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Pre-Registration Opens Wednesday for Government Auction

Pre-Registration Opens Wednesday for Government Auction

Pre-registration opens Wednesday for a government surplus auction planned for Saturday.

People interested in buying items at the auction can preview what is on the block and pre-register 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday at 4320 Stephanie Street, which is near Dog Fancier’s Park. The auction will start at 9 a.m. Saturday at the same place.

The sale will feature surplus items from several government agencies, including McCarran International Airport, UNLV, Clark County and the St. George Police Department. Office desks, computers, vehicles, digital cameras, iPods, watches and jewelry will all be up for auction. There will even be 70 schools busses up for bid. During the preview period, people can view the items for sale.

The vehicle auction will take place both live and online. People who want to bid online can register through the company, TNT Auction, which is handling the auction.

Fatal Accident on Flamingo and Koval

LAS VEGAS-- A fatal accident occurred at 3:30 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane.

Metro officers say evidence at the scene and witness statements indicate the Mitsubishi was stopped in the inside left turn lane of eastbound Flamingo, at the intersection of Koval when it was struck head on by the GMC. The GMC was traveling westbound on Flamingo.

The driver of the Mitsubishi was pronounced dead at the scene by responding medical personnel. The occupants of the GMC were transported to UMC with minor to serious injuries.

The accident shut down all directions in the intersection for several hours. 

This is the 51st traffic related fatality in LVMPD's jurisdiction this year.

Findlay Prep Star Anthony Bennett Commits to UNLV

LAS VEGAS -- After months of cutting his lengthy list of college options, Anthony Bennett, the Findlay Prep basketball star has committed to UNLV via his twitter account. 

Bennett, ranked the nations seventh best prospect by Rivals.com, tweeted, "Staying out West & will be going to #UNLV next year."

The Runnin' Rebels finished 26-9 last season in Coach Dave Rice's first season.



Gay Rodeo Association Celebrating 20th Anniversary

Events begin with a kickoff party.

The Nevada Gay Rodeo Association celebrates its 20th anniversary this year when it presents BigHorn Rodeo at Horseman's Park, 5800 E. Flamingo Road.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Healthy Baby Dropped Outside Desert Springs Hospital

LAS VEGAS -- A healthy baby girl was left in a shopping cart early Tuesday morning at Desert Springs Hospital.

Metro Police received a call at 3:40 a.m. that the baby had been left outside the hospital. Metro's Abuse and Neglect unit currently is investigating into who left the baby. They asking for the parents of the child to come forward to provide more info so they can ensure the baby has a complete medical history to help take care of the child.

"We don't know who surrendered this child. We would like to make sure this is a voluntary surrender and that there isn't a mother out there wondering where her child is and thinking her child is safe with another family member, when in fact that family member may have surrendered this child," said Metro Sgt. Kristine Buist.

Vegas Memorials Planned for Dead Red Rock Hiker

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A brother of an avid hiker found dead in March at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation area says a public memorial is scheduled this week in Las Vegas.

Darrell Kirk tells The Associated Press the 5 p.m. Saturday ceremony in a plaza near the Student Union building at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas will mark Ronald Kirk's involvement in the university history program.

It'll also provide a forum to thank rescuers and volunteers who spent several weekends looking for Ronald Kirk after he was reported missing Jan. 22.

Kirk's body was found March 10 after a fall of several hundred feet in rugged terrain at the popular hiking area about 20 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip.

The Clark County coroner ruled the death an accident.

UNLV Students Set to Walk in Spring Commencement

There will be a lot more activity around UNLV this weekend because of Spring Commencement ceremonies.

Nearly 3,000 students are eligible to participate in this spring’s graduation ceremonies. This will be the first year that graduates in entertainment engineering and design, doctor of nursing practice and doctorates in public health will get their degrees.

The ceremonies are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Thomas & Mack.

  • 9 to 11:30 a.m. - Colleges and Schools of Business, Dental Medicine, Education, Engineering and Hotel Administration
  • 2 to 4:30 p.m. - Colleges and Schools of Law, Fine Arts, Allied Health Sciences, Community Health Sciences, Nursing, Liberal Arts, Sciences and Urban Affairs

The graduating class ranges in age from 19 to 75. They come from 42 states and 61 countries. More than 80 percent of graduates are Nevada residents.