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Critical Accident Closes Eastbound Craig Road

NPRTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas Police are investigating a multi-car crash at Craig Road at Revere. Two people have been sent to the hospital, one in critical condition.

Eastbound Craig Road is currently closed between Revere and Commerce. One lane of westbound Craig Road is also closed.

NOVA science series presents Japan’s Killer Quake March 30 on Vegas PBS

NOVA science series presents Japan’s Killer Quake March 30 on Vegas PBS

NOVA science series presents Japan’s Killer Quake, an original one-hour documentary at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30 on Vegas PBS. The program takes viewers moment by moment through Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. The program gives scientific context to the chain of events responsible for one of the most destructive disasters in recorded history with first-person accounts from those who survived, and from experts and scientists currently on the scene.

Japan’s March 11 earthquake was the world’s fourth largest earthquake since record keeping began in 1900. The tsunami rushed Japan’s coast with 30-foot waves and traveled six miles inland, wiping out entire towns in minutes.

Local Pet Rescue Group Faces Foreclosure

Local Pet Rescue Group Faces Foreclosure

One of Nevada's largest animal rescue shelters might have to close if it cannot raise sufficient money to avoid foreclosure on its Amargosa Valley dog sanctuary.

Adopt A Rescue Pet (ARP) has less than 45 days to raise $70,000 to pay off the pending balloon payment for its five-acre dog sanctuary in Amargosa Valley. Private foundation grant funding was to have provided the money in January, but when the foundation suddenly went defunct, the non-profit pet rescue organization found itself in trouble.

"We are deeply concerned about the future of pets in the Las Vegas area if we are not able to secure the funding necessary to keep our doors open," ARP Founder Elizabeth Rubin said.

I-Team: Fallout in Sick Leave Scandal Felt by North Las Vegas Firefighters

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Firefighters across Nevada have been under heavy scrutiny for over a year. Accusations of padded overtime and sick leave abuse have lead to major calls for reform.

But it is also causing a political firestorm and a formal complaint with the state about North Las Vegas. The firefighters and the city council in North Las Vegas thought they had a deal -- give up pay bumps and keep 33 jobs. Then sick leave abuse became as issue elsewhere, and the spotlight got hotter.

The sick leave abuse scandal in Clark County paused a final vote on the North Las Vegas agreement. Councilwoman Anita Wood didn't want drama.

"You don't run for office because you want to go laying off police and firefighters. I can tell you that was not at the top of my campaign list," she said.

She knew the firefighters and the city has the agreement. Now there's a complaint saying that agreement was negotiated in bad faith.

Green Flag Exercises Continue Through Next Week

Green Flag Exercises Continue Through Next Week

Southern Nevada residents will continue to see increased military aircraft activity as the Air Force flies Green Flag exercises through next week.

Missions that take place at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., will be flown between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. during the exercise, which ends March 25. The exercise flight path includes areas within the Las Vegas valley, to and from Nellis AFB and the NTC, near Mount Charleston, and north of Pahrump.

Conducted by the 549th Combat Training Squadron at Nellis and the 12th Combat Training Squadron at Fort Irwin, Green Flag West 11-5 provides a realistic close-air support training environment for Airmen and Soldiers preparing to deploy in support of combat operations in Southwest Asia.

Children's Literacy Nonprofit Spread the Word Nevada Receives Largest-Ever Grant

Children's Literacy Nonprofit Spread the Word Nevada Receives Largest-Ever Grant

A $100,000 grant has been awarded to Spread the Word Nevada, a children's literacy nonprofit, the largest ever in its 10-year history.

The $100,000 grant was provided by Windsong Trust, a charitable trust based in Los Angeles, California.

This grant coincides with Spread the Word Nevada's 10-year anniversary. During its decade-long effort, Spread the Word Nevada has provided literacy programs to more than 187,000 low-income children and their families within the Clark County School District and Las Vegas Valley.

The Windsong Trust was established by an American businessman, the late philanthropist Martin Crowley, to support the education of children under the age of 18.

North Las Vegas Wastewater Treatment Plant in Limbo

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - After years of construction and $250 million of taxpayer money, a wastewater treatment plant in North Las Vegas could be on hold. For the plant to be operational, the city needs to use a Clark County pipeline. County commissioners on Tuesday denied that access.

"I just don't see how this is going to work. First, I thought we could postpone things and work them out, and we're not seeing anything working out," Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins said. "Local governments throughout Clark County and the State of Nevada have had to make some tough choices."

If an agreement isn't reached between the county and city, the treatment plant could end up on a list of publicly funded projects that have either been stopped or scaled back. Those projects include a new $120 million jail that remains unopened, because it is too costly to operate.