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Lockdown at Ober Elementary lifted

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LAS VEGAS -- The lockdown at Ober Elementary School was lifted Thursday just before 3: 25 p.m., according to authorities.

The school was on lockdown due to a threat that came in around 2 p.m.  Metro Police said someone called the school threatening to bring a gun onto the campus.

Ober Elementary is located at 3035 Desert Marigold Lane near Desert Inn Road and Town Center Drive.

The school was originally scheduled to release students at 3:31 p.m.

Hit-and-run driver who allegedly aimed car at police ID'd

 LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police have identified the driver accused of trying to take down two police officers Wednesday.

According to police, as Alexander Martinez was leaving the scene of a hit-and-run crash at Summerlin Parkway and Durango Drive around 6 a.m., he was spotted by two officers near the intersection of Durango and Westcliff.

The officers attempted to stop Martinez's car, but he tried to ram their squad car and fled the area, police said. A short time later, Martinez crashed his car into a wall at the intersection of Charles Turk Drive and Stapleton Avenue.

When officers arrived at the scene, the vehicle was on fire, but Martinez was gone. Metro said he fled on foot.

Martinez was found at a home in the area and arrested. He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on one count of Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Poor education in So. Nevada scares prospective businesses

LAS VEGAS -- The poor quality of the Southern Nevada school system may be keeping away prospective businesses that wanted to move to Las Vegas.



Family, friends remember victims of triple shooting at vigil

LAS VEGAS -- Family and friends of Cory Childers honored the 21-year-old and two other shooting victims at a vigil at Avellino Park in Henderson Thursday night.

Childers, 33-year-old Veronica Caldwell and her daughter Yvonne Reyes, 18, were all shot and killed Tuesday night by Caldwell's 21-year-old husband, police said. The incident unfolded during a domestic dispute between Caldwell and her 21-year-old spouse.

“My son was at the wrong place at the wrong time,” said Alyse Childers-Wiley, Cory Childers' mother.

Childers-Wiley's son was dating Reyes. Officers said the three victims were leaving the apartment complex in the 2200 block of South Fort Apache Road when the husband opened fire.

Metro said the husband then turned the gun on himself.  Police said he is in the hospital but not expected to survive.  However, two family members of Caldwell and Reyes told 8 News NOW the suspect has died.







Murder victim remembered by co-workers

Triple murder victim Corey Childers.

LAS VEGAS -- Cory Childers, one of the three victims shot and killed Tuesday night, is being remembered by co-workers.

Childers was in an apartment complex in the 2200 block of South Fort Apache Road with his girlfriend, 18-year-old Yvonne Rose Reyes and her 33-year-old mother Veronica Caldwell when they were shot and killed. Metro Police said the gunman is Caldwell's 21-year-old husband who was hospitalized after he turned the gun on himself.

Giustina Voyson worked with Childers as an assistant server at Nacho Daddy in Summerlin.

“He (speaking of a co-worker) said Cory was shot this morning, and so my immediate reaction was, ‘Okay, well where is he? Where do we go to visit him?' That's when he said, ‘he's not here anymore,'” Voyson said.

“I think everybody is trying to grasp what happened because it just doesn't seem real,” said William Beardmore, Nacho Daddy co-worker. “Cory was larger than life. He was a big part of this place.”

Car crashes into Metro motorcycle, driver arrested

 LAS VEGAS --  The driver involved in a wreck that closed eastbound Summerlin Parkway Tuesday morning was arrested for suspicion of DUI.

Traffic lanes on eastbound Summerlin Parkway were closed at Buffalo Drive for more than three hours while Nevada Highway Patrol investigated the crash.

According to NHP, a Metro motorcycle officer pulled over an SUV for a traffic stop around 6:40 a.m.  A few moments later, a red Honda driven by Brandon Harris, 30, struck the officer's motorcycle and the SUV. At the time of the wreck, the officer was standing to the side of his motorcycle and was not injured. 

NHP arrested the Harris for suspicion of DUI.

Jeb Bush distances himself from family at Las Vegas visit

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is distancing himself from his family as he courts senior citizens in Nevada, the first stop in a national tour aimed at key states on the presidential primary calendar.

The leading Republican White House prospect was asked about his family connections during a Monday appearances at a Las Vegas retirement community. Bush is the son and brother of former presidents.

"Do you have brothers and sisters?" Bush asked his questioner. "Are you exactly the same?"

The crowd of roughly 300 applauded the answer.

The appearance marks a new phase in Bush's campaign strategy. He's been focused almost exclusively on raising money behind closed doors in recent months.

Bush is scheduled to appear in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina in the coming weeks.