides after 6 p.m. are $20. Flightlinez is in the heart of the Fremont Street Experience. 

Alderman Hosts Neighborhood Meeting About Schools

Alderman Hosts Neighborhood Meeting About Schools


Clark County School District (CCSD) Trustee Lorraine Alderman will host another meeting time for residents to speak with her in an informal setting about topics of interest related to schools.

People may stop by to visit with Alderman between 9:30 and 11 a.m. Wednesday at the grocery store Marketon, 755 N. Nellis Blvd. It is near the intersection of N. Nellis Blvd and Harris Ave. A Spanish translator will be available at the event.

“By meeting in a neighborhood, I want to reach residents near where they live or work,” Alderman said. “It provides an opportunity for people to drop by without an appointment, and if they find this initial effort beneficial, I plan to hold similar events in other neighborhoods during the months ahead.”

You can view maps of the districts for the Board of School Trustees at http://ccsd.net/trustees.

Playground, Water Area Among Upgrades at Alexander Villas Park

Playground, Water Area Among Upgrades at Alexander Villas Park


A Nellis-area park will show off its new upgrades Saturday at a grand reopening party.

New playground equipment and an improved and much larger water play area are among the amenities added to the Alexander Villas Park, 3620 Lincoln Road, where a celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The park is near the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard North and Lamb Boulevard.

There will be face painting, balloon artists, bounce houses and food at the free event. Representatives from the Clark County Commission District D Office, which oversees this area, will also be at the event.