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DYC: Alternate routes to help drivers during Spaghetti Bowl closures

The big Spaghetti Bowl closures that will go into effect Wednesday night at 10 p.m. is expected to impact your morning commute for the next four months.

8 News NOW Traffic Anchor Demetria Obilor explains some alternate routes and gives some helpful online tools to stay informed about all of the closures.

For more on the Project Neon project causing the Spaghetti Bowl closures go here... Read More

Metro Police investigating early morning homicide

Metro Police are investigating an overnight homicide where a woman was found dead near Jones Boulevard and U.S. 95.

Officers arrived at the scene at 12:45 a.m. after they received reports of gunshots in the area of Quartz Lane and View Drive.

Police found the woman dead on the sidewalk with several gunshot wounds to her head.

Investigators are calling this crime "unusual," but they do not believe this was a random act of violence. They also said this could be domestic violence, and that the female victim may have known her attacker.

Metro Police say a gray four-door vehicle was seen in the area which could be related to the incident.

This is the 140th homicide in Metro's jurisdiction this year... Read More

NHP releases video of trooper shooting carjacking suspect

The Nevada Highway Patrol released its preliminary findings and a video of the fatal shooting of a carjacking suspect by an NHP trooper during a Tuesday news conference.

The suspect, 28-year-old Javier Munoz, led NHP troopers on a chase from Las Vegas to Henderson with speeds reaching 100 mph.

Authorities said Munoz was shot by Trooper David Dudley, a 17-year veteran, after crashing a car stolen from a woman at a convenience store and trying to carjack another vehicle from a elderly man at a Cadillac dealership.

NHP Col. Dennis Osborne said Munoz didn't had a weapon on him, but posed a threat to the public.

"That vehicle is a 4,500 pound weapon," he said.

Officials say the woman at the convenience store was treated for minor injuries after trying to stop Munoz from stealing her black Scion near downtown Las Vegas.

Troopers chased the Scion after seeing it being driven erratically on U.S. 95... Read More

Voters set record numbers first 2 days of early voting

As a key swing state, Nevada's votes really count for the 2016 election. Early voting started Saturday, Oct. 22, and according to Clark County, residents hit the polls in record numbers.

More than 70,000 people cast their ballots. Flor Cordona was one of those votes.

Cardona said she voted Saturday for the first time in her life.

"Sixteen years ago I didn't have papers; I didn't have a language; I didn't have nothing," Cardona said. "I only have dreams."

Cardona's pushing for other Latino's to vote early. However, Cardona isn't the only person making a push during early voting.

Both Democrats and Republicans have also made a final push across the state to sway voters who haven't made up their minds yet.

"Now is the time to really voice your concerns with what's happening with our country and the direction that you would like to see it going," said Catherine Cortez Masto, D-NV, United States Senate candidate... Read More

Police investigating a deadly shooting at Ogden and 15th

Police are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred at Ogden Avenue and 15th Street Tuesday morning.

A man walking along Ogden was shot around 6:47 a.m., police said.

People in the area reported hearing some arguing and two or three gunshots. Witnesses did tell police they saw a brown sedan leave the area.

Police say they are looking for at least two suspects.

Ogden and 15th are currently closed to traffic as police investigate... Read More

Electrical fire breaks out at Downtown Grand Hotel

Officials say an electrical fire at a Las Vegas hotel caused multiple floors to be filled with smoke.

No injuries were reported in the Sunday afternoon fire at the Downtown Grand Hotel and Casino.

Fire crews had responded to reports of smoke and located the fire in an elevator power room on the roof of the hotel.

Several floors were evacuated while firefighters worked to put out the flames... Read More

Police investigate downtown stabbing

Metro Police are investigating a stabbing near Las Vegas Boulevard and Main Street. Metro says a man stabbed another man in the arm at approximately 11 a.m.

The victim was taken to University Medical Center with serous injuries. Police have closed northbound Las Vegas Boulevard near Main Street during their investigation.

Officers do not have anyone in custody at this time.

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