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  • Looking Ahead - News August 5, 2011

    Movies in the park this Saturday

    Take in a free movie at Carnegie Library Park this Saturday, Aug. 6. This week’s showing is “The Never Ending Story” starting at dusk, weather permitting. Popcorn, drinks and snacks will be for sale by the Friends of the Library.

  • Weather - August 5, 2011

    Friday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. North wind 5-10 mph. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southwest wind 5 mph, becoming north.

    Saturday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Northwest wind 5 mph, becoming south. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.

    Sunday

  • FYI - News

    It’s time for back-to-school shopping. From Friday through Sunday, shoppers will not have to pay sales tax on most school supplies, clothing, shoes, computers or computer equipment. The tax exemption applies to computers that cost less than $1,000, computer equipment costing less than $500 and to clothes and shoes that cost less than $100.

  • Suspect sought in robbery

    Las Vegas police and the FBI are looking for a man who walked into Community 1st Bank’s Legion Park branch at about 9 a.m. Monday and handed a teller a note demanding money.

    The robber, who threatened force, ran out of the bank with an undisclosed amount of money, Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said.

  • Water Works

    If there’s a silver lining to the drought that has forced city of Las Vegas water customers to ration water this year, it might just be that it provided ideal conditions for crews renovating the city’s water diversion structure on the Gallinas River.

    Work on the $1.55 million project is now close to complete, a key accomplishment as the city prepares to take on a complete overhaul of its water system.

  • Gallinas fire officials terminated

    The chief and deputy chief of the Gallinas Volunteer Fire Department have been terminated following allegations that they physically assaulted one of their subordinates at the firehouse on May 30.

    Tobias Lucero, who had been the department’s chief, and Lorenzo Montoya, who had been the deputy chief, have previously characterized the incident as horseplay.

  • City workers to get modest pay raise

    Many city of Las Vegas employees will get a 2 percent raise this year under a budget approved by the City Council this past Thursday.

    City Manager Timothy Dodge said most non-bargaining employees will get the pay raise next pay period. A 2 percent raise for members of the police union was previously approved in June.

    Dodge said negotiations continue with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees for employees in that union and with the firefighters union.

  • Senate approves controversial debt-limit bill

    By Andrew Taylor
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The Senate emphatically passed emergency legislation Tuesday to avoid a first-ever government default, rushing the legislation to President Barack Obama for his signature just hours before the deadline. The vote was 74-26.

    Obama planned to sign the bill promptly and also was making remarks at the White House.

  • Senate approves controversial debt-limit bill

    By Andrew Taylor
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The Senate emphatically passed emergency legislation Tuesday to avoid a first-ever government default, rushing the legislation to President Barack Obama for his signature just hours before the deadline. The vote was 74-26.

    Obama planned to sign the bill promptly and also was making remarks at the White House.

  • Two injured in I-25 crash

    A single vehicle rollover on southbound Interstate 25 near the Villanueva exit Monday left two people injured and forced the brief closure of the interstate, authorities said.

    The two people in the vehicle were transported from the scene in separate medivac helicopters, according to state police. They sustained moderate to severe injuries, though the injuries were not believed to be life threatening, according to state police.

    The accident occurred about a mile east of N.M. 3/Villanueva exit, according to the state Department of Transportation.