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County Crews Cleaning Up After Monsoon Storm

LAS VEGAS -- A monsoon storm that hit parts of the northern Las Vegas valley Sunday night poured not just rain but large hail stones. For many areas, it was the second soaking of the weekend.

Storm spotters reported hail as big as half dollar coins.

Some intersections were flooded Sunday, leaving a mess for the street sweepers to clean up.

SLIDESHOW: Viewers Send in Their Rain and Hail Pics

Although the storm has dissipated, there's still plenty of evidence of its massive strength.

"It was pretty intense," valley resident Lisa McNorton said. "(The storm) was one of the loudest that I've heard in Las Vegas, that's for sure."

Evidence of the storm's strength could be seen on McNorton's quiet North Las Vegas neighborhood.

Memorial Dedicated to Young Baseball Player

Memorial Dedicated to Young Baseball Player

A memorial to a young boy who died just before his little league game now sits at a Las Vegas park.

The memorial is dedicated to 9-year-old Spencer Melvin. Melvin collapsed and died in April while warming up for a game with the Peccole Little League. The boy died from a heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with acute, chronic bronchitis.

The new memorial will stand at Rainbow Family Park, near Rainbow and Oakey Boulevards. A presentation of the memorial is set for Monday night.

Another Round of Storms Hits Las Vegas with Lightning and Hail

LAS VEGAS -- Another round of stormy weather moved through the Las Vegas Valley Sunday evening bringing hail, lightning and heavy rain. A large portion of the valley was under a severe thunderstorm warning until 10:45 p.m. 

SLIDESHOW: Viewer Pictures of Storm and Hail

The storm cell showed up radar southwest of the valley around 9:30 p.m. As the storm moved northeast, it grew in intensity and started producing hail. There were several reports of hail, up to the size of a quarter, in the Summerlin area and other parts of the northwest.

Earlier in the day, a sudden storm hit Henderson causing street flooding on Stephanie Street and Sunset Road.

There is a chance for isolated storms Monday.

Police Search for Men in Connection with Robbery

Police Search for Men in Connection with Robbery

Metro Police are searching for four men they say stole from a convenience store and beat up two employees.

The crime happened June 22 at a store in the northwest part of the Las Vegas valley. The suspects walked into the store stole an undisclosed amount of merchandise and battered the employees.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call Metro’s Robbery Section at 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

 

 

 

Lanes Restricted on Buffalo Drive This Weekend

Lanes Restricted on Buffalo Drive This Weekend

Drivers may want to find another way around in the Summerlin area this weekend because of lane restrictions at a busy intersection.

Crews will be closing lanes on the Buffalo Drive overpass at Summerlin Parkway. The closures are from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Crews will be assessing maintenance issues on the bridge deck of Buffalo Drive.

North and southbound traffic on the overpass will be limited to one lane in each direction. Access onto the eastbound lanes of Summerlin Parkway will not be available to southbound traffic.

Drivers are advised to use Tenaya Way and Durango Drive as alternative routes.

Restaurant Offers Donation to HELP of Southern Nevada

Restaurant Offers Donation to HELP of Southern Nevada

A southern Nevada charity is teaming up with a popular restaurant to raise money for people in need.

HELP of Southern Nevada is working with Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza for a special donation period. Patrons that bring in a designated flyer will have 20 percent of the proceeds from their meal donated to HELP of Southern Nevada.

The donation period is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at the West Sahara Avenue location of Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza, 6500 W. Sahara Avenue. The restaurant will also be giving free gift bags to those who participate.

HELP of Southern Nevada assists more than 100,000 people every year with some of the basics of life, from food and nutrition to rent and utlities. To print a flyer, go to helpsonv.org.

Metro Investigate Shooting in Northwest Las Vegas

Metro Investigate Shooting in Northwest Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Metro police are investigating a shooting at an apartment complex in the area of Buffalo and Westcliff Drives.

According to police, around 6:30 a.m. they received reports of a man knocking on doors in the apartment complex in the 7400 block of Pirates Cove. The person was claiming he was the victim of a shooting. Officers did take several possible suspects into custody.