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Police arrest man suspected in burglary, robbery spree at numerous Strip properties

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro Police have a man who could be considered as a serial robber/burglar in custody. Joseph Eddards faces six first-degree burglary charges, along with three charges of robbery with a deadly weapon.

It all started on Feb. 20. Metro Police said Joseph Eddards committed armed robbery in the parking garage of the Fashion Show Mall.

According to an arrest report, a man, who was later identified as Eddard, approached a woman from behind in the lower east parking garage from Nordstrom as she was about to get in on the driver's side of her white Range Rover. Before officers knew it was Eddard, the woman said the suspect was in his 20s and had a thin build. He was also dressed in all black and was wearing a black mask on the lower part of his face... Read More

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3 dogs die in Henderson; owners say they were poisoned

HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) -- Nearly a month after someone poisoned multiple dogs in the west valley, three more animals have died after suspected poisoning in Henderson.

The family told 8 News Now they're absolutely devastated after losing their four-legged friends so suddenly. They believe someone intentionally targeted their two backyards near Wagonwheel Drive and Boulder Highway.

They wanted to share their story to help others but chose to stay anonymous to protect the animals they currently have.

"I just can't believe how people can be so cruel," one of the dogs' owners said Wednesday. "They were playful, happy, lovable. My kids played with them; they were just happy dogs."

The family had to put their two dachshunds, Emmy and Max, down a few weeks ago after both were found seizing uncontrollably in the backyard. ... Read More

Sunset Station hotel guest hits $13M jackpot

HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) -- An Arizona native hit the jackpot at Sunset Station. A spokesperson with Station Casinos said on Sunday, April 14, a lucky hotel guest and platinum levelBoarding Pass card holder was playing IGT's Megabucks® Triple Red Hot Sevens™ Slots at Sunset Station in Henderson, NV when they won $13,154,723 million.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, started playing the slot machine at 8:28 a.m. after inserting $40 and within two minutes of playing the $3 maximum bet machine, they hit the $13 million+ jackpot. Over the past few years, the lucky winner has been a hotel and gaming guest of Sunset Station and Boulder Station. ... Read More

Nevada man reported missing, endangered dies in Utah crash

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Authorities say a Nevada man reported missing and endangered has died in Utah in a car accident.

Utah Highway Patrol officials say 62-year-old Lief Johansson died at the scene of Saturday's crash several miles north of Paragonah.

They say the car he was driving stopped in the middle of a lane on Interstate 15 and a semitrailer slammed into it.

State troopers are still investigating why Johansson stopped on the freeway.

Authorities say he was listed as a missing and endangered person with health issues and dementia.

Johansson was living in Henderson, Nevada... Read More

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Henderson Police find homicide victim during welfare check

HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) Henderson Police are investigating the death of a 55-year-old man who was found in his home.

According to police, the man was reported as a missing person by an out-of-state family member who also requested the welfare check at the man's home in the 1900 block of Cutlass Drive near Sunset Road and Valle Verde Drive.

Police found the man's body Tuesday around 7:10 p.m. and said it appeared he died of suspicious circumstances.

The victim's red 2011 Subaru Legacy with the license plate 263G63 is also missing.

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This is the fourth homicide being investigate in Henderson this year. The man's identity will be released by the Clark County Coroner.

Anyone with information is asked to call Henderson Police at (702) 267-4911 or 3-1-1. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit crimestoppersofnv.com.... Read More

Police investigate officer-involved shooting near Carey and Hollywood

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Law enforcement officers are investigating an officer-involved shooting near E. Carey Avenue and N. Hollywood Boulevard.

According to Henderson Police, shots were fired while officers were serving a search warrant in the 6500 block of Curacao Drive, which also happens to be Metro Police's jurisdiction.

However, no one was hurt and the suspect was taken into custody.

No other details were released.

We'll have the latest in a live report on 8 News NOW at 11 p.m.... Read More

How to keep desert tortoises healthy: The Do's and Don'ts when it comes to having them as pets

Tis' the season to come out of brumation: As the temperatures warm up desert tortoises emerge from their burrows.

On Friday, students at Pinecrest Academy in Inspirada learned about the do's and the don'ts of having a pet desert tortoise.

It's the perfect time to educate the public about caring for these reptiles who are most at risk for disease in captivity. Take Delta who's awaiting surgery for a preventable health condition.

The students' curiosity about 5-year-old Delta, a pre-historic animal, was welcoming news to Daniel Freeman.

It's the first time Freeman is fostering a desert tortoise and he has his work cut out for him.

"There's a lot more to it than just buying a bag of dog food. Their diet is very specific and their housing, is very important," Freeman said... Read More