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Majority of parents not signed up for CCSD information

LAS VEGAS -- This year, the Clark County School District took on the largest technology project it's ever attempted. Infinite Campus is an online portal that keeps parents in the loop on student progress.

However, only about one-third of CCSD parents are using the portal that launched five months go.

Parents using Infinite Campus can get updates in real time on their child's grades, test scores, classes and even if they're tardy.

"I really like being able to access my kids grades and see all the missing assignments," said Erica Reynolds, CCSD parent.

For the most part, parents say the system is working.

"I think that's one of the really great things," Reynolds said. "You have instant access to what your kids are doing."

But while parents like Reynolds are logging on regularly, most parents are not using the system.











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CCSD draws attention to teacher shortage using Slotzilla

LAS VEGAS -- The superintendent of the Clark County School District took a daring ride on the Slotzilla Wednesday. It was to draw attention to the biggest teacher shortage in the district's history.

There are more than 600 open positions in Clark County, but CCSD says it hopes to hire more than 2,600 new teachers to ease overcrowding.

The district's plan to add teachers to growing classrooms in the valley involves recruiting locally and from across the country. The first way they plan to do this is through their Alternative Route to Licensure course.

Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky said with special training anyone with a Bachelor's degree is eligible to become a teacher.

“We will help them change their career and change their life in the process,” Skorkowsky said.

Teachers say it's a constant struggle to make sure each student is getting one-on-one attention.

UPDATE: Red Rock Canyon reopened after fog closure

LAS VEGAS — The Bureau of Land Management has reopened Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area to the public.

The conservation area and 13-mile scenic loop were closed for a few hours due to fog which caused "low visibility" Tuesday. 

The BLM said it wanted to address "safety concerns."

When the fog lifted around 1:30 p.m., everything was reopened.

Search and rescue squad shares details on becoming a volunteer

LAS VEGAS --  It's still early in the year, but Red Rock Search and Rescue volunteers said so far, their 2015 has been really busy.

Organizers of the group said they have already responded to a number of new search efforts, along with working on cold cases.

"A lot of what we do involves both old and current cases. But because of the amount of cases we have, we actually need more people,” said David Cummings, Commander, Red Rock Search and Rescue.

Groups like Red Rock Search and Rescue are usually called to help when law enforcement agencies can't continue the search. Whether the mission involves a missing hiker or a missing child, the group works hard to help families find their loved ones.

"If I were to lose him in the desert I would want people like Red Rock out there searching," said Jessica Davis, looking to volunteer with Red Rock.

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Gov. Sandoval unveils budget with $1.1 billion tax increase

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Gov. Brian Sandoval has unveiled a budget that would raise taxes by $1.1 billion and give the majority of that back to Nevada schools.

"My budget will make sure students are college ready by graduation," Gov. Sandoval said.

The proposal unveiled Thursday evening in Sandoval's State of the State address calls for restructuring the flat, $200-a-year business license fee into a fee that varies based on a company's gross receipts and industry type. It also calls for making temporary "sunset" taxes permanent.



Juvenile on bike struck by car in Summerlin

 LAS VEGAS -- A juvenile riding a bike was struck by a car Monday morning in a Summerlin neighborhood.

The juvenile was hit around 9 a.m. in a driveway near Greenmoor Lane and Pavilion Center Drive, according to Metro Police.

The juvenile was transported to Summerlin Hospital with minor injuries. The driver remained at the scene.

Police arrest 2 after bank robbery, car chase

 LAS VEGAS -- Two people are in police custody following a bank robbery and car chase that resulted in a crash Friday morning.

Metro Police responded to a call of a bank robbery in the 10000 block of W. Charleston Boulevard around 8:44 a.m. 

According to police, officers were able to track the two suspects to a location near Bruce Street and Washington Avenue and when they attempted to stop the vehicle, the suspects took off with the police in pursuit.

The pursuit ended when the vehicle crashed near Searles Avenue and Bruce Street. Both suspects were arrested.