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Leaders host Latino Vote Summit Friday & Saturday

Nevada leaders from both the Democratic and Republican Parties are holding an event this week that targets Latino voters.

The Latino Vote Summit Nevada takes place Friday and Saturday at the College of Southern Nevada Cheyenne campus at 3200 Cheyenne Avenue.

U.S. Senate candidate and U.S. Rep. Joe Heck (Nevada-R) and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto are among those scheduled to attend.

The summit will discuss issues important to the Latino community, as well as offer voter registration opportunities and training on the Nevada Caucuses.

Friday's event runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday's event runs from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m... Read More

Police find van used in hit-and-run crash involving toddler

North Las Vegas Police released an update in the case of a hit-and-run accident that killed a 2-year-old girl. Officers say they have located the white van that was believed to be involved in Sunday's crash.

The deadly wreck happened just before 6 p.m. Sunday night in the 3400 block of Thomas Avenue near Lake Mead Boulevard and Pecos Road.

Police say Evelyn Green was struck and killed just yards away from the home where she lived. Her 7-year-old brother was also hurt.

Police said the driver took off in the white panel van right after the crash.

The driver is described as a Hispanic man in his 40's. He's said to have facial hair.

Anyone with additional information regarding this case is asked to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at (702) 633-9111. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555... Read More

Former teacher arrested for lewdness

A former charter school teacher is under arrest for alleged inappropriate conduct with two 12-year-old girls.

North Las Vegas Police say 49-year-old William Crawford committed the acts when he was a teacher at Somerset Academy in 2012. Police say the incidents were not reported to police until 2014.

Officers arrested Crawford Monday on two counts of lewdness with a minor under 14.

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

Emotions run high at vigil for girl

The family of 2-year-old Evelyn Green gathered Monday evening at a memorial where she died. A car struck and killed the girl Sunday near Lake Mead Boulevard and Pecos Road.

The crash happened just before 6 p.m. Sunday. The driver of the vehicle remains at large. Evelyn's memorial grew throughout the night with candles, flowers, dolls and cards.

Evelyn's mother Vicky Davis says Evelyn was playing with her brother on a scooter when she was hit steps from her front door.

Davis says the driver of the van stopped and talked with her, but left before police arrived.

"The guy came out of the car. He talked to me and said, 'I am sorry for what I did,'" she said. "He was drunk and smelled like tequila, something on his breath. 'I am sorry for what I did,' he kept telling me. 'Sorry, sorry, sorry.'"

Evelyn's father Joshua Green says he had just left the house to go to work when the crash happened. He says he rushed back as soon as he heard the news... Read More

Mother of toddler killed by hit-and-run driver devastated over crash

The search continued Monday for the driver responsible causing a crash that killed a 2-year-old girl.

The deadly wreck happened just before 6 p.m. Sunday night near Lake Mead Boulevard and Pecos Road in North Las Vegas.

The accident happened just yards away from the home where the child lived.

Family members have identified the 2-year-old as Evelyn Green and remain at North Vista Hospital where her 7-year-old brother sustained non-life threatening injuries in the incident.

Police said the driver took off right after the crash.

Officers are looking for a white panel van without any windows. The driver is described as a Hispanic man in his 40's. He's said to have facial hair.

The community came together Monday to light candles and leave small tokens in memory of the child.

"She was amazing. She was my only girl," said Vickie Davis, the child's mother. "She was everything to me. I did everything with my daughter."... Read More

NLV Police investigates deadly crash involving toddler

North Las Vegas Police investigated a deadly crash involving a 2-year-old girl on Sunday.

Family members have identified the 2-year-old as Evelyn Green and remain at North Vista Hospital where her 7-year-old brother sustained non-life threatening injuries in the incident.

It happened in the 3400 block of Thomas Avenue near E. Lake Mead Boulevard.

No word on what caused the crash, but police said the driver took off after the crash.

Officers are looking for a white panel van. The driver is described as a Hispanic man in his 40's. He's said to have facial hair... 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