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NLV Police Investigating Child Left Alone in Apartment

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas Police are investigating a young child left alone in an apartment.

The child was found Tuesday afternoon in an apartment at 1200 West Cheyenne Avenue, after police received a report that the girl was locked in an apartment alone.

She was taken to the University Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries, police said.

Officers are investigating how she was hurt and why she was left alone.

Embattled Lawmaker's Car Stolen in Sparks

Embattled Lawmaker's Car Stolen in Sparks

LAS VEGAS -- There is a new twist in the story of the embattled Nevada lawmaker Steven Brooks.

Brooks reported to the Sparks Police Department at about 7 p.m. Monday, that his car had been stolen.

After an investigation, police determined that the car had been stolen by an acquaintance of Brooks by the name of Adriane McFadden.

Police found McFadden and the car in a neighborhood of Sparks at about 8:45 p.m. Monday.

McFadden was arrested for vehicle theft.

Brooks has been banned from the Nevada Legislature while fellow lawmakers investigate his recent behavior. He was recently let go from his job with the City of Las Vegas. He is also facing felony domestic violence charges and charges of assaulting an officer.

Driving You Crazy: Mistimed Lights Along MLK Boulevard

LAS VEGAS - A viewer says the traffic lights at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Vegas Drive and Martin Luther King Boulevard and Washington Avenue are mistimed.

The viewer says the lights often last more than a minute before changing – even at 3 a.m. when traffic is light.

The viewer, who works a shift that necessitates overnight travel, said those traveling north or south on MLK have to rush to catch a hiccup of a green light, before the long red light kicks in.

Meanwhile, eastbound and westbound commuters on Vegas Drive, Owens Avenue and Washington Avenue benefit from a relatively permanent green light.

Traffic8 contacted the Regional Transportation Commission. RTC FAST found a malfunction, corrected it, and the light is now timed correctly with both traffic lights. The lights are now timed at 20 seconds of green and 20 seconds of red for all directions.

New Principals Named for 3 Turnaround Schools

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County School District announced the new principals for three turnaround schools.

Grant Hanevold will take over Sunrise Mountain High School, Lori Sarabyn will lead Cimarron-Memorial High School and Debra Jones will head Elizabeth Wilhelm Elementary School.

Aside from the new principals, the schools will receive more resources, including an extended school day and specialized literacy programs.

The district says the schools were chosen to be turnaround schools after a close review of their academic performance and school climate.

Six Schools Benefit from New Reading Centers

Six Schools Benefit from New Reading Centers


The Clark County School District is touting the success of a new program designed to improve student reading skills and educator effectiveness.

The Reading Skills Development Centers are a partnership between CCSD and UNLV and have been set up in six elementary schools. The centers focus on students kindergarten through third grade.

Tutors, coaching and master-reading teachers are all used in the centers to help students improve their reading skills.

Students from Camberio, Long, Manch, Martinez, Peterson and Williams elementary schools are benefitting from the program.

Those schools were chosen because they have a high number of English language learners, and low reading scores. However, the principals and staff were committed to increasing reading skills and improving instruction techniques.


Troubled Nev. Lawmaker's Actions to be Scrutinized

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- The Nevada Assembly could soon decide the fate of a state lawmaker who has been arrested twice since January.

Legislative leaders said Thursday that a committee that will recommend action against Assemblyman Steven Brooks could meet after hours next week to take testimony at the Carson City Courthouse, which has enhanced security. An investigation by an independent counsel is nearly complete.

Majority Leader William Horne says the full Assembly could vote by March 22.

The developments follow claims by a veteran's affairs advocate that he gave a ballistic vest to Brooks but declined to give him infrared night vision goggles.

Since January, Brooks has been arrested twice and involuntary hospitalized for a psychiatric evaluation. He is banned from the Legislature building and is on leave from his elected position.

NLV Fugitive Arrested in S. Calif. on Murder Charge

Anthony Mayo

LAS VEGAS -- A North Las Vegas man was arrested Tuesday in Mojave City, Calif., in connection with the death of his wife, Beverly McFarlane, last year.

Anthony Mayo was arrested at a house in the southern California town. His arrest was a team effort involving southern Nevada and southern California law enforcement agencies and the FBI.

Mayo was wanted on one count each of murder, coercion and domestic battery.

He has been booked in the Los Angeles county jail awaiting extradition to Nevada.