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President Obama leaves Las Vegas

 LAS VEGAS -- After spending the weekend in Las Vegas, President Barack Obama left Nevada Sunday to return to Washington D.C.

Air Force One departed from McCarran International Airport around 10:45 a.m. Over the weekend, Obama stayed in Henderson and spent some time golfing at Reflection Bay Golf Club.

The president arrived in Las Vegas on Friday for and visited a Las Vegas High School to sign an executive order on immigration.

With him aboard Air Force One was a delegation of congressional Democrats including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Nevada U.S. Reps. Dina Titus and Steven Horsford.

The president says his executive order will protect as many as 5 million immigrants who are illegally in the United States from deportation.









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Freeze warning issued for central, northeast Clark County

LAS VEGAS -- The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued a freeze warning for central and northeast Clark County. The watch is in effect from late Sunday night through Monday.

A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are possible and these conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

Here are some safety tips for dealing with freezing weather from Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.

Keep anything that can burn, such as clothing, furniture, mattresses and paper products at least three feet away from any heat sources such as furnaces, space heaters, fireplaces, stoves and water heaters.

Driver sentenced in Summerlin Pkwy crash that killed 2

Feb. 5, 2014

LAS VEGAS -- A motorist whose pickup truck crossed the landscaped median of Summerlin Parkway earlier this year and slammed head-on into a car, killing two people, was sentenced on Thursday afternoon.

Fifty-one-year-old Gustavo Garcia-Martinez of North Las Vegas was sentenced to 8 to 20 years in prison.

He apologized to the family before the sentencing.

The Feb. 5 crash killed Savanna Gonzales and her boyfriend, Frank Spenia.

This is a developing story. Refresh for updates.

Coroner IDs man, 73, found in Vegas trash bin

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities have identified a 73-year-old man whose body was found in a trash bin near his Las Vegas apartment.

Clark County coroner's officials say Richard Fierro was the man found dead about 7 a.m. Tuesday in an apartment complex in The Lakes area, several miles west of the Las Vegas Strip. A cause and manner of death haven't yet been released.

Police say Fierro may have suffered a medical episode before he died.

Detectives say there was no visible sign of trauma, and nothing appeared to be missing from the apartment where the man lived alone.

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Driving You Crazy: Light needed at Sahara and Blue Willow

LAS VEGAS - Geri says a light is needed at Sahara Avenue and Blue Willow Lane. With Downtown Summerlin now open, traffic has increased tremendously. Geri says a lot of kids use Blue Willow to get to Ober Elementary School.

If you live or have business near Downtown Summerlin, you know the roads aren't the same since it opened. Continue to expect a good amount of traffic as the holidays approach.

In August, the county conducted a traffic study at Sahara and Blue Willow. Observations and data show the intersection did not warrant a traffic signal at the time. That was two months before the new shopping center opened. Now that it has opened, the county will perform another study in December.

Police searching for men who robbed store

Police searching for men who robbed store

Metro Police are searching for four suspects who robbed a business in the area of Cheyenne Avenue and Durango Drive this week.

According to police, the two of the suspects walked into the store at around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. Two of the men acted like customers and walked around the store. One of the men then walked out of the store.

Two more men, armed with guns, came into the store. The men took money and merchandize then fled to an apartment complex at Cheyenne Avenue and Soaring Gulls Drive.

The first suspect is described as a black man between 20 and 25 years old. He is about 5 foot 10 and 180 pounds. He was wearing a gray and white, checkered hoodie, black beanie, white pants and red shoes.

The second suspect is described as a black man between 20 and 25 years old. He is about 5 foot 10 and 160 pounds. He was wearing a light gray hoodie, black pants and black shoes.

Safety group: Almost all car seats installed wrong in southern NV

LAS VEGAS -- After Nevada High Patrol confirmed that a toddler died because he wasn't properly secured in his car seat during a rollover crash Wednesday, 8 News NOW decided to look into what the proper steps are to make sure that a child is buckled in correctly.

The investigation uncovered 98 percent of car seats on the roads in southern Nevada aren't installed correctly, according to the child safety group, Safe Kids.

"When you have hundreds of different car seats on the market and thousands of different vehicles -- bringing the two together can be challenging for parents,” said Jeanne Marsala, Executive Director for Safe Kids Clark County.

Safe Kids said the safety and welfare of the kids in the car all starts with the parents.