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Advisory Committee approves preliminary reorganization plan, 27 revisions for CCSD

The Advisory Committee unanimously approved the preliminary reorganization plan and 27 revisions for the Clark County School District.

The committee spent numerous hours Tuesday in a meeting trying to figure out how to reorganize CCSD.

Under the proposed plan, each school would be independently run, and instead of the superintendent, the principal, a team of teachers, and parents would be in charge of hiring and budgeting.

There's no concrete answer on exactly how much it will cost to make the transition.

"It will put pressure on the legislature to address inadequate funding for the school system next session," said Michael Roberson,, Nevada State Senator for District 20. "We do need to invest more in education in Southern Nevada."

Some of the amendments also state that parents who join organizational teams won't be protected from lawsuits. Plus, only middle school and high school students will be able to join organizational teams... Read More

Report: Man accused in sex assault was turned in by mother

A man accused of attacking a hotel employee was turned in by his mother, the arrest report said.

Ivon Major was arrested Tuesday for allegedly beating and sexually assaulting an employee inside one of the rooms at a hotel located in the 4100 block of Boulder Highway on Aug. 6.

The woman, who's not being identified, told officers she was cleaning when a man who was later identified as 22-year-old Major walked in and punched her in the face, the report said. The arrest report said the woman screamed for help, but the Major started hitting her harder in her face head and body while telling her to be quiet.

The report said he fondled the woman before making her perform oral sex. A co-worker called out to the woman by name and that scared the suspect, the report said. ... Read More

2 arrested in apartment complex shooting

Two men are facing a murder charge in the killing of a 21-year-old Henderson man outside a Las Vegas apartment complex.

Abdulkadir Mohamud and Jordan Price, both 20, are being held at Clark County Detention Center. They face charges of murder with the use of a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit murder.

Antone Toma Williams was killed on July 25 in the 7 a.m. shooting at a complex of Swenson Street. Witnesses say they heard a loud argument prior to the shooting... Read More

NV Energy files proposal with PUCN to grandfather in private rooftop solar customers

NV Energy filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) a proposal Wednesday to grandfather-in eligible private rooftop solar customers.

In its filing, NV Energy requests that customers who had installed a private system prior to December 31, 2015, remain on the previously approved net metering rates for 20 years. The company also asks that customers who had an active and approved application to interconnect a system pending on December 31, 2015, remain on previous net metering rates. ... Read More

Keeping your neighborhood safe

Homicides are up by nearly 70 percent across the Las Vegas valley, and violent crime overall is up by nearly 20 percent when you compare the numbers this year to last year.

In addition to homicides, sexual assaults, robberies, and assault and batteries are also trending higher. But that's not all.

The Las Metropolitan Police Department saw an increase of calls for squatters in all area commands last year except for the northwest which had a nearly 11 percent reduction.

8 News NOW wants to help you protect yourself and your neighborhood, so for an entire week, we've committed ourselves to producing reports that will give you a leg up when it comes to keeping your neighborhood safe.

Monday -- City to revisit law on short term rentals... Read More

Massive flood control project at Desert Rose Golf Course is complete

A massive flood control project was just completed in the Las Vegas valley, so now the Desert Rose Golf Course, an area prone to flooding will reopen its green to the public on Friday.

Robert Ortiz lives in the Desert Rose Golf course community, so in 2012, he witnessed a storm so mighty, it left the neighborhood underwater.

"Horrible! Like it was something you would see on the weather channel."

Shortly after the massive flood, the federal emergency management agency designated the area a flood zone forcing some 1,400 homeowners to get flood insurance.

"It was costly," Ortiz said.

After upgrades were completed, FEMA removed the designation, so come September 2016, homeowners will no longer need the expensive insurance... Read More

Reporter does '10 min. Hot Seat Challenge' to bring awareness

With triple digit temps, it's more important now than ever to warn people of the dangers of leaving your kids or pets in a hot car. In just 10 minutes, the temperature inside the vehicle can jump almost 20 degrees.

To get spread the word and show just how dangerous these actions can be, local emergency responders challenged 8 News NOW Reporter Michael Stevens Wednesday to see if he could last 10 minutes inside a hot car... Read More