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Open-air market helped families in need get fresh food

Open-air market helped families in need get fresh food

Some of southern Nevada's hungry families got the chance to load up on fresh and healthy foods, during a special event Thursday.

"When I heard about it, it was like ‘oh! I better get there early because I know there is going to be a really long line." Glen Muramoto who was getting food at the market said.

The line was long for Lutheran Social Services of Nevada's open-air market at Pecos Road and Stewart Avenue. The nonprofit gave away fresh produce like melons and tomatoes to about 300 people in need.

It was all free of charge.

Everyone received up to 80 pounds of food, which creates about 96 meals per household.

"We're seeing a lot of new families come in, large size families that experienced a reduction in work hours, a loss of job and they need something to help keep their family together," Derrick Felder with Luthern Social Services of Nevada said.

Drunk driver sentenced in deadly crash

LAS VEGAS - A convicted drunk driver was sentenced from eight to 20 years in prison for a crash that killed two people last year.

Hans Bludau appeared in Clark County District Court for his sentencing Tuesday morning. Bludau was driving drunk when he hit a truck on Desert Inn Road near Paradise Road causing the truck to lose control, roll over and hit a palm tree. The truck's occupants Jeanina Esser, 21, and Erick Soto-Soto, 31 were killed.

Bludau left the scene of the crash and hit a concrete median.

Bludau was driving on a suspended temporary license following an arrest the previous year. Prior to the deadly crash, Bludau had completed a court-ordered DUI school.

Man fatally stabbed in southeast Las Vegas

A Las Vegas man was found stabbed to death Sunday night.

A man was fatally stabbed following an unknown dispute in the southeast valley Sunday night, Las Vegas police said.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Sahara Ave. Bridge to reopen Saturday

Sahara Ave. Bridge to reopen Saturday

There is good news for people living near Desert Rose Golf Course. The Sahara Avenue Bridge is set to reopen to traffic by 7 a.m. Saturday.

The old bridge was closed and torn down in March as part of the flood control improvements in the area. It has been replaced by a longer bridge.

The bridge will have two travel lanes in each direction. However, lanes will be restricted to one lane in each direction until the project is finished.

The whole flood control project is expected to be finished next year. Crews are working to improve the Las Vegas Wash. When completed, food controls in the area will work more efficiently and expand capacity.

 

Back-to-school event set for Friday at Cambridge Recreation Center

Back-to-school event set for Friday at Cambridge Recreation Center

Students and parents will get a chance to get information about back to school from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Cambridge Recreation Center.

Advocates, experts and law enforcement will be offering information, school essentials and education. There will also be free car seats and bike helmets, along with school supplies.

Representatives from the Clark County School District transportation department will be there to answer questions about busing issues. Bus drivers will be on hand to talk to children and explain to them the safe way to get on and off the bus. 

Police looking for couple who robbed man

Police looking for couple who robbed man

Metro Police are looking for a man and a woman who robbed a man in the area of Harmon Avenue and Spencer Street.

According to police, the couple approached the victim at around midnight Aug. 5 outside a convenience store near Boulder Highway and Sahara Avenue, asking him for a ride.

The victim gave them a ride to Harmon Avenue and Spencer Street. The man asked the victim to pull over, when he did, the man hit the suspect in the head.

The couple took the man’s car and cell phone. The car was later found in Arizona.

The man police are looking for is described as a white male about 35 years old. He is 5 foot 8 and 150 pounds with black hair. He was last seen wearing a short sleeve shirt and shorts.

The woman police are looking for is described as a white female about 25 years old. She is possibly pregnant. She was wearing a long, black and white striped dress.

Police still looking for man who robs people in parking lots

Police still looking for man who robs people in parking lots

Metro Police are still looking for a man responsible for several robberies in the area of Maryland Parkway and Flamingo Road between April and May.

According to police, the man targets people in parking lots. He demands money and is armed with a small frame handgun.

The man is described as a Hispanic man in his mid 20s. He is 5 foot 9. He speaks both English and Spanish.

Anyone with information is urged to call Metro’s Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-555.