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Two accused in Las Vegas school cheating reinstated

State School Superintendent Dale Erquiaga responded Monday to critics who say his investigation of alleged proficiency test cheating at Kelly Elementary School was built on “manipulated and manufactured” evidence to prove a “predetermined outcome.”... Read More

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City block near Container Park listed for sale

A piece of property downtown near the popular Container Park is now up for sale.

Mike Mixer and Josh Smith of Colliers International’s Gaming Division have listed for sale a 2.33-acre block bordered by Carson and Bridger avenues in the north and south, and Seventh and Sixth streets to the west and east. It’s one of the last properties available downtown, the brokers said.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal... Read More

Cox Communications to host back-to-school fairs

Cox Communications to host back-to-school fairs

Cox Communications will be sponsoring a series of back-to-school fairs starting this weekend.

The fairs will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the month of August.

  • Saturday, Aug. 9 at Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane
  • Saturday, Aug. 16 at Boulevard Mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway
  • Saturday, Aug. 23 at Galleria at Sunset, 1300 W. Sunset Road

The fairs will feature a number of booths from community agencies and organizations offering help to local families returning to school.  

There will also be several division of the Clark County School District at the fairs to provide people with information on zoning, food services, transportation and school police.

Helping Kids Clinic will also be there to provide necessary immunizations for school-aged children for a minimal fee. Parents, who are interested in the service, must bring a shot record for immunizations.

For more information, go to coxknowledgecollege.com. 

Plenty of plans for Las Vegas arenas

MGM Resorts arena rendering

LAS VEGAS -- It seems like we hear about plans for new stadiums and arenas every week these days.

From projects that are already underway to those that are nothing more than a glimmer or hope. Right now, both ends of the Strip are due for projects.

MGM Resorts International has already broken ground on a 20,000-seat arena between New York/New York and the Monte Carlo.

On Tuesday, Clark County commissioners cleared the way for the All-Net Resort and Arena near Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard.

UNLV is still grappling with its stadium proposal that would put the action on campus.

While the mayor of Las Vegas wants to bring a soccer stadium to Symphony Park downtown.

Over the years, Las Vegas has seen a lot of arena and stadium proposals that have gone nowhere.

The All-Net Arena and Resort plans to build on the former site of the old Wet ‘n' Wild, which was supposed to be the failed Silver State Arena.

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Alert citizen helps nab copper theft suspect

A suspect trying to steal copper from a downtown office was spotted by an alert citizen and stopped by police.

Metro Police say a citizen saw the suspect stealing copper from the US Vets building near East Bonanza Road and Las Vegas Boulevard July 26.  

The next day the same citizen saw the same suspect near Bonanza Road and Eastern Avenue. The citizen notified police.

Police arrested 36-year-old Jason Samuel Larussa on unrelated charges. During the investigation, detectives were able to connect Larussa to the copper theft at the US Vets building.

Larussa is facing charges of theft of scrap metal, buying/possessing/receiving stolen property and burglary.  

Lane and ramp closures planned along I-15

Starting Sunday, the Nevada Department of Transportation will implement a nightly ramp and lane closures for both north and southbound I-15 between D Street and the Spaghetti Bowl.

The closures will star at 8 p.m. Sunday. The road will open again at 5 a.m. The closures will be in place through Wednesday Aug. 13.

Crews will be working on installing high-mast lighting, barrier rail, traffic-control devices and restriping lanes.

The efforts are part of the project to reopen F Street under I-15.

Driving You Crazy: Striping on I-15 on-ramp from Sahara

LAS VEGAS - A viewer says lane striping is preventing people from safely merging onto northbound I-15 from Sahara Avenue.

The viewer says the broken white line that legally allows lane changes isn’t long enough to allow drivers to merge on to the interstate in a safe, timely manner.

The Nevada Department of Transportation recognizes that I-15 and Sahara can be a headache; the area is a hot bed for serious accidents.

NDOT lists several reasons for this: lane reductions, drivers jockeying to merge on and off the interstate, narrowing of the freeway and a vertical curve in the ramp that limits visibility.

NDOT will not be restriping the on-ramp anytime soon, however. Traffic officials do not want drivers merging onto I-15 from Sahara too soon, because they say it disrupts traffic flow.

An NDOT engineer says the current striping plan was designed to provide separation until drivers can merge onto the freeway more safely.