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School Supply Costs Stipulated in New Teacher Contract

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County School Board met Wednesday to pass a final budget. After months of debate and argument, unions and the district appear to be close to an agreement.

A new part of the contract states the district shouldn't be asking teachers to buy their own school supplies. Teachers often spend hundreds, if not thousands of their own money buying supplies for the year.

But it raises the question: Who is going to step up to buy basic classroom supplies?

As Charles Ivy walks around his school supply store, Learning is Fun, he thinks of his customers. Many of them are teachers, spending their own money to buy classroom supplies.

"When a school district relies on that, that's harsh. There needs to be some supplies paid for by the school district, and I think, also the parents," he said.

Reward Offered in Missing Woman Case

LAS VEGAS -- Desperate for answers, family and friends of a missing valley woman, are hoping a $10,000 reward can give them leads on her whereabouts.

SIxty-seven-year-old Billie Jean James was last seen back on April 21st leaving her home near Las Vegas Boulevard and Silverado Ranch. There have been no credible leads or clues in her disappearance and Metro police are hoping the reward money can generate more leads.

Metro says another challenge they are facing is the land and desert surrounding the area where she was last seen. James's husband, Bill James, says he is prepared for the worst but praying for the best.

"Anything is possible. Every good scenario you can come up with, for some reason it doesn't make sense. I don't know what's going on, or what happened," he said.

Town Hall Meetings on Superintendent Search Begin

LAS VEGAS  -- Clark County school trustees are scheduling a series of town hall meetings to collect ideas from parents about what to look for in a new superintendent.

Take online survey for superintendent search

The first meeting is today at 5 p.m. at Cimarron-Memorial High School in northwest Las Vegas. The board is searching for a replacement for Superintendent Walt Rulffes, who's leaving after his contract expires in August.

The next town hall meetings will be:

Eastbound Sahara Closed After Accident

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police closed eastbound Sahara Ave. in front of the Palace Station after a vehicle accident.

Police had the area closed for several hours before re-opening the lanes. No details on injuries to the driver were available.

Nevada in Top 10 for Cyber Crime

LAS VEGAS -- Surfing the web may be part of your everyday routine, but criminals are finding new ways to steal your personal information or infect your computer with a nasty virus. For local businesses, it could mean thousands of dollars lost.

Nevada is one of the top 10 states for cyber crime. 

It's easy to be fooled into clicking something on the internet that you think is safe. Wells Fargo is a good example. There are criminals out there using their logo and name to steal your information. But you can protect yourself. 

Sue Gaines is the office manager at a commercial real estate company. In the past year, they've had to fend off viruses and trojans all because someone clicked on something they weren't supposed to. Fixing it doesn't come cheap.

Pet Owners Reminded About New Law

LAS VEGAS -- Pet owners in Clark County have until May 19th to make sure they are not breaking the law.

Clark County has put up 150 signs across the county explaining the new spay and neuter ordinance. It requires that cats four months or older must be spayed or neutered. The law is similar to ones already in place in the city of Las Vegas and North Las Vegas. 

Heaven Can Wait Sanctuary is getting involved in the new law by helping low-income residents. They are offering free pet sterilization to residents of unincorporated Clark County who qualify.  To learn more you can call 227-5555 or click here.

Police Piece Together Strange Shooting

LAS VEGAS --  Police are trying to piece together a gang-related and racially motivated shooting in a Wal Mart parking lot near Tropicana and Ft. Apache. The shooting involved three crime scenes and a lot of confusion.

"Right now, we have conflicting stories," Metro Police Lt. Steve Herpolsheimer said. "I think the altercation started with some racial epithets."

Officers say two groups of two men got into altercations at the Wal Mart. One group left and came back a few minutes later. Before they exited their car, however, another fight broke out with the other. This time, it became violent. "One of the individuals inside the car fired shots from inside, through the window, striking one of the other individuals," Lt. Herpolsheimer said.