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Frustration grows among residents as blasting continues

Frustration among homeowners is growing after blasting resumed in Southern Highlands.

Homeowners have described those blasts as resembling an earthquake. 8 News NOW was there as the blasting started Wednesday morning sending a deep rumble through the nearby neighborhood.

Since June, residents living near the blast area have been rocked by several planned explosions as part of an expansion of Highland Hills. Dozens of residents say their homes have been damaged by the blasts from foundations to retaining walls and ceilings, even cracks through stone, including Richard Travis' granite counters.

"Two of them have cracks and the one blast that went off today widened the one crack a lot more," Travis said... Read More

Report details how murder suspect escaped, was recaptured; suspect claims self-defense

The shooting happened on Aug. 28 in the parking lot of a McDonald's located at 3010 Las Vegas Boulevard.

When North Las Vegas Police officers arrived at the scene, the victim, Mohammad Nestor-Robinson was found lying in the Walgreens parking lot next door to the Mc Donald's.

According to the arrest report, Nestor-Robinson ended up in the Walgreens parking lot because he took off running during the shooting. Officers said as Nestor-Robinson laid on the ground he could be heard saying," I shouldn't have called her a b^$*#."

Nestor-Robinson told North Las Vegas Police he had been in an argument with Perez and a woman before he was shot. Right after the shooting, a silver four-door sedan, later revealed as the vehicle Perez was in, was seen fleeing the area by numerous people.

So what sparked the argument?... Read More

New concern arises in Southern Highlands neighborhoods near blasting sites

Blasting for a new housing development has neighbors in the Southern Highlands area worried about damage to their homes and now to their safety.

Southern Highlands neighbors made a startling discovery over the weekend at the construction site where the blasts have been going on. First, the site was virtually unsecured until Saturday. Since then, two "No Trespassing" signs have been put up.

The signs weren't in place when Howard McCarley found some wires and red tubes that ran underground while walking his dog around the construction site.

"It looks like somebody left some charges out there the last time they were blasting," McCarley said.

He isn't just a nearby homeowner, he spent 30 years in underground construction in the bay area.

The site, now only partially closed off by a limited orange mesh netting... Read More

Blasting concerns residents in southwest valley

Clark County Commissioner Susan Brager says blasting near Toscana Vineyards in the southwest part of the valley is on hold until she meets with residents and developers Tuesday.

Residents in the area have complained about the blasting in recent weeks. Some are worried it isn't just disruptive, it may be potentially dangerous... Read More

Mailbox stolen near Mountain's Edge

Nearly five years ago, residents of a southwest neighborhood reached out to 8 News NOW when mail hadn't been delivered to their community for a week. People in the Mountain's Edge neighborhood reached out again this week because of a missing mailbox.

8 News NOW reporter Nia Wong has the story... Read More

Mailbox stolen near Mountain's Edge

Nearly five years ago, residents of a southwest neighborhood reached out to 8 News NOW when mail hadn't been delivered to their community for a week. People in the Mountain's Edge neighborhood reached out again this week because of a missing mailbox.

8 News NOW reporter Nia Wong has the story... Read More

Nev. Board of Education unanimously approves reorganization plan

The Nevada Board of Education has voted unanimously in favor of a dramatic plan to shift the balance of power from a central office to the more than 300 schools in the Clark County School District.

Proponents of the reorganization plan approved Thursday say it's important for Nevada to act boldly, arguing the status quo hasn't improved the state's bottom-ranking public school system.

The plan fine-tuned over the past 14 months calls for an "empowerment" model that gives principals and their volunteer boards control over about 80 percent of the money flowing to their schools.

Critics scrutinized the details of the plan, asking whether it will distribute resources equitably. A panel of 12 legislators still must approve the final regulations that passed Thursday. That vote is expected on Sept. 9... Read More