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Child Playing With Matches Causes House Fire

A child playing with matches caused a house fire Monday. The fire was reported just before noon at Farm and Tule Springs in the north part of the valley.

The child's grandmother tried to put out the flames and received minor burns. She was taken to UMC for treatment.

Damage is estimated at $75,000.

7 More Schools May be Added to Drug Testing Program

Drug testing for student athletes is set to expand dramatically at local schools. If it's approved by the school district, seven more schools will begin the program.

Centennial is one of those schools planning to use the program. The high school takes pride in girls basketball, volleyball and soccer. Behind the success are the 450 student athletes.

If a nearly $500,000 grant is approved, drug testing will begin there in July.

Principals like Trent Day have been watching the results of the first pilot program at Green Valley High School. He thinks the program can work at Centennial too.

Parents Warned About Another Attempted Kidnapping

Another attempted child abduction has been reported and police say that makes 18 in the last four weeks. Someone tried to lure a child into a car near Eileen Conners Elementary School in the northwest.

Metro police officers are increasing patrols around the schools, and students at Eileen Conners are being sent home with letters Friday about this latest abduction attempt that happened there Thursday.

School district officials say more letters will be sent to all parents in the district.

The victim was a 13-year-old girl. She says she was walking down the street to pick up her brother from school when a man in a green car pulled up next to her and asked her to get in.

"As I was walking, he kinda stared at me and I saw him drive past me a couple more times, came to a stop and he asked me if I wanted a ride.

Child Found in Swimming Pool

For the third time in a week, a young child has been found floating in a family's swimming pool. This latest incident happened in the northwest part of Las Vegas near Cheyenne and Rampart.

Neighbors say this 6-month-old little boy is at the hospital and doctors were able to find a pulse. They also say the boy's mother is a stay-at-home mom who adores her son. They were alone at their home when just after noon Friday their babysitter arrived and noticed the baby missing.

They found him face down in the backyard pool. That's when neighbors say the babysitter jumped in the pool pulling out the boy. The mother began CPR while the babysitter ran out to the front yard and yelled for help, getting neighbors to call 911.

One neighbor ran into the house to try and help and said it seemed the sliding glass door may have been left open. He then ran outside to help flag down emergency crews.

3 Hurt in Las Vegas House Fire

Eleven people are homeless Wednesday afternoon after a fire destroyed their home near Jones and Grand Teton. Now they're left with the decision of whether to rebuild or move on.

Fire investigators told the family the fire started in the attic but the family said flames were coming from the ceiling and the stairs. They kicked out that window and jumped from the roof to escape the flames.

The Burgos family awoke to the smell of flames and the sounds of smoke detectors going off.

Kristi, one of the fire victims said, "I woke up because I heard the alarm, and I heard people screaming. And when I woke up, it was very, very dark and big smoke and we had to go from one room to get out of the window."

Kristi suffered minor burns on her feet.

Out-of-Control Truck Causes Trouble, Juveniles Flee Scene

An out-of-control truck created some scary moments for two valley families Friday morning. Police say several juveniles were riding in the stolen truck.

It ran into a parked truck, then slammed into a car and then it finally stopped on a neighbor's fence.

All the juveniles in the truck ran from the scene.

If you know anything about this, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

Sen. John Ensign's Nephew Arrested

The nephew of Sen. John Ensign has been arrested for attempting to run over emergency medical personal and using his vehicle to ram a Las Vegas City Fire truck.

Twenty-three-year-old Eric Ensign has been booked into the Clark County Detention Center on two counts of Attempted Murder, DUI and Tampering/Injury to an Emergency Motor Vehicle.

Police were called to the intersection of Buffalo Drive and Washington Ave. after numerous citizens reported a man slumped behind the steering wheel.

When emergency workers attempted to wake the man, police say, he tried to strike two of the workers with his car and then ran into the fire truck.