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President Obama to spend weekend in Las Vegas area

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- President Barack Obama is scheduled to spend the weekend in the Las Vegas area before heading back to Washington, D.C.

The White House said Friday the president will spend the night Saturday in nearby Henderson before departing Sunday from McCarran International Airport.  Specifics weren't provided.

The president arrived in Las Vegas on Friday and visited a Las Vegas High School to sign an executive order on immigration.

With him aboard Air Force One was a delegation of congressional Democrats including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Nevada U.S. Reps. Dina Titus and Steven Horsford.

The president says his executive order will protect as many as 5 million immigrants who are illegally in the United States from deportation.

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Newlywed's family begs for hit-and-run driver to turn self in

HENDERSON, Nev.  -- The family of a newlywed killed over the weekend is asking for help in finding the hit-and-run driver who killed Mario Regalado.

The crash happened Saturday afternoon near Eastern and Evansville avenues.  That's where Regalado was riding his bike when someone hit him and took off. 

Police say they have found the car, a 90s model sedan, involved in the crash, but the driver hasn't been located.

Regalado, 43, was always out cycling and loved being active, but this was the one ride that ended his life.

Days before the crash, his daughter Bella, gave him a present.

"He has this road ID bracelet that his daughter had just given him, two days ago," said Melissa Moses, Regalado's wife.

Saturday was the first time he wore the bracelet.

"It has my name, contact info and No.













Bicyclist struck and killed in hit-and-run ID'd

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified Mario Regalado of Las Vegas as the bicyclist killed in a hit-and-run crash on Eastern Avenue near Evansville Avenue.

Henderson Police said the driver of the car fled the scene after he hit the 43-year-old from behind when he was riding his bike. It happened in the right lane near the curb around 2 p.m.

Officers said traffic was moving slowly when the suspect's car, tried to switch lanes, but police said the driver, whose identity is still a mystery was speeding. 

Henderson Police said it was a passerby who stopped to help Regalado and call 911 after he was hit.  The 43-year-old was taken to St. Rose Dominican Hospital – Siena Campus where he was pronounced dead.

The hit-and-run vehicle is described as a blue 1990s model Honda or Acura sedan with Nevada license plate 871-LZH.







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.

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Flagger hit and killed by car ID'd by coroner

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The woman who was hit and killed by an alleged drunk driver has been identified as Marilyn Rouse, according to the Clark County Coroner's Office.

Rouse, 49, of Las Vegas was working as a flagger in the construction zone Friday at 2 a.m. near Warm Springs Road and Arroyo Grande Boulevard in Henderson when she was struck.

Police said she was wearing a suit made of reflective material and using safety equipment, including a hand-held red wand light and hard hat.  Rouse was taken to Sunrise Hospital Trauma Center where she died Friday night.  

The type of injuries Rouse sustained and the cause of her death has yet to be released.





Police: Flagger hit in construction zone Friday has died

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The victim hit by an alleged DUI driver in a construction zone Friday has died, according to Henderson Police.

Officers said the 49-year-old victim whose name hasn't been released, was working as a flagger in the construction zone at 2 a.m. near Warm Springs Road and Arroyo Grande Boulevard when she was struck.

Police said she was wearing a suit made of reflective material and using safety equipment, including a hand-held red wand light and hard hat. The victim was taken to Sunrise Hospital Trauma Center where she died.

Selina Gonzalez-Gascon, the 21-year-old woman who police said was the driver, is being charged with DUI with substantial bodily harm in a work zone and leaving the scene of a collision involving serious injury.

Small plane crashes into fence near Henderson airport

HENDERSON, Nev. — A small plane crashed into a fence Wednesday morning on the outskirts of the Henderson Executive Airport.

Two people were onboard but were not hurt in the crash, officials said.

The two-seater struck a fence off Volunteer Boulevard just before noon. No cars were involved.

The plane is owned by Sky Combat Ace, which operates out of the airport. In a news release, the company said it was working with the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board in the crash investigation.

The pilot worked for Sky Combat Ace, a release said.

Other details surrounding the crash, including the cause, have not been released.