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Today's News

  • City sued in child custody battle

    A city police officer removed a child from his mother’s home and transferred custody to his father without any lawful authorization, according to a lawsuit filed against the city last month.

    The lawsuit contends that the officer was following a municipal policy that allows officers to remove children from homes without court orders or other “lawful justification.”

  • Pickup truck stolen on Grand Avenue

    A pickup truck belonging to Matthew and Linzy Behrs was stolen from in front of their residence at Lincoln Avenue and Sixth Street shortly before 6 a.m. Friday.

    Linzy Behrs heard noises, looked out the window and saw two men loading the truck onto a dolly. She called 911.

    The couple said they were upset with the response received from the 911 dispatcher.

  • Ex-consultant: Gas law followed

    Las Vegas’ former utility rate consultant, who auditors have called the architect behind the city’s old natural gas rates, said last week that he believes the city followed its ordinance.

    Michael Slota, who has closed his consulting business, drafted the 2001 ordinance for the setting of natural gas rates and advised the city on how to handle rates for several years after that.

    An independent audit released last month alleged that the city violated its natural gas ordinance for six years, overcharging customers by $10 million.

  • Bicyclist hurt in accident

    An 82-year-old Las Vegas man was struck by a car as he was riding his bicycle last week, city police said.

    Around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, William Oshima was taken to the hospital after he complained of injuries to his legs, police said.

    Police Chief Gary Gold said the motorist was headed east on Mills Avenue, approaching the intersection with Grand Avenue. Meanwhile, Oshima was biking north on Mills against oncoming traffic, the chief said. The motorist didn’t see Oshima and accidentally struck him, sending the bicyclist to the ground, Gold said.

  • Voters headed to polls Tuesday

    Las Vegas voters will head to the polls Tuesday to choose a mayor and Ward 3 City Council member and determine how much council members and the mayor should make.

    The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the city running the election.

    According to the city clerk’s office, 405 people had voted early as of late Friday morning. That’s far less than two years ago, but then, four council seats were contested.

  • BPA members headed to nationals

    Las Vegas will be well represented at the Business Professionals of America National Competition in Reno, Nev., in May.

    Robertson High School and Memorial Middle School students will join the large contingent from West Las Vegas at the BPA nationals.

    BPA adviser Diane Maes said in the last few years, there has been more interest in the chapter from students at the middle and high school.

  • University appoints vice presidents

    New Mexico Highlands President Jim Fries has a appointed a vice president of academic affairs and a vice president of finance and administration.

    Gilbert Rivera, who served as the university’s interim vice president for academic affairs during the previous year, was selected to permanently fill the position.

    “It’s been a pleasure working at New Mexico Highlands, and I look forward to a strong future,” Rivera said.

  • West BPA does well at state event

    In 2007, the West Las Vegas Middle School Business Professionals of America returned home with medals from state and national competitions. This year, the students had a clean sweep at the state competition, winning all 11 events.

    BPA adviser Brian Gurul was named the state adviser and will sit on the board of directors. Last year, he was named BPA Adviser of the Year.

    This year, even Gurul didn’t expect such accomplishments from his students.

  • State police focus on seat belts

    State police officers issued 72 seat-belt and six child restraint citations in an operation last week, an official said.

    On the night of Feb. 20, the state police held a three-hour operation on the four-lane portion of Seventh Street. The operation, like a similar one in early December, focused on seat-belt and child restraint violators.

    The operation also yielded 20 citations for other offenses, as well as five arrests for outstanding warrants and revoked licenses, state police said.

  • Voters head to polls — where to vote

    Las Vegas voters will head to the polls Tuesday to choose a mayor and Ward 3 City Council member and determine how much council members and the mayor should make.

    The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the city running the election.

    According to the city clerk's office, 105 people had voted early as of late Friday morning. That's far less than two years ago, but then, four council seats were contested.