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Buddies say Las Vegas couple, killed in believed DUI crash, was trying to start a family


Friends are keeping in mind a young Las Vegas couple, eliminated by a believed impaired chauffeur.

The crash took place Tuesday night at the crossway of Hualapai Method and Sahara Opportunity in the west part of the valley.

Pals described the couple, Damaso and Christa Puente, as kind-hearted, sweet and innocent. They said the couple was simply beginning to attempt to have a household.

At Hi there Rollers barber shop, Damaso Puente left his mark.

“Basically the logo design where it says Hello there Rollers barber shop and the straight razor with the barber pull,” owner Martin Corona stated the graphic designer produced almost all of the work on his walls.

A few of the barbers even has Puentes’ design tattooed on their skin. Corona stated his friendship with Puente surpassed the barber shop.

“We would double date, go to dinner,” he stated. “Christa was such an excellent individual. They made a truly terrific couple.”

Married in 2009 and both in their 30s, Damaso and Christa simply announced to pals they were all set to begin a family.

” [They] were very kind-hearted, uproarious, simple going,” Corona stated. “Any person that met them, immediately agreed them.”

That’s why Corona was speechless when he heard they were eliminated in a crash.

“Instantly sick to my stomach,” Corona stated.

The couple was waiting at a red light when a believed impaired driver knocked into them, pushing them into oncoming traffic.

“This could have been prevented, bottom line,” Corona stated. “That’s exactly what’s sad.”

It’s sad for friends who didn’t get to bid farewell and for a couple who never ever got to start a brand-new chapter of their lives together.

If you wish to assist the family, go to: https://www.gofundme.com/christa-malone-amp-damaso-puente Copyright 2018 KVVU(KVVU Broadcasting Corporation).

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Chauffeur detained after trying to run pedestrians over near Johnson Junior high school

Suspect charged with attempted murder after trying to run people over on Sept. 22, 2017. (Courtney Whipple) Suspect accuseded of attempted murder after trying to run individuals over on Sept. 22, 2017. (Courtney Whipple) Suspect accuseded of attempted murder after attempting to run individuals over on Sept. 22, 2017. (Courtney Whipple). LAS VEGAS( FOX5)-. An individual remains in custody for attempted murder after attempting to run over individuals near Walter Johnson Junior High School Friday afternoon, inning accordance with Las Vegas City police. A witness informed FOX5 at about 4 p.m. a person tried to run over two kids at the school situated near Alta Drive and Buffalo Drive.

Police stated the occurrence began as an argument between two good friends. The suspect then tried to run over the victim and hit numerous vehicles.

The witness said throughout the chase the vehicle kept owning in circles and at one point, a vehicle that was hit impacted an individual nearby. The negligent driver then ran onto the lawn and got stuck.

A guy pulled the driver from the lorry and started battling with him, the witness said. Numerous school aides then helped pin the suspect down outside of the automobile.

Metro later on identified the suspect as 24-year-old Clay Green and charged him with attempted murder and battery with a lethal weapon.

Stay with FOX5 and FOX5Vegas.com for developments.

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Teen dies at Lake Mohave trying to rescue friend

Sunday, July 16, 2017|4:15 p.m.

. A teenager from Southern California died Saturday afternoon while swimming at Lake Mead National Leisure Center, inning accordance with park spokeswoman Christie Vanover.

About 12:20 p.m. the park got a report of a possible drowning at Cabinsite Cove on Lake Mohave, park authorities stated. Witnesses said the boy swam out to assist another individual in his celebration who ended up being separated from a tube they had been floating on, park authorities said.

The young boy, who was not wearing a life vest, went underwater and was later on found 45 feet below the surface area by Bullhead City Police divers, park authorities said.

Good time to intern: As economy rebounds, companies trying to find qualified employees

Erika Arizabal aimed to console her client as he battled the need to squirm in pain on the X-ray table.

