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The Salvation Army Seeks More Donations


The Salvation Army is struggling to fill the shelves of its thrift stores around southern Nevada.

The charity is asking for people to donate what they can to restock the shelves. It is looking for household goods, furniture, large and small appliances. Donations for those items are at an all-time low. The charity says the warehouse echoes and the thrift store shelves look bare.

The warehouse and fleet of trucks provide work therapy for The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Program. The program helps people with drug, alcohol and gambling addictions. The sale of the merchandise from the thrift stores provides the primary funding for the rehabilitation program.

People with items to donate are asked to call 702-649-2374 to arrange a pick up time.

Help Available for Wells Fargo, Wachovia Mortgage Holders

Help Available for Wells Fargo, Wachovia Mortgage Holders


Struggling homeowners whose mortgages are held by Wells Fargo and Wachovia can ask for help at an upcoming event.

The lenders will welcome homeowners from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 21 at the LVH (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton.) Wells Fargo and Wachovia mortgage holders who are experiencing difficulty with their payments can schedule an appointment to meet in-person with a Wells Fargo mortgage team member to discuss their financial situations and find out about options. There will be team members available that speak many different languages, including Spanish and Chinese, to accommodate those who need them.

Attendees are asked to schedule an appointment online in advance at www.wfhmevents.com/leadingthewayhome or by calling 800-405-8067. Walk-in customers will be accepted as well.

Fired Nurse Wins Arbitration Against Sunrise Hospital

LAS VEGAS -- An arbitrator has ruled that a neonatal nurse should get her job back, more than 18 months after she was fired during an investigation into a baby's death.

According to the Service Employees International Union Local 1107, the arbitrator ruled in favor of Sharon Ochoa-Reyes and against her former employer Sunrise Hospital.

Ochoa-Reyes did file a lawsuit against the hospital seeking damages. She, along with fellow nurse Jessica Rice, were accused of intentionally interfering with medical equipment in the hospital's neo-natal intensive care unit. 

Resident Hospitalized after Mobile Home Fire

Resident Hospitalized after Mobile Home Fire


Authorities say a mobile home resident is hospitalized after being overcome as firefighters doused a blaze that destroyed his home.

A Clark County spokeswoman says county firefighters found the mobile home ablaze when they arrived shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday off Vegas Valley Drive and Lamb Boulevard.

Spokeswoman Stacey Welling says no one was home when the fire started, but one of the two people was treated by paramedics after being overcome by a medical condition when the couple arrived home. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Officials called the mobile home a total loss and estimated damage at $70,000.

American Red Cross spokesman Lloyd Ziel says his organization is helping the couple find another place to stay.

(Copyright 2012 Associated Press)

New Style of Crosswalk Signal Launching on Sahara

New Style of Crosswalk Signal Launching on Sahara

Valley transit officials hope a new style of crosswalk signal will help more drivers stop for pedestrians.

The valley’s first High-Intensity Activated crossWalK (HAWK) signal is scheduled to be activated on at 10 a.m., Tuesday on Sahara Avenue near 15th Street. The HAWK signal is intended to help minimize the distance between signalized pedestrian crossings in that area of the corridor.

The signal for motorists is suspended above the road and it consists of two round red side-by-side lenses, above a single yellow lens. Unlike an ordinary traffic signal, the HAWK signal only lights when activated by a pedestrian who wishes to cross.

Town Hall Meeting Planned for District E

Town Hall Meeting Planned for District E


County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani is hosting a town hall meeting for people living in County Commission District E.

The meeting will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 at the Hollywood Recreation Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Boulevard. Besides Giunchigliani, state lawmakers representing parts of the district will also be there, including State Senator Mark Manendo, Assemblyman Richard Carrillo and Assemblywoman Lucy Flores.

“I enjoy holding town hall meetings because they give me the opportunity to talk directly with District E residents about their concerns,” said Commissioner Giunchigliani.

There will also be representatives from various county agencies. They will be available to answer questions from residents.

Agencies represented at the town hall:

Flavor Flav’s Las Vegas Chicken Restaurant Reportedly a Done Deal

Reality TV celebrity Flavor Flav is going ahead with plans to open a restaurant in Las Vegas.

Months after it was revealed that rapper and reality TV celebrity Flavor Flav was planning to open a chicken restaurant in Las Vegas, the venture reportedly has been finalized.

Read more in Vegas Inc or go to Flavor Flav's restaurant Facebook page.