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Attorney General to Give Talk to Seniors on Scams

Attorney General to Give Talk to Seniors on Scams


Protecting seniors against scams will be the focus of an upcoming public talk at Las Ventanas care facility.

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto will present a lecture on senior scams at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Masto’s talk is part of Las Ventanas’ 2013 Summerlin Lecture & Event Series, a free monthly series featuring experts on topics relevant to the “active adult” community.  

This event is open to the public, and will be held on Las Ventanas’ campus in Summerlin, located at 10401 W. Charleston Blvd.  Call 789-7487 to RSVP, as seating is limited.

Gov. Sandoval Renews Commitment to Education in Nevada

Ethel W. Staton Elementary School student Matthew Siroky (left) with Governor Brian Sandoval (right)/Photo Courtesy: Clark County School District

LAS VEGAS -- Students at Staton Elementary School in Summerlin saluted the state by singing "Home Means Nevada," but the event was to honor them.

Teachers, parents and even Governor Brian Sandoval were there to recognize the achievements of about 50 students.

"It is very inspirational for me to be in the schools. I've visited over 200 schools since I became governor," Sandoval said.

Thursday's event was a celebration of learning, and Sandoval says he plans to stick to his promise of putting education first.

In his proposed budget before the State Legislature right now, he is asking to add $480 million to the current education budget. Of that total, $120 million would be directed to fund programs like English Language Learners, class reduction and all-day kindergarten.

8 on Your Side: Bank Balks at Helping ID Theft Victim

LAS VEGAS - An ordinary day at the grocery store January 1 turned out to be anything but ordinary for Kim Pemberton.

"I went to the deli department and started to get my coupons out of my purse," she said.

Everything seemed routine, until she received a text alert on her cell phone that her bank account was overdrawn. Confused, she called the bank and discovered her wallet had been stolen while she was at the store.

Pemberton says she briefly stepped away from her cart, which had her purse sitting in it. She thinks someone snatched her wallet out of her purse, ran to Red Rock Casino and withdrew $2,000 from her account.

"I filled out my police report and started doing all the things I should do as far as protecting myself," she said. "She had every single piece of info. about me, including some things about my children."

Las Vegas 51s Sold to Summerlin Baseball Club

Las Vegas 51s Sold to Summerlin Baseball Club

LAS VEGAS -- The Las Vegas 51s has been purchased by Summerlin Las Vegas Baseball Club. The announcement came in a news release sent out Monday.

The Summerlin Las Vegas Baseball Club is a joint venture comprised of The Howard Hughes Corporation and Play Ball Owners Group, including investors Steve Mack, Bart Wear and Chris Daempfer.

"We see the opportunity of owning the 51s as a great way to extend our commitment to the entire Las Vegas Valley," said David R. Weinreb, Chief Executive Officer of The Howard Hughes Corporation. "We will work to ensure that the baseball experience in Las Vegas is among the best and look forward to an exciting new era for the team, their fans and followers.

The new owners say they will be exploring options to move the 51s from Cashman Field to a new facility in Summerlin called Downtown Summerlin that is being built near the 215 Beltway and Charleston Boulevard.

Speedway, Concert Promoter Host Charity Event

Speedway, Concert Promoter Host Charity Event


A local charity and the organizer of the Electric Daisy Carnival are combining to hose a charity golf tournament next month.

The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities will host its annual golf tournament, Drive For Charity Presented By Insomniac on June 10 at TPC Las Vegas.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. followed by a scramble shotgun start at 8 a.m.

Foursomes cost $800 and include golf for four, cart, unlimited range balls, continental breakfast, awards lunch, golf shirt and gift bag. Single registration is $200 and includes the same goodies.

TPC Las Vegas is located at 9851 Canyon Run Drive in Las Vegas.

To register, call Paulette Anderson at (702) 632-8242 or e-mail SCC LV at panderson@lvms.com.

Stepmother: School Should Have Intervened in Boy's Death

LAS VEGAS -- Days before 12-year-old Austin Mercado died, on Jan. 27, 2012, the sixth grader began vomiting at Johnson Middle School and went to the nurse.

Three days later, Austin had to be escorted by a teacher back to the school nurse because he was still suffering from severe stomach pain and had a fever of 100.9 Fahrenheit.

By Feb. 3, the day before he died, the nurse said he was "dehydrated, weak, pale and his fingers were blue."

Read the Arrest Report for Kalinda Mercado

"The school could have do more," Austin's stepmother, Kalinda Mercado, said. Mercado is facing a charge of murder in the boy's death.

Speaking outside the courtroom, Mercado said the school should have called 911.

Metro Officer Involved in Crash

LAS VEGAS -- A Metro Police officer was hurt in an accident involving a small sedan Wednesday afternoon. His injuries are considered serious, but not life threatening. 

According to police, the crash happened at about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday at Summerlin Parkway and Durango Drive.

The officer was riding his department motorcycle when he crashed with a small sedan on the Durango Drive overpass. He was transported to University Medical Center trauma.

Northbound Durango Drive is closed as well as the westbound on ramp from Summerlin Parkway for the investigation.