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Knowing your neighbors could limit crime

Burglars brazen enough to hit a house in broad daylight may be shocking, people like Billy Lowman say it happens all too often.

Lowman said his neighborhood has had a number of break-ins despite the fact that many of the homes have security systems.

"I know a couple houses that this has happened to, that house over there (Lowman points to a neighbor's home), they went on vacation, and they got robbed," he said.

Lowman said his Christmas decorations were even stolen right out of his front yard last season.

For Lowman, the simple solution to all of this is getting to know your neighbors.

Lowman said growing up in Baltimore -- his grandmother was able to keep her door unlocked for 20 years. That was a time when neighbors knew each other and looked out for one another.

Lowman described what it was like growing up in the northeast:... Read More

Parade held downtown to celebrate Veterans Day

The City of Las Vegas, along with Clark County showed their support Wednesday for the men and women who have sacrificed a lot to give Americans their freedom.

Wednesday's Veterans Day tribute parade was the largest of its kind on the west coast. At least 10,000 spectators lined the parade route in downtown Las Vegas.

During the parade, bands marched, flags flew high, and patriots paused to salute the men and women who have served the United States of America.

The parade was also a learning opportunity.

8 News NOW Anchor Denise Valdez has the story... Read More

Brazen burglary attempt captured on video by neighbor

A brazen, broad-daylight home burglary attempt was caught on camera Tuesday by an alert neighbor.

The attempted burglary happened just before 11 a.m. at a home in the Hills neighborhood in Summerlin.

According to the homeowner, four men kicked in the front door setting off the home's alarm system. The homeowner contacted a neighbor who took video of the men fleeing from the home.

The neighbor questioned the suspects. "What are you guys doing?"

"It's my home boy house," one of the men responded.

"No it's not. It's my neighbor's house and the police are coming right now," the neighbor told the men as he shot video of them getting into an SUV and leaving the neighborhood.

The homeowner shared the video on Facebook in hopes that someone will recognize the suspects. According to the homeowner, the men were scared away before items from the home.

The suspects were in a white GMC Yukon with a Fairway GMC license plate... Read More

Semi-tractor trailer crash on Summerlin Parkway and 215

Nevada Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a semi-tractor trailer rollover crash at the Summerlin Parkway ramp to 215 South.

The crash is causing traffic delays as the driver of the trailer sustained non-life threatening injuries.

No lanes are blocked according to N.H.P.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

3 CCSD schools receive prestigious award

When it comes to national education rankings, Nevada has continuously been placed at the bottom of the list.

But there was some positive news on Tuesday when the Clark County School District had three schools recognized as Blue Ribbon Schools.

Schools with that designation are considered among the best in the country. The local schools are: Sig Rogich Middle School, Glen Taylor and Sue Morrow Elementary Schools.

"Good morning! What an amazing day we have today," said Suzie Harrison as she greeted students during an assembly Tuesday.

It's a proud day for the Rogich Principal. For the first time, her school has been named among the very best in the nation.

"It's so exciting. I can't even tell you," Harrison said.

Rogich Middle School is one of 335 schools selected from across the country to get the national blue ribbon.

Clark County warns residents of 'award letter' scam

Clark County is warning residents of a scam circulating around the valley area.

The county said residents are being sent a letter telling them to contact an agent because they have won a prize totaling $750,000. The return address on the letter lists the Clark County Treasurer and the address of the Clark County Government Center, but county officials say the letter is bogus.

"This letter was not generated by our office," said Assistant Treasurer Rebecca Coates. "We only found out about it when some of the letters were returned to our office. We've alerted the Nevada Attorney General's Office and the U.S. Postal Inspector. Those who receive the letter should not respond to it."

Highly contagious dog flu spreading across country

LAS VEGAS -- Flu season doesn't only affect people, it also affects man's best friend.  A vaccine resistant flu-like virus -- capable of killing dogs -- is spreading out of the Midwest and veterinarians are bracing for it in southern Nevada. 

Canine influenza is a lot like the human flu. It spreads easily and can damage your dog's health quickly. It has sickened thousands of dogs in the Midwest.

Ella May enjoys a rainy day at Sunset dog park. It's a chance for her to mingle with other dogs.

"I can't deny her that," said Mary Meduna, Ella May's owner. "She is high energy and needs to be out and about."

A few weeks ago, Meduna noticed Ella May was not her normal energetic self and she was sniffling.

"I took her to the vet after a couple days of doing that because she wasn't getting any better," Meduna said. "I thought I'd better have her checked out."

It turns out Ella May was suffering with allergies.