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New ER Beds to Open at Northwest Hospital

New ER Beds to Open at Northwest Hospital

A local hospital will soon open an expansion that will double its emergency room capacity.

MountainView Hospital will open the beds in late June, bringing its number of private ER beds to 42.

Also opening in late June is the third floor of the hospital’s South Tower with 32 new beds. The tentative opening is scheduled for the week of June 24.

Total construction costs for the new tower are about $70 million.

Mt. Charleston Resort Giving Away Free Wedding

Mt. Charleston Resort Giving Away Free Wedding

Couples have a chance to win a free Mt. Charleston wedding if they are willing to meet with an event coordinator at the resort.

If you visit between now and August 25, you will be entered into a drawing for a free package valued at $7,500, including a wedding and reception for up to 50 guests.

Included in the package are a wedding coordinator, outdoor ceremony, set up of chairs, arbor and aisle runner, minister, floral, one hour of photography, bridal suite and groom’s room, 50-person buffet, champagne toast and wedding and reception DJ. Book your bridal consultation by calling 947-8329 a or visiting http://www.mtcharlestonresort.com/weddings/dream-wedding.php.

Sanctuary May Take More Southern Nevada Chimps

Sanctuary May Take More Southern Nevada Chimps

The chimpanzee sanctuary that took a chimp that got loose in a northwest neighborhood may be taking the chimps that were once housed in neighborhood in the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley.

Chimps Inc. said it is in talks with Mike Casey, the owner of the chimps. The talks come after the Pahrump Regional Planning Commission denied Casey a wild animal permit to keep the four animals in Pahrump.

Casey had applied for the permit after the Clark County Commission denied his request for a permit to keep his chimps at his southwest home.

He was keeping them in a trailer in his backyard, while they were booked for commercials and birthday parties. Animal welfare activists said he had no safeguards in place, if the animals became violent. They also alleged he mistreated his animals.

The county became concerned after the incident in the northwest, when two chimps escaped. Police had to shoot one of them. The other was taken to Chimps Inc. in Oregon.

Two People Shot in Domestic Violence Disturbance

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a domestic violence disturbance that left two people with gunshot wounds on the 4000 block of Laurel Flat Court.

Investigators said a female subject shot another man and tried to shoot herself. The shooting victims were transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The incident occurred after 7 p.m.

Madagascar 3 Featured in Family Movie Night

Madagascar 3 Featured in Family Movie Night

Free Family Movie Night is returning to Centennial Park June 21.

Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross will host a screening of "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" at 7:30 p.m.

The Slidin' Thru food truck will have refreshments available for purchase, but people are encouraged to bring a picnic baskets, blankets and folding chairs.

The movie will start at dusk and is sponsored by Lexus of Las Vegas. 

Police Search for Five Missing Kids

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police is asking the public for help with locating five missing juveniles.

Police say 11-year-old Luchiano Nicholas, 9-year-old Sarah Nicholas, 7-year-old Demetri Nicholas, 14-year-old Savannah Nicolas and 13-year-old Violet Bimbo-Nicholas were last seen in the area of Cheyenne Boulevard and Rainbow Boulevard.

Luchiano was last seen wearing red swim shorts, no shirt, with black and white shoes. Sarah was last seen wearing a purple shirt and pink shorts. Demetri was last seen wearing a black shirt, green swim shorts and black shoes.

Police are also asking valley hospitals to be on the lookout for the kids in the event they seek medical care. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Metro Police at (702) 828-2907 during business hours or (702) 828-3111 after hours.

Deer Creek Road Closed for Paving

The U.S. Forest Service has closed State Route 158, also known as Deer Creek Road, on Mount Charleston while crews work to repave the road.

The road will be reopened 7 p.m. Wednesday. The road connects Lee Canyon Road to Kyle Canyon Road. Drivers who need to go between those two roads will have to go back down the mountain and use U.S. 95.

Campgrounds in the area are open but they're only accessible from State Route 157, otherwise known as Kyle Canyon Road.

The paving project is part of a series of improvements to roads, parking lots, picnic areas and campgrounds in the Mount Charleston area.