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Sports Bars see Boost on Football Sunday

LAS VEGAS -- Fans of the Dallas Cowboys crowded into Shucks Tavern in the southwest valley Sunday night. The NFL Sunday night game against the Washington Redskins drew in a crowd that otherwise might not be there.

Shucks Tavern near Flamingo and Ft. Apache is considered Dallas Cowboys "friendly," similar to Agave Restaurant in Summerlin being a San Diego Chargers bar.

"You can see how many people are here today," said Chris Martin, Shucks' General Manager. "They just tell their friends and they tell their friends, and it turns into this."

"This is a cowboy bar, no doubt about it," said Izaak Adler, a Dallas Cowboy's fan.

Another fan of the Cowboys who has spent an estimated $100,000 over the years on Dallas' merchandise was decked out in blue, silver, and white.

Chamber Trying to Help Local Businesses

LAS VEGAS -- The last two and a half years have been a difficult and painful period for small businesses in Las Vegas, as they struggle to stay afloat. But the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce is launching a campaign that uses the community to help cure their crisis.

"If we do that and you spend your money here, then they'll have more money to hire people and that will begin the comeback," said LVCC president & CEO Matt Crosson. "It won't solve everything in one fell swoop, but it will begin the comeback."

Small business owners can get advice, get access to credit and can have successful business models at their fingertips.

The chamber says nearly 80-percent of local jobs are created by small businesses. But like a lot of businesses, they're hurting. That's why the new Viva Las Business campaign is there to help.

Boxer Mayweather a Suspect in Domestic Battery

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police say they want to talk to boxer Floyd Mayweather about a domestic incident that happened Wednesday night.

Police say they were called to a home at the 3800 block of Tropical Vine Street in southwest Las Vegas to investigate a family disturbance.

Police met with a female at the address and based on the information they learned, officers determined Mayweather was a suspect for domestic battery.

Mayweather was not home when police arrived at the house.

Police would like Mayweather to contact them so they can interview him to get further information on the case.

New School Opens for Special Needs Students

LAS VEGAS -- A new school opened its doors Wednesday for students in Las Vegas, specializing in teaching students who have attention deficit disorder.

The number of students with ADD might be higher than you think. Some studies show 15 to 20-percent of students have it. The new school is designed to specifically narrow in on student's needs.

Like any other school, students learn reading skills, math, science, and social studies. But it's the customized curriculum at Lexis Prep School that sets it apart.

On the first day, the children have already had a busy morning, following a strict, concentrated schedule designed to give them a better shot at excelling in the future.

"I think its great and because they have friends here and I think the teacher's great," said student Jacob Kuykendall.

Family Member Describes Final Moments Before Plane Crash

LAS VEGAS -- Three survivors from Monday's fiery plane crash are receiving round-the-clock care at University Medical Center for their severe burns.

The plane went down in a Silverado Ranch neighborhood shortly after take-off, killing the pilot. Tuesday, their loved ones shared what happened in the final seconds of the fatal flight.

What started as a scare in the air suddenly became a frantic journey all the way down to the ground. The plane crash landed and caused the Silverado Ranch neighborhood to shake.

"She said she just thought she was going to die. She just thought she was going to burn," said Tracy Faucheaux, survivor's mother.

Tracy Faucheaux and her husband Buddy, rushed to Las Vegas from Louisiana after learning their daughter Tamika and son-in-law Randall Savoy were hurt in the crash.

School Principal, Office Manager Arrested for Drug Possession

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas principal known as an advocate for anti-drug programs is arrested for having meth in his home. The principal at Dondero Elementary School was arrested Thursday night, along with the office manager of Simmons Elementary in North Las Vegas.

The amounts of drugs school police say they found in the home shared by principal Leroy Espinosa and office manager Joseph Rodriguez was small -- less than an ounce of meth and marijuana. But there's a lot of shock among parents, and even some disbelief.

"I've known the man for eight years. He has fun. He tries to get the kids to enjoy school and he wants to see them succeed. To hear that he was arrested on drugs, I am just in shock. I don't believe it. I don't think it's true," said parent Colleen Powers.

Public Charter School Turning Out Great Students

LAS VEGAS -- Public charter schools are becoming a popular alternative for a growing number of Las Vegas parents who want a more unique and individualized learning experience for their children, without the pricey private school tuition.

The Explore Knowledge Academy teaches grades kindergarten through 12th to more than 600 students. There's a waiting list to get in, and it is about to become the state's first and only i-school campus. Not bad for a school that was created eight years ago in the kitchen of a Las Vegas family who home-schooled their kids because they wanted something different.

At the academy, you won't find students sitting in any nice neat rows of desks listening to a teacher lecture at a chalkboard.

"What you are going to see are engaged active students," said Abbe Mattson, Executive Director of Explore Knowledge Academy.