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5th grader receives medal for saving friend's life

Two students at Steven Schorr Elementary school were spotlighted Wednesday.

"We have a lot of people here today, and they're here for a very special reason," said Steve Schorr.

They're both in the fifth grade, and one of the students was credited with saving the other's life.

It happened two weeks ago in the cafeteria at Steven Schorr Elementary. Kyle Sucaldito started choking on his lunch.

"It felt scary, I couldn't breathe, my throat started to get sore a lot," Kyle said.

But immediately, Kyle received help.

Gabriel Wallace didn't hesitate when it came to saving Kyle's life. Proving heroes come in all shapes and sizes... Read More

Metro: Crash closed 215 Beltway following bank robbery

The eastbound lanes of the 215 Beltway past Durango Drive were shut down Tuesday afternoon, according to law enforcement officers. Metro Police said the vehicle crashed following a bank robbery around 1:37 p.m. in the 3600 block of West Russell Road.

Metro's air unit followed the suspect, and officers said the vehicle on the Beltway matched the description of the vehicle used in the robbery.

The suspect was driving at a high rate of speed before crashing on the 215 southbound between Buffalo and Durango, police said.

The suspect was taken into custody and taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.

This is a developing story. Check back in this article for updates.... Read More

Southwest residents fed up with graffiti problem

Law enforcement officers are dealing with a growing graffiti problem in the southwest part of the valley. Police said taggers are defacing public and private properties.

Residents in the area say they've seen so much damage to property, it has become the 'daily norm.' Neighbors are fed up with the taggers.

The latest structure to be defaced: Canarelli Middle School. Clark County School District Police said someone spray-painted graffiti onto the building early Sunday morning. However, it's not just school property that's being tagged.

"It is scary because we see all the tagging, and it is like 'who is on our streets,' said Jennifer Deocampo, neighbor. "We don't know who did it, so, how will we know people aren't going to do it to our homes or cars.

CCSD Police says the best way to combat the tagging issue is for the community to work together.

They said residents who spot any graffiti should call the graffiti hotline 702-455-4509... Read More

Driver suspected of DUI dies 11 days after fatal crash

A suspected drunk driver involved in a crash that killed a deaf woman in January has died.

According to Metro Police, Victor Sandoval died as a result of his injuries on Sunday, Feb. 7.

The fatal crash occurred on Jan. 27 at the intersection of Spring Mountain Road and Rainbow Boulevard. Police said Sandoval was speeding and ran through a red light when he hit a car driven by Jenio Eugenio. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Prior to the crash, police had observed Sandoval sleeping in his car at another intersection. When he awoke, he sped off leading police on a chase. Police backed off the chase, but Sandoval continued to drive at a high rate of speed.

This is the 13th traffic related fatality in Metro's jurisdiction for 2016. ... Read More

Metro investigates stabbing and shooting in southwest valley, 1 dead

Metro Police investigated a deadly scene in the southwest valley Friday.

It happened around 3:50 p.m. at the intersection of S. Cimarron Road and W. Mountains Edge Parkway.

Police said they were called to the area to investigate a shooting and a stabbing. When officers arrived at the scene, they found one person had been killed.

However, Metro hasn't released any details on how the person died.

8 News NOW has a crew on the way to the scene. We'll update this story with the latest information as soon as it becomes available... Read More

Wallet relief: Gas prices drop around the country

U.S. gas prices are at their lowest levels since 2009, according to GasBuddy.com.

Gas prices have continued their decline, falling below $1.80 per gallon which is low, but there's room for gas prices to continue to decline due to a weak seasonal demand.

According to GasBuddy.com's research, $1.79 a gallon, February's start at the pump is the cheapest February start since 2004. In the state of Nevada, we're averaging about $2.28 a gallon which is still pretty cheap, but nowhere near the middle states, averaging as low as $1.21 in some areas.

Other states still averaging over $2 a gallon:

Oregon ($2.01)

New York ($2.05)

Washington ($2.16)

Alaska ($2.39)

California ($2.58)

Hawaii ($2.63)

So what's causing the low gas prices?

Gas Buddy says while the price of crude oil has rebounded, high gasoline supply has so far prevented widespread increases in gas prices... Read More

Man shot overnight, police search for suspect

Metro Police are investigating an early morning shooting.

It happened around 2:30 a.m. at a home on Nookfield Drive near Buffalo Drive and Flamingo Road near Spring Valley High School.

According to police, two men got into an argument and one was shot. The victim is in critical condition at University Medical Center... Read More