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Authorities investigate possible bomb at Nellis Air Force Base

A portion of Nellis Air Force Base has been cordoned off while authorities investigate a possible bomb.

According to Nellis Air Force Base, around 11:50 a.m. someone came to the base and told authorities that there was a bomb in their vehicle.

No other details were released, but Nellis officials along with Metro Police are taking the claims seriously and investigating.

The public is being asked to stay away from the area until the investigation is complete and the area has been cleared.

The main gate to Nellis Air Force Base is closed until further notice.

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NDOC: Inmate escaped custody from Pioche Conservation Camp

The Nevada Department of Corrections says an inmate has escaped from custody.

According to the NDOC, 37-year-old Jeremy Bryson walked away from the Pioche Conservation Camp Tuesday evening around 5:29 p.m.

The camp is a minimum custody facility located in Pioche, NV nearly three hours north of Las Vegas.

Authorities said Bryson has been at the Pioche Conservation Camp since Oct. 21. He was transferred from Clark County where he was arrested for burglary.

Bryson has a medium build, and he is 5 feet 10 inches tall, with blue eyes and brown hair. He is also said to have multiple tattoos.

Authorities believe Bryson may be headed south on Highway 93.

Anyone with information on whereabouts of Jeremy Bryson is asked to call 911 or their local law enforcement agency... Read More

Nellis honors military this holiday season

A magical winter wonderland came to life Sunday for local military families.

It was thanks to a community effort to help those who serve our country, especially during the holidays.

While military members are overseas protecting our country, their families don't get to be with them over the holidays. The Nellis Support Team and the Las Vegas Country Club organized for military spouses a holiday party.

"You know it makes it less lonely you feel more as a family when you are together with squadrons," Military wife Yvonne Bellisario said. "Especially when you are with someone that is in the same squadron as you and their husbands are deployed as well."

Over 100 family military families of deployed Nellis and Creech Air Force base airmen were treated to a top notch holiday meal. Plus lots of entertainment for kids including clowns, face painting and even a special visit from Santa... Read More

Nevada Army Guard unit deploys to Afganistan

At least 38 local families will be without a loved one this Christmas. It turns out a unit of the Nevada Army Guard is mobilizing for a one year deployment to Afghanistan.

The 137th is a military police detachment. They are MPs who will protect soldiers from criminal threats while in Afghanistan.

Governor Sandoval made a special trip to the Aliante Hotel Tuesday to see them off/

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

Neighbors react to child's death

According to the latest statistics from the Nevada Division of Child and Family Services, there have been 43 deaths or near-deaths of children in Clark County this year.

On Thursday, a 2-year-old little boy died after an incident in the 3900 block of Blushing Hearts Road near Lamb and North Las Vegas boulevards. Paramedics were told the child fell, but they called it into police because they said the toddler's injuries looked "suspicious."

The child was taken to University Medical Center for treatment where died.

Metro Police are investigating his death.

Sandra Johnson, a neighbor in the area, said she was concerned when she saw police cars and crime scene tape in her neighborhood. However, Johnson said after she figured out why officers were there, here concern turned into anger.

"I've lived over here, like I said, for 7 years, and it's disgusting to me," Johnson said... Read More

Police investigate child's death

Metro Police are investigating to see if a child who died from "suspicious" injuries was the victim of abuse.

It happened Thursday in the 3900 block of Blushing Hearts Road near Lamb and North Las Vegas boulevards.

Officers said, around 9:37 a.m. dispatch operators received a call about a child who had been injured.

When emergency personnel arrived at the scene, they noticed the child's injuries looked suspicious, and they called police.

The child was taken to University Medical Center for treatment and died.

There weren't any other details released.

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Glimpse into Army National Guard training in southern Nevada

Two hundred soldiers prepared to deploy overseas by training at the North Las Vegas Readiness Center Wednesday.

8 News NOW Reporter Brian Brennan road along in the convoy.

He got a glimpse into the training the Army National Guard receives in southern Nevada... Read More