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K-9 Nicky, 2 victims and suspect shot, killed in northwest valley

Three people, including the suspect, were shot and killed in the northwest valley Thursday afternoon, according to sources with the Metro Police Department.

The shooting happened near Black Elk Avenue and N. Fast Elk St.

8 News NOW also learned from Metro sources that the police dog shot and killed during the Metro Investigation was K-9 Nicky.

K-9 Nicky had just returned to duty after being stabbed multiple times in the face during a 12-hour standoff near Desert Inn and Maryland Parkway in February.

K-9 Nicky was working with another officer to take down a suspect in the 9800 block of N. Fast Elk when he was shot.

No word on how K-9 Nicky was shot. Metro Police shot the suspect.

There weren't any other details released.

This is the fourth officer-involved shooting in Metro's jurisdiction this year.

8 News NOW has a crew on the way to the scene.

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Metro Sources: K-9 shot, killed during Metro investigation was K-9 Nicky

8 News NOW has learned the police dog shot and killed during a Metro Investigation Thursday morning was K-9 Nicky, according to sources with the Metro Police Department.

K-9 Nicky had just returned to duty after being stabbed multiple times in the face during a 12-hour standoff near Desert Inn and Maryland Parkway in February.

K-9 Nicky was working with another officer to take down a suspect in the northwest part of the valley when he was shot.

The shooting happened near Black Elk Avenue and N. Fast Elk St.

Metro said the suspect was also shot. No word on how K-9 Nicky was shot.

There weren't any other details were released.

This is the fourth officer-involved shooting in Metro's jurisdiction this year.

8 News NOW has a crew on the way to the scene.

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Metro investigates officer-involved shooting in northwest Las Vegas

Metro Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting the northwest part of Las Vegas. It's happening near Black Elk Avenue and N. Fast Elk St.

Metro said the suspect was shot and a K-9 officer was shot.

No other details were released.

8 News NOW has a crew on the way to the scene.

This is the fourth officer-involved shooting in Metro's jurisdiction this year.

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1 killed, 1 injured in northwest valley crash

Metro Police are investigating a deadly crash in the northwest part of the valley. The crash occurred at approximately 4 p.m. near Charleston Boulevard and Rampart Boulevard.

Police say one person was killed. Another person was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition.

Police are closing the intersection during their investigation. Drivers should use alternate routes.

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2 injured in serious crash near Centennial, Grand Montecito parkways

Metro Police investigated a serious crash Wednesday afternoon near W. Centennial and Grand Montecito parkways.

Officers said the call about the crash came in ar 3:11 p.m.

There wasn't a lot of information released, but police said two people were hurt. A third person may also be injured.

However, the conditions of the victims are unknown, but Metro says the injuries area critical.

Drivers should avoid the area.

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Housing market rebound: Median home prices up 7.5 percent

The real estate rebound continues in and around the Las Vegas valley. Compared to this time last year, prices are up about 7.5 percent, and so are the number of homes sold.

Pat Bockh has been searching for the perfect home for about a year and a half now.

"It's just a matter of numbers; keep looking," Bockh said.

Bockh moved to the valley area from St. Petersburg, Florida two years ago. She rented during that time but has now decided she's ready to buy a home.

"The interest rate is still low, and the fact that the prices of the houses are going up, the bottom has definitely bottomed out, and it's going the other way," according to Bockh.

Bockh's observations are on par with other prospective buyers in the market, according to Scott Beaudry, the president of the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors.

There are a few factors that make the housing market somewhat of a buyer's market... Read More

Experts: Skye Canyon is sign southern Nevada's housing market is strong

The Southern Nevada housing market is showing healthy signs. The development of Skye Canyon, marks the first major master-planned community in years.

Skye Canyon is getting developed on the far northwest side of the valley, near the doorstep of Mount Charleston. Contractors with Skye Canyon are expected to build 9,000 new homes over the next five to seven years.

"Right now we have four builders under construction selling homes in the first phase," said Chris Armstrong, Skye Canyon.

A swimming pool, a playground, a fitness center and a bistro, are just some of the many perks offered at Skye Canyon's Skye Center.

Skye Center is expected to become the new social hub which will become the new social hub of a 1,700-acre development.

The first phase of 750 homes, offers buyers more choices while creating competition for sellers... Read More