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Metro: 2 people struck by car downtown Las Vegas

Two people were struck by a car in downtown Las Vegas late Wednesday night, according to Metro Police.

It happened around 10:15 p.m. Officers say the two victims were walking on the sidewalk when a car left the roadway and hit them.

The driver left the scene of the wreck but crashed into a pole a short time later. The driver was taken into custody on suspicion of DUI.

The victims were taken to the hospital in serious condition. No word on their injuries... Read More

'Car-Nado' warning: Spaghetti Bowl ramp closures in downtown Vegas start Wednesday at 10 p.m.

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will make 24/7 closures of Interstate 15's south and northbound ramps to U.S. Highway 95 northbound beginning at 10 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26.

The closure will continue through late-Feb. 2017. Interstate 15 north and southbound ramps to Martin Luther King Boulevard will also be closed during the same time frame.

In addition, U.S. Highway 95 northbound ramp to Martin Luther King Boulevard will also close starting at 10 p.m. on Oct. 26. That closure will also continue through late-Feb. 2017.

DYC: Alternate routes to help drivers during Spaghetti Bowl closures... Read More

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