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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

Metro: 3 people killed in possible murder-suicide

Metro Police investigated a possible murder-suicide Wednesday morning near the 215 and Charleston Boulevard.

According to Metro, they received the call about the domestic disturbance at 10301 Wood Owl Court around 10:49 a.m.

When officers arrived at the home, they found three people with gunshot wounds. All three people died from their injuries.

No other details were released.

This is a developing story. Refresh this page for updates.... Read More

Metro: 3 people killed in possible murder-suicide

Metro Police investigated a possible murder-suicide Wednesday morning near the 215 and Charleston Boulevard.

According to Metro, they received the call about the domestic disturbance at 10301 Wood Owl Court around 10:49 a.m.

When officers arrived at the home, they found three people with gunshot wounds. All three people died from their injuries.

No other details were released.

This is a developing story. Refresh this page for updates.... Read More

Calling all parents: CCSD offers survey to get parents' opinions on key topics

Attention parents: CCSD needs your opinion. Safety, academics, and school climate are among the many topics that are the focus of the 2016 Clark County School District's Parent Survey.

The 10-minute survey, available in English and Spanish, is confidential and part of the district's efforts to engage the community on important issues facing students and their families.

"With parent engagement being one of the district's Pledge of Achievement success indicators, the annual survey continues to be an important opportunity for us to hear from and listen to what parents think about their child's school and the district as a whole," said Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky. "CCSD employees work hard to improve all areas of education, and it is vital that we receive feedback from parents because they are students' first teachers."... Read More

Judge throws out lawsuit against state's ESA program

A Las Vegas judge dealt a blow to opponents of Nevada's School Choice bill. District Court Judge Eric Johnson recently dismissed a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union that was seeking to declare the law unconstitutional.

The judges decision is listed in 45 pages of documents, in which Judge Johnson found the school choice law constitutional because it doesn't violate the religious funding law. But the ACLU, who filed the lawsuit, disagrees with this assessment and the decision.

"Judge Johnson, I think gave a very thorough decision," said Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nevada.

The governor of Nevada is pleased with the judge's decision regarding the Education Savings Account Program.

So what was the issue?

The issue at hand was whether or not public funds could be allocated toward funding private religious, educational institutions... Read More

Protecting your home from scorpions, insects and other creepy-crawlies

They're creepy; they crawl, and they can wiggle their way into your home. Around this time, summer bugs and critters such as scorpions, cockroaches and spiders come out of their hiding place to look for a cool, dry place to set up shop.

"We had one scorpion; my son found him right on the wall," said homeowner, Floyd Denstaedt.

Denstaedt said he also had a close encounter with a black widow.

"I picked up a trash can, it was underneath the rim, and it bit me on the finger," Denstaedt said.

It's also that time of year when rats also look for food and shelter. Experts say rodents like to use washes, to get around unnoticed.

However, there are ways to keep unwanted guests out of your home... Read More