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CCSD checking vaccination records for all students

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County School District is combing through vaccination records after the recent measles outbreak at Disneyland. Letters have been sent to parents whose children don't have the required immunizations.

Students are only exempt if they have a religious or medical exemption on file with the district. The district is giving students a few weeks to update their records or they won't be allowed back in school.


At 3 years old, Santiago is just months away from having to get his next set of vaccinations.

"He cries a lot," said his mother Karen Ponce. "It's a pain, it's a pain."

But it's a pain this mom is willing to endure.

Per sate law, Santiago must have updated shots to attend pre-k or kindergarten

"He doesn't understand, you know, and we know that we have to do it," she said.

The Clark County School District is cracking down on student vaccinations.














Police: Man arrested for assault, kidnapping at mall in Henderson

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson Police officers say they have arrested an 18-year-old man who allegedly tried to assault and kidnap an 18-year-old woman.

On Jan. 22, around 3 p.m., Toyanell Kuykendall approached a woman exiting the Galleria at Sunset Mall with a knife and forced her to go with him, police said. After the woman' whose not being identified, and Kuykendall walked a short distance through the parking lot, she struggled with him and was able to escape.

She called for help, and when officers arrived at the Galleria at Sunset Mall they immediately began to search for Kuykendall. Police said a mall employee told them they saw a man who matched the suspect's description on the second floor.

Henderson police officers said that's where they found the 18-year-old and arrested him. Kuykendall is being held on $350,000 bail at the Henderson Detention Center.

He is facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon and second-degree kidnapping.

Gov. Sandoval unveils budget with $1.1 billion tax increase

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Gov. Brian Sandoval has unveiled a budget that would raise taxes by $1.1 billion and give the majority of that back to Nevada schools.

"My budget will make sure students are college ready by graduation," Gov. Sandoval said.

The proposal unveiled Thursday evening in Sandoval's State of the State address calls for restructuring the flat, $200-a-year business license fee into a fee that varies based on a company's gross receipts and industry type. It also calls for making temporary "sunset" taxes permanent.



Federal trial reset for former Las Vegas doctor in hep C case

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A federal fraud trial has been pushed back for a former Las Vegas physician and endoscopy clinic owner already imprisoned in a 2007 hepatitis C outbreak.

Attorneys have said they were working on a plea deal for Dipak Desai, and U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks agreed Tuesday to postpone trial to at least April 28.

Trial had been scheduled to start Jan. 27.

A former co-defendant, clinic manager Tonya Rushing, pleaded guilty in July to conspiracy to commit health care fraud in an agreement to pay $50,000 restitution plus a portion of $8.1 million in cash and property.

Rushing awaits sentencing.

Desai is serving 18 years to life in state prison after being found guilty in state court of second-degree murder and 26 other criminal charges.

I-Team: Storage unit reveals abandoned medical files

LAS VEGAS -- Imagine your private medical information being left in a storage unit and then auctioned off to the highest bidder.

The 8 News NOW I-Team reveals that's exactly what happened to patients of a Henderson diagnostic center, including a prominent Las Vegas millionaire.

Patient files found in the contents of a Henderson storage unit sent the I-Team looking for the person who left them there. What was found may have you wondering who has access to your records.

"We were unbelievably surprised that somebody would put all their medical records of all their patients into storage," said the woman who purchased the unit's contents and wants to remain anonymous.

The medical records were found in the contents of a storage unit that had been auction off for non-payment. The records come from a now-defunct Henderson diagnostic center that was run by a man who called himself  Dr.







Christmas tree recycling drop-off locations

LAS VEGAS - Several locations around the valley are accepting and recycling Christmas trees. It's estimated about 250,000 are sold in the Las Vegas valley, but only 15,000 were recycled last year. 

The recycled trees will be chipped into mulch which is used in public gardens and parks across the valley.

There is no fee to recycle a tree. Trees will be accepted from Dec. 26 to Jan. 15, 2015. Clark County residents are encouraged to drop off their trees at one of the locations listed below and find tips on preparing your tree for recycling.

Boulder City

· Bravo Ball Field parking lot (891 Avenue B)

North Las Vegas

· Aviary Park - 6650 Aviary Way & I-215
· Cheyenne Sports Complex - 3500 E. Cheyenne at Pecos
· Seastrand Park - 6330 Camino Eldorado near Centennial Parkway & I-215
· Lowe's - 2570 E. Craig Road
· Craig Ranch Golf Course - 628 W.















Car crashes into Henderson post office

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HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) -- Police say nobody was injured after a man drove through the front of a post office in Henderson.

City spokeswoman Kathleen Richards says the crash happened at about 1 p.m. Tuesday on St. Rose Parkway near Eastern Avenue.

Richards says a man in his 60s jumped the curb and went into the building. Richards says a female passenger was taken to the hospital with chest pains, but those didn't appear to be related to the crash.

Richards said a building inspector was on site Tuesday afternoon to examine the damage.

It wasn't immediately clear if the post office was closed after the crash.