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Las Vegas airport traffic up 1.9 percent in July

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport has climbed up 1.9 percent compared with a year earlier.

Data released Wednesday show more than 3.7 million people arrived and departed from the Las Vegas airport in July.

The number of passengers flying domestically was up 1.7 percent, while international traffic was up 10.4 percent for the month. Domestic flights account for the vast majority of traffic.

Total airport traffic is up 2.2 percent so far this year compared with the same period in 2013.

McCarran ranks as the ninth-busiest airport nationally. Southwest is by far its largest carrier, while United, Delta, American and Allegiant round out the top five.


$1,000 reward offered in Sparks gang shooting

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - Sparks police are investigating a suspected gang shooting that sent two men to the hospital.

Secret Witness is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of a suspect or suspects wanted in connection with the shooting that occurred just before 8 p.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of G Street.

Neither victim suffered life-threatening injuries but no other information about their condition has been released.

A possible suspect vehicle is described as a light green car, possibly a Ford.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sparks police at 775-353-2231 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.


Police ID suspect in North Las Vegas killing

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - Authorities have identified the man accused of fatally shooting a 25-year-old man over the weekend in a North Las Vegas neighborhood.

North Las Vegas police say 22-year-old Ajuan Malcolm Theus was arrested on suspicion of murder after the Sunday shooting that killed C'dario Laparker Burns.

Police say the confrontation happened at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday on Jose Ernesto Street, near the intersection of Camino Al Norte and Ann Road.

Investigators say Burns and Theus got into an argument and then began to exchange gunfire. Burns was shot in the head and died at University Medical Center.

Police say the Theus fled, but later returned to the scene of the crime and was arrested.


Washoe County offers school leader $25k settlement

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Washoe County School Board has voted to offer School Superintendent Pedro Martinez $25,000 to settle a lawsuit he filed in the wake of his sudden firing and subsequent rehiring last month.

KRNV-TV reports that Martinez now has 10 days to accept or decline the offer after the board approved the proposed settlement unanimously on Tuesday.

The school district is scheduled to have a confidential mediation with Martinez under the supervision of Judge David Hardy on Sept. 22

District officials say they only placed Martinez on administrative leave and didn't formally fire him in a dispute over his resume.

Martinez' lawsuit seeking $1 million alleges the school board violated Nevada's Open Meeting laws throughout the process.

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