1. A Clark County School District custodian was arrested Saturday on three counts of unlawful contact with a minor or mentally ill person. Jesus A, Acosta was working as a custodian at Tarkanian Middle School and was hired by the district in 2014. As of Monday afternoon, Acosta remains in custody at Clark County Detention Center. Acosta is the 11th school district employee to be arrested this year in connected with inappropriate behavior from last July to April.
2. A City Council committee on Monday discussed changes to medical marijuana regulations that would relax the rules already in place. Changes that were discussed include lengthening hours of operation, removing product limitations, modifying disposal requirements and changing dispensary fees. The potential changes come as the city awaits guidance from the state on implementing rules governing recreational marijuana, which became legal Jan. 1. The proposed changes will go to the May 17 council meeting for a possible vote.
3. Nevada wildlife officials found the remains of what appears to be a piranha in a pond near Boulder City. State Department of Wildlife spokesman Doug Nielsen said authorities won’t know anything for certain unless tests are conducted on the fish carcass. One witness claimed he saw a second fish that looked like a piranha swimming in the water, causing more alarm for authorities. Nielsen added that this could be the latest incident of an invasive species barging into southern Nevada. (Gabriella Benavidez/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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1. Raiders fans can expect to run into some major road work during the NFL team’s first few seasons, should a new stadium be built on Russell Road, near Interstate 15. According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, construction could start as soon as 2020 for several freeway improvements to relieve traffic, coinciding with the Raiders’ scheduled move in date. Although a site has not been announced, developers appear to prefer a vacant, 62-acre lot between Russell Road and Hacienda Avenue. The projects will be paid for by state and federal money, and possibly the county’s fuel revenue indexing fund, according to NDOT officials.
2. One of two teenage suspects have been charged with murder for a March 2017 fatal shooting of a 19-year-old woman. According to the arrest report, police believe 18-year-old Daelin Wagner coordinated the attempted robbery of homicide victim, Alyssa Sayago. Wagner, and Desert Rose High School student, Khari James, arranged to meet with Sayago to purchase an ounce of marijuana, but was shot after spraying Wagner with mace during the attempted robbery. Sayago killed by a single bullet to the head, and was found in the backyard of a vacant home on Copper Knoll Ave. Wagner and James face charges of murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery with a deadly weapon.
3. A prisoner broke a window to escape a Las Vegas hospital Monday night. Jay Thomas Cantrell walked away from Muri Stein Hospital, located near Jones Blvd and Charleston Blvd. According to Nevada Corrections Department officials, Cantrell had been in the facility since March, as he was being evaluated for an upcoming trail. Cantrell was under supervision when he escaped, and is considered dangerous. (Gabriella Benavidez/Las Vegas Review-Journal)