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RTC on a Sunday Schedule for Independence Day

RTC on a Sunday Schedule for Independence Day

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) will operate its transit system on a Sunday schedule this Independence Day holiday, Monday, July 4. 

The Sunday schedule will be implemented due to traditionally lower ridership and less traffic on this day. 

The Sunday schedules for all RTC transit routes are available at www.rtcsnv.com or in the RTC’s Transit Guide. Riders with questions can also call the RTC’s Customer Service line at 228-RIDE (7433.)

Free Swimming at County Pools for Independence Day

Clark County is opening 11 pools and water parks for free for the Fourth of July.

The pools will be open for free swimming from noon to 4 p.m. on Monday. The county hopes the free time will introduce its facilities to people who have never tried them before. The water parks and pools include slides, play areas and shallow pools for young swimmers. 

Proper swimming attire is required. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Only floatation devices approved by the U.S. Coast Guard are allowed in the pool. No alcohol and no glass is allowed in the pool area. 

Here is a list of the pools open for free on Monday:

Fundraisers Scheduled for Man with Rare Cancer

Fundraisers Scheduled for Man with Rare Cancer

A Las Vegas man battling a rare form of cancer needs help raising money to pay for his treatment.

Rob Grimshaw married his high school sweetheart, Amber, and they had two beautiful girls, Joslyn, 8, and Savannah, 2. Soon after the second birth is when the trouble began for Rob.

All the details of Rob's story can be found here, but in short, he has been diagnosed with an extremely rare cancer known as epitheliod sarcoma. Rob's diagnosis is one of eight known cases of the disease in the past 15 years in the United States. Seen in the picture is Rob's arm as he deals with sores from aggressive tumors breaking through his skin.

He has traveled to St. Louis and Salt Lake City seeking treatment, but Grimshaw's cancer does not respond to chemotherapy, so he needs experimental and alternative treatments not covered by insurance.

Patrol Program Targets Burglaries

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police Officer Vincent D'Angelo hits the streets to make Las Vegas safer. He is a crime fighter whose mission is to reduce burglaries.

"We're running into people who are known burglars, known offenders, and we're letting them know we're here. We're watching. We're everywhere," he said.

D'Angelo drives around neighborhoods in the northwest part of the valley that have been plagued by burglaries. Metro says the bad economy and climbing foreclosure rate are worsening the problem.

D'Angelo checks with those who are the eyes and ears of the neighborhoods, such as postal workers. D'Angelo also listens to concerns.

"Have you seen anything in the area you feel is uncomfortable, or something you want to bring to our attention," he asked one resident.

"Not really," the resident replied. "At night when I walk, I kind of take certain ways, because I don't feel safe."

Rampart, Marriott Team Up for Blood Drive

Rampart, Marriott Team Up for Blood Drive

 

The summer months bring a drop in blood donations, and the Rampart and JW Marriott want to help.

The Rampart Casino and JW Marriott Las Vegas are teaming up to offer a blood drive on July 2 and 3. The drive will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

Twenty-two hospitals and clinics in Southern Nevada and Northern Arizona rely on United Blood Services (UBS) to provide them with a dependable supply of blood in normal circumstances as well as in emergencies when the need is immediate.

Donors are encouraged to log onto www.unitedbloodservices.org and then enter sponsor code: Rampart to make an appointment.  Donors can also call United Blood Services directly at 638-7400.

Food Trucks Line Up to Support Cancer Care

Food Trucks Line Up to Support Cancer Care

Food trucks from around southern Nevada lined up at the Nevada Cancer Institute to sell food and support cancer patients.

Trucks including Ben's BBQ and Smokehouse, Grouchy John's Coffee, SnOw On Shaved Ice, Cheesesteak Truck and Muncheeze offered breakfast, snack and lunch items with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the institute.

 

Pedestrian Bridge Nears Completion

 A pedestrian bridge that will take people over busy Lake Mead Boulevard at Tenaya Way is nearly complete.

The bridge is part of the multi-million dollar trail project in southern Nevada. The project connects current separate trails around the Las Vegas Valley into 20 miles of continuous trails from the northwest to the southeast. The bridge at Lake Mead Boulevard and Tenaya Way is part of the Lone Mountain Trail. A pedestrian bridge was also completed over Cheyenne. Besides installing bridges over busy roads the project has also added better footpaths, improved lighting and fences where the trail follows the Buffalo flood control channel.

The money for the project was provided by the Bureau of Land Management's sale of public land. In all the project has cost $4.7 million.