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Police provide student safety tips following reported attack at UNLV

Students at UNLV are on alert after a reported attack on campus.

The attack happened Tuesday night when a female student was walking across a campus parking lot near Harmon Ave, according to the UNLV Police Department.

The attacker grabbed the student by her shoulders, pulled her backwards and hit her, police said.

Fortunately the student was able to escape, but so did the attacker.

Campus police say they will now increase patrols as investigators comb through surveillance camera video in hopes a clear image of the attacker will emerge.

They also warn students should stay vigil while walking around at night and to stick together.

"As the year progresses, it's getting darker earlier, so I would also remind them in terms of traveling on campus it's be better in pairs and if they see something, say something, doesn't matter what," said Asst. Chief Jeffrey Green of the UNLV Police Department. "That's why we're here, to respond."... Read More

UNLV Police issue alert following attack on student

University Police issued a crime alert to UNLV students this morning following an attack on a female student Tuesday evening.

According to police, the student was walking westbound on Harmon Avenue toward Lot L when she was grabbed by her shoulders from behind and struck in the back. The student was able to escape and reported the incident the next morning to UNLV Police.

The suspect is described as an African-American male, 5-foot-10 inches tall, clean shaven and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

If you have any information about this incident, you are urged to contact UNLV Police Services at (702) 895-3668.

University Police advise students to take the following actions:

-- Always remain vigilant regarding your surroundings when walking to and from your personal vehicle.

-- When possible, try to travel in pairs when walking to your vehicle... Read More

Mom accused in child's death appears in court

The woman accused in the death of her 2-year-old made her first appearance in court Monday morning.

Diana Eldridge was in Las Vegas Justice Court. She faces one count of murder and two counts of child neglect in her daughter's death.

The child died in an apartment complex on South Maryland Parkway on Oct. 18. Investigators from Metro's Abuse and Neglect section said the child suffered from environmental and medical neglect for a long time before she died.

Eldridge is currently being held on no bail... Read More

Happy Nevada Day! Celebrating the day Nevada was added to the Union

Happy Nevada Day! Nevada Day is a state holiday that is celebrated across the entire state of Nevada.

Nevada Day commemorated the admission of the state of Nevada into the union on Oct. 31, 1864. However, since the 2000s the holiday has always been celebrated on the last Friday of the month.

On Nevada Day holiday all state, county and city government offices are closed, along with most schools and libraries. Some private businesses, like banks, also close to commemorate the holiday.

Here are some facts about Nevada Day courtesy of Piktochart.com:... Read More

Voters set record numbers first 2 days of early voting

As a key swing state, Nevada's votes really count for the 2016 election. Early voting started Saturday, Oct. 22, and according to Clark County, residents hit the polls in record numbers.

More than 70,000 people cast their ballots. Flor Cordona was one of those votes.

Cardona said she voted Saturday for the first time in her life.

"Sixteen years ago I didn't have papers; I didn't have a language; I didn't have nothing," Cardona said. "I only have dreams."

Cardona's pushing for other Latino's to vote early. However, Cardona isn't the only person making a push during early voting.

Both Democrats and Republicans have also made a final push across the state to sway voters who haven't made up their minds yet.

"Now is the time to really voice your concerns with what's happening with our country and the direction that you would like to see it going," said Catherine Cortez Masto, D-NV, United States Senate candidate... Read More

Secret Service sweeps UNLV, Thomas & Mack ahead of debate

The Secret Service spent all day Tuesday preparing for Wednesday's debate. They spent the entire afternoon sweeping the debate site and surrounding perimeter, looking for potential security issues.

The agency has worked with local law enforcement to make sure the debate goes off without incident.

The enormous undertaking for the Secret Service to organize security ahead of the final debate has been a month's long process that has involved every single law enforcement agency in southern Nevada.

On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be escorted by motorcade to the Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV.

8 News Now Anchor Christianne Klein talked with Secret Service officials. She has the story... Read More

FAA dedicates nation's 2nd-tallest airport tower in Vegas

The nation's top aviation administrator has marked completion of a long-delayed air traffic control tower at McCarran International Airport that officials say cost $111 million.

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta joined local and state officials Tuesday dedicating the new tower, which took five years to build. At 352 feet, the FAA says it's the second-tallest airport tower in the nation.

It replaces a 200-foot Las Vegas tower the FAA started using in 1983. Work began in May 2011, but was delayed by government shutdowns in 2011 and 2013 and a massive construction error in the tower duct work.

The facility has two top levels for air- and ground-traffic controllers to monitor aircraft at the nation's eighth-busiest airport.

It also has a four-story Terminal Radar Approach Control office building with space for up to 20 controllers at a time... Read More