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Storm dumps rain and hail on valley

A spring storm brought rain and, in some areas, hail to the Las Vegas valley Saturday. The hardest hit areas were Green Valley, Henderson and Summerlin... Read More

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Flood advisory issued for Clark County

The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued a flood advisory for Clark County until 5 p.m. Areas susceptible to flooding include the south and southeast parts of the Las Vegas valley and Henderson.

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

Lawyer: Man a victim, not planner of ruse that left 2 dead

A defense attorney is casting a Las Vegas man accused of orchestrating an abduction and robbery ruse that left two people dead in Henderson as a victim, not a criminal.

Brian Kleynen said nothing during his first appearance Thursday in Henderson Justice Court on charges that could get him life in prison in the April 12 incident. He remains in custody pending a preliminary hearing May 17.

Attorney John Turco says the only thing prosecutors have against Kleynen is an alleged admission during questioning by police. But Turco says he hasn't seen an official record of the interview.

Police say the plan was to force a jewelry store worker to open the business for a robbery. They say the employee instead shot and killed Lanard Wilson Jr. and Selvy Auston... Read More

Wednesday marks 28 years since PEPCON explosion

If you lived in Las Vegas on May 4, 1988, you will likely remember where you were when PEPCON exploded.

The Pacific Engineering and Production Co. of Nevada produced ammonium perchlorate which was used to help fuel the NASA space shuttles and Titan missiles.

Shortly before noon on May 8, there was a series of explosions that demolished the plant, ruptured a nearby gas pipeline, and also destroyed another nearby plant that made marshmallows.

Two people were killed. The majority of employees made it out of the plant after the first explosion which was minor in comparison to the other explosions. It was later determined that sparks from a welder's torch ignited some ammonium perchlorate.

Numerous buildings and homes were damaged with costs estimated at $74 million.

The plant was rebuilt in Utah... Read More

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WATCH: Tedd tastes frog legs for 1st and last time

8 News NOW Meteorologist Tedd Florendo was live from the Foodie Fest Friday, and while there, he decided to test his taste buds on some foods he's never had.

Entering into a bet with fellow some of his co-workers, Tedd decided to step up to the "plate" and brave the frog legs.

Apparently, he was not a fan of the popular food made famous in Louisiana because Tedd jumped around like he was filled with leaping lizards and chased the fried amphibian legs with water.

His reaction was hilarious. ... Read More

Thunderstorms rolled through Las Vegas valley Thursday evening

Dark clouds filled the Las Vegas valley skies and dumped heavy rains early Thursday evening.

The thunderstorms showers, lightning, and hail in some areas rolled through just before 5:30 p.m. The storm started in the north and northwest before moving south.

Multiple lightning strikes were seen around Whitney Ranch. 8 News NOW received reports of pea-sized hail along Whitney Ranch and Warm Springs.

In the southern part of the valley, the rain came down around St. Rose Parkway. A flood advisory was issued for southwestern Clark County. It will be in effect until 7:15 p.m.

The rain pounded the area for a little over an hour before drying out. At the end of the showers, two rainbows could be seen in certain parts of the valley... Read More

Henderson police spot distracted drivers during 3-week blitz

Henderson police say officers looking for distracted drivers during a three-week enforcement blitz ticketed 75 motorists for infractions like texting, checking emails, accessing the Internet or talking on cellphones.

Police spokeswoman Kathleen Richards says officers reported making 605 traffic stops, and issued a total of 710 citations during the effort, with help from North Las Vegas, Mesquite, Boulder City and Las Vegas police.

More than 300 tickets were for speeding, 89 were for registration and insurance violations, and 58 were for running a red light.

The April 1-20 Joining Forces program was backed by a $200,000 federal grant, through the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety... Read More