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City Councilman Delivers Supplies to Ward 3 Schools

Las Vegas City Councilman helped the kids in his ward by delivering much-needed school supplies.

Bob Coffin delivered supplies to all 13 elementary schools in Ward 3. Each school received a pallet loaded with an assortment of supplies from pencils and crayons to hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.

"I realize that some families cannot supply what children need to succeed at school during these tough economic times," said Councilman Coffin, "and our school district is struggling with funding. I just want to be sure that we are doing what we can so that every child and every school has what is necessary."

Money for the supplies came from the Ward 3 budget.

 

 

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Marshals Look for People in Connection with Burglarized Car

Marshals Look for People in Connection with Burglarized Car

 

The city of Las Vegas Deputy City Marshal Unit is looking for three people in connection with a car burglary at a city park.

The incident happened July 16 at Gary Reese Freedom Park. The car was parked at the Field of Dreams sports complex which is inside the park at 850 North Mojave Road.

The thieves were able to get away with items inside the car including credit cards. The cards were used at several different convenience stores in the area of Charleston and Lamb Boulevards.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call the Deputy City Marshal Investigators at 229-3223. The three people in the pictures are persons of interest in this case and have not been named as suspects by the marshal’s office.

Recovery Effort for Missing Man Resumes

Calletano Lopez, 38, was last seen Tuesday afternoon during a thunderstorm that caused massive flooding in some areas of the Las Vegas valley.

LAS VEGAS -- The recovery mission for a maintenance worker who disappeared during Tuesday's floods resumed Thursday morning.

Metro Police switched the mission from a rescue effort to a recovery effort Wednesday afternoon.

Calletano Lopez, 38, was last seen working at the Desert Rose Golf Course on E. Sahara Avenue and Sloan Lane Tuesday afternoon as the valley was barraged by a heavy rain storm and floods.

Lopez was operating equipment on the golf course for Par 3 Landscaping. His tractor was found buried in mud Wednesday but there was no sign of Lopez.

Par 3 Landscape & Maintenance told 8 News NOW Lopez is married, and the couple is expecting a baby in about three months. Flyers were distributed to help in the search.

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VIDEO: Jetskiing Through Flooded Vegas Streets (Language Warning)

(WARNING: Some faint explicit language might be heard during this video.)

Though it is far from a recommended activity during any flooding situations, two men can be seen riding jet skis through flooded Las Vegas streets during Tuesday's storms, starting near Sahara and Sloan.

The men unload jet skis from the back of a pickup truck and ride through deeper waters until helicopters overhead appear to make them stop and find a new location multiple times.

Maintenance Worker Missing After Storm

Desert Rose Golf course during Tuesday's flooding. Photo Courtesy: Nicholas Fulcher

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police Search and Rescue are looking for a man who went missing following Tuesday's floods. 

Calletano Lopez, 38, was last seen working at the Desert Rose Golf Course on East Sahara Avenue and Sloan Lane Tuesday afternoon.

The area was hit hard by Tuesday's thunderstorms and at least 15 people were rescued by search and rescue teams.

Lopez works for Par 3 Landscaping. Metro Police said the company called employees late Tuesday afternoon and told them to go home for the day, after a storm swept through the valley and flooded several neighborhoods. When no one heard from Lopez, police were called out.

Flood Waters Damage Homes, Lives

Damage from the flooding on Walton Heath Avenue in east Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS -- Residents on Walton Heath Avenue in east Las Vegas are dealing with the damage caused by up to four feet of flash flood water.

The damage was so severe that Tuesday night Clark County firefighters went door-to-door advising residents to evacuate.

The day following the sudden flooding is all about the cleanup.

The floodwaters are gone, but the mess the storm left behind will remain for a while.

Walton Heath is one of the hardest hit areas, located near Vegas Valley Drive and Nellis Boulevard and the flood-prone Desert Rose Golf Course.

Thomas and Elizabeth Parker were flooded out of their home just four months after they bought their home in 1990. They said they have had a couple of water worries since then, but Tuesday's storm came with a vengeance, damaging their home with flood water.

"This is the granddaddy of them all," Thomas Parker said.