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SOUTHERN NEVADA AGENCIES RELEASE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS VIDEOS

Various Southern Nevada agencies released two videos Aug. 5 dealing with domestic violence awareness and prevention. The videos, titled "Stop the Violence — Don’t be Silent," were produced following a collaborative effort among the agencies.

The goal is to encourage the reporting of domestic violence and to raise awareness of the availability of help for victims of the crime. The videos are designed as public service announcements and will be shown at area public venues.

Agencies involved with the production of the videos include the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority, Safe Nest, S.A.F.E. House, MedicWest Ambulance and the Metropolitan, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City and Mesquite police departments.

Free digital fingerprinting planned for kids at sites in August

Nevada Child Seekers plans to offer free digital fingerprinting and child photo IDs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Walmart, 5200 S. Fort Apache Road, for kids 5 through 18.

Nevada Child Seekers also is giving away free fingerprint and DNA collection kits and a child photo ID to parents of children who are too young to be digitally fingerprinted.

Parents must sign a consent form for each child before they are fingerprinted and photographed. Nevada Child Seekers said it does not keep the fingerprints or photographs on file.

For more information, visit nevadachildseekers.org or call 458-7009.

Peace Way Sewer project continues

Lane restrictions are in effect through at least Aug. 31 on Peace Way between El Capitan Way and Juliano Road as the Clark County Water Reclamation District conducts a sewer rehabilitation project.

Westbound travel will be restricted, and eastbound and westbound travel will be moved to the south side of the street, one lane in each direction, district officials said.

Work is set for 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Sewer service will be uninterrupted, according to the district.

For more information, call the project hot line at 668-8668, or visit thelvpipeline.com.

henderson police no longer use Cellphones while driving

Henderson Police Department officers stopped using handheld cellphones while driving to set an example for other drivers due to a new state law.

The new department policy went into effect Aug. 1 and mirrors the state law banning the use of handheld devices to talk, type or read. Although the law provides an exemption for on-duty police officers, Police Chief Jutta Chambers said she wants Henderson to lead by example.

The Henderson police policy allows officers to use handheld cellphones for emergency communications.

Motorists will be able to use a handheld cellphone for reporting a safety hazard, criminal activity or requesting emergency medical assistance.

The law allows motorists to use hands-free devices for taking calls while driving.

The new law becomes effective Oct. 1, with police officers issuing warnings from that point through December. Starting Jan. 1, officers will start issuing tickets.

Penalties for breaking the law are $50 for the first violation, $100 for the second violation and $250 for the third violation.

Each year in Nevada, there are more than 3,500 distraction-related crashes, and there have been 71 fatalities since 2005, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com/police or call 267-5000.

Sewer rehabilitation project causes lane restrictions

Lane restrictions are in effect through at least Sept. 30 on Circus Circus Drive between Industrial Road and Las Vegas Boulevard South as the Clark County Water Reclamation District conducts a sewer rehabilitation project, which began July 29.

The two center lanes on Circus Circus Drive will be restricted during the project, with outside eastbound and westbound lanes remaining open, and driveway access will be controlled, the district said.

The northbound lanes on Industrial Road will be restricted, and access to Circus Circus Drive from Industrial Road will be controlled.

The southbound lanes on Las Vegas Boulevard at Circus Circus Drive will be restricted, and access to Circus Circus Drive will be controlled.

The planned work schedule is 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6 a.m. to noon Friday on Circus Circus Drive; 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Friday on Industrial Road; and 2 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday on Las Vegas Boulevard South.

The district advised drivers to be aware of potential delays, take precautions and allow extra time when traveling through the project area.

For more information and traffic updates, call the project hot line at 668-8668, or visit thelvpipeline.com.

Safety Technicians to conduct checks on kids’ car seats

A safety check for kids’ car seats is planned for 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Sunrise Children’s Hospital, 3186 S. Maryland Parkway.

Child passenger safety technicians will teach families how to correctly transport their children and help ensure that everyone in a vehicle is buckled up during every ride.

Car seat checks are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call 731-8666.

AARP plans driver safety class Aug. 16 at h2u MountainView Office

An AARP driver safety class is planned for 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the h2u MountainView Office, 3150 N. Tenaya Way, Suite 114.

Attendees may receive a discount on their automobile insurance. Class size is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers.

For more information, call 233-5474.

Linn Lane sewer project causes lane restrictions

Lane restrictions are anticipated through at least Friday on Linn Lane at East Charleston Boulevard as part of a sewer project, according to the Clark County Water Reclamation District.

Northbound travel will be reduced on Linn Lane, north of East Charleston Boulevard, and northbound travel will be pushed toward the center of the road.

Work is planned for 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and sewer service will be uninterrupted, the district said.

The district advised drivers to be aware of potential delays, take precautions and allow extra time when traveling through the project area.

For more information, call the project hot line at 668-8668 or visit thelvpipeline.com.

Mandatory e-filing takes effect at Las Vegas Justice Court Civil Division

The Las Vegas Justice Court Civil Division recently switched to mandatory e-filing for all civil case filings.

E-filing provides a user-friendly, cost-effective and secure way to electronically submit documents, said Justice Court Chief Judge Karen P. Bennett-Haron. She said the move will improve efficiency and is a crucial step at a time of shrinking budgets and tight staffing.

Free training sessions regarding e-filing are planned at the Clark County Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Ave. The one-hour sessions are set for 1 p.m. Aug. 24 in courtroom 7C and 1 p.m. Sept. 8, Oct. 8 and Nov. 8 in the jury assembly room.

Each session is limited to 50 participants. Those interested should e-mail the date they would like to attend, their name, address and law firm/company name to berna@clarkcounty courts.us.

With e-filing, documents can be submitted electronically to the court 24/7. Notice can be sent electronically to opposing counsel and people representing themselves through their e-mail address as part of the e-file transaction. All e-filed documents are automatically routed to the court case and document management systems, and all filings are stored electronically and can be reviewed in the filing party’s order status page.

Users can file through Odyssey E-File & Serve at wiznet.wiznet.com/clarknv for $3.50 for each document. They also can e-file documents free at the scanning stations in the Civil Law Self-Help Center on the first floor of the Regional Justice Center or in the Justice Court Clerk’s Civil Customer Service office on the second floor.

For more information, visit clarkcountycourts.us.

7-Eleven honors franchisee with $10,000 reward, crime stoppers donation

7-Eleven Inc. of Dallas, operator and franchisor of 7-Eleven stores, recently announced a $2,000 to Crime Stoppers of Nevada in honor of 7-Eleven franchisee Amanpreet Singh Mander, who was fatally shot March 30 outside the Wells Fargo Bank near Sunset Road at Eastern Avenue.

The donation is to assist Crime Stoppers in remaining a viable community and law enforcement tool to solve crime.

In addition, 7-Eleven Inc. posted a $10,000 reward to assist in the apprehension, arrest and conviction of the person or persons who killed Mander. The sum brings the private rewards offered in the case to $20,000.

The Mander family raised an initial $5,000 for the reward, and the figure was matched by the United Coin Machine Company, which operates slot routes in 7-Eleven stores in Southern Nevada.

Two men driving a white four-door Dodge Stratus are suspected of the crime. The car was found near the crime scene. The suspects also may have used a silver Ford F-150, police said.

People wishing to be eligible for the reward money must be willing to be identified to law enforcement and to those in control of the rewards. They must be willing to cooperate and assist law enforcement in the identification, apprehension and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the killing.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Metropolitan Police Department’s homicide detail at 828-3521, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or visit crimestoppersofnv.com.

Tips directly leading to an arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward directly from Crime Stoppers.

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