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Man accused of April 2016 homicide arrested in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police arrested a man Tuesday for the 2016 murder of a woman outside a Las Vegas apartment complex. Police say 37-year-old Henry Taylor shot and killed the unidentified victim on April 3, 2016.

According to detectives, the woman was found dead suffering from a gunshot wound outside of an apartment building located at 6501 W. Charleston Boulevard.

The investigation initiated by the LVMPD Homicide Section indicated that there was a dispute in the parking lot which involved two groups of people and of those, at least two individuals were firing handguns.

During the exchange of gunfire, the victim was struck. It is believed that the female was associated with one of the groups involved in the original altercation. ... Read More

CCSD app. helps parents and students track school buses

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County School District students and parents can now track school buses and find bus stop updates through a new cellphone app.

The school district unveiled the new tool just as a new school year is about to start.

CCSD says its school buses already had GPS trackers which are now paired up with the new mobile app. It’s called CCSD Onboard.

A high school senior who was tired of buses being late — and probably missing one or two buses — came up with the idea and actually helped design the app.

The goal is for parents and students to track their route with real-time updates. However, the Clark County School District says things are still new, so it may take up to 3 minutes for a bus location to update.

More than 130,000 CCSD students ride the bus to school through a network of about 1,600 bus routes.     ... Read More

‘Obsidian & Neon: Building Black Life and Identity in Las Vegas’ exhibit displayed at Pearson Community Center

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A photo exhibit titled “Obsidian & Neon: Building Black Life and Identity in Las Vegas,” opened Tuesday, Aug. 7 at the Dr. William U. Pearson Community Center in Clark County. A year in the making, the exhibit, by Jeff Scheid and Erica Vital-Lazare, features photographic portraits and narratives featuring some of the community’s most notable African-American leaders in the areas of culture, politics, religion, business and community outreach.

Jeff Scheid, a longtime Las Vegas photographer, made 22 portraits of local African-Americans for the project. ... Read More

Web Extra: “Hard Knocks” Director Talks About HBO Series Featuring Raiders

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The long-running HBO series, “Hard Knocks” will feature the Raiders in 2019. This is the 14th edition of the series and the first time the Raiders have been featured.

Hard Knocks Director Tim Rumpff talks to 8 News Now Sports Director Chris Maathuis at Raiders Training Camp in Napa, CA.

The series will focus on second-year Head Coach Jon Gruden and the long list of personalities on the Raiders for 2019. The HBO web site says the program will follow the “mix of established veterans, free-agent additions and highly regarded rookie hopefuls throughout the training camp and the preseason.”

This is the Raiders final season in Oakland. They will be moving to the new $2 billion Allegiant Stadium just off the Las Vegas Strip in 2020.

The programs airs Tuesday nights, 10:00pm on HBO... Read More

Aryan Warriors member dies serving Nevada sentence

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — An Aryan Warriors gang member who used the moniker “Gargoyle” died Friday while serving a prison sentence in Nevada.

James Wallis, 58, died July 31 at Centennial Hills Hospital in the northwest valley.

He was serving a 66-year prison sentence on a Clark County conviction for attempted murder, use of a deadly weapon, robbery, burglary and grand larceny. He had been serving since April 4, 1995.

Already an inmate at the time, Wallis was sentenced in 2009 to 25 years in prison for his part in a federal racketeering and drug conspiracy case in 2007.

The FBI says the Aryan Warriors are “a criminal organization that operates inside the Nevada prison system and in certain communities in Nevada.”... Read More

12th case of West Nile virus reported in Southern Nevada

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 12th case of West Nile virus has been reported, according to the Southern Nevada Health District.

A man over the age of 50 was diagnosed with the neuroinvasive form of the illness associated with the West Nile virus.

Ten of the 12 cases reported to the Health District have had the more serious, neuroinvasive form of the illness, the most serious form... Read More

FBI opens investigation into Ohio shooting, citing shooter’s violent ideology

DAYTON, Ohio — The Dayton police chief says the Ohio gunman had a fascination with shootings and “expressed a desire to commit a mass shooting.”

The FBI and Dayton police held a news conference Tuesday to announce the FBI investigation into the mass shooting that took place over the weekend leaving nine people dead and 14 others injured.

The FBI said the shooting did not appear to be racially motivated but they were investigating the ideology that might be behind the shooter’s attack... Read More