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Trauma Support Program Seeks Volunteers

The non-profit Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada, Inc. is currently recruiting compassionate citizens to serve on its emergency response crisis team to help people on the worst day of their life.

TIP of Southern Nevada began serving the citizens of Clark County in 1994. TIP is committed to helping those in crisis by providing immediate on-scene support to those emotionally traumatized. TIP volunteers are requested by local police, fire and hospital personnel to respond to scenes of sudden or unexpected death, violent crimes, sexual assault and other traumatic events to provide emotional and practical support to family, friends, witnesses or victims.

TIP volunteers must have a clean criminal and driving history. Volunteers are required to attend a training academy, pass a three-month field training program and attend a monthly continuing education meeting. Volunteers are also required to commit to three 12-hour shifts per month.

More Planes Overhead from Green Flag Exercises

More Planes Overhead from Green Flag Exercises

Continued green flag exercises conducted in part via Nellis Air Force Base will lead to more aircraft activity in the area through April 29.

Missions as part of Green Flag West 11-6, which take place April 15-29 at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., will be flown between 3 p.m. and midnight the first week and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. the second week.

Man Killed by Police Linked to Second Rape

LAS VEGAS -- New evidence has connected a rapist to two brutal sexual assault cases. DNA test results show the man shot and killed by police April 4 is the same rapist who struck in northwest Las Vegas last month.

The Val D'Isere Townhouse complex is gated, but in the early hours of March 30, violence shattered the quiet, peaceful community.

Val D'Isere resident Glenroy Jones was alarmed to learn a fellow resident was raped by an attacker who had been hiding in her home.

"This is such a quiet neighborhood," Jones said. "I'd be very glad if they would start a neighborhood watch in here."

Police say the man bound the woman but untied her after he sexually assaulted her. She fought back and injured him before he ran off.

Unlicensed Surgery More Common

LAS VEGAS -- Plastic surgeons are not surprised a woman died after allegedly seeking services from an unlicensed surgeon. They say cosmetic procedures are happening all the time throughout the city by people who are not licensed.

People think licensed plastic surgeons are more expensive and choose to go the cheap route. In the end, it's plastic surgeons who end up fixing the problem. Or in this recent case, it leads to death.

Walking through the office of Dr. Jeffrey Roth, you feel a clean environment. It doesn't compare to what was found at 3310 east Charleston Boulevard, where Elena Caro allegedly underwent surgery before she died. Old empty syringe boxes were found, and no clear label on the door as to what type of procedures happen there.

"If you are walking into a place and the numbers on the address are falling off the building, that's probably not the place to go ahead and have your procedure," said Dr. Roth.

Two Arrested for Homicide Involving a Medical Procedure

LAS VEGAS -- Metro police have arrested two suspects after a woman was found dead Saturday following a medical procedure.

According to police, the woman was dropped off at 3310 East Charleston Blvd. Saturday afternoon, where she was supposed to undergo a medical procedure. When someone went to pick her up just before 6 p.m., the business was abandoned and the woman was missing.

Officers later learned she was transported from a location in the 2500 block of East Lake Mead Blvd. to an area hospital and pronounced dead.

On Sunday, police arrested 55-year-old Ruben Dario Matallana-Galvas, of Medellin Colombia, and 47-year-old Carmen Olfidia Torres-Sanchez, also of Medellin, Columbia. Both were arrested at McCarran International Airport, where they were waiting to board a flight for Columbia. Matallana-Galvas and Torres-Sanchez are in custody at the Clark County Detention Center.

Commissioner Scow Hosts Neighborhood Meeting

Commissioner Scow Hosts Neighborhood Meeting

Mary Beth Scow, Clark County Commissioner for District G, will host aneighborhood meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Whitney Recreation Center, 5712 Missouri Ave., near Desert Inn Road.

Representatives from several agencies will join Commissioner Scow to address resident concerns, including Clark County Public Response, Clark County Public Works, METRO, Clark County Water Reclamation District, Nevada Department of Transportation and the Southern Nevada Regional Transportation Commission.

Residents attending the April 14 meeting will be invited to sign up for a graffiti clean-up project in the Whitney area on Saturday, April 16. Participants will gather at the Whitney Recreation Center at 9:30 a.m. and organize into groups that will clean up graffiti in neighborhoods near the recreation center. Breakfast snacks will be available to arriving participants while supplies last. Clean-up activities will take place from 10 a.m.

Military Families Worried for Shutdown

LAS VEGAS -- The nation's military members are keeping a close eye on what's happening in Washington. If the government is shut down, the military will still have to report for duty, but their pay will be either stopped or delayed until a spending bill is passed.

On base or fighting on the front lines, their biggest fear is becoming their finances.

"We're paying a landlord rent right now. We don't actually own this home, thank goodness, because we might have to foreclose. Some might have to foreclose in the near future because of this situation," said Air Force Staff Sgt. Jeremy Banfield.

A government shutdown means a stop in pay. But others have it worse -- especially those with a spouse serving overseas.