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I-Team: Accident raises questions about water park staffing

It's summertime at Cowabunga Bay, a massive and popular water park filled with slides, rides, and a sprawling 33,000-square-foot wave pool where bathers and floaters get jostled, splashed and dunked by waves as high as four feet.

Six-year-old Leland Gardner was thrilled to visit the park with a classmate and the other boy's father on May 27, 2015.

By all accounts, Leland was a bundle of energy who couldn't wait to visit the park. But, something went terribly wrong, and Leland's life changed forever.

"They were all together in the shallow end of the wave pool," said Gardner family attorney Samuel Mirkovich. "When the waves started to go, Leland was knocked off his tube, and we believe went under, and he was under for minutes."

By the time Leland's near-lifeless body was pulled from the water by a lifeguard, he was about 100 yards away, in the deep end of the pool... Read More

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Massive power outage affecting more than 4,300 customers

A massive power outage affected NV Energy customers Thursday afternoon.

According to the company's website, more than 4,300 people are without power.

The outages are scattered throughout Henderson and the southeastern part of the valley.

NV Energy's website reports the biggest areas affected are near Russell Road and Stephanie Street and Russell and Sandhill roads.

No word on when power will be restored.

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Families assess damage from Tuesday fire

Two families cannot return to their homes after a fire quickly spread from a single story home in Henderson Tuesday afternoon. The fire happened near Warm Springs Road and Boulder Highway.

Fire crews fought intense heat, periods of heavy rain, thunder, lightning and gusty winds as they battled the blaze. The Henderson Fire Department says high winds caused the fire to spread from one house to another home next door.

As far as material possessions go, Douglas Scott and his step-son Travis Anderson lost everything.

They weren't home when their house of nearly 20 years went up in flames Tuesday afternoon. While fire crews are still trying to identify the cause, there is still no sign of the family's beloved cat Mr. Boots.

"Everything is to the ground almost," said Anderson. "You got stuff almost up past your ankles. I mean, it's toasted."

He says he didn't know about the fire, which started at his home, until he tried to drive down his street... Read More

Thousands without power in Henderson

NV Energy is responding to a several power outages in Henderson. According to the utility, more than 4,000 customers are without power as of 10:30 p.m. NV Energy is still investigating a cause.

8 News NOW will have more information as it becomes available.... Read More

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Henderson Police arrest 2 men in connection with deadly parking lot shooting

Two people suspected of shooting and killing an 18-year-old man was arrested in Henderson Tuesday.

Henderson Police said through the course of the investigation; detectives were able to identify the two suspects involved in Monday night's shooting in the 11000 block of South Eastern Avenue.

According to officers, two male victims were shot in the parking lot of a Henderson strip mall after getting into a verbal exchange with two men.

Henderson Police said four people were leaving the Wendy's when they were approached by two men. Officers said the two groups ended up exchanging words with each other, and that's when the suspects fired several shots at the victims in the parking lot.

One of the victims was struck in the thigh, and the other was hit in the abdomen and extremities, police said.

Both victims were taken to Sunrise Hospital. One had non-life-threatening injuries while the other suffered critical injuries. No one else was injured... Read More

Firefighters battle blaze near Boulder Highway and Warm Springs

Firefighters in Henderson battled a house fire Tuesday afternoon.

It started in the 500 block of Zuber Avenue near Boulder Highway and Warm Springs Road.

Multiple firefighters were called out to battle the single-story home.

There wasn't any other information released.

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PD: 2 shot outside restaurant in Henderson

Two people were shot at a Henderson restaurant Monday night, police said.

It happened around 7:35 p.m. outside of the Black Mountain Grill located at 11021 S. Eastern Avenue.

There's no word on what led up to the shooting.

Henderson Police said both shooting victims were taken to Sunrise Hospital. No word on their condition.

Henderson Police are searching for the suspects.

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