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New program to register home surveillance systems with Metro

For the first time, Metro is asking valley homeowners to notify them if they have a home surveillance system.

It will make it easier for them to look for video when a crime is committed.

Currently, when officers respond to a crime scene, they have to look around for any cameras that might have picked something up. It takes time to find the owners and look at the video.

If people with security cameras register with the department, police will have a list of addresses and contact numbers so they can quickly ask permission to see video that often helps solve crimes. The new program is called Vegas SafeCam and is already in use in Philadelphia, Buffalo, and Salt Lake City.

Registering your surveillance system with the department is completely voluntary. However, the more privately owned cameras they have on record, the more effective the program will be... Read More

Father shot by unknown suspect while arguing with mother of child

Metro Police searched all day Wednesday for a suspect who shot and killed a man Tuesday night.

The deadly shooting happened at an apartment complex near S. Durango and W. Tropicana Avenue.

According to officers, an ex-couple were fighting over their child when a third person got involved, and the confrontation ended in gunfire.

Neighbors were shaken by what happened.

"I just heard the loud screaming from the front of our house," said Yanel Mercado, a witness to the altercation between the ex-couple.

Mercado lived across from the woman who police say was fighting with the father of her child over custody issues. According to Mercado, the argument spilled over into the parking lot... Read More

Happy Nevada Day! Celebrating the day Nevada was added to the Union

Happy Nevada Day! Nevada Day is a state holiday that is celebrated across the entire state of Nevada.

Nevada Day commemorated the admission of the state of Nevada into the union on Oct. 31, 1864. However, since the 2000s the holiday has always been celebrated on the last Friday of the month.

On Nevada Day holiday all state, county and city government offices are closed, along with most schools and libraries. Some private businesses, like banks, also close to commemorate the holiday.

Here are some facts about Nevada Day courtesy of Piktochart.com:... Read More

Metro investigating 2 suspicious deaths at apartment complex

Metro police are investigating two suspicious deaths at an apartment complex in southwest Las Vegas.

Police were called around 12:39 p.m. when someone discovered the bodies in an apartment in the 4400 block of Hualapai Way between Flamingo Road and Tropicana Avenue.

According to police, the victims are a man and woman, both in their 20's. The man was shot, but police have not yet determined how the woman died. They believe the bodies have been in the apartment for a day.

Metro said one of the victims was related to a first responder.
Metro believes the suspicious death of the two people was an isolated incident. They don't believe anyone else is in harm's way, but one neighbor says he's afraid and plans to move away... Read More

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

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.

8 News NOW will have more information as it becomes available. ... Read More

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.

8 News NOW will have more information as it becomes available.... Read More