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Rio Spa & Salon Holds Locks of Love Cut-a-Thon

Rio Spa & Salon Holds Locks of Love Cut-a-Thon


The spa and salon at the Rio Hotel and Casino will be cutting hair for a great cause.

The Rio Spa & Salon will host the third annual Locks of Love cut-a-thon from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Donors need to have at least 10 inches of hair. People can have layers in their hair if the longest layer is at least 10 inches. Permed and colored hair will be accepted, but hair that has been bleached will not.

Donors will get a complementary blunt cut, and 30 percent off any additional hair services. A gift basket valued at $250 will be given to the person who makes the longest hair donation.

Locks of Love provides hairpieces to children who have lost their hair for medical reasons. 

Star Trek Convention Returning to the Rio Hotel

Star Trek Convention Returning to the Rio Hotel

All things Star Trek are returning to the Rio Suites Hotel and Casino for the Official Star Trek Convention.

More than 20,000 people are expected to attend this year’s convention, which will run August 9 through 11. Star Trek celebrities from every incarnation of the franchise are expected to appear including four of the captains: William Shatner, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula.

Fans will have a chance to not only see the stars on stage but to meet them personally at parties and autograph sessions. Other highlights include the 25th anniversary reunion of the cast of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Avery Brooks in a concert performance, a world record attempt for the most people in Star Trek costumes at one place, a costume contest and craft workshops for kids.

Mutilated Cat Found in Southwest Home's Front Yard

LAS VEGAS -- A sad discovery was made in a Southern Highlands neighborhood over the weekend when a woman found a mutilated cat in her yard.

Animal advocates say all signs indicate a human was responsible for the act.

Amani Wilson, who was walking her dogs in the neighborhood where the cat was found, admits her dogs are more life family members than pets.

"I'm just mortified that somebody would ever, ever, ever do something to an innocent animal like that," Wilson said.

The homeowner, who discovered the cat, doesn't want to be identified for fear of retaliation.

"It was cleanly cut in half. I can't imagine anyone being able to do that," she said. "At first I thought it was sleeping because I couldn't really tell. When I got over to it, I realized it was only half of a cat."

The homeowner couldn't find a collar for the animal.

CAFE BERLIN – Belly Bombs Away!

CAFE BERLIN – Belly Bombs Away!

Curtas: the decor's nothing to write home about, but bring an appetite for the schnitzel and sausages.

Calvin Trillin tells a well known story about how German food has determined the outcome of more wars than all other cuisines combined. For centuries, those nasty Prussians have vanquished foe after foe in battle after battle….until lunch! After which, they were too stuffed to remount.

Read more at Eating Las Vegas

Free Dental Clinic Friday

Free Dental Clinic Friday

LAS VEGAS -- A free dental clinic is being offered Friday, July 27 for children in southern Nevada.

The Dentistry From the Heart event is being hosted by the dental team at Sedation Dental Care, 6870 South Rainbow Blvd., Suite 119, Las Vegas, Nevada 89118.

Registration will take place at the location at 6 a.m. and patients will be seen until 5 p.m. Children will be seen on a first come, first served basis. Free dental services will be offered to patients under the age of 18 and include the choice of one filling, one extraction or a cleaning.

Man Arrested for Attempted Sexual Assault, Burglary

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas man has been arrested in connection with an attempted sexual assault and burglary.

A woman called Metro Police Tuesday to report that she had been attacked in her home in the 8100 block of West Flamingo Road. She told police she and her 2-year-old son were asleep in her bed when she awoke to find an unknown man on top of her.

Police said the women was able to fight the man off, but not before he put a pillow over her face and attempted to sexually assault her. The victim did suffer several injuries to her face, neck and wrist. The suspect ran from the apartment through an open sliding glass door.

'Restaurant: Impossible' Team Worked Magic on Maple Tree

The show will not air until Sept. 26, but you can check out the results of the TV show-inspired makeover now.

Ever wonder if those restaurant-rescue shows actually ... well, rescue the restaurants? After a recent visit to The Maple Tree, I'm a believer.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal