County commissioners used words like "tragic," "troubling," and "unacceptable," in reaction to a critical review of Child Protective Services. Though the state released the report in April, this is the first time the commissioners have heard the facts and the failings related to child deaths in our community. More>>
There have been some recent cases of serious child abuse that we've told you about: those recent cases of child abuse reflect a sad statistic in Nevada--our state tops the list when it comes to child deaths per capita due to child abuse. More>>
A panel created to review child deaths in Clark County was unable to offer solutions Tuesday.
A day before finalizing recommendations for Clark County Child Protective Services, eight pages of a report submitted to a blue ribbon panel were missing.
The eight pages gave specific examples of what an independent consultant found when looking into how Clark County handles child abuse cases. It's more about the 8 missing pages. It's about what's in the writing.
Eight pages with examples of how child abuse cases weren't given the attention needed is what Assemblywomen Susan Gerhardt was wanting to see.
The county's independent consultant was asked to remove the pages detailing such oversights.
Members of the blue panel then asked if the eight pages could be made public so they can move forward with recommendations.
Clark County Assistant County Manager said the county was acting at the request of the district attorney and respecting the confidentiality of some of the victims in the eight pages.
In the end, he left decision up to the panel.
Clark County Assistant County Manager Darryl Martin said, "We can't give our okay to release it, but we're not going to stand in your way; it's up to you and the committee."
The independent consultant then agreed to make the report more general, so the identity of the kids mentioned will not be recognized once released to the public.
As for the kids mentioned in these eight pages, Thomas Morton, the director of Clark County's Child Protective Services said nothing has been done.
The death of any child is tragic, but when dozens of children die while in care of the county there are a lot of questions that should be answered. Eyewitness News takes a look at one group that is going after those answers.More>>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:06:07 GMT
Some medical providers say they often deal with Hispanic patients who are afraid to seek medical care. In some cases, it has to do with a language barrier, but in most cases, it is fear among undocumented immigrants that they could end up being deported. More>>
Some medical providers say they often deal with Hispanic patients who are afraid to seek medical care. It's hoped the opening of a new medical clinic will change that.
Monday, September 1 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:58:50 GMT
The three-day holiday weekend ended with visitors crowding the airport and freeways as they made their way back home. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Association, around 313,000 people visited Las Vegas over the Labor Day weekend. More>>
The three-day holiday weekend ended with visitors crowding the airport and freeways as they made their way back home.
Monday, September 1 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:51:43 GMT
Tens of thousands of people bid farewell to summer by enjoying Lake Mead for Labor Day weekend. While there were a few minor rescues, DUI's and boating incidents, the vast majority of people had some fun in the sun. More>>
Tens of thousands of people bid farewell to summer by enjoying Lake Mead for Labor Day weekend. While there were a few minor rescues, DUI's and boating incidents, the vast majority of people had some fun in the sun.