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Ferdie Pacheco, Muhammad Ali'' s ' Fight Doctor, ' dies at 89

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017|4:07 p.m.

MIAMI– Fernando “Ferdie” Pacheco, “The Fight Physician” who functioned as Muhammad Ali’s ringside physician, has passed away. He was 89.

Pacheco’s daughter, Tina Louise Pacheco, informed The Associated Press that he passed away Thursday morning at his Miami house after extended illness.

Pacheco was born in Tampa and opened a practice in Miami after earning a medical degree from the University of Miami. He met Cassius Clay, who would later on become Muhammad Ali, in 1960 when the fighter began training with Angelo Dundee at the Fifth Street Gym in Miami Beach.

Pacheco worked as Ali’s cornerman from 1962-1977, that included 3 successful title bouts. Pacheco has actually said he left his position after suggesting Ali retire due to the fact that of serious injuries. Ali battled 4 more matches, losing 3.

Pacheco went on to become a television boxing analyst, in addition to a painter and author.

Cops: 1 dead, 1 wounded after fight results in shootout

Published Friday, Nov. 10, 2017|2:13 p.m.

Updated Friday, Nov. 10, 2017|2:44 p.m.

. A fight behind a southeast valley corner store intensified into a shootout, leaving one male dead and another in critical condition, according to Metro Police.

Less than 10 minutes after shooting erupted, the making it through man got to a nearby filling station, where he informed officers he was the victim of a break-in, Lt. Dan McGrath said. His story, nevertheless, opposed proof gathered by authorities, McGrath said.

Cops were summoned at 7:37 a.m. to the scene of the shooting at a convenience store at Sunset Roadway and Eastern Opportunity, where they discovered a gravely injured male in his 40s who later died at Daybreak Hospital and Medical Center, McGrath stated.

8 minutes later on, cops were dispatched to a gas station at Pecos Roadway and Patrick Lane, where they found a man in his 20s who had actually been shot multiple times, McGrath said.

Cops also recuperated a weapon close by at Sunset Park, McGrath stated.

A hit-and-run crash in the location about the very same time was not connected to the shooting, he stated.

No additional information were right away readily available.

Crews fight fire at Clark County Wetlands Park

A fire burns at the Clark County Wetlands Park on Nov. 6, 2017. (Peter Dawson/FOX5)A fire burns at the Clark County Wetlands Park on Nov. 6, 2017. (Peter Dawson/FOX5) A fire burns at the Clark County Wetlands Park on Nov. 6, 2017.( Peter Dawson/FOX5). LAS VEGAS( FOX5 )-. Teams are battling a 10- to 12-acre fire

at the Clark County Wetlands Park Monday early morning, inning accordance with the Clark County Fire Department. The fire was reported at 3:39 a.m. at 7050 Wetlands Park Lane near Sam Boyd Arena. Upon arrival, crews stated the fire was about 2 to three-acres.

The department said the fire is burning on underdeveloped land and there is a minimal danger to buildings.

The department the fire is not available to fire engine. Teams are using natural barriers to put the fire out.

The fire could burn for numerous hours, the department stated.

No injuries have actually been reported.

More information have not been launched.

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Ayden Brown, 3, dies in fight with cancer

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

After a long battle with stage 4 lung cancer, three-year-old Ayden Brown of Las Vegas passed away Friday, according to his mom.

Ayden’s mom Lindsey Licari verified his death in a Facebook live video published Friday at 7:18 p.m.

