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Las Vegas 51s to get new ballpark in Downtown Summerlin

The Howard Hughes Corporation® announced Tuesday that it plans to develop and construct a baseball stadium in Downtown Summerlin. The ballpark will be developed on approximately eight acres just south of City National Arena, which is the National Hockey League's practice facility for the Vegas Golden Knights. ... Read More

2 people struck, injured by vehicle in Summerlin

Two people were hit by a vehicle in Summerlin Tuesday night.

According to Metro Police, the victims were struck by a car in the area of S. Fort Apache Road and Lake South Drive around 8 p.m.

The two pedestrians were taken to University Medical Center with serious injuries. The pedestrians may have been at fault, Metro said.

This is a developing story. ... Read More

Police: 2 kids found in pools taken to hospital

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue and Metro Police were called to two separate incidents Tuesday in which children were submerged in water.

According to Metro Police, both incidents happened after 6 p.m.

The first call came out around 6:14 p.m. at 2000 block of Bayhill Drive near Fort Apache Road and Sahara Avenue. It happened at a party that had around 50 people in attendance, Metro Police said.

CPR had to be performed on the child who is said be either two or three in age. The child was taken to Summerlin Pediatrics. Metro's Abuse and Neglect Unit were called to the scene to investigate.

The second incident happened in northwest Las Vegas in the 1500 block of Chambolle Court near Charleston... Read More

Metro releases dramatic video of armed robbery at ATM

Metro Police are releasing the surveillance video of a robbery at an ATM near Town Center and Summerlin Parkway in hopes that someone will recognize the suspect.

Police released photos of the suspect last month shortly after the April 4 robbery, but have not been able to identify the suspect.

The robbery occurred around 7:40 a.m. at the bank located in the 1900 block of Village Center Circle. According to police, a woman was making a deposit at an ATM when a male suspect approached the driver's side window, pointed a gun at her and demanded money and her purse. The woman gave him her purse.

The suspect then fled on foot and got into the passenger seat of a parked vehicle which was described as a small, dark, older-model sedan with an "03" sticker on the windshield. ... Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Gun thieves caught on camera

Nearly a dozen guns were stolen from a Summerlin home, and now there's fear that the weapons may be in the wrong hands.

The thieves were caught in the act on surveillance video you're only going to see on 8 News NOW.

Metro Police are investigating the theft, but the homeowner has also decided to take things into his own hands. Fred Flamm has hired two private investigators to find the guns. He has also turned to 8 News NOW to get the word out.

"The guy was coming over the gate, and his face was exposed right there," Flamm said.

Flamm says two burglars broke into his home, stealing personal items, along with the nine guns.

"They broke into the door this way here," Flamm said as he showed the damage. "So when they went around this corner here, they were caught on this camera as well."

According to Flamm, the burglars were prepared because they turned off his motion sensors... Read More

Woman robbed at gunpoint at drive-up ATM in Summerlin

Metro Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a woman at gunpoint outside a local bank.

This happened on Tuesday at 7:40 a.m. at the drive-up ATM outside of a bank near Village Center Circle and Trails Center Drive.

Police say as the woman was making a deposit, the suspect pointed a handgun at her and demanded money. She told him she didn't have anymore money so he told her to give him her purse instead. He was able to get away with cash, credit cards, driver's license, and her cell phone.

The man then ran off and got into the passenger seat of a small, dark, older-model sedan with an "03" sticker on the windshield.

Officials ask anyone with information to call police or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.... Read More

Record numbers of hikers, climbers at Red Rock causes temporary closures

It's Spring, so the visitation numbers at national parks across the country have been record breaking, including right here in southern Nevada.

At Lake Mead, visitation increased 13 percent last year. The national recreation area is ranked seventh highest in attendance across the United States. But the busy season is even more pronounced by overcrowding at smaller parks like Red Rock conservation area.

In just the past five weeks Red Rock National Conservation area has had to temporarily close six times! Officials at the Bureau of Land Management call it "Red Rock Season," which means thousands of people are coming out before the summer heat hits.

When the 8 News NOW crews drove into Red Rock to report on this issue, there was even a back up along the side of the scenic route loop.

"This is the most crowded I've ever seen it," said Bereket Michael, Las Vegas resident. It's hard to get parking in fact."... Read More