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Authorities search for small plane that made emergency landing

Henderson Fire and Police are in route to Henderson Executive Airport to search for an airplane that didn't make it to the runway, according to officials at McCarran Airport.

Officials said the Cessna 150 plane was carrying two people when it landed on a road in the area of Bermuda Road and St. Rose Parkway.

McCarran officials said the plane had mechanical issues.

No other details were released. 8 News NOW has a crew on the way to the scene.

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Plane makes hard landing on runway in Henderson

A plane had a hard landing on the runway at Henderson Executive Airport Thursday, according to the City of Henderson.

It happened around 3:30 p.m. when a small prop plane lost power coming in for a landing. The City of Henderson said the plane skidded off the runway into a deserted area.

There were three people on board the plane when it happened. No one was hurt.

The FAA has taken over the investigation... Read More

NV Energy files proposal with PUCN to grandfather in private rooftop solar customers

NV Energy filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) a proposal Wednesday to grandfather-in eligible private rooftop solar customers.

In its filing, NV Energy requests that customers who had installed a private system prior to December 31, 2015, remain on the previously approved net metering rates for 20 years. The company also asks that customers who had an active and approved application to interconnect a system pending on December 31, 2015, remain on previous net metering rates. ... Read More

I-Team: Are fewer lifeguards safer?

Drownings rank as one of the leading causes of accidental death in the United States, especially for young people. Locally, health officials made some unexpected changes following a drowning incident that left a 6-year-old boy with permanent brain damage.

The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) now says that what the Cowabunga Bay water park actually needs is fewer lifeguards.

I-Team Chief Investigator George Knapp asked SNHD Chief Environmental Health Officer Jackie Reszetar about the health district's stance on Cowabunga Bay.

"You said (Cowabunga Bay) did not live up to health and safety codes, but they changed it. You changed it," Knapp said.

"Nobody changed that," Reszetar replied.

"So, there was no variance given to Cowabunga Bay?" Knapp asked.

"There was a variance given to Cowabunga Bay," Reszetar answered.

"That's what I just asked," Knapp said... Read More

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Police: Man fatally shoots wife, calls police to surrender

Police say a 64-year-old Henderson man fatally shot his wife, called 911 and waited for officers to arrive.

Henderson police say Dennis Kopp remained on the phone with dispatchers and stood outside until police arrived about 4:45 p.m. Sunday at a home in the Green Valley area. He's expected to face a murder charge.

Police say Kopp's 61-year-old wife, Paulette King, was found mortally wounded in a spare bedroom, and was pronounced dead at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas.

Police say they found a handgun inside the home that investigators believe was used in the shooting... Read More

Coroner identifies man found with gunshot at Vegas complex

Authorities have identified a 21-year-old Henderson man found dead after a shooting during the weekend outside a Las Vegas apartment complex.

The Clark County coroner said Monday that it could take several weeks to determine a cause of death for Antone Toma Williams.

Police say Williams was found dead a little before 7 a.m. Sunday at a complex off Swenson Street. That's several blocks east of the Las Vegas Strip.

Witnesses reported hearing a loud argument involving several people in a parking lot minutes before the shooting, and people and vehicles fleeing afterward.

No suspects have been identified and a motive for the shooting wasn't immediately determined... Read More

Keeping your neighborhood safe

Homicides are up by nearly 70 percent across the Las Vegas valley, and violent crime overall is up by nearly 20 percent when you compare the numbers this year to last year.

In addition to homicides, sexual assaults, robberies, and assault and batteries are also trending higher. But that's not all.

The Las Metropolitan Police Department saw an increase of calls for squatters in all area commands last year except for the northwest which had a nearly 11 percent reduction.

8 News NOW wants to help you protect yourself and your neighborhood, so for an entire week, we've committed ourselves to producing reports that will give you a leg up when it comes to keeping your neighborhood safe.

Monday -- City to revisit law on short term rentals... Read More