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One Stop job center celebrates one year of helping job seekers

LAS VEGAS -- A one-of-a-kind organization is celebrating its one anniversary and the 1,000 people they've helped get hired.

Leaders of One Stop say even though Nevada has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, companies are still hiring. They say learning a skill is the first step to finding a job.

The room is packed with people from organizations like GNJ Family Life Center, Goodwill Career Connections, and the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority. They are here to celebrate the anniversary of One Stop.

“We have several different service providers and or training providers under one roof. So someone doesn't have to go all over town, they can come here,” executive director for Workforce Connections Ardell Galbreth said.

Galbreth says the collaboration between many agencies is the key to One Stop's success.







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Police warn of more victims after lewdness arrest

LAS VEGAS — Metro police on Tuesday announced they have arrested a 40-year-old Henderson man in connection to an investigation of an alleged incident involving an underage child.

According to a police investigation which began on June 16, Bryan Hargrave frequented youth hockey events at an ice arena in the 2400 block of North Rancho Dr. Police say he spent time interacting with children and their parents and is also the place where he met his victim.

In the arrest report released Monday, the victim's mother called police after her son told her that Hargrave had touched him. She told police she met Hargrave at the ice rink and he had been a family friend for the past two years.



Kanye West, Foo Fighters among performers at 'Life is Beautiful'

LAS VEGAS — Performers have been announced for this year's "Life is Beautiful" festival, which runs Oct. 24 thru 26 in downtown Las Vegas (see the full list below.) In addition, the festival has announced programming details.

Tickets for the event go on sale Thurs., June 26 at 10 a.m. Pacific on the "Life Is Beautiful" website. Ticket prices range from $199 to $595, depending if tickets are general admission or VIP. 

On Oct. 23, Grills & Guitars will kick-off the festival at Gold Spike, 217 Las Vegas Blvd. N., at 7 p.m. The event showcases celebrity chefs at gourmet food stations, as well as live music, beer, wine and cocktails and local Las Vegas restaurants. Tickets for solely this event are $175 plus fees and can be purchased online

Below is a full list of scheduled performers:

Woman arrested for arson in apt. fire

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas woman has been arrested for arson in connection with an apartment fire near Charleston Boulevard and Fremont Street.

According to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, 29-year-old June Wilkinson was arrested on four counts of arson in connection with the fire which started just before 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Witnesses told fire investigators that Wilkinson set a couch that was in the alleyway on fire. The fire quickly spread to a tree and a nearby vacant apartment building. Witnesses also say that after setting the fire, Wilkinson left the scene, but several people followed her. They say she set bush on fire, before she ran into a Metro Police officer, who detained her.

Firefighters brought the fire under control in about 10 minutes. No one was hurt. Damage to the building is estimated at $50,000.





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Coroner IDs shooting victim

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the man shot and killed near Decatur Boulevard and Washington Avenue as 42-year-old Jose Martinez of Las Vegas.

The cause of death is multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of death homicide.

According to Metro Police, the shooting happened at around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say Martinez was walking northbound on Decatur when a red sports car drove up next to him and the driver started talking to him. It is unclear what the conversation was about, but police say the driver got out of the car and shot Martinez several times.

The car then drove off, according to officers.

Police say they don't have any suspects at this time.





LV City Council passes new alcohol rules for Fremont St.

LAS VEGAS -- The Las Vegas City Council passed a new ordinance that cracks down on alcohol sales in the downtown area.

Under the new rules, people will not be allowed to drink alcohol from anything but a plastic or paper cup under the Fremont Street Experience. The ordinance prohibits glass and metal containers, alcohol or otherwise, under the canopy.

The idea is people won't get as rowdy and police can control public intoxication better.

Street fights have resulted in tourists and locals getting assaulted. Videos found on YouTube show some of the fights which were caught on camera.





Body found near downtown, Metro investigating

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LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a body found near Las Vegas Boulevard and Utah Avenue.

According to police, officers received a call at around 2 p.m. Wednesday that a person was down in the area. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man dead. There is no word on the cause of death; however, police tell 8 News NOW the death does not appear suspicious.

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