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'Brady's Bill' to ease penalties of underage drinkers in medical emergencies

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas mother is teaming up with a valley teen in an effort to change a Nevada law involving underage drinking.

Kimberly Caipa and 18-year-old Rose Asaf introduce State Senate Bill 464 to the State Senate Judiciary Committee Monday. SB 464, also known as 'Brady's Bill,' will give immunity to minors who were drinking if they end up having to call 911 to help a fellow teen.

"We want to stress that SB 464 addresses concerns about underage drinking by empowering young people to make the right and responsible decision to seek medical assistance without hesitation and without fear of legal consequences," said Rose Asaf, Nevada Youth Legislature.

Similar laws already exist in 23 states and the District of Columbia.

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City of Las Vegas summer camps to open for registration

  LAS VEGAS -- Online registration for summer camps and swimming lessons for the city of Las Vegas starts on April 13.

The summer day camps will be held at six community centers and will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The online registration period opens at 9 a.m. on April 13. Parents can register online by clicking here.Walk-in registrations will begin at the city recreation centers on April 15.

Most of the camps open on June 8 and accommodate ages 6 to 15.

Kids Camps - Kids (6 - 11 years old) Teens (12 - 15 years old)

  • Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road, (702)229-1607. The cost is $100 per week/per child. Camp runs from June 8 - Aug. 21.
  • Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J Street, (702)229-6374. The cost is $75 per week/per child. Camp runs from June 8 - Aug.

Driver dead after light pole crash; pedestrian hurt by debris

LAS VEGAS — A driver is dead after striking a light pole near Doolittle Avenue and J Street early Tuesday afternoon.

Police believe the driver might have suffered from a medical episode in the crash just before 1:30 p.m.

In addition, police say a pedestrian was hit from flying debris and was taken to University Medical Center with minor injuries.

J Street is closed between Owens and Doolittle avenues, as of 2:30 p.m.

Pawn Stars building shopping center next door to shop

LAS VEGAS -- The owners of Gold and Silver Pawn Shop and stars of reality show ‘Pawn Stars' are expanding their empire by creating a shopping center next door to their shop called Pawn Plaza.

The owner and developer, Rick Harrison, says he is trying to capitalize on the heavy foot traffic generated by the popularity of the show. He bought the property next to his shop in 2008.

"We have 4,000 people a day come into the pawn shop, and so it's like a built-in crowd for the shopping center," said Harrison.

Pawn Plaza is being built by Xtreme Manufacturing, the same company that did the Downtown Container Park.

Brandon Main, the Executive Vice President of Xtreme Manufacturing, says dozens of workers are fabricating the steel-framed "cubes" that will make up the 11,000 square foot retail space.

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Driver identified in fatal crash that shut down US 95 traffic

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Officials have identified the driver at fault in a fatal crash on U.S. Highway 95 that shut down four lanes of traffic.

The Nevada Highway Patrol said the crash happened just before 5 a.m. Friday in the south bound lanes, south of Valley View Boulevard.

The driver of a Toyota 4Runner SUV who died after being ejected from the vehicle is identified as 21-year-old Keaton Layne Niday from Las Vegas.

Authorities say the SUV was speeding when it switched lanes and collided with a Ford Ranger pickup truck.

The two vehicles both flipped, coming to rest in the right lane.

A Toyota Camry also hit debris in the crash.

Highway patrol said in a statement that the SUV was at fault and that Niday was not wearing a seat belt.

Haz Mat crews respond to Rancho High School

LAS VEGAS - An incident involving a possibly hazardous material unfolded at Rancho High School Monday morning.

According to Captain Ken Young with Clark County School District Police, students brought a substance to the school around 9 a.m. The substance was solid and would turn to liquid when it was warmed up. A teacher saw about 15 students playing with the material and thought it might be mercury. 

North Las Vegas and Las Vegas fire crews were called to the school around 11 a.m. and the school went into a partial lockdown.

Young had this warning for other students.

"If your thinking about doing something like this take a look behind me. There's a lot of resources that are here. This is not a prank you want to pull, and there are some consequences related to this students could be facing," Young said.

The material was found to be harmless and no students suffered adverse reactions.

Bail set at $4 million in alleged DUI crash that killed teen girls

Kamesha Gilmore and Gabriell Thomas

LAS VEGAS -- The man accused of killing two teens in an alleged DUI crash had a blood alcohol level that was twice the legal limit and he was speeding at 11mphhp at the time of crash, according to the Clark County District Attorney's office.

Seong Lee, 22, appeared in Las Vegas Justice court for his arraignment Friday. He faces two felony DUI charges in the March 5 deaths of 18-year-old Gabriell "Gabby" Thomas and 16-year-old Kamesha "Mesha" Gilmore. Lee's car crashed into the teens' vehicle near Boulder Highway and Russell Road.

Prosecutors say the airbag module in Lee's Mercedes had the car traveling at 103 mph five seconds before he hit the girls' car. They say when the cars collided, his car was going 117 mph, implying that he never hit the brakes and was accelerating as he approached the red light at the intersection.