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Plane Crashes Near Texas Station Casino

LAS VEGAS -- A plane crashed near Texas Station at about 5 p.m. today. The plane, a Dragonfly Mark II registered out of Las Vegas, came to a rest on the west side of Rancho Blvd. just south or Coran Lane.

According to Capt. Cedric Williams with the North Las Vegas Fire Department, the plane had two people on board when it crashed. One person was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The second refused treatment.

Authorities say the small experimental plane had just taken off from the North Las Vegas Airport. Only minutes later it somehow lost all it's power. "Ending up coming down, striking a wire to a telephone pole, crossing about six lanes of traffic," said Lt. Joe Ojeda with Las Vegas Metro Police.

But before the plane made a crash landing, it also hit Candice Porter's SUV. "It felt like something had fallen onto my roof, actually, but it was the tail of that aircraft that clipped it," she said.

Pigs Happy to Feast on Halloween Pumpkins

There are some Las Vegas pigs who would enjoy feasting on your Halloween pumpkins.

You can take your jack-o-lanterns to several locations around the valley and the pumpkins will be recycled as food for the pigs at R.C. Farms in North Las Vegas.

Just look for the blue dumpsters at the following Stu. Miller pumpkin patches:

  • 1303 W. Sunset & Stephanie (Sunset Casino parking lot) 
  • 8007 W. Sahara & Buffalo (next to Terrible Herbst)
  • 1045 S. Eastern Avenue (K-Mart Shopping Center) 
  • 6400 Centennial Blvd. & U.S.95

 

I-Team: Tax Money for More Police Falls Short in NLV

The More Cops Sales Tax initiative passed on a promise to put more patrol officers on the streets of southern Nevada. Millions generated by the quarter-cent sales tax hike was supposed to increase the rate of police officers per resident. Yet the Channel 8 I-Team has discovered -- in one city -- the numbers just don't add up.

Local government continues to fund the police department as it always has plus it can add even more officers with the "more cops" sales tax. Trouble is, the city of North Las Vegas has far fewer police than projected. Some are questioning whether the tax has lived up to its end of the bargain.

"Hurry up and get your weapon together. You're in a gun battle right now. Somebody's going to shoot you because you can't get your weapon together," barks Henderson Police Officer Larry Jannotti to a new recruit.

North Las Vegas Police Hunting Peeping Tom

Investigators need help to catch a peeping tom. They say the suspect has been spying on women in their North Las Vegas homes for several weeks now. They're concerned about what could happen next.

Cheryl Murray says the peeping tom was in her backyard. "You almost feel more like a prisoner in your home. You know it really is kind of frightening," she said.

Investigators say the man is 32-year-old Abrawien Percy and is wanted by authorities. "Police are concerned because the suspects behavior is escalating," said North Las Vegas Police Officer Chrissy Coon.

Percy is accused of peeping in thru the windows of unsuspecting victims for at least the past month. "It's scares me. It really does. Especially when my husband is gone," said Murray. "I guess you always think that it happens to somebody else and then it does come to your block and it does happen to you."

Only weeks ago, Murray says she spotted Percy on her very own fence.

Woman Trying to Prove Security Lapse Found Guilty

North Las Vegas, Nv -- Elaine Clermont has been found guilty on kidnapping charges after she took a young boy to prove a point.

Clermont was trying to prove lapses in safety at a North Las Vegas elementary school in 2008. She took a 6-year-old boy from near Jo Mackey Elementary School in an attempt to show the Clark County School Board of Trustees how easy it would be to kidnap a child.

The child was unharmed.

Jurors returned a verdict on Friday finding Clermont guilty of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and false imprisonment. She will be sentenced on Jan. 7, 2010. Her bail is set at $10,000.

Home Depot Opening Another Las Vegas Store

Home Depot is announcing the opening of its newest store. This one will be in North Las Vegas.

The company says the opening will create 100 new jobs. The store will open November 19th. People can apply online by clicking here.

 

Teen Arrested in Sept. Murder

A teenager has been arrested and charged in the murder of 19-year-old Julian Roman. The shooting happened on Sept. 5, 2009 when Roman answered a knock at his front door.

Police say 18-year-old Valentin Zuniga opened fire on Roman and killed him. North Las Vegas police say the shooting was not gang or drug related but say Zuniga shot Roman because of a personal vendetta.