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Veterans in Need Get the Gift of Movies

Veterans in Need Get the Gift of Movies

A generous donation is helping veterans feel more comfortable as they get treatment at the North Las Vegas Veterans Administration Medical Center.

The group DVDs for Vets donated 150 movies and two portable DVD players to the center Monday.

The gift will help veterans stay entertained as they go through chemotherapy, dialysis or recovery from injuries.   

"I think that they are going to love getting these DVDS. I think that it is going to make a big difference in their treatment. I think they are really going to enjoy it and be grateful for this donation," Karen Cinnamon, the chief of voluntary service at the VA hospital.

This is not a one-time donation. DVDs for Vets will continue sending the movie donations to the center every few months.  

Time to Plan for Back-to-School Shots

Time to Plan for Back-to-School Shots

With the 2013-14 school year approaching quickly, health officials are reminding parents to do required immunizations for their kids sooner than later.

The Southern Nevada Health District provides back-to-school shots at its public health centers. Pre-schoolers, kindergartners, and seventh-graders must get mandatory vaccinations.

The health district will offer extended hours for back-to-school immunizations the last two weeks of August. Immunizations are available:

Parents should bring immunization records. Children with no records might have to begin the immunization sequence from the beginning. Non-custodial adults may accompany a child, however, written consent must be provided to the health district from the parent or guardian at the time of service. An administrative fee of $16 per child for one immunization or $25 per child for two or more immunizations will be collected. Additional vaccines fees might apply.

Shots are available at these locations:

Trustees Announce Zoom Schools

LAS VEGAS -- Zoom schools will be one of several hot topics during Clark County School Board of Trustee's meeting Thursday evening.

The school district is labeling 14 schools that are struggling to meet the needs of English language learners, or ELL, as the so-called zoom schools.

Trustees announced the following schools will be labeled zoom schools:

Police Looking for Men in Connection with Violent Robbery

North Las Vegas Police are looking for help to find two men involved in a violent robbery outside a strip club.

According to police, at about 2:15 p.m. May 10, officers were called to a strip club in the 1800 block of Las Vegas Boulevard North, which is near Las Vegas Boulevard and Owens.

When officers arrived, they found a seriously injured 33-year-old man lying in the parking lot. He was leaving the club when two men attacked him, demanding his wallet, police said. The men repeatedly hit him in the face and abdomen. They took his wallet and left.

The victim was taken to University Medical Center where he remained for several days.

One of the men police are looking for is Hispanic with a goatee. He is about 5-foot-11 and 220 pounds. The second man is white or Hispanic with a Mohawk. He is about 6-feet and 150 pounds.

Former Nevada Lawmaker Expected in California Court

LAS VEGAS -- A former Nevada Assemblyman is scheduled to go to court in California Tuesday for a hearing on charges connected to a police chase that happened near Victorville in March.

Steven Brooks is accused of leading police on a chase along Interstate 15 before being subdued first by a police dog and then by an officer firing a Taser.

Tuesday's hearing is in advance of a preliminary hearing set for Thursday. He is facing charges of felony evading, willful harm to a police dog, resisting a peace officer and throwing objects from a vehicle.

Brooks was expelled from the Nevada Assembly following two arrests in January. He was accused of making threats toward Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick

During the vote to ouster the lawmaker, Assembly Majority Leader William Horne called Brooks "potentially dangerous."

Pilot Declared Emergency Before Boulder City Plane Crash

Pilot Declared Emergency Before Boulder City Plane Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report on the plane crash near Boulder City that killed two Nevada Army National Guardsmen.

The report, which was released Monday, shows that on Sunday, June 23 the pilot, Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Edwards radioed Las Vegas to request priority handling because an engine chip light had come on.

Shortly after that, the pilot stated he had lost a cylinder, declared an emergency and was going to try to land at Boulder City Municipal Airport.

The plane then crashed, leaving a debris path about 80 feet long and 80 feet wide. The front of Beech A45 aircraft was heavy damaged.

Edwards and his passenger, Pfc. Cody Hall, 23 of North Las Vegas, were both killed. They were flying from Chandler, Arizona to North Las Vegas Airport. They were not on military business.