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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

Recession leaves behind vacant retail space

Vacant commercial space can be spotted just about anywhere in the Las Vegas valley. While it might seem like bad news, experts say, it can also present opportunities.

It's no too hard to find small business owners who have been hurt when neighboring businesses have vacated their premises.

"The foot traffic was people in and out every 30 minutes, now it's maybe one to two a day," said Eddie Lopez with Dream Furniture.

A lot has changed since Lopez first opened a family business four years back. The small furniture store relied on foot traffic from the Food 4 Less next door, but the grocery store closed two years ago.

"Most of the time we barely make rent," Lopez said.

While Lopez is trying to stay afloat, experts say commercial real estate has come a long way since the Recession.

Daniel Adamson with ROI Commercial Real Estate was at RECON, a shopping center convention in Las Vegas this week, says things are looking up... Read More

Metro involved in Monday morning crash

A Metro Police vehicle was involved in a crash Monday morning at J Street and Owens Avenue.

The crash which involved a Metro SUV and a mini-van happened around 6:10 a.m.

No information was released on whether anyone was injured or who was at fault for the crash... Read More

Stabbing caps off deadly Friday

For first responders anywhere in the world, there is no such thing as normal days because as a first responder, every day can be hectic in its own way. Especially a day like Friday the 13th.

We're not saying we're superstitious, but May 13 has been a pretty sad and crazy day for the Las Vegas valley. Between fires, accidents, and acts of violence, it's safe to say Friday has been a trying day for first responders.

It all started around 4 a.m. when flames burned through an apartment complex near Rainbow and Charleston. Las Vegas Fire and Rescue said Shirlena Rutherford intentionally started the fire.

Neighbors say they heard a domestic dispute fright before they saw the flames.

"The next thing we know the neighbor's coming out screaming, 'she started the fire'," said Markeish Wilson, a resident... Read More

Stabbing caps off deadly Friday

For first responders anywhere in the world, there is no such thing as normal days because as a first responder, every day can be hectic in its own way. Especially a day like Friday the 13th.

We're not saying we're superstitious, but May 13 has been a pretty sad and crazy day for the Las Vegas valley. Between fires, accidents, and acts of violence, it's safe to say Friday has been a trying day for first responders.

It all started around 4 a.m. when flames burned through an apartment complex near Rainbow and Charleston. Las Vegas Fire and Rescue said Shirlena Rutherford intentionally started the fire.

Neighbors say they heard a domestic dispute fright before they saw the flames.

"The next thing we know the neighbor's coming out screaming, 'she started the fire'," said Markeish Wilson, a resident... Read More

1 injured, 42 displaced in possible arson apartment fire

One person was injured and 42 people were displaced by an early morning apartment fire.

The flames were noticed just after 4 a.m. at the Cornerstone Crossing Apartments off Washington Avenue and Rainbow Boulevard. The fire gutted three apartments in the 16-unit complex.

The American Red Cross is assisting 42 adults and one pet. Their Action Team volunteers are meeting with residents to make sure everyone has a safe place to stay as well as food, clothing, medication and other essentials.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, however fire investigators believe it may have been arson... Read More