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Twitchell Elementary's fundraising to save teaching positions threatened by budget cuts

Families of the students who attend Neil C Twitchell Elementary School are jumping into action to save teaching jobs there. The school's budget took a hit, so the principal at Twitchell Elementary asked parents for donations to pay for some of the teachers' salaries.

As to why she's asking parents for help, the principal, Michele Woolridge, sent the following statement:

"Parents have expressed concern about class sizes. Like all schools, we have gone through multiple rounds of budget cuts. I'm lucky to be in a community that has resources to support fund raising, not all communities do... Read More

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Henderson Police investigate apparent murder-suicide near 515 and Wagonwheel Drive

Henderson Police investigated the death of a 41-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman Sunday. It happened in the 2500 block of Vegas Vic Street near 515 and Wagonwheel Drive.

Authorities said around 11:20 a.m., Henderson Police, and Fire responded to the home in reference to a man who alleged to have shot his wife and was threatening to shoot himself upon police arrival.

Henderson Police's preliminary investigation indicates that upon arrival to the residence, both the female and male were located within the residence with no apparent signs of life and had what appeared to be fatal injuries consistent with gunshot wounds.

The deaths appear to be the result of an apparent murder-suicide.

The names of the couple will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Office pending the next of kin notification.

This is being investigated as the seventh homicide in Henderson for 2018... Read More

Nevada State College growing along with student population

During the recession, the future of Nevada State College was far from certain. Some even proposed it should close to deal with budget cuts.

About a decade later, it's now the second fastest growing college in the entire country.

On this first week of school, Nevada State College students are noticing the construction groundwork on the campus.

There will be brand new education building and possibly the very first dorms on campus. There are artist renderings for a two-story school of education building to house the new speech pathology and early childhood education programs.

If state lawmakers approve funding for the $62 million project during the 2019 session, it'll be done in two years by fall of 2021.

The state hasn't built a building there in 10 years.

With more than 4,600 students this semester, up by 10-percent from last year, they need every bit of classroom space. ... Read More

Person killed in rollover accident at Pecos and Wigwam Parkway

Henderson Police are investigating a deadly crash at N. Pecos Road and Wigwam Parkway.

According to officers, three car crash that happened around 6:15 p.m.

Henderson Police said a vehicle hit a pole before rolling over. The person died at the scene, police said.

No word on the role the other vehicles played in the crash.

There weren't any other details released... Read More

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Threat briefly places Thurman White Middle School on lockdown

A school within the Clark County School district was briefly placed on a lockdown Tuesday.

The hour lockdown placed on Thurman White Middle School ended shortly before 2 p.m.

The following ParentLink message was sent to parents:

"This is Andrea Katona, principal at Thurman White Middle School.

I want to let you know that our school was placed in a lockdown around 1 o'clock this afternoon as a precautionary measure due to a report of a threat directed at the school.

Clark County School District Police were contacted and are present on our campus while they investigate the matter. We will maintain the lockdown status until the officers give us clearance to release from the lockdown status.

As a result of the lockdown, please do not come to the school as you will not be allowed to enter the building. Your child/children are in a safe environment, and we would like to thank you for your cooperation. ... Read More

VIDEO: Henderson Police release body camera video of officer-involved-shooting

Henderson Police released body camera footage of the officer-involved shooting that occurred last week.

It happened on Aug. around 8:10 p.m. in a parking lot located at 2667 Windmill Parkway.

Preliminary investigation indicates that on Sunday night at approximately 8:10 p.m., a patrol officer came into contact with three people that were involved in suspicious activity.

Larry Calvert was in the driver's seat. Marcella Levia was in the passenger's seat.

As an assisting officer arrived, Calvert was directed to exit his vehicle. Calvert ignored Officer E. Nielsen's commands and tried to start the car so he could flee the area.

During the investigation, the Calvert ignored the officer's commands and an altercation occurred after a second officer arrived to assist... Read More

Henderson Police officer involved in crash; Coronado Center shutdown at St. Rose and Pecos

Law enforcement officers are investigating a crash that involves a Henderson Police officer.

It happened on Coronado Center Drive. Coronado Center Drive is shut down at St. Rose Parkway and S. Pecos Road.

At this time, there's no word on the condition of the officer. There also wasn't any relationship released about what caused the crash.

This is a developing story... Read More