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Prescription pill turn in event on May 30

 LAS VEGAS -- Anyone needing to dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription pills can drop off the medication at a pill turn in event on Saturday, May 30.

The event is at Cimarron Memorial High School, 2301 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128 and goes from 8 a.m. until noon.

“We're seeing more and more youth take prescription pills that aren't prescribed to them, so they can study more, lose weight, or numb emotional pain. Family members and friends are becoming the new drug dealer to youth, most of the time without ever knowing it.” says Anna Cedro, Executive Director of the CARE Coalition.

The pill turn in event is hosted by  CARE Coalition, PACT Coalition and the Clark County School District Police.

There will also be free document shredding provided.

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Expert warns residents about importance of buying flood insurance early

LAS VEGAS -- Flood insurance protects residents after there's been a natural disaster, but there's an urgent warning from the Regional Flood Control District: Homeowners should purchase their flood insurance early.

Erin Neff with the Regional Flood Control District says flood insurance policies must be purchased at least 30 days before it takes effect. The insurance is highly encouraged in areas prone to flooding.

"If you live next to the Las Vegas wash, you might want flood insurance. Your house may never flood, but if that wash gets high enough, we don't know what could happen," Neff said.

Neff said flood insurance is even important if you're not in an official flood zone.

"For the average person, it might make sense to purchase flood insurance, it's something you should be thinking about right now," said Erin Neff, Regional Flood Control District.

Highly contagious dog flu spreading across country

LAS VEGAS -- Flu season doesn't only affect people, it also affects man's best friend.  A vaccine resistant flu-like virus -- capable of killing dogs -- is spreading out of the Midwest and veterinarians are bracing for it in southern Nevada. 

Canine influenza is a lot like the human flu. It spreads easily and can damage your dog's health quickly. It has sickened thousands of dogs in the Midwest.

Ella May enjoys a rainy day at Sunset dog park. It's a chance for her to mingle with other dogs.

"I can't deny her that," said Mary Meduna, Ella May's owner. "She is high energy and needs to be out and about."

A few weeks ago, Meduna noticed Ella May was not her normal energetic self and she was sniffling.

"I took her to the vet after a couple days of doing that because she wasn't getting any better," Meduna said. "I thought I'd better have her checked out."

It turns out Ella May was suffering with allergies.





1 killed in fight near Jones, US 95

LAS VEGAS - A man found dead Tuesday night in a condominium on Bromley Avenue near Jones and U.S. 95 was stabbed several times, according to a Metro Police.

Police responded to the area around 11 p.m. to a call of a man bleeding following a fight with another man.

No arrests were made.

The Clark County Coroner's Office will identify the victim once next of kin have been notified.

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Child, 2, taken to hospital after falling into pool

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a non-fatal drowning of a 2-year-old boy at a home shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday night. 

According to police, the child fell into a pool in the 5500 block of Rose Thicket Street, near Ann Road and Rainbow Boulevard. 

The child was breathing and was transported to Summerlin Hospital for treatment. 

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident. 

Driving You Crazy: Roadwork on Grand Teton near Durango

LAS VEGAS - Josh wants to know if roadwork along Grand Teton Drive east of the Durango Drive/U.S. 95 interchange will ever finish.

City of Las Vegas officials say there are long-term plans for a Grand Teton bridge over U.S. 95, but it's dependent on funding and not considered a top priority.

Traffic8 asked the city to check with contractors regarding the sewer work that is slowing traffic between Durango and Buffalo Drive. Most of the work is scheduled to be finished by the end of May, which will help clear the congestion.

Crews are expected to be out of the area before the end of July.

What's driving you crazy? E-mail your traffic questions and complaints to Demetria Obilor.

Teen held in Vegas slaying pleads not guilty in knife case

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A 19-year-old awaiting trial in the shooting death of a Las Vegas mother of four pleaded not guilty Thursday to separate felony charges alleging that he held a knife to the throat of a 13-year-old boy during a street confrontation.

Clark County District Court Judge Jennifer Togliatti said she'll set a trial date later for Erich Milton Nowsch Jr. -- once it becomes clear whether he'll face trial May 26 in the Tammy Meyers slaying case.

Nowsch faces battery and child abuse with a weapon charges stemming from the alleged knife threat on Feb. 15.

Nowsch and a co-defendant, Derrick Andrews, have each pleaded not guilty in the fatal Feb. 12 shooting of Meyers in a cul-de-sac a block from Nowsch's home. Each could face up to life in prison.