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Schools around the valley getting millions for improvements

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County School District will soon be spending $54 million on major renovations at a number of schools in the Las Vegas valley.

The money however makes up just 1 percent of the capital improvements needed throughout the entire district, but the schools that are getting the funding say being outspoken about their needs has paid off in the end.

West Preparatory Academy is one of the schools slated to get access to millions of dollars from CCSD's capital improvements fund.

School board trustee Linda Young on Monday announced plans for some $18 million to help build a new two-story state-of-the-art building for this campus that is focused on science and math.

"We have been working at portables in this school for 8 to 9 years, it's not best model for our students," Principal Danny Eichelberger said.

1 shot, 1 arrested in Nevada agency shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities say one man was shot and a suspected gunman was arrested in the lobby of a state agency that handles disabled worker claims and hearings in Las Vegas.

The wounded man's identity wasn't immediately made public after the single gunshot was fired a little before 9 a.m. Monday at the Nevada Attorney for Injured Workers.

Las Vegas police Officer Larry Hadfield says the wounded man was hospitalized at nearby University Medical Center with injuries that weren't believed to be life-threatening.

Hadfield says his suspected assailant was subdued by security officers and arrested when police arrived at the office building on Rancho Drive near Sahara Avenue.

He has been identified as 73-year-old Leonard Sullivan of Las Vegas. He is being charged with one count of attempted murder.

Coroner identifies foster father in apparent murder-suicide

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the foster father involved in the alleged murder-suicide involving an infant Sunday as 37-year-old Joaquin Juarez-Paez of Las Vegas.

Police say the man and toddler were found at an apartment complex at 8:13 a.m. near Jones Boulevard and Washington Avenue. Officers said they were investigating a call from a woman who said she found her husband unresponsive in his car.

When police arrived to the scene, they said they found Juarez-Paez inside of his car. They said after further investigation, officers discovered that an 18-month-old foster child, a girl, was left inside of the home unattended.

Once officers went inside, they said they found that the toddler was also dead.

“It appears that the male who was found in his vehicle had killed their foster child and then ultimately took his own life,” said Lieutenant Ray Steiber, Homicide Division of Metro Police.

Driving You Crazy: Road work scheduled at Rancho and Decatur

LAS VEGAS - Traffic8 gets numerous complaints about bad roads that need repaving. A new construction project could provide relief in one part of town.

Crews will break ground October 13 on a new road rehabilitation project near Rancho Drive and Decatur Boulevard. Crews will widen streets, improve medians and sidewalks and add new landscaping.

This is a $3.2 million project that was paid for by gas tax revenue from the City of Las Vegas and Clark County.

Most of the work will take place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. That will help with traffic delays. Some work will have to be completed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Drivers can use Jones Boulevard as an alternate route.

The city estimates this project will take approximately seven months to complete. Expect smoother, safer and prettier roads around May 2015.

Ex-sub teacher gets probation for student relationship

LAS VEGAS -- A former substitute teacher with the Clark County School District was given a suspended sentence and will be on probation for five years for having a sexual relationship with a student.

Tannika Queen, 22, was sentenced on one count of luring children or mentally ill persons with the intent to engage in sexual conduct and one count of sexual contact with a pupil. She was given a suspended sentence of up to 10 years if she violates her probation. She is also under lifetime supervision.

Man rips up homeless vet's sign downtown, makes magic happen

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LAS VEGAS — A homeless veteran in downtown Las Vegas is now a viral star, thanks to local magician Rob Anderson.

After hearing about Alan McKracken with a sign that said "anything helps," Anderson said he wanted to see if he could do just that — by ripping it in half.

But you've gotta watch to see the rest.

By the way, there's now a GoFundMe page set-up for McKracken, which has raised $16,000 in less than a week. 

New grocery store set to open in downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Downtown Las Vegas may be up and coming but it had been missing an important piece of the puzzle, a grocery store.

Now, a new market set to open Thursday on East Fremont near 7th Street is hoping to fill that need.

The Market is not your typical grocery store. It is smaller, features a cafe and a craft beer station. It is a grocery store with a downtown flair.

Managers say 35 people work here, mostly full timers. It is funded and overseen by the Downtown Project which recently laid off 30 people, but none of those layoffs were at The Market.