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Students showcase their talents at CCSD's 'Futureready' tour

Consumer and commercial drones continue to increase in popularity, creating more opportunities for students.

On Thursday, Rancho High School's School of Aviation showcased some of its robotic and programing accomplishments.

8 News Now Reporter Brittany Edney has the story of how Rancho's skilled students are helping to shape the future of the unmanned aerial vehicle industry... Read More

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Hearing postponed for woman in fatal Las Vegas Strip crash

A 24-year-old woman accused of intentionally plowing a car into a crowd of pedestrians on a Las Vegas Strip sidewalk never made it into court, and a judge postponed her appearance.

Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Joe Bonaventure says Lakeisha Nicole Holloway wasn't present Thursday when a judge reset her court date to Feb 18.

Holloway's attorneys didn't immediately respond to messages. They've said she plans to plead not guilty.

Holloway faces 71 felonies, including murder, attempted murder and battery with a deadly weapon in the Dec. 20 crash that killed one woman and injured at least 34 other people.

Police say Holloway was from Portland, Oregon, and told investigators she and her 3-year-old daughter had been living in her car for more than a week before the crash... Read More

Effort underway to fill Love Locket statue

The downtown community came together Thursday to bring a symbolic structure back to life. Weeks ago, thieves stole part of the Love Locket, a popular sculpture near the Downtown Container Park. Thursday, the effort began to refill the heart.

Nova May created the sculpture in 2013.

"I built it, but it's the community who's really owned it," she said. "It's really taken on a life of itself."

After the statue was erected, passers-by filled the heart with love messages and locks.

On January 21, thieves stole a piece of the sculpture. It has been missing ever since.

"How brazen! How cruel could somebody be?" said Container Park visitor Candice Sanderson.

She took her family, including her 1-year-old nephew Paxton, to the Container Park Thursday to help refill the heart.

"It's very therapeutic," she said... Read More

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like "September," ''Shining Star" and "Boogie Wonderland," died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his brother Verdine said.

White, who was 74, suffered from Parkinson's Disease and had retreated from the public even as the band he founded kept performing.

"My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last night in his sleep," Verdine White, also a member of the band, told The Associated Press on Thursday. "While the world has lost another great musician and legend, our family asks that our privacy is respected as we start what will be a very difficult and life changing transition in our lives. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes."... Read More

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Metro: 1 shot, suspect on the run

Metro Police investigated a deadly shooting near N. Rainbow Blvd. and W. Cheyenne Ave Thursday afternoon.

Police were called to the 3000 block of N. Rainbow Boulevard around 12:30 p.m. to investigate reports of shots fired.

Officers said there was only one person who was shot and killed.

The suspect is on the run.

Metro didn't release any details about what led up to the shooting.

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PD: Person hit by vehicle near bus stop

A person has been struck by a vehicle near a bus stop, according to Metro Police.

It happened shortly before 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of N. Rancho Drive and W. Lake Mead Boulevard. That area has been closed to traffic while officers investigate.

The person was taken to the hospital. No word on their condition.

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Blogger's 'legalize rape' rally canceled

A blogger who supports legalizing rape was planning an "International Meet-up Day" for his followers in Las Vegas -- that is until it was canceled.

Before it was canceled, the event was scheduled to take place on Fremont Street Saturday.

The controversial 'pickup artist,' Daryush Valizadeh, also known as Roosh V., set off a firestorm after publishing a post on his blog about why rape should be legal on private property.

Ever since the announcement of the event, it has received a lot of backlash because some people have called it a 'pro-rape' rally.

People 8 News NOW spoke with can't believe the organizer actually planned an event of this nature.

"It's just absolutely ridiculous," said Amanda Flett, visiting from Australia.

"That is disgusting," said Nikki Wyatt, visiting from England... Read More