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Metro investigates officer-involved shooting in downtown Las Vegas

Metro Police investigated an officer-involved shooting Tuesday in downtown Las Vegas. It happened around 2:43 p.m.near E. Bonanza Road and N. Maryland Parkway.

According to Metro, officers were originally called to a home in the 500 block of N. 9th Street to investigate a domestic call. Shortly after officers arrived, shots were fired.

One person was transported to the hospital. No officers were injured.

This is a developing story.... Read More

Metro: El Cortez shooting occurred between rival motorcycle gangs

Metro released the mugshots of three people arrested in a shooting at the El Cortez Hotel and Casino located in the 600 block of Fremont Street. According to officers, everything unfolded early Saturday morning around 1:44 a.m. when members of rival motorcycle gangs got into an argument on the 5th floor of the hotel.

When Metro Police arrived at the El Cortez, they found two men on the casino floor who were suffering from gunshot wounds. After officers realized the shooting took place on the 5th floor, they sent a team of
officers upstairs and that's when they found two additional victims.

All four of the victims were transported to UMC Trauma where three victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and the fourth was listed in critical condition... Read More

SNOWY WEATHER: Snow falls around the Las Vegas Valley!

Snow started falling around the Las Vegas valley Wednesday night around 6 p.m. According to numerous viewer tweets and photos 8 News NOW received, many areas around the valley were seeing 1-3 inches of snow.

At 9.p.m. Summerlin had 4-5 inches of snow. And at 10 p.m. Echo Canyon Subdivision on Mount Charleston was showing 11-inches.

SLIDESHOW: Snow blankets parts of the Las Vegas Valley

Nevada Highway Patrol warned drivers on Twitter that roads could be a little tricky. Especially, for drivers traveling on I-15 southbound near Jean. The roadways in that area are expected to freeze with ice causing the roads be very slippery... Read More

SLIDESHOW: Snow blankets parts of the Las Vegas Valley

Snow started falling around the Las Vegas valley Wednesday night around 6 p.m., but it lasted for a little over three hours. Some areas accumulated as much as 1-3-inches. Take a look at the photos below to see how valley residents captured the moment in photos!

PHOTOS: Snow blankets parts of Las Vegas Valley... Read More

Las Vegas city council may declare emergency to get rid of abandoned El Cid Hotel buildings

At the next Las Vegas City Council meeting, board members will discuss the possibility of 'declaring an emergency' when it comes to two abandoned buildings in the downtown area.

The El Cid Hotel and neighboring annex are located on Bridger Avenue between 6th and 7th streets. The abandon buildings have housed squatters throughout the years, and the city says they're becoming a problem.

First responders are not unfamiliar with the abandoned El Cid Hotel and neighboring annex building, but after numerous calls over the years for fires and other issues, the city now wants to take action.

"It has become a consistent problem," said Bob Coffin, City Council Member for Ward 3.

The squatter problem is also affecting residents in the area.

"People jumping in and out all the time," said Juan Mejia, neighbor.

Mejia lives a block away from the property. He calls it a nuisance, so he tries to avoid this stretch of sidewalk... Read More

Clark County opens up 'Pop-up Marriage License Bureau' at McCarran Airport

Love is in the air at McCarran International Airport. On Tuesday, Clark County opened its 'Pop-up Marriage License Bureau' inside Terminal 1. It's or any travelers looking to tie the knot.

"Special days are always good for us," said Lynn Marie Goya, Clark County Clerk. "We always get increased numbers over other days, so Valentine's Day weekend is always a good weekend for us."

The few days that the marriage license bureau is there makes it that much easier for couples to say "I do."

"About 10 percent of the couples who came to Clark County to get married last year stopped here, and got their license," Goya said.

There's been a slight spike, but overall, fewer people are choosing Las Vegas for their wedding destination. Data shows roughly 7,000 fewer licenses issued in Clark County last year compared to 2015.

"I'm a little surprised that it's actually gone down," said Trish Reedy, visiting from Tennesse... Read More

Thousands attend Las Vegas Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

Thousands of people lined the streets of downtown Las Vegas for the 37th annual MLK Day Parade.

While some fights broke out and two people were taken into custody for battery -- for most people it was a day to celebrate Dr. King.

For some local families, Dr. King's birthday means more than just a day off of work or school. For many, it was a day to reflect on his legacy and why his message of peace and equality remains relevant more than four decades after his death.

"It's all about coming together and you know, just being one person. It's not about what race is greater than the other. It's honoring Martin Luther King's dream," said Kyrie Pirtle, parade attendee.

The parade drew large crowds together to honor and celebrate the civil rights leader. This year's theme: "One people, one nation, one dream."

"Unification, you know that was his dream, is that we all live together as one people," said Charlene Reeves, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, Inc... Read More