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Coronado Student Earns College Scholarship

Coronado Student Earns College Scholarship

A student at Coronado High School recently earned a $4,000 college scholarship from the Siemens Foundation.

Mitra Jefic is one of 75 students in 21 states who won the scholarship, which is given out in installments of $1,000 per academic year. 

The Siemens Merit Scholarship is an award given to children of Siemens U.S. employees based on high scores on the PSAT, as well as academic record, activities, contribution to the community, school recommendation and an essay about personal characteristics, plans and goals.

Patrons Build a Tight-Knit Fellowship at Sin City Knit Shop

A Henderson knitting shop provides more than just a place to pick up yarn and needles. It is also a place to connect.

On the same day that people waited in long lines for the iPhone 5 to be released, women gathered outside Sin City Knit Shop waiting for the United States Postal Service to deliver the long-waited order of mukluk.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Coroner Identifies Man Killed in I-15 Wreck

Coroner Identifies Man Killed in I-15 Wreck

LAS VEGAS -- The man involved in a wreck that resulted in the partial closure of I-15 has been identified as Alberto Escalona, 28, of Henderson.

The crash happened Friday, May 24, on southbound I-15 at Blue Diamond Road. According to Nevada Highway Patrol, Escalona was traveling south on I-15 around 4 a.m. when he lost control of his car. A commercial truck slammed into Escalona's car causing him to suffer critical injuries.

 

8 on Your Side: Bar Narrowly Avoids Costly Scam

HENDERSON, Nev. - Doc Holliday's Saloon is a bar in Henderson where regulars order drinks and play some games.

"We are more of a ‘Cheers' bar," Doc Holliday's manager Craig Dahlheimer said. "Everybody knows everybody."

The bar even has its version of Norm – the lovable barfly in "Cheers".  "He's not named Norm, but it is definitely a ‘Cheers' atmosphere," Dahlheimer said.

Unfortunately for Doc Holliday's, business isn't booming these days. When Dahlheimer received a fax that offered free Yelp, Facebook and Yellow Pages ads, he filled out the form. He forgot about it until, one day, he received a bill for $2,376. That's when he called 8 on Your Side.

8 on Your Side uncovered a huge scam. The offer Dahlheimer received cites "Yellow Page USA", not "Yellow Pages". It includes the Yellow Pages logo depicting walking fingers, because that logo is not trademarked or copyrighted.

Lane Reductions and Shifts Start for Cactus Avenue Interchange

Lane Reductions and Shifts Start for Cactus Avenue Interchange

Lane reductions and shifts will start next week along I-15 for construction of the Cactus Avenue interchange.

Starting Wednesday, May 29 through the end of the year, northbound I-15 will be reduced from three lanes to two lanes between the Silverado Ranch and St. Rose Parkway interchanges.

It is just the beginning of a series of lane shifts and reductions as a complete interchange is built connecting Cactus Avenue with I-15.

In June, southbound I-15 traffic will be shifted to the northbound side of the freeway, while crews create three southbound and two northbound lanes on the southbound side of the freeway. When that work is finished, traffic will be shifted to the southbound side.

The $62 million project is designed to relieve traffic congestion along the freeway and at the two nearby interchanges.

The project is expected to last 18 months. 

Henderson Gets Money to Clean Up Lead-Contaminated Houses

Henderson Gets Money to Clean Up Lead-Contaminated Houses

 

The city of Henderson is getting more than $2 million to help protect kids from lead

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the money to two local projects in Henderson that are designed to rid homes of lead-based paint.

The city will use the money to address lead hazards in 74 housing units that are home to low and very low-income families with children. It will also perform healthy home assessments on 50 more units.

The money is part of $98 million awarded to 38 projects across the country to clean up lead paint hazards, train workers on how to handle properties contaminated with lead and to educate people about the problem.

HUD estimates about 24 million homes around the country still have significant lead-based hazards, even though lead-based paint was banned for residential use in 1978.

Lead is a known toxin that can impair a child’s development and have effects into adulthood.

I-Team: Students Head North in Hopes of Smaller Class Sizes

LAS VEGAS -- Clark County students experience some the largest classes in the country. Although the overcrowding is expected to decrease by one or two students next year, the vast majority of kids won't see any significant change.

Late last year, the I-Team introduced viewers to Ms. Rozgay-Miller's fourth grade class. She started the year with 37 students, today she has 33. The Nevada Legislature is considering class size reduction and Rozgay-Miller saw an opportunity to give her fourth graders a civics lesson in Carson City.

Legislative tour guide Yvonne Reilly leads the fourth graders from Nate Mack Elementary School in a civics lesson, hundreds of miles from campus. While down the hall, state lawmakers consider legislation that will have lasting effects on their classrooms.