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Charges possible in deadly crash

A woman who was hit by a car two weeks ago has died. Now, the teen driver involved could face serious charges for the accident.

The crash occurred February 26th at Warm Springs Road and spencer Street.

"We're going to keep our fingers crossed and hope this pedestrian survives, because the consequences are much more grave and much more severe if somebody dies in this situation," Metro Police Sgt. Richard Strader said at the time of the crash. "There are some ramifications."

Thursday, nearly two weeks later, the 49-year-old pedestrian identified as Linda McCoy has passed away.

Now, the 16-year-old driver who investigators say didn't appear to be speeding or under the influence could be charged.

According to Metro Police, he may have failed to yield in his 2015 Chevy - a traffic violation in and of itself.

A decision will also be made whether to charge him with vehicular manslaughter... Read More

Nevada Supreme Court looks at reforming how judges set bail

The Nevada Supreme Court is thinking about changing the way the state's judges set bail. Justices are looking at setting lower bail amounts or no bail at all for certain first-time offenders.

Why?

According to officials, there are hundreds of people in the Clark County jail, accused of minor, first-time offenses. The ones who can't afford bail, sit there for weeks awaiting trial.

During that time, they can lose their job and their apartment, which increases the chances of them re-offending when they get out.

The new plan is expected to ease overcrowding in Clark County's jail by up to 30 percent.

Nevada Supreme Court Justice James Hardesty says he doesn't like the fact that most judges don't have enough information to set the proper bail.

"Our justices in this state fly by the seat of their pants," Hardesty... Read More

1 killed in motorcycle crash on Tropicana Avenue

One person is dead and another injured following a motorcycle crash Thursday morning on Tropicana Avenue.

The crash happened just before 6 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Tropicana Avenue between Swenson Street and Koval Lane.

According to police, the motorcyclist and her passenger were traveling at a high rate of speed in the westbound lane when the motorcyclist hit the brakes in an attempt to avoid hitting a car and lost control of the bike. The motorcycle slid on its side striking two vehicles.

The woman driving the motorcycle died at the scene. Her male passenger was transported to University Medical Center. He had minor injuries.

Police say the motorcyclist was speeding prior to the crash... Read More

Man gets 12 to 40 years in deaths of grandma and child

The man responsible for a crash that left a woman and her granddaughter dead was sentenced from 12 to 40 years in prison.

Leonardo Ruesga, 20, told the court and family members he was sorry for the crash and apologized from the bottom of his heart.

He was under the influence of drugs when he ran up onto a sidewalk and into the victims at a bus stop at Sahara Avenue and Maryland Parkway in March of 2015.

Family members and friends of 58-year-old Maria Garcia and 6-year-old Alyssa Aisa wore matching tee-shirts in the courtroom as a show of support for the victims of the crash.

Family members told Ruesga they didn't feel his apology was sincere... Read More

Residents still shaken up over vehicle that crashed into home

A valley family experienced a terrifying moment Tuesday night when a car crashed through their home.

It happened near the intersection near Cabana Drive and E. Twain Avenue. Police said people were inside the home, in bed, when it happened. A portion of one of the walls of the home was comptely destroyed. That area's been boarded up, but the homeowner will have to fix the house before they can move back into the property.

The driver of the car was hurt in the crash and taken to the hospital, but she's expected to be okay. Another woman inside the home when it happened received some scrapes from the wreck, but she was treated at the scene.

Metro Police believes the driver may have been impaired at the time of the crash. No word on charges... Read More

Burglary suspect shot by property manager, suspect ID'd

8 News NOW has learned more about a deadly confrontation between a property management team and a suspected burglar.

The incident unfolded Wednesday evening near the intersection of Mountain Vista Street and E. Viking Road.

Metro Police said it all started as a burglary call to a home in the 4500 block of E. Viking Road. Police said a property manager was called after a locksmith called the property manger to tell him someone was inside the house.

When the property manager arrived, he noticed someone in the back yard of the home.

"They don't go into the house, they check the front of the house, said Lt. Dan McGrath, Metro Police. "They go into the backyard the male has a confrontation with a black male in his 20s."

Officers said the property manager got into a struggle with the suspected burglar, identified as 27-year-old Victor Lamar Jones by the Clark County Coroner's Office. Police sid the property manager shot him... Read More

Denise Valdez named Paula Francis' successor, promoted to evening anchor for KLAS-TV

Denise Valdez has been named Paula Francis' successor.

Valdez has been with the 8 News NOW family for 10 years, and she has appeared on your TV in many time slots leading the news as an anchor and a reporter. Valdez says she looks forward to her new role.

"I can't fill Paula's shoes, but I'm proud to follow in her footsteps," Valdez said.

Francis was just as thrilled about Valdez's promotion.

"I am proud to have such a wonderful and professional successor, who's also a 10-year member of the Channel 8 family," Francis said.

Denise Valdez has been named Paula Francis' successor.

Valdez has been with the 8 News NOW family for 10 years, and she has appeared on your TV in many time slots leading the news as an anchor and a reporter. Valdez says she looks forward to her new role.

"I can't fill Paula's shoes, but I'm proud to follow in her footsteps," Valdez said.

Francis was just as thrilled about Valdez's promotion... Read More