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Top FBI Agent in Las Vegas Retires to Head Henderson Nonprofit

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The top FBI agent in Las Vegas has retired after 29 years with the bureau to head a nonprofit youth golf leadership program in Henderson.

Kevin Favreau says his last day was Jan. 3.

He figures that at 51, he's still young.

And he says that as executive director of First Tee of Southern Nevada he'll enjoy teaching youngsters life lessons and core values.

Favreau was special agent in charge of counterintelligence for the FBI Washington, D.C., field office and assistant director of intelligence before arriving in Las Vegas in January 2010.

His first day he headed the investigation of a gunman shot dead after killing a security guard and wounding a U.S. marshal at the Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building in downtown Las Vegas.

 

Donations Allow Teachers to Help Kids in Need

Donations Allow Teachers to Help Kids in Need

 

Teachers from three local elementary schools got a chance to shop for kids in need thanks to efforts by a car dealership and a church.

Findlay Honda Henderson and Findlay Cadillac worked with Impact, a local nonprofit, and The Church at South Las Vegas to collect more than $10,000 to donate to the students of Sewell, McCaw and Roundy Elementary Schools.

Teachers from those schools went shopping Tuesday for toys and coats for the kids in their classrooms that they know need help this year.

Time to Help Families in Need of Thanksgiving Dinner

Time to Help Families in Need of Thanksgiving Dinner

Helping families in need of a Thanksgiving meal in southern Nevada can be as easy as going to the grocery store.

HELP of Southern Nevada is readying the annual 97.1 The Point Turkey-Thon, a program which provides 1,200 Las Vegas families with a Thanksgiving meal, with donation opportunities at Albertsons from November 15-17. 8 News Now is a sponsor of the drive.

Donations of frozen turkeys and fixings also will be accepted from November 15 to 17 at three Albertsons locations:

  • 575 College Drive (Thursday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • 9725 S. Maryland Parkway (Friday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • 1650 N. Buffalo Drive (Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Those wishing to donate money for the Turkey-Thon online can do so at www.helpsonv.org. Make sure to put “Thanksgiving” in the subject line on the donation page. A family of four can be fed with $35.

Nonprofit Holding 'Clean Out Your Closet' Event

 

A nonprofit dedicated to helping people battling cancer is holding a clothing drive Saturday.

Angels of Las Vegas want people to clean out their closets and donate gently used items to the charity. Clothing will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at three drop-off points around southern Nevada:

  • Angels of Las Vegas Office - 6655 W. Sahara Avenue, Suite B200
  • Hollywood Hair & Beauty Supply - 4850 W. Flamingo Road, Suite 45
  • All Out Collision Center - 545 W. Sunset Road, Henderson

The event is being sponsored by the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Money raised through the clothing drive will help pay for the services Angels of Las Vegas offer, including cancer support groups, educational workshops and healthy lifestyle programs.

Adelson Hospice Collects Back-to-School Items for Kids in Need

Adelson Hospice Collects Back-to-School Items for Kids in Need

The largest nonprofit hospice in southern Nevada is the drop-off point for a back-to-school drive for two elementary schools.

Nathan Adelson Hospice will be collecting all kinds of back-to-school items from now until August 22. The hospice will donate the items to students at Taylor Elementary, 144 Westminster Way, Henderson, and Sunrise Acres Elementary, 211 North 28th Street.

They are looking for backpacks, paper, crayons, markers, glue sticks and anything else that a child would need for a typical school year. The items can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., at the following locations:

Charity Looking for Donations of Back to School Clothes

 

A southern Nevada charity is looking for help to provide new clothes and shoes for hundreds of kids to start the new school year.

HopeLink of Southern Nevada wants to provide clothes for 1,100 children during its 11th annual Back2School event. They are asking people to make a donation of either $100 or a new outfit, complete with shoes and underwear, for a child.

During the Back2School event in August, children in need will be given a backpack filled with school supplies and a new outfit and shoes.

People interested in donating can go to link2hope.org or to the HopeLink offices at 178 Westminster Way, Henderson. To make sure they have enough clothes for the event, the nonprofit needs to receive all donations by June 30.