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Back-to-School Fairs Planned Through August

Back-to-School Fairs Planned Through August

The Clark County School District is working with its School-Community Partnership Program to present a series of back-to-school fairs through August.

The fairs will provide a one stop area for students and parents to get resource information for the upcoming school year.

Students and parents will be able to talk with CCSD representatives about several topics, including school lunches, zoning, police services and ParentLink.

The school district's Transportation Department will also have kiosks at the events where parents can get bus route information.

The Southern Nevada Health District will also be at the events to provide information on immunizations and other health topics.

Man in Custody After Leading Police in Pursuit

Man in Custody After Leading Police in Pursuit

LAS VEGAS -- A man faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon and evading arrest after he led police on a chase Sunday evening.

The chase caused police to shut down all of the southbound lanes of traffic on I-15 and Sahara Avenue.

Metro said it all began Sunday afternoon when dispatch began receiving calls of a man pointing a rifle at people, followed by a call of a robbery at a KFC restaurant near Lake Mead and Jones boulevards.

According to police, the suspect involved in both the calls fled the scene before officers could arrive.

Metro's Air Unit followed the suspect and cornered him at a cul-de-sac. The suspect got out of his vehicle holding a rifle. Police said they blocked the streets, but the suspect got back into the vehicle, drove through a lawn and got away.

Diabetes Center Opens at Valley Hospital

Diabetes Center Opens at Valley Hospital

A new center has opened at Valley Hospital dedicated to helping people better control their diabetes.

The Diabetes Treatment Center is certified through the American Diabetes Association. The center will offer counseling and education classes focused on nutrition, monitoring blood sugar and the basics of the disease.

The center will also offer help to people who have diabetes and are hospitalized. A certified diabetes educator will visit them during their stay.

According to the hospital, 30 percent of inpatients have diabetes.

Many health insurance companies pay for annual diabetes education, and Medicare pays for 10 hours of education for newly diagnosed adults.

For more information, call (702) 477-6530. 

Metro Police Plans Several Celebrations of National Night Out

Metro Police Plans Several Celebrations of National Night Out

Metro Police is working with several neighborhood organizations to celebrate this year's National Night Out.

The community program aims to bring neighbors and police together to keep neighborhoods free of crime. This year's event is August 6 at several places in Metro's jurisdiction.

Avion Apartments, 6901 E. Lake Mead Blvd.

  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Food, games, vendor booths, neighborhood services, rides and games
  • Sponsored by: Sierra Sunrise Coalition

Clark High School, 4291 Pennwood Ave

  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Low-cost vaccinations, school supplies for children 5 to 16 years old, while supplies last.

Downtown Area Command Parking Lot, 621 North 9th St.

Police: Pedestrian Walked in Front of Bus

(Correction - An earlier version of the story mistakenly identified the pedestrian as John Allen. The pedestrian was Leo Preston Miller. John Allen was the bus driver.)

LAS VEGAS --  A man is dead after being struck by an RTC Max Bus Friday near N. Las Vegas Boulevard and Owens Avenue.

The man, identified as 53-year-old Leo Preston Miller, was struck around 11:30 a.m. Witnesses told police, it appeared he intentionally jumped in front of the bus.

The collision is under investigation.

Ad Company Offers $1 Office Space Downtown

LAS VEGAS -- Imagine paying just $1 per month for office space. A local ad agency is making it a reality for tech start ups in downtown Las Vegas.

It can be tough for tech start up businesses to find affordable office space. Now, The Glenn Group, a local advertising agency is making an offer tough to refuse.

"We are offering 1,000 square feet of our arts district office space," said Chris Charles Scott, the public relations director for The Glenn Group.

He said, it's not just about space but forming partnerships in the growing downtown district.

"We're offering an environment where there will be these moments of creative collaboration."

In recent years, more investors have flocked downtown, pouring millions of dollars into real estate, small businesses and education. Start-ups, like the Telesis Academy of Dance are willing to give it a go.

Safekey Registration Open for City of Las Vegas

Safekey Registration Open for City of Las Vegas

Registration is now open for the Safekey program run by the City of Las Vegas.

Safekey is offered for before and after school at 68 Clark County School District Schools within in the city limits.

The program includes activities, crafts, contests, homework assistance and nutritious snacks.

Safekey is open on days that schools are in session. Program hours and cost vary by school. Financial assistance is available for qualifying families.

There is an annual $10 fee per child.

To register, parents must submit a participant information form to the Safekey office at 416 North Seventh Street, which is between Bonanza Road and Mesquite Avenue.

After submitting the form, parents can register and pay either online at recreation.lasvegasnevada.gov, or in person at Safekey office, or by phone at (702) 229-3399.