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New shopping center in heart of Summerlin opens in three days

LAS VEGAS -- Three days and counting until the new shopping area Downtown Summerlin officially opens to the public.

The construction of this 1.6 million-square-foot urban entertainment center was stalled for nearly 10 years due to the tough economy, but now developers say the grand opening is a sign that Las Vegas' financial future is brighter.

Dillard's, which is one of the main anchor department stores, opened for business a few days ago. Macy's is open as well, along with Old Navy and the Regal Movie Theater.

Downtown Summerlin's official grand opening is Thursday, where more than 80 other shops and restaurants will greet their customers for the very first time.

8 News NOW got a sneak peek of the property as construction workers finished up.

Fashion retailers like True Religion and Francescas are ready to open and Bath & Body Works, Victoria's Secret and Teavana also look close to being done.

Two arrested in marijuana grow bust at Summerlin apartment

LAS VEGAS -- Two people in their 50s are under arrest in connection with a marijuana grow operation busted Thursday afternoon at an apartment complex in Summerlin.

According to Metro Police, someone tipped them off to suspicious activity at the apartment, which is at the Red Rock Villas at 400 Crestdale Lane. Police did some surveillance on the apartment and got a search warrant for it, which was served at around 1 p.m.

Once officers got inside, they realized it was a marijuana grow operation. Police said the suspects had turned the garage and an upstairs bedroom into marijuana growing rooms. 

In all, police confiscated 67 mature marijuana plants that were ready to harvest. The grow house was located near Bonner Elementary School.

Police said a southern Nevada task force which busts marijuana operations has taken down 11 in the last 30 days.

1 dead, 1 hurt in motorcycle crash at Red Rock

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man is dead and a woman is critically injured after their motorcycle went off the road in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Las Vegas police say the crash happened a little after 9 p.m. Sunday on Calico Basin Road, north of State Route 159.

Authorities say they're not sure why the motorcycle crossed a double yellow line on the road and then drove over sand and dirt nearby until the passenger and the driver were ejected.

The 53-year-old male driver from Las Vegas was pronounced dead at the scene, while his 57-year-old female passenger from Las Vegas was airlifted to University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

The man's name has not yet been released.

Electrical issue fixed at Palo Verde High, school to resume normally

LAS VEGAS -- An electrical issue that caused an early dismissal at Palo Verde High School Friday has been fixed, that's according to Clark County School District.

CCSD said the problem that Las Vegas Fire described as a "switch issue" caused students to be evacuated from the school Friday afternoon.

However, CCSD said the issue was fixed by crews that work in the school district, and on Monday, Sept. 29, classes will resume at their normal schedule of 8:00 a.m.- 2:16 p.m.

2 babies test positive in Summerlin TB case

LAS VEGAS -- Two babies from the Summerlin Hospital's Level III Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit have tested positive for tuberculosis, according to the Southern Nevada Health District.

The babies were exposed to the disease when a mother with TB was allowed into the NICU during the summer of 2013.

The disease was found during the children's 12-month assessments. TB tests in infants are not accurate, which is why the health district is encouraging all children who were infants in the unit at the time of the exposure get their one-year test.

Since the outbreak was first reporter, the SNHD has tested the families of 140 infants. So far, 63 people have been diagnosed with the potentially deadly disease, but only two had an active version of the illness.

Section of Red Rock closing because of fire damage

LAS VEGAS -- A section of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area will be closed for five years because of last year's Carpenter 1 fire, the Bureau of Land Management announced.

The BLM said Wednesday it will close more than 5,000 acres of land, including Harris Spring Road starting at where it intersects with State Route 157 and heading west for five miles to where U.S. Forest Service jurisdiction starts.

The agency says heavy rains and flash flooding in the section of land that was burned by the fire has caused washout and soil loss. During the closure, the BLM will work to rehabilitate the area and stabilize the soil.

The closure begins Oct. 24.

Police search for second suspect in home invasion

LAS VEGAS-- Metro Police have released new details about the home invasion that lead to one person's death.

According to police, officers responded to the home on the 1600 block of Broadmere near Hualapai Way and Charleston Boulevard at around 8 p.m. Sunday on reports of shots fired.

When officers arrived, they found a man, who had been shot to death, in the home's doorway. The Clark County Coroner's Office identified the man as 48-year-old Monty Gibson. 

The second resident of the home told police two people had kicked in the front door and started firing at him and Gibson. One of the residents fired back and the two men left the scene.

One of the suspects was found and taken into custody outside a home down the street from the scene. He had a gunshot wound to his leg and was taken to University Medical Center. Police are looking for the second suspect.