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  • District clears Robertson counselor

    Robertson High School counselor Amadee Duran, who was placed on leave last November for alleged “inappropriate” activities, is now back on the job.

    Duran, who returned Monday, has been cleared by an internal investigation conducted by the Las Vegas City Schools district. She was placed on leave after allegations of “inappropriate contact” surfaced.

  • State police arrest repeat DWI offenders

    The state police arrested three Las Vegans in recent days on DWI charges -- all of whom have been charged with the offense several times before.

    Leonard R. Montoya, 43, 1003 Tilden St., was charged with his seventh DWI offense on Sunday.

    A state police officer noticed that Montoya was weaving between lanes in his pickup truck on Mountain View Drive, according to a criminal complaint. After the officer pulled over Montoya, the driver admitted that he had come from Legers bar, which was near where he was stopped. His arrest occurred shortly after closing time.

  • City election set for Tuesday

    Las Vegas voters will go to the polls today to cast their ballots for mayor, City Council and a proposed new city charter.

    The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Running for mayor are San Miguel County Treasurer Alfonso Ortiz and write-in candidates Daniel Holguin Sr. and Las Vegas City Schools board member Patrick Romero. The city clerk’s office said voters won’t be required to write in Holguin’s or Romero’s names to the letter, but they need to be close enough so poll workers can discern voters’ choices.  

  • Police: Drug suspect attacked mom

    A Las Vegas man is alleged to have attacked his mother and threatened his wife, state police said.

    The man was also found to have been carrying crack cocaine, according to a criminal complaint filed in Magistrate Court.

    Pedro Griego, 27, was charged with battery on a household member, drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting officers, bringing contraband into a jail and criminal damage to the property of a household member.

  • Man charged with murder

    A Las Vegas man is now facing an open count of murder in the death of his grandmother.

    Ryan Garcia, 27, 1116 Columbia St., is accused of killing his grandmother, Margaret Garcia, and hurting his uncles, Robert and Ralph Garcia.

    The attacks allegedly occurred late in the afternoon of Feb. 16 at 1116 Columbia Street.

    Ryan Garcia’s grandmother died three days after the attack. The suspect allegedly threw the woman over the porch onto some concrete, where she landed on her head.

  • Grandson charged in attack

    A man has been arrested in connection with the death of his 83-year-old grandmother, police said Thursday.

    Ryan Garcia, 27, 1116 Columbia St., was charged with three counts of felony aggravated battery. He is accused of attacking both Margaret Garcia, his grandmother, and his uncles, Robert and Ralph Garcia.

    Las Vegas Deputy Police Chief Christian Montaño said that given that Margaret Garcia has died, the charges likely would be upgraded. That could mean that Ryan Garcia could be facing an open count of murder.

  • Student: Coach wanted secret sex

    By the account of a former Robertson High School student, ex-teacher Jay Quintana told her to keep their sexual relationship a secret, so she did.

    For years.

    The alleged victim testified in Magistrate Court on Wednesday, describing her four years of having sex with Quintana, who was her golf coach and chemistry teacher. The district fired him last year.

  • Ex-teacher's charges stand

    The former Robertson teacher accused of having sex repeatedly with a female student is headed for trial.

    At the end of a three-day preliminary hearing Thursday, a magistrate judge found enough evidence to send the case to state District Court.

    The student, now 21 and attending college, testified that Quintana told her to keep the four-year sexual relationship a secret. She alleged the two had sex in a number of places, including several rooms at the high school, her house, his house and the Pendaries golf course.

  • ONLINE UPDATE: Student: Coach wanted secret sex

    By the account of a former Robertson High School student, ex-teacher Jay Quintana told her to keep their sexual relationship a secret, so she did.

    For years.

    The alleged victim testified in Magistrate Court on Wednesday, describing her four years of having sex with Quintana, who was her golf coach and chemistry teacher. The district fired him last year.

  • ONLINE UPDATE: Ex-RHS teacher headed to trial

    The former Robertson teacher accused of having sex repeatedly with a female student is headed for trial.

    At the end of a three-day preliminary hearing Thursday, a magistrate judge found probable cause to send the case to state District Court.

    The student, now 21 and attending college, testified that Quintana told her to keep the four-year sexual relationship a secret. She alleged the two had sex in a number of places, including several rooms at the high school, her house, his house and the Pendaries golf course.