Today, I lost my kid. In this world, there was not one doctor, someone that might use my kid any options at all. And he aspirated and stopped breathing. And I attempted to do CPR and bring Ayden back. But I wasn’t able to. And they tried once again, the health center six times. As well as when I saw lines directly, I still knew God could still help him. But Ayden’s body couldn’t take anymore. So today, I lost Ayden since we live in a world that doesn’t prepare for child cancer. And I am broken in so many ways. But they tinkered the wrong mommy and the incorrect kid. Youth cancer will never be the exact same now after Ayden. And I will never ever stop. I will never ever stop, till you men stop letting these kids pass away. Due to the fact that my kid battled to live. He battled his whole life. He fought his whole life to live. And you filled him with toxin up until his organs couldn’t take it any longer and his body broke down. So you think they took my son and it’s not going to alter something about cancer? Then you’re incorrect. Because that little boy was my whole life. He was my whole life. And I had to enjoy my kid dwindle away in front of my face and there was absolutely nothing I could do about it. There was absolutely nothing I could do about it no matter how much assistance I might get my boy. No matter who I called, there was absolutely nothing I might do. However I knew if this disease was going to take Ayden, everyone in the world would know who my kid is. Everyone will know Ayden Setoshi Brown. He was 3 years old. He could inform you every planet in the solar system. He was extremely smart and he liked me so much and I enjoyed him too. He didn’t be worthy of to pass away. These kids don’t be worthy of to die. And if I can do anything in my power, I will make sure that no mom feels how I feel today and have to put their kid in a bag.

In Aug., FOX5 first shared the story of Ayden Brown and it recorded nationwide attention, and contributions on a GoFundMe pagereached $258,840 as of Nov. 3 to cover his medical expenditures.

Ayden was treated in Arizona when doctors provided him 3 weeks to live, however he battled and exceeded that number.

“We were told that his growths had progressed so far that it was pushing versus his heart which was developing fluid and no longer made him a prospect for any trial or surgery or radiation,” Licari said in late Oct.

Licari and Ayden returned to Las Vegas and she began investigating holistic and organic medicine.

“Help gathered from every way you can think of and we got assistance from a herbal doctor in addition to other mothers who have actually gone through this,” Licari had said.

The financial support from the neighborhood paid for all their expenses in Arizona, medical equipment in their house, appointments and a lot more, she said.

“To have the resources that were provided to us, it made it simpler, and now we can pay our lease. I can stick with Ayden,” she had actually stated.

Licari stated she felt called to help other households going through the exact same thing.

“Ayden is a bad case and he’s been remarkably blessed with support and love however there’s a great deal of families besides me and Ayden too that are out there suffering and do not have a voice and don’t have resources. A minimum of your requirements need to not be a worry while you defend your kids,” she stated.

To learn more about Ayden’s journey and find out more about the foundation in Ayden’s name, go to AydensArmyofAngels.org.

Copyright 2017 KVVU(KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

Las Vegas airport asks jet owners to make parking plans for big fight

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Steve Marcus A personal jet takes off from the Henderson Executive Airport in Henderson Thursday, July 28, 2016.

Monday, Aug. 21, 2017|3:13 p.m.

Las Vegas airport officials are asking owners of business airplanes to find places to park their aircraft while in town for the upcoming battle between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor.

McCarran International Airport spokesperson Christine Crews stated Monday that airplane owners and operators must make parking appointments ahead of the fight this coming weekend.

Airport officials are also providing a web portal for business and private jet teams to share arrival and departure info to prevent blockage at the busy airport off the Las Vegas Strip.

Crews states the airplane can likewise use neighboring airports in Henderson and North Las Vegas.

She says the number of aircraft in the area for the Mayweather battle with Manny Pacquiao in May 2015 required McCarran to utilize a taxiway to park private jets.

Mayweather, McGregor still aiming to hype their fight

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Floyd Mayweather, left, and Conor McGregor exchange harsh words during an advertising drop in Toronto on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, for their upcoming boxing match in Las Vegas.

Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017|2 a.m.

It’s a fight (or at least an event) born and reproduced by social media. There is really no factor for Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor to satisfy in a boxing ring Aug. 26 other than a great deal of UFC fans believe it’s a fantastic concept and it will make the two fighters a lot of loan.

So it’s little surprise that both are attempting their hardest to find something– anything, truly– to begin a promotion that has actually floundered after a four-city sneak peek trip last month was consulted with mixed evaluations.

If you haven’t been focusing, here’s a condensed version of the current from As The World Turns, Mayweather-McGregor design:

SMALLER GLOVES: Mayweather began the week by declaring on social networks that he is not just willing however excited to combat with smaller gloves than the 10-ounce gloves used in 154-pound boxing matches in Nevada. That isn’t awfully substantial, except that UFC fighters utilize four-ounce gloves and UFC fans believe McGregor would have the ability to knock Mayweather out simpler with smaller gloves. The only problem is Nevada boxing authorities would have to make a rule exception to approve the smaller gloves, and Mayweather hasn’t inquired to do that. Chalk this up as nothing more than an advertising smoke screen.

