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Residents Evacuated in Southwest Neighborhood

Several residents of a southwest neighborhood near Warm Springs and South Decatur were evacuated as police monitored a house where there is a man with a gun.

Police say the man has fired a few shots in the home and called 911 to say he was having a bad day.

Houses next to the man's home and on the backside of the home are being evacuated and school buses are being kept away from the neighborhood. All evacuees will be taken to Lois Tarkanian Middle School.

The suspect has surrendered and people are now being let back into their homes.

House Hit by Car, Again

A family that had just moved back into their house after a car smashed into were jarred out of bed Friday morning, when another car hit their house at Jones Blvd. and Eldorado Lane. 

It's not as bad as last time, but that doesn't make it any better for the family.

"All the time I never sit down there. Don't sit down there. Even if I cook, I say don't sit down there," says homeowner Hai Pham.

And it's not hard to understand why. Back in June, a truck came barging into his kitchen. He narrowly escaped being hit when his son, sick upstairs, called for him.

"I said big accident then. I heard boom, boom and they hitting my house again," he said.

This time it happened at 2 a.m. and it was a BMW. Police arrested the driver after a field sobriety test. But Pham believes the drivers aren't the only problem, "I feel the house have something wrong."

Pham had just moved back in October.

Woman Arrested After Stealing Car With Child Inside

A young Las Vegas father experienced some terrifying minutes Friday after his car was stolen with his infant son inside.

The father had only stepped a few feet away from the running vehicle when the thief, who police say had been lying in wait, jumped in the car and sped off.

Channel 8 Eyewitness News was the first at the scene when police recovered the car and re-united the family.

That father was too shaken up to talk with us on camera, but you can bet he'll never step away from his car again with the engine running and his child inside.

Police say it was just 10 a.m. when the young father pulled up into the Albertsons parking lot at Warm Springs and Rainbow to return some videos at a curbside kiosk.

Two Die in Apartment Fire, Others Displaced

Two people are dead after an early morning apartment fire. The flames gutted 16 apartments, leaving close to 40 people without a home. Investigators know which apartment the fire started in, and the two people who lived in there were not able to get out in time.

Both were heavy smokers who had a space heater in the back bedroom. Investigators are looking into all of those possibilities as the cause.

It took only minutes for the flames to push their way from the ground level of the apartment building up to the attic. Nearly 40 people who lived there woke up to the intense heat, but managed to get out -- everyone except 71-year-old Carl Thompson and his 88-year-old mother Goldie.

Investigators say the fire sparked inside their apartment.

Michael Thompson's grandmother and uncle lived in the apartment. "It's all gone, everything is pretty much burned. It's trash. There's really nothing to even salvage from it," he said.

One Dead in Head-On Crash

LAS VEGAS -- Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident near Fort Apache and Blue Diamond.

Police say around 4:00 p.m. two cars crashed head-on into each other. The female driver of one car died at the scene. The driver of the second car was transported to the hospital.

The intersection of Blue Diamond and Ft. Apache will be closed for several hours while NHP investigates.

Las Vegas School Receives National Honor

Las Vegas School Receives National Honor

A Las Vegas elementary school has received a distinguished national honor.

Gray Elementary School was chosen as one of only 314 schools nationwide to receive the 2009 Blue Ribbon national school designation. The award recognizes schools that are either academically superior or have made big gains in student achievement.

The school was the only one is Clark County School District to receive the award this year. In order to be eligible for the award, a school must be in the top 10 percent of their state on tests and have at least 40 percent of its students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The school is also one of 12 schools chosen to be presenters and share their strategies with others attending the national ceremony in Washington D.C. in November.