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Police: Dog shot during argument between husband and wife, suspect in custody

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A dog was shot inside a northwest valley home after a verbal argument broke out between a wife and husband, according to Metro police.

It happened just after 1 a.m. Tuesday morning at a residence located on the west side of I-215, north of Cheyenne.

During the argument, police say, the husband reportedly pulled out a handgun and shot the family dog. 

At the time of the shooting, the suspect’s wife, adult son and two adult roommates were inside the house. LVMPD says none of them were injured and were able to leave the house.

About two hours after the shooting, the suspect exited the house, surrendered to officers and was taken into custody without injury, according to police.

Five neighboring residents were contacted and given the opportunity to evacuate. 

The dog that was reportedly shot has not yet been located. ... Read More

A look at the learning plan for private and charter schools

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Plans look a little different for private and charter schools as the 2020/21 school season prepares to reopen. 8 News Now Reporter Sally Jaramillo spoke to principals, superintendents, and CEOs of a few different schools, to learn what their learning plans involve.

“I think it’s a challenge when you shutdown athletics when you shut down the arts, and you shut down all the after school activities — it’s not just the education — it’s that social piece where the kids find their passion after school when all that gets shut down. It takes a toll on everybody,” said Steve Buuck, Chief Executive Officer Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School.

The typical back to school looks a little different for the various charter schools, with some opting for classroom settings, while others are staying virtual... Read More

2 people shot in North Las Vegas neighborhood near Lake Mead, Belmont

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — North Las Vegas Police are investigating a shooting in a northeast Valley neighborhood. The incident occurred in the 3000 block of East Dillon Avenue near East Lake Mead and Belmont Street.

Police say two people were shot, and one was self-transported. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

They also relayed officers are receiving conflicting stories, and additional details are unknown at this time.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. ... Read More

Back To School Guide: Chief academic officer answers viewers’ questions

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Many parents have had questions about the 2020/21 school year, so 8 News NOW has been using our social media channels to collect them, so that we can take them to the people in charge.

Dr. Karla Loria, who is the chief academic officer at the Clark County School District, answered some of your questions live on air... Read More

8 News Now presents: “Back to School!” special

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It’s time for the kids to head back to school!

While some students at private schools will head back to the classroom, CCSD students will be distance learning online in two weeks.

For some in charter and other private schools, it will be a blend of both.

We know you have a lot of questions, and we’re here to provide as many answers as possible in this Back to School Guide.

Topics will range from preparing for distance learning to meal plans, school zone traffic changes to what school sports seasons will look like.

For additional information on other subjects click here for 8 News Now’s Back to School page. ... Read More

North Las Vegas police seek public’s help in Aug. 3 homicide investigation

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — North Las Vegas detectives are seeking the public’s help in the investigation of a stabbing death that occurred a week ago and had not previously been disclosed.

A potential suspect in the case is shown in video walking near the scene of the Aug. 3 homicide.

Officers dispatched to the 1900 block of North 5th Street found a male with multiple stab wounds. The victim was later pronounced dead by medical personnel.

Witnesses described the suspect as male, Hispanic or Native American with a medium complexion, medium-length black, scraggly, curly hair, and an unshaven face. He was last seen wearing a white long sleeve shirt, dark shorts, white socks, black shoes, and a blue backpack with colored trim around the outside zippered pocket.

The suspect was last seen walking east on Lake Mead from North 5th. (See video at top.) ... Read More

Concerns about unemployment fraud grow

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — With all the problems involving the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) this summer, fraud has been at the top of a lot of people’s minds.

Two people are facing charges in connection to crimes dealing with exactly that.

Brittany Griesel and Kenneth Greenland were pulled over near Sahara and Las Vegas Boulevard this weekend.

Metro officers found $45,000 in cash and several unemployment cards in their possession. Officers also found methamphetamine in their vehicle.

The money was impounded, and both face felony charges.

Fraud is a concern many of you have when it comes to unemployment. Could it happen to you — and you not even know it?

Many of you have shared your stories with us. 8 News Now spoke to two people, still employed, who are now worried about claims filed in their names. ... Read More