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Sierra Sunrise Community Beautification Project Attracts 800 Volunteers

Sierra Sunrise Community Beautification Project Attracts 800 Volunteers

LAS VEGAS -- More than 800 people rolled up their sleeves to clean up a community, riddled with crime.

First responders, churches, businesses and county agencies all pitched in for the Sierra Sunrise Community Beautification project.

Metro Police say the neighborhood near Hollywood Boulevard and Carey Avenue has been a trouble spot for crime over the past decade. Just a few weeks earlier a man was murdered in the area.

Metro's Northeast Area Command Captain Chris Ankeny started organizing the community clean up event three months ago.

The purpose, he said, is to build trust, showing the community that police want to enforce the law, as well as prevent crime. Ankeny took over the Northeast Command in June. He was familiar with the area because he had patrolled the neighborhood 15 years ago.

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Metro Police and Local Leaders Gather to Clean Up Community

Metro Police and Local Leaders Gather to Clean Up Community

 

Metro Police and a group of faith-based organizations will be gathering Saturday morning to clean up a neighborhood near Lake Mead and Hollywood Boulevards.

The cleanup event starts at 7 a.m. Volunteers will be gathering at Sunrise Mountain High School which is at Carey Avenue and Los Feliz Street. An estimated 800 volunteers are expected at the event. They will be cleaning up the area around the school.

Metro officers want to unite with local residents to beautify the community and build stronger ties.  

Section of Nellis Blvd. Reopens After Chemical Spill

LAS VEGAS -- Nellis Boulevard was shut down between Bonanza Road and Harris Avenue following a chemical spill on the roadway Wednesday, according to the state's transportation department.

The section reopened Wednesday evening.

A water reclamation vehicle was driving on Nellis about 9 a.m.  when its back door opened, spilling the chemical, a grease separator.

According to the transportation department, the chemical is not hazardous, but workers have to scrape the substance from the street and then repave the area.

 

Boy Killed in Trailer Fire Laid to Rest

LAS VEGAS -- The 2-year-old who died in a mobile home fire last month was laid to rest Wednesday.

David Gouailhardou and two other young children were killed when flames engulfed their home June 15.

David's father and the other children's mother escaped the fire.

The two other children, Skylar Lafia, 2, and Aryana Lafia,1, were buried in a private family ceremony.

3 Children Dead in Mobile Home Fire

During David's funeral, his mother, Jessica Jones, remembered her red-headed son as her "little angel."

"We call him Day-Day," Jones said. "He couldn't say his own name. He started calling himself that, so it stuck."

Family, friends and emergency responders from that day attended David's service.

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Woman Struck by Car Near Lake Mead and Nellis

LAS VEGAS - Police say an intoxicated woman was struck by a vehicle late Tuesday night near Lake Mead and Nellis Boulevards.

Metro Police say the woman wasn't using a crosswalk when she was struck by a vehicle that was heading eastbound on Lake Mead.

The woman was taken to UMC Trauma with serious injuries but is expected to survive. The driver will not face any charges.

2 Arrested in Thursday's Fatal Shooting

LAS VEGAS – Metro Police officers arrested two men in connection with a shooting that killed a man last week.

The shooting happened Thursday night in the 6900 block of Hopkins Drive in northeast Las Vegas. A woman, who was the man's girlfriend, was also shot, but her injury was minor.

The man who was shot was identified as Exavian Jones, 24, of Las Vegas. 

Male Dies After Late Night Shooting

Police arrested Darrell "Bam" Fitzgerald, 28, of Las Vegas and Terrence "Boo Gangster" Renda McClodden, 29, of North Las Vegas. Fitzgerald was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on a charge of murder.

McClodden was also booked into the county jail and charged with discharging a firearm in or at a structure, battery with a deadly weapon and murder with a deadly weapon.

Cooling Station Locations in Las Vegas Valley

Cooling Station Locations in Las Vegas Valley

As temperatures are expected to reach or exceed 110 degrees on Tuesday, July 10, and Wednesday, July 11, cooling stations will be open to the public in an effort to move the homeless and other individuals out of the heat and keep them hydrated.

The cooling stations are in addition to the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition's Inclement Weather Shelter Program, which provides seasonal shelter on an as-needed basis. The program also provides funding for long-term day shelters during the summer.

Catholic Charities and the Salvation Army serve as our summer day-shelters and are open during the hours listed below, seven days a week throughout the summer.