Las Vegas Sun

October 31, 2014

Currently: 84° — Complete forecast | Log in

Photo of Brian Nordli

Brian Nordli

Education Reporter

Email »

702-948-7835

Story Archive

With CCSD still short 650 teachers, here’s how one school is coping
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
In a perfect world, Kathy Konowalow would be able to fill Pittman Elementary School’s four teacher vacancies with full-time teachers. Yet with four days left until the start of the school year, Clark County School District remains short 650 teachers, and Pittman’s four positions are still open. Life has been anything but perfect ...
Inseparable: A story of friendship, grace and inevitable loss
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
Darius Martin and Colton Shrum are 18-year-olds who do a lot of what teenage boys in Las Vegas tend to do: play video games, give each other grief and goof around on the Strip. But their friendship is ...
With 600 vacancies, CCSD turns to long-term subs, out-of-state teachers
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
Mariella Castillo was one of 400 long-term substitute teachers amid a sea of newly hired teachers at the Venetian ballroom on Wednesday for Clark County School District’s teacher orientation ...
Federal grant to help low-income Nevada students prepare for college
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014
The Nevada Department of Education received a boost in funding today to help low-income students ...
Very happy meals: Program provides summer relief for needy kids
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
For kids who receive free or reduced-price meals at school, summer can mean days of missed meals and weeks of hunger. Parents sometimes struggle to find money or time to provide their children with the meals they eat at school But thanks to a program supported by the federal government, help is ...
Plan calls for $26.7 million state funding request to launch UNLV medical school
Friday, Aug. 1, 2014
Planning for the proposed UNLV School of Medicine took a step forward Friday with the unveiling of a business plan calling for the state of Nevada to spend ...
CCSD’s challenge: Fill 800 teaching positions in three weeks
Thursday, July 31, 2014
With the start of the 2014-15 school year fast approaching, the Clark County School District faces a conundrum: how to fill 800 vacant teaching positions despite a shortage of ...
Task force: Graduate medical education a key to solving Nevada’s doctor shortage
Officials say recommendation won't affect UNLV medical school plan
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
While UNLV continues to form a budget proposal for its medical school, a governor’s task force has recommended that the state spend $12 million to ...
Warm hearts meet high tech: UNLV team crafting new hand for Las Vegas girl
Friday, July 25, 2014
When the mother of a 4-year-old Las Vegas girl made a plea for engineers at UNLV to help build her daughter a prosthetic hand, they listened. The result is a wonder of modern technology, created with a 3-D printer and allowing the girl to ...
Countywide sales tax hike mulled for UNLV stadium
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
For UNLV’s proposed multipurpose stadium to be built, it could come at a cost to taxpayers in Clark County. Tax bumps were presented today as the most logical revenue source ...
Metro won’t detain immigrants on ICE requests
Monday, July 14, 2014
Metro Police announced today that they will no longer detain immigrants based solely on a request from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The policy change was ...
Coroner IDs drivers killed in wrong-way crash on US 95
Monday, July 14, 2014
Two men killed in a head-on, wrong-way crash on U.S. 95 on Sunday morning have been identified as Gil Rodriguez Gil, 29, of Henderson and Jacob Ryan Baker, 28, of Las Vegas, according to...
Thunderstorm, high winds possible later today
Monday, July 14, 2014
A thunderstorm packing winds of up to 50 mph could move into the Las Vegas Valley later today, as moisture from Arizona and Mexico pushes into the region, National Weather Service officials said. Today is expected to remain cloudy with a...
Police suicides called ‘a real epidemic’
Sunday, July 13, 2014
The trauma of the job can build up and overwhelm officers over time, experts say. Even as a generation of scotch-swilling, tough-guy officers has been replaced with younger cops who are more accepting of emotion, police suicides...
State settles on ACT test for all high school juniors
Thursday, July 10, 2014
While the exam is mandatory for all students, it will not affect whether a student will graduate. Instead, it gives high school juniors a free exam that is required to apply to many colleges
For members of the military, moves are common but rarely routine
Sunday, July 6, 2014
This is the peak moving season for military families. Apart from all the packing and unpacking, there's a new city to learn, new friends to make and a load of paperwork to fill out. For some families, that's life every few years ...
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Friday, July 4, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across the …
How to keep kids safe around the pool this Fourth
Friday, July 4, 2014
The threat is high during the summer in Southern Nevada, where drowning was the fourth-leading cause of death among children in 2011, according to the Southern Nevada Drowning Prevention Coalition. But the threat becomes even greater during …
Crews battling fire at central Las Vegas house
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue crews are working to extinguish a house fire today in central Las Vegas. Firefighters responded about noon to reports of smoke coming from the attic of a home at 3013 Merritt Ave., near …
Police: Man gunned down in alley after argument
Thursday, July 3, 2014
A man was shot and killed Wednesday night after an argument with two men in the alley behind an East Las Vegas store, Metro Police said. Police responded about 8:50 p.m. to reports of...
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Friday, June 27, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across the …
Suspects sought in armed robbery of business
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Metro Police are searching for two people suspected of robbing a cashier at gunpoint Wednesday morning at a business near Buffalo and Vegas drives. A man and another person entered the business about...
High-wind advisory issued for Las Vegas Valley
Thursday, June 26, 2014
The National Weather Service has issued a high-wind advisory from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. today for the Las Vegas Valley. The forecast calls for...
Keep children busy this summer learning about the sun
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Using the DIY Sun Science app, children can learn about the sun through hands-on activities, videos and images. The activities, which are geared toward young children, can be completed with household items. They include …
