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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.

1 dead in crash on southbound U.S. 95 near Valley View

LAS VEGAS - A man is dead following an early morning crash on southbound U.S. 95 near Valley View Boulevard.

Nevada Highway Patrol says the crash, involving a Ford Ranger and Toyota SUV, happened shortly before 5 a.m.

The impact caused both vehicles to roll over. The man was ejected and died at the scene of the crash. Two people who were in the Ranger sustained minor injuries.

NHP closed four lanes of southbound U.S. 95 during their investigation. The highway reopened shortly after 8:30 a.m. 

The Clark County Coroner's Office will identify the victim once next of kin have been notified.

Police ID, release photo of suspect in woman's stabbing

Police released a photo of suspect in March 2, 2015 stabbing.

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police released the identity and a photo of the man they say is responsible for stabbing a woman multiple times Tuesday.  

An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for 57-year-old Angel Miranda-Sainz.

The stabbing occurred March 3 at 7 a.m. at a downtown apartment complex on North 21st Street near Eastern Avenue and Fremont Street. The woman, whose identity hasn't been released, was transported to University Medical Center.

Police said Miranda-Sainz fled the scene in a Mercury Marquis. 

A nearby patrol officer saw the vehicle near Sunrise Avenue and 23rd Street and attempted to stop Miranda-Sainz, but was unsuccessful.

'Equipment failure' knocks out power to 1,900

LAS VEGAS — A power outage affected more than 3,000 customers near downtown Las Vegas on Thursday morning.

The outage affected the area of East Charleston Boulevard and Fremont Street for about two hours.

Most of the power was restored by 11 a.m.

NV Energy's website listed the cause as equipment failure.

Nonprofit organization bringing nutrition education to CCSD

LAS VEGAS -- Create a Change Now is a nonprofit organization created to educate students in low income areas about healthy living and nutrition.

According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, one-third of Clark County School District students between the ages of 10 and 17 are overweight.

CACN, led by Executive Director Melissa Blynn, is trying to combat the obesity problem by adopting elementary schools in the valley and introducing them to their “Healthy School, Healthy Life” program.

“It's a lifestyle that we are definitely changing in Clark County,” said Blynn. “To really truly, truly change the culture of not only the school, but of the parents.”

CACN just adopted its ninth school, Robert Lunt Elementary, for their program.







Police investigate woman's stabbing

 LAS VEGAS -- A woman was stabbed multiple times Tuesday morning at a downtown apartment complex and a suspect has not been arrested, police said.

The stabbing occurred around 7 a.m. at a complex on North 21st Street near Eastern Avenue and Fremont Street.

The suspect was able to elude police.

The woman was transported to University Medical Center. Her injuries are not known at this time.