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Bettye Wilson Soccer Park in Contest for $100,000

Bettye Wilson Soccer Park in Contest for $100,000

 

A nationwide contest to earn money for community park improvements could net a local soccer complex as much as $100,000.

City of Las Vegas officials encourage residents to help win $100,000 in improvements for Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex by participating in an effort to register votes in the “America Is Your Park” contest, sponsored by the Coca-Cola Live Positively initiative.

Residents can vote online for this park, located adjacent to Cimarron-Memorial High School near Lake Mead Boulevard and Tenaya Way, at LivePositively.com/parks

F-22 Exhibit to be Centerpiece of Park Construction

F-22 Exhibit to be Centerpiece of Park Construction

The next phase of construction has starte on a unique Las Vegas park.

Construction of Phase 2 of the Raptor Play Park started Monday. The project will add landscaping and turf areas, lighted sidewalk extensions, a picnic shade shelter, benches and tables, and a full-scale F-22 Raptor Stealth Fighter Jet exhibit to the existing park located at the northwest corner of Tropical Parkway and Durango Road.

The F-22 Raptor is the namesake of the park that opened in February 2011 in Centennial Hills. The exhibit will be the visual centerpiece of the park, with its full-scale replica of the fighter jet appearing to fly above the monument plaza, with curved steel beams providing support.

Teens Accused of Animal Cruelty to Remain in Custody

LAS VEGAS -- The two 16-year-old boys facing felony animal cruelty charges in the drowning of two kittens will stay in juvenile custody for the time being.

The judge and their lawyers are still awaiting the results of psychological evaluations. The pair is accused of drowning two kittens in a northwest Las Vegas neighborhood.

Teens in Custody After Kittens Drowned

Because the boys are being prosecuted as juveniles, 8 News NOW is not revealing their identities. The teens are the first charged under a new law with stiffer penalties for animal abuse.

The teens are scheduled to appear in court July 17.

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:

First Tuesday Features K-9 Unit

First Tuesday Features K-9 Unit

 

One of the most popular divisions at Metro Police will be the topic of discussion for the up-coming First Tuesday event.

Officers from Metro’s K-9 Unit will be at the area command centers to talk to people about what the unit does. The discussion is part of an outreach program by Metro. It opens its area command centers on the first Tuesday of every month to the public. Following the discussion about the K-9 Unit, citizens will be able to talk with officers assigned to their area.

The event starts Tuesday at the following command centers:

Area Command Centers: