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New program to register home surveillance systems with Metro

For the first time, Metro is asking valley homeowners to notify them if they have a home surveillance system.

It will make it easier for them to look for video when a crime is committed.

Currently, when officers respond to a crime scene, they have to look around for any cameras that might have picked something up. It takes time to find the owners and look at the video.

If people with security cameras register with the department, police will have a list of addresses and contact numbers so they can quickly ask permission to see video that often helps solve crimes. The new program is called Vegas SafeCam and is already in use in Philadelphia, Buffalo, and Salt Lake City.

Registering your surveillance system with the department is completely voluntary. However, the more privately owned cameras they have on record, the more effective the program will be... Read More

Metro investigates homicide near Twain, Nellis

Metro Police investigated a homicide near E. Twain Avenue and S. Nellis Boulevard Tuesday night.

The homicide happened outside an apartment complex located at 5101 E. Twain Ave.

There weren't many details released. The area is closed while Metro investigates.

This is a developing story.... Read More

Happy Nevada Day! Celebrating the day Nevada was added to the Union

Happy Nevada Day! Nevada Day is a state holiday that is celebrated across the entire state of Nevada.

Nevada Day commemorated the admission of the state of Nevada into the union on Oct. 31, 1864. However, since the 2000s the holiday has always been celebrated on the last Friday of the month.

On Nevada Day holiday all state, county and city government offices are closed, along with most schools and libraries. Some private businesses, like banks, also close to commemorate the holiday.

Here are some facts about Nevada Day courtesy of Piktochart.com:... Read More

Metro releases photos of alleged armed robbery suspect

Detectives with Metro Police have asked the public for its help identifying a man accused of robbing a business Monday near S. Nellis Boulevard and E. Sahara Avenue.

Police said the armed suspect entered a local business in the 2500 block of S. Nellis and showed a gun before approaching employees and demanding money from the registers.

The man left the store with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect was able to get away before officers arrived at the scene.

The suspect is described as a black man in his 20's, standing approximately between 5-feet 9-inches and 5-feet 11-inches. He's also said to be in between 160-180 lbs. The suspect was last seen wearing a gray and black jacket and black shorts.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Robbery Section at 702-828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit
www.crimestoppersofnv.com... Read More

Voters set record numbers first 2 days of early voting

As a key swing state, Nevada's votes really count for the 2016 election. Early voting started Saturday, Oct. 22, and according to Clark County, residents hit the polls in record numbers.

More than 70,000 people cast their ballots. Flor Cordona was one of those votes.

Cardona said she voted Saturday for the first time in her life.

"Sixteen years ago I didn't have papers; I didn't have a language; I didn't have nothing," Cardona said. "I only have dreams."

Cardona's pushing for other Latino's to vote early. However, Cardona isn't the only person making a push during early voting.

Both Democrats and Republicans have also made a final push across the state to sway voters who haven't made up their minds yet.

"Now is the time to really voice your concerns with what's happening with our country and the direction that you would like to see it going," said Catherine Cortez Masto, D-NV, United States Senate candidate... Read More

Nevada Supreme Court ruling brings ESA program to a standstill

The Nevada Supreme Court has put a halt to the controversial ESA program.

The court found Nevada's Education Savings Account program doesn't violate the state constitution however the funding under the bill that created the program is in question.

Justices issued a 4-2 ruling on Thursday calling for a permanent injunction on the program, which was on hold on a temporary basis.

The ruling says the program authorized last spring by the Nevada Legislature did not have its own dedicated funding source and is unlawfully drawing on money allocated for public schools in the state's Distributive School Account. It would have allowed parents to use public school dollars to pay for private school tuition... Read More

UNLV will take center stage for final presidential debate

Monday marks one month until the presidential debate at UNLV's Thomas and Mack Center. On October 19 and the days leading up to then, the university will be at the center of the political universe.

UNLV will be a media zoo with thousands of journalists, strategists and surrogates claiming parts of campus in the run-up to the final debate of the presidential cycle.

And as the candidates each try to put their best foot forward on their final appearance together, the university will be doing the same.

With one month to go until Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump square off at the Thomas and Mack Center there are already signs that the campus is gearing up for the debate.

That has students excited for what's to come.

"I think it's a really good thing for our university, so I'm really excited," said Allesa Chazelagmay, a freshman... Read More