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Southern Nevada Health Focus of Weekend Fair

Southern Nevada Health Focus of Weekend Fair


A local nonprofit will be hosting its 3rd annual free health fair for southern Nevada families this weekend.

The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Cashman Center. It will be held inside the Las Vegas Science Festival.

People will be able to get free screenings for everything from dental problems to blood pressure and sleep apnea. People will also get a chance for pediatric and vaccine services.

The fair is being organized by United Citizens Foundation and sponsored by Women's Cancer Center and Nevada Heat & Vascular Care.

Besides the screenings, there will be booths offering health information on various illnesses and services.

For more information about the fair, go to ucfoundation.com.

Police: Alcohol Possible Factor in Fatal Crash in North Las Vegas

The car was split into two pieces at the scene of the crash.

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A 23-year-old man, identified by the Clark County Coroner as James Albert Monterio, was killed in a Thursday morning crash on Camino Eldorado and Tropical Parkway.

Police say alcohol may be involved in the 4:30 a.m. crash. Monterio was a passenger in the vehicle. The driver, a 22-year-old woman, was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition.

The crash involved only one vehicle, a Honda Civic, which police say, may have been going as fast at 80 mph. The car was split into two pieces upon impact.

"There's a large tree the vehicle hit before it also struck a light pole," North Las Vegas Police officer Chrissie Coon.

Justin Vasquez was on his way to work and was one of the first people to come across the horrific scene.

Middle School Jersey for UNLV Standout Retired

Middle School Jersey for UNLV Standout Retired


A UNLV basketball standout and NBA hopefully had his middle school jersey retired in a ceremony Wednesday.

Anthony Marshall attended Findlay Middle School and graduated from Mojave High School. He just finished his senior year at UNLV.

Marshall's number 23 jersey was retired in an assembly. He is hoping to be drafted or signed by an NBA team in the next few weeks.

North Las Vegas Looking At Controversial Plan to Help Underwater Homes

North Las Vegas Looking At Controversial Plan to Help Underwater Homes


The City of North Las Vegas is considering a proposal to use eminent domain to help underwater homeowners.

If it works, thousands of people would get millions of dollars worth of debt erased and get to stay in their homes.

However, not everyone, including the banking and real estate industries, thinks it is a good idea.  

Under the program, the city would use eminent domain, a power usually reserved for big projects like freeways and government buildings, to pay fair market value for properties then give them back to the homeowners with a much more manageable payment.

A private company called Mortgage Resolution Partners would provide funding, using private investor money, for the city to buy the mortgages and would get a fee for every deal.

The homeowners would never have to give up their homes, and according to MRP,  it would not cost the city a dime.

Healthy Eating, Physical Activity Win Awards for Students

Healthy Eating, Physical Activity Win Awards for Students


Winners recently were announced for the 6th annual UNLV Coaches Challenge, a program that encourages children to choose healthy food and participate in physical activity.

This year’s Coaches Challenge included more than 13,000 elementary school children from 112 schools. The program experienced its best success since 2007.

A UNLV head coach will visit each winning classroom throughout May to congratulate the students.

This year’s UNLV Coaches Challenge winning classrooms represent four elementary schools:

Month-Long Crime Spree Linked to Sexual Assault Suspect

LAS VEGAS -- Police investigators said a violent man that terrorized and sexually assaulted a 79-year-old woman is now linked to several robberies that almost killed a man.

North Las Vegas Police said 37-year-old Abdul Howard went on a nearly month long rampage terrorizing clerks at convenience stores, demanding cash, and threatening violence.

Investigators said the first time Howard struck was March 20 at an AM-PM Store with surveillance video showing him with a gun. The two terrified clerks put up their hands as the robbery unfolded. Howard shot one of the clerks in the neck before running away into the night.

An intense lockdown and manhunt at the nearby Lucky Club Casino came up empty where police said Howard would strike three more times before getting caught.

On April 12, police investigators said Howard went to the 7-Eleven Store on Civic Center Drive and Las Vegas Boulevard demanding cash and got away.

Suspicious Package Removed in North Las Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- Stores inside a North Las Vegas business park were shut down while police investigate a suspicious object found in the area.

THe item was found just after 6 p.m. Sunday, outside a business near Decatur Boulevard and the Las Vegas Beltway. Some stores located on the north side of the business park were temporarily shut down, but businesses on the south side, including Walmart, remained open.

Officers removed the object just before 8 p.m. and concluded their investigation. The area has been reopened. Police are not at liberty to say what the item was.