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County Fire Needs More Volunteers

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Fire Department encompasses 8,000 square miles of territory. In an event of major fire, like the wildfire in Moapa earlier this month, volunteers are crucial in responding to emergency calls in rural areas. But Clark County's fire chief says they could use more of those volunteers.

The fire in Moapa over ran several homes and charred acres of land. It took the help of volunteer firefighters from Logandale and Overton to put it out. But several fire departments that have seen a decline in volunteer firefighters and have fire stations where more than half of the volunteer firefighters were over 50-years-old.

Dozens of volunteer fire crews were responsible for suppressing this blaze in Moapa. But Clark County Assistant Fire Chief Mike Johnson says they need more volunteers to prevent wildfires from spreading further.

Ditch Your Vuvuzela for Free KFC

LAS VEGAS -- Now that the World Cup is over, what will you do with those infamous vuvuzelas?

KFC is offering a chance to get rid of them and score on a free treat at the same time. The restaurant has launched its "Vuvuzela Exchange Program." It offers heartbroken soccer fans a free taste of the Colonel's famous comfort food in exchange for their recently silenced plastic horns.

Here's how it works, the first 500 U.S. residents to mail in their vuvuzela to KFC Headquarters by July 15 will get a KFC gift check to try the new Doublicious sandwich for free. The Original Recipe Doublicious includes and Original Recipe filet topped with bacon, Monterey Jack cheese and Colonel's Sauce.

For more information on how to take part in the exchange program click here.

Back to School Fairs Scheduled for August

A community event to help at risk students in the valley will take place in August.

Communities in Schools of Nevada, the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation and Wal-Mart are teaming up for the Back to School fairs at select Wal-Marts in the valley.  Collection boxes will be available for shoppers to donate basic supplies such as notebooks, pencils, pens, backpacks and more.

Last year, Communities in Schools of Nevada delivered over $52,000 worth of school supplies to at risk students at 25 Clark County schools. Once the donations are collected this year, they will be distributed by the Clark County School District Partnership Office and the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation to at risk schools throughout the community.

Female Body Found in Desert Area of Southwest Las Vegas Sunday Morning

LAS VEGAS -- A female's body was found in a desert area of southwest Las Vegas Sunday morning.

The Las Vegas Metro Police Department was called to the scene which was about 40 feet into the desert area near Hualapai and Patrick. Metro homicide detectives were called to the scene a short time later.

The female was believed to be in her 30s, 40s or possibly 50s. Early indications from homicide detectives on scene were that the female may have died from extreme exposure to heat.

The identity of the female at this time is unknown.

Police Release Information on Sexual Assault Suspect

LAS VEGAS -- Metro is hoping the public can help them identify a sexual assault suspect who has struck four times since May 9th.

At a morning news conference, police described the suspect as a Hispanic male between 20 and 30 years old, weighing 170 to 200 pounds, and 5'7" to 5'10" tall. Police say he drives a red or maroon compact car. They released two sketchs of the suspect.

Police say the suspect has targeted women between 18 and 30 years old who are at bus stops or walking. near the area of Flamingo Rd. between Arville St. and Valley View Blvd.

"One thing that was described in each of these cases was the suspect seemed to be very polite with exception when he got out and physically forced them into the vehicle but his initial approach was he contacted the victims and was extremely polite, offering them assistance," said Lt. Rob Lundquist, Metro Sexual Assault.

Professional Cat Catcher Frees Trapped Feline

LAS VEGAS - A woman living in the southwest part of the valley has had some restless nights since her cat got out of the house Sunday night. For four nights, her tabby Sammy hid underground in a flood control drainage system. But with the help of a professional cat catcher, Sammy's ordeal had a happy ending.

Sammy ran out of the house, ventured into a culvert and didn't come out. "You can see from here," Sammy's master Joan Frayer said. "It would have just been a natural thing for him to go right down here."

Frayer calls Sammy her baby. The orange tabby was trapped in the storm drain, roaming since Sunday in a dark and deep underground maze. She heard him meowing and crying at night.

Frayer glimpsed Sammy Monday night as she looked through a drainage grate. "He just gets so close, but he doesn't make the turn to go down," she said.

Professional Cat Catcher Frees Trapped Feline

LAS VEGAS - A woman living in the southwest part of the valley has had some restless nights since her cat got out of the house Sunday night. For four nights, her tabby Sammy hid underground in a flood control drainage system. But with the help of a professional cat catcher, Sammy's ordeal had a happy ending.

Sammy ran out of the house, ventured into a culvert and didn't come out. "You can see from here," Sammy's master Joan Frayer said. "It would have just been a natural thing for him to go right down here."

Frayer calls Sammy her baby. The orange tabby was trapped in the storm drain, roaming since Sunday in a dark and deep underground maze. She heard him meowing and crying at night.

Frayer glimpsed Sammy Monday night as she looked through a drainage grate. "He just gets so close, but he doesn't make the turn to go down," she said.