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Person barricaded in home near Bicentennial and Anthem parkways

Henderson Police are investigating a barricade situation near Bicentennial and Anthem parkways.

According to officers, around 5:35 p.m. 9-1-1 dispatchers received a call about a domestic situation in the 3000 block of Paladi Avenue. When officers arrived at the scene, one person was barricaded inside the home.

Police believe the one person barricaded inside the home is possibly armed. SWAT units are on their way to the scene to assist.

This is a developing story. We'll have more after the NCAA tournament in our special edition of 8 News NOW at 9 p.m.... Read More

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NDOT's $2.4M Boulder Highway Bridge upgrade starts March 18 in Henderson

The Nevada Department of Transportation will begin its $2.45 million bridge reconstruction of the Boulder Highway (State Route 582) exit over northbound Interstate 11 on March 18 in Henderson.

The two-lane 204-foot long bridge is being demolished and rebuilt with a new concrete cast-in-place box girder structure due to damage suffered from soil settling.

As a result, the northbound I-11 offramp to Boulder Highway will be closed during construction, with traffic being rerouted onto College Drive. (Wagonwheel Drive is another suggested alternative route).

NDOT says motorists can also expect lane restrictions in both directions along Boulder Highway between Horizon Drive and Wagonwheel Drive, with a reduced speed limit of 35 miles per hour through the construction work zone.

Additionally, there will be no left turn from Calle Bonita onto southbound Boulder Highway... Read More

I-Team: Police unions accuse Henderson police chief of ‘union busting'

Police Chief Latesha Watson is on paid administrative leave as of Thursday until further notice, according to a city of Henderson spokeswoman. Senior Public information officer Kathleen Richards told 8 News Now she could not say why and no interviews would be provided by city staff to explain why Watson was placed on administrative leave.

Watson's base salary is more than $190,000.

8 News Now obtained five internal memos from late 2018 that details complaints about Chief Watson and investigations. The I-Team learned that the unions representing Henderson police officers and supervisors filed a complaint against Chief Watson, the City of Henderson, the police department, and Deputy Chief Thedrick Andres in late 2018.

Rick McCann, a spokesman for the unions pointed to "union busting."... Read More

Ex-priest defrocked for sex abuse found dead in Nevada home; alleged victim speaks out

A defrocked Roman Catholic priest from New Jersey has been found dead in his new home in a suburb of Las Vegas.

The Clark County Coroner's Office said Tuesday that 70-year-old John Capparelli was found dead Saturday in his kitchen in Henderson with a gunshot wound to his neck.

Capparelli was one of more than 180 priests named by New Jersey's five dioceses last month as having credible accusations of sexual abuse against him.

Henderson Police say Capparelli's body was found Saturday morning after officers conducted a welfare check and said he died of "suspicious circumstances."

Nicole Charlton with the coroner's office says the death has been ruled a homicide.

Officer Katrina Rothmeyer declined Tuesday to say whether police have a suspect or whether someone broke into Capparelli's home... Read More

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More Californians moving to Henderson area than ever before; home prices are increasing

It was a Tuesday evening when the Ortiz family gathered to watch television together. The family's now living with less stress than they were three years ago when they first moved to Clark County after living numerous years in Southern California.

"In L.A. it feels like you're living paycheck to paycheck," recalled Jessica Ortiz. "Depending on what you're doing and the size of your family. Out here I don't really have to worry about that."

In August 2016, Jessica Ortiz and her husband sold their Los Angeles area home, packed up their kids, and purchased their new two-story home in Henderson, Nevada. They say their home is one they would never have been able to afford in Los Angeles.

"If you want something on the salary you make, you have to compensate for it," Ortiz explained. "You have to get something older or smaller; rundown. Out here you can get a brand new house for a quarter of the price houses are going for in L.A." ... Read More

SNOW DAY: Valley parents, kids play hookie to play in snow

A lot of students within the Clark County School District decided to make it a snow day, so instead of going to school, they flocked to local parks to play in the snow with family and friends.

8 News NOW Reporter Karen Castro saw a lot of them having fun with their parents at Anthem Hills Park near Anthem Parkway and Reunion Drive... Read More

SNOWY WEATHER: Snow falls around the Las Vegas Valley!

Snow started falling around the Las Vegas valley Wednesday night around 6 p.m. According to numerous viewer tweets and photos 8 News NOW received, many areas around the valley were seeing 1-3 inches of snow.

At 9.p.m. Summerlin had 4-5 inches of snow. And at 10 p.m. Echo Canyon Subdivision on Mount Charleston was showing 11-inches.

SLIDESHOW: Snow blankets parts of the Las Vegas Valley

Nevada Highway Patrol warned drivers on Twitter that roads could be a little tricky. Especially, for drivers traveling on I-15 southbound near Jean. The roadways in that area are expected to freeze with ice causing the roads be very slippery... Read More