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Henderson student arrests has some on edge

Henderson Police were at Green Valley High School Tuesday morning after a student was found on campus Monday with a loaded gun.

In a separate incident, another student was arrested for making violent threats against a different school in Henderson -- Foothill High School.

One student returning for the second day of school described the whole ordeal as a nightmare. He's just thankful staff members caught the student accused of bringing a loaded gun to Green Valley High and called police. The incident, kept under control and the student arrested.

"It was just crazy to hear about," said Logan Hampton, Green Valley High student. "I've never had to deal with anything like that no matter what school I've been to."

As students in Henderson adjust to a new school year, they're also coping with news about two unrelated potential school threats... Read More

Video circulating social media shows teens killing baby duck with rock

A violent video circulating on social media Friday shows three teens caught on camera killing what appears to be a baby duck. The teens used a rock during the violent act. WARNING: The video you're about to see is graphic.

The teens are believed to be students at Green Valley High in Henderson. It was another local student who reached out to 8 News NOW to show video of the incident.

Many students Channel 8 spoke with were outraged that anyone could even do something so horrific.

"I think the community needs to step up and get involved," said Linda Faso, a local animal rights activist.

According to Faso, something like this happens too often. She says we all have to work together to prevent animal abuse.

Faso works with organizations across the country to fight for the creatures who can't stand up for themselves.

"It's really the tip of the iceberg of what's happening with cruelty today," Faso said... Read More

Henderson mayor meets with community to talk about public safety

Just a day after unanimously approving the Henderson Strong plan focusing on growth over the next 20 years, Mayor Debra March spent the morning talking with her new constituents.

The meeting at Henderson Multigenerational Center Thursday is the first of a new series aimed at reaching the heart of the community.

Speaking to a packed house in Henderson, Mayor Debra March held the first of her "March On" meetings as mayor. She is hearing from residents about their major concerns and issues.

"I prepared a 100-day plan based on the 50 town hall meetings that I conducted throughout the community, I heard what the communities concerns were and the major one was public safety so my commitment in the 100-day plan was actually to invite the community into to talk about public safety issues," Mayor March said... Read More

WARNING: Scammers use NHP and names of charitable groups to seek donations

Scammers are preying on the kind hearts of Nevada residents, and they're using the Nevada Highway Patrol to do it.

NHP said it had received several complaints from citizens who said they were being solicited for donations on behalf of various police charitable originations.

NHP said the scam artists use a local phone number to conduct the con, and according to some callers, they were solicited from someone posing as a representative of the American Association of State Troopers, along with the Officer Down Charities for the Nevada Highway Patrol and the Nevada Highway Patrol itself.

When a person refuses to donate, NHP said witnesses told them the scammer would threaten unfair treatment from Troopers in the future.

"We want the community to be aware of this fraudulent activity and be sure to protect their personal information," NHP said... Read More

Jewelry store employee killed by security guard identified

The employee killed during a jewelry store robbery has been identified as 57-year-old Kimberlee Ann Kincaid-Hill of Henderson.

According to the Clark County Coroner's officer, she died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Kincaid-Hill was accidentally shot by a security guard at Jared The Galleria of Jewelry on Sunset Road Saturday around 8:45 p.m., police said.

The suspected robber ran from the store and is still at large. He is described as a black man between 5-foot-6 inches tall, between 140 to 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red and black hoodie, black pants and a dark-colored hat or beanie.

The suspect is facing a murder charge as a killing was committed during the commission of a robbery or attempted robbery... Read More

New opioid study focuses on Nevada teens

A study is underway to better understand the on-going prescription drug abuse crisis in the Las Vegas valley.

And this survey is targeting teens.

This is one of the first, if not the only study in Nevada, that is taking a closer look at the opioid drug abuse issue among teenagers.

Current surveys typically ask students if they use drugs and how long they have been using drugs. This study will be more in-depth. It will look at patterns of behaviors and motivations for drug use.

"I've noticed that there's a lot more drug-related activity in high school than there is in junior high," said Mariel English, Green Valley High School student.

English is a freshman at Green Valley High School, which is the first campus to be surveyed for the new study analyzing opioid abuse among local youth. Almost 1,000 students participated.

"I've had a few friends try it before," English said... Read More

New program to register home surveillance systems with Metro

For the first time, Metro is asking valley homeowners to notify them if they have a home surveillance system.

It will make it easier for them to look for video when a crime is committed.

Currently, when officers respond to a crime scene, they have to look around for any cameras that might have picked something up. It takes time to find the owners and look at the video.

If people with security cameras register with the department, police will have a list of addresses and contact numbers so they can quickly ask permission to see video that often helps solve crimes. The new program is called Vegas SafeCam and is already in use in Philadelphia, Buffalo, and Salt Lake City.

Registering your surveillance system with the department is completely voluntary. However, the more privately owned cameras they have on record, the more effective the program will be... Read More