MONEY IN PLAY: The second episode of Showtime’s All Access series promoting the battle opened with Mayweather displaying stacks of cash while talking about how he will make more versus McGregor. Later, he bought shoes for his child and a $20,000 purse for his teenage daughter. It’s an old act, one Mayweather has used considering that he combated Oscar De La Hoya Ten Years ago, and a tired one.

SPARRING SPAT: In what Paulie Malignaggi views as Phony News, McGregor’s camp put pictures out online revealing him on the canvas in a sparring session with McGregor. Malignaggi tweeted his disgust and claimed he had whipped McGregor in both of their sparring sessions, then revealed he was leaving the McGregor camp. The genuine news here is Malignaggi, a Showtime analyst who will work the bout, is nothing more than a shill for the battle. It remains in his network’s benefits to promote it as much as possible, and his reasons for sparring with McGregor are suspect at best.

REMOVED AWAY: If the battle business does not exercise for Mayweather, he’s still got a stable of ladies working for him at his strip club. Mayweather took time off training to put pictures online promoting his Woman Collection club that opened earlier this year simply a short drive from where he and McGregor will meet at the T-Mobile Arena.

BRAND-NEW JOB: McGregor is also getting in the home entertainment organisation. He announced this week he signed to be a host at the Beach Club at the Repetition hotel for 2 years, beginning the night of the battle.

LOTS OF TICKETS: There are still tickets– and lots of them– available for the battle. For some factor (embarrassingly lousy sales maybe?) Ticketmaster has actually disabled its interactive screen that would show all the seats in the arena, however initial tickets– not resale– are available from $3,500 in practically every part of the arena. There are also still plenty of closed circuit tickets delegated enjoy at various MGM Resorts hotels at $335.41 for 2 seats and the MGM Grand has actually cut its room rates for the weekend.

BETTING: A staggering 95 percent of the tickets (and 85 percent of the cash) are on McGregor (now at the William Hill chain of sports books). If Mayweather must in some way lose, the chain’s Nevada books will suffer their worst loss ever, more than a million dollars.

UPCOMING: Both fighters will hold separate media days this week. Anticipate great deals of F-bombs and pontificating, but little about the actual battle itself.

Nevada adopts emergency rules to fight weed bottleneck

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John Locher/ AP Individuals wait in line at the Essence cannabis dispensary in Las Vegas, Saturday, July 1, 2017, as leisure sales of cannabis start.

Recreational Weed Sales Start Release slideshow”Distributors previously running in Nevada’s medical cannabis program might quickly

get in the leisure cannabis market after the Nevada Tax Commission today approved emergency policies to reopen circulation licensing. The Nevada Tax Commission voted to let the Department of Tax once again figured out whether restricting licenses for

those who transport weed from Nevada cultivation and production facilities to dispensaries just to certified alcohol distributors– as gotten in touch with by November’s Tally Question 2, which legalized leisure use and ownership of the plant– would lead to a lack of suppliers for the new industry. If so, it would be able to award licenses to previous medical marijuana distributors. “When businesses operate we get the tax profits which’s what the state wants, “affirmed Deonne Contine, director of the Nevada Department of Taxation, at today’s hearing.”We need to do everything we can to get more distributors licensed so these businesses can continue operating.”Contine drafted the combined seven-page declaration of emergency situation and policies on July 6. Gov. Brian Sandoval endorsed the emergency situation guidelines with his signature on Friday. The department stated in a March draft of recreational marijuana policies that it found” an inadequate number of marijuana

