Sunday, May 19 2013 10:07 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:07:09 GMT
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 - More than 300,000 people will come to Las Vegas to ring in the New Year next week. With visitors pumping millions of dollars into our economy, local businesses will be stocking up on New Year's Eve party supplies.
Businesses that depend on this time of the year hope people are ready to spend.
Tommy Rocker's General Manager Jim Kleiss says New Year's Eve will make up half of the bar's income in January.
The bar/restaurant industry has been doing well the last few months and is having potentially one of its best years ever. Bars are trying to end the year with a bang.
Tommy Rocker's expects as many as 400 people New Year's Eve who will spend money on drinks, food and games.
If you're out Monday night, expect most local bars to pull out all the stops to keep the crowds wanting and spending more.
"During the New Year's, a lot of the local bars are offering free champagne and party gifts. We want to make it as memorable as possible. The local bars always try to make it as big as possible, and when they do that, it leaves a memorable impression with your guest," Kleiss said.
Kleiss says while bars in Henderson have not performed well this year due to a poor economy, he expects the same great treatment, so customers will come back.
Bars usually have a rough first quarter, since football season – which brings in business – dies down by January and February. They're expecting the same for 2013, so bars will rely on New Year's Eve crowds to bring in business.
If you're not heading out for the big parties New Year's Eve and don't want to miss the action, tune into 8 News NOW's special 'Good Times in 2013' live broadcast starting at 10 p.m.
You can watch the 8 News NOW crew ring in the New Year all around Las Vegas, including parties at Caesars, Chateau Nightclub and Senor Frog's.
The New Year's Eve special runs through the massive fireworks show at midnight. You can also post photos of your New Year's celebrations on the 8 News NOW Facebook page or email them to pix@8NewsNow.com. To follow the New Year's Eve celebration on Twitter, use #Vegas2013.