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Parents suing school district over daughter's death from bullying

LAS VEGAS -- Details of how a teenage girl from Henderson was bullied to death are now laid out in a new lawsuit.

The parents of 13-year-old Hailee Lamberth are suing the Clark County School District saying it failed to protect their daughter, who took her own life nearly one year ago.

The 28-page lawsuit was filed Tuesday.

In it, Jason Lamberth claims his daughter Hailee may still be alive today if CCSD had a tougher policy to prevent bullying.

Now, he and other parents who say their children were also tormented in school are banding together in hopes of bringing about change.

Lamberth says just hours before his daughter Hailee killed herself last December there were no signs that anything was wrong.

"Earlier that day she sent a text to me and my wife saying that she got student of the month in math," Lamberth said.

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Driving You Crazy: Bumpy stretch of Wigwam at Pecos

HENDERSON, Nev. - Rebecca says the left turn lane from Wigwam Parkway to northbound Pecos Road is so bumpy it's ridiculous. She asks if the road can be repaved.

Traffic8 contacted the City of Henderson. City representatives say crews will repave that area, but that's not all the work to be done.

Work on those lanes is part of Henderson's Pecos Project which will fix Pecos from Windmill Parkway to Robindale Road. The design plans are nearly complete and Henderson's public information officer says bids for construction should go out in 30 to 35 days.

Drivers can expect construction to start in four to five months. Once construction begins, drivers should take Eastern Avenue or Green Valley Parkway to avoid potential slow downs.

What's driving you crazy? E-mail your traffic questions and complaints to Demetria Obilor.

Curling iron to blame for fire at South Point hotel-casino

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LAS VEGAS -- Officials with the Clark County Fire Department said they were called out Saturday afternoon to investigate a fire at the South Point Hotel Casino and Spa.  

The call came in just before 1:30 p.m. after people reported the smell of smoke coming from a room on the tenth floor. Clark County Fire said the call first went out as a 2-alarm fire, but shortly after, the second alarm was dropped.

When crews arrived, they said they found a smoldering electronic device, which led them to believe there was a small fire.  However, there wasn't any other damage, officials said.

A representative with South Point released a statement: 

Bail set in alleged crossing guard assault

LAS VEGAS - A Las Vegas Justice Court judge set bail for the two people accused of assaulting a school crossing guard.The judge set bail Thursday morning for Adam Kondrat and Sabrina Torres at $200,000 each. Their preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 29.

Witnesses say the crossing guard tried to stop Kondrat and Torres as they sped through a school zone near Gary Avenue and Maryland Parkway. Police say the two got out of their car and attacked the guard.

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

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Henderson Police getting money for Joining Forces events

Henderson Police received more than $100,000 in federal funding to conduct Joining Forces events over the next year.

The department will conduct 15 Joining Forces patrols between Oct. 19, 2014 and Sept. 7, 2015. Officers will be focusing on traffic safety by targeting impaired and distracted drivers, pedestrian safety, speeding and seat belt use.

The grant will be used to pay for the costs of extra staffing for the patrols will last about two weeks. 

2 accused of attacking Las Vegas school crossing guard

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities in Las Vegas say a 21-year-old man and his 22-year-old girlfriend are facing criminal charges in an attack on a school crossing guard who witnesses say waved them to a stop as they sped through a school zone.

Police say an off-duty railroad police officer received several stitches for a facial injury suffered when he intervened as Adam Patrick Kondrat and Sabrina J. Torres attacked the crossing guard just after 8 a.m. Monday at an intersection several miles southeast of the Las Vegas Strip.

The crossing guard was treated at a hospital for cuts and bruises.

Kondrat and Torres were held Tuesday at the Clark County jail pending an initial court appearance. Police say both weren't available for interviews and haven't yet received lawyers.

 

Henderson intersection closed by 6 car crash reopens

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A crash involving six cars Saturday afternoon closed the intersection of Stephanie Street and Warm Springs Road, Henderson Police said.

According to police, one of the vehicles was traveling southbound on Stephanie Street, when the driver failed to yield and T-boned another vehicle that was stopped on Warm Springs Road. Officers said the two vehicles then collided with four other vehicles.

Three people were taken to the hospital with  non life-threatening injuries, police said.

The road reopened shortly before 4 p.m.