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Nominate a Senior for the Humana Starlight Award

LAS VEGAS -- Do you know a senior citizen who goes above and beyond to help out in the community? If you do, you should nominate them for the Humana Starlight Award.

Applications are being accepted from now until August 16.

The Humana Starlight Award honors senior citizens for their community service in the Las Vegas valley. The winner will not only get a trophy, but a one-time grant of $10,000 to a non-profit organization of their choice.

"The first award was around 1996. It started off in Nebraska and Humana decided it was very important to recognize those unsung heroes who spend their time volunteering without pay, to make lives better for you and me in the community and we found this was very important," said Dixon Keller, director of sales and marketing with Humana.

The deadline to submit your application is next Monday. To get an application, just call 837-4427.

Former Sen. Ted Stevens Dead; O'Keefe Survives Airplane Crash

WASHINGTON -- A plane carrying former Sen. Ted Stevens and eight others crashed in remote southwest Alaska, killing the longtime Republican lawmaker and four other people, authorities said Tuesday.

Ex-NASA chief Sean O'Keefe and his teenage son were also aboard and survived the crash, according to a former NASA spokesman.

Stevens' family has been notified that the 86-year-old was among those killed in the crash Monday night, family spokesman Mitch Rose told The Associated Press.

Rescuers arrived on helicopter early Tuesday and were giving medical care to survivors, Alaska National Guard spokesman Maj. Guy Hayes said. He offered no additional details, except that there were potential fatalities.

Alaska officials reported that nine people were aboard the aircraft and that "it appears that there are five fatalities," NTSB spokesman Ted Lopatkiewicz told The Associated Press in Washington.

Fertittas Win Station Casinos Bankruptcy Auction

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Station Casinos founders Frank Fertitta III and Lorenzo Fertitta have won approval from a federal bankruptcy judge in Reno to keep ownership of most of the casino company.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Gregg Zive approved the Fertittas' $772 million bid with its primary lenders and real estate lender Colony Capital as the best offer for the auction of 11 casinos.

Station Casinos Executive Vice President Scott Nielson says the company is looking forward to a new beginning, assuming its bankruptcy reorganization plan is approved in late August.

The proposal gives the holding company that made the bid ownership of the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, Palace Station, Sunset Station, Boulder Station and Wild Wild West properties.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Henderson Mandates Pet Spay and Neutering

HENDERSON, Nev. -- It is now mandatory for dogs and cats to be sterilized in the City of Henderson. Tuesday night, the City Council approved the ordinance.

Henderson joins Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Mesquite and unincorporated Clark County in the move. The new ordinance will require dogs and cats older than four months be sterilized in hopes of reducing the number of strays at local shelters.

Henderson residents will have 120 days to get their animals spayed or neutered.

For residents who are concerned about the cost of the procedure, there are three place that offer low cost options: Spay & Neuter Center of Southern NevadaLas Vegas Humane Society and Heaven Can Wait.

Henderson to Turn into Tropical Paradise

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The City of Henderson is set to transform into a tropical paradise in September. The 20th annual Prince Jonah Kuhio Ho'olaule'a Pacific Islands Festival will be held September 11 and 12 at the Henderson Events Plaza on Water Street.

The Ho'olaule'a Pacific Islands Festival features all things Hawaiian, Tahitian and Polynesian from leis to hula dancing and much more. The event will also showcase more than 100 exotic food and craft vendors along with two stages of live entertainment.

Last year, more than 40,000 people attended the festival. A portion of the proceeds will help fund the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club Founders Scholarship which supports Hawaiians in their quest to attain higher levels of education.

To learn more about the festival click here or call 267-2171 or go to Henderson Live.

I-Team: Arrest Warrant Issued for Process Server

LAS VEGAS -- An arrest warrant has been issued for a process server accused of falsifying paperwork in dozens of cases and potentially hundreds more, in what police called a scheme to defraud the courts.

Former Las Vegas Metro police officer Maurice Carroll is wanted by police for 35 counts of perjury, false filing of paperwork and obtaining money under false pretenses. Metro says he said he served people with legal papers, but didn't.

Carroll runs On Scene Mediations out of a North Las Vegas home. The criminal complaint said he admitted to officers he lied on affidavits and falsified work. That has caused problems in an unknown number of cases at the Regional Justice Center and potentially in District Court.

Read the Declaration of Warrant

Leaders Look Ahead After Disappointing Race to the Top Rejection

LAS VEGAS -- Millions of dollars in education money won't be coming to Nevada. That money was supposed to help suffering programs that have already been hit by state budget cuts. Now, parents and teachers worry about the upcoming school year and how to offset more possible cuts.

Nevada schools were hoping to get over $160 million in Race to the Top funds. The blue ribbon task force spent three months working on the application, but the U.S. Secretary of Education said Nevada needs to spend money to get money.

Nevada ranks 49th in the amount of money it spends per student, and that's not going to change until next spring. Meantime, teachers will have to make due.

"New textbooks have been delayed for a few years now. Supplies are kept to a minimum," said math teacher & NSEA vice president Doug Bache. "I end up bringing more pencils or whatever supplies I need for the students.: