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Back-to-School Immunization Program Begins

Back-to-School Immunization Program Begins

 

The Southern Nevada Health District is starting regular back-to-school shot clinics Wednesday

The immunization clinics will be held at the health district’s new home at 330 S. Valley View at Meadows Lane. The shots will be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. No other health district services will be available at the new building at this time.

Next week’s shot clinic is just the beginning of several clinics that will be held at various locations around the Las Vegas valley in the weeks leading up to the start of school. Many of the clinics will be low cost or no cost. For a complete list of clinics, go to snhd.com.

The Clark County School District requires the following vaccinations for students enrolled in public or private schools:

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Survey: Nevadans Split on Choosing to Foreclose

Survey: Nevadans Split on Choosing to Foreclose

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Nevada Association of Realtors has published a survey that says state residents are split about whether it's OK to default on a home mortgage.

Almost half the state residents polled for a "Face of Foreclosure" project in recent months said there's nothing wrong with what the survey called "strategic default."

An equal number disagree. They say homeowners have a legal and ethical obligation to pay their mortgage if they can.

The findings were made public Thursday.

Association chief Blane Johnson says the research shows how polarizing the issue has become.

He says he hopes banks and elected officials will use the findings to help distressed homeowners refinance or modify home loans -- or help streamline "short sales" of homes for less than what the borrower owes on the mortgage.

Attorney General Issues Warning on Immigration Scams

Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto is advising Nevadans to beware of immigration scams, especially those involving ‘notarios' and those working out of multi-service establishments.

The Spanish word ‘notario' has different definitions in different parts of the world. In some Latin American countries, ‘notario' refers to a lawyer or someone who holds public office. In the United States a ‘notario' is someone who notarizes public documents. Multi-service establishments are those that may offer any of the following: tax return preparation, rapid refund, notarization, insurance, passport and visa services, personal financing and immigration services.

Sewer Project Slows Traffic in Northeast

Sewer Project Slows Traffic in Northeast

 

A major sewer repair project will affect traffic in the northeast part of the valley.

The Clark County Water Reclamation District is starting a sewer rehabilitation project that includes Betty Lane between Washington Avenue and Harris, Washington Avenue from Christy Lane to Betty Lane and Christy Lane from Owens Avenue to Washington Avenue.

Sewer collection lines will be replaced, relined, temporary bypass pumps and lines will be installed, and manholes will be rehabilitated. The project began a week ago and is scheduled to run through August 10.

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Metro Takes First Step in 'Corridor of Hope' Initiative

LAS VEGAS -- Hundreds of people hit the streets Saturday in an area Metro Police officers say is one of the worst areas for crime.

Its part of a new initiative, called "Corridor of Hope," taking action against violence.

The community is near Jerome D. Mack Middle School, at the intersection of Karen Avenue and Lamb Boulevard.

The faith based community teamed up with police, kicking off the initiative with a prayer walk.

Doctors, lawyers, preachers and teachers in the community visited seven different neighborhoods and apartment communities.

Volunteers prayed, passed out National Night Out flyers and talked to community members about their needs.

The group consists of people who believe in change, but also women like Michelle Monts, who's a perfect example of it.

Police Arrest Man Barricaded in Person's Car

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police have arrested a man who barricaded himself in a person's car and fired three shots in the air Friday morning near Lamb Boulevard and Vegas Valley Drive.

Police received a call shortly after 7 a.m. when a person came out of their house this morning and found a man sleeping their car at the corner of Ridgedale Avenue. and Lawndale Street. According to Metro officer Bill Cassell, the man fired three shots in the air.

Responding officers arrived and tried to get the man to exit the car, but he would not do so.

More officers arrived and blocked in the man's vehicle. The area was blocked off for several hours as both the SWAT and crisis teams attempted to get the man out of the car. During negotiations, the man shot several rounds inside the car.

Man Shot Multiple Times Near Nellis and Las Vegas Boulevard

LAS VEGAS -- Metro gang units are investigating the shooting of a man at an apartment complex near Nellis and Las Vegas Boulevards.

According to Metro Police, the man was helping someone move around 3:30 a.m. Thursday when he was shot multiple times. Police are looking for two suspects.

The victim was transported to University Medical Center. His condition is unknown at this time.