Open murder charge + All charter schools for girls opened


Hello, Las Vegas! I am Dominique-Noelle Rafael and I will be your new source for all events, news and general events in your city.

First of all, the weather forecast for the day:

Costs; an afternoon shower. High: 52 Low: 37.

Here are the top 3 stories of today in Las Vegas:

  1. Las Vegas police have arrested Eric Holland, 57, after finding human remains in his truck. Currently, he faces an open murder charge. The name of the murdered person will not be released until the family has been notified. If anyone has more information, authorities are asking people to contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555. (KTNV Las Vegas)
  2. Whitney McIntosh Forms Girls’ Charter School in Las Vegas to Empower Girls. The Young Women’s Leadership Academy will be a tuition-free public charter school that will open in fall 2022 with McIntosh as principal. She focuses not only on graduation from high school, but also on academic success. Registrations open on January 3. (Las Vegas Sun)
  3. Asian organizations are raising funds to help Cheng Yan Wang after he was shot multiple times in Chinatown. Cheng Yan Wang is a waiter at Shanghai Taste. He was shot several times while cleaning the restaurant. The Asian Community Development Council and the Asian Chamber of Commerce will use 100% of the proceeds to directly support Wang and her family. The links to the donations are available in the article. (FOX5 Las Vegas)

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  • The city of Las Vegas government encourages everyone to recycle their trees. Instead of throwing it in the trash, any tree recycled before January 15 will be turned into mulch for use in public gardens and community parks. (Facebook)
  • Las Vegas Fire & Rescue is warning people not to burn gift-wrapping materials in the fireplace. Burning wrapping paper, boxes, ribbons and more can start a fire in the wall or attic. Instead, use your trash! (Facebook)
  • Vegas Chamber is hosting an online information session on Leadership Advance. Leadership Advance gives people the training they need to be an effective leader and manager. Hear directly from Tim Schneider of Aegis Training, a recent Leadership Advance graduate. (Facebook)

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Dominique-Noëlle Rafael

About me: Dominique is a self-taught UX / UI designer based in Princeton, NJ. She recently graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Information Science last spring. She’s excited to start working on the Patch newsletter project this year!


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