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One killed in early morning homicide

North Las Vegas Police are investigating an early morning homicide.

Police say officers responded at approximately 2 a.m. to reports of a shooting and traffic crash in the area of Carey Avenue and Simmons Street.

When officers arrived, they discovered a 37-year-old man with a gunshot wound. He was taken to University Medical Center where he later died.

Police say investigators determined the man was shot while driving a vehicle. He then crashed his vehicle into a parked car.

The suspect(s) left the scene before officers arrived. Police do not have any suspects in custody and have not released suspect information. Police say they do not believe the shooting was random.

The Clark County Coroner's Office will identify the victim once next of kin have been notified... Read More

Nev. Judicial Discipline Commission rules Judge Catherine Ramsey can't run for re-election

The Nevada Judicial Discipline Commission barred North Las Vegas Judge Catherine Ramsey from running for re-election. The same committee also suspended Ramsey without pay for the last three months of her term.

The 8 News NOW I-Team has detailed the troubles of Judge Ramsey. On Wednesday, the Commission announced a settlement in which Ramsey admitted to wrongdoing and failing to maintain the dignity of her office.

The charges against Ramsey include amending multiple cases against the wishes of the city attorney's office and defense attornies along with making her staff run errands.

However, the Commission did not rule on allegations she charged $12,000 on a city credit card to pay for her defense in a personal lawsuit. A civil lawsuit, in that case, is still making its way through court.

A recall attempt was also made against Ramsey, but the state supreme court has not yet ruled if it will go forward... Read More

NLV intersection has parents worried with start of school

Thousands of children will head back to school on Monday, Aug. 29 and that will mean busier streets and more pedestrian safety concerns.

Neighbors are especially worried near the intersection of Simmons Street and Lone Mountain Road. They say some students don't feel safe walking and riding their bikes at the intersection because there are no sidewalks.

Despite frustration among residents, the city of North Las Vegas says there isn't much they can do.

"It's pretty scary, but it's ok because I know how to ride my bike," said Aveon Johnson, student.

He rides his bike everywhere, including to school. When he comes across areas without sidewalks, he has a plan.

"I go in like alleys or I take shortcuts off the street, so I don't get hit, Johnson said... Read More

North Las Vegas armory burglarized

North Las Vegas Police say an armory was burglarized early Friday morning. Burglars struck the New Frontier Armory near Centennial Parkway and 5th Street.

Police say several firearms were stolen.

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

Funeral procession for fallen firefighter

A fallen firefighter from a hotshot crew based in Missoula, Montana made his way home Wednesday.

A funeral procession made up of U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Clark County and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department members paid their respects to Justin Beebe.

He was killed last weekend fighting the Strawberry Fire in the Great Basin National Park when he was struck by a falling tree.

The procession took Beebe to North Las Vegas Airport... Read More

Advisory Committee approves preliminary reorganization plan, 27 revisions for CCSD

The Advisory Committee unanimously approved the preliminary reorganization plan and 27 revisions for the Clark County School District.

The committee spent numerous hours Tuesday in a meeting trying to figure out how to reorganize CCSD.

Under the proposed plan, each school would be independently run, and instead of the superintendent, the principal, a team of teachers, and parents would be in charge of hiring and budgeting.

There's no concrete answer on exactly how much it will cost to make the transition.

"It will put pressure on the legislature to address inadequate funding for the school system next session," said Michael Roberson,, Nevada State Senator for District 20. "We do need to invest more in education in Southern Nevada."

Some of the amendments also state that parents who join organizational teams won't be protected from lawsuits. Plus, only middle school and high school students will be able to join organizational teams... Read More

Metro searches for slot machine burglar in northwest valley

Metro says it needs the public's help to locate an alleged slot burglar. According to Metro Police, the suspect is connected to eight slot machine burglaries since May.

The burglaries happened at convenience stores in the northwest part of the Las Vegas valley and the city of North Las Vegas. In several incidents, the suspect is seen prying off the front panel of the machine using a crowbar.

Metro says the surveillance shows the suspect taking the cash box before he promptly exits the business. The suspect then drives away in a dark colored 4-door sedan (possibly a Toyota Corolla) which is missing the right front hubcap.

During other burglaries, the suspect was seen driving away in a 4-door sedan similar to a Dodge Intrepid, Metro said. The suspect is described as a white male adult standing approximately 6-feet tall... Read More