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Metro Invites Community to Award Celebration

Metro Invites Community to Award Celebration

 

Metro Police is inviting the community to celebrate a prestigious international policing award it won for a project with community members.

The department’s Bolden Area Command won the Webber Seavy Award for its Safe Village Initiative. The project combined the efforts of officers and citizens to broker gang ceasefires and bring the community together to stop violence. Metro Police beat out 2,100 other police agencies from around the world to win the award.

“We didn’t wait for a community to change, our officers made change come to the community,” said Sheriff Douglas Gillespie. “Officers at our area commands are the neighborhood experts and used some initiative to bring stakeholders together and help improve the quality of life of West Las Vegas residents.”

The ceremony and barbecue will be from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Matt Kelly Elementary School, 1900 J Street. 

Firefighters Honored for Saving Children from Fire

Firefighters Honored for Saving Children from Fire

A group of Las Vegas Fire and Rescue firefighters were honored Wednesday for their efforts to save three children from a burning apartment.

The fire happened February 15 at an apartment near Bruce Street and Charleston Boulevard. When fire crews arrived, the apartment was filled with smoke and flames. Neighbors told them that three children were still inside. The crews rushed into the apartment to find the children. The 5-year-old boy was on the bed in one bedroom. Firefighters found one of the 3-year-old twins hiding behind a door. He was overcome with smoke. They found the second twin on the floor also overcome with smoke. The oldest boy was struggling to breathe. The twins were not breathing when firefighters found them. The children were rushed to the hospital in critical condition. They have all recovered.

The Las Vegas City Council honored the firefighters for their bravery. 

Children in Foster Care Enjoy Easter Egg Hunt

Children in Foster Care Enjoy Easter Egg Hunt

 

Kids in foster care in Clark County got a special treat Thursday. An Easter egg hunt was held for them at the government center.

More than 250 foster care kids ran for eggs in the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater. They also had a chance to take pictures with the Easter bunny. The Department of Family Services wants to remind everyone that there are more than 3,000 children in foster care in southern Nevada. There is a shortage of foster care families to provide these children a loving and nurturing home. 

Sunday Outdoor Event at Smith Center Postponed

Sunday Outdoor Event at Smith Center Postponed

A 50 percent chance of rain is in the forecast for Sunday.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is up and running indoors, but the threat of rain has postponed a planned open house on Sunday, where local bands and artists were to inaugurate its outdoor lawn and park space.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Free Tax Preparation Offered Saturday

Free Tax Preparation Offered Saturday

 

The United Way of Southern Nevada is hosting a free tax preparation event Saturday.

The event is for people whose household income was less than $50,000 last year. The tax preparers are IRS-certified volunteers and are specially trained to maximize federal refunds. It is part of the United Way’s Earn It Keep It Save It collaborative.

The tax event is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Lied Memorial Boys & Girls Clubhouse, 2850 Lindell Road. For more information, visit eksnv.org.