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NORTH LAS VEGAS -- An official source tells 8 News NOW that North Las Vegas Police homicide detectives are investigating a possible killing near Deer Springs Way and N. 5th Street. 8 News NOW is followingMore>>
Police investigating the disappearance of a 10-year-old Las Vegas girl are investigating the discovery of a female child's body in an undeveloped housing tract in North Las Vegas.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:30 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:30:30 GMT
HENDERSON, Nev. -- The killing of a woman in 1996 has police asking the public for help in solving the cold case crime. Diane Hietbrink, 58, was found dead in her home at 302 Nebraska Street on Sept.More>>
The killing of a woman in 1996 has police asking the public for help in solving the cold case crime.More>>
HBO and James Gandolfini's managers say the actor famous for his role in "The Sopranos" has died in Italy.More>>
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Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:25 PM EDT2013-06-20 00:25:44 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A U.S. District Judge has sentenced a Henderson man to 15 years in federal prison for multiple child pornography offenses. Richard Carl Brown, 35, was convicted in February on several charges,More>>
A U.S. District Judge has sentenced a Henderson man to 15 years in federal prison for multiple child pornography offenses.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:06 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:06:17 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Obesity is an epidemic that's plagued our nation for decades. The American Medical Association now labels obesity a disease. There are 78 million obese adults and 12 million obese children. ElectedMore>>
Elected officials are trying to combat the obesity crisis in Las Vegas. On Wednesday, the Las Vegas City Council passed a resolution that increases access to healthy food options in under served areas.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:52:04 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are reopening their academy so they can put 50 new police officers on the streets. The police academy graduated its last class in Jan. 2012. The money for the additional officersMore>>
Metro Police are reopening their academy so they can put 50 new police officers on the streets.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:43:29 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Old-fashioned police work, combined with cutting-edge scientific methods, is solving crimes every day across Las Vegas. After almost 36 years, the head of Metro's crime lab is retiring.More>>
Old-fashioned police work, combined with cutting-edge scientific methods, is solving crimes every day across Las Vegas.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:26 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:26:47 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The city of North Las Vegas is desperate to fix its vast foreclosure problems and is considering using its eminent domain powers. Eminent domain is usually meant to take over buildings inMore>>
The city of North Las Vegas is desperate to fix its vast foreclosure problems and is considering using its eminent domain powers.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 4:38 PM EDT2013-06-19 20:38:39 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a crash involving a motorcyclist and a truck. Police say the motorcyclist slammed into the back of a truck on the Sahara westbound exit from I-15 south. TheMore>>
Metro Police are investigating a crash involving a motorcyclist and a truck.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:33 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:33:59 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Sue Lowden, a former state senator and the former chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Party is considering a run for lieutenant governor in 2014. "I am seriously thinking about it. I willMore>>
Sue Lowden, a former state senator and the former chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Party is considering a run for lieutenant governor in 2014.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County coroner has identified the body of the girl found Thursday in North Las Vegas as 10-year-old Jade Morris.
The girl died from multiple stab wounds and cuts, according to the county. Her death was ruled a homicide. She was identified by facial recognition, clothing and dental records. A DNA analysis is pending.
"Of course our sympathies go to the family in this very very difficult time," Clark County Coroner Mike Murphy said.
Jade had been missing since last Friday and was last seen by her family with Brenda Stokes, the on-again, off-again girlfriend of Jade's father.
A passer-by had discovered her body near N. Fifth Street and Deer Springs Way.
Jade's mother, Te'Juana Reeves, said, "I'm here for justice and I'll be here every step of the way."
Stokes, who also goes by the name Brenda Wilson, is being held at the Clark County Detention Center after being accused of slashing a coworker with razor blades at the Bellagio casino last Friday. She is being held on $600,000 bond.
According to Metro Police investigators, blood was found on Stokes' clothes and on the inside and outside of her car.
Nearby where Jade's body was found, family and friends have set up a memorial and the Christmas tree the girl never got to see.
"We're kind of speechless," said Jade's grandfather, Phil Tucker. "It's like we're moving in slow motion."
Stokes has been uncooperative with investigators looking into Jade's disappearance, the police said.