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Flash flood warning issued as storm heads north toward Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for central Clark County until 3:30 p.m.

Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain on Interstate 15 just north of Jean. Flash flooding is expected.

The storm is moving north, and could hit the Las Vegas valley.

People in Southern Highlands, Enterprise, Mountain’s Edge and Sloan should be prepared. The National Weather Service also advised caution on I-15 between milemarkers 14-25.

8 News Now will have updates on this developing story... Read More

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Man involved in 7-hour police standoff faces terror charge

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man who barricaded himself in a Las Vegas valley apartment Wednesday and made threats in a 911 call is facing a terrorism threat charge.

Guy Nguyen, 32, was taken into police custody just before 10:30 p.m. following a seven-hour standoff with police at an apartment on South Fort Apache Road between Tropicana Avenue and Russell Road. The barricade resulted in a partial closure on Fort Apache Road and evacuations in Nguyen’s apartment complex.

The barricade started after 3 p.m. at an apartment on Ft. Apache Road near Russell Road. (KLAS-TV)

Nguyen allegedly called police and made threats of terrorism. He also posted his threats on social media. Nguyen posted that he wanted to expose the Veterans Affairs system and that there was a lack of resources for people with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries.

He is facing a charge of making threats or giving false information concerning acts of terrorism. ... Read More

James Holzhauer entering Westgate’s NFL SuperContest

Jeopardy champion James Holzhauer can afford the $1,500 entry fee for the Westgate’s SuperContest after winning $2.4 million in a 32-game winning streak on the game show.

And if he wins, he could be even richer. The 2018 SuperContest winner took home $1.4 million. Entrants pick five games each week against the contest line to earn points.

So who does Holzhauer like to win the Super Bowl? A news release from the Westgate said the Las Vegas resident recently predicted a Patriots-Rams rematch in Super Bowl 54.

Lost in the opening round of the national bridge championships. Just once I’d like to actually win something

— James Holzhauer (@James_Holzhauer) July 23, 2019

Holzhauer spoke with NFL columnist Peter King recently and told him the Cleveland Browns are the worst team to bet on... Read More

MGM will redesign its uniforms after a complaint of Holocaust imagery

LAS VEGAS – June Scharf was going through the security checkpoint at the MGM Northfield Casino near Cleveland recently when something about the security guards’ uniforms struck her.

“My most immediate thought was, this is a problem,” Scharf said.

The guards were wearing yellow shirts with a six-pointed star. It was a security badge-type image, but to Scharf it evoked imagery of the Holocaust.

“It was a combination that it was a star, and it was on a yellow backdrop,” Scharf said.

Nazi Germany began forcing Jews to wear identifying badges in 1939. In Germany and in many of the countries it occupied, the badges were yellow and in the shape of the Star of David, with the word “Jew” in middle.

Scharf is Jewish, and some relatives on her grandfather’s side were killed in the Holocaust. The image could potentially offend many in the Jewish community, she said... Read More

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Former detective charged in son-in-law’s death loses bid to dismiss charge

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Las Vegas woman accused of shooting her son-in-law will face a murder charge after a judge denied a petition to dismiss the charge.

Pamela Schoening, who was initially identified by police as Pamela Bordeaux, is a former detective for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. She retired two years before the incident.

District Court Judge Valerie Adair ordered Schoening to appear in court again on Aug. 22.

A trial is scheduled in February, and Schoening’s attorney will argue that the killing was justified. Sean Babbitt, 32, was killed in April while at Schoening’s home for a supervised visitation with his 3-year-old child. The home is near Durango Drive and Racel Street in the northwest valley.

In court filings and in court, attorney Robert Draskovic characterized Schoening as a 55-year-old grandmother of two who served in the U.S. Army and spent 23 years as a Las Vegas police officer... Read More

Girl with special needs brutally beaten as onlookers laugh, viral video shows

CHICAGO (CNN) – We want to warn you – this story contains disturbing video of a girl with disabilities being beaten by a group of teens.

Police are trying to locate the people in the video, which started circulating on social media earlier this week.

The 15-year-old victim is developmentally disabled.

She is seen being beaten in 42-second clip posted on social media that has gone viral, being viewed more than 5 million times.

The video also caught the attention of the Chicago Police Department.

In an afternoon press conference on Wednesday, they say she had been missing five days before she was reported as such.

Once found, she was taken for medical care.

“The father decided to take the victim to the hospital, where she was treated and released,” said Officer Jose Jara with the Chicago Police Department. ... Read More

Sleeves Up: Help those who need blood

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The American Red Cross is issuing an urgent plea for blood donors because there is less than a three-day supply of most blood types.

Recently, donations have been lower than usual and a shortage of blood can mean delays in medical care.

“Medical emergencies and critical treatments don’t stop for holiday celebrations. Patients depend on lifesaving blood transfusions every day,” said Cliff Numark, senior vice president, Red Cross Blood Services. ... Read More