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Officer-Involved Accident Snarls Morning Commute

Officer-Involved Accident Snarls Morning Commute

An accident involving a Metro police officer near the intersection of Harmon and Swenson stopped traffic in the area Wednesday morning.

The officer is being transported to the hospital for minor injuries. As seen in this photo by 8 News NOW photojournalist Nate Kramer, traffic backed up toward McCarran Airport on Swenson as police dealt with the accident.

DUI Checkpoint Slated for Saturday Night

DUI Checkpoint Slated for Saturday Night


Multiple law enforcement agencies will combine on a DUI checkpoint over Labor Day weekend.

The checkpoint will take place from 7 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday near Tropicana and Paradise, with the following borders: Tropicana on the south, Flamingo on the north, Maryland Parkway on the east and Koval on the west. Previous checkpoints at this location have been extremely successful in prior years.

Metro’s Traffic Bureau, along with several officers from Convention Center Area Command and Southeast Area Command, will be conducting a “Sobriety Checkpoint” sponsored by the Joining Forces Grant from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety.

Tickets for Las Vegas Locos Football On Sale Thursday

Tickets for Las Vegas Locos Football On Sale Thursday

Single-game tickets for the two-time defending United Football League (UFL) champion Las Vegas Locomotives will be available starting Thursday for all home games. To purchase single game tickets, fans should call 739-FANS (3267.)  Season and group tickets are also available at 877-LOCO (5626.)

The Locos will play three home games at Sam Boyd Stadium during their 2011 season. The team opens its home schedule on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. against the Omaha Nighthawks. Their next home game will be their second clash of the season with the Sacramento Mountain Lions on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.. The Locos will then close out the regular season with their final home game in a battle against the Virginia Destroyers on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.

Fall Semester Begins at UNLV

Fall Semester Begins at UNLV

The fall semester started Monday at UNLV.

Throughout the first day of classes, staff manned "ask me" booths at several places around campus. Students were encouraged to ask staff questions about the school, classes, and social events.

"I think they are very, very beneficial and extremely helpful for every student. I go there every year to pick up my school agenda. It helps me stay organized and they are completely free. You have any questions or information about classes or where things are located on campus the people working those booths are extremely friendly and they'd be happy to help you out," said Sean MCCollom, a UNLV junior.

They also handed out coupon books with deals just for students. Booths were at the Student Union Pida Plaza, the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, Tam Alumni Center, Lied Library and the Alta Ham Fine Arts building.



Registration Open for UNLV Career Fair

Registration Open for UNLV Career Fair

Registration is now open for businesses wanting to recruit at UNLV's annual Fall Marketplace Career Fair.

The fair will be Wednesday, October 12 at the Thomas and Mack Center. The event is open to students in all majors and to all UNLV alumni. Businesses looking to hire will have a wide variety of applicants. The registration fee is $350 and sponsorships are still available.  

Several big employers like Caesars Entertainment and American Family Insurance have already registered for the fair. 

UNLV has Fewer Students, Smaller Budget

LAS VEGAS -- The new year starts with UNLV saying it has hit rock bottom because of all the budget cuts it had to make this year.

There are 900 new students moving into UNLV's Dayton, Tonopah and Upper Class residence halls as they prepare for classes next week.

"This is a mother's privilege. We think we let them go, but we don't really," said Noe Otani's mother who is helping move her daughter, a music major, into UNLV's Tonopah Hall.

"We had a couple of cuts, but we are ok. I did fortunately get all of the classes I needed," said Noe Otani.

Ali Fragoso is moving in nearby. Her father made certain to put aside more money for the 13 percent tuition increase. 

"The cuts kind of put a little deterrent in our budget but we were able to maintain it with savings," said John Fragoso, father of UNLV student.

Hospital Collects School Supplies

Desert Springs Hospital will be helping kids at one local elementary school this year.

Hospital employees have collected school supplies for the children at Lewis E. Rowe Elementary School. The staff collected backpacks, crayons, glue sticks, and more for the kids who may not be able to get those supplies themselves. Some employees also donated money for a subscription to the Weekly Reader. The magazine offers classroom materials for students and teachers.

“This year our hospital celebrates 40 years of caring for southern Nevadans and we thought this was a great way to give back to the community that has given so much to us. Our employees see these students walking to school each day,” said hospital CEO Sam Kaufman.

The supplies will be delivered on Friday. Most schools in southern Nevada start on Monday.