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Police seek help in finding 2014 kidnapping, robbery suspect

 HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson Police are hoping the public can help locate a man wanted for home invasion, kidnapping, robbery and burglary.

Police have identified the man wanted in connection with the crimes as Terreance Terrell Hardison. He is an African American man, 6-foot-1, weighing around 210 pounds and has chest tattoos.

The crimes took place on Jan. 12, 2014 at a home in the 1500 block of Villa Rica Drive near Eastern Avenue and Sun City Anthem Drive. The victim was a woman over the age of 65.

“We want to bring the man to justice and give the family of the victim some measure of closure. It is our hope that anyone who has any information in this case will come forward,” said Henderson Police Chief Patrick Moers.

Anyone with information is asked to call Henderson Police at (702)267-4793 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702)385-5555 or visit www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

Teen's suicide leaves unanswered questions

Coronado High School

HENDERSON, Nev. -- How does a parent spot the warning signs their child could be in danger of suicide? It's a question some families are asking after the suicide of a local teenager.

The 14-year-old girl, Megan Buckley, was a student at Coronado High School. Her body was discovered on the football field over the weekend.

The Clark County School District's crisis team is stepping in to help students who may be traumatized by the teen's death.

Buckley appeared involved in her school. 8 News NOW read Buckley's blog before it was made private Tuesday morning.  

On her blog, she referred to herself as an avid soccer player, straight A student, writer and artist. She also talked about how proud she was of her girlfriend.

Toddler pulled from pool in south valley neighborhood

LAS VEGAS -- A 3-year-old boy was pulled from a pool in a south valley neighborhood Sunday, according to Clark County Fire Department.

Fire officials said they received the call about the boy just after 3:30 p.m.

Fire officials said bystanders near the intersection of Silverado Ranch Boulevard and Bermuda Road saved the child -- before fire officials arrived -- by doing CPR.

When paramedics arrived, they said they found the child alive and in a lethargic state. The child was taken to St. Rose Dominican Hospital - Sienna Campus for further evaluation.

'Brady's Bill' to ease penalties of underage drinkers

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas mother is teaming up with a valley teen in an effort to change a Nevada law involving underage drinking.

Kimberly Caipa and 18-year-old Rose Asaf introduce State Senate Bill 464 to the State Senate Judiciary Committee Monday. SB 464, also known as 'Brady's Bill,' will give immunity to minors who were drinking if they end up having to call 911 to help a fellow teen.

"We want to stress that SB 464 addresses concerns about underage drinking by empowering young people to make the right and responsible decision to seek medical assistance without hesitation and without fear of legal consequences," said Rose Asaf, Nevada Youth Legislature.

Similar laws already exist in 23 states and the District of Columbia.

Bill would prevent smoking in cars with children present

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- A Nevada Assembly member is bringing forward legislation making it a crime to smoke tobacco in a car with a minor present.

Democratic Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle is sponsoring AB322, which was heard Thursday in the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

"It provides protection for the health and safety of children who cannot protect themselves," said Assemblyman Sprinkle.

The bill will prohibit motorists from smoking tobacco or electronic cigarettes in a moving or stopped car if there is a child under the age of 18 in the vehicle. The proposal would allow police to levy a $25 fine against smokers breaking the rule.

"It's kind of like child abuse," said Kameelah Purdom, supporter of AB322. "You're smoking with them in the car; you're damaging their health."

So far, the bill has the support of the medical community, including the Southern Nevada Health District.

Lawmakers examine bill to create prescription drug use database

State lawmakers are considering a new legislation that will try to put a stop to prescription drug abuse.  Senate Bill 114 was discussed by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee Monday. It requires pharmacists in Nevada to develop a comprehensive database to keep track of prescription meds given to patients.

Should it get passed, Senate Bill 114 would also give physicians better access to a patient's information in regards to their prescription drug history. Legislatures believe this could help keep doctors from overprescribing.

Recovering prescription drug addict, Angie Johnson said she couldn't make it through the day without the help of pain meds for nearly 10 years.

"I was on Methadone, Morphine, Percocet and Xanax all at the same time, and I was getting the maximum dose,” Johnson said.

Johnson said they were all prescribed to her by her doctor. However, she said it was also a doctor who got her help after noticing she was abusing drugs.

Nevada Senate upholds governor's gun background check veto

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- The Nevada Senate has upheld Gov. Brian Sandoval's 2013 veto of a bill that would have expanded background checks on gun purchases.

Senators voted along party lines Tuesday not to overturn the veto of SB221, which passed both houses of the Democrat-controlled Legislature two years ago. Republicans prevailed this time.

The measure would have required a background check almost any time a firearm changed hands, and would have barred defendants from having guns if their court cases ended with a finding of mental illness.

Sandoval said the bill would put unreasonable burdens on law-abiding Nevadans and do little to prevent criminals from getting guns.

Fourteen of 21 Senate votes were needed to revive the bill. The scenario was especially unlikely after Republicans took control of the Legislature.