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Ex-Teacher Agrees to Plea Deal in Lewdness Case

LAS VEGAS -- A former teacher has agreed to a plea deal in connection with charges of open and gross lewdness.

According to the Clark County District Attorney's Office, Alfphonso Washington, 47 of Henderson, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday and agreed to plead guilty to one count of open and gross lewdness.

Under the deal, he will be given probation. When he finishes the probation, he can withdraw his plea and plead to the charge of unlawful contact with a child, which is a gross misdemeanor.

Washington was a teacher and girls basketball coach at Lied Middle School. He was originally arrested in September on two counts of open and gross lewdness.

Crews Begin Clean-Up of Kyle Canyon Detention Basin

LAS VEGAS - After a massive wildfire on Mount Charleston in July 2013 and heavy rain in August, debris and water flooded the Kyle Canyon Detention Basin. Now, crews are finally cleaning it up.

Homeowners in the area will see trucks traveling in and out of the basin beginning Tuesday. Crews must remove 25,000 tons of debris.

The Carpenter 1 fire scorched thousands of acres on Mount Charleston in July 2013. One month later, heavy rain pounded the area and sent tons of mud and debris from the fire down the mountain and into the basin.

Residents say the flooding stranded them. Their homes weren't destroyed, but the flood damaged roads, and debris blocked several streets.

The shoulder of Grand Teton Drive, which leads to the basin, remains closed.

US 95 and Cheyenne Reopen toTraffic

LAS VEGAS -- Lanes on U.S. 95 northbound and southbound and Cheyenne Avenue westbound and eastbound have reopened for traffic.

Nevada Highway Patrol and Metro Police said the roads were closed around 10:30 a.m. to handle a situation involving a suicidal individual on the overpass. Metro Police called in their Crisis Intervention Team which is trained to deal with these kinds of situations. The person was safely removed from the overpass.

 

Woman Hurt in Three-Car Crash

A woman was critically hurt in a three-car crash Saturday night near Durango Drive and Centennial Parkway.

According to Metro Police, the victim, 83-year-old Thedosia Macknic, ran a red light at the intersection and was hit by a truck that had the right of way.

After the collision, the victim's car continued to spin and hit another car that had stopped at the stoplight.

The drivers of the other cars were not seriously hurt. 

City Warns of Truck Traffic as Debris is Removed

City Warns of Truck Traffic as Debris is Removed

Crews with the city of Las Vegas will start clearing away debris that built up in the Kyle Canyon Detention Basin from this past summer's flooding.

The city says it will need to clear about 25,000 tons of debris and move it to the Apex Regional Landfill.

The city warns it will take about 10 days to clean out the basin with a projected 64 trips per day by crews from Las Vegas Paving.

The trucks will be traveling eastbound on Grand Teton Drive, north onto Grand Canyon Drive and enter U.S. 95 at the Horse Drive interchange. Crews will exit the freeway at Durango Drive, tae Oso Blanco to the 215 beltway eastbound to the landfill.

On the return trip, crews will head westbound on the 215 beltway to Sky Point Drive and then exit at Buffalo Drive. They will take Buffalo Drive to U.S. 95.

The city is warning people in the northwest to be aware of the increase in truck traffic.

Parents Address Concerns on Overcrowded Classrooms

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County School District is facing a big issue on overcrowded classrooms in the northwest valley. Several proposals are on the table that will affect hundreds of students and families next school year, according to district officials.

It's the perennial problem for Clark County schools as it's another year of shuffling students to ease massive overcrowding that's frustrated parents.

Concerned parents packed another town hall meeting Wednesday night to address the Attendance Zone Advisory Committee on several issues of overcrowding. The committee listened for more than two hours to parents who were worried about where their kids will go to school.

Kelly Griml is a parent of two Clark County students and said the root of the problem goes back to money.

Coroner: Blunt Chest Trauma Caused Snowboarder's Death

Christopher Jeffery Ruby died at University Medical Center.  Photo Credit: Facebook

LAS VEGAS  -- An outing at the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort took a tragic and deadly turn Tuesday. Christopher Ruby, 20, took a hard fall that caused his death.

It's the first accidental death of its kind in the resort's 51-year history on Mount Charleston. Ruby was an experienced snowboarder and a familiar and well-liked person around the resort.

He died at University Medical Center after the incident midday Tuesday.

"It was a very unfortunate tragedy that affected all of us. The ski community in Vegas is a fairly small, close-knit community, and he was a local," said Kevin Stickelman, the president and general manager of the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort.

Resorts officials asked the media to not speak with patrons, but Stickelman explained what happened.