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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.

This is a developing story.... Read More

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

Nevada unemployment rate falls to new 7-year low

Nevada's unemployment rate has fallen to a new seven-year low.

The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Wednesday that the jobless rate in October was 6.6 percent, which is the lowest it's been since June 2008.

October marked the 56th straight month that the unemployment rate has declined year-over-year. Nevada added a seasonally adjusted 6,200 jobs in October, and the number of jobs is up more than 42,000 compared with the same time a year ago.

Gov. Brian Sandoval said 2015 has been a solid year for Nevada's job market, and he said he was committed to helping further diversify the state's economy... Read More

Nevada unemployment rate falls to new 7-year low

Nevada's unemployment rate has fallen to a new seven-year low.

The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Wednesday that the jobless rate in October was 6.6 percent, which is the lowest it's been since June 2008.

October marked the 56th straight month that the unemployment rate has declined year-over-year. Nevada added a seasonally adjusted 6,200 jobs in October, and the number of jobs is up more than 42,000 compared with the same time a year ago.

Gov. Brian Sandoval said 2015 has been a solid year for Nevada's job market, and he said he was committed to helping further diversify the state's economy... Read More

Attorney general program offering legal help for military members

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt is launching a program to provide free legal assistance to members of the military.

The attorney general scheduled a news conference Wednesday marking the debut of the Office of Military Legal Assistance. The public-private partnership is a response to military members who say one of their biggest unmet needs is affordable legal services.

Laxalt said that when he was a Navy judge advocate general (JAG), he was restricted in assisting service members because they needed help from civilian lawyers practicing law in state courts.

The program seeks out Nevada lawyers to donate pro bono hours to military members, and helps connect the two.

Laxalt's advisory committee includes representatives from the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, bar associations in Nevada and state veteran services agencies... Read More

Fitness, around the clock at Warrior Fitness Center

For some individuals, squeezing physical training time in to a normal day is convenient, whether it happens in the morning before work or in the evening after the duty day.

However, individuals who work outside of the "9 a.m. to 5 p.m." window are sometimes left without the option to exercise at the fitness center.

Soon, the Warrior Fitness Center will offer a solution.

"We will be starting the Fitness Access Program that will allow individuals into our facility during unmanned hours," Master Sgt. Adam Sorrell, Warrior Fitness Center section chief said. "The overall goal of the program is to basically widen the availability of the fitness center to individuals who work outside the facilities normal operating hours."
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