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Nonprofit organization bringing nutrition education to CCSD

LAS VEGAS -- Create a Change Now is a nonprofit organization created to educate students in low income areas about healthy living and nutrition.

According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, one-third of Clark County School District students between the ages of 10 and 17 are overweight.

CACN, led by Executive Director Melissa Blynn, is trying to combat the obesity problem by adopting elementary schools in the valley and introducing them to their “Healthy School, Healthy Life” program.

“It's a lifestyle that we are definitely changing in Clark County,” said Blynn. “To really truly, truly change the culture of not only the school, but of the parents.”

CACN just adopted its ninth school, Robert Lunt Elementary, for their program.







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Police investigate woman's stabbing

 LAS VEGAS -- A woman was stabbed multiple times Tuesday morning at a downtown apartment complex and a suspect has not been arrested, police said.

The stabbing occurred around 7 a.m. at a complex on North 21st Street near Eastern Avenue and Fremont Street.

The suspect was able to elude police.

The woman was transported to University Medical Center. Her injuries are not known at this time.

Fire near downtown Las Vegas displaces 30 people

 LAS VEGAS -- Thirty people were displaced after a fire Tuesday morning at an apartment complex near downtown.

The fire was reported around 5 a.m. at an apartment in the Stewart Plaza Apartments on 2700 block of Marlin Avenue near Eastern and Stewart avenues. 

No one was injured in the fire.

The American Red Cross is assisting the families displaced by the fire.

Paul Culley School evacuated after smoke alarm activates

LAS VEGAS -- Students at Paul Culley Elementary School were evacuated Monday morning after one of the school's smoke alarms activated, according to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue. 

The school is located on 1200 N. Mallard Street near Jones Boulevard and Washington Avenue.

Firefighters say odor from the dryer set off a smoke alarm.

No injuries, fire or smoke was reported near any students.

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Vegas sees same number of January visitors, 3.4 million

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Tourism officials say 3.4 million people visited Las Vegas in January, virtually the same number as last year.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority released its latest statistics Friday that the number of visitors was up one-tenth of a percent in a month when the city was filled with Consumer Electronics Show attendees, New Year's Eve visitors and fans of the Super Bowl leading up to the Feb. 1 game.

The agency says hotel occupancy was down on the Las Vegas Strip and area-wide in hotels, motels and during the week and weekends. The downtown Fremont Street area was the exception with 77.6 percent of its rooms occupied, up 4.2 percentage points.

Average daily rate for a hotel room in the destination climbed 15 percent to $136 a night.

UPDATE: Girl on bike struck by U-Haul truck

LAS VEGAS -- A 7-year-old girl fell off of her bicycle into the street and was struck by a U-Haul truck Tuesday afternoon.

According to Metro Police, the girl was riding her bike on the sidewalk in the 5200 block of E. Craig Road, near Nellis Boulevard, around 1:45 p.m. when she fell into the street and was hit just north of Las Vegas Boulevard.

The girl's injuries were minor and she was treated at the scene.

 



Tarkanian honored with dimmed lights on Strip, downtown

LAS VEGAS -- At 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night The Strip, Fremont Street and other parts of the valley dimmed their lights for three minutes to honor legendary UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian. 

PHOTOS: Dimming the Lights for Tark



It's done to show respect for those who have had a deep impact on the city.  The push to dim the lights for Tarkanian started as a social media movement right after his death.

'Tark the Shark' as he was lovingly called was a Hall of Famer who built a basketball dynasty at UNLV, but he was defined more by his decades-long battle with the NCAA.

Tarkanian put the run in the Runnin' Rebels, taking them to four Final Fours and winning a national championship in 1990.