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Clark County opens up 'Pop-up Marriage License Bureau' at McCarran Airport

Love is in the air at McCarran International Airport. On Tuesday, Clark County opened its 'Pop-up Marriage License Bureau' inside Terminal 1. It's or any travelers looking to tie the knot.

"Special days are always good for us," said Lynn Marie Goya, Clark County Clerk. "We always get increased numbers over other days, so Valentine's Day weekend is always a good weekend for us."

The few days that the marriage license bureau is there makes it that much easier for couples to say "I do."

"About 10 percent of the couples who came to Clark County to get married last year stopped here, and got their license," Goya said.

There's been a slight spike, but overall, fewer people are choosing Las Vegas for their wedding destination. Data shows roughly 7,000 fewer licenses issued in Clark County last year compared to 2015.

"I'm a little surprised that it's actually gone down," said Trish Reedy, visiting from Tennesse... Read More

Thousands attend Las Vegas Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

Thousands of people lined the streets of downtown Las Vegas for the 37th annual MLK Day Parade.

While some fights broke out and two people were taken into custody for battery -- for most people it was a day to celebrate Dr. King.

For some local families, Dr. King's birthday means more than just a day off of work or school. For many, it was a day to reflect on his legacy and why his message of peace and equality remains relevant more than four decades after his death.

"It's all about coming together and you know, just being one person. It's not about what race is greater than the other. It's honoring Martin Luther King's dream," said Kyrie Pirtle, parade attendee.

The parade drew large crowds together to honor and celebrate the civil rights leader. This year's theme: "One people, one nation, one dream."

"Unification, you know that was his dream, is that we all live together as one people," said Charlene Reeves, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, Inc... Read More

UPDATE: 1 shot and killed near Casino Center and Fremont in downtown Las Vegas

Metro Police are investigating a deadly shooting in downtown Las Vegas near Casino Center Drive and Fremont Street.

According to Metro, around 2:00 p.m. officers responded to a call about a shooting in the100 block of Fremont Street.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found one person suffering from a gunshot wound.

The initial report said a person was shot by a security guard, but Metro is still investigating those claims.

The victim was transported to University Medical Center, where he died.

The intersection of Casino Center Drive and Ogden is closed while officers investigate.

This is a developing story. 8 News NOW has a crew on the way to the scene. We'll have a live update on 8 News NOW at 5 p.m.... Read More

Major 'Spaghetti Bowl' ramps reopen after 17-month closure

The ramp connecting U.S. 95 southbound to I-15 northbound will open Sunday after being closed since Aug. 2017.

The ramp has been reconfigured, widened and repaved.

Also opening Sunday morning are three other ramps that have been closed for the past 17 months:

MLK Blvd. on-ramp to I-15 southbound (now located on the eastside of MLK Blvd.)
MLK Blvd. on-ramp to I-15 northbound.
MLK Blvd. on-ramp to U.S. 95 southbound.

The improvements are part of Project Neon which is a 4-mile long widening of I-15 that began in 2016. It is costing $1 billion and is more than 90 percent completed... Read More

Metro investigating shooting near Industrial and Wyoming

Metro Police are investigating a deadly shooting near downtown Las Vegas.

It happened at 217 West New York Avenue near Industrial Road and W. Wyoming Avenue.

No other details were released. Metro homicide detectives are investigating... Read More

'The D' owner, Derek Stevens, reveals 'Circa' will be name of new downtown hotel, casino

The entertainment district of downtown Las Vegas will see its first casino-resort built from the ground up in more than three decades when the 777-room Circa opens in December 2020. Derek Stevens, one of the owners of the D Hotel, located in down Las Vegas, revealed the name of his new hotel Thursday.

The announcement about the Circa Resort and Casino came after Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman's State of the City address.

Video below shows the announcement being made at the Downtown Las Vegas Event Center.

Here it is: @DerekJStevens unveils his new resort coming to Downtown Las Vegas. It's called Circa. #8NN pic.twitter.com/nzFUp8cDLx... Read More

Abandoned El Cid Hotel catches fire again in Downtown Las Vegas

The old and abandoned El Cid Hotel in downtown Las Vegas caught fire Monday morning. Fire officials say there were about 50 squatters inside the building at the time, but no one was hurt.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, there were flames shooting from the second-story almost reaching the third-story.

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue says they received several calls about the fire just before 9 a.m. This is the third fire at the building this month.

"One of the concerns we have is we don't know if we're going to get shot or stabbed. Because we'll find these people laying on the floor and you don't know if it's a victim. They might have weapons with them because those people are territorial. They don't want other people coming into their territory," said Tim Szymanski, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue... Read More