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Metro: 4 suspects in 7-Eleven robbery, shooting may be juveniles; surveillance video released

Metro Police says it's searching for four suspects connected to a string of violent robberies that happened over the weekend.

Metro briefed the media Monday at 3 p.m. During the news conference, Metro detectives revealed that a there was a total of six different robberies in a 48-hour time frame.

Metro released Monday surveillance video of the robbers at some of the many spots they allegedly hit over the weekend.

The most dangerous incident happened early Sunday morning at a 7-Eleven in the 4100 block of E. Sahara Avenue near the intersection of Sahara and Lamb Boulevard. According to Metro Police, a store clerk was shot in the head by one of the unidentified suspects.

The clerk was transported to the Sunrise Hospital with life-threatening injuries. He's in critical condition.

Officers said it didn't look the clerk did anything to provoke the suspects, so it's not clear why he was shot... Read More

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Officials heed warnings as early heat wave hits the West

Parts of the Western U.S. are getting an early taste of scorching summer heat, forcing officials in California, Oregon and desert Southwest states to heed the warnings of dangerous, triple-digit temperatures in this first week of June.

Organizers rescheduled California's state track and field championship events to start in the evening hours on Friday and Saturday.

Marching bands have asked officials with the Portland Rose Festival in Oregon if they can take off their hats and change their uniforms during judged performances to help stay cool over the weekend.

The severity of the forecast is also putting the area around Southern Nevada under an excessive heat warning, from Las Vegas to the California and Arizona borders. ... Read More

Police: 2 people shot, killed near Washington and Tonopah

Metro Police investigated a deadly drive-by shooting Wednesday afternoon near the intersection of W. Washington Avenue and N. Tonopah Drive.

The shooting happened on Mezpah Drive.

According to police, they received reports of shots fired in the area just before 2 p.m.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a white SUV parked on the corner in front of a daycare. When police looked inside the vehicle, they found three Hispanic males in their mid-20s; two of them were injured.

The driver of the SUV wasn't hurt, but a person in the front passenger seat, along with someone in the back seat were shot in the head.

The victims were taken to University Medical Center where they died.

Homicide investigators say they believe there was a chase that happened between the SUV and another vehicle right before the shooting... Read More

Calling all parents: CCSD offers survey to get parents' opinions on key topics

Attention parents: CCSD needs your opinion. Safety, academics, and school climate are among the many topics that are the focus of the 2016 Clark County School District's Parent Survey.

The 10-minute survey, available in English and Spanish, is confidential and part of the district's efforts to engage the community on important issues facing students and their families.

"With parent engagement being one of the district's Pledge of Achievement success indicators, the annual survey continues to be an important opportunity for us to hear from and listen to what parents think about their child's school and the district as a whole," said Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky. "CCSD employees work hard to improve all areas of education, and it is vital that we receive feedback from parents because they are students' first teachers."... Read More

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Las Vegas police seek 2 suspects in shooting

Las Vegas police say they are searching for two suspects in a downtown shooting that wounded four people, one critically.

Authorities said Sunday that both suspects are described as black males in their 20s. They were seen in a white sedan with dark tint and a sunroof.

Investigators say the two suspects got into an argument with the victims and one allegedly retrieved a handgun from the car and fired multiple times. They then fled in the car.

The victims include two men and two women. ... Read More

New Nevada Veterans Memorial opens in Clark County

A brand new memorial honoring the men and women who fought and died for our country is now on display in Clark County.

Ahead of the Memorial Day weekend Governor Sandoval made a stop downtown to honor those who served our nation by attending a dedication ceremony at the new Nevada State Veterans Memorial.

The two-acre memorial and park has 18 massive statues from the Revolutionary War to the global war on terrorism.

8 News NOW Reporter Michael Stevens was at the unveiling Friday afternoon. He has the story... Read More

Nevada gambling revenue down 2 percent in April

State officials say Nevada gambling revenue was down more than 2 percent in April compared with last year.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Thursday that the state's casinos won $876 million in April.

Revenue fell in the areas with the most gambling activity. Las Vegas Strip gambling revenue was down almost 2 percent to $491 million last month, and downtown Las Vegas winnings were down 13 percent to $43 million.

Casinos up north fared better. Reno casino revenue was up almost 19 percent to $50 million.

South Lake Tahoe revenue fell 12 percent to $13 million in April.

The state collected $44 million in tax money based off the winnings, which is down 18 percent from the same time last year. ... Read More