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City of Las Vegas looking for lifeguards

City of Las Vegas looking for lifeguards

The city of Las Vegas is looking for lifeguards and water safety instructors for the upcoming summer pool season.

Applicants must be at least 16 years old and have a current certification in lifeguarding, first aid, CPR and automated external defibrillator use.

To apply go to lasvegasparksandrec.com or call the Municipal Pool at (702) 229-6309.

The city offers pre-lifeguarding skills and American Red Cross lifeguarding courses for people who are not certified, but are interested in becoming a seasonal or career lifeguard.







Annual Clark County Children’s Festival to offer fun and learning for all ages

The Winchester Cultural Center will again host the annual Children's Festival this weekend.

The Clark County Children’s Festival is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m April 26 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive.

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Two hurt in crash near Koval and Harmon

LAS VEGAS - Two people were hospitalized following an accident at Koval Lane near Harmon Avenue Monday morning.

The accident happened shortly after 2 a.m. Police say the victims, 27-year-old Chris Leichtweiss, who was driving, and 19-year-old Tiffany Nelson, who was a passenger, were riding their moped southbound on Koval, when a vehicle rear-ended them.

The impact sent the moped forward approximately 300 to 500 feet and caused Leichtweiss and Nelson to become separated from the bike.

"The moped got crushed pretty bad. It is smushed up like an accordion, if you go and look at it. It is pretty bad," Metro Police Sgt. Richard Strader said.

The victims were taken to University Medical Center with critical injuries.

Police, parents and teachers needed to combat school violence

LAS VEGAS -- School violence is an epidemic that won't quit.

Earlier this month, a student from O'Callaghan Middle School was taken to the hospital after a fight in the lunchroom.

O'Callaghan is near two other schools with some of the highest number of suspensions, expulsions and violence to students.

Harney, O'Callaghan and Bailey middle schools are within a five mile radius of each other, and according to the Department of Education, they happen to have a problem with violence.

"There is a lot of different ones. There are gangs. There are a bunch of people that do drugs and all that," 13-year-old middle school student Tyler Hamman said.

Tyler was recently kicked out of school. His mom Brenda Wilson says it was because of drug paraphernalia.

"He brought a weed pipe to school, and he was expelled and had to go to continuation school," Wilson said.

Coroner IDs man struck, killed on Boulder Hwy.

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the man struck and killed on Boulder Highway Monday night as 57-year-old Michael Madison of Las Vegas.

According to Nevada Highway Patrol, the crash happened at about 10:15 p.m. near Desert Inn Road.

Madison ran into the road and was hit by a gray Volkswagen, troopers said. He was taken to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Troopers say alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. The driver has not been charged.

Man arrested in connection with deadly stabbing

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas man is facing charges of murder with a deadly weapon and battery with a deadly weapon in connection with a double stabbing that left one person dead.

According to Metro Police, officers were called to the intersection of Nellis Boulevard and Sahara Avenue at around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday on reports of a stabbing. When officers arrived, they found one person who had been stabbed.

In the police report, the first victim's wife said she and her husband, identified by police as 61-year-old Ambrosio Trujillo-Martinez, were in their truck and leaving a convenience store parking lot at Sahara Ave. and Nellis Blvd., when the suspect approached them and started stabbing Truijillo-Martinez. He was stabbed in the arm and in the chest. 

City grant used to make neighborhood safer

LAS VEGAS -- One Las Vegas valley neighborhood is taking money typically used to plant trees and paint signs and using it to make their community safer.

Just one year ago, people in the Crossroads One complex, which is near Charleston and Lamb boulevards say the neighborhood was full of break-ins, drug addicts and prostitutes, but not anymore.

Residents say the area hasn't always had the best reputation, but today, neighbors say they now feel safe after winning a beautification grant from the city of Las Vegas.

They are now using that money as a crime-fighting tool. A quick neighborly chat, even in the middle of the day, was nearly impossible just a year ago

"There were some pretty bad incidents that occurred," Crossroads One resident Monty Chavez said.

No one here felt secure, even locked in their own homes.

"Some bad guys would come up and just kick the door in, at random apparently," Chavez said.