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LIVE: 4th of July fireworks fill the skyline of Red Rock Casino area

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY, AMERICA! On Thursday night, Station Casinos will host its 4th of July fireworks shows above the skylines of Green Valley Ranch Resort and Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa. The shows will start at approximately 9 p.m.

Watch Red Rock’s show live below:... Read More

Metro investigates shooting near Mountain Vista and Harmon; 1 injured

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) –– Metro Police are investigating a shooting near S. Mountain Vista Street and E. Harmon Avenue. According to Metro, around 7:45 p.m. police were called to the 500 block of Bennett Drive to investigate reports of shots fired. 

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was transported to Sunrise Hospital and his condition is said to be stable.

No word on suspects was released. This is a developing story... Read More

Aftershock chances following Ridgecrest CA. earthquake

The earthquake in Ridgecrest, California was felt by many in Las Vegas late Thursday morning.

The seismic activity during the Fourth of July holiday caught many off guard and left extensive damage around the epicenter of the southern California quake. An expert at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum discussed the aftermath and steps geographically it takes when earthquakes strike along with the may aftershocks.

8 News Now Chief Meteorologist Tedd Florendo has the story... Read More

I-15 reopened after brush fire causes closure between Mesquite and St. George

PHOENIX – Interstate 15 has reopened after a brief closure in both directions about 3 miles south of the Utah border because of a brush fire, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The closure was at milepost 26 and is just southwest of Black Rock Road.

I-15 near milepost 26: Traffic is stopped in both directions for a helicopter to drop water on a brush fire. This is just southwest of Black Rock Road. No estimated time to reopen. #aztraffic pic.twitter.com/biaO0wGjzT... Read More

Earthquake: NDOT says Nevada bridges are ok

NDOT statement on area bridges following this morning’s earthquake

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The Nevada Dept of Transportation put out a statement about area bridges following the southern California earthquake that shook Las Vegas and much of southern Nevada at 10:35 Thursday morning.

NDOT’s Tony Illia:

“NDOT is not doing a widespread inspection of the state’s bridges as a result of the earthquake because most bridges are designed and engineered to withstand small quakes and high winds. Nevada lies within an active seismic zone, which is something that we take into account during the project design and engineering phase. Nevada has some of the best-rated bridges in the country, according to a recent report by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association. Only 1.4 percent of Nevada bridges are classified as structurally deficient, which is the second lowest in the country. “... Read More

LIVE: President Trump speaks at ‘Salute to America’ celebration

WASHINGTON (AP) — A soggy crowd filed to the Lincoln Memorial grounds for President Donald Trump’s “Salute to America” on Thursday as supporters praised his celebration of U.S. military clout and protesters assailed him for putting himself center stage on a holiday devoted to unity.

Trump was calling on Americans to “stay true to our cause” and declaring “the future of American freedom rests on the shoulders of men and women willing to defend it,” according to excerpts of his remarks released in advance by the White House.

A late afternoon downpour drenched the capital’s Independence Day crowds and presaged an evening of possible on-and-off storms, raising some suspense about whether Trump’s program of military flyovers and the city’s annual July 4 fireworks would be interrupted. The rain chased off a steady stream of people while others arrived, using plastic bags, ponchos and the covers of baby strollers for shelter... Read More

‘Water always wins’ message hammers on danger of floods

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Monsoon summer days often start with blue skies, but as afternoon heat and humidity boil, skies can explode with heavy rain quickly overwhelming valley streets, washes and people.

“People underestimate water. That water does not soak into the ground, it just rushes downhill. It can get up to 30 mph and it can rise a foot a minute,” said Erin Neff, Clark County Regional Flood Control District. “The other thing is it’s dirty and you cannot see what’s under it.”

It can also be deep water. Stranded motorists are often the most vulnerable victims, Neff said. Just six inches of rising water can stall a car. A foot can turn a vehicle into a boat and two feet of rushing water can carry your car or truck away... Read More