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Governor Christens New "DMV in a Box" at UNLV

Governor Christens New "DMV in a Box" at UNLV

 

Governor Brian Sandoval helped cut the ribbon Tuesday morning on the opening of one of 18 new self-service DMV kiosks.

Sandoval celebrated the opening of a kiosk at the UNLV Student Union, which is now one of 45 statewide.

New DMV kiosk functions include accepting applications for driver’s license and identification card renewals, duplicate driver’s license, identification cards and instruction permits, and accepting payment for a registration reinstatement resulting from a lapse in insurance.

The DMV kiosks also process registration renewals and decals, and driver history records. Most of the new “DMVs in a Box” are located in area supermarkets.

New Funding Formula Aims to Prevent College Tuition Hikes

LAS VEGAS - Nevada's college students are getting a real-life lesson on university finances, and it's leaving a bitter taste for those just starting out.

"There's a lot coming out of our pockets for parking, all the little fees over and above tuition," UNLV student Donald Romero said.

"When I was talking to my advisor, I was looking into stuff," said UNLV student Jasmine Bradford. "They were like, ‘I'm sorry. They're not offering it anymore.' So, it was very unfortunate."

"The institution only cares about the money you give them," added another UNLV student. "That's all they care about."

Colorado State Upsets No. 17 UNLV, 66-59

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Dorian Green scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half, leading Colorado State back from a 16-point deficit to upset No. 17 UNLV 66-59 on Wednesday night.

The Rams (18-10, 7-6 Mountain West) capped a perfect home mark in league play with their 13th straight win at Moby Arena.

They trailed 41-26 at halftime and by 16 points in the opening minutes of the second half before rallying to burnish their NCAA credentials with their third straight home win over a ranked team.

The Rebels (24-7, 8-5) fell a game behind New Mexico and San Diego State in the Mountain West standings. They got 17 points from Oscar Bellfield, but he had just one basket in the second half, a 3-pointer that put UNLV ahead 47-31.

From that point, the Rams outscored the Rebels 35-12.

Pre-Registration Open for Government Auction

Pre-Registration Open for Government Auction

Pre-registration is now open for the first government surplus auction of the year.

The pre-registration and preview period will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday at the auction site, 4320 Stephanie Street. Prospective bidders need to show a valid ID at the registration office.

The auction will feature items from several local and state government agencies along with McCarran International Airport, UNLV, the Clark County School District, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police and from agencies in Utah. There will be office equipment like computers and file cabinets for sale. There will also be 100 vehicles up for auction. During the preview period, people will get a chance to view some of the vehicles and items up for sale. The vehicle auction will take place both live and online. For a complete list of items for sale and to register for the online portion of the sale, go to tntauction.com.

Six-Year-Old Struck by Hit and Run Driver

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a hit-and-run accident involving a 6-year-old boy Wednesday morning.

According to police, the boy was crossing the street near Nellis Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue with his brothers. When he got to the median, he thought he could make it the rest of the way but was hit by a car.

The driver stopped, helped brush the boy off and then left the scene. The boy suffered only minor injuries. Police are looking for the driver of the car. They have no other description of the car other than it was a gray convertible.

New Information Released about Mysterious Death

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police has released some new details about the woman found murdered inside a business at Tropicana Avenue and Pecos Road.

Police say the victim was a 53-year-old Hispanic woman who is the owner of Peru Post Etc. She was found by a customer around 11:20 a.m. Monday.

"I heard something going down. It's really unfortunate," concerned resident Don Barricklow said.

The small store that sells Peruvian products was surrounded by crime scene tape after an unexplainable episode of violence. Police are not saying how the victim was killed.

Judith Bott says the victim is Celia Soriano, her friend.

"It is very sad," Bott said. "What I want to say is… what we all want to say actually - she was an excellent person, an excellent human being. She was loved by a lot of people in this town."

UNLV Plans to Depart Mountain West, Join Newly Formed League

LAS VEGAS -- UNLV plans to join a new athletics conference comprised of former Mountain West and Conference USA members beginning in the 2013-14 academic year, the university announced Monday.

Presidents and chancellors from 16 universities met in Dallas Sunday to discuss future conference membership plans and agreed to work on forming a new intercollegiate athletic association.

Coming with UNLV from the former Mountain West will be:

 

  • Air Force
  • Colorado State
  • Fresno State (new in 2012-13)
  • Hawaii (new in 2012-13, football-only)
  • Nevada (new in 2012-13)
  • New Mexico
  • Wyoming

 

Coming from Conference USA will be:

 

  • Alabama-Birmingham
  • East Carolina
  • Marshall
  • Rice
  • Southern Mississippi
  • Texas-El Paso
  • Tulane
  • Tulsa