Crime and safety news from around the valley, Oct. 1-7, 2015

Breast Cancer Awareness shirts: Las Vegas Firefighters Local 1285 plans to sell shirts through October for $20 each at to benefit Susan G. Komen Southern Nevada. The effort raised $8,000 last year. Visit or

1st Tuesday: The Metropolitan Police Department’s monthly 1st Tuesday event is slated at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at area commands around the Las Vegas Valley. The open house-style event is set to focus on the department’s traffic bureau. Visit

FEMA recognition: The city of Henderson was recently recognized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for its efforts to prepare the community for emergencies. The city’s office of emergency management won a 2015 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Award in the Action to Awareness category for its Get READY! Stay READY! campaign. The campaign was developed by the office of emergency management and launched last year, teaching residents about disaster preparedness. Visit

Rattlesnake avoidance clinic: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and Get Rattled plan to host a rattlesnake avoidance training clinic Oct. 3 for pet owners and their dogs at the Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Training is provided either by appointment or walk-in between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., with sessions lasting about 20 minutes. The cost is $75 per dog. The clinic requires the use of a remote training collar customized to fit each dog. Visit, call 775-234-8844 or email

Free legal assistance and education clinics for seniors: Clinics for free legal assistance and free legal education are planned for seniors in the coming months. Legal assistance clinics at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, are scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 21, focusing on identity theft; and Dec. 16, addressing estate planning basics. A legal education clinic at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., is slated from 5 to 6 p.m. Oct. 28, dealing with sealing criminal records. Contact Carmela Reed at Nevada Legal Services at 702-386-0404, ext. 140, or

Community expo: Health, wellness and public safety products and services are set to be showcased during the city of Henderson’s Community Expo, planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road. Interactive demonstrations and other activities are scheduled for all ages. Visit or call 702-267-2222.

Workshops to help neighbors resolve disputes: Two free workshops offered by the city of Henderson are set to provide neighbors with tools to communicate peacefully and resolve disputes. The sessions are slated from 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road, and 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway. Participants can learn tips on how to approach a neighbor about an issue and resolve it without conflict. Information about the city’s free mediation program will also be available to help resolve neighborhood disputes, such as those involving barking dogs, overhanging landscaping and noise concerns. Visit Call 702-267-2000.

Free classes to address sealing criminal records: The Clark County Law Library and community partners plan to offer free classes Wednesdays through Nov. 4 on how to seal criminal records in Clark County and restore civil rights in Nevada. The classes are being offered by UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law, the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Nevada Legal Services and the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada. Classes will be held at the Clark County Law Library, 309 S. Third St., Suite 400. Topics include requirements for sealing records and how to receive free help. Qualified participants may apply for a pro bono attorney after attending class. Visit, call 702-455-4696 or email

Fostering Futures gala: Fostering Futures of Las Vegas, formerly Court Appointed Special Advocates, plans to honor volunteers who speak for children in foster care, as well as other valley child advocates, during a gala scheduled from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 10 inside the Titian and Veronese ballrooms at The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $200 per seat or $1,800 for a table of 10 at Proceeds will benefit Fostering Futures of Las Vegas. Fostering Futures of Las Vegas is a community-based program that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities.

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