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SNOWY WEATHER: Snow falls around the Las Vegas Valley!

Snow started falling around the Las Vegas valley Wednesday night around 6 p.m. According to numerous viewer tweets and photos 8 News NOW received, many areas around the valley were seeing 1-3 inches of snow.

At 9.p.m. Summerlin had 4-5 inches of snow. And at 10 p.m. Echo Canyon Subdivision on Mount Charleston was showing 11-inches.

SLIDESHOW: Snow blankets parts of the Las Vegas Valley

Nevada Highway Patrol warned drivers on Twitter that roads could be a little tricky. Especially, for drivers traveling on I-15 southbound near Jean. The roadways in that area are expected to freeze with ice causing the roads be very slippery... Read More

SLIDESHOW: Snow blankets parts of the Las Vegas Valley

Snow started falling around the Las Vegas valley Wednesday night around 6 p.m., but it lasted for a little over three hours. Some areas accumulated as much as 1-3-inches. Take a look at the photos below to see how valley residents captured the moment in photos!

PHOTOS: Snow blankets parts of Las Vegas Valley... Read More

Report: Homicide victim punched suspect in the face 3 times before shooting

Metro Police arrested a man who they believe is connected to a deadly shooting near Durango and Sunset.

Dishan Lowe, 26, faces the following charges:

Murder with use of a deadly weapon
Battery with the use of a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm

According to an arrest report released Thursday, Lowe was punched by the person killed, identified as Shane Pecada, 30, in the face three times before Lowe fired his gun.

The incident happened at the Mosaic Apartment complex located at 6355 S. Riley Street, near Durango and Sunset on Feb. 6, around 5:46 p.m.
According to an arrest report, Lowe got into an argument with Pecada in the parking lot of the complex not once, but twice that night. The second incident led to the shooting... Read More

CCSD Superintendent announces new leadership to oversee teaching

Clark County Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara announced Monday the creation of Teaching and Learning Teams that will be in charge of overseeing three regions within the Clark County School District.

Each of the regions has three leaders: A region superintendent and two associate superintendents. Their main responsibility is to fulfill doctor Jara's 5-year strategic plan that focuses on improving student achievement at all 360 CCSD schools.

"Today really is a great day for the children in the Clark County School District," Dr. Jara said.

Watch the news conference below:

Dr. Jara is putting into motion his Focus: 2024 Strategic Plan. He admits it's an ambitious agenda over the next 5-years to improve all one and two-star schools, along with increasing the graduation rate to 90-percent, among other goals, but he's up for the challenge.

"Everybody here, as we have regions, will be all aligned to the strategic plan," Dr. Jara said... Read More

Tesla to expand robotics opportunities for Nevada schools

Education leaders, along with officials from Tesla unveiled a new effort Monday to get students engaged in robotics.  The event was held at Cimarron-Memorial High School.  It's all part of Tesla's major investment in Clark County Schools... Read More

Police release mug shot of man arrested for killing roommate

Metro Police have released the mug shot of a man who they say is responsible for shooting and killing his roommate during an argument Monday.

The shooting happened in the backyard of a home in the 9700 block of Powell Plateau Court near Fort Apache and Hacienda Avenue around 10:38 a.m.

Police arrested 49-year-old Tuan Ngo at the home. He is being held at the Clark County Detention Center where he is facing one count murder with a deadly weapon.

The identity of the victim has yet to be released... Read More

Project underway to seal openings to abandoned mines

Abandoned mines in the desert pose a threat. If you're out on a hike, the state says you could walk right into one, without even knowing it.

Near one Las Vegas neighborhood at Fort Apache and Warm Spring roads, people have removed fencing and warning signs outside of a gypsum mine.

But now, a project will soon close about 40 open portals at that site.

They may appear inviting often appearing as simple caves into a mountain at first glance.

"You can see areas of the ceiling where there have been rocks that have fallen in the recent past," said Garrett Wake, chief of southern Nevada, Nevada Division of Minerals

The holes are actually portals into an abandoned mine, where workers once excavated for the mineral gypsum between the early 1900s up until the 1930s. s

The Arden gypsum mines have been left open ever since, and you can see just how close homes are to the site.

"This poses significant hazards to the general public," Wake said... Read More