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Proposal to raise Nevada minimum wage to $13 moves forward

A Carson City judge says a proposed ballot measure to gradually raise Nevada's minimum wage to $13 can move forward.

The Nevada Appeal reports District Judge James Wilson sided with minimum wage hike supporters on Wednesday and ruled the petition language doesn't need to be changed. Opponents included Las Vegas and Reno-Sparks chambers of commerce, who sought to disqualify the petition on technical points.

Opposition lawyers said they're not sure whether they'll appeal. Nevada's minimum wage is $8.25 an hour, or $7.25 if an employer offers health insurance.

The measure would create a single, $9.25 an hour rate in late 2018, then increase it by 75 cents each year until it reaches $13 in 2024. Backers must gather more than 55,000 signatures to put the proposal on November's ballot... Read More

Powerball lottery numbers revealed

Powerball jackpot climbed to an estimated $500 million as more people across the country bought a ticket Wednesday for chance at the biggest prize in nearly a year.

The Powerball numbers are 47, 2, 63, 62, 11 -- the Powerball is 17.

For the complete list of all of the lottery numbers go here.

The jackpot ranks as the sixth largest offered in North America and the biggest since a $564.1 million Powerball prize shared by players from North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico last February.

A winner of Wednesday's jackpot could claim the pre-tax $500 million prize through an annuity over 29 years or in a single pre-tax payout of $306 million. Powerball is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico... Read More

Woman struck, killed by SUV on Durango Drive

Metro Police are investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian Sunday evening in the Lakes community.

Police said, the woman,who was not in a crosswalk, was hit in the 2900 block of Durango Drive near Desert Inn Road around 9:20 p.m.

The road was closed for several hours while police investigated.

Alcohol and speed did not appear to be factors, police said.

This is the first traffic-related fatality of 2016 in Metro's jurisdiction... Read More

Woman struck, killed by SUV on Durango Drive

Metro Police are investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian Sunday evening in the Lakes community.

Police said, the woman,who was not in a crosswalk, was hit in the 2900 block of Durango Drive near Desert Inn Road around 9:20 p.m.

The road was closed for several hours while police investigated.

Alcohol and speed did not appear to be factors, police said.

This is the first traffic-related fatality of 2016 in Metro's jurisdiction... Read More

VIDEO: Revelers ring in the 2016 new year in Las Vegas

Hundreds of thousands of revelers rang in the New Year on Las Vegas Thursday night. Glittery fireworks lit up the already well-lit Las Vegas skyline at 12 a.m. Friday morning. It was to signal the beginning of a new year.

An eight-minute fireworks show shot from seven casino rooftops erupted on time for 2016. The #VegasNYE hashtag created by 8 News NOW in 2014 trended in the number three spot nationally and at number 39 worldwide. Nationally, the hashtag fell just under Happy New Year which was number one and Felize Ano Nuevo at number two.

There was a low trend of crimes New Year's Eve night. According to Metro Police, as of early Friday morning just 10 arrests had been tallied between the Las Vegas Strip and downtown Fremont Street events for New Year's Eve that were expected to attract a crowd of 332,000 people... Read More

Police release video in 24 Hour Fitness homicide

Metro Police have released surveillance video of a car believed to belong to the suspect in a deadly shooting at the 24 Hour Fitness earlier this week.

Watch the surveillance video

The man killed has been identified as 42-year-old Neil Brian Gandler from Palo Alto, California.

He was found in his car early Tuesday morning in the parking lot of the fitness center at Rainbow and Alta Drive.

According to police, Gandler entered the 24 Hour Fitness parking lot around 10 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 28. Police said, he never entered the fitness center. At around 1 a.m., the suspect's car entered and parked next to Gandler's vehicle. Police said, two people can be seen in that car.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a mid-2000's two-door coupe with a spoiler and non-tinted windows... Read More

Police plan heavy presence off the Strip

While there will be a heavy police presence on the Strip for New Year's Eve, expect to see many officers throughout the valley as well.

Police will focus on two main concerns: drunk driving and celebratory gunfire. Officers will be out in full force looking for both and more.

North Las Vegas Police say officers will be doubled up in patrol cars as an extra precaution. So, if police show up, expect at least two officers. North Las Vegas Police are working with Metro Police - patrolling the borders between the cities.

North Las Vegas Police Officer Ann Cavaricci says there are no major changes from last year's New Year's Eve plan, but they still expect a busy night.

"People are going to be out having a good time. We get a lot of noise complaints. We get some celebratory gunfire. We will get several different calls of DUIs," she said. "Hopefully, we won't get crashes, but they do tend to happen. We have an influx of drinking and driving."... Read More