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ITT Technical Institute closes, students left in limbo

The future of more than 800 students is on hold after ITT Technical Institute announced it was closing its doors across the country.

The announcement comes just days after the U.S. Department of Education banned it from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid.

The for-profit college chain has two campuses in the valley and released a statement Monday saying it is with profound regret they're ending academic operations at all of its more than 130 campuses across 38 states.

One of the local campuses is in North Las Vegas and the other is in Henderson. Both are officially closed.

Students showed up to find the doors locked.

"I was hurt, really, because a lot of us, you know, we don't have anything as far as job skills to be a professional as of yet," said Grant Cooley, ITT Tech student.

Cooley found out about the closure through an email sent by the school. He showed up at the school hoping to get his transcripts... Read More

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City of Henderson offers preparedness tips

September marks National Preparedness Month. Henderson Emergency Manager Yuri Graves visited 8 News NOW Good Day to offer tips on how to prepare for the unexpected... Read More

Henderson Police investigate apparent murder-suicide

Henderson Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide at a home in the 2800 block of Blythswood Square in the Anthem community.

Police responded to the home Monday at approximately 6 p.m. and discovered two bodies. Both appeared to be in their late thirties or early forties, according to police.

Police say the incident appears to be domestic related. Investigators say they have no reason to believe anyone else was at the home at the time of the shooting.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Clark County Coroner's Office will identify the victims once next of kin have been notified... Read More

Uncertain future for students of ITT Tech, school sanctioned

An uncertain future awaits students and faculty at ITT Technical College.

The school which has campuses in North Las Vegas and Henderson has stopped enrolling new students and is facing sanctions that could put it out of business.

8 News NOW Anchor Paul Joncich has more on the story... Read More

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Local Olympian Connor Fields pulls off ultimate surprise for 5th grader and class

Henderson resident Connor Fields proves time and time again why he's a true Olympian.

Two days after he returned home from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janiero, he visited a child by the name of Charlie Mendoza. Fields met Charlie about three years ago after he had brain surgery.

Charlie was fighting brain cancer, so he had to have surgery on his brain to remove a tumor.

However, the surgery paralyzed him. Fields said he received a call from Charlie's dad, Mr. Mendoza, asking him to come to their house and hang out with Charlie to get his spirits up.

Fields said after hanging out with Charlie, he told him, "when you can walk again, I'm going to teach you how to ride a bike."

Charlie's father said the day Fields left his house his son went from crawling to walking. Now, Charlie is in the 5th grade, walking and thriving at Green Valley Christian Academy... Read More

Nev. Board of Education unanimously approves reorganization plan

The Nevada Board of Education has voted unanimously in favor of a dramatic plan to shift the balance of power from a central office to the more than 300 schools in the Clark County School District.

Proponents of the reorganization plan approved Thursday say it's important for Nevada to act boldly, arguing the status quo hasn't improved the state's bottom-ranking public school system.

The plan fine-tuned over the past 14 months calls for an "empowerment" model that gives principals and their volunteer boards control over about 80 percent of the money flowing to their schools.

Critics scrutinized the details of the plan, asking whether it will distribute resources equitably. A panel of 12 legislators still must approve the final regulations that passed Thursday. That vote is expected on Sept. 9... Read More

Henderson celebrates local Olympian with Connor Fields' day

Tuesday was Olympic medalist Connor Fields' Day in Henderson.

Fields was honored by the City of Henderson for his gold medal win at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

8 News NOW Sports Director Chris Maathuis spoke with Fields one-on-one Tuesday. He has more on Fields' time in Rio and his history-making win... Read More