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Henderson police 1st in Nevada using US data portal program

Police in Henderson say they're the first law enforcement agency in Nevada to begin working with a searchable federal internet site providing crime statistics data to the public.

Police Chief Patrick Moers says the Police Data Initiatives system adds transparency for the public about department activities.

The database at - publicsafetydataportal.org - provides the most commonly requested community crime statistics collected by the FBI, plus information on police uses of force and shootings.

The program was developed by the Justice Department, and it's being used by more than 120 law enforcement agencies nationwide... Read More

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Website promises simpler way to apply for U.S. citizenship

In the midst of uncertainty among the immigrant community, many of them are scrambling to gain legal status, but the application process can be complicated. However, a new tech company that's relocating to the Las Vegas valley has promised to have an easier way of filing paperwork for U.S. citizenship.

Fileright.com is an online company that recently moved its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Henderson. The company says the relocation is happening as the website has been picking up high volumes of traffic following the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

Upon taking office, President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to deport between two and three million undocumented immigrants immediately. It was the presidential election that encouraged Sergio Severo's Italian mother to finally apply for citizenship... Read More

Happy Nevada Day! Celebrating the day Nevada was added to the Union

Happy Nevada Day! Nevada Day is a state holiday that is celebrated across the entire state of Nevada.

Nevada Day commemorated the admission of the state of Nevada into the union on Oct. 31, 1864. However, since the 2000s the holiday has always been celebrated on the last Friday of the month.

On Nevada Day holiday all state, county and city government offices are closed, along with most schools and libraries. Some private businesses, like banks, also close to commemorate the holiday.

Here are some facts about Nevada Day courtesy of Piktochart.com:... Read More

NHP releases video of trooper shooting carjacking suspect

The Nevada Highway Patrol released its preliminary findings and a video of the fatal shooting of a carjacking suspect by an NHP trooper during a Tuesday news conference.

The suspect, 28-year-old Javier Munoz, led NHP troopers on a chase from Las Vegas to Henderson with speeds reaching 100 mph.

Authorities said Munoz was shot by Trooper David Dudley, a 17-year veteran, after crashing a car stolen from a woman at a convenience store and trying to carjack another vehicle from a elderly man at a Cadillac dealership.

NHP Col. Dennis Osborne said Munoz didn't had a weapon on him, but posed a threat to the public.

"That vehicle is a 4,500 pound weapon," he said.

Officials say the woman at the convenience store was treated for minor injuries after trying to stop Munoz from stealing her black Scion near downtown Las Vegas.

Troopers chased the Scion after seeing it being driven erratically on U.S. 95... Read More

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Voters set record numbers first 2 days of early voting

As a key swing state, Nevada's votes really count for the 2016 election. Early voting started Saturday, Oct. 22, and according to Clark County, residents hit the polls in record numbers.

More than 70,000 people cast their ballots. Flor Cordona was one of those votes.

Cardona said she voted Saturday for the first time in her life.

"Sixteen years ago I didn't have papers; I didn't have a language; I didn't have nothing," Cardona said. "I only have dreams."

Cardona's pushing for other Latino's to vote early. However, Cardona isn't the only person making a push during early voting.

Both Democrats and Republicans have also made a final push across the state to sway voters who haven't made up their minds yet.

"Now is the time to really voice your concerns with what's happening with our country and the direction that you would like to see it going," said Catherine Cortez Masto, D-NV, United States Senate candidate... Read More

NHP trooper shoots carjacking suspect

Metro Police and Nevada Highway Patrol are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred near American Pacific Drive and Gibson Road.

NHP says a suspect carjacked a vehicle at a gas station near Fremont Street and Eastern Avenue leaving two people injured.

NHP says the suspect was driving erratically along southbound U.S. 95, prompting troopers to pursue the vehicle. The suspect hit a vehicle on the highway near the Charleston exit and eventually exited on Auto Show Drive where he attempted to carjack another vehicle from an elderly couple, NHP said.

The officer-involved shooting occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m. when troopers attempted to take the man into custody... Read More

Henderson man builds solar-powered ice cream truck

A Henderson man has figured out how to keep ice cream cold using the sun. Harrel Remmer built a solar-powered ice cream truck.

8 News NOW Reporter Karen Castro has the details about how the solar-powered ice cream truck works... Read More