It was nearing the end of Arizabal’s two-month internship as an X-ray technologist at MountainView Hospital, and till then, she had exchanged couple of words with clients. But that day required Arizabal to put into action everything she had found out in nursing classes at UNLV and throughout her internship.

She attempted to wrap the guy in a warm blanket as he wanted out loud to be with his dead partner, devoid of pain.

“Possibly if we find the source of your discomfort, we can help you,” Arizabal told him.

Nowadays, it prevails for interns to be worked with at the end of an internship. About 71 percent of employers aim to shift interns into full-time workers, and 63 percent of companies want to hire interns for entry level positions, a 2015 research study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers found.

That’s due to the fact that the economic crisis left lots of companies starving for employees after layoffs. Companies also scaled back on working with and allowing interns during the downturn.

Unpaid vs. Paid Internships

The typical hourly wage this year for an intern with a bachelor’s degree is $17.20, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

However students do not constantly get paid during internships.

The U.S. Department of Labor lists 6 criteria that have to be satisfied for an internship to certify as unpaid; basically, the intern must benefit more than the business:

– The internship is similar to training that would be given up an academic environment.

– The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern.

– The intern does not displace routine workers however works under close supervision of existing staffers.

– The company that offers the training obtains no advantage from the activities of the intern, and on event its operations might in fact be restrained.

– The intern is not always entitled to a task at the conclusion of the internship.

– The company and the intern comprehend that the intern is not entitled to salaries for the time spent in the internship.

VEGAS INC asked a number of regional interns whether students should be paid for their work.

– Maria Ramos, 24, former intern at IMI Precision Engineering, paid $15 an hour: “I believe people now try to find paid internships because people our age have expenses to pay. I don’t think I could take that high-end of working and not being paid.”

– Briana Martinez, 22, former intern at Sen. Harry Reid’s Las Vegas workplace, unpaid: “It was eight hours a week … The experience I got deserved more than cash. It deserved my time.”

– Alora Gillogly, 21, intern at the World Affairs Council, paid $10 an hour: “When I initially discovered this chance, I didn’t appreciate getting paid. I believe the experience and what you get out of the experience would be the same in any case. But I think it depends highly on exactly what your life circumstances are.”

With improvement in the economy came the requirement for employers to begin staffing again.

“It’s a far better time for students to obtain internships,” said Rebecca Metty-Burns, director of the Career and Professional Development Workplace at UNLV’s Lee Business School. “More and more companies are able to dedicate the time to interns. They want creating a possible pool for employment opportunities that they have.”

Since Cosmopolitan Las Vegas opened in 2010, for example, the resort has actually worked with about 25 percent of its interns. A variety of lawyers at Fennemore Craig likewise when were interns, director Karl Nielson said.

“We have good relationships with local high schools and UNLV,” said Daniel Espino, the Cosmopolitan’s senior vice president of individuals. “We also attend occasions at other colleges throughout the country.”

Before Fennemore Craig begins its two-month interview procedure with potential interns, employers take a trip to universities to satisfy prospects.

Employing interns “is an important procedure for the company,” Nielson said. “We’re essentially employing for the future of our company.”

At the Lee Business School, employers typically call the development workplace with descriptions of internships. Metty-Burns and her coworkers make students familiar with the opportunities, then company officials interview the students who have the qualifications required.

As soon as companies and students make contact, it’s a matter of both sides making an excellent first impression.

“We hire interns who can determine locations where we can enhance,” Espino stated.

At MountainView, where Arizabal interned, the capability to work with clients is paramount.

“We wish to ensure they come in and are not only dedicated to the success of their function but understand the weight of our duty to patients,” said Brian Wood, the healthcare facility’s vice president of personnels.

However the onus of sparking interest isn’t really just on students. When Maria Ramos, a UNLV doctoral student in mechanical engineering, attends profession fairs at the university, she tries to find businesses with in-depth descriptions of chances for interns.

