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Project Neon work underway

The demolition of the Walker Furniture warehouse is one of the first visible signs of Project Neon.

The state is widening the interstate and overhauling the Spaghetti Bowl. NDOT is working to fix two parts of the freeway system that are causing major motorist headaches.

First, the Spaghetti Bowl which can be a traffic nightmare. And second, I-15 at Sahara which averages 15 to 20 accidents a day.

They are going to build an HOV flyover lane and that's why the iconic Walker furniture warehouse is history. The 53,000 square foot building which stood along I-15 for 26 years had become an iconic mile marker for commuters slugging their way through Spaghetti Bowl traffic. The warehouse had to go because it was in the way of the project.

"Once Project Neon is complete, we will have 22 miles of continuous carpool lanes between 95 and I-15," said Tony Illia, NDOT... Read More

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Police search for armed robber

Metro police are searching for an armed robber. Investigators say a masked man held up a Roberto's Taco Shop near Eastern and Owens avenues.

Police say the man was armed with a gun and was able to get away on foot.

If you have any information about the robbery, please call Crimestoppers at 702-385-5555... Read More

Arrest made in downtown homicide

Metro Police have arrested a man in connection with a deadly shooting that happened Thursday night in downtown Las Vegas.

Dakuan Thomas, 22, is facing a first degree murder charge in the shooting death of a man in the 2100 block of Ballard Drive around 6 p.m.

According to police, the shooting happened after the two men got into a verbal fight.

This is the 46th homicide in Metro's jurisdiction in 2016... Read More

Metro Police investigates homicide near Eastern, Charleston

Metro Police are investigating a homicide near S. Eastern Avenue and E. Charleston Boulevard.

It happened around 6 p.m. in the 2100 block of Ballard Drive.

Metro Police didn't release any other details. Residents should avoid the area.

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2 Las Vegas officers in fatal shootout with Arizona man ID'd

Las Vegas police say two officers fired a total of 34 shots at an Arizona man who shot nine times at them near the scene of a shooting where another man was wounded outside a downtown fast-food restaurant.

Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said Thursday that the gunman, 22-year-old Efren Trujillo-Soriano (troo-HEE'-yoh soh-ree-AH'-no), was struck four times and fatally wounded in the Monday shootout not far from the Stratosphere tower.

Officers Bryan Loy and Lukas Ferris weren't hit by gunfire in what McMahill says was the fifth police shooting in Las Vegas this year. McMahill says Trujillo was an Army veteran with a history of drunk driving cases in Virginia and Arizona since his discharge in 2014.

The man who police say he shot, 45-year-old Ronald Japhet, remains hospitalized in critical condition... Read More

WATCH: Metro to hold news conference on April 11 OIS at 1 p.m.

Metro Police will hold a news conference Thursday about an officer-involved shooting investigation from earlier this week.

The incident in which a man was shot and killed in a gun battle with officers happened on April 11 in the 1900 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard. Undersheriff Kevin McMahill will brief the media at 1 p.m.

WATCH LIVE ... Read More

Police investigate officer-involved shooting

Metro Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting near downtown Las Vegas. Police first responded to reports of a shooting at approximately 10:15 p.m. in the area of Las Vegas Boulevard and St. Louis Avenue.

At some point, officers fired on a suspect. The suspect sustained unknown injuries. Another person also suffered gunshot wounds and was taken to the hospital in unknown condition.

No officers were shot in the exchange.

8 News NOW will have more information as it becomes available.... Read More