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Reporter does '10 min. Hot Seat Challenge' to bring awareness

With triple digit temps, it's more important now than ever to warn people of the dangers of leaving your kids or pets in a hot car. In just 10 minutes, the temperature inside the vehicle can jump almost 20 degrees.

To get spread the word and show just how dangerous these actions can be, local emergency responders challenged 8 News NOW Reporter Michael Stevens Wednesday to see if he could last 10 minutes inside a hot car... Read More

Shade Tree announces Around the World event

Las Vegans will be able to take part in an event that allows them to taste food and experience the culture from five different countries and also help a good cause.

Around the World in an Evening will be held Tuesday, June 28, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Dining Arroyo at Downtown Summerlin.

Participating restaurants include Public School 02, CRAVE, Fogo de Chao and more.

There will also be a silent auction for prizes including helicopter flights, dinners, golf packages and family fun packages.

Tickets are $100 for adults and $50 for children 14 and under.

The event benefits Shade Tree, the largest shelter in Nevada, which serves women and children.

Click here for more information.... Read More

Fourth of July 2016 fireworks and events

On July 4 the nation will commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. There will be numerous events around the Las Vegas valley and southern Nevada to celebrate the momentous day.

Everything from a parade to an extravagant fireworks show is listed below.

The Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade 20th Anniversary

Residents of Summerlin are invited to show off their patriotic spirit with their red, white and blue colors at the Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade taking place Friday, July 4. Celebrating 20 years, the Patriotic Parade features more than 70 entries including marching bands, floats, giant Macy's-style inflatable balloons and children's favorite storybook and cartoon characters.

8:30 a.m. Escort & Dignitary Parade Steps-off

9:00 a.m. Patriotic Parade Steps-off Hills Center Drive

For more information go here. ... Read More

Metro: 4 suspects in 7-Eleven robbery, shooting may be juveniles; surveillance video released

Metro Police says it's searching for four suspects connected to a string of violent robberies that happened over the weekend.

Metro briefed the media Monday at 3 p.m. During the news conference, Metro detectives revealed that a there was a total of six different robberies in a 48-hour time frame.

Metro released Monday surveillance video of the robbers at some of the many spots they allegedly hit over the weekend.

The most dangerous incident happened early Sunday morning at a 7-Eleven in the 4100 block of E. Sahara Avenue near the intersection of Sahara and Lamb Boulevard. According to Metro Police, a store clerk was shot in the head by one of the unidentified suspects.

The clerk was transported to the Sunrise Hospital with life-threatening injuries. He's in critical condition.

Officers said it didn't look the clerk did anything to provoke the suspects, so it's not clear why he was shot... Read More

Could red flags have stopped Wulf from killing parents and self?

Authorities have identified three people killed at a home in northwest Las Vegas this week as a troubled son who killed his parents before killing himself.

The Clark County coroner on Friday said the deaths of 69-year-old Arthur Wulf and 66-year-old Jan Morgan-Wulf were homicides, and the shooting death of 36-year-old Aaron Wulf was a suicide.

Police reported finding the three dead Wednesday at a home in a gated community in the Summerlin area of Las Vegas.

Wulf sent a suicide note in the form of a 585-page manifesto to 8 News NOW before he committed the crimes. Wulf said he reached out for help, but no one would listen.

"Some things deep inside that I've been trying for 35 years; I have been trying to have someone take seriously," Wulf said on a voice recording.

But here's the question: Could warning signs have stopped Wulf from killing his parents?

8 News NOW Reporter Mauricio Marin spoke with a counselor for the answer... Read More

Officials heed warnings as early heat wave hits the West

Parts of the Western U.S. are getting an early taste of scorching summer heat, forcing officials in California, Oregon and desert Southwest states to heed the warnings of dangerous, triple-digit temperatures in this first week of June.

Organizers rescheduled California's state track and field championship events to start in the evening hours on Friday and Saturday.

Marching bands have asked officials with the Portland Rose Festival in Oregon if they can take off their hats and change their uniforms during judged performances to help stay cool over the weekend.

The severity of the forecast is also putting the area around Southern Nevada under an excessive heat warning, from Las Vegas to the California and Arizona borders. ... Read More

Suspect in double murder-suicide claims he was abused; manifesto, voice recording released

Startling new details have emerged about a man who police say shot and killed his parents before turning the gun on himself.

Aaron Wulf, the alleged killer, mailed 8 News NOW a 585 page manifesto and voice recording before the double murder-suicide.

Metro Police says the 36-year-old suffered from mental illness.

In his nearly 600 page note, Wulf said he had to kill his mom and dad and himself because he had dealt with so much abuse in his life and it had to stop.

"If you are listening to this that means I am dead," Wulf said on the recording.

In the chilling audio from Wulf, he says he was physically and sexually abused as a child.

"I remember going to kindergarten with bruises so bad I couldn't sit down," he said... Read More