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Youthbuild program helps at-risk youth find job, finish high school

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Youthbuild is a local program dedicated to building a better future for young adults in the Las Vegas valley.

The program focuses on helping at-risk youth find a job, finish high school and gain leadership skills.

It began as a nationwide program and has been in las vegas since 2009. The free program features adults between 18 and 24 years old that are working toward their high school diploma or equivalent.

“I have been out of school for 7-8 years now so I felt a relief that I was able to get back into going to school,” said Lisa Almanzar.

A grant from the U.S. Department of Labor funds the program that’s now with “Chicanos por la Causa” Nevada. Today, the first cohorts under the CPLC umbrella graduated, which is truly the first of many steps to change their lives.

“I just don’t want my kids to have a reason to drop out or anything. I just want them to look at me like they’re proud,” Almanzar said. ... Read More

VIDEO: Dog owners celebrate International Yoga Day with their furry friends

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Hydrant Club and Nourished Natasha have partnered to bring their Downward Dog Yoga series to the Las Vegas valley!

Classes are the second Thursday and fourth Saturday of every month at the Urban Membership Dog Park in Downtown Vegas. Cost is $20 per person, per class, and a portion of the donations are donated to The Animal Foundation’s Truman Brooks Memorial Fund. The fund provides free training so people do not have to surrender their dogs.

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  • Rabies
  • Bordetella
  • Distemper
  • Parvo
  • Canine Influenza (H3N2 and H3N8)

Metro releases sketch of alleged sexual assault suspect

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police hope a newly released sketch will help lead officers to a sexual assault suspect. According to Metro, a woman was attacked while she was out for a jog at Bunker Park.

It happened in the 7200 block of West Alexander Road Thursday around 10:53 a.m. Detectives while the victim was jogging, she observed an unidentified black man holding a drill and wearing a construction type reflective vest while standing next to a Conex box.

As the victim was walking back to her vehicle, the suspect came up from behind and pushed her to the ground. Metro said the suspect threatened the victim with a box cutter and then proceeded to sexually assault her... Read More

Man found guilty for burglarizing Wayne Newton’s home

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) –– A jury found one of the men accused of breaking into longtime Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton’s home guilty on all counts (11 felonies) related to a home invasion and robbery at the home.

Prosecutors say, Weslie Martin, 22, stole Newton’s valuables and later sold them to a coin and jewelry store.

Last week Newton and his wife described encountering two burglars at their home a year ago, including one who attacked their dogs with a crowbar before escaping over a wall.

Police say Martin was also responsible for a break-in that occurred two weeks prior at the Newton home, and at a neighboring property... Read More

Coroner: Toddler had heroin, fentanyl in system at time of death

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County coroner’s office says 19-month-old Myla Byrne died of an accidental drug overdose on April 13.

According to their investigation, Myla was transported to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center after she was found unresponsive inside of a home at 6555 Boulder Highway, near Russell Road, around 12:50 p.m. that day. The coroner says she had heroin, fentanyl, and acetyl fentanyl in her system at the time of her death.

A Division of Family Services report shows that Myla’s family had a report filed with Child Protective Services in 2016 regarding a different child. That case was closed with no recommendation of further action.

At this time, it’s unclear whether anyone is in custody in connection to Myla’s death. ... Read More

Lawsuit claims CCSD trustees violated open meeting laws on job cuts

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The union that represents the Clark County School District deans who lost their jobs has filed a lawsuit accusing CCSD Superintendent Jesus Jara and school board trustees of violating open meeting laws.

According to the lawsuit, filed by the Clark County Association of School Administrators and Professional – Technical Employees, claims state law was violated when the trustees met in a closed session to discuss and vote on eliminating the 170 dean positions. Two of the seven trustees did not support the move. They were named in the lawsuit.

The Lawsuit states:

“A public body “meets” when a majority of its members gather “to deliberate toward a decision or to take action on any matter over which the public body has supervision, control, jurisdiction or advisory power.”

According to the lawsuit, if an action is taken in violation of the Open Meeting Law the action should be declared void. ... Read More

NHL: Golden Knights will play San Jose Sharks on Oct. 2 for 2019-20 home opener

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) –– The National Hockey League announced Friday that the Vegas Golden Knights will face off against the San Jose Sharks for the Knights’ 2019-20 home opener. The game will be played on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at T-Mobile Arena.

The time of the game was not released. That will be announced at a later date. In the meantime, Knights Centerman Cody Eakin had a message for the Sharks to let them know that he was ready to go head-to-head on the ice.

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October 2. T-Mobile Arena. Golden Knights vs. Sharks.
 
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