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NHP investigating fatal car wreck near Red Rock Canyon

Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly overnight wreck near the entrance of Red Rock Canyon.

According to NHP, two women in their 20's were driving in a Chevy Tahoe along SR 159 just before 2: 30 a.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle and the car rolled over several times.

The driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected out of the SUV. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The passenger was wearing a seatbelt. She was transported to UMC and is in serious condition, according to officials.

Troopers don't believe alcohol played a role in the crash.

No other vehicles were involved in the wreck.

This is the second fatal car wreck in the past three days for NHP where someone was not wearing a seatbelt. ... Read More

NV Energy files proposal with PUCN to grandfather in private rooftop solar customers

NV Energy filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) a proposal Wednesday to grandfather-in eligible private rooftop solar customers.

In its filing, NV Energy requests that customers who had installed a private system prior to December 31, 2015, remain on the previously approved net metering rates for 20 years. The company also asks that customers who had an active and approved application to interconnect a system pending on December 31, 2015, remain on previous net metering rates. ... Read More

Keeping your neighborhood safe

Homicides are up by nearly 70 percent across the Las Vegas valley, and violent crime overall is up by nearly 20 percent when you compare the numbers this year to last year.

In addition to homicides, sexual assaults, robberies, and assault and batteries are also trending higher. But that's not all.

The Las Metropolitan Police Department saw an increase of calls for squatters in all area commands last year except for the northwest which had a nearly 11 percent reduction.

8 News NOW wants to help you protect yourself and your neighborhood, so for an entire week, we've committed ourselves to producing reports that will give you a leg up when it comes to keeping your neighborhood safe.

Monday -- City to revisit law on short term rentals... Read More

Thousands show their patriotism in Summerlin Parade

Floats, giant balloons, and bands entertained thousands of people who showed up to see Summerlin's Patriotic Parade Monday morning.

More than 30,000 smiling faces packed the streets of Summerlin for the 22nd annual parade, turning it into a sea of red, white and blue.

SLIDESHOW: Summerlin Parade draws thousands

8 News Now Anchors Sherry Swensk and Brian Loftus MC'd the event.

The tradition of the Patriotic Parade is to honor veterans, active military members, and the community. Dozens of colorful and creative floats greeted families and spectators from all over the valley.

"We come almost every year, said Kristen Knight, parade attendee. "We love it."

Fan favorites include the Danza Del Carrizo Dancers, marching bands and inflatables. Several new floats featuring popular movie characters such as Storm Troopers were major crowd-pleasers... Read More

Severe weather, flash flooding expected in valley area on Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning and flash flood warning for western Clark County.

The severe thunderstorm warning is expected to be in effect until 1:30 p.m. The flash flood warning for northwestern Clark County is in effect until 3:30 p.m.

According to the NWS, the Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter-size hail and damaging winds more than 60 mph. The radar also indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the north facing slopes of the Spring Mountains.

This storm was also located in Red Rock Canyon. It's moving northeast at 5 mph. Another severe storm was located on Kyle Canyon Road near Mt. Charleston.

The National Weather Service says over one inch of rain has already fallen in some locations, and it's quickly approaching two inches in some spots... Read More

Reporter does '10 min. Hot Seat Challenge' to bring awareness

With triple digit temps, it's more important now than ever to warn people of the dangers of leaving your kids or pets in a hot car. In just 10 minutes, the temperature inside the vehicle can jump almost 20 degrees.

To get spread the word and show just how dangerous these actions can be, local emergency responders challenged 8 News NOW Reporter Michael Stevens Wednesday to see if he could last 10 minutes inside a hot car... Read More

Shade Tree announces Around the World event

Las Vegans will be able to take part in an event that allows them to taste food and experience the culture from five different countries and also help a good cause.

Around the World in an Evening will be held Tuesday, June 28, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Dining Arroyo at Downtown Summerlin.

Participating restaurants include Public School 02, CRAVE, Fogo de Chao and more.

There will also be a silent auction for prizes including helicopter flights, dinners, golf packages and family fun packages.

Tickets are $100 for adults and $50 for children 14 and under.

The event benefits Shade Tree, the largest shelter in Nevada, which serves women and children.

Click here for more information.... Read More