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Fatal crash shuts down traffic in neighborhood near Town Center and Flamingo

Metro Police are investigating a fatal crash at the intersection at Grey Feather Drive and Granite Ridge Drive in Summerlin. The neighborhood is near Town Center Drive and W. Flamingo Road.

According to officers, one person was killed and three others were transported to the hospital.

No other details were released. Drivers are being encouraged to avoid the area.

This is a developing story.


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Red Rock Scenic Drive closed because it reaches capacity

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Red Rock Scenic Drive was closed Monday because it reached capacity, authorities said. Memorial Day or any holiday is usually a busy time for national parks.

The 13-mile Scenic Drive through Red Rock Canyon allows visitors to explore the highs and lows of the canyon from their vehicle or bicycle, with many scenic stops and trailheads along the way. Entrance fees support visitor facilities and upkeep for the scenic drive.

According to Red Rock officials, the gates will be closed until sometime late Monday afternoon. ... Read More

Homeowner shoots at would-be burglar in Summerlin neighborhood

A homeowner shot at a would-be burglar in a Summerlin neighborhood near Hualapai and Town Center Tuesday night. The homeowner said he's still shaken up after firing on someone he thought was trying to break into his home.

Police swarmed the west valley area Tuesday night, and now residents are on edge.

"All of a sudden I heard the helicopter and this is before the helicopter --bang, bang," said Feliciano Albolote Jr., heard gunshots

Albolote lives a couple of houses down from the homeowner who shot at the would-be burglar. The homeowner told 8 News NOW off camera that he and his wife had just finished unloading groceries from their car when a man got in through the garage door, which was open.

He says the suspect stole his wallet and his phone from his car where he also had his gun. The homeowner's wife was inside when he says the man was coming towards him with his hand in his pocket, so he reached for his gun and fired two rounds... Read More

Report: Stabbing victim called 9-1-1 as suspect entered apartment

A man accused of stabbing two women in a Summerlin apartment complex over the weekend says he remembers nothing prior to be taken into custody, according to his arrest report.

One of the women died and the other is in critical condition.

Metro Police arrested 54-year-old Stephan Williams on Saturday afternoon, March 9. He's suspected of breaking into a second-floor apartment in the 8600 block of Scholar Lane, near Rampart and Lake Mead boulevards.

The woman, left injured by the stabbing, called 9-1-1 to report a burglary at her apartment.

According to the arrest report, during the call with 9-1-1, she went silent and was heard breathing heavy. A male voice could be heard in the background.

When police arrived at the scene, they saw Williams, who had blood on his hands and shirt, in the apartment. He surrendered to police, the report said... Read More

Flash flooding closed SR 159 and Red Rock's Scenic Loop

The heavy rain that rolled through the Las Vegas valley wreaked a little havoc on the roads surrounding Red Rock Canyon, causing flash floods.

Water rushed over State Route 159 covering parts of the highway with rocks, mud, and other debris.

Cristen Drummond, Reporter: "What's it like to see the flash flooding?"
Gautam Rangan, visiting from Los Angeles: "It's actually beautiful."
Kiri Stern, visiting from Montreal: "It's really amazing actually; nature, the power of nature and its force."
Lachlan Turzcan, visiting from Los Angeles: "It's pretty wild; it looks like there is a river on the road."

NDOT crews closed the east and westbound lanes to traffic, forcing drivers to cancel their plans, turn around and head back towards Summerlin.

Drummond: "Why were you coming up this way?"
Turzcan: "We wanted to go see Red Rock."... Read More

Kids take advantage of school snow day

Most of the snow has melted away around Las Vegas valley but some neighborhoods still had some left Friday morning -- and kids took advantage of it.

Clark County School District canceled classes for the day. Although school wasn't in session, sledding was.

"We just wanted to come and play with the snow that we have left," said Sebastian Martinez, who was enjoying a rare snow day.

Sledding proved to be a bit difficult with only patches of icy snow left at Fox Hill Park in Summerlin. But it wasn't impossible.

One little fellow used an inflatable shark.

No doubt, it probably would have been easier the day before. This part of the valley got more than 7 inches of snow from the recent winter storm.

Meanwhile, large snowballs were left behind, presumably pieces of a snowman. Moving a heavy icy boulder became a bit challenging... Read More

SNOWY WEATHER: Snow falls around the Las Vegas Valley!

Snow started falling around the Las Vegas valley Wednesday night around 6 p.m. According to numerous viewer tweets and photos 8 News NOW received, many areas around the valley were seeing 1-3 inches of snow.

At 9.p.m. Summerlin had 4-5 inches of snow. And at 10 p.m. Echo Canyon Subdivision on Mount Charleston was showing 11-inches.

SLIDESHOW: Snow blankets parts of the Las Vegas Valley

Nevada Highway Patrol warned drivers on Twitter that roads could be a little tricky. Especially, for drivers traveling on I-15 southbound near Jean. The roadways in that area are expected to freeze with ice causing the roads be very slippery... Read More