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Program gives extra training to teachers to improve under-performing schools

Local community groups are working together to help improve under-performing schools in the Clark County School District, and they're turning to teachers to get it done.

The program is called Lead Nevada Academy, and it will provide leadership skills for teachers who have demonstrated success in the classroom. The goal of the program is to take the success and expand its reach beyond classroom walls.

More than 18,000 teachers work for the Clark County School District.

"My senior year teachers, they actually helped me out a lot," said Justice Santiago, a student. "I'm about to graduate, so they're really trying to push us to graduate."

In Lead Nevada Academy six teachers will be selected to undergo what is described as nine-months of 'intensive training.'... Read More

Funeral for North Las Vegas Detective Chad Parque to be held Tuesday, Jan. 17

Information about the funeral for North Las Vegas Police Detective Chad Parque was released Tuesday.

Detective Parque was killed from injuries sustained in a car crash Friday, Jan. 6. It happened at N. Martin Luther King Boulevard and W. Carey Avenue.

Police say his car was hit by a driver going the wrong way on the road. Parque died from his injuries early Saturday morning.

Arrangements for Parque's funeral are as followed:

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Central Christian Church
1001 New Beginnings Drive
Henderson, NV 89011

The funeral is open to the public.

Parque was a 10-year veteran, and according to many, the kind of cop you'd want as your protector. Parque leaves behind a wife and a child... Read More

Body found in desert in North Las Vegas

A body was found in a deserted area in North Las Vegas, according to law enforcement.

North Las Vegas Police said the body was discovered Monday evening near Statz Street and Rome Boulevard.

No word on whether the body is that of a man or a woman.

No other details were released.

This is a developing story.... Read More

Fallen detective described as a great husband, father, brother and investigator

The detective who died following a car crash on Friday afternoon was Chad Parque, according to the North Las Vegas Police Department.

Detective Parque was on-duty when he was leaving the North Las Vegas Justice Court. A driver heading southbound on Martin Luther King Boulevard entered the lanes of oncoming traffic and struck Detective Parque's vehicle, said NLVPD investigators.

Detective Parque succumbed to his injuries early Saturday morning after fighting for his life and a great effort from UMC medical staff, said NLVPD.

Detective Parque was 32 years old and described as a great husband, father, brother and investigator by the department. He worked for NLVPD for 10 Years.

"Our thoughts and our prayers are with that family. It's such a tragedy. I'm hoping that god can use this to bring us together, to rally us together, to continue to prayer for that officer," said John Ponder, a support of local law enforcement... Read More

North Las Police detective dies following car crash

A North Las Vegas Police detective who was injured in a car crash Friday afternoon died early Saturday morning, according to the department.

The crash happened at Martin Luther King Boulevard and W. Carey Avenue around 2 in the afternoon. A wrong way driver, traveling south in the northbound lane on MLK, crashed into the detective's car. A third car behind the detective was also involved.

North Las Vegas Police posted the following message on their Twitter page at 3:21 a.m.

"It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of our detective. Thank you for your continued love and support."

The detective's name has not been released.

The last North Las Vegas Police officer to die was Officer Raul Paul Elizondo who was shot on Jan. 30., 1995... Read More

NLV officer suffers critical injuries in crash at MLK and Carey

A serious car crash sent a North Las Vegas Police officer to the hospital Friday afternoon.

It happened at N. Martin Luther King Boulevard and W. Carey Avenue.

One of our detectives was involved in a crash at MLK/Carey. He was transp to UMC in crit cond. Intersection closed for investigation. #NLVPD

-- NLVPD (@NLVPD) January 6, 2017

According to police, the officer was taken to University Medical Center with critical injuries.

Our detective is still fighting for his life at the hospital. We are asking for #prayers across the valley

-- NLVPD (@NLVPD) January 6, 2017

No word on what caused the crash, but MLK at Carey is closed to traffic. Drivers should use alternate routes... Read More

NLV Police search for robbery suspects

North Las Vegas Police needs the public's help to find two robbery suspects.

According to NLVPD, two men walked into a business in the 4200 block of E. Craig Road on Jan. 1 and demanded money.

Witnesses told officers one of the suspects pointed a short-barreled shotgun at the clerk as he was given money from the cash register.

Police said the suspects stole about $190 in cash before fleeing the scene. No one was injured during the robbery.

The first suspect is described as a 20-year-old African-American man, about 5-feet 10-inches tall, and 150 lbs. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, a baseball hat with an orange brim, clear glasses, blue jean pants, and gray shoes with orange laces. ... Read More