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Sweet living: Summerlin residents say they’ve found their true callings

A passion for food and finding her own path led one chef to her dream job.

Chef Megan Romano owns and operates Chocolate & Spice Bakery, 7293 W. Sahara Ave. She said her culinary expertise began in her mother’s kitchen.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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Lawyer wants DA to give BLM shooting probe to feds

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Las Vegas attorney is invoking events in Ferguson, Missouri, in a call for federal prosecutors in Nevada to take over the investigation of the February slaying of a 20-year-old man by Bureau of Land Management rangers.

Jacob Hafter, representing the family of D'Andre Berghardt Jr., said Tuesday that Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson has the results of a police investigation but doesn't have jurisdiction because the case involves federal agents.

Hafter says that in Missouri, a grand jury is reviewing the Aug. 9 shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a Ferguson police officer.

Hafter says it's been six months in the Berghardt case, with no answers.

Berghardt was killed Feb. 14 after authorities say he made threats and tried to climb into a Nevada Highway Patrol vehicle.



Neighbors blame house fire on hoarding

LAS VEGAS -- A home near Sahara Avenue and Rainbow Boulevard caught on fire early Monday morning, and at one point, most of the backyard was engulfed in flames because of the amount of junk being stored there.

Dylan Taucer lives right next door and says he knew this was bound to happen.

"He was actually living there and dumping junk in the backyard," Taucer said. “He was doing this for his job, and collecting junk in a big truck and dumping in the backyard and I watched him do it."

Everything from toilet seats to couches and TVs, all piled up in the back and front yards of the home.

Next door neighbors say this isn't the first time they have filed a complaint with the county about their neighbor's mess.

Gallery in the Market LV has something for every art taste

An art gallery at Tivoli Village offers an eclectic mix for every kind of taste.

If art can heal, then Lois Greer has to be the healthiest person at Tivoli Village. As owner and curator of Collective Souls Fine Art & More, she is surrounded by the beauty of art every day. The gallery is in the Market LV and attracts all types of people who peruse the art and comment on it.

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Downtown Summerlin preparing to debut

LAS VEGAS -- Downtown Summerlin, a new mall, is putting on the finishing touches to open Oct. 9. The 1.6 million square feet of shopping will be home to a Macy's, a movie theater and office buildings.

There's a lot of work to be done but the 2,000 construction workers on the project are working long hours to hit that deadline. An 8 News NOW news crew got a special tour Friday.

Brick by brick Downtown Summerlin is starting to come together. Technicians were busy Friday turning on the lights near the front entrance where cars can drive right up to stores like Lululemon and Michael Kors. Another crew was working on an outdoor dining area.

"We're building a downtown and a downtown doesn't sprout up overnight," said Vicki Rousseau, director of marketing for Downtown Summerlin.





Dozens of stores have announced partnerships with Downtown Summerlin, but the project got off to a rocky start.

Police rescue hikers hit by falling rocks

LAS VEGAS -- Two hikers were injured by falling rocks at Red Rock National Conservation Area Friday morning.

Metro Police said the incident happened around 7 a.m. as three hikers were on an overlook on White Rock trail. Metro's Search and Rescue air unit lifted the injured hikers out of the area.

One hiker suffered a moderate head injury and was transported to UMC. The other hiker suffered a moderate arm injury and was transported to Southern Hills Hospital. The third hiker was not injured.

 

Job fair Wednesday for Downtown Summerlin

Job fair Wednesday for Downtown Summerlin

A job fair is set for next week for the highly anticipated new shopping center Downtown Summerlin.

The fair will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Summerlin Ballroom at Red Rock Resort.

Positions are open at the numerous retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues at the shopping area. There are both full-time and part-time positions available. There are also management and administrative jobs.

The security firm for the center and the janitorial company will also be looking for employees.

Applicants will be seen on a first-come, first-serve basis upon arrival at the fair. People should bring a current resume and a list of work-related references.

To see some of the positions that are available and are already posted online, go to downtownsummerlin.com/job-fair/.

The new shopping area is set to open Oct. 9.