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CCSD Names Four New Turnaround Schools

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County School District has designated four new school to join their Turnaround program. 

According to the district, Roundy and Sunrise Acres Elementary Schools, along with Mike O'Callaghan Middle School and Canyon Springs High School will be added to the district's turnaround efforts, which provides additional resources and support for the community's lowest performing schools.

As part of the initiative, all four schools have named new principals. In addition to new principals, each school will be given the ability to reassign and rehire for several staff positions.

The announcement comes after news that Nevada will receive $3.5 million to improve low-achieving schools.

Employees Facing Last Days on the Job at NLV

Employees Facing Last Days on the Job at NLV

North Las Vegas is closing a $30 million gap in its budget by laying off 108 employees starting this weekend. Most of those layoffs are from the North Las Vegas Detention Center.

One of the people being laid off is Sergeant Tim Giarmo. He is one of the night supervisors at the jail and a member of the Police Supervisors Association. Giarmo has worked in law enforcement for 19 years and at the North Las Vegas jail for four and a half years. Right now, he is looking for new ways to earn money and support his wife and four children.

"I have even thought of looking into opening up or trying to get a Subway franchise, something like that," Giarmo said. “I'm not a politician. I'm not an accountant. I think there was probably a better way to do things.”

Giarmo thought his job was safe. He was a field-training officer. He also has extensive training with the city’s Special Response Team, which handles emergencies.

Officer Injured While Responding to Call

LAS VEGAS -- A Metro Police officer was injured while responding to a domestic disturbance call, a police watch commander said.

The officer had responded to the 5000 block of Madre Mesa Drive, near Decatur and Rancho. The officer tripped and hit his head while helping someone.

The watch commander said the officer sustained minor injuries.


North Las Vegas Set to Layoff Employees

North Las Vegas Set to Layoff Employees

 

With budget cuts set to start Sunday and city offices closed on Friday, Thursday could be the last day for 108 city of North Las Vegas employees

The cash-strapped city is trying to fill a $30 million budget deficit. Beginning July 1, city services will be streamlined. There will be cutbacks in library and recreation center hours, elimination of some utility maintenance jobs and enforced unpaid time off. City Manager Tim Hacker says the tough decisions are necessary to build a stronger foundation for the future.

The bulk of the layoffs will come from corrections employees. In all, 93 jobs from the correction’s department will be eliminated. North Las Vegas closed its detention center and is now renting a separate wing of the Las Vegas City Jail.

Man Arrested In NLV Bank Robberies

LAS VEGAS -- North Las Vegas Police arrested a man in connection with two banks that were robbed earlier this month in the city.

Police arrested Daniel Cordova, 24, and booked him on four felony charges related to the robberies.

On June 18, a man entered a US Bank in the 2200 block of E. Lake Mead Boulevard and handed a teller a note demanding money. The teller complied and he ran out with an undisclosed sum of cash.

Five days later, a man matching the description from the first robbery entered a Wells Fargo just down the street from the US Bank and again demanded money.

This time, the teller alerted everyone in the bank to the robbery and the robber ran out without any money.

Based on evidence at the scene, police arrested Cordova a few hours later and was booked into the North Las Vegas Detention Center. He faces a count of robbery and attempted robbery and two counts of burglary.

Traffic to be Detoured Off I-15 North at Lake Mead Blvd.

LAS VEGAS – Northbound Interstate 15 at Lake Mead Boulevard will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Tuesday to Saturday.

Traffic will be detoured off Lake Mead to Cheyenne Avenue via Losee Road during the closure.

Construction workers are expected to place steel girders over the northbound lanes as part of North Las Vegas' North Fifth Street improvement project.

NLV Police to Receive Almost $2M to Employ 14 Officers

The North Las Vegas Police Department is receiving grant money for 14 law enforcement jobs, Sen. Harry Reid's office announced Monday.

The $1.75 million grant is funded through the federal Justice Department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS.

In the announcement, it stated that the grant is for either preserving or creating jobs.

"This grant gives the North Las Vegas Police Department a shot in the arm," Reid said in a statement. "(The) funds will create jobs and improve public safety in North Las Vegas, and I am pleased that Nevadans living in the community will be better protected by a strong law enforcement agency."

The grants provide 75 percent of funding for entry-level salaries and benefits for three years of newly-hired, full-time sworn officer positions or to rehire officers who had been laid off, or are scheduled to be laid off, according to the federal office.