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Ex-Clark County school official Rocha indicted in $289k theft

A former Clark County School District official was among five people indicted by a grand jury Friday in the theft of $289,000 in public funds from the district’s Adult English Language Services Acquisition program.

Bomb threat in furniture store determined safe

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue’s bomb squad is on the scene of a possible explosive device at a Walker Furniture store, located 4150 E. Cheyenne Ave., near Lamb Boulevard.

Schools, nonprofit partner in job placement for intellectually disabled

Austen Martinet is a recent success of a job training and placement program created by nonprofit Opportunity Village and the Clark County School District to counter the high unemployment rates of workers with intellectual disabilities.

Latino college fair planned at UNLV

UNLV students will host an education fair on Saturday aimed at enrolling more Latino students across Nevada campuses.

Man stabbed on Las Vegas Boulevard

Las Vegas police are investigating an evening stabbing on Las Vegas Boulevard. Police believe a Hispanic male stabbed another man in the 3300 block of Las Vegas Boulevard North, near Cheyenne Avenue.

Man found stabbed near Tropicana, Eastern

Police responded to the 2700 block of East Tropicana Avenue, just east of Eastern Avenue, just after 3 p.m. Friday, where they found a man who was stabbed, said Metro spokesman Jesse Roybal.

Vegas constable re-writes campaign finance reports

Las Vegas Township Constable John Bonaventura moved Friday to untangle his campaign finance records, filing three amended reports in one afternoon in response to a complaint from a close associate.

Fracking protested at BLM auction in Reno

Rural Nevada fracking opponents protested a federal oil and gas lease sale to Noble Energy in Reno on Thursday out of concern about the potential impact on the environment and the livelihoods of local ranchers.

Foster daughter’s death spurs appeal to lawmakers

The June death of her 7-month-old foster daughter prompted Sheila Smith to ask a legislative committee to evaluate Clark County Department of Family Services’ medical policies and procedures on Friday. Smith did take her ailing foster daughter to the hospital, but doctors needed to run a test to treat her condition, which required consent from the biological mother, she said. Family Services couldn’t locate the biological mother and told Smith it would take two weeks to get a court order allowing the baby to undergo the needed medical procedures .

ACLU opposes ‘hogtying’ at juvenile detention centers

If hogtying is being used to restrain juveniles at state-run facilities, the practice needs to stop immediately, a member of the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada said Friday.

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