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Woman's Body Found Inside Burned Out Trailer

Clark County Fire investigators and Metro police are investigating the discovery of a 58-year-old woman's body found inside a burning trailer near Alexander and El Capitan Way.

Las Vegas fire spokesman Tim Szymanski says firefighters found the body in the small trailer after dousing flames about 4:20 a.m. Tuesday.

The small towing-style trailer was parked behind a house on Hickam Avenue near El Capitan Way and Craig Road.

The cause of the fire wasn't immediately known but fire officials say it may have been caused by smoking or a space heater. Family members told investigators that the woman often went to the trailer to watch television or smoke a cigarette.

 

Nevada College Enrollments up due to Bad Economy

Colleges across Nevada say they are seeing jumps in enrollment as laid off workers or those fearful of losing their jobs seek to update their job skills.

At Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, officials say enrollment is up 6-percent over last year for the spring semester that begins Jan. 24.

The College of Southern Nevada, the state's largest community college with 41,388 students, also is seeing more students enrolling in an effort to land new jobs. School officials say many returning students aren't just seeking to improve their current skills, but are looking into whole new career paths.

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