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Child in Critical Condition After Being Struck By Truck

Child in Critical Condition After Being Struck By Truck

LAS VEGAS -- Police say a 6-year-old child is in critical condition after being struck by a truck.

The crash happened in an apartment complex parking lot on Lake Mead Boulevard near Torrey Pines Drive early Sunday evening. Witnesses say a group of children were playing hide-and-seek when the boy collided with the passing pickup truck.

"His head was split open, and he was bleeding," says Witness Mike Urtia. "He was breathing, but there were tire marks on his back to where the car rode over his back."

Police say the boy hit the side of the truck and fell underneath.  The driver was parking at the time of the accident and know what had happened until he got out of the vehicle. 

Police are calling the crash a tragic accident.

Local Companies Looking to Hire Workers

People applying for work at Spreadshirt.

LAS VEGAS --  A number of local companies are looking to hire employees because they are expanding or need extra help for the holidays.

The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows restaurants have done the most hiring since the recession hit. In Las Vegas, the leisure and hospitality industry has added nearly 9,000 jobs from this time last year.

One new business preparing to open is Metro Pizza in the northwest near Centennial Way.  Owners say they are just waiting for the final inspections and they expect to be open in a few weeks. They plan to hire 100 people to work as servers, cashiers and cooks.

"I wouldn't say that we are recession-proof, but especially mid-sized restaurants, we have been resistant to the recession, because people still need to get away and share time with families," said John Arena, Metro Pizza co-founder.

Police Discover 109 Pot Plants During Disturbance Call

Metro police officers are investigating a grow house in the northwest Las Vegas valley.

LAS VEGAS -- Metro police officers are investigating a grow house in the 9000 block of Mossy Hollow Avenue, near Durango Drive and Elkhorn Road in the northwest valley, a police spokesman said.

Police arrested Jared Devin Ries, 32, of Las Vegas on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell.

Officers were called to the house about 9:20 a.m. Thursday because of a disturbance. When officers arrived, they were told by the homeowner that two unwanted people were hiding in an upstairs bedroom. When officers entered the house, they found an indoor grow operation.

"I saw him twice this morning like he was waiting for someone, but he was looking on the side of his house," neighbor Braum Orphan said. "I left and when I came back the cops were here. I guess he called the cops on himself because he thought someone was in his house."

Open House Slated for Mt. Charleston Fire Station

Open House Slated for Mt. Charleston Fire Station

 

The Clark County Fire Department will host a community open house at a volunteer fire station at Mount Charleston next weekend.

Mount Charleston’s Fire Station 81 will hold an open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 25 Ski Chalet Place in Kyle Canyon near the community library on State Route 157.

The Southern Nevada Immunization & Health Coalition will offer free immunizations at both open houses. Information about camping safety and wildland fire protection also will be available.

Debates to be Televised in State Senate Races

Debates to be Televised in State Senate Races

 

Wednesday’s debate between the presidential candidates takes center stage, but some local races will soon hit the airwaves as well.

Some key state Senate races will be taped and aired 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday on Channel 10 by Vegas PBS.

Races featured are:

  • District 5: Steve Kirk vs. Joyce Woodhouse
  • District 6: Mark Hutchison vs. Benny Yerushalmi
  • District 9: Mari Nakashima St. Martin vs. Justin Jones
  • District 18: Scott Hammond vs. Kelli Ross

Groundbreaking Held for Home for Intellectually Challenged Seniors

Groundbreaking Held for Home for Intellectually Challenged Seniors

Ground was broken Tuesday in a northwest neighborhood for a new home for intellectually challenged seniors.

New Vista Ranch will be built near Rainbow Boulevard and Grand Teton Drive. Besides providing a home-like environment for older Las Vegans who are mentally challenged, the center will house a medical clinic for challenged individuals of all ages. It will be the first medical clinic designed for people in southern Nevada with intellectual challenges.

The groundbreaking was for the first phase of the six-phase project. The other phases will include a community outreach center, a job development center and more housing for seniors. For more information, go to newvistanv.org.

 

Power Worker Shocked By Electricity

LAS VEGAS -- An NV Energy worker sustained burns when he was shocked while working inside a large power box on the corner of West Washington Avenue and North Cimarron Road at 5:57 p.m. Friday.  

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue responded that one worker was injured. 

The crew working at the site consisted of three NV Energy employees. The workers were working on the unit with one employee coming into contact with electricity which caused the shock. It caused the worker's clothes to catch fire. 

Fellow employees aided their companion until firefighters and paramedics arrived a few minutes later. 

The employee was transported by Las Vegas Fire and Rescue to the trauma unit at University Medical Center with serious burns. His injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.           

The incident is under investigation by NV Energy.