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City of Las Vegas summer camps to open for registration

  LAS VEGAS -- Online registration for summer camps and swimming lessons for the city of Las Vegas starts on April 13.

The summer day camps will be held at six community centers and will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The online registration period opens at 9 a.m. on April 13. Parents can register online by clicking here.Walk-in registrations will begin at the city recreation centers on April 15.

Most of the camps open on June 8 and accommodate ages 6 to 15.

Kids Camps - Kids (6 - 11 years old) Teens (12 - 15 years old)

  • Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road, (702)229-1607. The cost is $100 per week/per child. Camp runs from June 8 - Aug. 21.
  • Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J Street, (702)229-6374. The cost is $75 per week/per child. Camp runs from June 8 - Aug.







Woman pleads guilty in dog mauling case

 LAS VEGAS -- The woman accused of owning the dogs that attacked two people, leaving a woman severely injured, pleaded guilty in Clark County District Court Tuesday.

Jesse Vonstaden, 29, entered guilty pleas for having dangerous dogs and willful disregard for the safety of persons or property. 



Defense attorney Todd Leventhal said Vonstaden will pay restitution to the 65-year-old woman who received critical arm, leg and facial injuries in the Feb. 20 attack and to a man who tried to fend off the dogs and suffered a hand injury.

One of Vonstaden's dogs was shot by police and the three other dogs were confiscated by Animal Control.

Vonstaden had been held on $40,000 bail. She will serve house arrest to care for her young daughter.

She could face up to five years in prison.



Police: Man dead after possible home invasion

 LAS VEGAS -- Police are investigating a possible home invasion that left a man dead Tuesday in a northeast Las Vegas neighborhood.

According to Metro Police, around 2:30 a.m. an injured woman entered a convenience store in the 6800 block of E. Lake Mead Boulevard near N. Hollywood Boulevard to report a crime at a nearby home.

When police arrived at the home on Fallona Avenue, they found a man's body. The woman was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. 

The relationship between the man and woman is unknown.

1 person bit, 2 pit bulls shot near Vegas Valley and Nellis

LAS VEGAS -- Metro police were called out to Beaconfalls Way near Vegas Valley Drive and Nellis Boulevard to investigate an incident involving two loose dogs around 12:30 p.m. Saturday. 

Police say the dogs charged at them and they used lethal and non-lethal shot gun rounds on them. They are now in the possession of Animal Control and it is unclear whether the officers hit the dogs.

One person was believed to have been bitten on the leg. Neighbors say the two dogs are pit bulls and were running around the neighborhood without their owner and without leashes. They also said they became frightened and had to use sticks in order to fend off the dogs.

This incident comes on the heals of Friday night's attack that injured three people in Pahrump, involving three pit bulls. The owner of those dogs, 40-year-old Ricky Davidson, was arrested and one of the victims was taken by Mercy Air to University Medical Center and listed in critical condition.

Girl, 12, struck by truck at Nellis and Owens

LAS VEGAS -- A 12-year-old girl remains hospitalized after being struck by a truck Sunday afternoon. 

The girl was hit at the intersection of Nellis Boulevard and Owens Avenue around 4:30 p.m. 

Police say the girl was playing near the street and possibly ran out in front of a pickup truck. Police say she was transported to University Medical Center in critical, but stable condition with injuries to her leg, arm and head.

Police say the driver was not impaired and stayed on the scene until they arrived.

There have been 11 fatal accidents involving a pedestrians in Metro's jurisdiction this year.

Poor education in So. Nevada scares prospective businesses

LAS VEGAS -- The poor quality of the Southern Nevada school system may be keeping away prospective businesses that wanted to move to Las Vegas.



WalletHub: Nevada 8th worst state for women

LAS VEGAS -- The quality of life for Nevada women is eighth worst in the nation, based on an analysis released Thursday by consumer information website WalletHub.

Among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., Nevada ranked 35th for women in terms of economic and social well-being, but dead last for health care.

The only states worse off overall for women, according to WalletHub, are Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, West Virginia and Georgia.

A closer look at specific categories found Nevada has the highest unemployment rate for women. With first place being the most favorable ranking, Nevada also rated 50th in both the female uninsured rate and women's preventive health care, and 41st in the percentage of women who voted in the 2012 presidential election.