“If they don’t (have that), I move on,” stated Ramos, 24.

The benefits of an internship can be shared for employers and employees. About 84 percent of employers stated hiring interns was a favorable experience, while 87 percent of students stated their internship experience was positive, Internships.com discovered.

“Businesses get to sample the product of the university,” UNLV company professor Stephen Miller stated. “Internships are another method of getting takes a look at individuals.”

For many interns, time at a business provides a glimpse of what to expect after graduation.

“I think it’s very various from just finding out theories in the class,” said Stacy Acquista, a previous intern at North Florida Regional Medical Center who now works for HCA Far West Division, the parent company of Dawn Health. “It was fantastic to take the skills I found out in school and use them in a real-world environment.”

Though Arizabal was unable to discover exactly what had actually appened to the patient she treated throughout her internship, she stated that minute with him was indispensable.

“You encounter clients who are really psychological,” she stated. “You just have to mentally prepare yourself for things like that. You don’t learn that in school.”

Maybe most important for businesses, interns often end up being quasi online marketers for business and firms.

“The students are great brand ambassadors,” Metty-Burns stated. “They return and inform others about their experience. It helps businesses not just get prospective staff members however also have this pipeline of marketing.”

Wood stated a number of internship prospects have contacted MountainView after learning through previous interns.

“They’re able to guarantee us,” Wood stated. “It’s probably the most crucial marketing tool that we have.”

Julie Ann Formoso can be reached at 702-948-7836 or [email secured]. Follow Julie Ann on Twitter at twitter.com/Julieannformoso.

CCSD trying to find alternative teachers on '' Wear the Cape ' events


Clark County School District intends to discover heroes among substitute teaching candidates in its “Use the Cape for a Day” occasions.

The school district announced 4 occasions that will certainly allow applicants to discover the subbing chances, be spoken with and look for help from specialists, all in one day.

Those interested in applying can go to one of the occasions set for the following days and places:

Tuesday, Oct. 6
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.University of Phoenix-NW Summerlin 3755 Development Method Las Vegas, NV 89135 Friday, Oct. 9 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.Southwest Career and Technical Academy

7050 W. Shelbourne Ave.Las Vegas, NV 89113 Tuesday, Oct. 13 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.Rancho High School 1900 E. Searles Ave Las Vegas, NV 89101 Friday, Oct. 16
9 a.m. to 1

p.m.University of Phoenix -SE Henderson 7777 Eastgate Roadway
Henderson, NV 89011 Subs can work as couple of as four days a month

, but the best requirement for those teachers are on Mondays and Fridays, the district
stated. According to Meg Nigro, CCSD’s executive director for recruitment and advancement, replacement teachers can make $360 to $400 a month by working simply for the four days.

“Substitute teachers enjoy the versatility of picking the days they want to work, “Nigro stated.”They also discover it gratifying to work with children and return to the

neighborhood.” For more information on the opportunities, you can check out www.teach.vegas or call 702-799-5427. Copyright 2015 KVVU(KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

Report: U.S. failing to stop most people trying to sign up with ISIS

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015|8:16 a.m.

WASHINGTON– Your house Homeland Security Committee says the united state is failing to stop most people attempting to go overseas to join terrorist groups, consisting of the Islamic State.

In a report Tuesday, the committee states more than 250 Americans have signed up with or attempted to sign up with terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria. It stated dozens have actually been able to effectively go back to the United States.

The committee states the government does not have a detailed strategy to combat terrorists and people attempting to travel abroad to sign up with terrorist groups as a so-called foreign fighter.

Terrorist groups, including the Islamic State, are likewise ending up being more advanced in their efforts to attract U.S. citizens and other Westerners to join the battle.

‘We’re trying to stop the decay’: Effort to sustain redevelopment starts with Sahara Decatur Plaza

At Sahara Decatur Plaza, a once-bustling strip mall, Circuit City’s doors are locked (“Shop closing sale,” a sign still states, numerous years after the seller turned off) and used-car dealership Charlie Low-cost Automobile hawks cars in the parking area (“No credit? Bad credit? OK!” a banner says).

