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Program gives extra training to teachers to improve under-performing schools

Local community groups are working together to help improve under-performing schools in the Clark County School District, and they're turning to teachers to get it done.

The program is called Lead Nevada Academy, and it will provide leadership skills for teachers who have demonstrated success in the classroom. The goal of the program is to take the success and expand its reach beyond classroom walls.

More than 18,000 teachers work for the Clark County School District.

"My senior year teachers, they actually helped me out a lot," said Justice Santiago, a student. "I'm about to graduate, so they're really trying to push us to graduate."

In Lead Nevada Academy six teachers will be selected to undergo what is described as nine-months of 'intensive training.'... Read More

Man critical following stabbing, Metro says

Metro says a man is in critical condition after being stabbed near the intersection of S. Nellis Boulevard and E. Tropicana Avenue.

Metro said around 3:45 p.m. a fight between two men broke out on San Anselmo Street. At some point, a person was stabbed.

The victim was taken to Sunrise Hospital to be treated for his injuries.

The suspect was last seen driving a Honda Civic.

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Firefighters rescue man from wash

Firefighters with the Clark County Fire Department rescued a man from a wash on Thursday.

The call came just after 4:00 p.m. in the area of Flamingo Road and Swenson Street.

Firefighters say the man was combative during the rescue attempt. First responders took him to the hospital for a mental evaluation. ... Read More

Elderly man killed in crash at Boulder Hwy and Desert Inn

A 71-year-old man is dead following a collision with a vehicle on Boulder Highway near Desert Inn Road.

The 40-year-old driver struck the pedestrian heading southbound just past the intersection, said the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

The pedestrian died at Sunrise Hospital, said police. The driver stayed on scene and cooperated with investigators. Police do not believe the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Investigators are now looking into if the pedestrian was in a marked crosswalk at the time of the crash.

This is the 120th traffic-related fatality in Metro's jurisdiction of 2016.

The Clark County Coroner's Office will release the identity of the pedestrian. ... Read More

Metro Police investigating hit-and-run on Maryland Pkwy. near Vegas Valley

Metro Police are looking for a driver in connection with a hit-and-run crash Tuesday morning that left a motorcyclist with critical injuries.

Police say a motorcyclist was hit by a sedan near Vegas Valley and Maryland Parkway just after 5 a.m.

The driver fled the scene and abandoned the car about a block away. Police say the driver is believed to be a woman in her 20's and she was driving a black Nissan Altima.

The motorcyclist was transported to the hospital with critical injuries... Read More

New program to register home surveillance systems with Metro

For the first time, Metro is asking valley homeowners to notify them if they have a home surveillance system.

It will make it easier for them to look for video when a crime is committed.

Currently, when officers respond to a crime scene, they have to look around for any cameras that might have picked something up. It takes time to find the owners and look at the video.

If people with security cameras register with the department, police will have a list of addresses and contact numbers so they can quickly ask permission to see video that often helps solve crimes. The new program is called Vegas SafeCam and is already in use in Philadelphia, Buffalo, and Salt Lake City.

Registering your surveillance system with the department is completely voluntary. However, the more privately owned cameras they have on record, the more effective the program will be... Read More

Metro investigates homicide near Twain, Nellis

Metro Police investigated a homicide near E. Twain Avenue and S. Nellis Boulevard Tuesday night.

The homicide happened outside an apartment complex located at 5101 E. Twain Ave.

There weren't many details released. The area is closed while Metro investigates.

This is a developing story.... Read More