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Police: 4 people killed in 4 separate crashes, 1 hit-and-run

LAS VEGAS-- Saturday into Sunday proved to be a deadly night on the roads around the valley.  Metro Police said they investigated four different crashes that killed four people.

Those incidents made the total amount of fatal crashes in Metro's jurisdiction this year reach 75.

Students speak out about sex ed curriculum at CCSD meeting

LAS VEGAS -- Birth control, abstinence, homosexuality and the list goes on and on, but so does the debate over how Clark County educators should update the sex education curriculum.

For weeks the Clark County School District has held open forums in order to allow parents, students and other community residents to express their opinion over the sex ed curriculum.

For the first time at Wednesday's board meeting at the Flamingo Greer Education Center, trustees publicly chatted about the feedback they've received so far.

Students at the meeting held signs and stated that the current curriculum the way it is now, is extremely vague and too conservative. Students said they want the real-life issues they face to be apart of the sex ed curriculum.

“I think we need to talk about identity formation; we need to talk healthy relationships and how to prevent rape and sexual assault, along with contraception,” said Caitlyn Caruso, a junior at Nevada Learning Academy.

Car hits, critically hurts woman

LAS VEGAS -- A 54-year-old woman was taken to University Medical Center Monday in critical condition after being hit by a car while crossing the street.

According to Metro Police, the crash happened at around 5:15 p.m. near Tropicana Avenue and Morris Street, which is just east of Nellis Boulevard. Eastbound Tropicana Avenue was closed for the investigation.

The driver of the car told police he didn't see the woman, who was in a crosswalk.

I-Team: Strip club files lawsuit in credit card fraud case

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas strip club has filed a civil racketeering lawsuit against three former managers and three former topless dancers.

Lawyers for Club Paradise filed the suit Monday. It alleges the former managers and dancers worked together to inflate customers credit card transactions through false pretenses or outright forgeries.

The conspirators then shared in the proceeds generated by the scheme, the lawsuit alleges.

The club was closed in June when police executed search warrants looking for evidence of credit card fraud.





FedEx plane makes emergency landing in Las Vegas

Credit: Willie St.Clair

 LAS VEGAS -- A FedEx plane made an emergency landing at McCarran International Airport Friday morning after a fire was reported in the cargo area of the jet.

FedEx flight 415 was scheduled to fly from Ontario, California to Memphis, Tennessee when the plane, carrying three people, landed in Las Vegas at 7:13 a.m.

According to Christine Crews with McCarran International Airport, the MD-11's crew used a fire suppression system on the blaze. No one was injured.

The Clark County Fire Department is investigating the incident.

McCarran starts $67 million runway paving project

LAS VEGAS -- For the next six months McCarran International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the country will juggle thousands of flights with one less runway. Crews started a multimillion-dollar runway paving project Wednesday.

McCarran International Airport authorities said the $67 million renovation project shouldn't be an issue for passengers, and there shouldn't be any major delays in the project.

“We have been working very closely with our FAA tower, planners and construction crews to minimize any type of operational impact,” said Rosemary Vassiliadis, Director of Aviation, McCarran Airport.

However, some frequent flyers aren't convinced.

“Taking a runway away is not going to improve things, lets put it that way,” said Raymond Brey, frequent flyer.

UNLV grad program ranks poorly in salary study

LAS VEGAS -- A website that analyzes salary data and career topics reported Tuesday that UNLV ranks a lowly 492nd out of 605 American universities studied in terms of salaries graduate degree holders can expect to earn.

PayScale.com estimated that graduates of UNLV's master's degree program earn on average $55,600 early in their careers and $81,200 mid-career.

The master's program at University of Nevada, Reno, didn't fare much better, ranking 461st with average early career salaries of $59,900 and mid-career salaries of $83,800.

Topping the list is Harvard Law School, with average early career salaries of $130,000 and mid-career salaries of $201,000. UNLV's William S. Boyd School of Law wasn't ranked separately.