Meanwhile, an armed security personnel socializes with an individual at the base of a staircase resulting in the plaza’s second floor, where the only noticeable occupant is an Asian massage parlor.

The shopping center, at the southwest corner of Sahara Avenue and Decatur Boulevard, is by no method empty– occupants include Aloha Kitchen, Mary’s Hash Home, GQ Cuts and the Battery Source. But it’s laced with vacancies and, according to some employees there, gets thin foot traffic.

The center made use of to be “definitely jam-packed,” however without an anchor tenant, “there’s absolutely zero individuals coming in,” one worker said.

Asked to gauge the plaza’s health, the worker stated: “What health? There is no health. There’s nothing.”

Redevelopment activists, however, want to change that, in an effort to increase commerce and a sense of community in the valley.

Las Vegas is very well known as a gambling and celebration mecca, however outside the Strip, it’s a place with highway-like highways, sprawling strip malls and, oftentimes, disconnected residents. Designer Bob Fielden knows this too well.

Because he transferred to Las Vegas in 1964, individuals right here have actually “done an excellent job of developing an economy but a poor job of developing a neighborhood with any sense of quality of life for individuals who live here,” stated Fielden, owner of Henderson-based RAFI Architecture.

Sahara Decatur Plaza

As the population relocated to the valley’s edges, a lot of individuals remained in the inner core, in places that when were thought about suburban but now are viewed as urban. Their landscape, nevertheless, bears little similarity to more normal city areas in cities such as Chicago, San Francisco or New York that are packed with individuals, retail, jobs and public transportation, and where it’s easy to live without a vehicle.

Fielden wishes to change that. Through his role at the Urban Land Institute– he’s chairman of its Nevada district council’s smart-growth committee– Fielden is working with Hope House Structure and realty group Commercial Alliance on a redevelopment initiative. They wish to revitalize the valley’s inner rings by spurring new jobs– such as filling shopping center’ huge parking area with real estate– and expanding public transit.

To enhance awareness of the initiative, they’re holding a series of events at Sahara Decatur Plaza this weekend, consisting of a bicycle parade, a farmers market, pet adoptions and cultural efficiencies.

The objective, according to a news release, is to showcase the “prospective for vibrancy” in a “blighted location” and motivate community participation.

Fielden, a 77-year-old Texas local who lives near the shopping center, spoke to the Sun today about the task. Modified excerpts:

How did this task start?

This started more than 4 years ago through the Urban Land Institute-Nevada. We had a program on restarting Las Vegas. We were in the midst of among the best recessions we had actually ever been exposed to, and at the very same time, we had all these suburbs pressing further and further out. And they’re not communities; they’re communities. There’s no sense of house or quality of life, aside from that they’re brand-new and may be promoted as very prominent. But what about the other individuals who live here? We started checking out what we could do to assist the typical man and looked in our area.

Las Vegas isn’t really the only location where previous suburbs now are seen as metropolitan areas.

These are some of the oldest areas in the valley, and they’re the ones with decreasing commercial values. We have actually done very little to reinvest there because we’ve spent our cash establishing new suburbs. Instead of having everything develop into a ghetto, ULI’s concept was, if we could develop a model that the county and the cities might utilize to attack these arterial crossings, if we might do that on one intersection, you could take that model to others. All we have, along the arterials, are continuous commercials strips, and the housing kind of falls in between. If you’re in a location like Wrigleyville in Chicago, you can walk everywhere. If we can get people into that kind of setting, then they can do away with their cars. Every car they do away with, they’re conserving $10,000 a year. There’s a lot you can do with $10,000, but you don’t have that car. In order to make that work, you require a public transit system like Chicago’s to get you throughout the city.

Why begin by focusing on Sahara and Decatur?

