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Mendoza teacher honored for classroom innovation

Justin Brecht’s innovative approach to teaching fifth-graders at Mendoza Elementary School garnered him the title of Clark County Educator of the Year for 2013-14 in a program sponsored by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Sierra Nevada College.

Motorcyclist dies after Arizona Strip traffic stop

A motorcyclist died after an an altercation with deputies during a traffic stop Friday night, according to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Department.

Ex-SWAT officers file complaint against Metro

Two former Las Vegas police SWAT officers have filed a complaint against the department asking for reimbursement after they were reassigned during backlash over the abandoned federal roundup of rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle.

These Vegas freeway angels can’t accept tips

While tipping is popular in Las Vegas, it’s not a good idea to tip those freeway angels who work for the Nevada Transportation Department’s Freeway Service Patrol or Incident Response Vehicle programs. They’re not allowed to accept them.

215 Beltway reopens after vehicle fire

All westbound lanes of the southern 215 Beltway near Eastern Avenue have reopened after a car fire Saturday night, according to the Regional Transportation Commission.

ROAD ALERT: Kyle Canyon Road delays

Motorists using Kyle Canyon Road will experience delays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday so that a wide, load-hauling bulldozer can transport materials for the flood diversion berm project.

Lawyers battle over marijuana laws, pending legalization

Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, who authored a 2013 law establishing medical marijuana dispensaries, said the group’s goal is to get 105,000 signatures by November and have recreational marijuana legalized through a ballot initiative by 2016 at the latest.

Guilty plea in Nevada insurance chief murder

A man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the April 2013 beating death of Nevada’s chief insurance examiner in Carson City.

Man dies in possible Henderson hit-and-run

A 61-year-old man died early Saturday morning after a possible hit-and-run, according to the Henderson Police Department.