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Expiration of 'special use permit' could close Quest Preparatory Academy

Parents who have kids that attend Quest Preparatory Academy are fired up. They're concerned they won't be able to send their children to the charter school come the 2016-2017 school year.

The Roberson Campus is facing possible closure due to the expiration of a special use permit according to the Nevada State Public Charter School Authority.

The new developments come after years of controversy, including misappropriation of funds and alleged abuse of power, surrounded Quest Preparatory Academy.

Betsy Johnson says she's furious her daughter Madison may have to leave behind a school she loves, and friends who have become family.

"My child has been in this school since the 2nd grade. She intended to graduate from this school. She's in the 9th grade, and now, you're going to put her out on the street," Johnson said?

Johnson says it's too late to register her daughter for the fall semester at a similar charter school... Read More

2 people arrested for abduction in northwest neighborhood

Metro Police were in a massive manhunt for an alleged abductor Friday.

According to Metro Police, a call was received around 5:45 a.m. indicating a woman had escaped after being kidnapped from a northwest neighborhood near Cheyenne Avenue and Fort Apache Road. It all started on Martin Hall Drive.

In all, detectives investigated three crime scenes in connection with the incident.

Police said the woman who was kidnapped told police she escaped from the home and ran to a neighbor's house to call police.

8 News NOW spoke to a man who said the woman knocked on his door first, but he couldn't open the door in time to let her in.

"Someone rang our doorbell really fast like five or six times. We were asleep so by the time I got downstairs, looked out through the peephole, the window and I didn't see anyone," said Mel Goldberg, a resident... Read More

Police investigate possible kidnapping in NW neighborhood

Police are investigating a possible kidnapping involving a woman in a northwest neighborhood near Cheyenne Avenue and Campbell Road.

According to Metro Police, a call was received around 5:45 a.m. indicating a woman had escaped after being kidnapped and ran to a nearby home for help.

Police say the alleged suspects are believed to still be in the neighborhood... Read More

Man pleads guilty, faces death penalty in Las Vegas girl's murder

A 23-year-old man has pleaded guilty to capital murder in a case that shocked Las Vegas for its brutality: the rape, torture, killing and mutilation of a 15-year-old girl abducted on her way home from school.

Javier Righetti pleaded guilty Feb. 11 with no promise that he won't be put to death for the September 2011 slaying of Arbor View High School sophomore Alyssa Otremba, who had texted her mom that she was walking home.

A jury next month will consider whether Righetti should be executed.

Defense attorney Christy Craig says Righetti decided to spare everyone a long trial.

Righetti admits kidnapping, sexually assaulting and stabbing Otremba dozens of times before burning her corpse in northwest Las Vegas.

Prosecutors say Righetti told police he wanted to prove he was tough... Read More

Report: Woman says boyfriend choked her before she shot, killed him

Catherine Brewington, the woman, accused of shooting and killing her boyfriend Wednesday night claims he had choked her before she shot him, according to a police report.

It happened outside the couple's home in the 4000 block of Sweeping Glen Street near W. Lone Mountain Road and the 215.

The report released Friday afternoon said Brewington was packing to move back to Reno when she argued with Aaron Matthews.

Brewington said as the two fought, Matthews put his hands around her neck and choked her. She said he also pulled her hair.

Brewington said as she was trying to load her animals into her pickup truck when Matthews confronted her in the driveway. The report says, Brewington said Matthews reached for his waistband, so she shot him in the chest.

Police later identified the gun as a .12 shotgun. However, investigators said they didn't know when Brewington armed herself with the gun... Read More

Metro: Woman fought with boyfriend before deadly shooting

Police have released the mugshot of the woman who allegedly shot and killed her boyfriend following a domestic dispute.

Police said Catherine Brewington was the shooter.

Metro Police investigated the homicide in the northwest valley Wednesday night. It happened at approximately 7:30 p.m. in the 4,000 block of Sweeping Glen Street near W. Lone Mountain Road and the 215.

Metro said they received multiple calls about the shooting. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man lying in the driveway suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Brewington was also standing outside the residence, police said.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Metro Police said after further investigation, they came to the conclusion that Brewington and her boyfriend were in an argument that turned physical and back to a verbal argument before he was shot and killed... Read More

PD: 1 shot, killed in northwest valley

Metro Police investigated a homicide in the northwest Wednesday night.

It happened in the 4000 block of Sweeping Glen Street near W. Lone Mountain Road and the 215.

The only information Metro Police has released is that one person was shot and killed. The details surrounding the shooting have not been released.

Homicide detectives are on scene investigating. Residents should avoid the area.

This is a developing story. ... Read More