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Metro Investigating Fatal Accident in South Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police are investigating a fatal accident on Pyle Avenue. The road is closed in both directions from Maryland Parkway to Bermuda Road.

Police say a Toyota Corolla driven by a 19-year-old female was traveling westbound on Pyle when the driver attempted to pass another car, lost control and struck a Pontiac Grand Prix traveling in the oncoming lanes. The driver of the Corolla died at the scene.

Officers say speed was a factor in the accident. The driver and passenger of the Grand Prix were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Metro Police Investigating Murder Involving Woman

Metro Police Investigating Murder Involving Woman

LAS VEGAS -- Metro police are investigating the murder of a woman early Thursday morning on Harmon Ave. near Boulder Hwy.

Police got a call around 2:30 a.m. about a dispute involving two women. When police arrived, they found one woman deceased. The second woman was arrested.

New Zen Center Campus Opens

New Zen Center Campus Opens

 

The Zen Center of Las Vegas recently completed its new property at 2461 E. Harmon. The campus includes walking paths, a waterfall and turtle pond, and an outdoor altar.

Guiding Teacher and Abbott Thom Pastor, who received inga (certification to teach) from Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn in 2002, leads zen practice on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m.  

The Zen Center also offers morning Zen meditation practice, retreats, outdoor yoga classes, and Qui Gung. For beginners, the Zen Center offers a monthly introductory class. Most events are offered on a donation basis; the Zen Center is a 501-(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible.  

A full schedule and additional information are available at the Zen Center’s website, http://www.zencenteroflasvegas.com.

German with Kilo of Cocaine Stopped at Las Vegas Airport

LAS VEGAS  -- The U.S. attorney in Nevada says a 43-year-old German traveler faces a federal drug charge after more than a kilogram of cocaine was found encased in more than 80 plastic pellets in his digestive system when he tried to board a flight from Las Vegas to London.

Christopher Adiegwu was indicted Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas on a possession of cocaine with intent to distribute charge. Arraignment is set for Sept. 9. He could face up to 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine.

Adiegwu was arrested Aug. 17 after he was stopped by federal officers at McCarran International Airport, hospitalized and X-rayed.

Court records identify him as a German citizen and native of Nigeria who was traveling under a visa waiver.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

UNLV has Fewer Students, Smaller Budget

LAS VEGAS -- The new year starts with UNLV saying it has hit rock bottom because of all the budget cuts it had to make this year.

There are 900 new students moving into UNLV's Dayton, Tonopah and Upper Class residence halls as they prepare for classes next week.

"This is a mother's privilege. We think we let them go, but we don't really," said Noe Otani's mother who is helping move her daughter, a music major, into UNLV's Tonopah Hall.

"We had a couple of cuts, but we are ok. I did fortunately get all of the classes I needed," said Noe Otani.

Ali Fragoso is moving in nearby. Her father made certain to put aside more money for the 13 percent tuition increase. 

"The cuts kind of put a little deterrent in our budget but we were able to maintain it with savings," said John Fragoso, father of UNLV student.

Save Money with Early Registration for Camp Foxtail

Save Money with Early Registration for Camp Foxtail

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is now accepting camper registrations for its 2011 resident summer camp sessions June 19 to August 14.  Download the camp book and register on-line at girlscoutsnv.org.

Established in 1949, Camp Foxtail, located in the Toiyabe National Forest, provides Girl Scouts ages 8 to 17 years old with traditional resident camp experiences.  Programs encourage leadership through activities such as hiking, biking, rock climbing, high and low adventure courses, singing, arts and crafts, campfires and much more.

Session prices range from $300 to $350 and girls must be a registered member of Girl Scouts to attend Camp Foxtail. Membership is $12 annually and can be purchased at the same time as camp sessions.

To join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 385-3677 or visit girlscoutsnv.org.

Local Pet Rescue Group Faces Foreclosure

Local Pet Rescue Group Faces Foreclosure

One of Nevada's largest animal rescue shelters might have to close if it cannot raise sufficient money to avoid foreclosure on its Amargosa Valley dog sanctuary.

Adopt A Rescue Pet (ARP) has less than 45 days to raise $70,000 to pay off the pending balloon payment for its five-acre dog sanctuary in Amargosa Valley. Private foundation grant funding was to have provided the money in January, but when the foundation suddenly went defunct, the non-profit pet rescue organization found itself in trouble.

"We are deeply concerned about the future of pets in the Las Vegas area if we are not able to secure the funding necessary to keep our doors open," ARP Founder Elizabeth Rubin said.