Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-22 13:30:09 GMT
LAS VEGAS - More than 100 people have died this year on Nevada roads. That's why the Nevada Department of Transportation is taking new steps to remind drivers to be more careful behind the wheel. NDOTMore>>
More than 100 people have died this year on Nevada roads. That's why the Nevada Department of Transportation is taking new steps to remind drivers to be more careful behind the wheel.More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:18 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:18:19 GMT
LAS VEGAS - A viewer says a crosswalk at Maryland Parkway and Reno Avenue is dangerous. The viewer says it's not well marked, and the area generates a significant amount of pedestrian traffic due to theMore>>
A viewer says a crosswalk at Maryland Parkway and Reno Avenue is dangerous.More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:16 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:16:49 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Clark County students experience some the largest classes in the country. And while that overcrowding is expected to decrease by one or two students, the vast majority of kids won't see anyMore>>
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.More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:15:09 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are on scene of a shooting on the 1700 block of Karen Avenue at the Sonoma Shadows Apartments with an FBI agent being shot. This started off as an FBI Task Force InvestigationMore>>
Authorities in Las Vegas say a report that an FBI agent was injured in a shooting involving a homicide suspect at a Las Vegas apartment complex is incorrect. More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:10 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:10:59 GMT
LAS VEGAS - Sicilian-born Esther Sardina loves to cook. "I'm going to make a pizza margarita. It's made with basil, mozzarella, tomato. I made it my own way," she said. "My hands are always in it. That'sMore>>
A Las Vegas woman fought her homeowners association over a late charge and won, thanks to 8 on Your Side.More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:57 AM EDT2013-05-22 14:57:46 GMT
LAS VEGAS - The Clark County School Board appoints Pat Skorkowsky as the next superintendent of the school district. The board is in contract negotiations with Skorkowsky, but the details of the contractMore>>
The Clark County Board of School Trustees appointed Pat Skorkowsky as the next superintendent of the school district Tuesday night. More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:13 AM EDT2013-05-22 14:13:52 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The ratio of students to teachers in the Clark County School District from first through fifth grade and the ratio of students to classes in kindergarten gradually improved toward the endMore>>
The ratio of students to teachers in the Clark County School District from first through fifth grade and the ratio of students to classes in kindergarten gradually improved toward the end of the last decade but worsened after 2009-2010.More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-05-22 13:54:47 GMT
ORLANDO - CBS News reports an FBI agent was involved in a fatal shootout in Orlando, Florida early Wednesday morning. CBS News senior correspondent John Miller reports the victim was a friend of TamerlanMore>>
The FBI says a man being questioned by authorities in the Boston bombing probe was fatally shot when he initiated a violent confrontation.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:05:29 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a crash involving a teenager who was hit by a vehicle. According to police, the victim was walking on a sidewalk at about 2:50 p.m. Tuesday near Tropicana AvenueMore>>
Metro Police are investigating an incident where a teenager was clipped by a truck's side mirror.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas kids got a chance to be inspired and empowered at a TEDxYouthDay event Downtown Saturday. Many speakers came together to promote innovation and creativity.
"I learned to program in 3 to 4 months, Java Script, and then we started to build the app," said 12-year-old Ethan Duggan. "We have a bunch of app's next. We have Shoezium, Thank-you-matic, Money Tracker, we also have Lazy Wife, and Lazy Kid. All sorts of stuff like that."
Duggan was at the event held in Theater7 speaking to kids his own age.
"I've been a teacher and you can tell a kid something and they're like ok whatever, said Ethan's mom Marni Klein, "But when another kid says ‘hey I just did' this they are like wow."
Organizers say the event is a way to ignite new ideas and empower young leaders. They say it's a positive way of engaging children and creating a brighter future for Las Vegas.
"I think they are going to grow up into a really interesting collaborative environment. I grew up in Las Vegas. I went to school here," said Organizer Monera Mason. "So I think we are ripe at this moment and it's just a pivotal moment in our city's history."
Among the speakers was Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh. He says the possibilities are limitless for Las Vegas youth.
"With anyone, especially youth, don't self limit your world of possibilities," said Hsieh. "There's always ways to think bigger or think differently."
Ethan Duggan says he just wants to give fellow entrepreneurs some helpful tips.
"Don't do it all at once. Take little steps until you're confident you can take the big leap, and finish it.
There were TEDx events all around the world Saturday. Organizers say this was the first Downtown, and they'll definitely be doing it again.