Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:30 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:30:30 GMT
HENDERSON, Nev. -- The killing of a woman in 1996 has police asking the public for help in solving the cold case crime. Diane Hietbrink, 58, was found dead in her home at 302 Nebraska Street on Sept.More>>
The killing of a woman in 1996 has police asking the public for help in solving the cold case crime.More>>
Thursday, June 20 2013 12:01 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:01:12 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas as of this month ranks eighth among the nation's largest metropolitan areas in the number of foreclosed residences that have been vacated by their owners, RealtyTrac.com reportedMore>>
Las Vegas as of this month ranks eighth among the nation's largest metropolitan areas in the number of foreclosed residences that have been vacated by their owners, RealtyTrac.com reported Wednesday evening.More>>
HBO and James Gandolfini's managers say the actor famous for his role in "The Sopranos" has died in Italy.More>>
James Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate crime boss in HBO's "The Sopranos" was the brilliant center of one of TV's greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, died...More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:25 PM EDT2013-06-20 00:25:44 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A U.S. District Judge has sentenced a Henderson man to 15 years in federal prison for multiple child pornography offenses. Richard Carl Brown, 35, was convicted in February on several charges,More>>
A U.S. District Judge has sentenced a Henderson man to 15 years in federal prison for multiple child pornography offenses.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:06 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:06:17 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Obesity is an epidemic that's plagued our nation for decades. The American Medical Association now labels obesity a disease. There are 78 million obese adults and 12 million obese children. ElectedMore>>
Elected officials are trying to combat the obesity crisis in Las Vegas. On Wednesday, the Las Vegas City Council passed a resolution that increases access to healthy food options in under served areas.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:52:04 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are reopening their academy so they can put 50 new police officers on the streets. The police academy graduated its last class in Jan. 2012. The money for the additional officersMore>>
Metro Police are reopening their academy so they can put 50 new police officers on the streets.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:43:29 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Old-fashioned police work, combined with cutting-edge scientific methods, is solving crimes every day across Las Vegas. After almost 36 years, the head of Metro's crime lab is retiring.More>>
Old-fashioned police work, combined with cutting-edge scientific methods, is solving crimes every day across Las Vegas.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:26 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:26:47 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The city of North Las Vegas is desperate to fix its vast foreclosure problems and is considering using its eminent domain powers. Eminent domain is usually meant to take over buildings inMore>>
The city of North Las Vegas is desperate to fix its vast foreclosure problems and is considering using its eminent domain powers.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 4:38 PM EDT2013-06-19 20:38:39 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a crash involving a motorcyclist and a truck. Police say the motorcyclist slammed into the back of a truck on the Sahara westbound exit from I-15 south. TheMore>>
Metro Police are investigating a crash involving a motorcyclist and a truck.More>>
Because this matter is in litigation, we are unable to discuss it at this time. Generally speaking, however, the County engages an elevator contractor to provide preventative maintenance to prevent this type of thing and to intervene promptly when it does occur so that anyone inside can be let out as soon as possible. We've had 14 cases at the RJC where riders were stuck in the last two years – during a time when we had up to 3 million elevator trips. Our safety record is excellent, especially when you consider that our elevators at the RJC are making up to 6,000 trips per day and 1.5 million trips a year.
Since the RJC opened there has only been one citizen claim of an injury connected with elevator operation. The citizen, who claimed to have tripped and fallen in the elevator, was referred to the elevator maintenance contractor where the claim was resolved.
Among our employees, over the last 2 years, we've only recorded 2 injuries. In one case, a door shut on someone's arm and she was slightly injured. In another case, someone tripped over something in front of an elevator and hurt her knees and an arm.
The County maintains a full-service contract with Otis Elevator Company, which specializes in elevator maintenance and repair. The requirements in these contracts are not only robust but precise about the kinds of inspections, maintenance and repairs that must be made and when. The County staff managing these contracts have regular bi-weekly meetings to ensure that the requirements of the contract are being met. We require that the Otis staff be fully qualified and certified to maintain equipment properly and up to industry standards and up to state of Nevada performance requirements. There are rigorous work plans in place and company staff must provide responsible preventative maintenance, including equipment exams, cleaning, lubrication and adjustments, repairs and replacement wherever needed. If ever there are any threats to safety, they are required to render elevators non-operable and notify us immediately.
Our practice had been to report accidents to OSHA. This incident caused us to review the requirements and have changed that. We now report not just accidents, but repairs as well. "Accidents," as defined by Nevada Administrative Code, are those that "cause serious bodily injury."
- Erik Pappa, Clark County Director of Public Communications