Sunday, May 19 2013 2:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 18:47:40 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Metro officers have arrested two suspects accused of killing a teen while trying to steal his iPad. 15-year-old Marcos Arenas was run over by an SUV on Thursday near Charleston and Torrey Pines. PoliceMore>>
Metro officers have arrested two suspects accused of killing a teen while trying to steal his iPad.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:05:13 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself. But on Thursday morning, as he was assisting someone who had crashed their car, anotherMore>>
When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself.More>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 2:26 PM EDT2013-05-19 18:26:25 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on the I15 near the Speedway. We're told 3 people are dead. The driver of a Acura was driving northbound when for some reason he enteredMore>>
Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on the I15 near the Speedway. We're told 3 people are dead.More>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:51 PM EDT2013-05-19 17:51:13 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Some of the trams at McCarran International Airport are down due to an electrical failure. Officials tells us they stopped working this morning. Right now at least 2 trams are working, butMore>>
Some of the trams at McCarran International Airport are down due to an electrical failure.More>>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:25 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:25:46 GMT
As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible. Police say two men tried to rob the child of the device on Thursday.More>>
As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible.More>>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:09 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:09:50 GMT
Lines of people were wrapped around The Lotto Store twice this weekend for the second largest lottery in the history of Powerball. The jackpot has grown to $600 million. People tell 8 News Now they waitedMore>>
Lines of people were wrapped around The Lotto Store twice this weekend for the second largest lottery in the history of Powerball.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 9:02 PM EDT2013-05-18 01:02:54 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School has been arrested, Clark County Schools Police Lt. Ken Young said. According to the Clark County Detention Center, the volunteer coach,More>>
A volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School has been arrested, Clark County Schools Police Lt. Ken Young said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:56 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:56:00 GMT
LAS VEGAS - Metro Police says a preteen who was assaulted Thursday during an attempted robbery has died. Investigators said the preteen was walking near Charleston Boulevard and Torrey Pines Drive withMore>>
Marcos Arenas, a Bonanza High School student who was assaulted Thursday during an attempted theft, has died, Metro Police said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:39 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:39:56 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating two people found dead in an apartment complex near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway. According to police, the bodies were found around 3 p.m. Friday atMore>>
Metro Police are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman whose bodies were found in an apartment Friday afternoon near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- Clark County schools are dealing with major overcrowding in some schools and the Clark County School District is looking at solutions that could have a major impact on some families.
The crowding issues are mostly taking place in the southwest and southeast portions of the Las Vegas valley. In one case, two schools are over capacity with more than 2,000 children in each school. There are also several schools zoned for 750 students but have more than 1,200.
The school board is considering several solutions to ease the overcrowding. Clark County schools recently saw about 3,000 more kids flood into classrooms. The suggestions include moving some kindergartens to high school campuses or going back to year-round schedules in schools. School district officials say no plans will move forward without board approval and a strong effort to gather community input.
Wright Elementary School in southwest Las Vegas is more than 450 kids over capacity forcing students to attend classes in portable classrooms on the school's property.
"I think they're doing what they have to do. Yeah, it's not the greatest thing and if we could get some more schools built out here that would be even better," said Crystal King, a parent.
"This isn't normal ... 1,200 students in a school for 750," said Carolyn Edwards, CCSD school board president.
Because of money constraints, the district is even considering the construction of a portable elementary school with a price tag of $8 million. Board trustees say half of that cost would go toward construction of a permanent school in the future.
"The question is, of the choices that we have, which ones are the most palatable?" Edwards said.
A year-round school schedule would allow a school to handle many more students. There is also talk of moving select fifth graders to middle schools or moving kindergartners to high school campuses where there are education programs pairing older students with younger students.
"To hear about that is an absolute shock," said parent Raquel Love.
Parents will get a chance to weigh in on the options. The school board is asking for feedback. There will be a special community meeting on Jan. 7, 2013 at Sierra Vista High School at 7:30 p.m.