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Advisory Committee approves preliminary reorganization plan, 27 revisions for CCSD

The Advisory Committee unanimously approved the preliminary reorganization plan and 27 revisions for the Clark County School District.

The committee spent numerous hours Tuesday in a meeting trying to figure out how to reorganize CCSD.

Under the proposed plan, each school would be independently run, and instead of the superintendent, the principal, a team of teachers, and parents would be in charge of hiring and budgeting.

There's no concrete answer on exactly how much it will cost to make the transition.

"It will put pressure on the legislature to address inadequate funding for the school system next session," said Michael Roberson,, Nevada State Senator for District 20. "We do need to invest more in education in Southern Nevada."

Some of the amendments also state that parents who join organizational teams won't be protected from lawsuits. Plus, only middle school and high school students will be able to join organizational teams... Read More

Man sentenced to 4 years in DUI death case

A Las Vegas man who pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and killing a man was sentenced from four to 10 years in prison.

Gary Richard Adair Jr., 24, struck and killed Kadar Brown, 38, while he was changing a flat tire on U.S. 95 near the Summerlin exit in March 2014.

The case made headlines when Brown's great-grandmother Lindona Thompson attacked Adair in a court hallway and was charged with misdemeanor battery. She was fined $100... Read More

4 seriously injured in early morning crash

Four people were taken to the hospital early Saturday morning with serious injuries following a crash near Vegas and Buffalo drives.

The accident happened around 5:30 a.m. after a car ran a red light. Three vehicles were involved in the crash... Read More

NHP investigating fatal car wreck near Red Rock Canyon

Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly overnight wreck near the entrance of Red Rock Canyon.

According to NHP, two women in their 20's were driving in a Chevy Tahoe along SR 159 just before 2: 30 a.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle and the car rolled over several times.

The driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected out of the SUV. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The passenger was wearing a seatbelt. She was transported to UMC and is in serious condition, according to officials.

Troopers don't believe alcohol played a role in the crash.

No other vehicles were involved in the wreck.

This is the second fatal car wreck in the past three days for NHP where someone was not wearing a seatbelt. ... Read More

NV Energy files proposal with PUCN to grandfather in private rooftop solar customers

NV Energy filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) a proposal Wednesday to grandfather-in eligible private rooftop solar customers.

In its filing, NV Energy requests that customers who had installed a private system prior to December 31, 2015, remain on the previously approved net metering rates for 20 years. The company also asks that customers who had an active and approved application to interconnect a system pending on December 31, 2015, remain on previous net metering rates. ... Read More

Keeping your neighborhood safe

Homicides are up by nearly 70 percent across the Las Vegas valley, and violent crime overall is up by nearly 20 percent when you compare the numbers this year to last year.

In addition to homicides, sexual assaults, robberies, and assault and batteries are also trending higher. But that's not all.

The Las Metropolitan Police Department saw an increase of calls for squatters in all area commands last year except for the northwest which had a nearly 11 percent reduction.

8 News NOW wants to help you protect yourself and your neighborhood, so for an entire week, we've committed ourselves to producing reports that will give you a leg up when it comes to keeping your neighborhood safe.

Monday -- City to revisit law on short term rentals... Read More

Thousands show their patriotism in Summerlin Parade

Floats, giant balloons, and bands entertained thousands of people who showed up to see Summerlin's Patriotic Parade Monday morning.

More than 30,000 smiling faces packed the streets of Summerlin for the 22nd annual parade, turning it into a sea of red, white and blue.

SLIDESHOW: Summerlin Parade draws thousands

8 News Now Anchors Sherry Swensk and Brian Loftus MC'd the event.

The tradition of the Patriotic Parade is to honor veterans, active military members, and the community. Dozens of colorful and creative floats greeted families and spectators from all over the valley.

"We come almost every year, said Kristen Knight, parade attendee. "We love it."

Fan favorites include the Danza Del Carrizo Dancers, marching bands and inflatables. Several new floats featuring popular movie characters such as Storm Troopers were major crowd-pleasers... Read More