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New tech center opens, hiring 400

LAS VEGAS -- A tech company is setting up shop in northwest Las Vegas and and hiring 400 people. Asurion held it's official grand opening Thursday in Centennial Hills.

Asurion's new center will provide support services for everything from cell phones to gaming devices for AT&T, Verizon and Sprint and the company is looking to hire tech-savvy, customer-oriented people.

Mayor Carolyn Goodman and several city council members took part in the ribbon cutting for the new center.

"I think the reality is for all of us who have any type of technological equipment, you want to get a human being that understands and is able to go ahead and follow up and give you the advice," Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman.

The company has hired 100 people since Oct. 1, but 400 more are needed.

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Charges yet to come in Henderson officer DUI case

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Prosecutors got more time to file criminal charges against a Henderson police officer jailed after authorities say he was stopped driving the wrong way on a Las Vegas freeway.

Prosecutor Brian Rutledge says Justice of the Peace Suzan Baucum on Monday gave him until Thursday to obtain results of blood tests on samples drawn following Officer Joseph Lawrance's arrest early Thursday.

The Nevada Highway Patrol alleges the 31-year-old Lawrance was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Report: Whiskey, pills found in arrested officer's truck

HENDERSON, Nev. --  There are new details about the arrest of a Henderson Police officer on several charges, including driving under the influence.

According to the arrest report released Friday, 31-year-old Joseph Lawrence was arrested early Thursday morning after a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper say him driving recklessly near U.S. 95 and Centennial Parkway.

The trooper responded to a report of a driver traveling the wrong way on U.S. 95. The trooper says he saw Lawrence driving his pickup truck southbound on the northbound side of the freeway. He also says he saw him driving erratically along Centennial Parkway, including driving onto the dirt shoulder, running a red light and speeding through a parking lot and jumping the parking lot medians.

He also says he saw Lawrence drive the wrong way on Tropical Parkway. The truck eventually stopped in front of a store on Centennial Parkway.

Report: Kids witness mother's fatal stabbing

LAS VEGAS -- The two children of a couple involved in a deadly fight witnessed their father stab their mother and then stab himself, according to the arrest report.

The 16-year-old girl and her 11-year-old brother ran from their home to a park across the street and called 911. They told police their parents were in a verbal fight when their father took a 10-inch knife and stabbed their mother in the chest, the report said.

Jodi Joyce, 40, died and her husband, James Joyce, 52, was critically injured, but is expected to survive. He was booked in absentia at University Medical Center for murder with a deadly weapon.

When police arrived at the Berkley Hall Street home, they talked with the children and then entered the unlocked residence.

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Friends of murdered woman react with grief, shock

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office ruled the woman who was found dead in her home Monday morning was stabbed to death and her manner of death is homicide.

As police continue to investigate Jodi Joyce's murder, Clark County School District employees are mourning the loss of their friend and co-worker.

Joyce was first a school teacher, and most recently, she helped get kids the resources they needed to fight drug abuse.

On Tuesday, crisis intervention teams were sent in to help CCSD employees cope with the loss. Joyce's supervisor says her co-workers are filled with shock, grief and sadness.

UPDATE: Stabbing victim was CCSD employee

LAS VEGAS -- The woman stabbed to death in a northwest neighborhood on Monday has been identified by the Clark County Coroner's office as 40-year-old Jodi Joyce.

Metro Police said Joyce's husband, James Joyce, 52, fatally stabbed his wife during a fight and then stabbed himself. Joyce remains in the hospital in critical condition.

Joyce was a Clark County School District employee who oversaw the district's Substance Abuse Awareness Program. Her LinkedIn profile also shows she was a former elementary school teacher and had been a part-time instructor at UNLV.

Ecologist upset over 'destruction of land' to build berm

MOUNT CHARLESTON, Nev. -- Construction work to build a berm in Mount Charleston has one scientist calling the area prone to flooding, a “danger zone.”

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers started building the berm Friday, Oct. 11, in an effort to divert rain water away from homes in the Rainbow subdivision. And since then, workers with the U.S. Forest have been putting in 12-hour shifts and will continue to do so for the next month.

"We're really happy with the progress, we got the logging done,” Mike Balen, U.S. Forest Service said.

The full-scale logging operation uprooted about 300-trees. Some were nearly 200-years old, which has some people wondering whether this was worth it.