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Flash Mob Takes Over Assisted Living Center

Video provided by Willow Creek Independent and Assisted Living

 

Seniors at one assisted living center showed the importance of keeping healthy in a way their grandchildren would appreciate: a flash mob.

The residents at Willow Creek Independent and Assisted Living, 8374 Capovilla Avenue, celebrated National Senior Health and Fitness Day Wednesday with a flash mob. The group of seniors in the video is known as The Movers and The Shakers. They danced to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and the disco classic “The Hustle.”

 

Donate a Suit, Swim for Free Friday Night

Donate a Suit, Swim for Free Friday Night

 

You can swim for free Friday night at local pools in exchange for a small clothing donation.

Hollywood and Desert Breeze outdoor pools are hosting the “Make a Splash” swimsuit drive from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. A family of four can swim for free at either facility in exchange for donating a new children’s swimsuit at the door. Youth swimsuits for boys and girls in all sizes are needed, and will be distributed to children in need whose families can’t afford swimsuits. Any admission collected during the event in lieu of a donated suit also will be used to purchase new swimsuits.

Railroad Work to Cause Major Interstate Closure

Railroad Work to Cause Major Interstate Closure

Another major closure of Interstate 15 will snarl traffic near the south end of the Strip through the weekend.

As part of the Design-Build South project, southbound I-15 will be closed from Russell Road to the 215 interchange for installation of the new railroad bridge over the freeway. 

All southbound I-15 traffic will be routed off at Russell Road from 10 p.m. Friday through approximately 5 p.m. Sunday. The ramps from Flamingo Road, Tropicana Boulevard and Russell Road to southbound I-15, the southbound access roads and Dean Martin Dr. at the railroad will also be closed. Dean Martin Dr. is scheduled to remain closed until Monday.

Businesses Cash in on World Series of Poker Players

LAS VEGAS -- Hundreds of thousands of people are heading to Las Vegas, hoping to be crowned the best poker player in the world at the World Series of Poker.

This year, more events were added, making Las Vegas' take bigger and better.

The red carpet has been rolled out for those players who are coming from all over the world to the Rio Hotel and Casino. The director of the World Series of Poker says more than 2,000 people are taking part in the first official day of play.

Yesterday, it was the dealers who tried their luck. Today, it's a $1,500 buy in no limit hold 'em tournament. And those 2,000 players have to stay somewhere when they aren't at the tables.

The Rio has been sold out. But its not just the hotels, there are other businesses, like restaurants and vendors, that depend on all the traffic brought in by the World Series of Poker.

Southern Highlands Honors Heroes on Memorial Day

LAS VEGAS - From morning ceremonies to evening fireworks, America celebrated Memorial Day. The community came together to help the men and women serving at Nellis Air Force Base.

American pride was on full display Monday night in Southern Highlands. From music to fun and games, this was a patriotic gathering many families will not forget.

While many enjoyed the festivities, some marked Memorial Day as a solemn occasion. Master Sergeant Christopher Aguilera with the 66th Combat Search and Rescue Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base remembers when our country lost five airmen in Afghanistan.

"It was nine June of 2010. It was our third combat rescue of the day. We were picking up a critically injured Marine. We took massive small arms fire to the tail rotor, causing us to spin out of control, and we impacted the Earth from 150 feet at 120 knots," he said.

Aguilera was one of two survivors.

Two Pedestrians Killed in Accident Saturday Night

LAS VEGAS -- Two pedestrians are dead after being struck by a car Saturday night on Las Vegas Boulevard near Robindale Road.

The crash happened around 9:15 p.m. Investigators say a man and woman were crossing the road when they were struck by a white Honda.

Investigators say the impact of the crash severed the woman's leg. The man and woman were transported to the hospital where they were pronounced dead.

While the identifies of the victims has not been released, both were 52 years old and from Mobile, Alabama. 

Police say the driver of the Honda said he never saw the pedestrians and was only aware he had hit them after he felt the impact. Police say the driver showed no signs of impairment on the scene.

Officers shut down Las Vegas Boulevard south of Warm Springs Road while they investigated the crash scene.

This is the 55th and 56th traffic fatalities in Metro's jurisdiction this year.

County Pools Open This Weekend for the Summer

County Pools Open This Weekend for the Summer

This weekend will mark the opening of Clark County pools and water parks for the summer season.

County Commissioner Susan Brager will officially open the pools to everyone at noon Saturday. That ceremony will take place at Desert Breeze Water Park, 8275 W. Spring Mountain Road.

The Desert Breeze Water Park is just one of six pools in southern Nevada that will be opening this weekend. All the pools listed below will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.