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Manilow Music Project Puts Instruments in the Hands of Kids

LAS VEGAS -- Bearing the brunt of budget cuts, music teachers say there are fewer instruments to go around, and that means the students who can't afford their own are often out of luck.

Legendary singer Barry Manilow saw the need and is putting 600 new instruments into the hands of students through his Manilow Music Project. It's the largest donation of its kind for Clark County music program.

Manilow says orchestra played an important role in his life early on and is doing what he can to afford schools and families going through tough times the ability to make music.

Five semi-trucks full of brand new instruments took off to their destinations. Bridger Middle School's band program is one of the selected recipients. Jada Wilson plays the flute. Like her class, she got a crash course in Barry Manilow 101.

"I've heard his songs, but I never knew he was the one singing them," she said.

Coroner Identifies 2 Men Killed in SUV/Bus Crash

LAS VEGAS -- The two men killed in an accident Wednesday involving an SUV and a school bus have been identified.

The Clark County Coroner's office has identified the two as Geno Borelli and Robert Cahalan, both are 22 years old and from Las Vegas.

The deadly crash near Decatur and Lone Mountain is still under investigation. Police say the SUV swerved in front of the bus before the collision.

There were no children on the bus at the time of the crash.  The two school district employees on the bus suffered minor injuries.

Two Dead in Bus Accident

LAS VEGAS -- A school bus has been involved in an accident near Decatur and Lone Mountain. The bus collided with an SUV, killing both people in the car. There were no children on the bus at the time of the crash.

The driver of the SUV was transported to a local hospital where that person later died. The bus driver and another Clark County School District employee was also transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Police say they don't know why the accident happened, only saying the SUV swerved in front of the bus before the collision.

Two Dead in Bus Accident

LAS VEGAS -- A school bus has been involved in an accident near Decatur and Lone Mountain. The bus collided with an SUV, killing both people in the car. There were no children on the bus at the time of the crash.

The driver of the SUV was transported to a local hospital where that person later died. The bus driver and another Clark County School District employee was also transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Police say they don't know why the accident happened, only saying the SUV swerved in front of the bus before the collision.

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.