Thursday, October 22, 2015

You Will Lose Your Drivers License if You Don't Go To School

Your tired, your sick, you just don't feel like it. Those are all the excuses you hear as a parent with a high school student. Even more so here in Las Vegas as there is so much to do.

Well a law has been passed here in Nevada (SB 269) that if your teen has too many unexcused absences he/she will lose their license for a month. On the second offense it will be two months. On the third offense, the rights to the actual license will be revoked and you will have to repeat the course again and issued a new license. If they do not have a license, and have too many unexcused absences, DMV will NOT allow him/her to get his/hers license until the situation is resolved.

If this happens to your child, they will have to print out a form on the DMV website and get it signed by the school BEFORE the license will be reinstated. The law is designed to make sure kids are in class at least 90% of the time.

An actual Truant Officer will confiscate the students license on the spot and then mail it to the DMV.

There has been a struggle on how to enforce this law, the only common denominator is the said license. Assistant Superintendent Tammy Malich has been quoted as saying "Some parents in the district are disengaged" along with "Parents will drop their kids off, but these students won't attend" If you are 18 and are still in the "loss of license" restriction, you will remain so until the remaining time is up.

Malich has also commented " I am a parent and I don't necessarily need a statute that needs to tell me how to parent, as a parent. If you live in my house and I pay your bills, I don't need a statue. You won't drive to school, and not because of Senate Bill 269" 

She continues with “We're looking forward to any initiative that encourages kids to attend school, because if they are not in school, it makes it very difficult for them to pass classes and then graduate,” Malich said.

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Robbery and Beat Down Happens at Las Vegas ATM

Picture of assailant caught on surveillance cameras.
On Eastern and Walnut on September 30 at 7:30 am, two armed gunman robbed a person at a Las Vegas ATM. Two suspects approached the victim and forced said victim to get money from the ATM at gun point. After the cash was turned over to the robbers, they then proceeded to inflict body harm, going as far as shooting the victim as well.

Pictures of the assailants have been released and Metro is hoping that someone will come forward and identify the two suspects. Metro believes the ran into a near by neighborhood. As they were caught on surveillance cameras, we know that both are hispanic males, with short dark hair believed to 19-23 years old. One of the assailants was wearing light blue, short sleeved shirt the other was wearing a black t-shirt. 

If you have any information or know who these robbers are please call Metro's Downtown Area Command at702-828-4113 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555. You can also send an Anonymous tip or text to CRIMENV and your tip to 274637.

Unlicensed Medical Clinic Under Investigation by the FBI

This Clark County Detention Center photo of Oct. 2, 2015, shows Rick Van Thiel, 52, of Las Vegas. Van Thiel, a convicted felon in Nevada and California, ...
Las Vegas is a target for all kinds of illegal activity. But an unlicensed doctor  is not the norm. Rick Van Thiel or 'Dr. Rick' as his unfortunate patients would call him, is in custody awaiting a hearing that will be held on October 20, 2015.

The FBI, Southern Nevada Health District and Las Vegas police are actively seeking residents who received a gamut of medical services from "Dr.Rick". From abortions to hormone injections and even dental procedures. All three of these agencies called the so called office of "Dr.Rick" which to no surprise, was a Las Vegas residence.

Neighbors were evacuated by investigators as they had to call in a bomb squad at the suspects address of 4928 East Monroe Avenue. On that same day of September 30 a warranted search of the house was executed.

Apparently the patients found "Dr Rick" through websites like CraigsList with a posted ad. Also other sites called and

Don't ever go to a residential home for medical services. I know most of you would think that should be just common sense, but this did happen, so there is still a need for education and awareness. Low cost medical services are available, but if they practice those services out of their home, you should be aware, ask for credentials, ask a lot of questions and if you are still not sure, call the Southern Nevada Health District, they will be able to guide you in the right direction. All doctors must be licensed, call  Nevada State Medical Association at 702-798-6711 before you have any medical procedures done, it may save your life!

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