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WEB EXTRA: Politics NOW Host Steve Sebelius explains NLV Constable issue

There may soon be a shake up in the City of North Las Vegas. According to the Clark County website, Clark County Commissioners are expected to force the North Las Vegas Police Constable, Robert Eliason, from office.

Eliason, who was elected in 2015, has failed in his attempts to become a certified police officer, so next Wednesday, the commission will decide whether to vacate the position altogether or fill the post.

Politics NOW Host Steve Sebelius breaks it all down... Read More

NLV Police Constable may be forced from office

8 News NOW has learned that there may soon be a shake up in the City of North Las Vegas.
Sources say Clark County Commissioners are expected to force the North Las Vegas Police Constable from office.

Robert Eliason, who was elected in 2015, has failed in his attempts to become a certified police officer, so next Wednesday, the commission will decide whether to vacate the position altogether or fill the post.

8 News NOW has reached out to the City of North Las Vegas for a statement, but none of the calls have were returned... Read More

NLV police have new crime-solving tool

There's futuristic technology now in the hands of North Las Vegas police investigators and they're the only ones in southern Nevada to have this type of tool.

The department unveiled its new 3-D crime scene mapping gadget exclusively to 8 News NOW.

The new 3-D mapping tool gives investigators a 360-degree view of crime scenes. When looking at a car with bullet holes, it can show the angle of the shots. It gives detectives an idea of what the scene looked like from the driver's seat.

It's just the beginning of what the CSI technology can do.

While it may not look like much as first glance, the small box is revolutionizing how North Las Vegas police investigate crime scenes.

Until now, investigators like Dana Marks only had one chance to get it right and collect every bit of evidence she could at a crime scene.

Now this 3-D laser scanner preserves the scene virtually... Read More

Missing 'baby girl Jackson' possibly found, left at church in NLV

The search for a missing four-month-old girl may be over. According to spiritual leaders in North Las Vegas, "baby girl Jackson" was dropped off at the church Wednesday, safe and sound.

Church members of 'Portals To Glory' said they were in the middle of dinner at its youth service, when out of nowhere, two people knocked on the door, saying they had "baby girl Jackson."

"He was very calm. He wasn't real excited, he talked to me very gentle," said Elder Kelvin Ray, Portals to Glory Church. "The young lady who came with him to bring the items for the baby, I've never seen her before. They just came here in the sanctuary and put the baby down and gave us the bags and walked away."... Read More

NLVPD hopes new officers will help in combating crime

As many as 40 new police officers will soon join the North Las Vegas Police Department, and it's happening at a time when the agency is kicking it into gear to combat a significant amount of crime.

In fact, there have been several shootings over the past few days. This week along, there was a fatal shooting Tuesday near Civic Center Drive and Cheyenne Avenue, and on Wednesday a teenager was just shot in the area of Commerce Street and W. Craig Road.

Cheyenne and Civic Center Drive is what North Las Vegas Police call a hot spot for crime.

In Tuesday's shooting, a man was killed when he was shot several times inside a car in broad daylight.

A resident who in the before the murder said crime, in general, is on the rise in that area... Read More

Study: Drug, alcohol popular at music festivals

More than 32 million people go to a music festival every year, but along with music something else is prevalent at some of these festivals -- drugs and alcohol.

We're just a few weeks away from one of the biggest music festivals in the country, the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, and according to analysis by Detox.net, EDC is ranked fourth overall for the most amount of drug and alcohol mentions on social media.

The study analyzed 6 million Instagram posts and hashtags over the past two years from music festivals around the world and then scoured the data looking for mentions of substances like drugs and alcohol.

While EDC is fourth overall for mentions of substances, it also comes in at number 3 out of all festivals for mentions of MDMA, Molly or ecstasy with 8.7 percent of posts mentioning the illegal drug... Read More

Teen hospitalized after shooting in North Las Vegas

Police investigated a shooting in North Las Vegas Wednesday afternoon.

It happened around 2:35 p.m. in the 100 block of San Miguel. The closest major intersection to this area is N. Commerce Street and W. Craig Road.

Police said a male teen suffered gunshot wounds to the lower part of his body, but the injuries were non-life threatening.

The teen was taken to University Medical Center for treatment.

No word on what happened before the shooting, but North Las Vegas Police say it may be connected to a crash that happened at I-15 and Cheyenne Avenue.

Three people were detained by police for questioning in the shooting.

This is a developing story. ... Read More