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WARNING: Scammers use NHP and names of charitable groups to seek donations

Scammers are preying on the kind hearts of Nevada residents, and they're using the Nevada Highway Patrol to do it.

NHP said it had received several complaints from citizens who said they were being solicited for donations on behalf of various police charitable originations.

NHP said the scam artists use a local phone number to conduct the con, and according to some callers, they were solicited from someone posing as a representative of the American Association of State Troopers, along with the Officer Down Charities for the Nevada Highway Patrol and the Nevada Highway Patrol itself.

When a person refuses to donate, NHP said witnesses told them the scammer would threaten unfair treatment from Troopers in the future.

"We want the community to be aware of this fraudulent activity and be sure to protect their personal information," NHP said... Read More

Local GOP hold inauguration day celebrations in Downtown Summerlin

Republicans in Las Vegas gathered Friday to celebrate the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

There was a lot of excitement among the local GOP members who said they had been waiting for this day for eight years. They said they're confident change is on the horizon.

Trump's inauguration was an emotional day for some, but Melissa Gokmogol said her tears were tears of joy.

"I worked for the campaign during the election cycle, and I worked so hard for this," said Gokmogol. "I am so grateful for this opportunity."

The Nevada Women for Trump hosted the event in Downtown Summerlin. It was filled with "Make America Great Again" merchandise.

All of the attendees seemed to have their own take on what the phrase meant... Read More

More homes, schools being built in Summerlin

2017 promises to be a big year for the master-planned community of Summerlin.

The community which is already home to more than 100,000 people will add nine new neighborhoods, 2 new schools and it's 20th community park.

It's all part of the Howard Hughes Corporation's master plan.

One of the centerpieces is Downtown Summerlin. Since it opened in 2014, Downtown Summerlin has been a hit. Now get ready for the area around it to expand.

"It's only the beginning, the rest of Downtown Summerlin will be another 180 acres of high-density urban environment. There could be 10,000 people living in urban homes there," said Tom Warden, Howard Hughes Corporation.

Warden is talking about the area surrounding the Vegas Golden Knights new practice facility just across the street from Downtown Summerlin... Read More

New program to register home surveillance systems with Metro

For the first time, Metro is asking valley homeowners to notify them if they have a home surveillance system.

It will make it easier for them to look for video when a crime is committed.

Currently, when officers respond to a crime scene, they have to look around for any cameras that might have picked something up. It takes time to find the owners and look at the video.

If people with security cameras register with the department, police will have a list of addresses and contact numbers so they can quickly ask permission to see video that often helps solve crimes. The new program is called Vegas SafeCam and is already in use in Philadelphia, Buffalo, and Salt Lake City.

Registering your surveillance system with the department is completely voluntary. However, the more privately owned cameras they have on record, the more effective the program will be... Read More

Police seek help in locating suspect in sexual assault of child

Metro Police are looking for a suspect in the sexual assault of an 8-year-old girl that happened on Thanksgiving afternoon.

It happened outside, in broad daylight, in a gated condominium complex near Lake Mead Boulevard and Buffalo Drive.

It has residents on edge.

"It's just unfortunate, you know, it looks like a peaceful area, it's something you have to be concerned about, I guess it could happen anywhere," said condo resident Cesar Munoz.

Police say a man approached the 8-year-old girl and her younger brother and told the boy to go inside, leaving the man alone with the girl.

The suspect is described as a thin white man with light-colored or salt and pepper hair. Police say, he took the girl behind a building and assaulted her. The attack happened around 1:30 p.m. The suspect was wearing a blue tee-shirt and black jeans at that time.

The girl was able to get away a short time later and told her mother what had happened... Read More

Happy Nevada Day! Celebrating the day Nevada was added to the Union

Happy Nevada Day! Nevada Day is a state holiday that is celebrated across the entire state of Nevada.

Nevada Day commemorated the admission of the state of Nevada into the union on Oct. 31, 1864. However, since the 2000s the holiday has always been celebrated on the last Friday of the month.

On Nevada Day holiday all state, county and city government offices are closed, along with most schools and libraries. Some private businesses, like banks, also close to commemorate the holiday.

Here are some facts about Nevada Day courtesy of Piktochart.com:... Read More

Voters set record numbers first 2 days of early voting

As a key swing state, Nevada's votes really count for the 2016 election. Early voting started Saturday, Oct. 22, and according to Clark County, residents hit the polls in record numbers.

More than 70,000 people cast their ballots. Flor Cordona was one of those votes.

Cardona said she voted Saturday for the first time in her life.

"Sixteen years ago I didn't have papers; I didn't have a language; I didn't have nothing," Cardona said. "I only have dreams."

Cardona's pushing for other Latino's to vote early. However, Cardona isn't the only person making a push during early voting.

Both Democrats and Republicans have also made a final push across the state to sway voters who haven't made up their minds yet.

"Now is the time to really voice your concerns with what's happening with our country and the direction that you would like to see it going," said Catherine Cortez Masto, D-NV, United States Senate candidate... Read More