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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

Construction project causes stress for Southern Highlands residents

Neighbors in the Southern Highlands are on edge ahead of another round of construction blasting set for Wednesday.

Construction for a new housing development has homeowners worried that blasting will have damaging consequences to the structure and resale value of their homes.

Diana Batista said she first started noticing the damage to her families home back in July. She said she recognized the structural problems after construction crews began clearing the way for the Highland Hills development project taking place just beyond her house.

But that's not all. The nearby explosions have also taken an emotional toll on some residents.

Batista her son who's Autistic has really bee affected by the blasts.

A Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient with PTSD has also experienced traumatic episodes due to the blasts.

8 News NOW Reporter Katie Boer has more on their story... Read More

Neighborhood welcomes new police substation

For the first time in six years, Metro Police opened a new area command to better serve neighborhoods in the west valley.

Sheriff Joe Lombardo called it a momentous occasion that will help keep the Spring Valley community safe. It's located at Sahara Avenue and Durango Drive.

Not only will it mean more services available for the public, it will mean more officers patrolling the streets. And that's welcome news to some residents.

"I had my house broken into twice," said Mike Medenica, a Spring Valley homeowner." "I had the locks changed twice."

Weeks after buying his home, Medenica became the victim of a crime. Both times, he filed police reports with the Enterprise Area Command, which was the nearest police station to his home. Nothing was ever resolved.

"From what I heard from them, they get 4,000 complaints a day from people in Vegas so they're busy all the time," he said... Read More

Las Vegas police opening new Spring Valley command substation

Police in Las Vegas are moving into a new substation to handle an area west of the Strip.

City and county elected officials including Sheriff Joe Lombardo are marking the opening on Tuesday of the department's Spring Valley area command office on Eldora Avenue.

That's southeast of Durango Drive and Sahara Avenue.

The department says the command will have about 100 officers covering 31 square miles of residential and commercial areas - from Charleston Boulevard south to Flamingo Road, and from Interstate 15 west to Red Rock National Conservation Area.

The command area is the department's ninth... Read More

Bike rider injured near Arville & Flamingo

A bicycle rider was critically injured Thursday morning in a collision near Arville Street and Flamingo Road.

The crash happened shortly before 8 a.m.

Metro Police say a vehicle struck the bike and left the scene of the crash. Police later located the vehicle and took the driver into custody. The bike rider was taken to University Medical Center.

Metro's Fatal Detail is investigating. Police have closed northbound Arville near Flamingo during their investigation.

8 News NOW will have more information as it becomes available. ... Read More