Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:30 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:30:30 GMT
HENDERSON, Nev. -- The killing of a woman in 1996 has police asking the public for help in solving the cold case crime. Diane Hietbrink, 58, was found dead in her home at 302 Nebraska Street on Sept.More>>
The killing of a woman in 1996 has police asking the public for help in solving the cold case crime.More>>
Thursday, June 20 2013 7:03 AM EDT2013-06-20 11:03:57 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- North Las Vegas Police are investigating a fatal crash at the intersection of West Ann Road and Camino Al Norte. Investigators said two vehicles collided with a female victim dying on scene.More>>
North Las Vegas Police is investigating a fatal crash at the intersection of West Ann Road and Camino Al Norte. More>>
Thursday, June 20 2013 1:32 AM EDT2013-06-20 05:32:50 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- It's been eight months and there's still no sign of a Las Vegas couple with Police believing there were suspicious circumstances surrounding the disappearance of April Roberts and her boyfriendMore>>
It's been eight months and there's still no sign of a Las Vegas couple with Police believing there were suspicious circumstances surrounding the disappearance of April Roberts and her boyfriend Phillip Johnson. A high profile volunteer search and rescue team is helping police track down new clues.More>>
Thursday, June 20 2013 12:01 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:01:12 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas as of this month ranks eighth among the nation's largest metropolitan areas in the number of foreclosed residences that have been vacated by their owners, RealtyTrac.com reportedMore>>
Las Vegas as of this month ranks eighth among the nation's largest metropolitan areas in the number of foreclosed residences that have been vacated by their owners, RealtyTrac.com reported Wednesday evening.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:25 PM EDT2013-06-20 00:25:44 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A U.S. District Judge has sentenced a Henderson man to 15 years in federal prison for multiple child pornography offenses. Richard Carl Brown, 35, was convicted in February on several charges,More>>
A U.S. District Judge has sentenced a Henderson man to 15 years in federal prison for multiple child pornography offenses.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:06 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:06:17 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Obesity is an epidemic that's plagued our nation for decades. The American Medical Association now labels obesity a disease. There are 78 million obese adults and 12 million obese children. ElectedMore>>
Elected officials are trying to combat the obesity crisis in Las Vegas. On Wednesday, the Las Vegas City Council passed a resolution that increases access to healthy food options in under served areas.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:52:04 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are reopening their academy so they can put 50 new police officers on the streets. The police academy graduated its last class in Jan. 2012. The money for the additional officersMore>>
Metro Police are reopening their academy so they can put 50 new police officers on the streets.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:43:29 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Old-fashioned police work, combined with cutting-edge scientific methods, is solving crimes every day across Las Vegas. After almost 36 years, the head of Metro's crime lab is retiring.More>>
Old-fashioned police work, combined with cutting-edge scientific methods, is solving crimes every day across Las Vegas.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- Late last week, without much fanfare, Clark County School Board President Terri Janison attended her final meeting as a trustee. Beginning next month, Janison will serve as community relations director for Governor Brian Sandoval.
During her five years with the board, Janison helped to navigate the district through record school construction, unprecedented budget shortfalls and the selection of two superintendents. Her latest pick, Dwight Jones from Colorado, starts later this week.
The former PTA mom says she leaves as she began -- with unwavering dedication to the Las Vegas valley's children. It is a commitment she hopes may now influence education policy statewide.
Before her appointment to Clark County School Board in September of 2005, Janison's predecessor assured her the position required just a couple of meetings a month. They are famous last words, Janison recalls with a smile.
"I've always said if I don't feel like I can make any more difference and I'm stuck, it was time to move on. I felt like I was, as I am right now, still making some difference. But moving on with the governor-elect, I feel like I may have a little bit of a stronger voice for the children down here," she said.
Governor-elect Sandoval tapped Janison to head his southern Nevada office as director of community relations, a role Janison hopes will be an extension of her education advocacy.
Like many parents, the one-time stay-at-home mom first entered the classroom with her own kids, before assuming responsibility for the more than 300,000 students district-wide.
Among her accomplishments, Janison points to the district's empowerment schools, the navigation of unprecedented budget cuts, and the recent appointment of Superintendent Jones. Yet despite all that, Janison is not without her critics.
In September, at Janison's request, Clark County School Police arrested activist Andres Mendoza for disturbing the board meeting. The move made headlines, overshadowing the district's candidates for superintendent. Yet Janison has no regrets.
"There has to be a mutual respect as well and it's a business meeting. We're there representing the children. We're there representing the community. It's not a forum to turn into a circus, so that was one thing that I wouldn't allow to happen. Fortunately it didn't happen too often," she said.
As she prepares to extend her advocacy beyond Clark County, Janison insists the children remain her focus. As for her successor, Janison offers this advice: "It's not a couple of meetings a month for this job."
Janison begins her new position with the governor's office early next year. In the meantime, the school board is looking for a new member. Applications are being accepted through early January with interviews scheduled January 20, 2011.