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Community Responds to Animal Shelter in Need

Community Responds to Animal Shelter in Need

The community stepped forward to help The Animal Foundation with a shortage of sheets and blankets for the animals in the shelter.

The shelter announced it was running low on sheets, blankets and towels. People around southern Nevada quickly responded to the call donating all kinds of items. The shelves are now stocked with linens.
"Well at any given time we're taking care of about 1,000 animals, so these will last and we will rewash them as many times as we can until we can not use them anymore and hopefully the community keeps responding," said  Meghan Scheibe of The Animal Foundation.
The Animal Foundation takes in nearly 150 animals every day which means supplies are always stretched thin. If you would like to help you can drop donations at the shelter which is at Mojave Road and Bonanza Road. They also appreciate cash donations. 

 

Convenience Store Robbery Suspect Sought

Convenience Store Robbery Suspect Sought

 

Metro Police are looking for a man suspected of a pair of convenience store robberies last month.

The first occurred near Rancho and Craig and the second took place near Nellis and Charleston. In both cases, The suspect confronted employees and demanded money from the cash registers. In at least one of the robberies, the suspect was armed with a firearm.

The suspect stole an undisclosed amount of money during each crime. He is described as a black man, approximately 25 to 35 years old, approximately 5-foot-8, 160 pounds.

Anyone with information is urged to call Metro’s Robbery Section at 828-3591 or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or visit www.crimestoppersofnv.com. Tips directly leading to an arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.

Local Students Receive Engineering and Science Scholarships

 

Ten outstanding Clark County students have been awarded scholarships by National Security Technologies LLC (NSTec), to encourage their interest in science and engineering.

This year’s recipients of the NSTec Engineering and Science Scholarship for Clark County are:

Car Show to Benefit Education

Car Show to Benefit Education

 

The National Latino Peace Officers Association (NLPOA) and the Southern Nevada Hispanic Employment Program (SNHEP) Youth Council are proud to present the 2nd Annual Classics, Customs, All Riding for Scholarships (CCARS) Car Show Scholarship Fundraiser on Saturday, June 4. 

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will be held at 416 N. 7th St.

Ward 5 Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow and Ward 1 Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian will help kick off the event during opening ceremonies. Councilman Barlow will present trophy awards to the winners at 5 p.m. 

The Car Show is a free event open to the public with fun for the entire family and will include live entertainment, merchandise, food, and beverage vendors.

The Youth Council will be collecting “Community Change” for Education as well. Visit the concession stand to deposit your change and help fill a five-gallon water bottle with pocket change for education.

Professional Football Player Sets Up Camp for Kids

Professional Football Player Sets Up Camp for Kids

A former NFL player and current player for the United Football League's Las Vegas Locomotives is holding a football camp for kids this summer.

Lauvale Sape is holding a camp featuring current and former NFL players and coaches. One camp is for kids seven to 14. The second is for kids 15 to 18. The camp for the younger kids will not be full-contact, but the older kids will play full-contact football. Kids in the camp will get one-on-one training to learn the fundamentals of the game along with the importance of setting goals on and off the field. 

The camp is June 9 - 11 at Ed Fountain Park at Decatur Boulevard and Vegas Drive. Registration is open now. The fee for ages seven to 14 is $200. The fee for the older kids is $275. 

Wanker Appointed to District Court

Governor Brian Sandoval today appointed Kimberly Wanker to the 5th Judicial District Court, which encompasses Esmeralda, Mineral, and Nye counties.

The group of finalists recommended by the state Supreme Court's judicial selection committee to replace deceased Judge John Davis also included Robert J. Bennett and William Schaeffer. Wanker must run in the election and win in 2012 to maintain the seat.

Listed as a resident of Pahrump, Wanker, 49, maintains her law practice in Las Vegas. Wanker has practiced in Fifth and Eighth Judicial Districts, Clark County Justice Court, Nye County Justice Court, the Nevada Supreme Court, U.S. District Court in the District of Nevada and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She has also practiced in both Colorado and Arizona.

In 2011, Wanker was selected as Judge Pro Tem for the 2011-12 term in the Clark County Justice Courts. 

Enjoy the Springs Preserve for Free

Enjoy the Springs Preserve for Free

You can enjoy all the attractions, exhibits and shows at the Springs Preserve for free on Memorial Day thanks to retail giant Target.

Target is donating enough money to allow the park to charge no admission on Monday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be live entertainment, face painting, food and crafts for kids.

There will also be two presentations of the popular Wild Things at the Springs animal show at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The show features unique animals from around the world, some of which are endangered. The presentation includes animals rarely seen including a lemur, an otter and a two-toed sloth.