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More than 150 Las Vegas Homes on the Auction Block

LAS VEGAS -- More than 150 Las Vegas homes owned by banks will be auctioned off on October 9.

The homes are valued between $33,000 to $294,000 and come with no back taxes or liens. Buyers are required to make a cash or certified deposit of $2,500 if they are the winning bidder.

The houses are being sold "as-is" and buyers can click here to get more information on the properties. You can also call 866-539-4172.

The auction will take place the JW Marriott Resort.

 

More than 150 Las Vegas Homes on the Auction Block

LAS VEGAS -- More than 150 Las Vegas homes owned by banks will be auctioned off on October 9.

The homes are valued between $33,000 to $294,000 and come with no back taxes or liens. Buyers are required to make a cash or certified deposit of $2,500 if they are the winning bidder.

The houses are being sold "as-is" and buyers can click here to get more information on the properties. You can also call 866-539-4172.

The auction will take place the JW Marriott Resort.

 

Foundation Offers Scholarships to Culinary Students

LAS VEGAS -- Too many outstanding students who want to go to college are held back because there's no way to pay for it. But scholarships just for culinary and hospitality students are creating life-changing opportunities.

Paolo Magno and Cheyenne Valetti are getting some real world experience in the kitchen. They're just two of more than 60 Las Vegas kids who have received scholarships through the Epicurean Charitable Foundation. A foundation that's made their dream come true.

"Right now, I'd probably be working in fast food restaurant making $8 an hour and living at home with my mom. It totally and completely changed my life," said Valetti.

"It's changed my life. It's giving me the skills. It just gave me the motivation to go for what I want," said Magno.

Northwest Residents Evacuated During Gas Leak

LAS VEGAS -- Dozens of northwest Las Vegas residents got a scare Tuesday morning when firefighters knocked on their doors and told them to evacuate.

A gas leak near Buffalo Dr. and Sunny Springs was to blame. Fire crews, police and Southwest Gas all responded as a precaution.

Construction crews were working on a storm drain system when they hit a two inch gas line. Residents say their first thoughts were of the San Bruno, California explosion that took eight lives. From fire fighters to police officers, emergency crews responded quickly to make sure everyone was safe. The neighboring homes were evacuated, roads were shut down and a school put on lock down.

School Enrollment Rises for the Year

LAS VEGAS -- It is a big day for the Clark County School District after announcing there are more students in Clark County classrooms this year compared to last.

The numbers are up by nearly 500 students.

"We would have been pleased to hit projections. We are pleased we've come in over projection," said CCSD Deputy Superintendent Lauren Kohut-Rost.

District officials say nearly 310,000 students are enrolled in the district. Because of the increase, the district will receive additional funding from the state for their budget - nearly 4 and a half million dollars.

"What that means is more teachers. It either means they are gaining teachers or won't lose teachers or as many," said Martha Tiddle with CCSD human resources.

But now the district will go through the leveling process and examine the numbers school by school to determine if teachers need to be re-assigned to different classrooms or even schools.

Coroner's Inquest: Several Witnesses Testify

LAS VEGAS -- Several witnesses testified Saturday at the coroner's inquest into the officer involved shooting death of Erik Scott. Scott was shot and killed by police after exiting a Summerlin Costco on July 10.

Judge Tony Abbatangelo spent the first 15 minutes of the day reading questions asked from the audience into the record that he rejected. The first witnesses were shopping at the Costco at the time of the shooting. Both testified they saw Scott reaching into his waistband before the shooting.

Dr. Edward Fishman testified he saw the shooting happen in front of the store. Fishman said officers handcuffed Scott after the shooting. He said he was disturbed that medical attention was not immediately given to Scott and that paramedics took several minutes to arrive.

Scott's Girlfriend a No-Show at Coroner's Inquest

LAS VEGAS -- Erik Scott's girlfriend was a no show in court Friday even though an investigator from the Clark County District Attorney's office said he attempted to subpoena her but couldn't locate her.

Investigative Supervisor William Falkner testified that a subpoena was issued for Scott's girlfriend, Samantha Sterner, to appear at the inquest. Falkner says Ms. Sterner failed to appear.

The DA then played Sterner's statement made to police on the day of the shooting. Sterner told detectives Scott was not agitated that day, and that he was trying to disarm when he was shot by officers. She said she was yelling at the officer that Scott was a concealed weapons carrier, and that he was in the military. "The officer immediately drew his weapon without hesitation," she said in her statement. "The next thing I know, he is shot."