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Rabbit roundup underway following possible poisoning deaths

The roundup continues to save rabbits from potentially dying outside a Las Vegas psychiatric treatment center.

Volunteers took time Monday to rescue more rabbits from the property after nearly 30 were found dead over the weekend. They were found at the Desert Willow Treatment Center on Charleston Boulevard near Jones Boulevard.

The cause of the deaths is still unknown, but volunteers are not taking any chances and are working to save the surviving rabbits.

Volunteers were able to round up 60 rabbits Sunday of the hundreds roaming around the facility. The rabbit situation has been an issue for years with many people abandoning the animals on the property. It escalated once the state released a public health notice a few days ago saying the rabbits may carry diseases and suddenly dozens died at once.

Now, the effort continues to save the ones still alive. ... Read More

Fremont Street Experience getting $30M Facelift

The Fremont Street Experience will be getting some new upgrades.

LVCVA approved a large-scale renovation to downtown Las Vegas. The $30 million project will completely renovate the Fremont Street Experience.

Approximately $9.5 million of that money will go into renovating the 1,500-foot long video canopy attraction. This is the first time it'll be renovated in 14 years.

The city plans to add four-times the number of LED screens on the canopy, making it seven times brighter so that the video display can run 24-7.

They're also working on putting solar panels on top of the canopy so it will use 100 percent renewable energy.

"We're working on ideas for solar top panels on the canopy and I would love to be able to subsidize the electric, power consumption with solar energy because it is absolutely the way of today and the future," said CEO Patrick Hughes, Fremont Street Experience.

The revamp will also offer a smart phone App called "The Key."... Read More

WATCH: Mayor Goodman delivers State of the City address

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman will deliver the annual State of the City address at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11. It's being held in the Las Vegas City Hall Council Chambers located at 495 S. Main St.


During the State of the City address, Mayor Goodman is expected to provide her vision and insight for 2018 and beyond.

The city will also host a live social media feed during the speech for viewers and residents to give feedback. Use #stateofvegas hashtag on your posts to join in the discussion... Read More

Friends and foes showed up at Bundy trial decision

Rallies of people showed up for the ruling in the Bundy case Wednesday -- both for and against public lands.

Things got pretty heated when activists with the Center of Biological Diversity appeared in front of the federal court house.

They are against the privatization of public lands and were clearly not in support of the Bundys. There were several times where people from both sides were in each others faces.

Once word got out that there was a mistrial, this is what the CEO of the Center of Biological Diversity had to say.

"Now we can start over fresh with a new trial in January and have all of the evidence properly entered in and get a straight forward clean verdict from the jury," said Kieran Suckling, ceo, Center for Biological Diversity.

While this is a mistrial for the Bundys and Ryan Hammond, it doesn't mean they're exonerated either.

The case is leaving a bitter taste for some like Bundy supporter Kelly Stewart... Read More

City of Las Vegas holds grand opening for Mayfair Place Park

The city of Las Vegas held a grand opening and dedication for its newest park Wednesday morning.

The ribbon was cut for Mayfair Place Park on 15th Street near Charleston Boulevard near Fire Station 4.

8 News NOW Reporter Michael Stevens was there as the park opened. He has the story... Read More

Ammonia leak shuts down 1-square mile of Colorado and Commerce

Investigators believe it was an ammonia leak that came from Desert Gold Food Company which is a frozen food processing plant on Colorado Avenue. Ammonia was actually seeping into the air and that was the very foul and aggressive smell that some people were calling in complaining about.

The company told responders that they believe there was a problem with one of their chillers and that the ammonia is the refrigerant in that chiller so they contacted the manufacturer earlier Wednesday afternoon.

When the company realized there was a smell, they alerted first responders. According to the company, minimal staff were there and there were no injuries... Read More

Disgraced Las Vegas lawyer sentenced to the maximum

Disgraced lawyer Robert Graham, who stole millions of dollars from his clients, was sentenced to serve 16 to 40 years in prison.

He was given the maximum sentence on all five counts -- two counts of theft and three counts of exploitation of an older/vulnerable person.

Graham pleaded guilty to stealing $16 million from trust funds set up for clients who included children, older people and disabled clients.

Several victims testified how Graham's greed ruined their lives and asked for the maximum sentence of 40 years.

Graham told the court, he had a gambler's mentality... Read More