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CCSD Superintendent announces new leadership to oversee teaching

Clark County Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara announced Monday the creation of Teaching and Learning Teams that will be in charge of overseeing three regions within the Clark County School District.

Each of the regions has three leaders: A region superintendent and two associate superintendents. Their main responsibility is to fulfill doctor Jara's 5-year strategic plan that focuses on improving student achievement at all 360 CCSD schools.

"Today really is a great day for the children in the Clark County School District," Dr. Jara said.

Watch the news conference below:

Dr. Jara is putting into motion his Focus: 2024 Strategic Plan. He admits it's an ambitious agenda over the next 5-years to improve all one and two-star schools, along with increasing the graduation rate to 90-percent, among other goals, but he's up for the challenge.

"Everybody here, as we have regions, will be all aligned to the strategic plan," Dr. Jara said... Read More

Sears store at Boulevard Mall to close in March 2019

Sears plans to close 80 more stores around the country in March, including one at the Boulevard Mall on Maryland Parkway.

The bankrupt retailer is facing possible liquidation. The 80 properties also include Kmart stores. The stores were notified on Friday of the upcoming March closure.

This is the third round of closures for Sears in recent months. Only one store is closing in Nevada during this round.

READ: Complete list of Sears and Kmart closures in March 2018... Read More

Police looking for suspect in deadly stabbing

A manhunt is underway after police say one man killed another near Sahara Avenue and Maryland Parkway.

Details are very limited but police say two men were walking towards a shopping center when some sort of argument broke out shortly after midnight and one of them stabbed the other multiple times.

The incident started out as a very large crime scene.

Police say, when they first arrived, the victim was on the sidewalk and several people were trying to help him.

He was taken to a hospital where doctors and pronounced dead.

The suspect was last seen running north on Maryland Parkway.

Police found a suitcase nearby which belonged to the victim who may be homeless... Read More

Victim's sister speaks out about deadly crash

The driver accused of killing three pedestrians in a crash last week was denied a request for bail of $250,000. Daniel Becker, 31, will remain behind bars without bail for at least five days.

One of the victim's sisters was outraged after learning about Becker's driving record and drug use.

According to his arrest report, Becker told police he smoke marijuana daily and had smoked it on the day of the crash. He was also driving without a license. He had surrendered it in Sept. 2017 following a crash. Becker suffers from seizures and takes medication.

"A part of me is gone," said Williene Oatis, who lost her twin sister in the crash at Flamingo Road and Eastern Avenue.

Charlene Emerson, 69, was killed instantly along with Carrie Smith, 49, and her daughter Jazzy Smith,19.

Oatis is heartbroken after losing her sister who was on her way to a doctor's appointment... Read More

Suspect in deadly pedestrian crash due in court this morning

Daniel Becker, the man accused of killing three pedestrians in a DUI crash, is set to be in court Monday morning.

Metro says Becker was under the influence when he crashed at the intersection of Eastern & Flamingo Wednesday.

Three people were killed including a mother and her daughter. One person remains in critical condition... Read More

Man jumps out 2nd-floor window to escape Las Vegas fire

Authorities say two people have been injured after a two-alarm apartment fire near McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

Clark County firefighters responded to a second-story apartment fire at the Maryland Hacienda Apartments about 2 a.m. Sunday.

Multiple 911 callers reported people were possibly trapped on the second floor. A second alarm was called for additional resources.

One man reportedly jumped from the second-floor window and a child was safely dropped down to the person below.

Fire crews say the man who reportedly jumped from a second floor window was injured and transported to a hospital.

Another resident of the home was taken to a hospital for treatment of possible smoke inhalation.

Authorities say the cause of the fire is under investigation... Read More

WARNING: Scammers use NHP and names of charitable groups to seek donations

Scammers are preying on the kind hearts of Nevada residents, and they're using the Nevada Highway Patrol to do it.

NHP said it had received several complaints from citizens who said they were being solicited for donations on behalf of various police charitable originations.

NHP said the scam artists use a local phone number to conduct the con, and according to some callers, they were solicited from someone posing as a representative of the American Association of State Troopers, along with the Officer Down Charities for the Nevada Highway Patrol and the Nevada Highway Patrol itself.

When a person refuses to donate, NHP said witnesses told them the scammer would threaten unfair treatment from Troopers in the future.

"We want the community to be aware of this fraudulent activity and be sure to protect their personal information," NHP said... Read More