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Valley dog survives coyote attack

A dog is lucky to be alive after a coyote attack. Local wildlife experts say more of these animals are roaming the valley this time of year and going into neighborhoods to target pets.

The coyote attack against the 6-year-old Yorkshire terrier named Dylan happened outside the animal's Summerlin home in December.

"He was a split second away from being eaten, when I got there," said Dylan's owner Ira Urgenson. "I call him my New Year's miracle."

Urgenson says he is holding Dylan a little closer these days.

"I thought he was a goner. Who retrieves their dog when a coyote takes off with them?" he said.

The traumatic scenario is becoming increasingly common in the valley.

"To a coyote, a cat or a dog is just another animal," said Doug Nielsen with the Nevada Department of Wildlife. "They just see that it's got four legs, and it looks edible. So, they will take it."... Read More

42 teachers hired for CCSD this month, hundreds of spots left to fill

Nevada is still dealing with a state-wide teacher shortage. In Clark County alone, the school district needs to fill about 700 teaching spots.

Governor Sandoval's office signed an emergency regulation to help with the shortage. A representative of CCSD said it's too early to gauge how successful the governor's provisional licensure program has been thus far, but Michael Gentry, Interim Human Resources Chief for CCSD, did tell 8 News NOW that compared to last February, his team has hired double the amount of teachers.

"We are starting to see the tracking, and I think a certain percentage, maybe the bulk of it is thanks to the provisional licensing," said Gentry.

Dominque De Biasio is from Columbus, Ohio, and this is her first year teaching in Las Vegas at Hal Smith Elementary... Read More

Officer taken to hospital overnight

A Metro police officer was taken to the hospital overnight after arresting a teenager.

It happened just before 1 a.m. near Buffalo Drive and Summerlin Parkway.

Officers say a naked teenager jumped on a vehicle, and acted aggressive toward police. Investigators took him into custody. Police say the teen then kicked the officer.

Both the suspect and the officer were taken to the hospital for evaluation... Read More

Man, teen injured in early morning shooting

Metro police are investigating an early morning shooting and home invasion.

It happened at a home on Garden Glen Lane near Hualapai Way and Desert Inn Road.

Investigators say an adult male and teenage victim were shot when someone forced their way into the home. The suspects took off before police arrived on scene.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.... Read More

Trump, Sanders win presidential primaries in New Hampshire

The New Hampshire primary winners are Donald Trump on the Republican side and Bernie Sanders in the Democratic race. Each took the top spot after second-place finishes in the Iowa caucuses.

Trump's first victory of the 2016 White House race means he's no longer a political rookie but the front-runner for his party's presidential nomination. And the win for Sanders completes his rise from presidential long shot to legitimate challenger for the Democratic nomination against Hillary Clinton... Read More

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like "September," ''Shining Star" and "Boogie Wonderland," died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his brother Verdine said.

White, who was 74, suffered from Parkinson's Disease and had retreated from the public even as the band he founded kept performing.

"My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last night in his sleep," Verdine White, also a member of the band, told The Associated Press on Thursday. "While the world has lost another great musician and legend, our family asks that our privacy is respected as we start what will be a very difficult and life changing transition in our lives. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes."... Read More

Wallet relief: Gas prices drop around the country

U.S. gas prices are at their lowest levels since 2009, according to GasBuddy.com.

Gas prices have continued their decline, falling below $1.80 per gallon which is low, but there's room for gas prices to continue to decline due to a weak seasonal demand.

According to GasBuddy.com's research, $1.79 a gallon, February's start at the pump is the cheapest February start since 2004. In the state of Nevada, we're averaging about $2.28 a gallon which is still pretty cheap, but nowhere near the middle states, averaging as low as $1.21 in some areas.

Other states still averaging over $2 a gallon:

Oregon ($2.01)

New York ($2.05)

Washington ($2.16)

Alaska ($2.39)

California ($2.58)

Hawaii ($2.63)

So what's causing the low gas prices?

Gas Buddy says while the price of crude oil has rebounded, high gasoline supply has so far prevented widespread increases in gas prices... Read More