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IRS offers Free File for People with an Income Under $58,000!

IRS offers Free File for People with an Income Under $58,000!

Up to 70% of Taxpayers are eligible to use Free File this year, an online Tax Service from the IRS. If one's adjusted gross income was less than $58,000, that person can use FreeFile through the IRS's website to prepare and file taxes electronically, for free! If people opt to set up their returns electronically with e-file, refunds will be electronically deposited within 10 business days. More information about Free File is available at www.freefile.irs.gov.

Bring your Canine Companions to Barking Dogs for "Yappy Hour" February 25th!

Barking Dogs Boutique is hosting a "Yappy Hour" for pups and people this Friday, February 25th from 6pm to 8pm. It's a free event where you can bring your canine companions out to meet other pooches and people in your neighborhood and enjoy an assortment of tasty treats, for both people and pups. The evening will also feature free chair massages, Reiki sessions, and $10 self-washes for dogs.

Come join Barking Dogs owners Kathy and Craig, along with KC the Labrador, for "Yappy Hour"! Barking Dogs Self-Wash and Grooming is located at 9325 S Cimarron Rd, Ste 145, Las Vegas. It's on the corner of Blue Diamond and Cimarron, in the Mountain’s Edge Community

Dress for Success's S.O.S. – Send One Suit - Weekend, Feb 24-27

Dress for Success's S.O.S. – Send One Suit - Weekend, Feb 24-27

This weekend, you can make a difference is someone's life! Support Dress for Success Southern Nevada by participating in the Send One Suit program this weekend, February 24th-27th.

“This annual campaign encourages women nationwide to donate one new or nearly-new interview suit to help another woman enter the workforce and take charge of her life,” said Paige Candee, Dress for Success Southern Nevada founder. “Donations will help women in their road to self sufficiency.”

Women with nearly new interview suits they are willing to donate can stop by Dress for Success's location at 3400 West Desert Inn, Suite 29, Las Vegas, or one of the 5 Las Vegas area Dressbarn stores, which will be accepting donations all weekend. Donated clothes will be distributed to women, along with support and career development tools, by Dress for Success.

Local Dressbarn locations accepting suits this weekend are:

Arizona Man Faces Charges After Vegas Road Melee

LAS VEGAS  -- An Arizona man who opened fire at police and passing motorists on a bustling Las Vegas highway last week allegedly beat his pregnant girlfriend before shooting at her with a shotgun.

A criminal complaint released Tuesday states 29-year-old Jose Castro will face charges of absentia on attempted murder with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle.

Police say Castro and his girlfriend, Beatriz Calleros, were driving with two of Castro's cousins on Interstate 15 when Castro became violent.

Calleros told police she was two months pregnant with Castro's child when he kicked her in the stomach. He then pulled out his shotgun.

Castro, of the Phoenix suburb of Chandler, was shot by a police officer during the Thursday afternoon melee.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Social Media Hooks Up Customers with Deals

LAS VEGAS -- Social media isn't just a place for friends to connect, it is also a smart marketing ploy if used right. Shopping centers are jumping on the social media bandwagon and using it to draw in hundreds of customers daily.

Town Square has 16,000 Facebook fans, the most out of any shopping center in Las Vegas. They decided to use those numbers to their advantage to increase sales.

Marie Moten is a self-admitted shopaholic. "There's specials for all kinds of things," she said. Moten and her credit card are taking a little lunch break at Town Square. It's a quick break from all the sales and deals she got from her cell phone.

"I just realized recently you don't have to print out a coupon. As long as you have the barcode on your phone, they can scan it," she said.

Everyday Moten checks Town Square's Facebook page for store sales.

Police ID Man Shot by Officers Thursday

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police have identified the man shot by police on Blue Diamond Road Thursday. Police say 29-year-old Jose Castro, Jr. was shot by officers Thursday afternoon.

Police say Castro shot his girlfriend near I-15 after a domestic dispute. Police say four people were riding in the SUV around 2:30 p.m. An argument broke out inside as the vehicle traveled along I-15.

Police say Castro became violent and took out a shotgun. Three people bolted from the SUV. Castro allegedly opened fire and shot a woman as she tried to flee.

"Basically, we got a guy that's pretty violent. They're not going to stay in the area. They're trying to get out of there, so they don't get hurt," said Metro Police Lt. Lew Roberts.

Emergency crews rushed her to University Medical Center in critical condition.

Police Shoot Man Who Opened Fire on Blue Diamond Road

LAS VEGAS -- What happened in a red Dodge Durango SUV Thursday afternoon made the commute along Interstate 15 near Blue Diamond Road a nightmare for hundreds of drivers.

Metro Police authorities say four people were riding in the SUV around 2:30 p.m. An argument broke out inside as the vehicle traveled along I-15. The drive quickly took a dangerous turn when the SUV stopped on the Blue Diamond Road off-ramp.

Police say a man inside the SUV became violent and took out a shotgun. Three people bolted from the SUV. The man allegedly opened fire and shot a woman, believed to be the gunman's wife or girlfriend, as she tried to flee.

"Basically, we got a guy that's pretty violent. They're not going to stay in the area. They're trying to get out of there, so they don't get hurt," said Metro Police Lt. Lew Roberts.