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Law Enforcement Cracks Down on Dangerous Driving Habit

LAS VEGAS -- When traffic lights turn red police all around the valley say many drivers simply ignore them.

In an effort to get drivers to pay more attention and obey the signals, law enforcement recently teamed up and saturated some of the most traveled intersections.

Within a few weeks, police ticketed hundreds of people. In Henderson and North Las Vegas combined, more than 1,000 citations were handed out to drivers who sped through red lights.

Chrissie Coon with the North Las Vegas Police Department said running a red light can have serious consequences. In many cases people who run red lights aren't just breaking the law, they are putting other lives in jeopardy.

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Animal Foundations 10th Annual 'Best in Show'

LAS VEGAS -- The Animal Foundation's 10th Best in Show dog show placed dozens of canine's into loving homes Sunday.

It's The Animal Foundation's biggest fundraiser of the year and helps to raise awareness about pet overpopulation. Our very own Denise Valdez has emceed the event for the last 6 years.

Dogs of every age and breed can be a star at this show. Dazzled spectators bid on the one's they just have to take home. It's a big day for these pooches, and it begins backstage.

"We've got some great volunteers taking them for walks and breaks outside," said the Director of Operations at the Animal Foundation Carly Scholten. "They get to have little water breaks when they need it. Otherwise, they're just relaxing and waiting for their 5 minutes of fame."

Martin, Academy Students Win RTC Art Contest

Martin, Academy Students Win RTC Art Contest

 

Rudy Amaya of Roy Martin Middle School and Jessica Judd of Las Vegas Academy earned top honors in the RTC’s Earth Day art contest.

The annual contest, sponsored by the RTC and Vector Media, invited local students in grades six through 12 to create artwork that celebrates Earth Day and the RTC’s sustainability initiative, “quicker, cleaner, greener.”

More than 300 students from 17 schools across the valley participated in this year’s contest. The artwork of the two winners will be displayed on the outside of RTC transit vehicles and will travel valley streets for up to a year.   

Runners-up were also recognized with certificates of achievement. They included:

Officials Highlight Importance of Child Assessment Center

Officials Highlight Importance of Child Assessment Center

 

Officials with Metro Police, the Clark County District Attorney's Office, the Clark County Department of Family Services and medical provider Peidatrix highlighted a center dedicated to children who have suffered sexual abuse.

The Children's Assessment Center is housed at the Family Court Building, 701 North Pecos Road. The center is a multi-agency effort to improve the prosecution of child sexual abuse.

Victims and families can stop at the one facility for services, reducing stress on everyone.

The effort was made Wednesday to remind the community about the center because April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

 

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Senator Reid to Host Homebuyer Event

Senator Reid to Host Homebuyer Event

 

Senator Harry Reid along with the City of Las Vegas and the Financial Guidance Center is hosting a fair for people looking to buy a home.

The Smart Start Homebuyer Fair will be Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Las Vegas Community Center.

The event is free and open to the public. Future homebuyers will have access to all the information they need to make an informed purchase. There will also be information about programs to help first-time buyers make their housing dreams come true.

For more information about the fair call the senator's office at (702) 388-5020, or email homeevent_reid@reid.senate.gov.

Ropes Course Hopes to Get Troubled Juveniles Back on Track

Ropes Course Hopes to Get Troubled Juveniles Back on Track

 

Teenagers in the juvenile justice system will soon have another tool to get on the right track. A ropes course to learn trust and teamwork.

Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins and Family Court Judge William Voy helped unveil the Challenge Ropes Course at the Juvenile Justice Services Facility at Pecos and Bonanza roads Monday.

The course features a number of elements some that are high off the ground others that are at ground level. It also has a rock climbing wall and a zip line that travels 220 feet.

The goal is have kids work together to overcome differences and build character:

"It is a teamwork thing. You cannot just go up there and do it by yourself. You got to have some teamwork and trust the people you are doing it with," Commissioner Collins said.            

Police Looking for Men Who Robbed Store

Police Looking for Men Who Robbed Store

 

Metro Police are searching for two men who robbed a business near Nellis Boulevard and Stewart Avenue.

According to police, the men ran into the business at about 7:30 p.m. March 5., approached the employees and demanded money and merchandise. One of the men was armed with a handgun, police said.

The employees complied with the demands and the men fled.

The first man is a black male about 25 years old. He is 5-foot-5 and 170 pounds. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a black hoodie, dark glasses and was armed with a handgun.

The second person is a black man about 25 years old. He is 5-foot-5 and 170 pounds. He was wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans, black baseball cap with a red bill and black and white gloves.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro's Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.