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LAS VEGAS -- When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself. But on Thursday morning, as he was assisting someone who had crashed their car, anotherMore>>
When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself.More>>
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As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible. Police say two men tried to rob the child of the device on Thursday.More>>
As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible.More>>
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Lines of people were wrapped around The Lotto Store twice this weekend for the second largest lottery in the history of Powerball.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 9:02 PM EDT2013-05-18 01:02:54 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School has been arrested, Clark County Schools Police Lt. Ken Young said. According to the Clark County Detention Center, the volunteer coach,More>>
A volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School has been arrested, Clark County Schools Police Lt. Ken Young said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:56 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:56:00 GMT
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Friday, May 17 2013 8:17 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:17:28 GMT
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One person is reported dead following an explosion and fire at a facility located at North Las Vegas Boulevard and Sloan Lane.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:03 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:03:09 GMT
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The theft of iPads, iPhones and other Apple devices is becoming commonplace, earning it the nickname, "Apple-picking," the police said.More>>
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LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Commission took the first step toward abolishing the Las Vegas Township Constable's office Tuesday. The move comes following the controversial service of current Constable John Bonaventura.
Employees of the Las Vegas Township Constable's office did not blend in with the wallpaper as they filled the back rows of the Clark County Commission chambers. Seemingly uncertain of his role, Bonaventura repeatedly changed seats until Clark Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak invited him to the podium.
On the agenda was an ordinance to abolish the Las Vegas Township Constable's office when Bonaventura's term ends in early 2015. Under his leadership, the office, which is charged with serving legal paperwork, has been a source of frequent controversy.
Among the issues were a questionable reality TV pilot, sexual harassment allegations and Bonaventura's recent arrest for driving under the influence.
Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani proposed the ordinance.
"The ordinance that I plan to bring says that the office is redundant, it's no longer working in the way that we believe it should and therefore we need to abolish it, and in two years, we still have an opportunity to look at that."
Bonaventura considers the ordinance a circumvention of the voting process and one that is more personal than professional.
"If somebody doesn't like you Mr. Sisolak or Chris G., do you think it would be right to say let's abolish the commissioner district, whatever district, you know? District A, District B, District C, just cause somebody don't like you?"
A number of Bonaventura's employees spoke against the plan reminding commissioners that they depend on the office for their livelihoods. Captain Jeff Hammack, retired from the Metro Police Department, says as law enforcement professionals, they've been stigmatized by the negative publicity.
"There are some things that I'm going to tell you," Hammack said. "Actions of this constable that I cannot support, but I can support this office and I think it provides a very important service for the citizens of Clark County."
The commission set another hearing on the issue for mid-March at which point it expects to take additional public comment. Though it seems after Tuesday's hearing, little was left unsaid.
Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani indicated that the Clark County Sheriff's Civil Division would assume at least part of the duties of the constable's office should it be abolished.
On Tuesday, Metro Police released a statement that read: "This is a Clark County proposed ordinance. It has nothing to do with the Office of the Sheriff or the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. The topic is still being researched and we have made absolutely no commitment one way or the other to anyone involved."
The Legislature is considering the issue. At least one bill would consolidate the existing township offices into one appointed position. Southern Nevada currently has 11 elected constables.