We took a look at 20 or 30 locations that might be able to support more public transit. But at Sahara and Decatur, the northern half of the intersection remains in Las Vegas city limits, and the southern half remains in Clark County. The city and county have never ever had a good relationship working together, so we thought if we might get them involved in some pilot project together, we might remodel that design for Las Vegas and North Las Vegas; Las Vegas and Henderson; and Clark County and Henderson. That way, we can begin considering ourselves as more of an urban center, to believe more globally than we have in the past.

The valley is fulled of shopping center that have huge car park, often hardly fulled of cars. Is the goal to redevelop those properties?

You hit the nail on the head. We were thinking, how do you center a neighborhood? Las Vegas is on a 1-mile-by-1-mile grid. If you take Sahara and Decatur, we want everything within walking distance, a quarter-mile far from where you live. The idea is to repurpose the plazas and have them become more global in nature, in the sense that they ensure the items and services and tasks that can be utilized by individuals who reside in that neighborhood, so they can stroll to the pharmacy, the physician, church, the park. We ‘d take those big, empty shopping-center car park and revamp them with added housing. Ideally if we jump that density 50 to 75 percent higher than exactly what we have, it will appropriately support public transit. We’re attempting to stop the decay.

How has the Sahara/Decatur intersection changed for many years?

It was a distinguished community. The very best dining establishments in the area were at the northeast corner, the very best bars in town. If you were a single, white-collar person searching for a date, that’s where all the property representatives and attorneys accumulated after 5 p.m. It had fantastic food, high-dollar dining. That’s how it was up until the mid- to late ’90s, and then it simply began decreasing. Longs Drugs was in there, when they pulled out, it just began the vacuum and everything else began leaving. Vons left a few years earlier. We have a brand-new Mexican market that’s moved in, El Super; they’ve got some of the very best fruit and vegetables in town. In the location, we’ve got pair of Mormon churches, a Baptist church, a Spanish-speaking Baptist church, an Ethiopian church, a Korean Baptist church, a Buddhist temple. It’s actually a rich cultural setting. We want to build on that. I still reside in the location. I have actually got the Ethiopian church on one side of me, and the Korean Baptist church on the other. My partner and I laugh all the time; we can go to Capo’s to get packed, and we’re just 100 yards from praying for forgiveness.

How would you explain the intersection now?

If Summerlin were a B, it would be no much better than a C+. It’s empty. Who in the hell wants to go someplace and you’re the only car in the car park? There’s a lot opportunity there. We have to do something to stop the hemorrhaging. If we do not, they’ll end up like locations in east Las Vegas or North Las Vegas merely due to the fact that nobody has cared enough to attempt to wait.

Police trying to find 4 individuals linked to northwest Las Vegas' ' male death

Las Vegas authorities are searching for 4 people in connection with exactly what police are calling a break-in that left a man dead in a northwest valley house Monday night.

The call can be found in at 6:21 p.m. to a home in the 3800 block of White Castle Street, near Fort Apache and Alexander roadways, where a guy was found dead in.

The Clark County coroner’s office recognized him as Todd Tipton, 50, of Las Vegas.

Police said Tipton was the only one in your house when a family member found him shot to death.

Cops are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating 3 males and a lady who were seen in the community earlier that day.

The first individual is described by authorities as a black man about 18 to 22 years old, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a multicolored bucket-style hat, a dark blue T-shirt and camouflage trousers.

The 2nd individual is stated to be a white guy about 18 to 22 years of ages, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin develop. He was last seen putting on a black and red baseball cap, a black T-shirt with a design printed on the front and red shorts.

The 3rd person is a black male about 18 to 22 years old, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall with a thin build, police said. He was last seen putting on a blue baseball cap, a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

The fourth individual is said to a black female about 18 to 22 years old, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall with a medium develop. She was last seen wearing a purple and white tank top and purple capri pants.

