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New opioid study focuses on Nevada teens

A study is underway to better understand the on-going prescription drug abuse crisis in the Las Vegas valley.

And this survey is targeting teens.

This is one of the first, if not the only study in Nevada, that is taking a closer look at the opioid drug abuse issue among teenagers.

Current surveys typically ask students if they use drugs and how long they have been using drugs. This study will be more in-depth. It will look at patterns of behaviors and motivations for drug use.

"I've noticed that there's a lot more drug-related activity in high school than there is in junior high," said Mariel English, Green Valley High School student.

English is a freshman at Green Valley High School, which is the first campus to be surveyed for the new study analyzing opioid abuse among local youth. Almost 1,000 students participated.

"I've had a few friends try it before," English said... Read More

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Funeral for North Las Vegas Detective Chad Parque to be held Tuesday, Jan. 17

Information about the funeral for North Las Vegas Police Detective Chad Parque was released Tuesday.

Detective Parque was killed from injuries sustained in a car crash Friday, Jan. 6. It happened at N. Martin Luther King Boulevard and W. Carey Avenue.

Police say his car was hit by a driver going the wrong way on the road. Parque died from his injuries early Saturday morning.

Arrangements for Parque's funeral are as followed:

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Central Christian Church
1001 New Beginnings Drive
Henderson, NV 89011

The funeral is open to the public.

Parque was a 10-year veteran, and according to many, the kind of cop you'd want as your protector. Parque leaves behind a wife and a child... Read More

Sears closing 150 stores, 1 in Las Vegas

Sears is closing 150 stores nationwide, one store is in Las Vegas, according to a article in Business Insider.

The store closing in Las Vegas is a Kmart store located at 10405 S. Eastern Avenue in Henderson.

The closures include a combination of Kmart and Sears stores.

Sears has not commented on why the stores are closing... Read More

Police arrest man accused of multiple robberies in Henderson, Las Vegas

Daniel Andrews was arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with multiple robberies in Henderson and Las Vegas.

Henderson Police said, on Dec. 5 just before 8 p.m., Andrews entered the Jack in the Box at 5 S. Gibson Rd. with a gun and demanded money.

A second robbery occurred on Dec. 14 at about 9:10 p.m., when Andrews entered the Outback Steakhouse at 521 N. Stephanie St. and did the same thing, police said.

On Dec. 20 at about midnight, the same suspect entered the In-N-Out Burger at 1051 W. Sunset Rd. where he again demanded money while showing a gun. Henderson Police said Andrews also hit PT's Pub at 10075 S. Eastern Ave around 8:20 p.m. on Dec. 22.

During several of the robberies, Andrews drove a 2002 Silver Ford Focus during several of the robberies. No one was injured during the robberies.

On Tuesday, Jan. 3, Henderson Police said officers found Andrews at the Henderson Municipal Courthouse where he was arrested... Read More

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Nevada's first urban drone testing site breaks ground in Henderson

Henderson city officials broke ground Wednesday on the state's first urban drone testing site on the campus of Nevada State College.

This has been a long time in the making.

It's a joint effort between Henderson, Nevada State College and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems. Today, they unveiled plans for the aptly named Henderson Unmanned Vehicle Range or HUVR.

"It's really an industry that's taking off," said Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen.

There was a buzz in the air as drones flew high in the sky at the groundbreaking of the state's first urban drone testing site.

Right now, it's 500 acres of desert, but this land on the Nevada State College campus will soon be transformed... Read More

Bicyclist killed in crash at Warms Springs and Eastern

A bicyclist is dead following a crash at the intersection of Warm Springs Road and Eastern Avenue.

According to Metro police, a woman on her bike was trying to cross Eastern heading west when she was struck by a truck making a right hand turn. The crash happened around 7:37 a.m.

Part of the intersection was closed for about three hours while police investigated.

The driver of the truck stayed at the scene and cooperated with police. The driver is not expected to face any charges, police said... Read More

Identity released of man shot, killed near Tropicana and Jones

The name of the man shot and killed near in west Las Vegas after he interrupted gangs writing graffiti was released Wednesday.

The Clark County Coroner's Office identified 18-year-old Richard Ares as the victim.

The shooting happened in the 5000 block of Duneville St. near W. Tropicana and S. Jones Boulevard. When officers arrived at the scene, they found Ares suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. Ares was taken to University Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

Metro said Ares likely interrupted gang graffiti near the apartment complex before he was chased and shot.

Officers say they're searching for three suspects who likely fled in a Black Honda Civic from the Sedona Ridge Apartments.

Investigators do not believe the victim has any gang ties, but it's unclear why he approached the suspects... Read More