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Flood Zone designation lifted for neighborhoods by Las Vegas Wash

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A neighborhood by the Las Vegas Wash will no longer need to worry about flooding during monsoon season. On Thursday, a flood zone designation that affects roughly 300 properties will be removed.

It was a decade ago when the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated the Las Vegas Wash area as a flood zone. This means homes located near the area which is located near Nellis and Charleston will no longer have to purchase flood insurance.

But after significant improvements, the area is no longer considered a flood zone.

“To have to pay for that flood insurance all these years — it’s kind of nice, kind of exciting not to have to do it anymore,” said Sue Bolduck, a neighbor.

Bolduck who lives next to the Las Vegas Wash says that she and her neighbors have seen severe flooding for nearly 40 years... Read More

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I-Team: Jury will hear Cowabunga Bay case after 6-year-old’s brain injury

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — After four years of legal wrangling, a jury will finally get to hear the case of Leland Gardner, a 6-year-old boy who suffered severe neurological damage at a Las Vegas valley water park.

Complicated and emotional issues were in play on Wednesday as attorneys for Cowabunga Bay and other defendants tried again to get a judge to dismiss the case before it is ever heard by a jury.

This time, after years of motions and countermotions, Clark County District Court Judge Jerry A. Wiese II ruled the matter should be settled by a jury.

The judge set a trial date for October.

The case against Cowabunga Bay, first reported by the 8NewsNow I-Team in 2015, has gone to the Nevada Supreme Court — twice — without ever going to trial... Read More

Web Extra: Derek Carr Talks To Media at Raiders Camp

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Raiders Quarterback Derek Carr talks to the media about the 2019 season at the opening of Training Camp in Napa, CA.

The Raiders will be featured on the HBO series “Hard Knocks” as they try to improve on their disappointing 2018 season.

This will be Head Coach Jon Gruden’s second season with the Raiders. They went 4 and 12 last season.

This will be a critical season for Carr as the Raiders are preparing for a move from Oakland to Las Vegas in 2020.

This is the ‘raw’, unedited version. ... Read More

Coroner IDs man found in desert in early July

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man who was shot to death and left in the desert in early July has been identified as Santiago Alejandro Valdez.

The Clark County Coroner’s office said Wednesday that Valdez, 35, died of a gunshot wound to the head. He died on July 6.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the case as a homicide... Read More

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Vehicle crashes into fire hydrant at Blue Diamond and Decatur

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A valley driver caused a wet mess in the southwest valley Wednesday. According to Metro Police, a vehicle crashed into a hydrant at Blue Diamond and Decatur.

LIVE: Car crashes into a fire hydrant at Blue Diamond and Decatur. Avoid the area.

Posted by 8 News Now on Wednesday, July 31, 2019

It happened shortly before 4 p.m. There wasn’t any other details released about wreck.

Drivers should avoid the area... Read More

Raiders Brandon Marshall Talks About Life With New Team

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Raiders new linebacker Brandon Marshall talks to KLAS Sports Director Chris Maathuis at Raiders Training Camp in Napa, CA.

Marshall will be entering his 8th season in the NFL out of Cimarron-Memorial High School in Las Vegas. He spent the last 7 years with the Denver Broncos after being drafted in the fifth-round by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2012.

Marshall signed a one-year contract with the Raiders, so he will play this season in Oakland, but he hopes to be with the team when they begin play in Las Vegas in 2020. Marshall played his college ball at the University of Nevada.

This interview is the unedited version... Read More

I-Team: How to track hypersonic objects? UNLV professor advised the Pentagon

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A new and expensive arms race seems to be heating up. Billions of dollars have already been earmarked for the development of hypersonic systems, including offensive and defensive missiles.

This comes in response to work being done by our potential enemies who claim they already have hard-to-hit missiles capable of hypersonic speeds.

Russian hypersonic vehicle. (Russian news agencies)

It turns out one local engineering professor was way ahead of the curve on research into hypersonic tech.

Hypersonic means faster than the speed of sound. As we know, America’s military broke the sound barrier a long time ago, but there is a new sense of urgency because of reports that Russia and China have weapons that can travel Mach 10 or faster, too fast for us to shoot them down.

One UNLV engineer was already looking at this challenge a decade ago as part of a classified Pentagon program... Read More