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Teen Mom in Dead Baby Case Faces Sept. Hearing

A judge set a Sept. 15 evidentiary hearing for a 19-year-old mother accused of hiding her pregnancy and killing her newborn son.

Carmela Camero was being held Friday at the Clark County jail after an initial appearance Thursday in Henderson Justice Court. Clark County prosecutor Vicki Monroe says Camero will face a murder charge.

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Camero was arrested Aug. 26 after telling Henderson police she didn't know she was pregnant until she gave birth, and that she smothered the child because she feared her mother would kick her out of the house.

Police say Camero also left the body of her stillborn daughter in a trash bin at The Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip in 2006. Camero was 16 at the time. She was not charged in that case.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Woman Accused of Murder Threw Out Another Baby

A 19-year-old Henderson woman accused of killing her newborn baby had disposed of another baby in 2006.

Carmela Camero is facing a murder charge after giving birth to a baby boy at her home on Sunday and then allegedly suffocating the child to hide her pregnancy from her mother. According to the arrest report, Camero told police she put the baby to her breast to smother him. She told police she was hiding the pregnancy from her mother.

Police sources say Camero gave birth to a girl in 2006. The baby was found in among trash at the Mirage. That was baby was stillborn so Camero was not charged. She was 16 years old at the time.

In this recent case, police say the child was born alive and then killed.

"We went to the house Monday and found that the newborn was dead.

Woman Accused of Killing her Infant Son

For nine months, 19-year-old Carmela Camero kept a secret. Police say she didn't want anyone to know she was pregnant. She should be loving and nurturing her baby boy, but instead she's sitting in jail, charged with murder.

Henderson Police say the child was born and soon suffocated at Camero's home near Black Mountain. "A woman gave birth in her home Sunday night and then contacted a hospital Monday saying the child was having problems breathing," said Henderson Police Spokesman Keith Paul. "We went to the house on Monday and found that the newborn was dead. At that point, we started a death investigation."

Officials released little information on the case, but details emerged from Camaro's arrest report. Camaro revealed she blocked the baby's ability to breathe knowing "he would eventually die." Her motive was clear.

Colonial Bank Closed

A bank with several Las Vegas branches has failed. Regulators have shut down Colonial BancGroup Inc., a big lender in real estate development that buckled under the collapse of the market. It was the biggest U.S. bank to fail this year, with about $25 billion in assets.

The bank is also under a federal criminal investigation over its accounting processes relating to thousands of mortgages worth more than $1 billion.

Bank of America is suing Colonial Bank and on Thursday it won a restraining order barring it from getting rid of $1 billion in cash and loans. Bank of America claims Colonial is holding the money for another company that's directly tied to the Taylor, Bean and Whitaker mortgage company, which recently closed its doors.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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School Police Investigate Missing Football Funds

Clark County school police are trying to find out what happened to thousands of dollars of funds raised by students in the football program at Coronado High School.

Head varsity football coach John Mannion says he thinks the money was stolen in late August from a cabinet in the football office. He says he's willing to reimburse the school.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Walgreens Offers Free Medical Care to Unemployed

Thousands of Southern Nevadans are out of work and cannot afford health care. Now, there is a  new program that could help them by providing free medical care.

The Take Care clinics inside of Walgreens' stores are offering some help for those who need it most.

"I feel terrible," said Gavin Pring who has had better days. He thinks he might have strep throat.

"With guys we'll just wait and wait and hope it gets better." Pring has no steady job and no health insurance. He and his wife Megan usually go to a UMC Quick Care clinic and pay cash but with the Take Care clinics, they now have more options.

The Take Care clinics inside of Walgreens stores are offering free medical care to patients who have lost their jobs and their medical insurance.

Henderson Police Open New Station

Henderson Police have a new weapon in their fight against crime. The city's third police station formally opened Tuesday night. Officials say it will bring a strong police presence to a part of Henderson that needs it.