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Ex-Las Vegas entertainer settles wrongful incarceration lawsuit

Two rural Nevada counties have paid $250,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former Las Vegas entertainer who was wrongfully jailed for 18 days for a burglary he didn’t commit in a bizarre case of mistaken identity, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Lawsuit alleges Elko school district concealed sexual abuse

Attorneys for two former students are suing the Elko County School District, alleging the district knew about a teacher’s sexual abuse of minors and could have acted to protect them, including one who later killed himself.

Las Vegas Academy teacher will get training at NASA facility

Minnick-Trujillo, a physics teacher and robotics coach at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, is one of three Clark County School District teachers selected by the nonprofit Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute to participate in the Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program, a joint effot between SETI and NASA.

Southwest Las Vegas plays feature mostly 55-and-up cast

The Speeding Theatre-Over 55 and Super Summer Theatre cast members put on “Any Body for Tea?” and “The Omelet Murder Case” — two one-act plays — on March 7. With a cast of mostly Las Vegas residents 55 and older, the plays were performed first at the Super Summer Theatre space.

Summerlin nonprofit readies wild horses for adoption

For five years, Brian Smith, 54, has run a Summerlin-based nonprofit dedicated to informing the public about the history of American mustangs while also preparing the horses for adoption.