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I-Team: Police Arrest 3 Suspects in School Robbery, Beating

Nicholas Johnson

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A North Las Vegas teen is recovering after being pistol-whipped in front of his high school. School district police tracked down three suspects, three are still at large. 

A school breakfast turned bloody when six attackers jumped three teens at Canyon Springs High School, school police officials said. The victims were at Friday morning's welcome breakfast. One teen suffered serious head injuries.

School district police say six men, some of them recent high school graduates, attacked the three teens in the Canyon Springs High School parking lot. The teens were robbed, two of them were pistol whipped, school police said.

12-Year-Old Hit by School Bus

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas Police are investigating a crash involving a school bus and a 12-year-old on a bicycle.

The crash happened at about 3:45 p.m. Monday near Tropical Parkway and Canyon Gap Drive, police said. The boy was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


NLV Police Hand Out Dozens of Tickets on First Day of School

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Busy intersections and excited children can be a dangerous combination.

Law enforcement across the Las Vegas valley stepped up enforcement to keep students safe on their first day back to school.

North Las Vegas Police wrote dozens of tickets at 17 different schools Monday.

"Sometimes they can get crazy honking at each other, so kind of a little crazy out there," 8th grader Daisha Woodard said.

Some drivers forgot about school zones over the summer, and students have everything other than traffic safety on their minds.

"Learning new stuff," 3rd grader Christian Frias said.

"My classes, what grades I'm going to make," Daisha Woodard said.

"We get to know our teacher and see what 4th grade is like," 4th grader Christopher Montes said.

Montes says he knows how to get himself and his sister to school safely.

Coroner ID's Man Hit and Killed by Bus

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The Clark County Coroner's office has identified the man killed when he was hit by a commercial bus Thursday morning as 77-year-old Pablo Azila Sandoval of North Las Vegas.

His cause of death is still pending.

According to police, the bus driver was trying to avoid hitting a car, which had abruptly stopped in front of him, and swerved into the path of Sandoval who was crossing the street outside of a crosswalk.

The crash happened shortly after 5:30 a.m. at Cheyenne Avenue and Clayton Street.

The 72-year-old bus driver and the eight occupants of the bus were not hurt. Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash, police said. It is not known if the driver will face any charges.

This is the ninth traffic-related fatality in North Las Vegas this year.



NLV Police Investigate Park Shooting

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas Police are investigating a shooting at Camino Eldorado Park that has left a 21-year-old in critical condition.

Investigators said the victim was transported to UMC. Police are still determining what led to the shooting.

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

North Las Vegas Announces Plans for New Park Opening

North Las Vegas has announced the opening date for its newest park.

The city announced that Craig Ranch Regional Park will open at 9 a.m. Friday, October 25, which is the day the state is celebrating Nevada Day this year.

The park is situated at the corner of Craig Road and North Commerce Street and features a five-acre dog park, community garden plots, a skate park, athletic fields and several playgrounds.

The park was originally a golf course, but the city invested $130 million to transform it into a regional park.

The area is important to the development of southern Nevada. It was settled as a farm in 1905. The farm was taken over by the George Craig family in the 1920s. The family battled the harsh desert conditions to keep it going until it was sold to a developer in the 1960s. The developer turned it into a golf course that ran until 2005.

NLV Police Looking for Driver Who Crashed into 2 Homes

NLV Police Looking for Driver Who Crashed into 2 Homes

North Las Vegas Police are looking for the person crashed into two homes early Friday morning.

According to police, the driver slammed his car into a home near 5th Street and Lone Mountain Road at about 6 a.m. There were people in the homes at the time of the crashes but no one was hurt.

The driver fled the scene on foot, police said. Officers are investigating whether the car was stolen.

So far, police have not released a description of the driver.