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Parents want better security at Centennial High School; son was seriously hurt in fight

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A local family is calling for better security on campus after their son was hospitalized during a fight at Centennial High School.

"I should be able to send my son to school, and my son should be able to be fine," said Shannon Smith, Xavion Smith's mother! "My son left, and by seven o' clock he was here at UMC."

The incident happened inside one of the bathrooms at the school Wednesday morning. Centennial High School is located in the northwest part of the Las Vegas valley at Centennial Parkway and Hualapai Way.

8 News NOW spoke with 15-year-old Xavion Smith's parents about his condition. They have not left his side since he was injured. Shannon and Rashad Smith say Xavion is fighting for his life at University Medical Center. Xavion's family haven't been able to communicate with him, but they're hopeful that he will pull through... Read More

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UPDATE: 1 person in custody following deadly hit-and-run in Northwest Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas police say one person is in custody following a deadly hit-and-run Friday morning in the far northwest. Police found the vehicle they believe was involved in the crash in a nearby neighborhood.

According to Metro Police, a male pedestrian died after he was hit by a vehicle at El Capitan Way, just South of Horse Drive, at 4:57 a.m. The victim appeared to be struck by a car traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver left the scene.

Charges are being investigated and still pending... Read More

Student hurt during fight at Centennial High placed in medically-induced coma; other student charged

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Family members have identified the student hospitalized after a fight at Centennial High School as Xavion Smith. Xavion has been in a medically-induced coma at UMC due to his injuries since Wednesday.

According to Clark County School Police, the fight broke out between Smith and another student. Officers arrested the other student, a minor, and now he's facing a charge of battery with substantial harm. After the fight, police learned about a threat to the school. It turned out to be of what turned out to be unsubstantiated, but that hasn't kept officers from being highly visible on the campus for the past 36 hours... Read More

Severe storms causes detention basin to overflow in Centennial Hills

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Thundershowers and hail moved through parts of the valley Monday afternoon. Severe thunderstorm warnings, along with a flood advisory was issued for the western half of Las Vegas.

Low spots in Centennial Hills saw quite a bit of standing water. Officials say a lot of water tested the drainage system Monday.

North Las Vegas and the City of Las Vegas firefighters say they had reports of people trapped in the wash near 215 and Jones. Rescuers were at several locations watching and waiting for any signs of people in the water.

The brown water was churning as it approached different tunnels, but with no signs of anyone. A Las Vegas fire and rescue spokesman says they weren't able to find anyone in the water and called off the search after about an hour and 15 minutes... Read More

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POLICE: Former Metro officer shoots ex-son-in-law in her home

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A former Metro Police detective is in custody following a deadly shooting Monday morning.

According to Metro Lt. Ray Spencer the detective retired from the force two years. She is now being questioned about a shooting that left a man dead at her home in the northwest valley.

The shooting occurred in the 8500 block of Honey Vine Avenue, near Durango Drive and Racel Street. Police were called to the home around 8 a.m. by the woman's daughter who was in an upstairs bedroom with her 3-year-old child.

The daughter was at the home with her child for a supervised visit between the child and her ex-husband. The man had gone to the home to visit the child... Read More

Rainy weather moves through parts of Las Vegas valley

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Meteorologist Tedd Florendo said clouds and moderate showers started moving in on the west side of town Tuesday afternoon.

There will be strong gusty winds and the potential for isolated thunderstorms between 2 p.m.-7 p.m.

Tuesday the temperature cooled off tremendously only reaching the mid-60s. On Monday, the temps were in the 80s.

Thunderstorm threats could bring gusty winds and a brief downpour. There is also a threat of lightning, thunder, and hail.

Once the rain moves out, a rapid warm-up will move in. The Las Vegas valley is expected to reach the 90s by Friday... Read More

Teen accused of making racially motivated threats against Arbor View High enters guilty plea

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- One of the teens accused of making racially motivated terroristic threats against a particular group of students at Arbor View High School admitted to making the threats in court Friday.

The two students, who are 15 and 16-year-old males, were arrested by Clark County School Police last month. They are facing charges of making terrorist threats, conspiracy to commit terrorist threats, hate crime, cyberbullying and breach of peace.

The one student who admitted to making the terroristic threats in court entered a guilty plea to a charge of felony naming multiple victims. He will be sentenced on next Friday, which is also when the other teen is expected to enter his plea.

There names were not released because they are under age.

There was a total of nine victims identified in this case, but Bridgett Duffy with the D.A.'s office said in her opinion, 'every black child at Arbor View is a victim.' ... Read More