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Mother Claims 'Voices in Her Head' Told Her to Drown Son

Christine Allen

LAS VEGAS -- The mother accused of drowning her toddler son told police "it was like a demon inside of me took over," according to the arrest report for Christine Allen.

Allen, 30, is facing a murder charge in the drowning of 3-year-old Noah Lane Allen. The drowning happened Saturday night in a condominium near Buffalo and Vegas Drives. When firefighters arrived at the home on Clarkdale Drive, Allen was found sitting on the floor in the living room and the child was in the tub and unresponsive. He was transported to Sunrise Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

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Crews Creating Parking Lot for Recreational Trail

Construction will start Monday on a new parking lot for a recreational trail in the Summerlin area.

The lot will be on the east side of Hualapai Way, mid-way between the intersections of Alta and Town Center drivers.

Crews will be closing the east shoulder lane throughout the project, which will be 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The lot will make it easier for people to use the nearby recreational trail. 

The Meadows School Honored for Work in Science Bowl

The city of Las Vegas honored the winners of this year's high school science bowl.

The Meadows School finished in first place for the second consecutive year. City Councilmen Steve Ross and Bob Beers honored the team with certificates.

They also honored the teams from Centennial High School and Northwest Career and Technical Academy.

The Meadows School won out of 132 teams from across southern Nevada. 

Seventeen Magnet Schools Recognized by National Group

A national magnet school organization has recognized 17 of the magnet schools in the Clark County School District.

The Magnet Schools of America or MSA recognized the schools for their overall excellence in programs and achievement.

Seven CCSD schools were named a School of Excellence, the highest designation. The schools include:

  • Advanced Technologies Academy
  • Jim Bridger Middle School
  • James Cashman Middle School
  • Ed W. Clark High School
  • Rancho High School
  • Southwest Career and Technical Academy
  • Valley High School.

Ten more schools were given the second highest designation of School of Distinction. Those schools were:

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Judge Denies Bail for Las Vegas Home Invasion Suspect

Judge Denies Bail for Las Vegas Home Invasion Suspect

A Las Vegas man charged with home invasion and attempted sexual assault did not get bail during a hearing Tuesday. 

A man charged with breaking into a woman’s home, taking her family hostage and trying to rape the woman will be held without bail, a Las Vegas judge ruled Tuesday. Sean P. Cordeiro, 33, faces eight counts, including four counts of first-degree kidnapping and one count of attempted sexual assault. He is being held at the Clark County Detention Center.

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Barricaded Suspect on Meth, Tried to Rape Victim

LAS VEGAS - New details have been released about the home invasion and standoff in the northwest part of the Las Vegas valley Thursday.

Metro Police have charged the suspect, 33-year-old Sean Paul Cordeiro with home invasion, burglary, robbery, four counts of kidnapping and attempted sexual assault.

According to the arrest report released Friday, Cordeiro broke down the victim's door at around 5 a.m. A woman and her three children were home alone, because her husband had just left the house to go to work. He told the victim he had a gun and told her he just needed a place to get away from the police.

Cordeiro gathered the kids and the woman in the master bedroom, police said. He told them he would shoot them, if they left the room.

He then took the woman downstairs to get car keys, valuables and her cell phone.

Parents Unhappy about School Rezoning

LAS VEGAS -- Rezoning is now a reality for 17 schools in the Clark County School District.

It is a short-term solution to overcrowding, but it has people concerned about what will happen down the road, if the city continues to grow.

It was a carefree day for kids at Givens Elementary School, but not for parents who still have Wednesday night's worries on their mind.

"It is just frustration that our school is going to have so many kids at it," parent Kelli Mendenhall said.

The CCSD school board approved a rezoning plan for 17 schools which means students at several schools, especially in the northwest, will either move to a new school or welcome hundreds of new students.

That is the case at Givens Elementary in Summerlin where Mendenhell's son and daughter attend.