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Suspected Gang Members Face Gun Charges

LAS VEGAS -- Four alleged members of the Donna Street Crips, a criminal street gang in Las Vegas, face charges of theft, sale and illegal possession of firearms in connection with the Aug. 13 burglary of a Henderson gun store, Nevada's U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said today.

Victor "V-Locc" Williams, 19, Demario "Lil-C" Edwards, 22, Frank "Frank-C" Freeman, 26, and Daryl "Nsane" Galtney, 24, all of North Las Vegas, were charged in a criminal complaint Wednesday with one count each of conspiracy to commit offenses against the United States, dealing in firearms without a license, possession of a stolen firearm, and theft from a federal firearms licensee.

Activists Plan Rally in Support of Onion

Activists Plan Rally in Support of Onion

 

With a Henderson judge set to hear arguments about the fate of Onion the dog Friday morning, a local activist group plans a rally in support of keeping the animal alive.

Onion is a 6-year-old Mastiff-Rhodesian Ridgeback mix who killed 1-year-old Jeremiah Shahan at the family home in Henderson last week in an incident some feel was an accident. The dog has been deemed vicious by authorities and was scheduled to be euthanized earlier this week before local and national animal rights groups successfully pushed for more time to prove the dog should be allowed to live out its life at a rescue facility in Colorado.

The rally planned by Nevada Political Action for Animals will take place at 9 a.m. Friday at 200 Lewis Ave. in Henderson. The case is set to be heard at 10 a.m.

Officials Plan Henderson Drowning Prevention Event

Officials Plan Henderson Drowning Prevention Event

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The American Red Cross, Henderson firefighters and Boy Scouts are organizing a door-to-door drowning prevention and pool safety campaign operation in neighborhoods this weekend.

Red Cross spokesman Lloyd Ziel says volunteers plan to distribute 8,000 notices touting what officials call the ABCD's of pool safety.

Volunteers plan to fan out after an 11 a.m. Saturday news conference at Henderson Fire Station No. 97 off Amador Lane south of Horizon Ridge Drive.

The Southern Nevada Health District reports an average of about eight drownings per year over the last six years.

Ziel points to health district report showing 11 near-drowning "submersion incidents" in 2012. Most involve children.

The Red Cross offers water safety classes at Southern Nevada community pools.

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Judge Issues Stay in Dog's Euthanasia

LAS VEGAS -- A dog's life spared just hours before it was set to be euthanized. But it is still unclear whether or not the mastiff mix that killed a little boy in Henderson will eventually live or die.

The mastiff-Rhodesian ridgeback mix named Onion was supposed to be put down today, but an animals rights group has filed a restraining order. A judge gave the dog a reprieve and the group has until Friday to prove their case that this dog is not vicious.

One-year-old Jeremiah Shahan was killed when the dog attacked him. A Clark County District Court judge who will hear the case on Friday on whether Onion should be euthanized.

Expiring Unemployment Pushes Families Toward Homelessness

Expiring Unemployment Pushes Families Toward Homelessness

 

Non-profit organizations throughout southern Nevada feel the pinch of the struggling local economy. No group finds itself more squarely in the middle of the situation than HopeLink of Southern Nevada, which attempts to help families confronting homelessness.

As expiring unemployment benefits force more families into that predicament, HopeLink needs more donations to support its efforts. Its requests for aid have increased 35 percent from last year.

HopeLink is seeking donations of all sizes, including businesses willing to host a special event and/or designate a percentage of a day’s sales to the cause. HopeLink receives between 500-800 requests per month for assistance, mainly with shelter or rent and utility payments, and has increased its volunteer program to help fill requests. HopeLink served more than 7,000 people over the last year.

Animal Activists Try to Save Dog Involved in Fatal Attack

HENDERSON, Nev. - A Chicago-based animal activist group is trying to save the Henderson dog that attacked and killed a one-year-old boy last week. The dog is being held in quarantine and is scheduled to be put down.

The six-year-old Mastiff-mix named Onion has been sitting at the Henderson Animal Control office, awaiting his fate since he attacked one-year-old Jeremiah Eskew-Shahan.

Local animal rights activists say the Chicago-based group of dog lovers will likely lose its battle to save Onion.

"I think it's a noble effort. I think that they are trying to… I think they are trying to make a statement. At the end of the day, it's an owner responsibility issue," said Gina Greisen with Voters for Animals.