suppliers”existed by limiting the industry only to certified alcohol suppliers, however it did not consist of that statement in its last guidelines for the”early start”program released Might 8. On June 20, Carson City Judge James Wilson of Nevada’s First Judicial District Court awarded the Independent Alcohol Distributors of Nevada with an injunction, ordering the Department of Taxation to eliminate the other 87 nonalcohol distribution candidates from consideration for licenses. Contine stated in recently’s statement that none of the 7 alcohol wholesale suppliers passed department examinations to begin dispersing, including that an absence of supply for marijuana dispensaries and no legal way to restock them as a result of the court-issued injunction would quickly cause the growing recreational weed market to “grind to a stop.” “Without the capability to license marijuana suppliers to continue the flow of item to a store, a high possibility exists that customers will go back to the black market,” Contine wrote. Several speakers at today’s hearing refuted the emergency policies, accusing the Nevada Department

of Taxation of discriminating against alcohol suppliers and working to press them out of the industry. Las Vegas attorney Michael Hagemeyer, among three lawyers representing the Independent Alcohol Distributors of Nevada in making the June 20 injunction, cited Tally Question 2’s campaign to “manage cannabis like alcohol,”adding that a three-tier system utilized by alcohol market distributors would offer the very best way for the leisure cannabis market to keep regulatory checks and balances.”There’s a huge distinction in between medical cannabis and leisure marijuana,”Hagemeyer stated.” As the law checks out, Nevadans chose recreational cannabis to have a three-tier system.” Hagemeyer rebuffed a perceived shortage in the variety of alcohol suppliers and their ability to soon transfer weed across lots of cultivation facilities, production facilities and dispensaries statewide. If provided a sporting chance to receive credentials from the Nevada Department of Tax, more alcohol distributors would apply and pass examinations, Hegemeyer said.”They do it in the alcohol industry and are

more than efficient in doing it in a recreational marijuana model” he said. Another IADON attorney, Kevin Benson, affirmed from Carson City that alcohol distributors were at a downside in the new market since they did not had adequate time to fulfill Department of Tax policies during the quick application duration for distribution licenses, which began on May 8.

Benson stated present suppliers in the medical marijuana market had more than two years to execute best practices since they started

dispersing the plant as early as July 2015. He slammed a March draft of Department of Taxation guidelines stating that there were not adequate liquor distributors for the market to base its wholesale circulation just on the alcohol suppliers.”The department was essentially informing them thanks but no

thanks,”Benson stated.”It’s difficult to fault anyone for not right away using under those situations.”Today’s approval of guidelines represented a step in the right direction for those in the

marijuana industry, consisting of dispensary owners who stated their pot supply was running low after handling larger-than-expected sales throughout the first 12 days of leisure marijuana sales. The market reported 40,000 retail deals throughout 47 open dispensaries throughout the very first two days of sales. “Not resolving the circulation issue would cause major interruptions and eventually threaten the

program that Nevadans chose,”stated Andrew Jolley, president of the Nevada Marijuana Association and owner of The +Source dispensary in Las Vegas.”I support the department’s suggest to open up distribution to all qualified companies, consisting of alcohol distributors, who are licensed and satisfy all the criteria required to run in this market.”Jolley and other pot shopkeeper reported sales increases a minimum of five times their

normal customer output from the previous medical-only industry, which started in July 2015. While many weed license holders spent months equipping their dispensaries with the plant prior to circulation policies took effect on July 1, higher-than-expected sales left some dispensaries lacking cannabis items.”We do not want consumers to leave angry due to the fact that we don’t have the item they want and that they’re used to buying here,”said owner Frank Hawkins of Nevada Health Center.” And for the state and clients, we don’t wish to lose the momentum that we have. Without concern, this is impactful.”Opening leisure distribution licenses to those who effectively ran

in the medical cannabis industry would help the brand-new leisure market continue a stream of tax revenue estimated to reach$90 million to $120 million by June 2019, NDA Executive Director Riana Durrett stated. A running legal market also avoids black market sellers from illegally selling the plant, she stated.”It suggests tax profits for the states, jobs and taking black market criminal activity from the industry, “Durrett stated.”You can’t move product without suppliers and you cannot do business. “The emergency situation regulations embraced do not offer a timeline for providing distribution licenses, but both Durrett and Klapstein said they expect the licenses to be issued by the end of the month.

Pay-per-view rate set for Mayweather-McGregor fight

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Steve Marcus/ AP Floyd Mayweather Jr. speaks at a press conference after his welterweight title bout with Andre Berto Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in Las Vegas.

