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Cause of Death Released for Little Leaguer

Cause of Death Released for Little Leaguer

The Clark County Coroner’s Office released Spencer Melvin’s cause of death Wednesday afternoon.

He died of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is a thickening of the heart muscle. It is a condition that is usually inherited. The 8-year-old Little Leaguer suddenly collapsed died on his way to a baseball game April 10.

Melvin's family was honored by the UNLV baseball team Wednesday afternoon. The family was on hand as Spencer's brother, Sam, threw out the first pitch at the UNLV game. They said the tribute was very touching.

“It is unbelievable. These guys who memorialized our son ... we're a baseball family, so this meant everything to us,” Bob Melvin, Spencer's father, said.

The UNLV baseball team also wore memorial patches on their uniforms. The patches are being sold to support the family.

 

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.

Local Teaching Artists Boost Arts Education

Local Teaching Artists Boost Arts Education

Artists look to support themselves by teaching what they do best.

Forgive the alteration of an old expression:

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Regents Renew Chancellor's Contract

Regents Renew Chancellor's Contract

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada regents have renewed the contract for Chancellor Dan Klaich.

The board meeting in Las Vegas unanimously endorsed Klaich on Thursday by approving the five-year pact that runs from July 1 of next year through June 30, 2017.

His salary will remain the same at $303,000 annually.

Klaich oversees the Nevada System of Higher Education that includes two universities, four community colleges, a state college and an environmental research institute.

Klaich was appointed chancellor in 2009. He is also a former regent, having served on the board from 1983 to 1997.

 

Race Reporter Jamie Little At Home in Las Vegas and On Track

Race Reporter Jamie Little At Home in Las Vegas and On Track

A 1996 graduate of Green Valley High School, Little works for ESPN.

    Today, 12 NASCAR drivers will come together for an unscripted, unfiltered meeting with fans at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel. The event, After the Lap, is the jewel in the NASCAR Champion's Week crown and moderator Jamie Little expects it to be a free-for-all.

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Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada honored 34 Girl Scouts during its recent 2011 Young Women of Distinction ceremony at The Orleans Hotel & Casino.

The Gold Award is Girl Scouts highest earned honor, and is an opportunity for a girl to put her leadership skills, career interests, and personal values together to serve her community. Gold Award recipients: