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NDOC: Inmate escaped custody from Pioche Conservation Camp

The Nevada Department of Corrections says an inmate has escaped from custody.

According to the NDOC, 37-year-old Jeremy Bryson walked away from the Pioche Conservation Camp Tuesday evening around 5:29 p.m.

The camp is a minimum custody facility located in Pioche, NV nearly three hours north of Las Vegas.

Authorities said Bryson has been at the Pioche Conservation Camp since Oct. 21. He was transferred from Clark County where he was arrested for burglary.

Bryson has a medium build, and he is 5 feet 10 inches tall, with blue eyes and brown hair. He is also said to have multiple tattoos.

Authorities believe Bryson may be headed south on Highway 93.

Anyone with information on whereabouts of Jeremy Bryson is asked to call 911 or their local law enforcement agency... Read More

Woman's body found after apartment fire

Firefighters found the body of an older woman in apartment Wednesday after putting out a fire.

The Clark County Coroners Office identified the victim as 24-year-old Cheryl Marie Dean from Las Vegas. The cause of death is still pending.

The fire originated around noon in Dean's apartment located at 4321 E. Harmon Avenue.

There are 18 units in the building and as a result of the fire, none of the apartments are habitable, according to the Clark County Fire Department.

The displaced families are being helped by the American Red Cross.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. ... Read More

PD: Person struck, killed by 2 vehicles near Arville, Sahara

A person was struck and killed by two vehicles near the intersection of Arville Street and W. Sahara Avenue, according to law enforcement.

Metro Police said the crash happened around 5:06 p.m. in the 2600 block of Arville Street.

Both directions of Arville at Sahara are closed to traffic, police said.

Officers said both vehicles stayed at the scene after the accident.

This is a developing story.... Read More

PD: Person struck, killed by 2 vehicles near Arville, Sahara

A person was struck and killed by two vehicles near the intersection of Arville Street and W. Sahara Avenue, according to law enforcement.

Metro Police said the crash happened around 5:06 p.m. in the 2600 block of Arville Street.

Both directions of Arville at Sahara are closed to traffic, police said.

Officers said both vehicles stayed at the scene after the accident.

This is a developing story.... Read More

I-Team: Police and diversity, does racial bias play a role?

Numbers suggest that African-American men are more likely than their white counterparts to be killed by police gunfire. But how great is the disparity? That's the question on a lot of people's minds.

The 8 News NOW I-Team spoke to a local expert on police tactics and training and asked him that very question.

John Peters runs the institute for the prevention of in-custody deaths in Henderson. Peters says the available data indicates African-American men are disproportionately more likely than white men to be killed by police.

Peters says it's hard to determine how much of a role racial bias plays -- even in the most recent incident in Chicago.

"Whether this was a racially motivated incident -- only the officer would truly know that, but it certainly didn't do anyone justice the way this took place, and it certainly would add fuel to that argument that this is white-on-black -- no doubt about it," Peters said... Read More

Person struck, killed near Charleston, Nellis

Metro Police said a deadly accident blocked East Charleston Boulevard at S. Lucerne Street Wednesday night.

Officers say a person was struck and killed at the intersection of E. Charleston Boulevard and S. Frank Street, near Nellis Boulevard around 6:40 p.m.

There weren't many details released about the crash, but police said the area will be closed for hours.

This is a developing story. 8 News NOW will update this story with the latest details as soon as they become available.... Read More

Nevada unemployment rate falls to new 7-year low

Nevada's unemployment rate has fallen to a new seven-year low.

The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Wednesday that the jobless rate in October was 6.6 percent, which is the lowest it's been since June 2008.

October marked the 56th straight month that the unemployment rate has declined year-over-year. Nevada added a seasonally adjusted 6,200 jobs in October, and the number of jobs is up more than 42,000 compared with the same time a year ago.

Gov. Brian Sandoval said 2015 has been a solid year for Nevada's job market, and he said he was committed to helping further diversify the state's economy... Read More