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School District Releases Superintendent Survey Results

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County School District asked the public for input on its search for a new superintendent and now the results of that survey are known. Three-quarters of those surveyed believe the new superintendent should have business experience.

More than 5,000 people responded and of those people 62 percent have at least one child in the school district. Those who responded -- and do not have a child in the district -- were mostly teachers.

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The Clark County Board of Trustees is holding a special meeting tonight at 5:30 to discuss the findings of the survey and take public comment.

Of those surveyed, 74-percent said the person considered for the superintendent job should be successful at managing a large urban school district with a diverse student population.

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Colorado River Search Resumes for Henderson Teen

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Nev.  -- National Park Service rangers are due to resume a search for an 18-year-old from Henderson who disappeared while swimming in the Colorado River about two miles south of Hoover Dam.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area spokesman Andrew Munoz says the search will resume Tuesday for the teen last seen Monday swimming with two friends in Black Canyon. Searchers presume he drowned.

His friends told officials they were able to swim back to shore, but the teen struggled and went under water in swift current. His name was not immediately made public. A helicopter and boat search was launched about 4 p.m. after the teen's friends hiked two miles up the Gold Strike Canyon trail to get cell phone reception and summon help.

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Muslim Group Says FBI Still on Nevada Prayer Case

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Muslim advocacy group representative accused the FBI on Monday of wrongly questioning five Muslim men in the Los Angeles area about praying in a shopping center parking lot in southern Nevada six months ago.

Council on American-Islamic Relations attorney Ameena Mirza Qazi in Los Angeles said she was concerned that federal investigators still think the men detained last December by Henderson police were "plotting something or were some sort of suspicious group."

FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller in Los Angeles said the men were interviewed by FBI agents "to clarify routine reports of suspicious activity" and were not arrested.

"None of the men have been accused of wrongdoing," Eimiller said.

Qazi, head of the CAIR Los Angeles chapter, dubbed the men the "Henderson 7." She said five of the men were questioned at their homes Thursday morning.

Las Vegas Customers Line Up to Get New iPhone

HENDERSON, Nev. - Die-hard fans started waiting in line Wednesday night, anxious to get their hands on the new iPhone. By Thursday morning there were 1,000 fans waiting in front of the Apple Store at Town Square.

The iPhone 4 has been redesigned. It features a five-megapixel camera with a flash. It also takes high-definition video that users can edit on the phone. The screen also has a much higher resolution, allowing users to watch video in high-definition.

 

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Police Search St. Rose Hospital Area for Man with Gun

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson Police were called to the area around the St. Rose Hospital on Eastern and St. Rose Parkway to investigate a person with a gun.

Police say they received a report of a man walking into the hospital carrying a rifle. They surrounded the scene and started to search for the suspect.

After about an hour, a doctor came forward saying he carried the rifle into the hospital because he didn't want to leave it in his car. The doctor was not charged with a crime.

Henderson Teen Accused of Trying to Kill Newborn

HENDERSON -- A Henderson 19-year-old is accused of trying to kill her newborn baby shortly after giving birth in April.

Henderson police say Sarah White concealed her pregnancy from her parents and then attempted to dispose of the child after giving birth in the family's bathroom.

According to police, White's mother found the baby in the bathroom tub in a plastic bag and the child had no signs of life. White's father, a paramedic, resuscitated the baby.

White's parents told police they suspected the teen was pregnant but whenever they asked her, she denied it and said she had just gained some weight. 

White is facing charges of attempted murder and child abuse and neglect.

Nevada to get Millions in Housing Foreclosure Help

LAS VEGAS -- Nevada is one of five states about to get additional housing help from the Obama administration.

More than $100 million is headed to Nevada to fight foreclosures and help struggling homeowners. On Wednesday, the Obama administration approved the "Hardest Hit Fund" proposal.

The money will help borrowers who've lost their jobs make mortgage payments. The money will be distributed by the Nevada Affordable Housing Assistance Program.