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More Homeowners Opt to Do It Themselves

LAS VEGAS -- The do it yourself trend to home renovation is taking off and customers are saving hundreds in the process.

From landscaping to painting, Rebecca Smith is getting ready to tackle it all. She just bought a foreclosed home that needs a lot of work.

"A lot of cosmetic stuff that needed to be done. Leaking faucets, plumbing, the whole nine yards," she said.

Instead of hiring a professional, Smith says saving money is more of a priority. In an economy that forces people to watch every penny, the do it yourself trend is a necessity.

Home Depot supervisor Corwyn Frierson says the majority of their new customers are either fixing up a foreclosed home they just bought or are improving a home they're forced to stay in to make life a little more enjoyable.

More than 2 Million Cribs Recalled

WASHINGTON  -- More than 2 million cribs from Evenflo, Delta Enterprise Corp. and five other companies were recalled Thursday amid concerns that babies can suffocate, become trapped or fall from the cribs.

Most of the cribs were drop-sides, which have a side rail that moves up and down so parents can lift children from them more easily. That movable side, however, can malfunction or detach from the crib, creating a dangerous gap where babies' heads can become trapped, leading to suffocation or strangulation.

The other companies involved in the recall were Child Craft, Jardine Enterprises, LaJobi, Million Dollar Baby and Simmons Juvenile Products.

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Tapas Restaurant Coming to Summerlin

LAS VEGAS -- Summerlin is where the new Firefly Tapas Kitchen and Bar will be opening.

The new location will be at Sahara and Fort Apache, where Z Tejas was once located.

Richard Crighton, President of Rothwell Gornt said, " We looked at over 30 locations prior to deciding on the former Z Tejas pad at Sahara and Ft. Apache.  The space was a perfect fit and the economics of the lease met our criteria. In the end, we are all very excited to see one of Las Vegas' homegrown restaurant phenomena continue to see success and grow."

An opening date for the new Firefly Tapas Kitchen and Bar location has yet to be announced.

Tivoli Village Announces March 2011 Opening Date

LAS VEGAS -- The $850 million Tivoli Village at Queensridge mixed-use development is now scheduled to open in March 2011.

Heavy-duty building work at the village resumed late last year after a 10-month slowdown. Grading and infrastructure work on the 30-acre site started in 2006 and the initial projected opening date was fall 2009. But Tivoli's developers slowed construction in December 2008 to give the economy time to recover.

The development in western Las Vegas near Summerlin said Monday several tenants have signed leases. Tivoli will open with up to 40 retailers, about eight restaurants and several fast-food outlets. Tivoli says it's leasing more than 370,000 square feet of space.

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More Nevadans Turning to Food Stamps

LAS VEGAS - The economy is taking its toll on many Americans. A record number of people are now seeking food stamp assistance. The need is also growing in Nevada. According to the national non-profit Food Research and Action Center, Nevada is seeing a huge jump in the number of people applying for food stamps.

Yvette Reid is one of those people. Out of work for nearly two years, Reid gets about $200 a month in food stamps. With a 16-year-old son at home, she says the extra money is the only way she's able to put food on the table. "When you are used to living one way and now you have to live another, you have to save and scrounge," she said. "Food stamps are just such a help. If it wasn't for that, I don't know how my family would eat."

More Details Surface in 14-Year-Old's Murder

LAS VEGAS -- A fight in a car may have led to the death of a teenage girl whose body was found near a day care center on Sunday.

Murder suspect Juan Rivera told police about the events surrounding the girl's death after he was arrested for murder, robbery and sexual assault. In a police report, Rivera told police he gave Diana Sotos a ride to a friend's house, and while they were waiting for the friend, he and Soto had a argument.

The police report also reveals that Rivera is the boyfriend of Soto's older sister and all of them were living in the same home.

Rivera told police that Soto scratched him and he he strangled her and dumped her body on East Owens. Rivera denies sexually assaulting the girl.

Yard House at Red Rock to Hire 200

LAS VEGAS -- A new restaurant and bar opening at Red Rock Resort is planning to hire 200 workers. The process of hiring for the Yard House will begin Tuesday, April 20th from at 10:30 a.m. The hiring center will be open until May 15th to accept applications.

The hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Applicants are asked to bring a valid form of identification for the first screening. The positions being hired for include front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house positions. Bartender applicants will be asked to test pour drinks and kitchen applicants will need to illustrate various cooking methods.

Restaurant experience is a plus but not required.