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Nevada State College offering Scorpion Academic Scholarships

The Nevada State College is offering a Scorpion Academic Scholarship to students who meet certain criteria.

At the time of admission to Nevada State College, new students who have met the scholarship deadline of Jan. 15 to apply for admission must also meet the following eligibility:

Graduate from high school with a minimum of 3.25 unweighted GPA or graduate from a community college within the Nevada System of Higher Education with a 3.35 GPA
Enroll in at least 12 credits per semester
Be a degree-seeking student at Nevada State the semester immediately following graduation

Scholarships will be based on a students unweighted GPAs. Students will be placed at one of three levels:... Read More

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Two Basic H.S. students arrested for bringing guns on campus

Two Basic High School students have been arrested for bringing guns on campus on Dec. 13.

According to Las Vegas police, officers showed up at Basic High school to arrest a student they had been investigating. Shortly after 9 a.m., they took the student into custody and discovered a .32 caliber gun on him.

CCSD police then began their own investigation and learned there was a connection with another student at the school. They located the second student, who they say is 16 years old, around 11:30 a.m. and found a .40 caliber gun in his possession.

CCSD police say both students were taken to a juvenile detention center and booked for possession of a dangerous weapon on school property.

"I was just surprised, kind of shocked about it, because out of al my four years here, I wouldn't have thought about it eve happening at our school," said Shawn Imperial, student. "I'm really glad that we have school police on our campus because it keeps our campus safe."... Read More

Henderson residents encouraged to recycle live Christmas trees

Several locations will open after Christmas and accept live Christmas trees for recycling. The locations will be open from Dec. 26 to Jan. 15 during regular park or facility hours.

Acacia Park, 50 Casa del Fuego St.
Anthem Hills Park, 2256 N. Reunion Dr.
Arroyo Grande Sports Complex, 298 Arroyo Grande Blvd.
Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
Mission Hills Park, 551 E. Mission Dr.
Morrell Park, 500 Harris St.
Pecos Legacy Park, 150 Pecos Rd.
Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.

Before recycling, residents are asked to remove all decorations, lights tinsel and nails as these items can't be recycled and could damage equipment. Only live trees can be recycled... Read More

Water main break: Green Valley Parkway closed

The city of Henderson is asking motorists to avoid the area of Green Valley Parkway and Pebble Road due to water main break.

Please avoid the area of Green Valley Parkway and Pebble Road while crews repair a water main break. Green Valley Parkway is closed in both directions. pic.twitter.com/27jEAcFPcM

-- City of Henderson (@cityofhenderson) December 10, 2018... Read More

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Police release photo of carjacking suspect

Henderson Police have released the photo of the robbery suspect that led police on a car chase across the valley Friday night.

He is identified as 22-year-old Scott Farni and he is facing charges of robbery with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a deadly weapon, disobeying a peace officer and endangering other persons, grand larceny and other charges.

The pursuit started in Henderson after police were called to reports of two suspects stealing someone's car at gunpoint. The pursuit ended in North Las Vegas. Farni was taken into custody. Police are still looking for the second suspect... Read More

New Costco opens in Henderson, people waiting in line

Homes, retail and industrial projects are just some of the new developments taking over west Henderson.

The newest addition to that area is a Costco, which opened Thursday morning near St. Rose and Maryland parkways. This is the second Costco to open in the city of Henderson. The new store added 250 new permanent jobs.

The city says there's a higher demand for more retail and development as more homes are being built in the area. There are reportedly more than 55,000 homes within 10 minutes from the location.

The city of Henderson pulled some numbers for 8 News Now. They looked at permit dollar value and said that the overall construction valuation is up 12-percent when compared to this time in 2017.

Besides Costco's new warehouse, just down the road, there's a new 24-7 emergency room that tis set to open on Monday.

ER at Green Valley Ranch said they have space for even more development such as a potential future primary care facility. ... Read More

One-on-one with Henderson's Police chief to discuss crime data and community impact

The City of Henderson regularly appears on the national lists for "safest cities."  But since the appointment of a new police chief last year, crime appears to be on the rise. 

   

8 News NOW Reporter Cristen Drummond sat down with the new leader of the department about the latest data and the community impact... Read More