Monday, July 10, 2017|3:20 p.m.

. The pay-per-view rate to see the fight in between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor on Aug. 26 has been set at $99.95 for the high definition broadcast, according to Showtime.

The basic meaning pay-per-view will cost $89.95.

The pay-per-view will cost the like Mayweather’s battle with Manny Pacquiao in May 2015. That battle, jointly produced by HBO and Showtime, generated 4.4 million pay-per-view buys– almost double the second-best selling battle of all time, Mayweather vs. Oscar De La Hoya in 2007 with 2.4 million views.

Mayweather and McGregor are anticipating to surpass that when they step into the ring at T-Mobile Arena next month.

Iraqi leader congratulates soldiers in Mosul; fight goes on

Sunday, July 9, 2017|4 p.m.

MOSUL, Iraq– Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi praised Iraqi troops Sunday in the streets of Mosul for owning Islamic State militants from most of the city. However airstrikes and sniper fire continued in the middle of the celebration, and the extremists stubbornly held small spots of ground west of the Tigris River.

Over the almost nine-month campaign, Iraqi forces– backed by airstrikes from the U.S.-led union– lowered the IS hang on Iraq’s second-largest city to less than a square kilometer (less than a mile) of territory.

Still, al-Abadi and Iraqi leaders stopped brief Sunday of stating an outright success against the extremists, who have actually inhabited Mosul for 3 years. Losing Mosul would be a major defeat for the Islamic State, which has actually suffered significant problems in the past year.

“We are happy to see normal life return for the people,” al-Abadi stated, inning accordance with a declaration from his workplace. “This is the outcome of the sacrifices of the (country’s) brave fighters.”

Dressed in a black military uniform, the prime minister met field commanders, kissed babies and toured a reopened market in western Mosul. At one point, he briefly draped an Iraqi flag on his shoulders.

A few kilometers away, special forces commanders climbed up over mounds of rubble on the edge of Mosul’s Old City to plant an Iraqi flag on the western bank of the Tigris, marking weeks of hard-fought gains in the heart of the busy district.

Suddenly, two shots from an IS sniper rang out, sending the males scrambling for cover. The flag was recovered and planted farther upriver behind a wall that safeguarded it from a cluster of IS-held buildings nearby.

“We’ve been fighting this terrorist group for 3 1/2 years now,” stated Lt. Gen. Abdul Wahab al-Saadi of the unique forces. “Now we remain in Mosul, the east part was freed, and there’s only a little part left in the west.”

Al-Saadi emphasized that despite the flag-raising, the operation to clear Mosul of the militants was ongoing. Behind him, a group of soldiers and local reporters recording the scene sang a traditional Iraqi success ballad.

Lt. Gen. Jassim Nizal of the army’s 9th Department stated his forces attained “triumph” in their sector, after a similar statement a day previously by the militarized Federal Police.

Soldiers danced atop tanks to patriotic music even as airstrikes sent out up plumes of smoke nearby.

However the background to the minutes of festivity was a grinding conflict and widespread devastation.

Inside the Old City– the home of buildings that go back centuries– the course carved by Iraqi forces leveled houses, shattered invaluable architecture and cluttered the narrow alleys with corpses decomposing in the summer heat.

Less than an hour after the flag-raising, special forces Lt. Col. Muhanad al-Timimi was informed that 2 of his men were shot by an IS sniper, and one of them had actually died.

“He was one of our best,” al-Timimi said. “He just got wed six months ago.”

Blocks from the army celebrations, a line of weary civilians walked out of the Old City, past the shells of damaged house blocks lining roadways cratered by airstrikes.

Heba Walid held her sister-in-law’s baby, which was born into war. The moms and dads of the 6-month-old, along with 15 other member of the family, were eliminated last month when an airstrike struck their home. When Walid lacked formula, she fed the baby a paste of crushed biscuits mixed with water.

Inside IS-held area, the extremists are utilizing human shields, suicide bombers and snipers in a fight to the death that has slowed current Iraqi gains to a crawl.

