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AC Repairman Accused of Molestation No Show in Court

HENDERSON -- A bench warrant has been issued for the Las Vegas man accused of molesting a young girl while he was at the family's Henderson home to repair an air conditioner.

Marlowe Fuller was supposed to appear in Henderson Justice Court Monday for his felony arraignment but never showed up. The court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of the 49-year-old.

Fuller, who is the owner of SOS Repair, was taken into custody after the child's family contacted police.

Police say during a search of Fuller's home, they discovered  a dresser drawer full of panties for young girls as well as skirts and bikini tops and bottoms. Police believe all of the items had been worn and that there could be other victims. 

Anyone with information on possible victims is urged to call Henderson Police Dept. at (702)267-4793 or Crime Stoppers at (702)385-5555.

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Four-Year-Old Nearly Drowns in Backyard Pool

HENDERSON, Nev. - Henderson officials say a four-year-old child nearly drowned in a backyard swimming pool at a home near Wigwam and Green Valley Parkway.

Police responded to a call that the boy was found floating in the pool. Emergency crews revived the child and transported the child to the hospital in unknown condition.

More details, as they develop, on 8 News NOW and 8NewsNOW.com.

Coroners Inquest into Henderson Shooting Ruled Justified

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The shooting death of a Henderson man by police has been ruled justified. A coroner's inquest was held Friday in the shooting of Richard Nolton.

The 42-year-old was killed after a standoff on July 3 with officers at his Henderson home near Greenway and east Horizon Drive.

Officers were called to Nolton's home after a call that he was threatening his wife and son. Both got away unharmed.

Nolton was shot by Officer Brian Pollard after he confronted police with a hand gun.

Police Seek Victims in Child Molestation Case

HENDERSON -- Nilo Fernandez will never forget 49-year-old Marlowe Fuller's face.

"It's sickening, just sickening. There is something wrong with that guy," Fernandez said. "We were shocked, because we didn't know that this person is like that."

Henderson Police arrested Fuller for allegedly sexually assaulting Fernandez's six-year-old niece. According to Fuller's arrest report, he allegedly assaulted the girl last month while making repairs to the family's home.

The report states a day later, the little girl told her family, "The man was touching her… touching her in between her legs and inside her panties." "I mean, a six-year-old girl. I can't see what goes through his mind," Fernandez said. The family notified Henderson Police, which launched an investigation.

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Home Sales Drop in Southern Nevada in August

LAS VEGAS -- The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors says fewer homes were sold in August but prices were higher than one year ago.

The association said Thursday that the median price for single-family homes rose to $140,000. That's up more than 3 percent compared with August last year and nearly 4 percent more than July's median price.

More than 2,800 units sold last month, nearly 13 percent fewer than the number sold in August last year. Just under 3,000 homes sold in July.

Association President Rick Shelton says the decrease in sales is likely tied to a federal homebuyers tax credit that expired in April. Shelton says the year-over-year decrease in sales mirrors a spike in sales seen last year when the credit was available. 

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Family Member Describes Final Moments Before Plane Crash

LAS VEGAS -- Three survivors from Monday's fiery plane crash are receiving round-the-clock care at University Medical Center for their severe burns.

The plane went down in a Silverado Ranch neighborhood shortly after take-off, killing the pilot. Tuesday, their loved ones shared what happened in the final seconds of the fatal flight.

What started as a scare in the air suddenly became a frantic journey all the way down to the ground. The plane crash landed and caused the Silverado Ranch neighborhood to shake.

"She said she just thought she was going to die. She just thought she was going to burn," said Tracy Faucheaux, survivor's mother.

Tracy Faucheaux and her husband Buddy, rushed to Las Vegas from Louisiana after learning their daughter Tamika and son-in-law Randall Savoy were hurt in the crash.

Crash Causes Concerns About Flight Zones

LAS VEGAS -- A small plane that crashed landed in a Las Vegas neighborhood Monday morning, killing a 45-year-old Louisiana man. Three others on board survived.

The plane narrowly missed slamming into homes, and residents say that's exactly why the Federal Aviation Administration needs to enforce stricter flight rules on where pilots can fly. They're hopeful, this crash helps their cause.

In Henderson, there are homes right by the airport. It is common to see aircraft take off at the Henderson Executive Airport throughout the day. But after Monday's crash, every sight and every sound of them comes with concern.

"Now, whenever I hear it on top of the house, I will be with my ears standing up wondering when is it going to happen again," said Olga Marullo. "Before they know it, there will be another. Maybe even a disaster."