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Overcrowding Plaguing Dozens of Schools

LAS VEGAS -- Clark County School District schools are more overcrowded than ever before, according to the district.

Some elementary schools are currently nearly 80 percent over capacity. Now, the school district is considering some difficult options for campuses in the so called hot spots.

The hot spots include 65 elementary schools in Clark County. If the student population at those schools keeps growing, families may be forced to make some major adjustments.

Surprisingly, the biggest problem is not in new neighborhoods on the edge of the city, but in older neighborhoods. 

On a typical day at Long Elementary School, parents say their children have plenty of company, maybe a little more than they want to see.

"Last year, there were close to 30 kids in her class," parent Sam Harvey said.

"It is just the amount of kids they have in the class. It is just unbelievable," parent Marlene Marquez said.

Commissioner Hosting Special Senior Luncheon Friday

County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly is organizing a special lunch for seniors and service groups for Friday.

The Fiesta Latina Senior Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 205 North Eastern Avenue.

Clark County Senior Services, Nevada HealthLink, Nathan Adelson Senior Services are just a few of the groups expected at the luncheon.

Seniors will get a chance to learn about services available just for them and allow people to connect with social opportunities in the Las Vegas valley.

Lunch will be provided by Leticia's Mexican Cocina and music will be provided by Las Vegas Salsa y Son.

Police Looking for Man Who Kidnapped and Robbed Woman

Police Looking for Man Who Kidnapped and Robbed Woman

Metro Police are looking for a man who kidnapped and robbed a woman earlier this month.

According to police, the man approached the woman in the area of East Charleston and Bruce Street at around 2 p.m. Oct. 15, asking for change. When she told him she didn't have any, he pulled out a gun, forced the victim to get into her car and move to the passenger's seat.

The man then drove around and found a bank. He took the victim's ATM card and withdrew money, drove a few blocks away and ran.

The man police are looking for is described as an Hispanic male in his 40s, 5 foot 5 and 160 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked call Metro Police at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555. 

New Anti-Bullying Law Tough to Enforce

LAS VEGAS -- Another investigation is underway after another video has surfaced on social media showing Clark County students fighting on a high school campus.

Clark County School District officials have confirmed the fight happened at Chaparral High School. The video also appears to be staged with two high school girls beating each other up in front of an audience. This video and others bring up the question of whether a new law on Nevada's books is being used.

School police told 8 News NOW that SB414 may sound good on paper, but in reality, the law is very difficult to enforce. The law prohibits the transmitting or distributing of violent images involving a child. It targets cyber-bullying.

Former Nurses Won't Be Charged in Baby's Death

LAS VEGAS -- Two nurses fired in connection with the death of a premature infant at Sunrise Hospital will not be prosecuted, according to the Clark County District Attorney's Office.

Sharon Reyes and Jessica Rice were the focus of an investigation after several so-called "catheter disruptions" at the hospital's Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit starting in 2009.

The two nurses were never charged with a crime, but were under investigation. The District Attorney's Office decided not to file charges and Metro Police's case is now closed.

The Clark County Coroner's Office ruled that a severed umbilical artery catheter lead to the death of a 2-month-old premature baby in July 2010. However, a subsequent investigation found that problems with the catheters were actually more likely connected to manufacturing defects. There was never evidence that the catheters were cut.

Las Vegas Convention Business Improving

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas is welcoming back a convention after a two-year absence.

The ABC Kids Expo is expected to bring in 14,000 people over the next four days and generate nearly $18 million.

Las Vegas was home to the ABC Kids Expo, which features thousands of items for babies and moms, for more than five years before losing it to Louisville, Kentucky.

Like thousands of meetings and shows, the expo moved after the recession, but the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says many are coming back.

Show organizers say they decide where to hold an event based on things like room rates, transportation, and attendee appeal.

"It was a hook of all of our members standing up saying, 'we want to go back to Las Vegas.' There was a generally hue and cry to come back, and they were right," chairman of the ABC Kids Expo Scott Krueger said.

Memorial set Saturday for Assemblywoman Pierce

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A memorial is scheduled this weekend in Las Vegas for Democratic Assemblywoman Peggy Pierce.

Friends announced that the event will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Culinary Union building in Las Vegas, with time for refreshments before and after the formal program.

A similar memorial is expected to be held later this year in northern Nevada, although a date hasn't been set.

In lieu of flowers, family members have requested donations to progressive organizations or ones fighting breast cancer.

Pierce died early Thursday while battling her third bout of breast cancer in the past 10 years. She was 59.

She was elected to the state Assembly in 2002 and is remembered as a staunch liberal who fought for a broader tax base, workers' rights and the environment.