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Art Contest Winners Announced

Art Contest Winners Announced


The winners of the annual Earth Day art contest held by the Regional Transportation Commission were announced Friday.

There were two grand prizes awarded. The first went to Yazaret Arredondo and Rebecca Gort of Roy Martin Middle School. The second grand prize went to Crisann Bautista of West Prep School.

A community online vote determined the winners from nearly 100 submissions from nine schools around southern Nevada. The winning artworks will now be featured on the sides of 40-foot RTC transit vehicles for the next year. The theme of the contest was the RTC’s initiative of quicker, cleaner and greener.

“The inspired artwork of these talented students celebrates Earth Day and highlight the various options we have to promote sustainable transportation,”  Tina Quigley, RTC general manager, said.

The runners-up will have their artwork displayed on posters inside some RTC vehicles.  Runners-up included:

Police Arrest Second Murder Suspect

LAS VEGAS -- A second suspect has been arrested in connection with a deadly robbery. The victim, Manuel Torres-Garcia, was shot to death in the middle of a neighborhood street.

The shooting happened Tuesday morning in front of a home near Desert Inn Road and Nellis Boulevard. Metro Police arrested 30-year-old Carlos Garcia of Las Vegas Wednesday morning and then arrested, the second suspect, 22-year-old Carlos Vargas later in the day.

The Clark County Coroner's office says Torres-Garcia died as a result of a gunshot wound to the neck.

According to the police report, the two men robbed Torres-Garcia and another man of their wallets. Police say one of the suspects shot Torres-Garcia with a shotgun even though he complied and gave the suspects his wallet.


Police Arrest Man In Connection with Deadly Robbery

LAS VEGAS --  A suspect has been arrested in connection with a robbery and murder Tuesday morning.

The shooting happened around 7 a.m. in front of a home near Desert Inn Road and Nellis Boulevard. Metro Police have arrested 30-year-old Carlos Garcia of Las Vegas in connection with the murder of Manuel Torres-Garcia. Police are now searching for a second suspect in the case 22-year-old Carlos Vargas.

According to a police report released Wednesday, Torres-Garcia was outside a home talking to a friend when a car pulled up. Witnesses saw two men get out of the car and approached the victim and his friend. The suspects pointed weapons at the men and demanded their wallets. Torres-Garcia and his friend complied, giving the men their wallets. Police say that is when the suspect shot Torres-Garcia with a shotgun. The two suspects then jumped back into their car and left the scene. Torres-Garcia was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

School Police to Host Forum on Teen Drug Use

School Police to Host Forum on Teen Drug Use


The Clark County School District Police are hosting a community forum about current drug trends.

The forum starts at 7 p.m. Thursday at the small theater on the Valley High School campus, 2839 Burnham Avenue. The forum is the second of five hosted by the school police, focusing on talking to parents about trends in drug use by teens.

There will also be a chance for people at the event to ask questions and share experiences. Doors to the school will open at 6 p.m.  

NHP Seeking Witnesses After Woman Struck and Killed

LAS VEGAS -- Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly hit and run crash in which a woman pedestrian was struck near Boulder Highway and Lamb Boulevard shortly before 4 a.m.

NHP says the woman was transported to a Sunrise Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Investigators say the woman was not in a crosswalk and the driver of the vehicle fled the scene.

NHP is attempting to locate eyewitnesses to the crash.

Cool at School: Woodbury Twirlers Prepare for Parades

LAS VEGAS -- There is an art to twirling and 35 students at Woodbury Middle School have spent three months mastering the craft.

The twirling team is getting ready to perform at two big events in the coming weeks.

They're learning from the best. 

International twirling star Bonnie Bruckner is their instructor, she's also an English teacher.

The team says they're nervous, but excited for their upcoming performances.

You can see the kids in person at the Henderson Heritage Days Parade on April 21st and the Helldorado Days Parade on May 19th.

Firefighters and Police Officers Deliver Toys

Firefighters and Police Officers Deliver Toys


Firefighters made the day a little brighter for several kids in the hospital.

The Firefighters Involved in Racing for Education or FIRE team along with deputies from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office motorsports team stopped at Sunrise Children’s Hospital Thursday.

They brought with them toys donated by supporters of the teams.

“It is a great feeling because normally when we see these kids they are usually sick at home and they are in distress. When we come here we can see that they are improving,” Andy Lewis with Las Vegas Fire and Rescue said.

After they dropped off the toys, the teams went to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Las Vegas Shootout Race. The motorcycle race involves law enforcement officers and firefighters from around the country.