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LAS VEGAS-- Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on the I15 near the Speedway. We're told 3 people are dead. The driver of a Acura was driving northbound when for some reason he enteredMore>>
Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on the I15 near the Speedway. We're told 3 people are dead.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:05:13 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself. But on Thursday morning, as he was assisting someone who had crashed their car, anotherMore>>
When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself.More>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:39 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:39:33 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Some of the trams at McCarran International Airport are down due to an electrical failure. Officials tells us they stopped working this morning. Right now at least 2 trams are working, butMore>>
Some of the trams at McCarran International Airport are down due to an electrical failure.More>>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:25 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:25:46 GMT
As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible. Police say two men tried to rob the child of the device on Thursday.More>>
As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible.More>>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:09 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:09:50 GMT
Lines of people were wrapped around The Lotto Store twice this weekend for the second largest lottery in the history of Powerball. The jackpot has grown to $600 million. People tell 8 News Now they waitedMore>>
Lines of people were wrapped around The Lotto Store twice this weekend for the second largest lottery in the history of Powerball.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 9:02 PM EDT2013-05-18 01:02:54 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School has been arrested, Clark County Schools Police Lt. Ken Young said. According to the Clark County Detention Center, the volunteer coach,More>>
A volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School has been arrested, Clark County Schools Police Lt. Ken Young said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:56 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:56:00 GMT
LAS VEGAS - Metro Police says a preteen who was assaulted Thursday during an attempted robbery has died. Investigators said the preteen was walking near Charleston Boulevard and Torrey Pines Drive withMore>>
Marcos Arenas, a Bonanza High School student who was assaulted Thursday during an attempted theft, has died, Metro Police said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:39 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:39:56 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating two people found dead in an apartment complex near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway. According to police, the bodies were found around 3 p.m. Friday atMore>>
Metro Police are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman whose bodies were found in an apartment Friday afternoon near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:17 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:17:28 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Clark County firefighters are responding to reports of an explosion and fire at a facility located at North Las Vegas Boulevard and Sloan Lane. This is a developing story. 8NewsNOW. com willMore>>
One person is reported dead following an explosion and fire at a facility located at North Las Vegas Boulevard and Sloan Lane.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- During the first Friday of October, 20,000 people are expected in downtown Las Vegas for the 10th anniversary celebration of First Friday.
At a new theatre in the Arts District, preparations are being made for the premiere of a play called "Nurture."
For artist Levi Fackrell, the increase of art activity downtown attracted him to relocate his art square studio to the area.
"It really opens us up to 20,000, 25,000 of our potential audience on a monthly basis and that's why First Friday is so important to us," he said.
What started out as an outlet for up and coming artists to showcase their work has turned into a non-traditional venue.
There are painters, sculptures, live entertainment, food trucks and retailers such as Sarah Nisperos.
"We're the first clothing retail store downtown, so that was my biggest challenge," she said. "But it actually hasn't been as much of as challenge as I thought it was going to be."
Nisperos' new shop has late night hours to cater to First Friday.
Tourists and locals alike are excited about downtown changes.
The event is under new management and continues to grow showcasing life outside the casinos on the strip.
In a downtown alliance survey, more than 70 percent of people said they like what's happening there.
Derek Washington is one of them.
"I specifically moved smack dab in the middle of First Friday because I love First Friday so much," he said. "I love downtown and I just wanted to bring more attention to downtown and get more people to live here."
It's an atmosphere Washington said he doesn't want to ever leave.
"Across the street is the best pizza on Earth, next door I just got art, I just got my hair done on the other side of me," he said. "I don't know any other place in Las Vegas that you can get that."
Organizers say funding the monthly gathering is always a concern, but it's a work in progress and feel comfortable about how far the event has come.
Another big change facing First Friday is parking.
On Thursday, the City of Las Vegas announced free parking at the Stewart Avenue parking garage at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Stewart Avenue.