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Restaurant Turns Profits Over to Charity for Troops

Restaurant Turns Profits Over to Charity for Troops

A meal at Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers will help the men and women serving in our military. 

All day Monday 100 percent of the profits from all Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers Las Vegas restaurants will go to Soldiers and Families First. Soldiers and Families First is a charity that provides care packages for deployed members of the military around the world. Money from this fundraiser will be used to buy items for the care packages that will then be assembled by Raising Cane employees and families of those serving overseas.

Locations of Raising Cane Chicken Fingers around the valley. Doors open at 9 a.m. closing times vary by location.

  • 4655 W. Charleston Blvd
  • 7550 S. Las Vegas Blvd
  • 1120 E. Flamingo Rd
  • 5660 Centennial Center 
  • 7135 South Rainbow 

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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.)

DUI Checkpoints Announced for Holiday Weekend

DUI Checkpoints Announced for Holiday Weekend

Local police plan a pair of DUI checkpoints over the Independence Day weekend.

The Metro Police Traffic Bureau, along with several Officers from Convention Center Area Command and Southeast Area Command, will be conducting a “Sobriety Checkpoint.” It is sponsored by the Joining Forces Grant from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety.

Officers from throughout Nevada will take part in this event to focus attention on both the drug- and/or alcohol-impaired driver. Special emphasis will be placed on the drugged driver as trained Drug Recognition Expert Officers will be evaluating impaired drivers.  

One checkpoint will be set up from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday within the Convention Center Area Command in the central area of Las Vegas, on Paradise Road just north of Tropicana Ave. Previous checkpoints at this location have been extremely successful in prior years.

Las Vegas Revs Up for Big Holiday Weekend

LAS VEGAS -- While Americans will be celebrating our nation's independence this weekend, the holiday is also igniting a huge shot in the arm for Las Vegas.

Visitor numbers are up and -- for one of the first times since the recession -- spending is also expected to increase.

Nearly 300,000 people are predicted to visit the valley pushing the hotel occupancy rate to 92- percent. All that adds up to a non-gaming revenue of $179 million.

Attracting big name entertainment and aggressive marketing appears to be paying off. Sisters Damita Cox and Kristin Smith are visiting from Chicago. "It's just a fun place. It's exciting," said Damita Cox, Chicago visitor. "I love shopping, shopping, shopping."

Tourists arrive with a laundry list of things to do.

"The shows, alcohol, slots and hopefully we win something big," said Texas visitor Madeline Delagarza.

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No Bidders for Las Vegas' Crazy Horse Too Strip Club

LAS VEGAS -- A once-popular Las Vegas strip club was on the auction block Friday but no one showed up.

The Crazy Horse Too sits on prime real estate on Industrial Rd. near Sahara Ave. It was shut down in 2007 after it's former owner Rick Rizzolo pleaded guilty to a felony tax charge which ended a decade long FBI racketeering investigation.

The club was once valued at $35 million but because no one showed up to place a bid it defaulted to the owner of the property's first deed of trust Canico Capital Group for $3 million.

The company says it's too early to discuss plans for the property.

New Place to Call Home for Veterans

New Place to Call Home for Veterans

There is a new place to call home in southern Nevada for veterans. 

The non-profit group U.S. Vets opened a new housing facility Friday in hopes of getting more veterans out of homelessness. The group turned an old apartment complex near Sahara Avenue and Paradise Road into furnished apartments for veterans. It won't be just a place to live the facility will include services designed to help keep men and women who have served off the street. Programs like life-skill training, money management and counseling will be available through trained staff. U.S. Vets says the programs will focus on keeping veterans in their homes and independent.

Currently, U.S. Vets provides housing for 240 veterans the new facility will give a home to 25 more. It is part of the effort by Veterans Affairs to cut the number of homeless vets. The initiative was launched in 2009 and since then the number of homeless veterans has dropped from 150,000 to 75,000 across the country.

County Opens Cooling Stations for Hot Weekend

County Opens Cooling Stations for Hot Weekend

As temperatures are expected to reach or exceed 110 degrees this weekend, additional cooling stations will be open to the public in an effort to move the homeless and other individuals out of the heat, and to keep them hydrated.

The cooling stations are in addition to the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition’s Inclement Weather Shelter Program, which provides seasonal shelter on an as-needed basis. The program also provides funding for long-term day shelters during the summer.

The National Weather Service, in partnership with the Clark County Coroner and the Regional Initiatives Office, has developed a graduated heat index which shows when people are most vulnerable to the heat. When the weather reaches these “Extreme Weather” thresholds, cooling stations are made available to the homeless and others to provide a safe place to escape from the heat and receive water.