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LIVE: Vigil held for Centennial High teens killed in crash

Friends and family gathered in Knickerbocker Park Friday evening to remember the lives of the three Centennial High School students killed in a crash in Huntington Beach, Calif.

The victims, AJ Rossi, Dylan Mack, and Brooke Hawley, were driving in a car when a drunk driver crashed into them... Read More

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Sister of teen killed by DUI driver in Huntington Beach crash ‘crused' over his death

A northwest Las Vegas community was rocked Thursday when students of a local high school learned that three of their classmates were killed in a horrific crash in Huntington Beach, California. A fourth classmate was injured in the crash.

The crash happened around 1:00 a.m. on the Pacific Coast Highway. The four teens were in a red Toyota.

The driver of the other car who is believed to have caused the crash was arrested on suspicion of DUI, said investigators with the Huntington Beach Police Department.

Arrest records identify the suspect as 27-year-old Bani Duarte of San Clemente, California.

The teens, who were all friends, were said to be in California for spring break. 8 News Now identified the names of the victims through friends and family who say the victims were AJ Rossi, Dylan Mack, and Brooke Hawley.

8 News NOW was also told that the fourth person hurt in the crash is Alexis Vargas... Read More

Small farm owner worries about city's effort to annex county property

The deadline for property owners to submit letters of opposition to the city of Las Vegas regarding the proposed annexation of Clark County islands has passed and the owners are now waiting to hear back.

While the clerk's office reviews those notices, one property owner in the northwest area of town worries her livelihood may be at stake.

Children feed goats and other livestock at the JR Pony Parties property.

"It's fun and I can pet the goats and chickens," said Kenny Lorr.

He and others are getting an educational opportunity to learn about farm animals at the property.

"It's like a well kept secret," said parent Graciela Guthrie.

A three-acre farm in a neighborhood near Lake Mead and Decatur boulevards. It also happens to be in one of the county islands proposed for annexation.

"I worry that I'll lose all of this, and I don't want to lose it," said property owner Kathleen Meehan... Read More

Police: Man found dead near SR157 was there for weeks

The body of a man found near SR157 about 10 miles up Kyle Canyon Road had been in the area from four to six weeks, according to Metro Police.

The body was found around 5 p.m. Sunday. Evidence at the scene suggested the man had been stabbed several times at the location, police said.

The identity of the victim and cause of death will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Office.

Police have not identified any suspect or motive, at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Metro's Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or online at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.... Read More

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Rabbit roundup underway following possible poisoning deaths

The roundup continues to save rabbits from potentially dying outside a Las Vegas psychiatric treatment center.

Volunteers took time Monday to rescue more rabbits from the property after nearly 30 were found dead over the weekend. They were found at the Desert Willow Treatment Center on Charleston Boulevard near Jones Boulevard.

The cause of the deaths is still unknown, but volunteers are not taking any chances and are working to save the surviving rabbits.

Volunteers were able to round up 60 rabbits Sunday of the hundreds roaming around the facility. The rabbit situation has been an issue for years with many people abandoning the animals on the property. It escalated once the state released a public health notice a few days ago saying the rabbits may carry diseases and suddenly dozens died at once.

Now, the effort continues to save the ones still alive. ... Read More

Metro investigating shooting near Rainbow and Gowen

Metro Police are investigating a shooting near N. Rainbow Boulevard and W. Gowen Road.

Officers were dispatched to the area of 6600 W. Gowen Road around 12:11 p.m. to investigate a report of a person shot. When officers arrived, they found someone suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

No word on what led up to the shooting. There wasn't any other information released... Read More

6 arrested in connection with carjacking, home invasion crime spree in northwest valley

Carjackings, home invasions are just some of the 14-16 crimes that have occurred in the northeast in just a matter of weeks. On Wednesday, a group of six people were arrested in connection with the crime spree.

8 News NOW was the first to shine a light on the dangers car and homeowners faced in the northwest valley in a story about 22-year-old Dilon Hess.

Hess, along with five others will face a long list of charges.

"This is truly one of the worst crime sprees we've seen in a long time," said Captian Sasha Larkin, Metro Police Northwest Command.

A 74-year-old man was opening his garage door when the suspects approached him, put a gun to his face, tied him up and took jewelry and firearms from his home.

When officers arrested the group, some of them fought apprehension... Read More