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Teachers’ union and CCSD did not reach agreement Wednesday night

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Education Association and the school district did not reach an agreement Wednesday night, according to CCEA Executive Director John Vellardita.

The teachers’ union and the district had a closed-door meeting to negotiate specific requests by the CCEA, including a 3 percent salary bump. And if the Clark County School District doesn’t agree to the demands, the CCEA is threatening to strike.

According to Vellardita, the union is not budging on the following demands:... Read More

64-year-old arrested in connection with allegedly sexually assaulting child; Metro seeks more victims

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 64-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested on Aug. 1 for allegedly sexually abusing a child from 2012 to 2016. During the investigation, detectives were able to identify the suspect in these cases as 64-year-old Allen Russell.

He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center and currently faces 18 counts of sex assault against a child less than 14 and child abuse/neglect. Detectives believe there may be additional victims of Russell’s, so police want them to come forward.

During the time of the alleged sexual abuse, Russell lived near Spencer Street and Harmon Avenue, and near Mountain Vista Street and Harmon Avenue.

Anyone with any information about this incident, or anyone who believes they may have been a victim, is urged to contact the LVMPD Sexual Assault Section at 702-828-3421. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com. ... Read More

Student arrested with dangerous weapon on CCSD middle school campus

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 16-year-old male student was arrested after bringing a dangerous weapon to Sedway Middle School’s campus Thursday.

Authorities say Clark County School District responded to the incident when a parent notified the district. The weapon involved was a .1777 BB gun.

The student’s friend was involved in a fight on-campus earlier in the day.

Police transferred the student to a juvenile detention center without incident. He has been charged with one count of a dangerous weapon on-campus. ... Read More

Coroner: 24-year-old woman died from shot gun wound to neck; boyfriend arrested for crime

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The cause and manner of death of a woman who police say was shot and killed by her boyfriend was released Thursday. The Clark County coroner said Savannah Ann Millner, 24, died on July 15 from a shot gun wound to the neck. The manner in which she died was a homicide, the coroner said.

Steven Clifford, 25, also known as Steven Kyle, was charged in her murder.

Police said the shooting happened on July 15 at an apartment complex in 2200 block of West Bonanza Road near Martin Luther King Boulevard.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found Millner suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck.

A Metro Police report indicated the victim was involved in a verbal altercation with her boyfriend before the shooting occurred.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com. ... Read More

Pedestrian, 5 dogs killed by hit-and-run driver in northern Nevada

DAYTON, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol is looking for a suspect in a deadly hit-and-run accident in Dayton that killed a pedestrian and five dogs.

NHP said the pedestrian was walking the dogs on Six Mile Canyon Road just before 7 a.m. Thursday when a westbound vehicle struck them between Ring Road and Roughing It Road about 15 miles northeast of Carson City.

8:37 AM UPDATE: Investigators have been able to determine that the suspect vehicle is a late 80s/early 90s GM truck/SUV/van. Unknown color. If you see a vehicle matching this description with front end damage, please contact us.

— NHP Northern Command (@NHPNorthernComm) August 15, 2019

The driver fled in what’s believed to be a late 1980s or early 1990s GM truck, SUV or van. The color is unknown but NHP says its headlights or front end may be damaged... Read More

I-Team: ‘Alienstock’ festival stretching resources and town’s patience

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Residents and officials in sparsely populated Lincoln County are worried that a planned “Storm Area 51” event might get out of hand.

The idea for a public gathering near the base sprung up on Facebook two months ago and has since caught the attention of millions of people around the world. Alien-themed businesses in Lincoln County say they would welcome an influx of visitors but a crowd of even a few thousand people would put a tremendous strain on public resources.

Website page for Alienstock Festival.

The Sheriff’s office has reportedly reached out to both the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Nevada Highway Patrol for assistance. County commissioners say they may have to issue an emergency declaration in order to raise funds to pay for public services including fire and ambulance service to accommodate a throng of tourists. ... Read More

BLM crews fighting wildfire north of Fallon

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Another lightning-sparked wildfire is burning in Churchill County north of Fallon in the Stillwater mountain range.

The Bureau of Land Management said the lightning strike happened a few days ago, but the fire didn’t grow until Tuesday.

#FirePhoto from aviation resources over the #WoodCanyonFire. pic.twitter.com/UooWqY7XnL

— Bureau of Land Management- Nevada (@blmnv) August 14, 2019

The BLM is calling it the Wood Canyon Fire, and it is not threatening any buildings.

About 170 firefighters are battling the blaze, but it is only 5% contained... Read More