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Cool at School: Bracken STEAM Academy goes green

LAS VEGAS - Green Apple Day of Service is a week away, and one local school is working to make its campus green and put the savings where it counts.

Walter Bracken STEAM Academy is rethinking how a school can run. Teachers and students are improving their school and enhancing education.

"We're teaching the children to conserve our water here in Las Vegas," said Principal Katie Decker.

Students and staff are removing thirsty grass and replacing it with turf, vegetable beds and gardens.

"We're going to get rid of grass and add new beds so that the kindergartners can actually plant vegetables," student Jenna Phillips said.

It saves money for other things.

"We don't have to spend all that money on water and electricity, and we can use our money for things that are important," said student Yohanna Tagapan.

Students are planting peppers, pomegranates and pears. The kids say the new plants look better.

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Police: 1 injured in Owens Ave. shooting

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police is investigating a shooting that has left one person hurt.  Detectives said they first received the call about the shooting in the 4900 block of Owens Avenue shortly after 3 p.m.  

There were reports that the victim was shot several times before the suspect fled the scene.  Metro Police said the victim was transported to the hospital as a trauma alert. 

Metro Police is still looking for the suspect.  Stay with 8 News NOW on-air and online for the latest in this developing story.




Students return to Brookman Elementary School

LAS VEGAS - Students returned to Brookman Elementary School Monday afternoon after being evacuated due to a malfunctioning air condition and "problems with water and electricity".

A CCSD spokesperson says the students were returned to Brookman to resume classes until school ends at 3:21 p.m.







Storm damage postpones Moapa Valley, Desert Pines showdown

Flooding has delayed one of the most important high school football games of the season. 

The School District has pulled the plug on the Moapa Valley-Desert Pines game on Friday, capping a wild week for Pirates in the flood-damaged area. 

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Driving You Crazy: Stream of water near Eldorado High School

LAS VEGAS - A viewer says she's concerned about a heavy stream of water that flows north to south down Linn Lane by Eldorado High School. She says she can't figure out where this water is originating.

The Las Vegas Valley Water District says the water came from a leak at a home on Suffolk Avenue, approximately three blocks from Linn Lane.

At one point, the water district says the home was leaking eight gallons of water per minute. The water district has since shut off the water, and it won't be turned back on until the problem is fixed.

If the water district informs you that you have a leak at your home, you have one week to fix the problem. If you don't, you will be fined.

A first-time violation costs $80 to $320. Repeat offenders can be fined as much as $5,000.

One dead, another hurt in shooting

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a shooting at a Las Vegas apartment complex that left one person dead and another injured.

According to police, the shooting happened shortly before 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Investigators said five people, including the two victims, were inside an apartment on East Bonanza Road near Mojave Avenue, when someone fired shots into the apartment from outside the unit.

One victim was shot and killed. The other victim was shot in the leg. The identity of the victim will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Office.

Police do not have information about suspects or motive in the case.

This is the 89th homicide in Metro's jurisdiction this year.

Flood project prevented damage in valley neighborhood

Desert Rose Golf Course

LAS VEGAS -- Road crews in the Las Vegas valley spent the day sucking up water and sweeping away debris off roadways.

Monday's storm dumped rain around the valley. The rainwater ended up on the streets, blocking cars from their destinations and preventing some school buses from dropping kids up on time.

The damage is nothing compared to what would happen, if flood channels did not criss-cross the valley and detention basins take in that water.

Monday's storm was a big test for one project in the neighborhood surrounding the Desert Rose Golf Course.

Every time there is heavy rain across the valley, the neighborhood near Sahara Avenue and Nellis Boulevard seems to get the brunt of the flooding. One inch of rain fell in a few hours.

"I was a little worried. I walked through the water to get to my car. I had my sandals on so I could walk through the water,” Tina Sbragia said.