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Reporter does '10 min. Hot Seat Challenge' to bring awareness

With triple digit temps, it's more important now than ever to warn people of the dangers of leaving your kids or pets in a hot car. In just 10 minutes, the temperature inside the vehicle can jump almost 20 degrees.

To get spread the word and show just how dangerous these actions can be, local emergency responders challenged 8 News NOW Reporter Michael Stevens Wednesday to see if he could last 10 minutes inside a hot car... Read More

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Vandals damage Sloan Canyon Visitor's Center

Law enforcement at the Bureau of Land Management are looking for tips to catch the vandals who targeted the visitor contact station at the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area.

Windows were shattered, siding was damaged by rocks and a restroom was even overturned on the night of June 13.

Despite the damage, the visitor's center has been re-opened.

"We are disappointed that this vandalism disregarded the pride and enthusiasm of Southern Nevadans for Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area," said Robbie McAboy, National Conservation Area Manager. "This contact station represents a better experience for visitors and the gateway community of Henderson and we will not let this damage the enjoyment of those who visit the unique scenic and geologic features and extraordinary cultural resources of the area."

Damage estimates and a timeline for repairs have not been finalized... Read More

1 person transported to hospital following house fire

Two people were treated for smoke inhalation and one was transported to the hospital after a house fire which started around midnight Sunday.

Fire crews from Clark County and the City of Las Vegas responded to the home at 5463 Yvonne Circle near Russell Road and Nellis Boulevard.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Damages have not been estimated yet... Read More

Fourth of July 2016 fireworks and events

On July 4 the nation will commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. There will be numerous events around the Las Vegas valley and southern Nevada to celebrate the momentous day.

Everything from a parade to an extravagant fireworks show is listed below.

The Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade 20th Anniversary

Residents of Summerlin are invited to show off their patriotic spirit with their red, white and blue colors at the Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade taking place Friday, July 4. Celebrating 20 years, the Patriotic Parade features more than 70 entries including marching bands, floats, giant Macy's-style inflatable balloons and children's favorite storybook and cartoon characters.

8:30 a.m. Escort & Dignitary Parade Steps-off

9:00 a.m. Patriotic Parade Steps-off Hills Center Drive

For more information go here. ... Read More

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New businesses and new home growth picking up in Lake Las Vegas

Business and new home growth are picking up speed across the valley.

Lake Las Vegas is tucked away on the southeast side of the valley, but it's also benefiting from the boom. In fact, some of the new development is helping to create a new vibe and better connect with the rest of Las Vegas.

The very first full-service grocery store in Lake Las Vegas will soon open, but there's so much more behind the grand opening of Season's Market.

"Grocery is part of the change we have at Lake Las Vegas moving it to a primary place to live," said Patrick Parker, a developer.

Residents like Susan Joostberns say this is a welcomed change.

"You know our closest grocery store has been a way's down the road before, and now to have this in the community is just going to be such a great convenience for all the residents," said Joostberns... Read More

Natural Grocers to open 2 locations in Las Vegas valley

A new grocery store chain will soon come to the Las Vegas valley. Natural Grocers plan to open two stores in North Las Vegas and Henderson.

The announcement of the new grocery store chain comes months after Haggen and Fresh & Easy closed all of its local stores.

In fact, two of the old Fresh & Easy stores will be converted into a Natural Grocers. Construction is already underway for the Colorado-based company's first venture in Nevada.

The two vacant Fresh & Easy stores are near Sunset Road and Arroyo Grande in Henderson and near Aliante and Centennial in North Las Vegas.

"It was really great having a grocery store close by for us," said Velinda Wiedrick, the owner of Clip-N-Tails. "It helps with business."

Wiedrick owns a pet grooming shop next to one of the buildings under construction. She says she expects foot traffic to pick up once Natural Grocers opens up its doors for business... Read More

Officials closing Henderson health center, to find new place

Regional health officials say they plan to close one of five public health centers later this month in Clark County, and find a smaller place nearby.

The Southern Nevada Health District said Monday the Henderson Public Health Center will close June 24. The services it provides -- including immunizations and food handler safety cards -- will continue to be offered at the district's four other facilities in Las Vegas, Mesquite and Laughlin.

Chief Health Officer Dr. Joe Iser says the district plans to find another place in Henderson and reopen later this year. District spokeswoman Stephanie Bethel says the office at Lake Mead Parkway and Burkholder Boulevard was too big for the number of people who used it... Read More