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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

Happy Nevada Day! Celebrating the day Nevada was added to the Union

Happy Nevada Day! Nevada Day is a state holiday that is celebrated across the entire state of Nevada.

Nevada Day commemorated the admission of the state of Nevada into the union on Oct. 31, 1864. However, since the 2000s the holiday has always been celebrated on the last Friday of the month.

On Nevada Day holiday all state, county and city government offices are closed, along with most schools and libraries. Some private businesses, like banks, also close to commemorate the holiday.

Here are some facts about Nevada Day courtesy of Piktochart.com:... Read More

Voters set record numbers first 2 days of early voting

As a key swing state, Nevada's votes really count for the 2016 election. Early voting started Saturday, Oct. 22, and according to Clark County, residents hit the polls in record numbers.

More than 70,000 people cast their ballots. Flor Cordona was one of those votes.

Cardona said she voted Saturday for the first time in her life.

"Sixteen years ago I didn't have papers; I didn't have a language; I didn't have nothing," Cardona said. "I only have dreams."

Cardona's pushing for other Latino's to vote early. However, Cardona isn't the only person making a push during early voting.

Both Democrats and Republicans have also made a final push across the state to sway voters who haven't made up their minds yet.

"Now is the time to really voice your concerns with what's happening with our country and the direction that you would like to see it going," said Catherine Cortez Masto, D-NV, United States Senate candidate... Read More

Surveillance video captures robbery at Henderson pizzeria

An expensive problem seems to be growing for small business owners in Green Valley.

Alfredo Calderon, the owner of Gators Pizza, says he's a small time business owner, just trying to make a living.

"The reason I built this place was to be able to have a pizza place that serves the community," Calderon said.

But it's a task that can be almost impossible these days.

"It was just shocking -- like a vacuum," Calderon said. "You feel like someone has just ripped you off out of your heart."

The father and son duo just celebrated their one year anniversary with gators pizza. Calderon said he hoped it'd be a spot Green Valley High School students could go and unwind after school.

"They always complained that they didn't have a place to go," Calderon said.

However, the excitement dissipated over the weekend... Read More

New hospital to open soon in Henderson

A new Henderson hospital will open its doors at the end of October. 8 News NOW got a inside look at the state-of-the-art technology that will be using to provide quality healthcare to valley patients.

The Henderson Hospital will open to the public on Oct. 31 and there will be 130 beds for patients. It will be located at Galleria Drive and Gibson Road, just off of U.S. 95. The construction of the hospital is part of a much bigger plan. More construction is in the works surrounding the hospital including other healthcare facilities and new entertainment and retail space.

It's been about 15 months since ground broke for the Henderson hospital.

"There's been a tremendous amount of effort," said Sam Kaufman, CEO, Henderson Hospital. "Almost 1,500 people have gone in to build this hospital." ... Read More

Nevada Supreme Court ruling brings ESA program to a standstill

The Nevada Supreme Court has put a halt to the controversial ESA program.

The court found Nevada's Education Savings Account program doesn't violate the state constitution however the funding under the bill that created the program is in question.

Justices issued a 4-2 ruling on Thursday calling for a permanent injunction on the program, which was on hold on a temporary basis.

The ruling says the program authorized last spring by the Nevada Legislature did not have its own dedicated funding source and is unlawfully drawing on money allocated for public schools in the state's Distributive School Account. It would have allowed parents to use public school dollars to pay for private school tuition... Read More

Local Olympian Connor Fields pulls off ultimate surprise for 5th grader and class

Henderson resident Connor Fields proves time and time again why he's a true Olympian.

Two days after he returned home from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janiero, he visited a child by the name of Charlie Mendoza. Fields met Charlie about three years ago after he had brain surgery.

Charlie was fighting brain cancer, so he had to have surgery on his brain to remove a tumor.

However, the surgery paralyzed him. Fields said he received a call from Charlie's dad, Mr. Mendoza, asking him to come to their house and hang out with Charlie to get his spirits up.

Fields said after hanging out with Charlie, he told him, "when you can walk again, I'm going to teach you how to ride a bike."

Charlie's father said the day Fields left his house his son went from crawling to walking. Now, Charlie is in the 5th grade, walking and thriving at Green Valley Christian Academy... Read More