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Las Vegas named trashiest spot for spring breakers

Congratulations Las Vegas! The city has made another coveted or not so coveted list. According to COED.com, Las Vegas has made the list of 20 Trashiest American Spring Break Destinations.

But don't worry Las Vegans, it seems the study is meant to praise the city's zeal for partying.

COED says when it says trashy it means, what Spring Breakers should aim for which is a cheap, excessive, loud and rowdy experience that is unforgettable.

COED's Top 20 Trashiest Spring Break Destinations 2016:... Read More

Las Vegas named trashiest spot for spring breakers

Congratulations Las Vegas! The city has made another coveted or not so coveted list. According to COED.com, Las Vegas has made the list of 20 Trashiest American Spring Break Destinations.

But don't worry Las Vegans, it seems the study is meant to praise the city's zeal for partying.

COED says when it says trashy it means, what Spring Breakers should aim for which is a cheap, excessive, loud and rowdy experience that is unforgettable.

COED's Top 20 Trashiest Spring Break Destinations 2016:... Read More

White House considers Nevada Gov. Sandoval for Supreme Court

The White House is considering Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada as a possible nominee to the Supreme Court, two people familiar with the process said Wednesday.

The nomination of a Republican would be seen as an attempt by President Barack Obama to break the Senate GOP blockade of any of his choices. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said his 54-member GOP caucus is opposed to holding confirmation hearings or vote on Obama's pick, insisting that the choice rests with the next president.

The officials declined to be named because they weren't authorized to speak publicly.

Mari St. Martin, Sandoval's communications director, said Wednesday that the governor hasn't been contacted by the White House.

"Neither Gov. Sandoval nor his staff has been contacted by or talked to the Obama administration regarding any potential vetting for the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court," she said... Read More

Father arrested after child shoots self

A valley father has been arrested for the shooting death of his 12-year-old son.

Metro Police said it all unfolded on Feb. 13 when officers were called to a home in the 1600 block of Western Lily Street near N. Buffalo and Vegas drives to investigate a report of a child shot.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a 12-year-old boy suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The child was taken to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Metro says investigators determined the child's injury was self-inflicted. The gun belonged to the child's father, 31-year-old Olin Manuel.

Manuel was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Clark County Detention Center where he faces the following charges:... Read More

6 hurt in 4-car crash at Lake Mead and Buffalo

Six people have been taken to the hospital after an early morning crash.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue says the crash happened at 6:21 a.m. when four vehicles collided at the intersection of Buffalo Drive and Lake Mead Boulevard. Investigators say the injuries range from minor to serious.

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

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