Islamic State militants seized Mosul in the summertime of 2014 when they swept across northern and main Iraq. That summertime, the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, appeared at Mosul’s al-Nuri Mosque and stated a caliphate on area it took in Iraq and Syria.

Iraq introduced the operation to retake Mosul in October. The fierce fight has killed thousands and displaced more than 897,000 people.

Last month, as Iraqi troops closed in on the Old City, the militants damaged the al-Nuri Mosque and its well-known leaning minaret to reject the forces a symbolic triumph.

U.S.-backed Syrian forces have encircled and pushed into the Islamic State’s de facto capital of Raqqa in surrounding Syria after a month of fighting, although a long battle lies ahead.

More than 2,000 militants are holed up with their households and tens of thousands of civilians in Raqqa’s center, the city’s most largely inhabited districts.

The extremists still hold numerous smaller towns and towns across Iraq and Syria.

Salaheddin reported from Baghdad. Associated Press writer Salar Salim in Mosul contributed.

A financial boost for Metro Police in fight versus terrorism

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class=” picture” src= “/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/20170523_Sun_Metro_Terror_LE5_t653.jpg” alt= “Image”/ > L.E. Baskow The Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Center aka Blend Center is running efficiently and City feels that Las Vegas is well safeguarded on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

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Combination Center Terrorism Talk Release slideshow” City Police got an additional $500,000 for its coffers to deter potential terrorist hazards, according to U.S. federal government and Nevada chose officials. The statement of the funds from the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Violent Extremism grant program came Friday

. City was one of 26 candidates picked from a field of 200 that consisted of state and city governments, police, nonprofit groups

and universities, inning accordance with federal officials. The grants, which were funded in 2015 by$ 10 million appropriated by the U.S. government, were produced to counter what authorities describe as an “uptick “in homegrown terrorist activity. They’re tailored to “help regional neighborhoods in their own efforts to counter violent extremism,”according to officials. Groups like the American Civil Liberties Union have criticized the Countering Violent Extremism program, saying it contacts community members to keep an eye on each other and report to police

what they perceive to be suspicious activities of obedient Americans.”(It)stigmatizes American Muslims and casts unwarranted suspicion on harmless activity, “the organization wrote in its website.” The program contacts law enforcement, social provider, and members of religious neighborhoods to recognize individuals who may be vulnerable to violence and to implement programs to stop them from committing it.

Preventing acts of violence is a laudable goal, but the CVE technique risks being disadvantageous, pushing away the extremely communities it is implied to engage,”according to the ACLU. Metro in Might ended up being aware of an Islamic State propaganda video, launched through the radical organization’s online channels, requiring attacks in Western places, such as Las Vegas. The exact same month, federal officials issued a warning about the increased

risk of possible attacks by homegrown terrorists, who may be affected by online literature, an alerting the government has actually hearkened considering that 2015.”We face one of the most serious terror risk environments considering that the

9/11 attacks as foreign terrorist companies continue to exploit the Internet to motivate, allow or direct people currently here in the homeland to devote terrorist acts,” the memo reads. The 44-minute video was supposedly told by an evident American jihadist and showed pictures of potential targets that included the Las Vegas Strip, inning accordance with NBC News. The guy implored Islamic State sympathizers in the U.S. to introduce lone-wolf attacks with knives or lorries. The organization has in recent times taken obligation for similar attacks in Europe.”Due to dangers by ISIS versus the Las Vegas Strip, it is imperative that Southern Nevada is prepared and well-equipped to fight fear risks,” said Sen. Dean Heller in a news release.”That’s why I will continue to battle to make sure that Nevada has the resources it needs to

avoid and preempt horror attacks.””With over 40 million tourists checking out every year, Las Vegas serves

as a hallmark location for tourism. That’s why we must ensure that security and security around the valley is a leading priority, said U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., who admired the grant in a press release.”Making sure safety is of utmost significance, and I will continue to promote for federal funding to ensure the safety of my constituents

in Nevada.” Metro has worried that the general public plays an essential function in determining prospective hazards and have attempted to impress on people’s minds the”see something; state something”mantra. To report suspicious activity, call 911 if it’s an emergency situation; 311 if it’s not, and to stay anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or crimestoppersofnv.com.