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Falling iguanas a problem in Florida

There’s an unusual weather warning in Florida. Forecasters in Miami are warning people to watch out for falling iguanas.

Jan 22 : Check out some of the wind chills reported across South Florida this morning. Not all data listed are considered official, however it does give you an idea on how chilly it was! #flwx https://t.co/5lHb77YgiP

— NWS Miami (@NWSMiami) January 22, 2020

Temperatures are dropping into the low 40’s overnight in south Florida which is cold enough for iguanas to go into a dormant stage.

They don’t die but they become very still and likely to fall out of the trees where they sleep. It can be a serious problem because iguanas can weigh up to 100 pounds.

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Source: Suspects in Fashion Show mall fight, shooting believed to be CCSD students

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — More details are emerging about the possible suspects involved in a shooting at the Fashion Show mall Wednesday night that left three people injured and caused panic.

According to a police source, Clark County School District Police were called in to help Metro police identify the people involved in the shooting. It’s believed the suspects are CCSD students.

Police want to stress this wasn’t an active shooter situation and that the shooting following a fight between some people. Police say one person fired gunshots into a crowd of people, injuring three. One victim was shot in the face, another in the leg, and a third person was hit in the chest and face. All are expected to recover from their injuries.

The gunshots caused chaos as people tried to escape... Read More

What’s Driving You Crazy? – More testing for Project Neon overhead signs

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) – The Ghost of Project Neon is leaving tell-tale “signs.”

The update from the Nevada Dept of Transportation is that the 42 overhead signs installed on the 15 and the 95 during Project Neon are moving forward with testing.

At
various times over the next 6 weeks – before the signs are declared
“good to go” – you’ll see a whole bunch of stuff *other*
than “HOV enforced 24/7” and the “cross the line, pay
the fine” thing.

Welcome
to “Professor Nate’s Overhead Sign Reading” school. There
are three parts to today’s lesson:

1.
Variable speed limit signs

2.
Variable HOV signs

3.
Lane controls

Variable
speed limits will be used to deal with traffic issues like crashes or
broken down cars. The first thing you’ll see is a yellow diamond
alerting you that the speed limit’s about to change. The speed limit
will then be posted further ahead on the right side of the overhead
sign... Read More

Yearly survey tallies 123 eagles in lakes Mead, Mohave area

LAS VEGAS (AP) – National Park Service biologists and volunteers tallied 120 bald eagles and three golden eagles during an annual survey at Lake Mead National Recreation Area on the Colorado River.

A park spokeswoman said Tuesday the number was down from January 2018, when spotters on boats using binoculars counted 137 bald and five golden eagles in an annual midwinter survey on the vast Lake Mead and Lake Mohave reservoirs.

No count was conducted in 2019 due to a U.S. federal government shutdown. The survey is part of an effort to track the population and distribution of bald eagles across the country... Read More

Fatal crash closes Las Vegas Blvd at Warm Springs

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) – Metro Police say one person was killed in a fiery three car crash around 1:30 Wednesday morning just outside the South Premium Outlet Mall.

Las Vegas Blvd is closed at Warm Springs. Police say it may stay closed until 6am.

Traffic Anchor Nate Tannenbaum has detours to get around the closure.

8NewsNow reporter Bianca Homan will have live reports throughout Good Day Las Vegas.

This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.... Read More

Fourth Annual ‘State of the Wedding Industry’ talks ups and downs of major Vegas industry

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Leaders in the Las Vegas wedding industry said our city will continue to be a main attraction in the future during the Fourth Annual “State of the Wedding Industry” event. They gathered on the south end of the Strip Tuesday night.

It’s a way for those involved in the business to update everyone on what’s good and bad.

Last year, 73,000 weddings brought in more than $2 million to the economy, but that’s actually a down year. Back in 2004, Las Vegas hosted 128,000 ceremonies.

“We have lost the market share. I think we kind of forgot about this industry. We’re not the shiny new penny anymore,” said Clark County Clerk Lynn Goya. “We’ve been the wedding capital of the world for 50 years or more. It’s fun to talk about new things, and weddings have not been a new thing.” ... Read More

North Las Vegas Police honor 39 employees during special ceremony

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — North Las Vegas Police honored 39 employees for their bravery and excellence at City Hall tonight.

“A lot of people don’t have to think about, that I’m going off to work, I’ll see you at five for dinner, and you kiss the kids, and you know you’re coming back,” said North Las Vegas Chief of Police Pamela Ojeda. “This is something that’s constantly on our head every day.”

Chief Ojeda thanked the officers for their commitment to the job.

Among those recognized was a group of patrol officers and dispatchers who worked together to stop a homicide suspect from hurting another person.

Two patrol officers who stopped a violent suspect in a vehicle by putting themselves in harm’s way were also honored. ... Read More