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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

PD: Truck hits juvenile female near Sandhill and Viking

A juvenile female was hit by a truck in central Las Vegas Wednesday, Metro Police said. It happened around 2:45 p.m. near S. Sandhill and E. Viking roads.

No word on what happened in the moments leading up to the crash, but officers said the girl's injuries appear to be critical.

This is an active scene, so drivers are encouraged to avoid the area.

This is a developing story.... Read More

High school near Valley View and Sahara placed on lockdown

A Clark County high school was placed on lockdown Thursday.

According to Clark County School District Police, Ed W. Clark High School located at 4291 Pennwood Ave near W. Sahara Avenue and S. Valley View Boulevard was placed on lockdown this afternoon as officers searched for a suspect.

At this time, it's unclear what the person did, but the suspect was taken into custody around 1:49 p.m.

This is a developing story... Read More

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