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Voters set record numbers first 2 days of early voting

As a key swing state, Nevada's votes really count for the 2016 election. Early voting started Saturday, Oct. 22, and according to Clark County, residents hit the polls in record numbers.

More than 70,000 people cast their ballots. Flor Cordona was one of those votes.

Cardona said she voted Saturday for the first time in her life.

"Sixteen years ago I didn't have papers; I didn't have a language; I didn't have nothing," Cardona said. "I only have dreams."

Cardona's pushing for other Latino's to vote early. However, Cardona isn't the only person making a push during early voting.

Both Democrats and Republicans have also made a final push across the state to sway voters who haven't made up their minds yet.

"Now is the time to really voice your concerns with what's happening with our country and the direction that you would like to see it going," said Catherine Cortez Masto, D-NV, United States Senate candidate... Read More

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Police investigate early morning deadly crash

Metro Police are investigating a motorcycle crash near Flamingo Road and Valley View Boulevard. The crash occurred at approximately 5 a.m.

One person was taken to the hospital and died a short time later. Metro Police have closed both directions of Flamingo at Hotel Rio Drive during their investigation.

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Police respond to barricade in southwest valley

Metro Police are on the scene of a barricade in the area of Rainbow Boulevard and Desert Inn Road.

Officers responded to a domestic violence call Monday morning at a home on Rosanna Street. Police say a man stabbed his friend and battered his girlfriend inside the home. The stabbing victim did not suffer life-threatening injuries. The condition of the girlfriend is unknown.

Metro Police say the suspect is refusing to exit the home. Metro and SWAT officers are on scene. Nearby homes are being offered the opportunity to evacuate.

Metro urges people to avoid the area.

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Nevada Supreme Court ruling brings ESA program to a standstill

The Nevada Supreme Court has put a halt to the controversial ESA program.

The court found Nevada's Education Savings Account program doesn't violate the state constitution however the funding under the bill that created the program is in question.

Justices issued a 4-2 ruling on Thursday calling for a permanent injunction on the program, which was on hold on a temporary basis.

The ruling says the program authorized last spring by the Nevada Legislature did not have its own dedicated funding source and is unlawfully drawing on money allocated for public schools in the state's Distributive School Account. It would have allowed parents to use public school dollars to pay for private school tuition... Read More

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New lights activated on Blue Diamond Road

The Nevada Department of Transportation on Thursday activated new traffic signals along Blue Diamond Road in an effort to reduce deadly crashes... Read More

Neighbors stage protest near blasting site

Blasting continues for a new multi-million dollar home development called Highland Hills in the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley near the Southern Highlands neighborhood.

Homeowners in the area held a meeting Tuesday night and are now taking more than just legal action. They are hoping enough neighbors speak up about damage to their homes to move forward with a class action lawsuit.

In the meantime, many of them are having a hard time staying silent as they watch more damage develop in their homes. They've started protesting and handing out flyers near the blast zone.

Patricia McCarley is fed up and wants to get the word out.

"Giving people information about what is actually going on and how long it's going to go on."

She's protesting the blasts which she says is causing major damage in her Southern Highlands neighborhood. Homeowners claimed the blasting has cracked walls and counter tops... Read More

Alleged Starbucks shooter held with no bail

Pedro Garcia, the man accused of shooting and killing a customer in Starbucks, made his first court appearance Wednesday morning in Las Vegas Justice Court.

Garcia, 34, is facing charges of murder, robbery, burglary and discharging a firearm in an occupied structure.

His attorney, Edward Kane, says he expects his client will enter a not guilty plea.

The judge did not set bail in the case and Garcia did not enter a plea Wednesday.

Kane asked for more time to confirm whether his office can represent Garcia in the case. Garcia is expected to appear in court again on Friday, Sept. 30. ... Read More