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Racist Graffiti Upsets Northwest Las Vegas Residents

LAS VEGAS - (UPDATED) The City of Las Vegas has removed the graffiti. To report other graffiti in city limits, you can call 229-6615.

Residents of a neighborhood in northwest Las Vegas are outraged over racist graffiti on a nearby wall.

They wonder who wrote it and when it will be removed. They say it has been on a wall near Grand Teton and Hollow Pine for the past few days. The graffiti appears in plain view of traffic and passers-by. It depicts the words "white power", a derogatory racial term and the word "killz".

Job Fair at Texas Station on Tuesday

LAS VEGAS -- VegasHires is holding a job fair on Tuesday, Feb. 2nd at the Texas Station Hotel from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be dozens of employers available to meet with job seekers. Some of the companies represented include: Aaron's, Country Financial and STS Staffing.

VegasHires is encouraging job seekers to bring resumes and dress professionally.

8 News Now also as a job website, you might want to check for listings.

 

Police Look for 2 Suspects in Skimming Scam

LAS VEGAS -- It's unclear at this time how many potential victims there may be in a skimming scam that targeted a bank ATM.

Metro police say the skimming device was place on a ATM in the northwest area of town on Nov. 11th and removed later that day. Police say the device can read and record the numbers of a customer's debit card as the card is being used. Police did not reveal the bank where the skimming device was used.

SLIDESHOW: Surveillance Images of the 2 Suspects

Bank employees noticed something was wrong with the ATM and alerted police.

Lock Down Lifted at Northwest School

LAS VEGAS -- The lock down at Dean Allen Elementary School has been lifted. Metro was investigating reports of a possible sighting of a burglary suspect.

 

Controversial Las Vegas Shooting Park Opens

LAS VEGAS -- Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins fired the first shot when the counties new shooting park opened Saturday morning.

The first phase of the $61 million facility is officially open for weekend hours through Jan. 3. The 4.5-square-mile facility is at the north end of Decatur Boulevard, about five miles north of the Las Vegas Beltway.

It has a trap-and-skeet and archery ranges, along with shotgun, rifle and pistol centers. It also has a parking area with 80 recreational vehicle spaces.

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In-Home Daycare had No Violations

LAS VEGAS, Nv -- It may look like any other home on the block, but this is a business -- an in-home childcare facility-- now at the center of a sexual assault investigation.

Police say the suspect, 19-year-old Matthew Andrews, may have sexually assaulted three children. Detectives believe two of the kids went to the daycare. It's unsettling news for any parent who trusts someone to care for their little ones.

Leah Guevara with East Central Family Services is an expert in childcare. She says parents have to ask the tough questions. "Who is around during business operating hours? Who resides in the home? Who's going to be present? Just the same as you would ask whether it'd be in-home or at a childcare facility. Who is present in my child's class throughout the day? When teachers go on breaks, who is present to cover those breaks?" she said.

The daycare was first licensed in 2001 as Holly Andrews Child Services.

Police: Teens Involved in Fatal Crash Were Drinking

Metro says underage drinking is the cause of deadly accident that killed a teen and critically injured four others Thursday evening. It happened at Tropical Parkway and Kylie Street, near the I-215 and Jones.

The Clark County Coroner's office says the driver of the vehicle was 18-year-old Lucio Sanchez, Jr. He tried to make the turn at the intersection but he was driving too fast. When he lost control, he slammed into a brick wall.

"We heard it. We heard the blast or the slam," said Kyle Carrell. The crash woke up Carrell from his afternoon nap. "It was a mess last night. The car was on its side, the rear end of it hit he wall," he said.

The other passengers, three 14-year-olds and one 17-year-old, were rushed to UMC Trauma with serious injuries.

Metro Fatal Accident Officer Bill Redfairn says all of them were drinking. "Anytime anybody is involved in an accident, it's difficult.