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Big Bend fire scorches 225 acres near Laughlin, closes road

LAUGHLIN, Nev. (KLAS) — A brush fire that has scorched more than 225 acres is still burning Monday in Big Bend State Park outside of Laughlin.

More than 80 firefighters from several departments worked Sunday through the night to fight the blaze. Campgrounds have been evacuated and a few power poles have fallen.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

A Facebook video from Penny Boord-Melendez, shot as she was returning home from a trip to California, shows the fire up close, as well as the impact it had on highway traffic.

The fire, which started around 1 p.m. Sunday according to the Clark County Fire Department, has shut down part of Needles Highway. Authorities said early Monday the road would likely be closed all day. The fire jumped the highway in more than one spot on Sunday... Read More

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SuperZoo kicks off today at Mandalay Bay

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It’s the biggest pet trade show in North America where thousands
of vendors and pet industry professionals come together for the latest in technology,
training methods and much more.

SuperZoo starts today at Mandalay Bay Convention Center with an education event. Over the course of Aug. 20-22, attendees will have chance to experience a huge product showcase.

Jamie Popper of Blue-9 Pet Products and Beke Lubeach of DOGTV North America joined Sherry Swensk in-studio with some furry friends to chat new, innovative products and training techniques. ... Read More

Shots fired in Laughlin casino robbery

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man shot at security guards after robbing the cashier cage of a Laughlin resort early Monday morning, according to Metro Police. No one was hurt, but the suspect remains in a tense standoff with police.

The robbery happened just before 1:30 a.m. at the Aquarius Casino on S. Casino Drive. Metro Lt. Allen Larsen said a man got money from cash cage and then fired toward security guards as he made an escape. The man got into a vehicle, where he was confronted by police, said Lt. Larsen.

The Metro SWAT team has the man’s vehicle surrounded and are attempting to get him to surrender... Read More

Wilson returns, scores 25 points to help Aces beat Sky 100-85

CHICAGO (AP) – A’ja Wilson returned from a nine-game absence to score 25 points off the bench, Liz Cambage had 23 points and 10 rebounds and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Chicago Sky 100-85.

Wilson had not played since spraining her left ankle July 19. Kelsey Plum scored 12 points, and Kayla McBride added 10 to help the Aces (18-9) run their winning streak to three games.

McBride hit a 3-pointer to make it 41-38 late in the first half and Las Vegas led the rest of the way. Diamond DeShields made a layup to cut Chicago’s deficit to with seven minutes left in the fourth quarter but Cambage answered with a 3-point play and the Sky got no closer.

DeShields tied her career highs with 28 points and five 3-pointers, Cheyenne Parker added 16 points and Courtney Vandersloot had 11 points and nine assists for Chicago (15-11)... Read More

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Developer brings ‘Hipsturbia’ living to LV valley, millennial appeal

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – More millennials are settling down in the suburbs, but they still want the amenities of big-city life.

Developers in southern Nevada are working to meet that need joining a new trend that’s sweeping the nation.

The trend is called a ‘Hipsturbia’ or a millennial-style suburb, which is a response to more young people moving away from the cities as their lifestyles change. A developer in Skye Canyon is hoping to capitalize on the craze.

“We’re getting so much demand,” Remington Nevada developer Tom Fehrman. “This is our first phase of Skye Canyon.”

Fehrman says the property development is bringing a boost to the far northwest valley.

Skye Canyon Marketplace broke ground earlier this year with a smith’s grocery store already in place. It’s meant to cater to the day-to-day needs of Skye Canyon residents, which now includes more millennials, as they move away from the city centers... Read More

BREAKING – LVMPD: Fire near Big Bend State Park in Laughlin, Needles Highway shut down in both directions

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Clark County Firefighters and Metro Police are responding to a large fire in the Laughlin area.

The fire started around 1:18 p.m., near Big Bend State Park.

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

Downtown house heavily damaged by fire, 4 people displaced

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Four people were displaced Sunday after house fire in Downtown Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Fire
and Rescue officials, along with the assistance of North Las Vegas firefighters,
responded to the 2300 block of Willoughby Avenue, near Eastern and Washington Avenues
around 10:28 a.m.

According to firefighters, heavy flames were coming from the rear
of a one-story wood frame house. It took firefighters less than 15 minutes to
bring the fire under control.

The fire gutted the back of the house, the interior, and heavy
damage in the backyard. Damage was estimated at $75,000.

Fire investigators believe the fire started on the patio outside, the was cause undetermined. The fire then spread to the interior of the home.

Three adults and one child are displaced, the American Red Cross
is assisting them.

There were no reported injuries... Read More