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Nevada Supreme Court ruling brings ESA program to a standstill

The Nevada Supreme Court has put a halt to the controversial ESA program.

The court found Nevada's Education Savings Account program doesn't violate the state constitution however the funding under the bill that created the program is in question.

Justices issued a 4-2 ruling on Thursday calling for a permanent injunction on the program, which was on hold on a temporary basis.

The ruling says the program authorized last spring by the Nevada Legislature did not have its own dedicated funding source and is unlawfully drawing on money allocated for public schools in the state's Distributive School Account. It would have allowed parents to use public school dollars to pay for private school tuition... Read More

New lights activated on Blue Diamond Road

The Nevada Department of Transportation on Thursday activated new traffic signals along Blue Diamond Road in an effort to reduce deadly crashes... Read More

Neighbors stage protest near blasting site

Blasting continues for a new multi-million dollar home development called Highland Hills in the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley near the Southern Highlands neighborhood.

Homeowners in the area held a meeting Tuesday night and are now taking more than just legal action. They are hoping enough neighbors speak up about damage to their homes to move forward with a class action lawsuit.

In the meantime, many of them are having a hard time staying silent as they watch more damage develop in their homes. They've started protesting and handing out flyers near the blast zone.

Patricia McCarley is fed up and wants to get the word out.

"Giving people information about what is actually going on and how long it's going to go on."

She's protesting the blasts which she says is causing major damage in her Southern Highlands neighborhood. Homeowners claimed the blasting has cracked walls and counter tops... Read More

Alleged Starbucks shooter held with no bail

Pedro Garcia, the man accused of shooting and killing a customer in Starbucks, made his first court appearance Wednesday morning in Las Vegas Justice Court.

Garcia, 34, is facing charges of murder, robbery, burglary and discharging a firearm in an occupied structure.

His attorney, Edward Kane, says he expects his client will enter a not guilty plea.

The judge did not set bail in the case and Garcia did not enter a plea Wednesday.

Kane asked for more time to confirm whether his office can represent Garcia in the case. Garcia is expected to appear in court again on Friday, Sept. 30. ... Read More

Starbucks remained closed Monday following deadly shooting

A local Starbucks where a man was shot and killed over the weekend remained closed Monday.

The shooting happened at the coffee shop located at West Warm Springs Road and Rainbow Boulevard. Pedro J. Garcia was arrested Monday pending an initial court appearance on murder, robbery, burglary and weapon charges in the shooting that took place Sunday morning.

Starbucks held a counseling session with all of its workers Monday evening to help them cope with this traumatic incident.

"I feel pretty good surprisingly," according to William Wright, employee. "I'm not one to let things get to me so easily."

Wright said he came face to face with the alleged killer. Wright said he was manning the register when Garcia walked into the store.

"He was just standing there, you know, and he looked up at my eyes and he looked back -- and down and looked back up at me," Wright said... Read More

1 dead following shooting at Starbucks

Metro Police are investigating a deadly shooting at a Starbucks on West Warm Springs Road and Rainbow Boulevard Sunday afternoon.

At least one person was transported to Spring Valley Hospital and later died according to police. It is unknown at this time what the motive for this incident is.

"That's what weighed on us immediately. They're in danger," witness Bryan Dunlap said. "If this situation even gets worse, because we heard, remember, in the beginning of the story, hearing bomb, hostage, all kinds of things. So, all you can think about is their welfare and not being able to see some of them again if something was really going bad."

Police said one person was detained in connection with this investigation, and the surrounding businesses were evacuated.

Metro Police say the man responsible for the shooting was very deceptive and called 911 himself trying to throw off police after the shooting... Read More

1 taken into custody in barricade situation, SWAT headed to scene

One person was taken into custody Tuesday following a barricade situation near S. Grand Canyon Drive and W. Russell Road, Metro Police said.

The barricaded situation is happening at an apartment complex in the 9900 block of West Russell Road. Nearby apartments are being evacuated.

According to police, it all started around 2:42 p.m. as a strong-armed robbery to a convenience store located in the 5300 block of South Fort Apache Road. Another suspect is believed to still be hold up in the apartment.

There wasn't any other information released... Read More