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Unidentified flying object seen in Vegas sky

8 News NOW has received numerous reports of some sort of a fireball that shot across the Vegas Valley sky. Some think it was a meteorite, but at this point, it's unclear what it was.

All 8 News NOW can confirm is that it wasn't an airplane, according to a tweet by Clark County. 8 News NOW is working hard to figure out what the unidentified flying object was was.

Did you see it? If you did, please share your photos and video by emailing us at pix@lasvegasnow.com. ... Read More

Henderson intersection getting major upgrade

A heavily traveled road in Henderson is getting $16.8 million in major upgrades thanks to the fuel revenue indexing. That's money generated when you fill up your gas tank.

The improvements will take place near Volunteer Boulevard and Executive Airport Drive.

Officials held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday to kick off the project which will widen Volunteer Boulevard.

The intersection was chosen because of its location and the expected future residential growth.

"We're adding two more lanes and doing some flood control improvements and also resurfacing the airport road and adding bike lanes," said Deborah March, Henderson city councilwoman and vice chair of the RTC.

March says the project also includes drainage improvements to help prevent flooding and resurfacing Executive Airport Drive to St. Rose Parkway... Read More

Henderson intersection getting major upgrade

A heavily traveled road in Henderson is getting $16.8 million in major upgrades thanks to the fuel revenue indexing. That's money generated when you fill up your gas tank.

The improvements will take place near Volunteer Boulevard and Executive Airport Drive.

Officials held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday to kick off the project which will widen Volunteer Boulevard.

The intersection was chosen because of its location and the expected future residential growth.

"We're adding two more lanes and doing some flood control improvements and also resurfacing the airport road and adding bike lanes," said Deborah March, Henderson city councilwoman and vice chair of the RTC.

March says the project also includes drainage improvements to help prevent flooding and resurfacing Executive Airport Drive to St. Rose Parkway... Read More

NDOC: Inmate escaped custody from Pioche Conservation Camp

The Nevada Department of Corrections says an inmate has escaped from custody.

According to the NDOC, 37-year-old Jeremy Bryson walked away from the Pioche Conservation Camp Tuesday evening around 5:29 p.m.

The camp is a minimum custody facility located in Pioche, NV nearly three hours north of Las Vegas.

Authorities said Bryson has been at the Pioche Conservation Camp since Oct. 21. He was transferred from Clark County where he was arrested for burglary.

Bryson has a medium build, and he is 5 feet 10 inches tall, with blue eyes and brown hair. He is also said to have multiple tattoos.

Authorities believe Bryson may be headed south on Highway 93.

Anyone with information on whereabouts of Jeremy Bryson is asked to call 911 or their local law enforcement agency... Read More

I-Team: Police and diversity, does racial bias play a role?

Numbers suggest that African-American men are more likely than their white counterparts to be killed by police gunfire. But how great is the disparity? That's the question on a lot of people's minds.

The 8 News NOW I-Team spoke to a local expert on police tactics and training and asked him that very question.

John Peters runs the institute for the prevention of in-custody deaths in Henderson. Peters says the available data indicates African-American men are disproportionately more likely than white men to be killed by police.

Peters says it's hard to determine how much of a role racial bias plays -- even in the most recent incident in Chicago.

"Whether this was a racially motivated incident -- only the officer would truly know that, but it certainly didn't do anyone justice the way this took place, and it certainly would add fuel to that argument that this is white-on-black -- no doubt about it," Peters said... Read More

Nevada unemployment rate falls to new 7-year low

Nevada's unemployment rate has fallen to a new seven-year low.

The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Wednesday that the jobless rate in October was 6.6 percent, which is the lowest it's been since June 2008.

October marked the 56th straight month that the unemployment rate has declined year-over-year. Nevada added a seasonally adjusted 6,200 jobs in October, and the number of jobs is up more than 42,000 compared with the same time a year ago.

Gov. Brian Sandoval said 2015 has been a solid year for Nevada's job market, and he said he was committed to helping further diversify the state's economy... Read More

Nevada unemployment rate falls to new 7-year low

Nevada's unemployment rate has fallen to a new seven-year low.

The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Wednesday that the jobless rate in October was 6.6 percent, which is the lowest it's been since June 2008.

October marked the 56th straight month that the unemployment rate has declined year-over-year. Nevada added a seasonally adjusted 6,200 jobs in October, and the number of jobs is up more than 42,000 compared with the same time a year ago.

Gov. Brian Sandoval said 2015 has been a solid year for Nevada's job market, and he said he was committed to helping further diversify the state's economy... Read More