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CCSD Superintendent announces new leadership to oversee teaching

Clark County Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara announced Monday the creation of Teaching and Learning Teams that will be in charge of overseeing three regions within the Clark County School District.

Each of the regions has three leaders: A region superintendent and two associate superintendents. Their main responsibility is to fulfill doctor Jara's 5-year strategic plan that focuses on improving student achievement at all 360 CCSD schools.

"Today really is a great day for the children in the Clark County School District," Dr. Jara said.

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Dr. Jara is putting into motion his Focus: 2024 Strategic Plan. He admits it's an ambitious agenda over the next 5-years to improve all one and two-star schools, along with increasing the graduation rate to 90-percent, among other goals, but he's up for the challenge.

"Everybody here, as we have regions, will be all aligned to the strategic plan," Dr. Jara said... Read More

More than 4M travelers reported at Vegas airport in November

Last month was the busiest November in history at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas as more than 4 million travelers arrived and departed.

The airport announced Thursday that 4,090,427 passengers came through the airport in November.

That's a 4.5 percent increase from the same month in 2017 and the fourth month in a row where more than 4 million travelers passed through.

McCarran said more that 45.8 million travelers have been reported at the airport so far in 2018... Read More

UNLV's faculty and staff get active shooter training

Faculty and staff at UNLV learned how to prepare for an active shooter situation Wednesday. The campus safety training was part of an administrative development day on campus.

The active shooter training lasted about 45 minutes, but according to campus police, the skills they learned will last a lifetime. The trainers said it's all about being aware of potential threats while being ready for the worst case scenario.

"We never know what we're going to come into," said Alaina Agnew, program coordinator for UNLV Fraternity and Sorority Life.

As a program coordinator for Greek life on campus Agnew says knowing how to defend herself is crucial.

"It's not 9 to 5, it's not Monday through Friday, I'm here late nights, I'm here weekends, so this information is vital and a back pocket," Agnew said. "Of course, we cross our fingers and hope nothing happens, but it's important as a professional to get this kind of education."... Read More

Toddler struck by vehicle at Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway

A toddler was hospitalized following an accident Tuesday near E. Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway.

According to Metro Police, a 2-year-old child was struck by a vehicle in the area. Two female adults were also hurt.

The little girl was taken to Sunrise Hospital for treatment. She is said to be in critical condition.

Maryland south of Desert Inn Road is closed down to traffic... Read More

PHOTO: Police want to question man about UNLV fondling case

University Police released the name and a picture of a man they want to question about a fondling incident that occurred on UNLV's campus.

Police said on Tuesday morning, around 10:10 a.m., someone who looks like Deangelo Clark approached a woman from behind and fondled her.

The woman was walking in Lot L when it happened. She told police, the man, grabbed her before he fondled her.

The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5-feet-6-inches tall, with gold capped teeth.

UNLV Police are increasing patrols, and its presence on campus as detectives continue their investigation. Anyone with information should contact UNLV Police at (702) 895-3668... Read More

PD: Woman fondled while walking on UNLV's campus

UNLV Police are searching for a man accused of fondling a woman on the campus Wednesday night.

The incident occurred around 9 p.m. According to University Police, the woman, not associated with UNLV, said she noticed a vehicle pull up behind her and park on an access road near Wilbur Street.

As she got out of the car to walk eastbound on Tropicana Avenue, a man got out of his vehicle and fondled her.

The woman said the man then returned to the vehicle and drove away from campus.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his 20s, approximately 5-feet-7-inches to 5-feet-9-inches with a thin build and fade haircut. The suspect was driving a silver sedan.

Anyone with information is urged to call University Police... Read More