Sierra Smith, 14, has earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award given to a Girl Scout cadette.

Smith and her troop organized “Love Only Required,” which supplied 100 dog and cat starter kits to families adopting pets at Lied Animal Shelter.

Sierra, a member of Troop 591, is a freshman at Canyon Springs High School and the Leadership and Law Preparatory Academy, where she is a member of the Latin and drama clubs and the golf team. She enjoys reading, music and camping and plans to serve as an Air Force judge advocate general.

Smith is the daughter of Mark and Judy Smith of North Las Vegas.

Martin Zamora, 18, has been chosen as one of the 1,000 Gates Millennium Scholars for the class of 2011.

Gates, a senior at Canyon Springs High School and the Leadership and Law Preparatory Academy, is one of 23,000 students who applied for the scholarship, making this year the largest group of candidates in the program’s history.

Zamora is the son of Charletta and Drake Cruz of North Las Vegas.

Nicholas Morelli, 17, has signed a baseball scholarship with Otero Junior College in La Ju nta, Colo.

Morelli, a senior at Boulder City High School, hopes to become an athletic trainer.

Morelli is the son of Chris and Deborah Morelli of Henderson.

Thomas A. Froats has graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law with a juris doctor degree.

A 2003 graduate of the Clark High School , he received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 2008.

Froats completed the National Patent Bar exam in 2010 and is a licensed patent agent.

He will join the Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney law firm in Alexandria, Va., with concentration on intellectual properties and patent law.

Froats is the son of Rusty and Cindy Froats of Las Vegas.

Cameron Mitchell Frossard, 18, of Las Vegas, has achieved Eagle Scout status in the Boy Scouts of America.

A student at the University of Iowa, he is majoring in mechanical engineering.

Frossard is the son of Harold and Valerie Frossard of Illinois.

Rachel Leavitt, a senior at Northeast Career and Technical Academy, has received a $700 Fort Hays Bronze Academic Award to attend Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan.

Leavitt, daughter of Gary and Allyson Leavitt of North Las Vegas, plans to major in biology at the university.

Carina C. Benson of Las Vegas has been invited to join the honorary business society Sigma Beta Delta at Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill.

Invitees must be in the top 20 percent of their graduating class.

Benson plans to graduate from the university’s Moser College of Adult and Professional Studies.

Sarah Reichardt of Henderson presented a project titled “The Effects of Poverty on Identity Development, and Social Support as a Mediating Factor” April 12 at the 13th annual Whitman Undergraduate Conference, at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash.

Hailey Leeming of Las Vegas was selected as one of 40 mentors in the Peer Jacks mentoring program at Northern Arizona University for the fall 2011 semester.

Peer Jacks mentors work with out-of-state students to get them more connected to the school campus.

Leeming is a sophomore electronic media and film and political science major at the university.

Nicole Jamie Santoro, a senior at Bishop Gorman High School, has been named one of more than 3,000 candidates in the 2011 Presidential Scholars program.

The candidates were selected from nearly 3.2 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in 2011.

Santoro is the daughter of Nicholas and Juanita Santoro.

