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NLVPD investigating shooting at Canyon Springs High School; 1 person killed

North Las Vegas Police are investigating a fatal shooting at Canyon Springs High School which is located at 350 E. Alexander Road near N. 5th Street and E. Alexander Road.

According to officers, a juvenile was the person shot and killed.

The Clark County School District tweeted that the school was on lockdown.

Canyon Springs High School incident update pic.twitter.com/De4kUKORbe

-- CCSD (@ClarkCountySch) September 11, 2018

No other details were released, but everyone is being asked to stay away from the area.

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NLVPD identifies man accused of killing woman in domestic dispute

Police released the name and mugshot of the man accused of killing a woman inside a North Las Vegas apartment on Tuesday.

North Las Vegas Police said the incident started as a domestic dispute.

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, just after 2:00 pm, officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of East Lake Mead Boulevard regarding a woman who was down and not breathing.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a 38-year-old woman unresponsive inside of an apartment. Medical personnel arrived and pronounced the woman dead.

Detectives' preliminary investigation indicates the victim and suspect, 38-year-old Ernest Milton Smith Jr., were dating but got into an altercation.

Police said the injuries she suffered as a result of her physical fight with Smith caused her death.

Smith was booked at the Las Vegas City Detention Center for the charge of murder... Read More

NLVPD investigates homicide near Lake Mead and Pecos

North Las Vegas Police are investigating a homicide in the 3300 block of East Lake Mead Boulevard near E. Lake Mead and N. Pecos Road.

It happened around 2 p.m. when a neighbor heard a commotion and went downstairs to find a woman battered.

The police were called and the woman was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Officers are questioning the woman's husband.

No other details were released.

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North Las Vegas Police investigating shooting at Craig Ranch Park

North Las Vegas Police are investigating a deadly shooting at Craig Ranch Park.

Police said the victim is a male.

There wasn't much information released, but drivers should avoid the area.

8 News NOW has a reporter on the way to the scene. We'll have the latest on 8 News NOW at 11 p.m... Read More

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