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City Councilman Offering 2 Events to Talk

City Councilman Offering 2 Events to Talk

Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers is offering two chances to talk with him about government issues they may have.

The first event will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Porchlight Grille, 8416 West Desert Inn Road.

The second event will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Friday, October 18 at the Starbucks, 2120 North Rampart Boulevard.

Beers is encouraging anyone living in Ward 2 to stop by at either event to discuss problems or issues going on in the ward or the city.   

Citibank to Lay Off 760 Workers in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Citibank will close its Las Vegas mortgage division by the end of the year, leaving 760 employees without jobs.

The New York-based company on Monday announced that the closure is part of a nationwide reduction effort that will results in 1,000 layoffs.

Similar jobs are being eliminated in Irving, Texas, though the company says most of those employees will be reassigned to other positions at that location.

Citibank says the move is a response to a decreased demand for new mortgages and refinancing of loans.

Most of the layoffs will occur by Dec. 20.

A Citibank call center employing about 350 people in Las Vegas will not be affected by closure of the mortgage division

City Crews Moving Ahead with Trail Construction

Work is underway to complete two new portions of Phase 3 of the Bonanza Trail.

The new project includes a new trail connection at Torrey Pines Drive and U.S. 95. There will also be new restrooms and a shade structure where the trail meets Torrey Pines.

Crews will also be improving the connection to the trail at Bill Briare Family Park. Earlier work on the trail already connected Bill Briare Family Park to Kellog-Zaher Sports Complex.

Work on the projects are expected to be finished in the first quarter of 2014.

The projects are part of an effort by the city to construct 239 miles of trials that interconnect to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the northwest part of the valley, downtown Las Vegas and out to the eastern neighborhoods.

Quintuplets Moving to Las Vegas Hospital in Shifts

Deon Derrico, the father of the babies, arrives at Summerlin Hospital Friday.

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Las Vegas family and their newborn quintuplets traveled from an Arizona hospital to their hometown in shifts.

Two of the Derrico babies were flown to Summerlin Hospital Friday morning, while the remaining three babies arrived in two flights later in the day.

The 2-week-old babies are expected to stay at the Las Vegas hospital for several more weeks.

"They should lead very healthy, productive normal lives. They'll be with us as they grow up to be big enough until they can stay warm in a regular bed. Right now, they're too small for that, so they're in isolets." Dr. Martha Knutsen said.

The family moved to Arizona 22 weeks into Evonne Derrico's pregnancy to be closer to doctors specializing in multiple births. The babies were delivered by Caesarean section on Sept. 6, eight months into the pregnancy.

Coroner Rules Worker Death Accidental

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has ruled the death of a construction worker in August as accidental.

Mark Brian Lovett, 26 of Las Vegas, died while working at the Shops at Summerlin construction site. The coroner announced Friday that he died of blunt force head and chest trauma from a fall.

Driving You Crazy: Dips Along Tenaya Way Near Sahara Ave.

LAS VEGAS - A viewer says Tenaya Way between Spring Mountain Road and Sahara Avenue contains deep dips that cause his car to bottom out. He wants to know if crews can level the road.

County officials say the solution is to drive slower. Those dips serve a specific purpose to keep drivers safe.

The dips on Tenaya at each intersection are called valley gutters. County crews utilize them at other intersections throughout the valley. Drivers typically find them on smaller, neighborhood streets, where the gutters channel water during heavy rainfall, through intersections and into storm drains.

Storm water is moved from those intersections into catch basins, then into the Las Vegas Wash and eventually into Lake Mead.

Blood Drive Set for Saturday

Blood Drive Set for Saturday

A local law firm is hosting a blood drive at its location in Summerlin in hopes of helping the United Blood Services.

Marquis Aurbach Coffing will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 10001 Park Run Drive.

Donors with all blood types are needed. Donors should eat a healthy meal before giving blood and drink plenty of water.

Donors must be at least 17 years old an at least 110 pounds. Donors should also feel well enough to donate.

A continental breakfast and or lunch will be provided to donors. Donors will get a coupon for a buy-one, get-one-free ticket to Fright Dome at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino, while supplies last.