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Diabetes Course Offered in Spanish

Diabetes Course Offered in Spanish

The Southern Nevada Health District is working with the State Health Division to offer a six-week course in diabetes care all in Spanish.

The course will be on Mondays starting September 12 through October 17 at the East Las Vegas Senior Center. People with diabetes, those at high risk for the disease and caregivers of people with diabetes are all encouraged to attend the class. Instructors will show participants how to maintain healthy blood sugar level, improve physical activity and eat healthier diets.

The class will be for about two hours starting at 3:30 p.m. For more information or to sign up, go to gethealthyclarkcounty.org or call (702) 759-1270

Non-Profit Reaches into Las Vegas Community Offering Help

LAS VEGAS -- While many social services are being forced to cut back, one local non-profit is working to grow. City Impact Center provides local kids a safe place to hang out and helps adults with food and medical care.

City Impact Center may have limited funding but it has a big vision. Located on E. Sahara Avenue, just five blocks from the Las Vegas Strip, the center has a home.

"To have a place like this, I really appreciate it. I come over here and they give food and medical," said Tasha Morning, a client of the center.

Morning and Michael Smith, along with their kids, call the center a blessing. Not only does City Impact Center provide free food for struggling families, it provides free medical and dental care to the uninsured.

Director Victor Caruso says the need is greater than ever before.

Police Search for Kidnapping and Robbery Suspect

Police Search for Kidnapping and Robbery Suspect

Metro Police are searching for a man who kidnapped and robbed an elderly woman.

The robbery happened almost two weeks ago near Maryland Parkway and Sahara Avenue. Police say around 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, the suspect got into the victim's car and forced her to drive to a nearby ATM. He told her to make two withdrawals and told her to drive back to where they had left from. Once at the intersection, the man took the money and got out. The woman was not hurt.

The suspect is described as a white man, 30 to 40 years old, 5 foot 5 inches tall, 160 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes and a goatee. Anyone with information about the robbery or suspect call Metro Police Robbery Division at 828-3591 or to leave an anonymous tip call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555. 

Ramadan Ends as Muslims Remember the Impact of 9/11

Ramadan Ends as Muslims Remember the Impact of 9/11

The holy month of Ramadan ended Tuesday after a month of daily fasting for those of the Muslim faith.

The end of the holiday hits close to the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on America, which not only changed the world, but put Islam under tough scrutiny.  

“On 9/11 our religion was also hijacked, not just the planes that were hijacked. People who didn't represent the best of Islam became most dominant face for Islam,” said Imam Fateen Saifullah.

Saifullah was one of hundreds of people who gathered at the Islamic Society of Nevada Mosque at Desert Inn Road and Lamb Boulevard for an end of Ramadan celebration.  He says the last decade has changed everything for Muslims. Saifullah says many realized they needed to get the true message of their faith out to the rest of the community.

Police Identify Crash Victim

The Clark County Coroner identified the man hit and killed while crossing Boulder Highway near Lamb Boulevard.

He was Normand J. Cote, 54, from Fullerton, California. The cause of death is pending. 

The accident happened at around 8:30 p.m. Thursday night. Police say Cote was using a walker as he crossed Boulder Highway just south of Lamb. A vehicle traveling southbound on Boulder Highway struck and killed the man. Preliminary reports indicate he was traveling outside a crosswalk.

The driver has not been charged.

 

Animal Foundation Offers Free Vaccines for Life

The largest open-admission animal shelter in the Las Vegas Valley is offering a deal it hopes will help control the pet population.

The Animal Foundation is in the final weeks of its "Hot Shots" promotion. The promotion offers people who bring in pets to be spayed or neutered free vaccines for the life of the pet. The program is so succesful that the shelter has now expanded it to include anyone who adopts a pet from the facility. The "Hot Shots" program will last through August 31.

Free vaccines are only one of the incentives for adopting a shelter pet. The foundation also provides free spaying and neutering services for that pet, microchipping, pet food and a voucher for veterinary services.

Spread the Word Nevada Featured in First G-Team Campaign in Las Vegas

Spread the Word Nevada Featured in First G-Team Campaign in Las Vegas

Spread the Word Nevada is excited to announce their campaign on G-Team Las Vegas, Groupon’s philanthropic arm.

Each week, G-Team features a local campaign that enables Groupon followers to do good, have fun, and make a real impact in their community. From Tuesday to Thursday, the Spread the Word Nevada G-Team campaign will raise money and increase awareness about its children's literacy programs. Spread the Word Nevada has been providing books and literacy services to the low-income youth in Southern Nevada and the Clark County School District since 2001.