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Coroner Identifies Man Killed While Walking on Sidewalk

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark Country Coroner's Office has identified the man who was struck and killed by a truck Sunday as 46-year-old Leonardo Valdez.

Valdez was walking on a sidewalk with his wife at Hacienda Avenue and Pecos Road when he was killed.

Crash on I-215 Involves Pedestrian

LAS VEGAS -- Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating an accident on I-215 involving a pedestrian.

The accident happened in the eastbound lanes between Warm Springs Road and Las Vegas Boulevard around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Nevada Highway patrols says the person who was hit was a construction worker. The victim was taken to the hospital, but there is now word on their condition.

The accident caused major delays on the freeway.

New Terminal at McCarran Airport Holds Open House

LAS VEGAS -- Thousands of people got a sneak peek of the new $2.4 billion terminal at McCarran International Airport. It's the largest public works project in Nevada.

Terminal Three or T3 has 14 gates, half of which are, only for international airlines like British Airways or Korean Air. Each one of those flights brings hundreds of people into Las Vegas and T3 is equipped to handle the influx of foreign travelers.

State-of-the-art technology includes kiosks equipped for self-baggage check, self-boarding gates and touch screen monitors with airport directions.

It's especially helpful for Jacob Bushman who lives in Las Vegas and travels for a living.

"I'm in the trade show industry and because we have so many conventions, the more people we can get in is great for me," Bushman smiled.

Pharmacy Business Cutting 133 Nevada Jobs

LAS VEGAS -- Mail order pharmacy business Medco will cut 133 Nevada-based employees, company officials confirmed Friday.

A company spokesman said the decision to let go of 133 of 1,400 Nevada employees "was based on operational efficiencies. With many of our clients based in the East and Midwest, we must shift work to nearby facilities with lower postage costs in order to serve our clients and patients in the most effective and efficient way possible."

The affected employees have been informed of the decision.

Wink Adams Goes Back to School as PE Teacher

LAS VEGAS - For the last few months, there's been a familiar face teaching physical education at Bonanza High School. That's Wink Adams, the former UNLV point guard who graduated in 2009 as the sixth leading scorer in school history.

"Word has got out, and so now I can't hide no more," he said.

Adams returned to Las Vegas in January after finishing his third year of professional basketball in Europe. He started substitute teaching around the valley. When a long-term physical education substitute teaching job opened at Bonanza, it was the perfect fit.

"At first, I was kind of nervous about it, but it got easier and easier," he said. "The kids get used to you, and once they start listening to you, you get that organization. I started loving it."

"He has the number one attribute that all teachers have to have: patience," said Wink's fellow P.E. teacher Val Balison.

Culinary Academy of Las Vegas' Summer Food Program

The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas has announced it will offer free food to children at 19 locations over the summer months. Last year, the academy prepared 2,300 meals a day. The meals are free to children between the ages of 2 to 18, Monday through Friday.

 

  • Andre Agassi Boys & Girls Club
    800 N. MLK Blvd., Las Vegas 89106

 

  • Doolittle Community Center
    1950 N. "J" St., Las Vegas 89106

 

  • East Valley Family Services
    1800 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 111, Las Vegas 89104

 

  • Edna Hinman Elementary
    450 Merlayne Dr., Henderson 89015 (Starts July 2)

 

  • Gordon McCaw Elementary
    57 Lynn Lane, Henderson 89015

 

  • "Jackie" Gaughan Boys & Girls Club
    920 Cottage Grove Ave., Las Vegas 89119

 

President Obama Visits Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- President Barack Obama was in Las Vegas Thursday to address the public at UNLV.

President Obama mixed campaign fundraising with legislative business as he wrapped up a two-day West Coast trip.

President Obama told 2,500 people that he is working to stop a sudden increase in college debt.The president chose Las Vegas to highlight his higher education ideas.

A full auditorium at UNLV's Cox Pavilion heard the president speak. Despite the focus of his speech being college loans, he first talked about introducing federal mortgage refinancing programs. But the president quickly pivoted to his main topic: student loans.

SLIDESHOW: President Barack Obama in Las Vegas