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DMV Worker Arrested for Driver's License Fraud

DMV Worker Arrested for Driver's License Fraud

A woman accused of recuriting illegal immigrants to pay thousands of dollars for fake driver’s licenses is in jail in Henderson today.

State and federal investigators have arrested a Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles technician who allegedly issued more than 200 Nevada driver’s licenses illegally.

Nancy P. Brown of Las Vegas, 28 years old, is accused of receiving compensation ranging from $1,500 to $3,000 for each license.

Brown was arrested May 5 at the Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino, and was booked into the Henderson jail. She faces federal charges of Fraud and Theft or Bribery. Brown worked at the DMV branch on Sahara Ave. in Las Vegas and has been with the department since 2007.

Investigators with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles' Compliance Enforcement Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations say Brown worked with a series of middlemen outside the DMV to recruit immigrants and accept payments.

Anonymous Prescription Drug Collection Coming Saturday

Anonymous Prescription Drug Collection Coming Saturday

The Drug Enforcement Administration and its community partners throughout Nevada will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, DEA and local law enforcement will host 33 collection sites throughout Nevada.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last September, Nevada residents collected and turned in more than 1,600 pounds of prescription drugs at collection sites operated by DEA’s state and local law enforcement partners.

Local collection sites are:

Boulder City

530 Avenue G

Henderson

1300 W. Sunset Road, Suite #1229

Las Vegas

3675 E. Harmon

9850 W.

Mayweather Court Date in Las Vegas Postponed

LAS VEGAS --  Trial has been postponed to Sept. 1 for Floyd Mayweather Jr. on a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from allegations he poked a homeowner security guard in the face during an argument outside Mayweather's Las Vegas home.

Clark County District Court spokeswoman Mary Ann Price said Mayweather didn't appear in person Monday while his lawyer asked a Las Vegas justice of the peace to push back the trial date.

The 34-year-old undefeated professional boxer also faces a court date later this week on unrelated and more serious felony charges stemming from a domestic argument with his ex-girlfriend and two of their children last September.

The misdemeanor case stems from allegations Mayweather poked the 21-year-old association guard during an argument in November about parking tickets in the gated community where Mayweather lives.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Henderson Police Targeting Pedestrian Safety

Henderson Police Targeting Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian safety will receive top priority beginning next week in Henderson.

The Henderson Police Department's Traffic Unit officers will be out looking for pedestrians not crossing streets safely or legally and motorists not paying attention to pedestrians in crosswalks. 

Henderson Police will be joined by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Mesquite Police, Boulder City Police and Nevada Highway Patrol for this enforcement effort, which will be from April 18 until May 9. Officers will target intersections with clearly marked crosswalks. Officers in plain clothes will cross in the crosswalk looking for motorists not yielding to pedestrians.

Henderson Police Hunt Child Kidnapping Suspect

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A man wanted for kidnapping a Henderson girl and holding a cab driver hostage is still on the run. Police have released surveillance video from that day with the hope that someone will help them find him.

28-year-old Matthew Hayward may be in California, but police believe he could also be headed back to Henderson. A local gas station employee says the suspect was in his store Saturday with the little girl, but they seemed like the average customer.

"It was around 1 o'clock in the afternoon. She didn't appear to be distressed or anything, according to the cashier. But then again, you never can tell," said gas station Assistant Manager James Wellesely.

Conviction Overturned for Woman Found Guilty of 1995 Murder

LAS VEGAS -- A woman convicted of the 1995 murder of the father of her child has been granted a new trial.

Barbara Pinkston was convicted of shooting and killing Gregory Payne in 1995 in front of a Henderson Discovery Zone, a play center for children. Payne was having a Father's Day visit with the couple's child.

According to court documents, Pinkston said she fired after an argument because she thought Payne was going for a weapon in his truck.

The pair had a rocky relationship. Payne was convicted of a domestic battery charge after a fight with Pinkston.

The U.S. District Court ruled Wednesday that jury instructions did not properly allow the jury to consider a lesser charge of second degree murder. If the prosecution does not re-file charges or work out a deal, Pinkston could be released from jail within 30 days.

Del Webb Students Win FBI Competition

Del Webb Students Win FBI Competition

Del Webb Middle School won the FBI-SOS (Safe Online Surfing) Internet Challenge 6th Grade National Championship for the month of January 2011.

The monthly program, which runs each school year from September through May, is a free educational program that delivers critical Internet safety information in a fun, competitive format to students in grades 3-8, with a separate monthly challenge for each grade level. The goal of the program is to provide students with knowledge about how to avoid dangerous situations on the internet, specifically internet predators. Each month, students from registered schools take an online pre-quiz, learning about internet safety in the scavenger hunt and then taking an online quiz.