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Man killed during road-rage incident
Las Vegas police are looking for two men involved in the shooting death of a man outside a 7-Eleven story at Bonanza Road and Maryland Parkway on Nov. 12, 2018. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System hosts Veterans Day Car Show and BBQ
The 4th Annual Veterans Day Car Show and BBQ is held in celebration of Veterans Day at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System Medical Center in North Las Vegas, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. (Caroline Brehman/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Wildfires in Southern California
Wildfires hit Ventura County, Calif., on Nov. 9, 2018. (Richard Brian/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Dedication of Nevada's Battle Born memorial
The state of Nevada on Friday dedicated its Battle Born memorial honoring 895 state residents who have died in America’s wars.
Las Vegas police and Sunrise Children's Hospital hope to prevent infant deaths
The Metropolitan Police Department and Sunrise Children's Hospital held a press conference to get the message out on preventable infant deaths attributed to "co-sleeping" and other unsafe sleeping habits. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
No serious injuries after car hits tree in south Las Vegas
One person reported minor injuries but wasn’t hospitalized after a Wednesday morning crash in the south valley.
Nellis Air Force Base keeps airmen fed
Nellis Air Force Bass airmen have delicious and healthy food items, and a variety of dining facilities to choose from. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Suspicious package found at central Las Vegas post office
Las Vegas police determined that a suspicious package found Monday morning at a central valley post office was not a threat.
Suspicious package found at central Las Vegas post office
Police evacuated the area around the Garside Station post office early Monday morning near Oakey and Decatur boulevards.
With husband's passing, family in limbo for workers' comp claim
Meredith Tracy's husand, Russell Tracy, died more than a year ago on his first day working for a new company when he fell 22 feet into a manhole that was not properly safeguarded. His employer was fined $82,000 in penalties for unsafe practices, but the company has denied her workers' compensation claim, leaving her with no compensation since the death. Rachel Aston Las Vegas Review-Journal @rookie__rae
With husband's passing, family in limbo for workers' comp claim
Meredith Tracy's husand, Russell Tracy, died more than a year ago on his first day working for a new company when he fell 22 feet into a manhole that was not properly safeguarded. His employer was fined $82,000 in penalties for unsafe practices, but the company has denied her workers' compensation claim, leaving her with no compensation since the death. Rachel Aston Las Vegas Review-Journal @rookie__rae
Las Vegas family shares flu warning
Carlo and Brenda Occhipinti lost their son, Carlo Jr., or “Junior,” to the flu last year.
Author Randall Cannon shares an anecdote about Stadust Raceway
Author Randall Cannon shares an anecdote about Dan Blocker, who played Hoss Cartwright on the TV show "Bonanza," and the actor's passion for auto racing at Stardust International Raceway in Las Vegas during the 1960s. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal.)
Project Neon 85 percent complete
On Wednesday morning Oct. 31, Interstate 15 northbound lane restrictions were removed opening up Exit 41 to Charleston Blvd. On Thursday Nov. 1, Interstate 15 southbound lane restrictions were removed. The new southbound off-ramp to Sahara Ave. and Highland Dr. also opened Thursday, November 1. With Project Neon 85% finished the flow of traffic on Interstate 15 has substantially diminished. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Girl killed after jumping from bridge onto 215 Beltway in Henderson
Eastbound lanes of the 215 Beltway are shut down by the Nevada Highway Patrol after a female juvenile jumped from the 215 overpass at Stephanie and was struck by a FedEx tractor trailer. Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal @Vegas88s
Kristallnacht story
An interview with 94-year-old Holocaust survivor Alexander Kuechel who survived seven concentration camps and didn’t leave Germany until after World War II was over. (Mia Sims/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
1 dead in central Las Vegas crash
An early Wednesday morning crash left at least one person dead and another injured. The crash was reported just around 3 a.m. at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Swenson Street. At least two vehicles were involved in the crash, one of which caught fire. Debris was scattered across the intersection as police combed the area as they investigated the scene. Flamingo is blocked in both directions between Swenson and Cambridge Street. Northbound Swenson is blocked at the intersection.
Richard Knoeppel named the 2018 Nevada Teacher of the Year
Richard Knoeppel, an architecture design instructor at the Advanced technologies Academy, named the 2018 Nevada Teacher of the Year on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Mojave Poppy Bees
(Zach Portman/University of Minnesota Department of Entomology) Male Mojave poppy bees exhibit territorial fighting behavior. The Center for Biological Diversity wants the bee, found only in Clark County, to be added to the endangered species list.
Clark County Schools announce random searches
Clark County School District middle and high school students will be subject to random searches for weapons under a new initiative to combat the wave of guns found on campus. (Amelia Pak-Harvey/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Ron Jeremy and Heidi Fleiss React to Dennis Hof's Death
Ron Jeremy and Heidi Fleiss speak about their friend and prominent brothel owner Dennis Hof's death at Dennis Hof's Love Ranch. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof has died
Nevada brothel owner and Republican candidate for Nevada State Assembly District 36, Dennis Hof has died. He was 72. Nye County Sherriff's office confirmed. Hof owned Love Ranch brothel, located in Crystal, Nevada.
Las Vegas police investigate suspicious package at shopping center
Las Vegas police evacuated a southeast valley shopping center at Flamingo and Sandhill roads early Tuesday morning while they investigated reports of a suspicious package. (Max Michor/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Las Vegas Metro hosts the K-9 Trials
The Las Vegas Metro K-9 Trials returns to the Orleans Arena to benefit the Friends For Las Vegas Police K-9 group.
Kingman residents love their little town
Residents of Kingman, Ariz. talk about how they ended up living in the Route 66 town, and what they love about their quiet community. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Service at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Twelve unclaimed veterans are honored at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City in Oct. 9, 2018. (Briana Erickson/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas house prices reach highest level in 11 years
Las Vegas house prices are rising But so is the amount of available homes on the market Still, properties priced below $300,000 are selling fast And September was the first time since June 2007 that the median house price reached the $300,000 mark Las Vegas home prices have been rising at one of the fastest rates in the country over the past year Recent data show the market is now less affordable than the national average
National Night Out
About 100 Summerlin residents gathered at Park Centre Dr. in Summerlin on Tuesday for National Night Out. Lt. Joshua Bitsko with Las Vegas Metro, played with 3-year-old David who was dressed as a police officer. Face painting, fire truck tours and more kept kids busy as parents roamed behind them. (Mia Sims/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Rural homeless issue comes to a head in Pahrump
On Sept. 12, Pahrump sheriff deputies told residents of a homeless encampment on private property that they had 15 minutes to vacate and grab their belongings. That decision might face some legal consequences. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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