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Lakeisha N. Holloway

Las Vegas Hit-Run Suspect Was Lauded For Turning Life Around:

Years before police said she intentionally drove onto a Las Vegas Strip sidewalk, killing one person and injuring 37 others, Lakeisha Holloway was publicly honored for turning her life around.

On Tuesday, she was formally charged with murder with a deadly weapon and with one count of leaving the scene of an accident, also a felony, according to a criminal complaint. She faces a third felony, which is child abuse, neglect or endangerment, in connection with her small child’s presence in the car.

More charges are expected as the investigation unfolds, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Just three years ago, Holloway spoke of how her life was taking a turn for the better.

“Boy, have I come a long ways,” Holloway said in a 2012 video by the Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center, which helps at-risk youth with education and career training.

10-Year-Old Moves Clinton With Question About Bullying:

Hannah Tandy didn’t attend Hillary Clinton’s town hall event on Tuesday expecting to talk about the bullying she faces, but her question about it stirred the audience.

“What are you going to do about bullying?” the 10-year-old Hannah asked, standing in the front row of Clinton’s event.

Clinton responded, “Can you tell me a little bit more about why that’s on your mind?”

“I have asthma and occasionally I hear people talking behind my back,” said Hannah, a fifth-grader eliciting “awws” and applause from the audience and a long hug from the former first lady.

Teacher Goes Above And Beyond For Students In need:

Sonya Romero learned early in her career that teaching is about more than just the subject matter — it’s about the students.

“Their needs have be met — whatever they are … socially, emotionally, physically, so that they have the ability to learn, ” says Romero.

She teaches kindergarten at Lew Wallace Elementary School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and most of her students live in poverty. Romero works hard to make her kids feel comfortable and safe in the classroom so they can focus on their lessons.

“When my students come in the morning, I ask if they’ve eaten breakfast. Once they’ve had their breakfast I just do an assessment of needs,” says Romero.

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source: CNN.com

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