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Lots Of Flavor and Big Portions at the Fat Greek

The Fat Greek is located on Decatur near Flamingo. This family run business knows how to do traditional Greek food, but brings in some nice fresh twists too. You will not leave hungry! Two people can eat there for less than $50 dollars and you'll have a doggie bag too. Leave room for dessert. Good sweets here.

Metro Police Investigate Shooting in Southwest

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police are investigating a shooting near S. Fort Apache and Sunset. The shooting happened around 9:00pm.

Police say a woman was walking through her apartment complex on her way home. She was approached by at least one male suspect. The victim was struck in the head and police say there was a struggle for her purse. She was then shot twice in the stomach.

She was taken to University Medical Center. Her injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.

The suspect(s) got away with the woman's purse in a late-model, four-door, dark-colored Mercedes. Anyone with information are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

 

 

 

Nevada Congressional Delegation Inundated Over Health Care Votes

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas congressional offices say they've been swamped with calls in support and opposition to the health care overhaul vote. The voicemail boxes for many political party leaders are full from the sheer volume of people giving them a piece of their mind.

Assistants at Las Vegas congressional offices are hardly getting a break from the phones with people weighing in. After this weekend's protests outside of Congresswoman Dina Titus' Las Vegas office, the calls seem to be split evenly. 

"We're getting calls from all over the country. It wasn't even our constituents that are calling," said district director Dan Giraldo.

Republican Dean Heller's office is inside a federal building. They say all voters are welcome to come in and ask questions. 

Health District Gets Millions for Smoking Prevention

LAS VEGAS -- The Southern Nevada Health District has received more than $14 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It comes from a total of $372.8 million over two years.

The SNHD is one of 44 communities in the United States to receive the award. The funds go towards a tobacco prevention projection.

Dr. Lawrence Sands, the Chief Health Officer with the Southern Nevada Health District says, "[the funds] are intended to avoid reductions in essential services in times of budget reductions."

Sands says the money will also strengthen the infrastructure of the nation's health care, while reducing costs for prevention services.

The Tobacco Control Program plans to use the funds to implement media campaigns to make sure that services to help smokers quit are available.

The SNHD could have applied for grant money to help fight obesity, but did not receive that award.

CCSD Wants Community Input on School Budget Cuts

LAS VEGAS -- Parents, students, teachers, and other community members are now weighing in on the tough issue of school budget cuts. An online survey will gauge where everyone feels the cuts should or should not be made.

The 16 question survey only takes a few minutes to fill out.  The questions deal with critical issues such as campus security, school transportation, teacher layoffs, and even closing schools.

Strong opinions are pouring in. Some of the questions come as little surprise and garner a mixed reaction. For example,  should sports and extra-curricular activities be eliminated to save a combined $11 million dollars?

"Let the kids be kids; let them have their sports," said one parent.

"Out of everything, maybe it is sports I would cut," said another person.

Mother who Allegedly Set Fire Charged with Arson

LAS VEGAS -- The woman accused of setting fire to her apartment while herself and her son were inside has been charged with arson and could be facing additional charges.

Wahmui Wong Zhang has been booked into the Clark County Detention Center on a 1st Degree Arson charge. Metro is still investigating the allegations of child abuse.

Police say the situation could have been worse if a neighbor had not pulled Zhang and her 6-year-old out of the burning apartment. The neighbor, Brian Morace, told 8 News Now that Zhang tried to keep him out of the apartment.

Police say Zhang had put a blanket on the stove and turned the stove on. When firefighters arrived, the entire kitchen was engulfed in flames.

The 6-year-old and another child have been placed in the custody of Child Protective Services.

Las Vegas Police Search for Suspected Bank Robber

LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is searching for the suspect of a bank robbery on the southwest side of the valley.

Police say the suspect walked into a bank near Durango and Warm Springs on March 5 at approximately 4:45pm. The suspect handed a bag to the teller and asked the teller to fill it with money. The teller complied, and the robber fled the scene.

The suspect is described as a 5'8" white male, 35 to 45 years-old, 220lbs. He was wearing a black ball cap, gray hoodie and blue jeans at the time of the robbery.

If you have any information, please contact Metro Police at 828-3591 or call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.