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School bus collides with vehicle, two people badly hurt

North Las Vegas police are investigating a school bus crash at the intersection of Alexander and Commerce.

According to NLVDP, the occupants of the bus are okay, but two people in the vehicle the bus collided with are in critical condition.

This is a developing story. We are working to gather more information and will bring you the latest on-air and online. ... Read More

1 person dies following Thursday night house fire

One person has died following a house fire Thursday night in North Las Vegas, according to the Clark County Coroner's Office.

The fire started around 7 p.m. at a home in the 2700 block of St. George Street, near Civic Center Drive and Carey Avenue.

The fire was discovered by a woman who was returning to her parents' home where her 6-year-old daughter was staying.

Fire crews rescued the woman's parents and child who were were trapped in the home. The rescued woman, who remains in critical condition, was transported to North Vista Hospital. The man, who has since died, was transported to University Medical Center. The 6-year-old girl was also transported to UMC where she remains in critical condition.

City of Las Vegas fire crews assisted North Las Vegas Fire Department crews.

The fire is believed to be accidental, possibly caused by the failure of electrical components. Damage to the home is estimated at $250,000... Read More

New program to register home surveillance systems with Metro

For the first time, Metro is asking valley homeowners to notify them if they have a home surveillance system.

It will make it easier for them to look for video when a crime is committed.

Currently, when officers respond to a crime scene, they have to look around for any cameras that might have picked something up. It takes time to find the owners and look at the video.

If people with security cameras register with the department, police will have a list of addresses and contact numbers so they can quickly ask permission to see video that often helps solve crimes. The new program is called Vegas SafeCam and is already in use in Philadelphia, Buffalo, and Salt Lake City.

Registering your surveillance system with the department is completely voluntary. However, the more privately owned cameras they have on record, the more effective the program will be... Read More

Man catches alleged thief on camera, suspect could be juvenile

A North Las Vegas man says his home was burglarized twice in one week.

It happened on Rainbow Blvd. near Cheyenne Avenue. The area has seen its fair share of robberies lately.

One of the victims who shared his story with 8 News NOW believes he caught the suspect on a hidden camera.

"I noticed at 3:45, someone he had entered my bedroom," Daniel Bain said. "A young black female came into the bedroom with a flashlight, went into a closet where there were two laptops out on the floor."

Bain says he was alerted to the first break-in on Sunday around 10:30 a.m. However, Bain said he didn't find anything out of the ordinary.

But after the second break-in, Bain said he noticed both of his laptops were taken.

8 News NOW Reporter Shakala Alvaranga: "Do you feel safe here?
Bain: "Yeah, I still feel safe here. I've got a couple of baseball bats if anybody really wants to come in late."... Read More

Businesses eyeing North Las Vegas

North Las Vegas is open for business is a message city leaders have been portraying for the past two years.

It seems to be paying off. Large companies are choosing to establish a presence in the rebounding city.

2016 has been a good year for the city of North Las Vegas. Just this month, city officials announced Amazon and The Honest Company are bringing 1,500 jobs to a warehouse complex still under construction.

Economists estimate $2 billion of economic impact over the next 10 years.

"The revenues projected for state and local government is around $60 million, so they're going to be great contributors to the community," said Assistant City Manager Ryann Juden, North Las Vegas.

He is in charge of economic development for North Las Vegas and says five Fortune 500 companies, including Amazon, have established a presence in the city in 2016.

The reason they are moving here: less red tape... Read More

National Guard, state, federal agencies train for natural disasters, catastrophes

DISCLAIMER: Video contains fake blood and body parts. The National Guard, along with federal and state agencies came together Monday to replicating a real-life catastrophe.

It was for a unique one-of-a-kind training called "Vigilant Guard" which is designed to simulate a real-life emergency.

Imagine these scenarios: A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits North Las Vegas; a large warehouse collapses and a mound of concrete rubble kills or traps people under steel beams and iron rods. ... Read More

Crews battle two-alarm blaze at North Las Vegas paper plant

North Las Vegas Fire crews are battling a two-alarm fire at the Clearwater Paper Corporation plant.

The blaze started around 9 a.m. at the plant which is located at 3901 Donna Street. Alexander Road is closed to traffic from N. 5th Street to Losee Road.

The building was evacuated and the fire is not under control.

This is a developing story... Read More