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CCSD's policy: How district plans to prevent misconduct between teachers, students

For the third time this year, a Clark County School District educator has been busted for sexual misconduct with a student. The most recent incident involved, a legacy high school teacher who admitted to police that he had sex with a pupil.

All of the incidents have raised questions for CCSD about what the school board is doing to prevent inappropriate relationships between teachers and students.

8 News NOW Reporter Karen Castro took a closer look at the school district's policy and training... Read More

KLAS-TV wishes Las Vegas news legend Paula Francis a happy retirement

Saying goodbye to a Las Vegas news legend creates a day filled with laughs, memories, and tears.

On April 1 -- April Fool's Day -- a day every 8 News NOW viewers and staffers wished was a big April Fool's joke in itself, we all said goodbye to our beloved Paula Francis.

Paula will anchor her last two newscasts, the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday evening. These time slots, along with the 11 p.m. newscast, are shows Paula anchored with Dave Courvoisier, and other news greats like George Knapp and Garry Waddell, by her side.

Waddell and Knapp rejoined Paula on the anchor desk Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

During Paula's retirement luncheon, Knapp, a longtime friend, and colleague, wowed and cracked the crowd up with his comical take on VH1's "Behind the Music." It was a video filled with dramatic storytelling and none truths about Paula and her colleagues... Read More

Police: Suspect stabs woman, crashes car into convenience store

Metro Police are investigating a deadly stabbing that ended with a car crash.

It all started at an apartment complex on Spencer Street near Tropicana Avenue. Police say a man stabbed his girlfriend to death, stole her car, and crashed it through the complex's gate.

Investigators say the man, who was naked, then crashed into the 7-Eleven at the intersection of Spencer and Tropicana.

A good Samaritan saw the crash and went to help, but was attacked by the man, police said.

Officers did arrive quickly and took the man into custody... Read More

Man accused of 2013 double homicide arrested in Mississippi

The suspect in a 2013 homicide was arrested, police said.

Christopher Green, 32, has been extradited from Mississippi where he was serving a sentence at the Yazoo Correctional Facility.

Police said on Oct. 21, 2013, Green was involved in a shooting in the 5100 block of East Sahara Avenue. When officers arrived at the scene, patrol officers discovered two men who had been shot and killed.

Detectives said it all started with an argument between two groups of people. The gunfire later ensued.

Police said 28-year-old Michael Dunbar and 29-year-old Teray Shaney-Lyles were shot. An arrest report says Dunbar was allegedly shot as he was fleeing the scene.

Green was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on two counts of open murder and one count of misdemeanor battery. ... Read More

PD: Officer dragged by driver during traffic stop

A Metro Police officer is recovering after getting dragged by a suspect.

It happened around 1:45 p.m. on Desert Inn Road and S. Decatur Boulevard. According to Metro, the officer pulled the driver over before she decided to take off dragging the officer.

The officer was dragged for a short distance, and suffered some minor abrasions and road rash, police said.

The driver was taken into custody a short time later at the intersection of Sahara Avenue and Arville Street.

There wasn't any other information released.

This is a developing story. ... Read More

PD: Officer dragged by driver during traffic stop

A Metro Police officer is recovering after getting dragged by a suspect.

It happened around 1:45 p.m. on Desert Inn Road and S. Decatur Boulevard. According to Metro, the officer pulled the driver over before she decided to take off dragging the officer.

The officer was dragged for a short distance, and suffered some minor abrasions and road rash, police said.

The driver was taken into custody a short time later at the intersection of Sahara Avenue and Arville Street.

There wasn't any other information released.

This is a developing story. ... Read More

Bars targeted by armed robbers, bartenders worry about safety

A series of robberies has some valley bartenders on edge. Police said armed men recently targeted three small bars in east Las Vegas, and they may be connected.

The first robbery happened at Old Vegas Tavern near the intersection of E. Desert Inn Road and S. Sandhill Road. The second robbery occurred near S. Nellis and E. Charleston boulevards. The third incident happened on Nellis Boulevard near Desert Inn Road.

8 News NOW was first alerted to the robberies when some of the bartenders reached out to 8 News NOW because they were concerned for their safety. There are even surveillance photos of the crime circulating in a Facebook group made up of local bartenders and servers... Read More