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Nurses at St. Rose Hospital say ER not ready for Ebola

LAS VEGAS -- Two nurses at St. Rose Hospital say their emergency room isn't ready for Ebola. Management at the hospital tells 8 News NOW that is not true.

The nurses say they don't have the training and equipment to be ready in case an Ebola patient walks into the hospital.

Management says anyone on the front lines, who could be faced with an Ebola patient, has the resources they would need.

Both nurses wanted to remain anonymous.

“It's the scariest virus we will probably see for the first time in my life,” one nurse said. “It's definitely a threat.”

The nurses say the St. Rose Hospital where they work is not ready for Ebola and they're speaking out to fix that.

“We need to protect each other and protect the patient, protect the community,” one nurse said.

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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.

Lawmakers looking to give teeth to anti-bullying laws

LAS VEGAS -- A father who lost his daughter to suicide is suing the Clark County School District for failing to let him know she was the victim of bullying.

Now, two state lawmakers are working with him to put laws on the books to address the problem. If the lawmakers have their way, the district could face criminal charges for not telling a child's parents about bullying.

“The lack of change on behalf of the school district sometimes makes it feel like my voice is falling on deaf ears,” Jason Lamberth said. “The biggest concern is that there are no consequences for school employees when they fail to do what they're required to do.”

Lamberth's 13-year-old daughter Hailee took her own life last December. He says he later learned she was the victim of bullying, which her school was made aware of before her suicide.

By law, parents should be notified. Lamberth says he and his wife never were.

Henderson seeks entries for WinterFest

Henderson seeks entries for WinterFest

The holiday season is just around the corner and the city of Henderson is getting ready for its annual holiday celebration WinterFest.

The city is looking for entries for its evening light parade, Festival of Trees and gingerbread house competition.

The theme of this year’s celebration is It’s a Fairy Tale Christmas. The festival is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 11 through Saturday, Dec. 13. at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 Water Street.

The Festival of Trees will be limited to the first 12 applications. The evening light parade has three categories and prizes will be given to the top three entries for each category. The gingerbread houses must be 90 percent edible and made of gingerbread, icing and candies.

Each of the competitions have different application deadlines and rules. For more information, go to hendersonlive.com

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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.