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Zadora Punched, Scratched Family in Incident

Pia Zadora

LAS VEGAS -- Pia Zadora scratched and hit her husband, son and stepson early Saturday morning, leading to domestic violence charges against the singer-actress.

Zadora, 61, was charged Saturday with battery and coercion following a night of drinking and arguing at her home in the western valley.

Around 11 p.m. Friday, Zadora wanted her son to go to bed and her stepson to leave the house. When her 16-year-old son, Jordan, protested, Zadora, who had been drinking, grabbed a hose and sprayed the group. She also scratched and punched her husband, Metro Police detective Michael Jeffries, and her stepson, Michael Jeffries Jr.

Four Men Indicted in String of Robberies

Christopher Blye

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County grand jury indicted four men Friday in a string of robberies.

Calvin Smith, Josue Torres, Daniel Spencer and Chris Blye each face seven counts of robbery with a deadly weapon, 10 counts of assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of robbery of a victim over 60 years old.

According to the indictment, the accused men pulled up next to victims in the Summerlin area, racked a shotgun and demanded money. There were five back-to-back robberies on May 9.

The men are scheduled to be arraigned on June 11.

 

Boutique Gives Addicts Second Chance at Job

LAS VEGAS -- After spending time in rehabilitation, a program is helping recovering addicts gain the confidence and skills they need to re-enter the workforce.

Recovery Solutions treats people with many kinds of addictions, such as drugs, alcohol and gambling.

The center's goal is to continue treatment, long after the client have left the recovery room.

The center recently opened a thrift store, where recovering clients can get a job, giving a new meaning to the phrase, retail therapy.

Lives are changing for the better inside the small thrift store at Solutions Recovery Rehab Center.

Called Second Chance Boutique, it is staffed with recovering addicts who are striving to get back into the workforce. The boutique is located at 2975 S. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas.

Program manager Denise Delzell said the store lives up to its name.

Rocks Can Prove Deceptive for Hikers

Experienced hikers Jasmine Sanders and Braulio Jimenez like to get out and enjoy the natural beauty of Red Rock.

LAS VEGAS -- Andrew Sasse's death was the first of the year at Red Rock National Conservation Area. Numerous times a year, Metro's Search and Rescue unit is called to assist a climber who has fallen or become trapped.

Police are asking people to make sure they are prepared to hike when they visit areas like Red Rock. Officers say the mountains and canyons can be deceptive and often people do not wear the proper gear.

Experienced hikers Jasmine Sanders and Braulio Jimenez like to get out and enjoy the natural beauty of Red Rock.

"It's amazing, beautiful. I love it,"Jimenez said.

Some of the hikes can be challenging for seasoned hikers and downright dangerous for beginners.

Edwin Sanders was scaling some rocks for the first time. Even though he is an avid basketball player and used to working out, he found the climbing challenging.

Teen Hiker Falls to his Death at Red Rock Canyon

Metro Search and Rescue units respond to call of hiker's death.

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police said a teenager fell more than 80 feet to his death at Red Rock Canyon Monday.

The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the teen as 17-year-old Andrew Sasse, a student at Bonanza High School.

Police said he was part of a group of high school students enjoying the canyon. The group of teens split up to do some hiking, and Sasse who was on his own, fell in the Calico Tanks area of Calico Basin around 12:45 p.m.

No one witnessed the fall, but when the Sasse failed to show up to meet the group, another teen went in search of him and discovered his body.

A mother and daughter picnicking nearby witnessed the aftermath. Yanneli Llamas and her mother were visiting Red Rock for the holiday and saw crews trying to find the hiker who had fallen.

Health Inspectors Close Vintner Grill at Fashion Show Mall

LAS VEGAS -- The Vintner Grill banquet facility inside the Fashion Show Mall has been shut down.

According to the Southern Nevada Health District website, the facility was closed Friday after an inspection by health inspectors.

The facility was given 45 demerits, the website said. Violations included food not being properly stored and food not being held at a proper temperature.

The Vintner Grill is a popular restaurant in Summerlin. It has not been impacted by the closure.

Free Lesson in CPR

Free Lesson in CPR

Emergency personnel gave a free lesson in CPR, during a special training session Wednesday.

American Medical Response and MedicWest Ambulance showed people how to use compression-only CPR at an event at Tivoli Village, 440 South Rampart Boulevard.

Compression-only CPR allows people to keep life-saving blood flowing through a person's body. According to experts, the technique can be double or triple a cardiac arrest victim's chances of survival.

"This is one of the very few ways you can take 5 to 10 minutes out of your day to save someone's life and that is really just priceless," Matt Driscoll whose father suffered a heart attack said.

The event at Tivoli Village was one of dozens held around the country has part of American Medical Response's World CPR Challenge.