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Flying High: 'Finn the Bat Dog' is quite the show stopper

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Aviators are on the road in Sacramento this week, but they will return one week from tonight, which will be 'Wag Your Tail Wednesday' or 'Bark on the Berm.'

On Wednesday nights, dogs are welcomed at Las Vegas Ballpark. Leading the way out to the ballpark will be the Aviators very own "Finn, the bat dog."

8 News NOW Sports Reporter Ron Futrell has more in "Flying High." ... Read More

Rainy weather moves through parts of Las Vegas valley

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Meteorologist Tedd Florendo said clouds and moderate showers started moving in on the west side of town Tuesday afternoon.

There will be strong gusty winds and the potential for isolated thunderstorms between 2 p.m.-7 p.m.

Tuesday the temperature cooled off tremendously only reaching the mid-60s. On Monday, the temps were in the 80s.

Thunderstorm threats could bring gusty winds and a brief downpour. There is also a threat of lightning, thunder, and hail.

Once the rain moves out, a rapid warm-up will move in. The Las Vegas valley is expected to reach the 90s by Friday... Read More

Apartment rental rates on the rise; renters feel pressure from the spike

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Renting an apartment is going to get a lot more expensive in some areas because the price of rent is going up at numerous communities across the Las Vegas valley.

Many renters are feeling the effect of the increase when they renew their lease.

So why are apartments, including the older and smaller ones getting so pricey?

Abi Wright moved into a Summerlin apartment five years ago. The older 2-bedroom unit hasn't changed much, but the rent has gone up numerous times.

"They're not upgrading the appliances; they're not changing out the carpet," said Wright. "Every year that I've lived here since then, the rent has gone up and up and up and up."

According to Wright, her rent started at around $865, but that no longer the case... Read More

Homeowner shoots at would-be burglar in Summerlin neighborhood

A homeowner shot at a would-be burglar in a Summerlin neighborhood near Hualapai and Town Center Tuesday night. The homeowner said he's still shaken up after firing on someone he thought was trying to break into his home.

Police swarmed the west valley area Tuesday night, and now residents are on edge.

"All of a sudden I heard the helicopter and this is before the helicopter --bang, bang," said Feliciano Albolote Jr., heard gunshots

Albolote lives a couple of houses down from the homeowner who shot at the would-be burglar. The homeowner told 8 News NOW off camera that he and his wife had just finished unloading groceries from their car when a man got in through the garage door, which was open.

He says the suspect stole his wallet and his phone from his car where he also had his gun. The homeowner's wife was inside when he says the man was coming towards him with his hand in his pocket, so he reached for his gun and fired two rounds... Read More

Report: Stabbing victim called 9-1-1 as suspect entered apartment

A man accused of stabbing two women in a Summerlin apartment complex over the weekend says he remembers nothing prior to be taken into custody, according to his arrest report.

One of the women died and the other is in critical condition.

Metro Police arrested 54-year-old Stephan Williams on Saturday afternoon, March 9. He's suspected of breaking into a second-floor apartment in the 8600 block of Scholar Lane, near Rampart and Lake Mead boulevards.

The woman, left injured by the stabbing, called 9-1-1 to report a burglary at her apartment.

According to the arrest report, during the call with 9-1-1, she went silent and was heard breathing heavy. A male voice could be heard in the background.

When police arrived at the scene, they saw Williams, who had blood on his hands and shirt, in the apartment. He surrendered to police, the report said... Read More

Flash flooding closed SR 159 and Red Rock's Scenic Loop

The heavy rain that rolled through the Las Vegas valley wreaked a little havoc on the roads surrounding Red Rock Canyon, causing flash floods.

Water rushed over State Route 159 covering parts of the highway with rocks, mud, and other debris.

Cristen Drummond, Reporter: "What's it like to see the flash flooding?"
Gautam Rangan, visiting from Los Angeles: "It's actually beautiful."
Kiri Stern, visiting from Montreal: "It's really amazing actually; nature, the power of nature and its force."
Lachlan Turzcan, visiting from Los Angeles: "It's pretty wild; it looks like there is a river on the road."

NDOT crews closed the east and westbound lanes to traffic, forcing drivers to cancel their plans, turn around and head back towards Summerlin.

Drummond: "Why were you coming up this way?"
Turzcan: "We wanted to go see Red Rock."... Read More

Kids take advantage of school snow day

Most of the snow has melted away around Las Vegas valley but some neighborhoods still had some left Friday morning -- and kids took advantage of it.

Clark County School District canceled classes for the day. Although school wasn't in session, sledding was.

"We just wanted to come and play with the snow that we have left," said Sebastian Martinez, who was enjoying a rare snow day.

Sledding proved to be a bit difficult with only patches of icy snow left at Fox Hill Park in Summerlin. But it wasn't impossible.

One little fellow used an inflatable shark.

No doubt, it probably would have been easier the day before. This part of the valley got more than 7 inches of snow from the recent winter storm.

Meanwhile, large snowballs were left behind, presumably pieces of a snowman. Moving a heavy icy boulder became a bit challenging... Read More