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Metro Investigating a Stabbing Death at Apartment Complex

LAS VEGAS -- Police are investigating the stabbing death of a woman in an apartment complex near Tropicana Ave. and Lindell Road.

At around midnight on Tuesday, a roommate discovered the woman's body when entering the apartment and called 911. 

Police say that the boyfriend of the victim, a cab driver, fled the scene in his taxi. He drove to the area of US-95 and College Drive in Henderson where he pulled over and stepped into traffic. He was struck by a car and taken to Sunrise Hospital where he later died.

Police are investigating the case as a murder-suicide.

Low Cost Plan Allows Business to Stay Afloat

LAS VEGAS -- While hundreds of stores around southern Nevada have closed down during the economic meltdown, there is one small business that has weathered the storm. The owner say they've managed to stay open because of some smart business strategies and a really good product.

They are the owners of Levity Gourmet Marshmallows, and neither of them have a business degree. Nor do any of them own any books on how to run a shop. And anyone opening a business these days could learn a thing or two from them.

Almost every store in their Henderson shopping mall is closed down.

"The idea of selling gourmet marshmallows is definitely something unique and probably not what either of us would have anticipated as a life path," said shop owner Elisabeth Papadopoulos

Las Vegas Marijuana Shop Closed After Federal Raid

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Las Vegas consulting firm that says it helps clients obtain medical marijuana has lost its business license amid allegations that it illegally sold the drug.

Dr. Reefer advertises on billboards around Las Vegas.

Clark County revoked the company business license Thursday after Las Vegas police reported that undercover officers bought marijuana from it between December 2009 and September 2010.

The report to county commissioners came after police and federal drug enforcement officers raided the business in September. No arrests were made.

Nevada law allows patients to use marijuana grown at home with a doctor's approval.

But the drug can't be legally bought or sold for medicinal purposes.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada says the county acted improperly by shuttering the business without proof of wrongdoing.

Group Alleges Inequality in High School Sports

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County School District now finds itself having to defend against accusations its unfair to female athletes. The district is the target of a federal complaint filed by a women's law group.

Taylor Lommason is a sophomore soccer player at Silverado High School.

"There's not really a lot of support from the school. The principal doesn't even know we have soccer games," she said. "I think they should start putting up posters and saying you should come to the games. They're good -- especially home games. We play and have three people in the stands watching us. It's just not fun."

CCSD declined requests to interview high school principals. A federal complaint filed by the National Women's Law Center accused Clark County and 11 other nationwide school districts with neglecting to create equal sports opportunities for girls.

Cool at School: Coronado Students Help Others

LAS VEGAS -- Donating blood saves lives but for some it's not easy to do and that's why getting started at a young age is so important.

Student at Coronado High school lined up recently to give when their school had a blood drive. Coronado seniors are taking advantage of the opportunity.

The students 8 NewsNOW talked to say it's not about "getting out of class," it's more about helping others.

United Blood Services says efforts like this help keep it on target with its blood collection.

Henderson Residents Asked for Feedback

HENDERSON --  The city of Henderson will be mailing surveys out to residents next week asked for feedback on city services.

"This outreach allows us to gauge citizen satisfaction with city services and make targeted improvements where needed," said Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen. "It gives us an opportunity to hear what our residents feel on a variety of issues and helps us know where we ought to be focusing our efforts."

Residents not selected to take part in the random survey can provide feedback by completing the survey online at www.cityofhenderson.com.

 

Halloween Events 2010

If you're looking for something spooky to do for Halloween, here is a listing of haunted houses and Trick-or-Treating events around the Las Vegas valley that are sure to please all ages.

Binion's Haunted Casino 
Located at Binion's on Fremont Street. Open Thursday through Sunday from 7 p.m. - midnight and Tuesdays Through Sundays starting Oct. 26. Admission is $19.99 for two tickets. Call 538-4220 for more information.

Monster Mayhem and FunTown Fright at Boca Park and Galleria Sunset Mall
Located at Boca Park Shopping Center on the southeast corner of Rampart and Alta and also at the Galleria Sunset Mall in Henderson. Opens at 7 p.m. Admission is $15. Click here for more details.