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SNOWY WEATHER: Snow falls around the Las Vegas Valley!

Snow started falling around the Las Vegas valley Wednesday night around 6 p.m. According to numerous viewer tweets and photos 8 News NOW received, many areas around the valley were seeing 1-3 inches of snow.

At 9.p.m. Summerlin had 4-5 inches of snow. And at 10 p.m. Echo Canyon Subdivision on Mount Charleston was showing 11-inches.

SLIDESHOW: Snow blankets parts of the Las Vegas Valley

Nevada Highway Patrol warned drivers on Twitter that roads could be a little tricky. Especially, for drivers traveling on I-15 southbound near Jean. The roadways in that area are expected to freeze with ice causing the roads be very slippery... Read More

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SLIDESHOW: Snow blankets parts of the Las Vegas Valley

Snow started falling around the Las Vegas valley Wednesday night around 6 p.m., but it lasted for a little over three hours. Some areas accumulated as much as 1-3-inches. Take a look at the photos below to see how valley residents captured the moment in photos!

PHOTOS: Snow blankets parts of Las Vegas Valley... Read More

Metro investigates barricade situation in northwest valley

Metro Police are investigating a barricade situation near N. Jones Boulevard and W. Lake Mead.

According to Metro, around 2:30 p.m. police received a call about a domestic disturbance in the 2100 block of La Sombra Street.

Metro arrived at the scene to investigate, but the male suspect refused to come out, so now officers are treating the incident as a barricade situation.

Nearby homes have been evacuated as a precaution... Read More

CCSD Superintendent announces new leadership to oversee teaching

Clark County Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara announced Monday the creation of Teaching and Learning Teams that will be in charge of overseeing three regions within the Clark County School District.

Each of the regions has three leaders: A region superintendent and two associate superintendents. Their main responsibility is to fulfill doctor Jara's 5-year strategic plan that focuses on improving student achievement at all 360 CCSD schools.

"Today really is a great day for the children in the Clark County School District," Dr. Jara said.

Watch the news conference below:

Dr. Jara is putting into motion his Focus: 2024 Strategic Plan. He admits it's an ambitious agenda over the next 5-years to improve all one and two-star schools, along with increasing the graduation rate to 90-percent, among other goals, but he's up for the challenge.

"Everybody here, as we have regions, will be all aligned to the strategic plan," Dr. Jara said... Read More

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Metro: Barricade suspect accused of child sex assault and kidnapping taken into custody Friday night

The man barricaded in a home in the northwest part of the valley, is now in police custody, according to sources with Metro Police. Apparently, the suspect, Antown Perkins, who is also accused of kidnapping and child sex assault, tried to kill himself before officers came in, but he was unsuccessful.

His self-infliceted injuries appear to be non-life threatening, police said.

Officers started investigating the barricade situation near W. Lone Mountain Road and Simmons Street late Friday evening when Perkins took up in a home that was not his own.

Metro held a news conference Friday night to tell the media what happened when they entered the home.

Metro named Perkins as a suspect in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a Ralph Cadwallader Middle School student Friday afternoon... Read More

Metro investigates northwest valley barricade; person could be child sex assault, kidnapping suspect

Metro Police are investigating a barricade situation in the northwest near W. Lone Mountain Road and Simmons Street. Metro Police said that they believe the person inside of the home could be Antwon Perkins, the man suspected of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a Ralph Cadwallader Middle School student Thursday.

Metro Police named Perkins as a suspect Friday afternoon.

Police said on Jan. 24 at approximately 11:20 a.m. officers were dispatched to a middle school located in the 7700 block of Elkhorn Road to investigate a report of a kidnapping and sexual assault. The victim had arrived at the school and reported to staff that they had been kidnapped and assaulted while on the way to school earlier that morning... Read More

Police release photo of man suspected in kidnapping, sexual assault of middle school student

Metro Police released a photo and the name of a man suspected of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a middle school student in northwest Las Vegas Thursday. Detectives have identified Antwon Perkins as the suspect in this case, but they have yet to locate him.

Police said on Jan. 24 at approximately 11:20 a.m. officers were dispatched to a middle school located in the 7700 block of Elkhorn Road to investigate a report of a kidnapping and sexual assault. The victim had arrived at the school and reported to staff that they had been kidnapped and assaulted while on the way to school earlier that morning.

An investigation by the LVMPD Sexual Assault Section indicated the student was walking to school and passed a convenience store near the intersection of Farm Road and Cimarron Road when a black dually pickup pulled up next to the victim and a man, who is thought to be Perkins, got out of the truck and forced the victim into the vehicle. ... Read More