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Cabbie Robbery Caught on Tape

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police are looking for a man who held a knife to the throat of a cab driver and robbed him.

Police say on the night of August 24, the suspect got into a cab and asked to be taken to the area near Las Vegas Blvd. and Charleston. When they arrived at their destination, the suspect asked the driver if he had change for a $50.

Police say when the driver pulled out the change, the suspect put a knife to his throat and stole the money.

He is described as a white man in his 20's, about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds.

Anyone with information should call the Metro's robbery section at (702) 828-3591 or to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at (702) 385-5555.

Tips called into CrimeStoppers that lead to an arrest or indictment may result in a cash reward.

Cabbie Robbery Caught on Tape

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police are looking for a man who held a knife to the throat of a cab driver and robbed him.

Police say on the night of August 24, the suspect got into a cab and asked to be taken to the area near Las Vegas Blvd. and Charleston. When they arrived at their destination, the suspect asked the driver if he had change for a $50.

Police say when the driver pulled out the change, the suspect put a knife to his throat and stole the money.

He is described as a white man in his 20's, about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds.

Anyone with information should call the Metro's robbery section at (702) 828-3591 or to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at (702) 385-5555.

Tips called into CrimeStoppers that lead to an arrest or indictment may result in a cash reward.

Accident Causes Road Closures

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police have closed streets around Bonanza Road and H Street after an accident involving a pedestrian and a vehicle.

Street closures include southbound Wellington, eastbound Bonanza at Martin Luther King and Washington west of the I-15 freeway.

8 News NOW is following this story as it develops.

Accident Causes Road Closures

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police have closed streets around Bonanza Road and H Street after an accident involving a pedestrian and a vehicle.

Street closures include southbound Wellington, eastbound Bonanza at Martin Luther King and Washington west of the I-15 freeway.

8 News NOW is following this story as it develops.

Parents Ticketed for Jaywalking While Taking Their Kids to School

LAS VEGAS -- Some Las Vegas parents tried to take their kids to school, but got slapped with a ticket. The NAACP calls it discrimination by Las Vegas police and demands the tickets be dismissed.

Metro officers in front of Booker Elementary School issued jaywalking tickets to parents accompanying their kids to class Monday. There is a crosswalk down the street, but parents say crossing directly in front of the school is actually safer because there's less traffic and better visibility.

The NAACP says the majority of students at Booker are minorities that come from economically challenged families.

"It' not fair. They should be out doing something positive besides harassing parents trying to walk across the street," said parent Gloydean Warren.

New Ramp Meters and Signs Will Help Move Traffic

LAS VEGAS -- In hopes of improving travel along I-15 north of the Spaghetti Bowl, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada in cooperation with the Nevada Department of Transportation is activating new message signs and freeway ramp meters.

They where activated Tuesday from 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. and will be on again from 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. when traffic is due to be the heaviest.

There are four new signs that will provide drivers with travel time estimates and traffic incident information. The signs are located on I-15 northbound at Owens Avenue and Gowan Road, and southbound at Alexander Road and Carey Avenue.

Freeway ramp meters will also be activated at northbound I-15 at Washington Avenue, Lake Mead Boulevard , and Cheyenne Avenue and Southbound at Craig Road, Cheyenne Avenue, Lake Mead Boulevard and D Street.

Trustees, Parents Question Education Funding Plans

LAS VEGAS -- As Clark County's school year begins, the debate over how to pay for the next year continues. Both men running for Governor defended their plans for education in Sunday night's 8 News NOW Impact Nevada debate. However, they didn't get into specifics on how they'll pay for the reform.

Some of CCSD's school trustees and parents told 8 News NOW that they agree with elements of both Brian Sandoval and Rory Reid's plans, but still wonder how it's going to be funded.

"I am a Democrat and I'm talking about teachers losing their jobs if they don't do them well. I say that because that's the way it should be. And my plan is full of reforms that have rubbed everybody in the education community a little bit the wrong way. And I'm proud of that," Reid said during the debate.