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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

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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

Centennial flyover brings traffic relief to the northwest

The commute in the northwest part of the valley should be smoother. Drivers will be able to travel on the Centennial Bowl interchange.

NDOT and community leaders celebrated the grand opening Wednesday by draping a 50 by 20 foot American flag off the project.

The new flyover connects westbound 215 to southbound U.S. 95. It's a half-mile long.

NDOT says it will improve traffic, mobility and safety for drivers at the third busiest interchange in the state.
The Regional Flood Control District is one of several agencies that pitched in for the $47 million project.

"They pitched in for some of the Regional Flood Control elements and boxed culverts that are underground. You can't see them but they protect life and property here in this northwest part of the valley," said Rudy Malfabon, director, NDOT.

This kicks off the first phase of the project... Read More

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Police: 2 kids found in pools taken to hospital

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue and Metro Police were called to two separate incidents Tuesday in which children were submerged in water.

According to Metro Police, both incidents happened after 6 p.m.

The first call came out around 6:14 p.m. at 2000 block of Bayhill Drive near Fort Apache Road and Sahara Avenue. It happened at a party that had around 50 people in attendance, Metro Police said.

CPR had to be performed on the child who is said be either two or three in age. The child was taken to Summerlin Pediatrics. Metro's Abuse and Neglect Unit were called to the scene to investigate.

The second incident happened in northwest Las Vegas in the 1500 block of Chambolle Court near Charleston... Read More

Silverstone golf community still in limbo, racking up code violations

More than a year after it closed, the future of a golf course that was once lively is still in limbo.

The grass at the Silverstone Golf has gone from green to brown, and there's a lot of overgrown vegetation.

Ever since the property in the northwest valley closed, it has been sold twice. The owners of the golf course near Buffalo and Grand Teton have done little to maintain the landscape.

Las Vegas City Fire inspectors are concerned with the current conditions. They have to walk through the dry vegetation at the golf course looking for fire hazards.

"That probably didn't use to look like that," said Scott Thompson, fire inspector, City of Las Vegas.

Homeowner: "No."
Thompson: "That's overgrown."

Thompson says he has seen code violations that could potentially put homes in danger... Read More

Pit bull euthanized following baby's death

A pit bull terrier mix that killed a 6-month-old baby girl was euthanized by Clark County Animal Control Tuesday.

Officials with animal control say it hasn't had any previous reports about the dog, but it's standard protocol to euthanize an aminal after it has killed someone.

The attack happened in a Centennial Hills neighborhood Monday near the intersection of N. Fort Apache and W. Centennial Parkway.

The child was identified by the Clark County Coroner's Office as Kamiko Dao Tsuda-Saelee. The coroner said Kamiko died of multiple blunt force injuries to the head.

Investigators say the infant was playing in a walker near the dog when the dog attacked her. According to Metro Police, the child's mother tried to stop the attack, but the dog had already inflicted serious damage.

Little Kamiko was rushed to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Her family is devastated... Read More