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Devastated Family to Appeal to Henderson City Council

HENDERSON, Nev. --  A Henderson boy who was hit and killed by a car while riding his bike to school will be laid to rest on Thursday.

The family of Nathaniel Miller is using their loss to lobby the city of Henderson to make streets safer for other students. The family feels tremendous pain, but they say, they want his death to have purpose so they'll appear in front of the Henderson City Council Tuesday night.

"That's my baby, yep that's him," said Kay Miller, Nathaniel's mother, as she looks at pictures of her son. She shuffles through snapshots of Nathaniel's greatest moments as she struggles to prepare for his funeral.

Voter Registration Drive Set at Las Vegas Malls

LAS VEGAS -- Clark County election officials plan to help register voters before a deadline this Saturday in advance of the June 8 primary election.

The Election Department will hold voter registration drives Saturday at four Las Vegas-area shopping malls. After that, people who want to register and vote in the primary election can only register in person through May 18 at election offices at the county Government Center in Las Vegas or in North Las Vegas.

The daylong sign-up effort runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Boulevard and Meadows malls in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Outlet Center south of the Las Vegas Strip, and the Galleria Mall in Henderson.

People can check voter registration status online by clicking here or by telephone at 702-455-VOTE.

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Deal Reached with School Support Staff Union

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County School District and it's second largest union have reached a budget deal. This effects 12,000 members of the school support staff currently fearing layoffs and deep pay cuts.

The teacher's union is also close to reaching a deal with the district.

A memo from Superintendent Walt Rulffes says they are close to an agreement with the Clark County Education Association teacher's union. Just days ago there was talk of stalemate and arbitration.

"We were facing this deadline of the May 19th budget adoption. The only alternative the school board has if we don't have the shared sacrifice would be to reduce the labor force," said Rulffes.

In the budget deal, school support staff, including bus drivers, custodians and cafeteria workers, give up pay raises for at least one year. The union will dip into their reserve funds and CCSD will delay textbook purchases, saving the district $10 million. 

Census Workers Hit the Streets

LAS VEGAS -- If you didn't mail in your census form, you can soon expect someone to show up at your door. Nearly 5,000 census workers are sweeping through Nevada's streets to make sure you are counted.

It only takes take a few minutes to fill out, but each form has an huge impact on Nevada's future.

Only 69-percent in the state have reported so far, and now comes the tough task of counting the rest.

Workers statewide are doing what they can to count each resident. Ten simple questions could have serious impact on healthcare, education, roads and transportation.

"Our state is in desperate need of additional federal funding and this is going to help reallocate close to $400 billion worth of federal funds to our state and to our local communities," said Henderson census office manager Nic Kirmse.

Children Being Harassed by Cyberbullying

LAS VEGAS -- The Cyberbullying Research Center says one in five children has been a victim of cyberbullying. It's a dangerous trend that has come with new technology and for some children is it so severe, they have committed suicide.

Court facilities across Nevada met by Internet webcam Thursday to address the growing problem. School administrators, juvenile detention prosecutors and judges discussed how to punish those responsible for cyberbullying.

The discussion was opened to students via Twitter so they could ask questions and give their opinions. Dozens of students talked about how cyberbullying is becoming a problem in their schools. Junior Soonna Amahz from Green Valley High School says she was cyberbullyed a few months back. She says the bullying that takes place online can be more damaging than being abused physically.

More Details Surface in 14-Year-Old's Murder

LAS VEGAS -- A fight in a car may have led to the death of a teenage girl whose body was found near a day care center on Sunday.

Murder suspect Juan Rivera told police about the events surrounding the girl's death after he was arrested for murder, robbery and sexual assault. In a police report, Rivera told police he gave Diana Sotos a ride to a friend's house, and while they were waiting for the friend, he and Soto had a argument.

The police report also reveals that Rivera is the boyfriend of Soto's older sister and all of them were living in the same home.

Rivera told police that Soto scratched him and he he strangled her and dumped her body on East Owens. Rivera denies sexually assaulting the girl.

Henderson to Host Foreclosure Prevention Workshop

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Homeowners facing foreclosure may be able to find some help at an upcoming foreclosure prevention workshop.

The workshop is being hosted by the city of Henderson Neighborhood Services Division and will take place on Wednesday, April 28th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 Water Street.

"At a time when families are continuing to struggle with foreclosure and financial difficulties, we've worked hard to bring together the resources they need to find help," said Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen.

Check this link to see what documents are needed.

Lenders, HUD-certified counselors, foreclosure mediators and federal representatives will be on hand to help the homeowners.