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Last Week to Recycle Used Cooking Oil at Springs Preserve

Last Week to Recycle Used Cooking Oil at Springs Preserve

It is the last week to take used cooking oil to the Springs Preserve for the Clark County Water Reclamation District's Don't be a Pain in the Drain campaign.

The goal is to keep fat, oil, grease and grit out of the drains because it collects in sewers creating blockages.

To drop off cooking oil, go to the south ticketing parking lot between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. through Tuesday, January 15. The oil should be poured back into the original container and sealed.

Small amounts of grease or oil can be put into a can and disposed of in the garbage.  

More than 1,400 gallons of used oil was collected and recycled last year. The cooking oil is turned into biofuel. 

Sun City Accident Leaves 1 in Critical Condition

LAS VEGAS -- A car accident involving five elderly people has left one man in critical condition and three others in serious condition.

The accident happened Saturday night shortly after 6:00 p.m. on Sun City Boulevard in the intersection of Billy Casper Drive.

Metro says a 2006 Chevrolet was traveling westbound on Sun City Blvd. approaching Billy Casper Dr. A 2002 Chrysler failed to yield the right of way from the posted stop sign and entered the intersection in the path of the Chevrolet.

The vehicles collided causing major damages to both vehicles. 

All occupants were transported to area hospitals with significant injuries. This accident remains under investigation. 

Metro Police Cracks Down on Speeders in Summerlin

Metro Police Cracks Down on Speeders in Summerlin

People driving along the 215 beltway near Sahara Avenue probably noticed a lot more police along the roadway Friday. It is part of a crackdown on speeders along that stretch of road by Metro Police.

According to police, the average speed of drivers on the beltway is between 75 and 80 miles an hour but the speed limit is 65 miles an hour. Officers point out that speeding contributed to 26 percent of fatal crashes in Metro's jurisdiction last year. They also remind drivers that speed makes a crash more severe.

"What could have been a simple fender bender if the person was obeying the speed limit. If you increase the speed by 5 or 10 miles per hour the same accident turns into a lot more severe, a lot more cost, a lot more cost for the insurance or increase the chances for injuries or fatalities," Metro Police Sgt. Peter Kisfalvi said.

In the four hours of the enforcement, police stopped 100 cars. 

Macy's Closing Bloomingdale's at Fashion Show

A retail giant is pulling one of its stores from the Fashion Show Mall on the Las Vegas Strip.

Macy's announced Thursday that it is closing six stores around the country including the Bloomingdale's Home Store at the Fashion Show Mall.

The clearance sale for the store starts Sunday and is expected to last several weeks. The retailer is closing the store because of poor sales performance.

The store opened in 2002 and employs 35 associates. The company says it will offer employees positions in nearby stores.

Despite the closing of Bloomingdales, Macy's is expanding its presence at Fashion Show with the addition of the Macy's Men's Store. The 105,000-square-foot store will open later this spring. The company is also remodeling its main store at the mall.

A new Macy's store will be built at the Shops in Summerlin, which is expected to be finished in the fall of next  year. The store is expected to be 180,000 square feet and employee 160 associates.

Dates for Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Announced

 

The dates have been announced for this year's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at the Tournament Players Club Summerlin.

Golfers will be playing October 14 through October 20. The 2013 tournament will award full points as part of the annual FedExCup series.

The tournament will feature 132 PGA Tour professionals competing for a $6 million purse. The winner will take away more than $1 million.

All the proceeds from the tournament will go to Shriners Hospitals for Children which provides pediatric care at 22 hospitals in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Dogs Get Pampered at Shaggy Chic

Dogs Get Pampered at Shaggy Chic

A new business at Tivoli Village is for the dogs.

There are two lounges, blowout stations and six vanity mirrors, each lined with nail polish bottles across the bottom. You might be guessing the new tenant at Tivoli Village is a salon. Right and wrong.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

One Person Killed in Rollover Crash

LAS VEGAS -- Nevada Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a single-car rollover accident that has left one person dead.

The crash happened around 1 p.m. Friday along the 215 beltway at Sahara Avenue. The right lane of the southbound beltway is closed.

According to troopers, the 32-year-old driver lost control, rolled the car and was ejected. NHP says speed was a factor in this crash.