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I-Team: Shelter provides aid for transgender people

Homeless transgender people living in Las Vegas have a place they can go to get help and feel safe.

One in five transgender people have been homeless at some point in their lives, making this a critical issue for this group, according to the National Center for Transgender Equality.

Homeless, alone and transgender, Milagros Marquez tries to get by each day.

"Sometimes people give me the worst stares… This is the streets, you know, it's different in the streets," she said. "People start making judgments, and they don't even know you."

"You get bullying just by walking down the street. A lot of transgendered women walk around with their guard up a hundred percent, because you never know."

On a corridor by Owens Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard, there are several shelters. Some dorms are for men; others are for women.

"Some other homeless people are like, 'That's a man,'" Marquez said. "Being transgender does make you a target at times."... Read More

Police investigate early morning downtown homicide

Metro Police are investigating an early morning homicide in downtown Las Vegas.

It happened just before 2 a.m. near 28th Street and Charleston Boulevard in a 7-Eleven parking lot.

Police say the victim walked up to a car, and got into an argument with someone inside the vehicle.

The victim, who was shot four times, was transported to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the shooting may be gang related. The suspect was in a gray colored sedan, possibly a Mazda, and was wearing a sports jersey.

Witnesses are cooperating with police... Read More

Child dies after drowning in northwest valley pool

A young girl is dead after drowning in a swimming pool Monday night. The call for help went out shortly after 7 p.m. from a home near Torrey Pines Drive and Smoke Ranch Road.

Police say the child was found unresponsive at the bottom of the pool. She was taken to Mountain Vista Hospital, where she later died.

Metro Police say the child was between the ages of five and 10. Metro's Abuse and Neglect detectives are investigating, but police say everyone is cooperating.

The drowning happened during an Independence Day celebration. Police say it serves as a reminder about pool safety, especially when children are present.

"I just want to take this time to remind the citizens of the 'A-B-C-Ds' of child safety," said Metro Police Lt. Nick Farese. "Making sure of adult supervision, just knowing where your children are at all times, especially if they don't know how to swim, and they're not wearing floatation devices. This is avoidable."... Read More

Metro police investigate overnight shooting

Metro police are investigating an early morning shooting.

It happened at an apartment complex off Charleston Boulevard and Mojave Road. Police at the scene confirm one person was injured, but are not releasing details on the victim's condition.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. ... Read More

Girls of Glitter Gulch among 3 downtown Vegas sites closing

Las Vegas is about to lose a trio of kitschy downtown properties, including the last remaining topless show on the Fremont Street casino pedestrian mall, and a signature spot for deep-fried Twinkies and Oreos.

Mermaids, Topless Girls of Glitter Gulch and La Bayou are due to close their doors Monday. Developers and casino owners Derek and Greg Stevens acquired the properties in April from the Granite Gaming Group.

They've said they plan to build a new hotel-casino, which would be the first ground-up downtown development in decades.

The Stevens brothers also own the open-air Downtown Las Vegas Events Center concert venue, and the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate casinos... Read More

2 arrested in deadly double shooting

Two men are facing murder charges for the shooting deaths of man and teen who died on June 1.

Metro Police arrested 18-year-old Anthony Martinez and 19-year-old Ocean Camacho on Wednesday. Both men are facing two counts of murder with a deadly weapon, along with other charges.

The victims were identified as 17-year-old Joshua Nunez and 19-year-old Humberto Ocegueda-Ramos. Both suffered gunshot wounds to the head. The shootings happened near Mezpah Street and Washington Avenue.

Police believe the shootings were drug related... Read More

Reporter does '10 min. Hot Seat Challenge' to bring awareness

With triple digit temps, it's more important now than ever to warn people of the dangers of leaving your kids or pets in a hot car. In just 10 minutes, the temperature inside the vehicle can jump almost 20 degrees.

To get spread the word and show just how dangerous these actions can be, local emergency responders challenged 8 News NOW Reporter Michael Stevens Wednesday to see if he could last 10 minutes inside a hot car... Read More