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2 more teens arrested for home invasion, sex assault

LAS VEGAS – 8 News NOW has learned two more teens were arrested in connection with a home invasion, robbery, and sexual assault in the southwest valley on Jan. 19.

The names of the suspects haven't been released yet, but 8 News NOW learned they were both 17 years old and booked into the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center.

When the incident happened last month, detectives said the suspects allegedly broke into a home in the 9200 block of Weeping Hollow Avenue. Officers said during the break-in, an occupant of the home was robbed and sexually assaulted.

Two children and three adults were inside the house and police say they were robbed, held at gunpoint, and a woman was raped.

Nevada foreclosures rise again

LAS VEGAS -- After ending last year with the nation's fifth highest home foreclosure rate, Nevada shot up to second highest in January behind only Florida, real estate analytics company RealtyTrac reported Wednesday night.

Nevada had 2,380 foreclosure filings last month, including 1,009 notices of default, 673 notices of pending trustee sales and 698 repossessions by lenders. That represented one filing per 495 housing units, a 38.1 percent increase over December and an 8.4 percent jump from a year ago. The national average was one filing per 1,102 housing units.

The January notices of default in Nevada represented a 255.3 percent jump from a year ago, by far the nation's sharpest increase. Default notices nationwide actually fell 14.7 percent over the same period, RealtyTrac reported.

Boy, 13, dies after being struck by car Friday

 LAS VEGAS -- The 13-year-old bicyclist who was hit by a car Friday night died on Sunday. The Clark County Coroners office has identified him as Cameron Demaranville. 

He was a student at Grant Sawyer Middle School.

Fugitive wanted in Hollywood killing arrested in Las Vegas

 LAS VEGAS -- A man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting at a Hollywood nightclub last summer was arrested in Las Vegas on Thursday.

Brian Long, 36, is facing a murder charge and five counts of assault with a deadly weapon in the June 2014 shooting. One person died in the shooting and five were injured.

Long was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in the area of Durango Drive and Warm Springs Road.

3 teens arrested for home invasion, sex assault

(L to R) Casey Franks, Edward London, Qumaire Rainey

LAS VEGAS – Metro Police arrested three teens in connection with a home invasion, robbery and sexual assault in the southwest valley.

Qumaire Rainey, 18, Edward London, 17, and 16-year-old Casey Franks have been taken into police custody.  Both London and Franks have been certified as adults, Metro said.

“This is not stealing candy or clothes or shoplifting,” Lt. David McGrath of Metro Police said. “This is the extreme level of violence.”

Lieutenant McGrath is investigating what he calls a rare case.





Driving You Crazy: Jones and Blue Diamond roadwork

LAS VEGAS - Many south valley residents want to know when Jones Boulevard will be built out north of Blue Diamond Road. One viewer, Rebecca, calls this area a complete mess.

Next year, the county expects to design a project to take Jones north of Blue Diamond. A bridge will be necessary to continue Jones over the Union Pacific railroad tracks. Once the preliminary work is finished, the county will allocate funds for the project.

Jones between Blue Diamond and Cactus Avenue has been driving some people in Southern Highlands crazy. County officials say they anticipate planning improvements for the south stretch of Jones this year.

What's driving you crazy? E-mail your traffic questions and complaints to Demetria Obilor.

Task force tackles issue of deadly streets

Hit-and-run crash on Wed. Jan. 14 at Tropicana and Jones.

LAS VEGAS -- The new year is barely one month old and already five people have been killed in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's jurisdiction.

 Four of those deaths were pedestrians. 

A task force, the Southern Nevada Traffic Safety Committee, shared ideas Tuesday which included tough new penalties to stop the death and destruction on the roads. The committee is made up law enforcement, business leaders and victim advocates.

Just last week, a 27-year-old man was hit by a car near Tropicana Avenue and Jones Boulevard. His body was tossed into nearby bushes. It was two hours after the crash before he was discovered.

Police are still searching for the driver.

Lawmakers want to stiffen penalties to stop people from fleeing the scenes of crashes.

"It's a simple message, drive safe, buckle up, obey the limits, obey the street signs," said Lt.