This is City’s 80th homicide for 2015.

Any individual with info should call cops at 702-828-3521, or to continue to be confidential, contact Criminal offense Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Contact Cassandra Taloma at [email protected]!.?.! or 702-383-0381. Find her on Twitter: @CassandraTaloma.

SST is a million-dollar gem trying to find a million-dollar increase


Jake Klein

Tarzan at Super Summertime Theatre utilized aerial balancings from Trapeze Las Vegas and Braun Productions sparingly but efficiently.

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015|11:29 p.m.

. There are 1,500 individuals at Super Summertime Theatre on this August night, however describing this gathering as a “crowd” is wrong. It’s an interacting, truly, of family and friends who have actually spread out on blankets and lawn chairs at Spring Mountain Cattle ranch.

It’s a breezy night, conversation-wise and weather-wise, as we take in the SST production of “Tarzan.” The program begins at nightfall, or thereabouts. However before the performance, we are advised that the local theater company requires cash.

About $300,000.

In the next 3 months.

That’s a lotta bake sales, folks.

This is not to suggest SST is going under if it does not pull in $300,000 by the end of November. Let’s back this up a bit: In spring 2014, SST was the beneficiary of a $600,000 grant made by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation in recognition of Dr. Keith Boman, who stepped down last year from the structure’s board of trustees. The first installation of that grant, $100,000, was made in 2014. But the game-changer is the $500,000 matching grant organized by Boman, which is to be awarded just if SST can raise $500,000 of its own.

The million-dollar question, then, is how can the regional arts business make that take place? If any individual can work that magic it’s Boman, but even he is concerned that SST’s fundraising efforts will certainly fail which money will never be delivered (and we’ll note today that you can contribute to SST at www.supersummertheatre.org).

“We’re discussing a company that has a hard time raising $5,000, and we are taking a look at $500,000, and we have no experience in raising that type of cash,” Boman states. “We constantly raise simply adequate cash for the following year, to stay in the black. We’ve never raised cash aside from to pass the hat, and that has constantly been fine other than …”

His voice drops, since as homey as the Spring Mountain State Park stage and grassy seating location feels, it is showing its age. SST remains in its 40th year, and such permanent facilities as the stage, the restrooms, and the sound and lighting equipment (which is rented rather than owned) all have to be dealt with. The capital enhancements include brand-new siding and upgrades to the theater, landscaping, a more effective electrical system, restorations of the concession stands and lighting booth, enhancement of the SST Studio facility, and storage area for costumes, props and sets.

For $1 million, SST could be structurally funded for eternity.

“It’s a gem of a center and the organization is nonprofit, so they are doing this purely for the love of it,” says Boman, a Las Vegas cardiologist whose own humanitarian spirit and resources helped result in the building of Boman Structure at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. “However the tickets and death of the hat cover the short-term business expenses only.”

That SST has actually raised upwards of $200,000 thus far is somewhat amazing. The company elicited the leadership of veteran nonprofit fundraising event Tom Kovak. The list of chances for the neighborhood to donate range from naming chances for the pavilion, stage, studios, car park and concession stand (from $500,000 to $100,000) to nominal donations of $50 to $1,000.

Obviously, the frequenters who take in such productions as “Tarzan,” which closed over the weekend, and the upcoming “Provide Me a Tenor,” set for Sept. 10-26, have been begged repeatedly. In regards to attendance, the SST assistance is remarkable as last season it drew 40,000 in its whole season, and it is at that rate once more this year, with the majority of shows at or near capacity. The key is to reach those who are not aware of the SST value, with tickets simply $12 ahead of time and $20 at eviction.

If you are looking for superior family friendly entertainment at a fantastic value, SST has that, every time out.

“It’s been difficult, but we are finding out,” Boman states. “We don’t have a great deal of high-level clients, we do not do advertising, but we have to improve. I keep stating it: This is a game-changer. It’s difficult, however this organization is so worth it.”

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