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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.

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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.

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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