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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

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Millions spent to control flooding in Las Vegas valley

Over the last decade, the Clark County Regional Flood Control District has spent more than $100 million in the northwest part of the Las Vegas valley.

Engineers hope a project will help alleviate flooding in those neighborhoods.

"When it rains here, it'll flood rather quickly," said Diane Lechefsky, lives in the neighborhood.

You might remember the gully washer in the northwest valley last summer?

"It looked like the Missouri River," said Will Miller, who spoke with 8 News NOW on July 25, 2017 following the downpour and flooding.

Brent Lane near Durango and Grand Teton became first a raging river then a muddy bog. The Clark County Regional Flood Control District had just started work on a new drainage system.

"Water carried on down Brent Lane and ended up basically flooding the project," said engineer Todd Myers... Read More

Police investigating 2 people shot to death

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the deaths of two people Wednesday morning near Washington Avenue and Rancho Drive.

The bodies were discovered around 7:11 a.m. in the 2900 block of Washington Ave.

This is a developing story... Read More

More pictures of small plane that crashed in golf course pond

The airplane that was forced to make an emergency landing Thursday night in northwest Las Vegas was carrying a pilot and one passenger.

The small plane crash landed into a pond at Painted Desert Golf Club just before 6 p.m.

The plane is registered to Sin City Flying Club. 8 News NOW attempted to contact the club but was unable to reach anyone.

Lois Dohra, a resident in the neighborhood near Lone Mountain Road and U.S. 95 took some pictures immediately after the crash.

One of the photos appears to show one of the men in the water next to the sinking tail of the aircraft.

According to the FAA, It's up to the pilot to determine the best way to respond to an emergency.

FAA flight training regulations require pilots to undergo instruction including how to handle abnormal occurrences, equipment malfunctions and other emergency procedures... Read More

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Moped driver hurt in crash, Metro says

Metro Police investigated a single-vehicle crash Friday near N. Rancho Drive and N. Jones Boulevard. The accident involved a moped rider, police said.

According to officers, the initial investigation indicates the moped rider lost control of the vehicle and fell off.

The rider sustained moderate head injuries and was taken to UMC Trauma in critical condition.

No other details were released... Read More

Police: 2 dead in apparent murder-suicide

Authorities say two people are dead after a murder-suicide in Las Vegas.

Police said the man and woman were found Sunday night after a domestic disturbance off of W. Alexander Road near N. Grand Canyon Drive.

Las Vegas police say it appears a man fatally shot his wife and then himself. A, teen who was in the home, called police.

Authorities did not immediately identify those involved... Read More

CCSD opens 6 new schools Monday

Starting Monday morning, Clark County School District students will have six brand new elementary schools. It's part of a larger effort to deal with a booming population and growth in the Las Vegas valley.

This map shows the locations of those new elementary schools.

There is a heavy concentration of them in the southwest part of the valley which is an area that is still growing. 8 News NOW had a chance to tour one of the new schools, Shelley Berkley Elementary, ahead of it's ribbon cutting ceremony Friday.

"Every single thing in this building had to be ordered from pencils to chairs, everything," said Dr. Diane Lewis, school principal.

In just a few days, 600 uniformed kids and 60 staff will descend on Shelley Berkley Elementary which is a new two-story elementary school in the southwest valley... Read More