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Women drawn to Metro's crime scene analyst work

Although law enforcement is primarily a male dominated field, the makeup of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's crime scene analysts continues to shift towards women. → Read More

Six new charter schools open this year in Las Vegas valley

There are more options for families who don't want to enroll their kids in traditional public schools. At least six new charter schools in Clark County have opened their doors. → Read More

Mob Museum exhibit focuses on officer-involved shootings

Shoot or don't shoot? What would you do if you were a police officer put in a situation where lives were at stake? → Read More

Las Vegas Strip security to be increased for New Year's Eve

Following the 1 October shooting, security on the Las Vegas Strip will be tighter than ever for New Year's Eve. → Read More

Fire chief: Ambulances turned into buses on Oct. 1

Memories of the chaos and tragedy at the Route 91 Harvest Festival will remain forever for everyone affected by the 1 October shooting. → Read More

Lawyers want access to Las Vegas shooting site next week

Attorneys suing MGM Resorts say they expect to inspect the festival grounds for the first time, next week. → Read More

Meeting southern Nevada's electrical demands during the summer

As the temperatures creep into the triple digits, the demand for electricity jumps up quickly in southern Nevada. → Read More

Protecting large-scale venues in Las Vegas

On any given day, there are shows and concerts happening at the different venues on the Las Vegas Strip. → Read More

Family searches for answers 1 year after unsolved murder

A year after his murder, the family of Jose Alatorre is asking for the public's help finding his killer. The case has gone cold. → Read More

Student denied pro-life club sends 'demand letter' to CCSD

Two local schools are in hot water over what students are calling a violation of their first amendment rights. → Read More

Newly released stats from Metro reveals rise in violent crimes

Metro Police released new statistics Wednesday that revealed there's a rise in violent crimes around the valley. So far this year Metro said there has been an uptick in shootings, robberies, and dr... → Read More

PD: Teacher allegedly molested 7 students; faces 32 charges

Investigators say a North Las Vegas music teacher inappropriately touched seven of his students. The District Attorney's office says it will charge 54-year-old Jeremiah Mazo with 10 additional chil... → Read More

B.B. King's daughter upset she didn't get to say goodbye

People all over the world are remembering blues legend B.B. King. He died in his Las Vegas home at the age of 89. → Read More

CCSD trying to fill nearly 2,600 teaching spots in 3 months

Time is not on the side of the Clark County School District when it comes to fixing a critical teacher shortage. The teacher shortage issue is a recurring problem for the district that goes as far ... → Read More

Victim: Accused rapist offered deal, kept off sex offender regis

A man charged with raping and assaulting four young girls is expected to take a plea deal that will keep him from registering as a sex offender, according to one of the victims. → Read More

Bill wanting cuts on state pensions receives bi-partisan support

Fiscal hawks looking to cut government spending nationwide have focused in recent years on employee pensions they say spun out of control. → Read More

'Friendly' suspects target elderly with landscaping ruse

Some suspects are using a daring move to gain entrance into homes so they can distract the homeowner and steal cash or jewelry, police said. → Read More

New, powerful drug could be headed to Nevada

A new designer drug is sweeping the country causing people to hallucinate and have violent outbursts. The drug called Flakkacould soon be in Nevada. → Read More

CCSD magnet programs prepare youth by providing real-world skill

The economy's doing better, but jobs may be still hard to come by, so having real-world skills can be an asset when it comes to securing work. Through the magnet program, many valley teens are lear... → Read More

Report: Immigrants play significant role in Nevada economy

A new report is highlighting the contributions that immigrants are making to the economy. It says more than 19 percent of Nevada's population identifies as immigrant. → Read More