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Baseball and College Life for Hinman Elementary Students

Baseball and College Life for Hinman Elementary Students

The College of Southern Nevada is giving a group of elementary students a little fun time at the ballpark by hosting the Hinman Elementary School Family Night Out this afternoon.

As part of the CSN Henderson campus/Hinman Elementary Communities In Schools Partnership, Hinman Elementary students and their families will receive free admission to the Coyotes baseball game at Morse Stadium on the CSN Henderson campus (700 College Drive, Henderson).

As an active community partner of Communities In Schools of Nevada (CIS), the leading drop out prevention program in the state of Nevada, the CSN Henderson campus has played an integral role in providing support to students at Hinman Elementary. CSN volunteers have coordinated baseball and softball clinics, participated in Hinman Reading Week, and judged science fairs.

“We know how challenging it can be to find inexpensive family activities.

UNLV Basketball Player Pleads No Contest

HENDERSON -- A UNLV basketball player pleaded no contest after being accused of choking his girlfriend.

Trevon Willis entered his plea Tuesday to domestic battery with strangulation, coercion and grand larceny. It incident happened in June when Willis' girlfriend called police claiming he got angry with her and began choking her.

Willis was ordered to serve 100 hours of community service, pay a $340 fine, go to counseling for six months and have no contact with the victim.

Doctor Arrested in Golfer's Death Investigation

HENDERSON -- Nearly eight weeks after professional golfer Erica Blasberg was found dead in her Henderson home, the Clark County coroner's office has ruled her death a suicide. Toxic levels of prescription drugs were also found in her system.

The 25-year-old's family says they still want answers. Their focus is now turned to Dr. Thomas Hess, the man police say was with her the night before she died. An arrest warrant was issued for Hess Tuesday for obstruction of justice. He turned himself in, posted bail and was released. 

The night before her death, Blasberg's father Mel says she seemed fine. Blasberg's believe only Dr. Hess can help them figure out what may have caused her to want to kill herself.

Registration Begins for Adult Softball Leagues

Registration for adult softball leagues will start on Aug. 2nd and end Sept. 17th.

Toddler Drowns at Home of Former NFL Star

HENDERSON - The 2-year-old son of former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham drowned in a backyard hot tub Tuesday.

Metro Police was called to a home on Robindale around 5:00 p.m. Police say the child was found floating in a Jacuzzi. The child was rushed to the hospital but did not survive. The Clark County coroner has identified the child as Christian Cunningham.

Cunningham was not at the home at the time of the drowning. The 47-year-old is now an ordained minister and pastor of a church in Las Vegas.

Metro Police Lt. Dennis Flynn says a woman at the house with several other children found the child and began trying to resuscitate him. The child was pronounced dead at St. Rose Dominican Hospital Siena campus in Henderson.

Young Pitcher Fights Tough Adversity

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Life threw Ryan Popowcer a curveball. But he's fighting it off and throwing back something even more nasty.

"I have a slurve, which is pretty good. It's pretty good. They swing over it," he said.

Batters swing over his unhittable combination of slider and curveball pitch. Not bad for the Liberty High School freshman. Even more impressive for someone suffering from scoliosis.

"I have a pretty bad curve and the brace to correct it," he said.

A painful brace, which he must wear nightly in hopes of correcting the 24-percent curve in his spine.

"We would've never known by looking at him, because obviously he was born with it. But they do the screenings in school -- in seventh grade -- and it came back with a question mark on it," said Ryan's father Sam Popowcer.

"I think it's all mental. Have the right attitude and know you can accomplish anything. That's all you need," said Ryan.

More Homeowners Falling Delinquent on Mortgages

LAS VEGAS -- The number of Southern Nevada homeowners delinquent on their mortgage payments has climbed steadily for the past several months. In some cases, it's people just willing to walk away from their homes, and in other cases, homeowners are holding out hope that they will get a loan modification.

In any given neighborhood, chances are good that a homeowner is the process of walking away from their mortgage. In the past, five months was typically the longest a homeowner could stay in their home until the bank would come knocking. But that is no longer the case.

Nick Nolf with The Nolf Group has been in the real estate business through the boom, the bust, and now the slow turn-around.