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Coroner ID's Teen Killed in Weekend Accident

Coroner ID's Teen Killed in Weekend Accident

LAS VEGAS - The 16-year-old young man killed in a weekend car accident is Eddie Ruiz, the Clark County Coroner's Office said Monday.

Police say the teen was driving a 1994 Honda Civic near Jones Boulevard and Empire Circle. The Honda attempted to pass an SUV or minivan and struck the vehicle, causing the Honda to spin out of control.

The Honda struck a chain link fence and concrete wall. Ruiz and a teen passenger were transported to University Medical Center, where Ruiz died. The passenger sustained serious injuries.

Police say the SUV or minivan left the scene of the accident and is wanted for questioning. This is the 103rd fatal accident in Metro Police jurisdiction this year.

Cool at School: Principal Shaves Head for Reading Achievements

LAS VEGAS - With the sight of a hastily arranged barber shop, you sense things aren't going to end well for Dorothy Eisenberg Elementary School Principal Gary Bugash.

Mr. Bugash, however, is all smiles. Eisenberg's students just passed their accelerated reading goals. Principal Bugash promised he would succumb to the clippers and shave his head if students reached their goals.

Like the efforts of the stylist shaving Bugash's head, Eisenberg's reading efforts were tenacious. That includes Collin Bugash, who also happens to be the son of Principal Bugash. He admits he didn't really want to see his dad go bald.

Isis Diaz, a fifth grader, says all the reading got her attention. "It excites me. For instance, if I finish a chapter and then I come back, it's really suspending," she said.

In the end, Bugash's head still needs a little work, but at the same time, he's never looked so good.

Choirs, Commissioners Mark Holiday Season

Choirs, Commissioners Mark Holiday Season

 

High school choirs, county commissioners and Santa Claus will take part in holiday festivities the next two days at the Clark County Government Center.

A tree lighting will be the centerpiece of events at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The 35-foot-tall tree was last put up in 2008 and features 2,000 lights and ornaments as well.

On Thursday and Friday, local high school choirs will be performing in the Government Center rotunda at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. The schedule:

Kyle Canyon Road Again Dedicated to Victims of DUI Crashes

Kyle Canyon Road Again Dedicated to Victims of DUI Crashes

 

A stretch of roadway in southern Nevada was again dedicated as the Miles of Memories to bring awareness to the dangers of driving under the influence.

Stop DUI and several law enforcement agencies gathered at the base of Kyle Canyon Road at Mt. Charleston to dedicate the road to the victims of DUI crashes. Eight signs featuring the names of victims were posted along the road. This year, four of them were dedicated to the victims of a horrific bus stop crash in September.

A driver, who has been charged with driving under the influence, crashed into the bus stop along Decatur Boulevard and Spring Mountain Road.

Sandy Heverly with Stop DUI says Friday's event kicks off the annual effort to have a fatality-free holiday season in southern Nevada.

Cowboy Christmas and Car Show Planned for Saturday

Cowboy Christmas and Car Show Planned for Saturday

 

Las Vegas City Councilman Steven Ross is hosting a holiday event for families at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs this weekend.

The Ward 6 Cowboy Christmas and Classic Car Show will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. There will be hay rides, a petting zoo, arts and crafts, games, jump houses and food vendors. Kids can also count on a visit from Santa Claus.

The car show will feature cars decorated for the holiday season. Choirs from area schools will show off their talents.

The event will also be home to a canned food drive and Toys for Tots toy drive. Guests are being asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy and non-perishable food item. Admission to the event is free.

For more information or to register your car for the car show, go to lasvegasnevada.gov/cowboychristmas.