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Man killed in stabbing in Las Vegas identified
A man who was stabbed to death in what might have been a drug-related argument this weekend was identified by the Clark County coroner’s office Monday as 46-year-old Calvin Earl Jackson.
Jackson, a Las Vegas resident, was found injured on the street by Las Vegas police at 5:33 a.m. Saturday at the Safari Motel, 2100 E. Fremont Street near Eastern Avenue.
Police said several witnesses saw the victim stabbed multiple times while in a motel room.
Jackson was taken to University Medical Center where he died a short time later. The coroner’s office said his death was the result of a stab wound to the chest.
Anyone with information pertaining to the slaying is urged to call the homicide section at 828-3521 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 385-5555.
Inert grenades prompt airport evacuation
The airport in Warwick, R.I., was back to normal Monday, a day after an evacuation caused by a Nevada man with inert grenades in his luggage.
Airport Police Chief David Hayden said the Warwick airport was partially evacuated Sunday afternoon after two inert grenades were spotted in a bag passing through an X-ray machine.
Hayden said passenger Clint Damm of Henderson failed to alert federal screeners that he had the two inert grenades in his luggage. An X-ray machine went into lockdown after Damm’s luggage was placed inside.
Hayden said that prompted a partial evacuation in the upper level of the terminal for 40 minutes. Damm was later allowed to board a flight.
Airport spokeswoman Patti Goldstein said it was not the airport’s policy to alert the public of closures.
Meeting on history education canceled
Nevada’s Council to Establish Academic Standards, which was scheduled to review new history standards for Nevada, canceled its meeting Monday afternoon for lack of a quorum, state Department of Education officials said.
A new meeting has not been scheduled.
Critics say the proposed guidelines formulated by a panel of K-12 history educators, university professors and community representatives, are vague. They also contend the standards are shallow because they move history instruction to a thematic approach instead of a chronological one.