Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:52 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:52:57 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The two men facing murder charges in the death of a 15-year-old high school student appeared in a Las Vegas courtroom Tuesday morning. Michael Solid, 21, and Jacob Dismont, 18, made theirMore>>
The two men facing murder charges in the death of a 15-year-old high school student appeared in a Las Vegas courtroom Tuesday morning.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:49 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:49:55 GMT
A massive tornado has flattened a large area, including an elementary school, in Oklahoma City. It's estimated the tornado was more than two miles wide and struck just south of the city destroying homesMore>>
The state medical examiner's office has revised the death toll from a tornado in an Oklahoma City suburb to 24 people, including seven children.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:27 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:27:26 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>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:26 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:26:50 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Metro officers have arrested two suspects accused of killing a teen while trying to steal his iPad. 15-year-old Marcos Arenas was run over by an SUV on Thursday near Charleston and Torrey Pines. PoliceMore>>
A father may be getting a small bit of closure following the arrest of two suspects police say are responsible for his son's death.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:26 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:26:15 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>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:40 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:40:42 GMT
LAS VEGAS - Making jewelry with wax molds is a craft as old as time. It's a craft jeweler Rich Fedelleck has perfected. "It's kind of like playing a violin. You just got to have a knack," he said. "WeMore>>
A local jeweler spent $20,000 for a new jewelry cutter, but the machine he received wasn't new and didn't work properly. When he struggled to exchange it, he contacted 8 on Your Side.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:38:01 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The I-Team recently exposed how a family court marshal was fired for a sexual assault at the courthouse. Now, the I-Team has uncovered another case of alleged abuse involving a woman who saysMore>>
The I-Team recently exposed how a family court marshal was fired for a sexual assault at the courthouse. Now, the I-Team has uncovered another case of alleged abuseMore>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:51 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:51:58 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman might be the only local politician in the country who needs not one, but two biographies to tell his colorful story. Goodman has always been a masterMore>>
Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman might be the only local politician in the country who needs not one, but two biographies to tell his colorful story.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:30:09 GMT
LAS VEGAS - A UNLV student says the traffic light at Wilbur Street and Tropicana Avenue fails to turn green. She says students often run the red light just to make it to class on time. Traffic8 was ableMore>>
A UNLV student says the traffic light at Wilbur Street and Tropicana Avenue fails to turn green. She says students often run the red light just to make it to class on time.More>>
Valley residents woke up to rain pouring into the community. It fell so fast some areas turned into a river. Cars throughout the valley had a difficult time even driving in it.
At Decatur and Oakey the water flooded so much special equipment had to be called in to help. It made for some wet travelers and created delays for the beginning of the Thanksgiving holiday period.
When it rains hard in the Las Vegas valley, the area behind the Imperial Palace is the place hardest hit. All of the water falling on the west side eventually gathers there to go into the main wash to Lake Mead.
There were so many spots flooded in the rain because trash has accumulated and been pushed onto storm drains clogging up the works. Clark County crews are clearing the mess while others say it's about time for the rain.
"I love it. I am waiting for the rainbows now. That is what follows," said Tina Peters. She tends to take a more optimistic view of everything. This is the first time she drove her new truck in the rain. She likes to drive through the puddles with the higher ground clearance.
But this is no joking matter. Police say you should not take pooling water lightly because even one inch can carry a car away. County Public Works never jokes on days like this, especially with the volume of trash floating away.
"A lot of debris that we get actually comes out of people's yards -- their driveways, things where people have littered in their vehicles with cups and bags and those types of things," said Bobby Shelton with Clark County Public Works.
In Clark County, the County Public Works Department is responsible for those drains. Anyone can call 455-7540 to report a problem in the county. The city has their own public works department.
The weather, not only here, but across the country, and it's causing issues at McCarran as thousands travel through the airport. 700,000 people are expected to travel through McCarran this weekend.
Spokesman Chris Jones says the weather is a wild card today. That's why he suggests checking your flight status before heading to the airport.
And it's going white Thanksgiving on Mount Charleston. They got a few inches of snow and more is expected overnight. It couldn't have come at a better time.
If you looked toward the west, you probably couldn't even see the mountains because the fog was so thick. Up there it was the beginning of a winter wonderland. But midday rain melted a lot of it away.
Residents and visitors are hoping they'll get a white night tonight.
At the Mount Charleston Lodge business booms when the snow falls. The lodge manager says this was only their third snowfall of the year, but he hopes this sticks around through Thanksgiving holiday.
Most of the lodge's 24 cabins are sold out for this weekend.
Some snow-happy guests were Taylor and Skyler Bowen, who woke up in their Las Vegas home thinking they were going to have to go to school.
"We were happy because we told our dad and our dad said ‘Do you want to come up to the mountain with me?' and we said ‘Yeah, why not!'" said Taylor.
The girls went up to Lee Canyon to sled, but the canyon only got five inches of snow.
The roads are good, it's just the fog you have to worry about. The visibility is minimal, only about 20 feet at times. Going up towards the ski resort, NDOT warns you have to have four wheel or all-wheel drive to get up there.
In the town of old Mount Charleston it was pretty quiet, just few people carrying in firewood and Travis Hanson putting up new shingles to keep this cabin from leaking.
The mountain should get a few more inches of snow overnight, so you'll see a lot more sledders out this weekend. As for skiing and snowboarding, the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort in Lee Canyon won't open until Friday, so they're hoping to have 25 inches by then.