Vehicle fire spreads to structure near downtown Las Vegas
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
A Clark County Fire Department crew is fighting the fire at 2534 Sunrise St., near Fremont Street and …
As Mount Charleston wildfire anniversary approaches, worries about more damage take root
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Fire prevention officer Mike Haydon from the Bureau of Land Management said a long-term drought and early spring snow-melt have left trees drier than they’ve ever been, putting the mountain in danger of...
Hot barbecue coals catch Henderson house on fire
Monday, June 23, 2014
What started as a barbecue ended with a garage fire Sunday night after the grill’s hot briquettes were dumped into a trash can, according to...
3-car crash blocks lanes on Interstate 15
Monday, June 23, 2014
A three-car crash this morning briefly blocked two left travel lanes on southbound Interstate 15 at Washington Avenue.
The Nevada Highway Patrol...
Dog shot to death in Las Vegas woman’s backyard
Monday, June 23, 2014
Someone shot and killed a woman’s dog this morning in the backyard of her northwest Las Vegas home. Metro Police responded about 6 a.m. to the report of...
Electric Daisy Carnival traffic gums up morning commute
Monday, June 23, 2014
The mass exodus of Electric Daisy Carnival partygoers this morning has clogged traffic on southbound Interstate 15 from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to...
Community honors ‘courage and heroism’ of Wal-Mart shooting victim Joseph Wilcox
Sunday, June 22, 2014
They made their way into the chapel for a hero’s funeral. Metro Police officers, firefighters, family and friends — nearly 400 people in all — gathered Sunday to honor Joseph Wilcox for his sacrificial efforts to stop a gunslinging couple inside a Wal-Mart store. Flowers, a hero plaque and a Civilian's Medal of Valor were on display in the chapel, and at the center of it all, an ...
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Friday, June 20, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across the …
Police: Mom said voices told her to throw kids out window
Thursday, June 19, 2014
A woman said voices told her to throw her children out of the window, according to a Metro Police arrest report. On the morning of June 12, Luz Robledo Ibarra, 35, listened to those voices, police said. That morning, she...
Couch set ablaze in Las Vegas alley; fire spreads to vacant apartment
Thursday, June 19, 2014
An apartment building was on fire today on Charleston Boulevard, near downtown Las Vegas. Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded about...
Coroner IDs man shot to death at gas station
Thursday, June 19, 2014
A man shot and killed at a gas station Tuesday has been identified as 40-year-old Santiago Spicer Flanders, according to...
App takes sporting events beyond the box score
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Events like the 2014 FIFA World Cup are filled with emotion, drama and perseverance, none of which show up in the box score — but they do on …
Man shot dead at gas station west of Las Vegas Strip
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
According to Metro homicide detectives, the victim had parked his car at a gas pump and waited for more than 30 minutes before he got out of the car. As soon as he stepped out …
Henderson Police motorcycle officer injured in wreck
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
A Henderson Police motorcycle officer collided with a car today on Sunset Road near Green Valley Parkway. Police responded to the crash...
Driver of sports car guns down man on sidewalk, police say
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
A man was killed Tuesday night while walking along Decatur Boulevard when someone driving a sports car shot him...
Police: Man arrested in hit-and-run that injured 11-year-old boy
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
A driver suspected in a hit-and-run accident that left an 11-year-old boy seriously injured on Monday turned himself in today to Metro Police, authorities said. Rodrigo Tomax, 25, was arrested...
Big rig catches fire on 1-15, blocks lanes
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
A semitrailer caught fire this morning on southbound Interstate 15 causing two right lanes to be blocked just north of ...
Police: Man arrested in raid of marijuana grow house in Henderson
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
A Southern Nevada drug task force has arrested a man suspected of operating a marijuana grow house in Henderson. Authorities seized ...
Metro Police gang unit detectives investigating shooting
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
A man was found suffering from gunshot wounds today outside a house in northern Las Vegas. Metro Police received reports at 1:28 p.m. of...
Crash in Henderson injures one; intersection blocked
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The intersection of St. Rose Parkway and Bowes Avenue in Henderson was closed briefly this afternoon following a two-vehicle crash, according to the Regional Transportation Commission.
Henderson Police responded about...
Crash blocks lanes of I-15 near Charleston Boulevard
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Two vehicles collided on Interstate 15 North near Charleston Boulevard this afternoon, blocking two lanes of the freeway. The Nevada Highway Patrol received reports about...
NV Energy restores power to 1,300 customers in Henderson
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
A power outage left 1,300 NV Energy customers in the dark for up to two hours this morning in Henderson. The outage was reported...
Overturned truck removed, traffic back to normal on reopened 215
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
A dump truck hauling construction equipment overturned this morning on eastbound 215 Beltway near Jones Boulevard, snarling traffic on the highway for nearly …
Police: Car hits boy, 11, on sidewalk then takes off
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
An 11-year-old boy was standing on a sidewalk Monday night when a car veered off the road and hit him before driving away, according to Metro Police officials.
Police responded about...
Microprocessor inventor’s bullish on Las Vegas’ future as tech center
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
In 1990, Gilbert Hyatt catapulted from unknown inventor to the father of personal computers. After 20 years of court battles and patent applications, Hyatt was awarded U.S. Patent No. 4,942,516 for his single-chip integrated …
Fire does $85,000 damage to BMW repair shop, vehicles
Monday, June 16, 2014
A loud popping noise alerted bystanders to a fire at an auto repair shop Sunday near the Strip that did $85,000 damage to the building and...

Most Popular

  • Viewed
  • Discussed
  • E-mailed