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New private high school will focus on low-income students

A new option for education will soon be available for students in the Las Vegas valley.

Cristo Rey College Preparatory promises to be a forward-thinking, hands-on learning environment for high school students.

It'll be located in North Las Vegas, near Las Vegas Boulevard and Pecos Road.

"All students should have access and opportunity to the best educational experience possible," said Lisa Campbell, principal, Cristo Rey College Preparatory.

The dirt and gravel lot may not seem like much now but this is what it' will look like when finished.

Part of a nationwide network, it's the first school of it's kind in Nevada. Principal Lisa Campbell says the main focus is giving low-income students access to a private school education, something once thought out of reach... Read More

Parents relieved to see North Las Vegas Police patrol around schools

The North Las Vegas Police Department has dedicated more resources to enforcing traffic laws outside schools.

From illegal U-turns to jay walking, the school zone can be a danger zone for students. It's a concern many parents have when dropping off or picking up their kids.

"A lot of people speed, they just ignore the 25 mph," said Norris Wade, parent.

"Making illegal U-turns, or speeding and kids just running across the street, said Tia Quarles, parent.

North Las Vegas Police head to school zone areas to address those dangerous driving behaviors.

"After school, there was about 10 police motorcycles and they were pulling people over back to back to back," said Michael Gonzalez, parent.

Officers says parents need to talk to their kids about using pedestrian crosswalks and the danger of jaywalking. And sometimes, it's parents themselves, who are guilty of bad habits... Read More

NLVPD and DEA agents seize over 70 pounds of meth; several people arrested

Law enforcement officials made a big methamphetamine drug bust in North Las Vegas Thursday.

According to a tweet by North Las Vegas Police, their office, in conjunction with DEA agents made multiple arrests in the case.

The #NLVPD & @DEAHQ made multiple arrests & seized over 70 lbs of meth in a drug bust near Lake Mead & Pecos. #DontDoDrugs pic.twitter.com/Mi2m6gY1Ik

-- NLVPD (@NLVPD) August 16, 2018

The agents and officers were able to seize over 70 pounds of meth in the drug bust near Lake Mead & Pecos. No other details were released.

8 News NOW will have more on this developing story on 8 News NOW at 11 p.m... Read More

UPDATE: 215 Beltway near Aliante overpass reopens

The 215 Beltway was shut down in both directions near the Aliante overpass for about a half hour due to a person attempting suicide.

According to Nevada Highway Patrol, the woman was on the overpass standing outside of the fence. The woman was eventually taken into custody.

Drivers were told to take the following route to avoid the issue:

Traffic on IR-215 westbound has been diverted to Aliante southbound and IR-215 westbound is closed at Revere.

NHP were urging drivers to avoid the area... Read More

Child approached by man in van near North Las Vegas school

According to a Parent Link message, a child who attends Jesse D. Scott Elementary School in North Las Vegas was approached Monday by a man in a van.

The Parent Link notice said the man was in a white van with wording on the back of it when he approached the student at the intersection of N. Bruce Street and E. Ann Road. Jesse D. Scott Elementary is located at 5700 N. Bruce Street.

The notice said the man asked the student what he was waiting for, but the child yelled for help and the van drove away.

Law enforcement is aware of the incident and is currently investigating.

Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation of this incident is encouraged to contact the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-9111, CCSD Police Department at 702-799-5411, or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555... Read More

Coroner identifies woman found dead near Speedway and Las Vegas boulevards

The Clark County Coroner's office has identified the woman found dead in a deserted area of North Las Vegas.

Julisa Zunini's body was found Friday in the 8900 block of N. Las Vegas Blvd near Speedway and N. Las Vegas boulevards.

According to officers, a dune buggy tour group called the police when they came upon the gruesome discovery.

The cause of the 25-year-old's death was not released... Read More

Woman's body found in deserted area is suspicious, NLVPD says

North Las Vegas Police say a body found in a deserted area of North Las Vegas is suspicious.

The body of a woman police believe was in her mid-20's was located in the 8900 block of N. Las Vegas Blvd near Speedway and N. Las Vegas boulevards.

According to officers, a dune buggy tour group called the police when they came upon the gruesome discovery.

There wasn't any other information released.

The cause of death and identification of the woman will come later from the Clark County Coroner's Office. ... Read More