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Husband: Mom shot teaching daughter to drive may not live

LAS VEGAS  -- The husband of a woman who was shot in the head in an apparent road rage incident while teaching her teenage daughter to drive says she may not survive.

Robert Meyers says that Tammy Meyers is on life support at University Medical Center. She was shot about 11:30 p.m. Thursday outside their Las Vegas home near Alta Drive and Cimarron Road.

"This is where my wife lost her life. She hasn't lost it, but she will today. There's nothing they can do for my wife," Meyers said.

He says, his wife was teaching her daughter to drive in a parking lot near the family's home. As Tammy drove home, she got in a minor accident and pulled over. Robert Meyers says three men in the other vehicle got into a confrontation with his wife causing her to be frightened and drive home.

Man arrested after argument at site of Nowsch barricade

LAS VEGAS -- The man accused of threatening another man with a gun following a heated argument over the arrest of a deadly shooting suspect said, “I know where you live and I'll catch you slipping,” according to the victim.

Robert Selig said 23-year-old Jeremy Jongepier reportedly yelled those words to him when he was down the street from Selig's house, according to the arrest report.

The report goes on to show two contrasting stories of what each say happened.

Jongepier was arrested in the area of Alta and Villa Monterey drives Thursday night on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. 

Detectives said it began when Jongepier got into an argument with Selig at the nearby barricade scene related to the Tammy Meyers case.







Metro amps up efforts to keep pedestrians, roadways safer

LAS VEGAS — This year is off to a deadly start on valley roads. Just six weeks into 2015, 12 pedestrians have died across Clark county – nine of those were in Metro's jurisdiction. That's a 350 percent increase over the same time a year ago.

Samira Tamules says a lack of basic infrastructure, like crosswalks or sidewalks, prevent her from walking in her neighborhood with her two children.

“Rarely, very rarely,” she said. “If we do, we're walking around the park here, maybe. Maybe on our street, which is a cul-de-sac, but as far as walking anywhere else, never."

But even when there are crosswalks, police say the bulk of pedestrian who are killed aren't using them. 

The most recent traffic data released from Metro shows half of the deaths this year are from pedestrian error.

Bicyclists fear for safety on Las Vegas roads

LAS VEGAS -- Only six weeks into 2015 and police say almost two people are dying on local roads per week. Some are pedestrians, while others are bicyclists.

The majestic beauty of the Las Vegas desert and miles of open road beckons thousands of people looking to take a recreational bike ride. However, cars and cyclists must share the roads as they both plan to carefully navigate into the Red Rock scenic loop and back.

Greg Fasano, a cyclist for 15 years, says while mechanical failures make up a portion of bicycle accidents, the biggest concern lies with motorists.

"Every component has a safety aspect to it, whether it be the pedals, the brakes, the wheels, and things ought to be inspected at every ride", he says. “Motor vehicles are probably the biggest danger to a cyclist."

Fasano has had -- not one but two -- brushes with death. He collided head on with a vehicle and escaped with minor injuries in his first accident.







Vigil planned for mother killed in apparent road rage attack

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The family of a woman who died in an apparent road-rage shooting outside her Las Vegas home is organizing a candlelight vigil Tuesday night.

Matthew Meyers, son of 44-year-old Tammy Meyers who was taken off life support Saturday night, said a gathering was planned for 7 p.m. in the parking lot of Walter Johnson Junior High School.

The location is where Tammy Meyers was reportedly teaching her 14-year-old daughter how to drive late Thursday night before police say Meyers nearly collided with another car on their way home. Police say the car followed Meyers home and someone inside fired shots including one which struck the mother of four. The family says Meyers' 23-year-old son fired back before the gray or silver 4-door sedan fled.

The investigation remains ongoing.

CCSD checking vaccination records for all students

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County School District is combing through vaccination records after the recent measles outbreak at Disneyland. Letters have been sent to parents whose children don't have the required immunizations.

Students are only exempt if they have a religious or medical exemption on file with the district. The district is giving students a few weeks to update their records or they won't be allowed back in school.


At 3 years old, Santiago is just months away from having to get his next set of vaccinations.

"He cries a lot," said his mother Karen Ponce. "It's a pain, it's a pain."

But it's a pain this mom is willing to endure.

Per sate law, Santiago must have updated shots to attend pre-k or kindergarten

"He doesn't understand, you know, and we know that we have to do it," she said.

The Clark County School District is cracking down on student vaccinations.














Employee no longer with district after 'inappropriate behavior'

LAS VEGAS — An employee with Givens Elementary School is no longer with the Clark County School District after "inappropriate behavior," the school district said on Monday.

The incident was discovered before winter break. 

"CCSD police and school staff immediately conducted an investigation to protect students and staff and took appropriate action," the district said in a statement.

The district noted school police "are confident that this behavior did not impact students."

Details surrounding the incident were not revealed.

Givens Elementary School is located just west of the 215 and north of Charleston Boulevard.