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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.

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.

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.