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Political Surveyor Hiring in Las Vegas

Political Surveyor Hiring in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- As the General Election approaches, campaigns for elected office are hiring surveying firms to gauge public opinion.

For Las Vegas-based Precision Opinion, the heated political season is a boon for the surveying company.

"We are running 14 races throughout the United States for congressional offices and Senate offices, in addition to the race for the White House," said Jim Medick, chief executive of Precision Opinion. "There's lots of work for public opinion surveys."

The company is adding 200 jobs because of the demand for public opinion polls. After the election season ends, about 80 percent of those jobs will be retained, he said.

For those who have filled some of the 200 positions, the job offers some piece of mind.

New Sign Goes Up at Former Las Vegas Hilton

New Sign Goes Up at Former Las Vegas Hilton

The sign outside the LVH will no longer look like a relic from its previous identity.

The giant gold freestanding sign which once advertised the Las Vegas Hilton will now bear the letters "LVH" at the top.

The struggling property reportedly laid off an unspecified number of employees in response to slow business, according to a Vegas Inc. report.

Coroner Identifies Man Killed Sunday

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office released the name of the man found shot to death Sunday evening.

The victim was identified as 25-year-old Brandon Maurice Campbell of Las Vegas. Campbell died as a result of a gunshot wounds to the head and chest. His body was discovered near an apartment building at Twain Avenue and Cambridge Street.

Charity Starts Collection of School Supplies for Kids in Need

Charity Starts Collection of School Supplies for Kids in Need

 

HELP of Southern Nevada is holding a drive for school supplies for kids in need this school year.

The nonprofit is collecting all kinds of items from colored pencils to calculators. The group will be putting the supplies into backpacks to distribute to their school-aged clients.

The collection started Monday at HELP’s office at 1640 E. Flamingo. It will last through Thursday, September 13. People can also donate online at helpsonv.org.

Fire Forces Family from Mobile Home

Fire Forces Family from Mobile Home

A fire forced two adults and one child from their home Monday morning.

The fire started at about 10 a.m., at a home on East Sahara Avenue near Hollywood Boulevard.

Fire officials say the fire started in the kitchen when a cigarette was thrown into plastic trash bin. Damage is estimated at $20,000.

The Southern Nevada Red Cross is helping the family with a place to stay and other basic needs. 

Prayer Walk Planned for Saturday

Prayer Walk Planned for Saturday

 

Metro Police officers, members of the community and faith-based organizations will all be part of a prayer walk in the southeastern part of the Las Vegas valley Saturday.

The event will start at 9:45 a.m., at Mack Middle School, 4250 E. Karen Avenue. The prayer walk will kick off the Corridor of Hope initiative in the neighborhood surrounding the school.

Police and community leaders want to reduce crime and increase the feeling of safety in that section of the city. Hope for Prisoners is spearheading the prayer walk in support of Metro Police. The group is a faith-base re-entry program aimed at helping former prison inmates return to productive lives.

Police Searching for Suspect in Earring Theft

Police Searching for Suspect in Earring Theft

Metro Police are looking for man suspected of stealing a woman’s earring.

The crime happened around 2 p.m. June 27 at a store near Charleston Boulevard and Maryland Parkway. Police say the suspect followed the woman into a store and while she was waiting in line, the suspect shoved her. He then snatched a gold earring the woman was wearing. He tried to cover her mouth with his hand to keep her quiet but then left the business.

The suspect is described as a mixed race man between 20 and 30 years old. He weighs between 160 and 170 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. At the time of the theft, the suspect was wearing a dark baseball cap, white T-shirt and white shorts with a black stripe.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Metro Police at 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.