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City of Las Vegas holds grand opening for Mayfair Place Park

The city of Las Vegas held a grand opening and dedication for its newest park Wednesday morning.

The ribbon was cut for Mayfair Place Park on 15th Street near Charleston Boulevard near Fire Station 4.

8 News NOW Reporter Michael Stevens was there as the park opened. He has the story... Read More

Ammonia leak shuts down 1-square mile of Colorado and Commerce

Investigators believe it was an ammonia leak that came from Desert Gold Food Company which is a frozen food processing plant on Colorado Avenue. Ammonia was actually seeping into the air and that was the very foul and aggressive smell that some people were calling in complaining about.

The company told responders that they believe there was a problem with one of their chillers and that the ammonia is the refrigerant in that chiller so they contacted the manufacturer earlier Wednesday afternoon.

When the company realized there was a smell, they alerted first responders. According to the company, minimal staff were there and there were no injuries... Read More

Disgraced Las Vegas lawyer sentenced to the maximum

Disgraced lawyer Robert Graham, who stole millions of dollars from his clients, was sentenced to serve 16 to 40 years in prison.

He was given the maximum sentence on all five counts -- two counts of theft and three counts of exploitation of an older/vulnerable person.

Graham pleaded guilty to stealing $16 million from trust funds set up for clients who included children, older people and disabled clients.

Several victims testified how Graham's greed ruined their lives and asked for the maximum sentence of 40 years.

Graham told the court, he had a gambler's mentality... Read More

Police: Both drivers suspected of DUI in crash

Metro Police are investigating a serious crash where both drivers are suspected of DUI.

The crash happened around 10:46 p.m. Tuesday and involved two vehicles in the intersection of Decatur Boulevard and Pennwood Avenue. The intersection was closed until Wednesday morning while police investigated the crash.

One of the drivers is in critical condition. The other driver, and two passengers had minor injuries, police said... Read More

Homeless man saves 2 children from fire

A Las Vegas homeless man is being called a hero after rescuing two small children from a fire in an apartment.

The children, a 3-year-old and 10-month-old were trapped inside the unit in the 2600 block of E. Mesquite Avenue near Bonanza Road and Eastern Avenue when the fire started around 11:30 a.m.

A homeless man identified as 36-year-old Anival Angelo jumped a gate and pulled a locked security door open so he could rescue the children. He then escaped the flames out a back window.

Both kids were transported to the University Medical Center to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue is call the man a true hero.

Two small children, 10 mons & 3 yrs were rescued from a burning apt by a homeless man who jumped a locked gate, then pulled a dead-bolt locked security door open to safety. Both kids will be okay. The man is a TRUE HERO. pic.twitter.com/jImwAklmcB... Read More

Pedestrian struck, killed near Sahara and 6th Street

A person was struck and killed by a pickup truck Monday evening.

It occurred at the intersection of S. 6th Street and E. Sahara Avenue around 7:46 p.m.

Metro Police says a person was jaywalking in the northbound lanes crossing the eastbound lanes when a red pickup truck struck the pedestrian. The truck was driving eastbound on Sahara right before the crash.

The person was taken to Sunrise Hospital where they were later pronounced dead.

No other details were released... Read More

Driverless shuttle bus crashes on day of launch

Some of the buses in downtown Las Vegas went driverless Wednesday, but not without a hiccup. The Kelolis driverless shuttle bus crashed with a semi-truck.

It happened at the intersection of Fremont Street and N. 7th Street. That's a block away from Container Park.

"From what I've been told, the vehicle came to a stop as it's designed to do, based on the distance it was from this particular truck. But the operator of the truck proceeded to back up, not judging where the vehicle was at that time," said Maurice Bell, vice-president of mobility solutions for Keolis. Where it rested is where it had stopped originally as the vehicle was making its turn."

The autonomous bus crashed less than two hours after it was launched. Officials had hosted an unveiling ceremony to promote what they described as the nation's first self-driving shuttle pilot project geared toward the public... Read More