Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:56 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:56:11 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Nevada Highway Patrol has closed both directions of traffic on U.S. 95 from Las Vegas Boulevard to the Spaghetti Bowl. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. 8 News NOW will have updatesMore>>
Nevada Highway Patrol has closed both directions of traffic on U.S. 95 from Las Vegas Boulevard to the Spaghetti Bowl.More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:21 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:21:36 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The Southern Nevada Health District has traced the source of a salmonella outbreak at a popular Las Vegas restaurant to cooked chorizo, a type of sausage. The health district released itsMore>>
The Southern Nevada Health District has traced the source of a salmonella outbreak at a popular Las Vegas restaurant to cooked chorizo, a type of sausage.More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-22 13:30:09 GMT
LAS VEGAS - More than 100 people have died this year on Nevada roads. That's why the Nevada Department of Transportation is taking new steps to remind drivers to be more careful behind the wheel. NDOTMore>>
More than 100 people have died this year on Nevada roads. That's why the Nevada Department of Transportation is taking new steps to remind drivers to be more careful behind the wheel.More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:35 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:35:05 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A woman was killed Tuesday night after being hit by a semitrailer on U.S. 95 near Railroad Pass. According to Nevada Highway Patrol, the 37-year-old Henderson woman was walking along U.S.More>>
A woman was killed Tuesday night after being hit by a semitrailer on U.S. 95 near Railroad Pass.More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:19 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:19:25 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The FBI has released the photo of a murder suspect that barricaded himself in an apartment Tuesday night and fired shots at law enforcement. An FBI official and Las Vegas police say severalMore>>
The FBI has released the photo of a murder suspect that barricaded himself in an apartment Tuesday night and fired shots at law enforcement.More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:18 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:18:57 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police say they are currently investigating allegations of a sexual assault in which baseball player Jose Canseco has been named as a suspect. Tweets began showing up on Canseco'sMore>>
Metro Police say they are currently investigating allegations of a sexual assault in which baseball player Jose Canseco has been named as a suspect.More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 3:49 PM EDT2013-05-22 19:49:18 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are on scene of a shooting on the 1700 block of Karen Avenue at the Sonoma Shadows Apartments with an FBI agent being shot. This started off as an FBI Task Force InvestigationMore>>
Authorities in Las Vegas say a report that an FBI agent was injured in a shooting involving a homicide suspect at a Las Vegas apartment complex is incorrect. More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:18 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:18:19 GMT
LAS VEGAS - A viewer says a crosswalk at Maryland Parkway and Reno Avenue is dangerous. The viewer says it's not well marked, and the area generates a significant amount of pedestrian traffic due to theMore>>
A viewer says a crosswalk at Maryland Parkway and Reno Avenue is dangerous.More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:16 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:16:49 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Clark County students experience some the largest classes in the country. And while that overcrowding is expected to decrease by one or two students, the vast majority of kids won't see anyMore>>
Clark County students experience some the largest classes in the country. Although the overcrowding is expected to decrease by one or two students next year, the vast majority of kids won't see any significant change.More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:10 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:10:59 GMT
LAS VEGAS - Sicilian-born Esther Sardina loves to cook. "I'm going to make a pizza margarita. It's made with basil, mozzarella, tomato. I made it my own way," she said. "My hands are always in it. That'sMore>>
A Las Vegas woman fought her homeowners association over a late charge and won, thanks to 8 on Your Side.More>>
Darren Miller is the 8 News NOW meteorologist for weekday newscasts at 4, 4:30, 5, 6 and 11 p.m.
A native of Southern California, Darren began his career in Santa Barbara at KEYT ABC-3, and then became the weekend weather anchor at KESQ-3 in Palm Springs. Seeking the challenge of a fast-changing weather market, he moved across the country to WNCN-NBC17 in Raleigh, North Carolina -- living in "hurricane alley" is an exciting proposition for a meteorologist! In 2003 he became the weather anchor for the "Fox Morning Show" at WXIN in Indianapolis, Indiana and for four-and-a-half years forecasted the frigid lake-effect winters that crippled the city with ice and snow for weeks at a time.
While at WXIN Darren created and hosted "Weather Kids," an outreach program designed to educate and engage elementary-age children. With his good-humored nature and "portable weather board" in hand, he entertained Indianapolis students with the fun of forecasting. Footage of the day's event aired on WXIN in the evening and "Weather Kids" became a hit as students watched themselves on television, sharing with family and friends what they learned about weather from their local meteorologist -- and new friend - Darren!
At the close of 2008, Darren was ready for a warmer climate. He jumped at the invitation to join 8 News NOW in Las Vegas and in January was thrilled to become part of its stellar news team. Ask what excites him most about his new home in the Valley and Darren will tell you quite simply, "I LOVE the heat! I can't wait for a hot desert summer. One thing I know for sure, I won't miss the mid-west's cold and snow."
Darren was raised in the beautiful Orange County community of Mission Viejo. His mother, two sisters and brother all currently reside in the L.A. area. He is a huge sports fan -- the Lakers are his team. He enjoys traveling and has spent time in Europe, South America and South East Asia. He also appreciates fine dining and loves that Las Vegas' incredible collection of world renowned eateries is conveniently located in his new backyard!
Above all, he looks forward to exploring the Valley and to getting personally acquainted with its residents. "I'm inspired by the genuine friendliness of the people of Las Vegas and its surrounding communities. It's an honor to join Las Vegas' number one news team and I'm eager to continue the 8 News Now tradition as your first choice for weather information."
Darren holds a degree in speech communications from California State University, Los Angeles. He has completed advanced meteorology studies at Mississippi State University and received his AMS seal in 2010. He is a member of the National Weather Association, the American Meteorology Association, and the National Association of Black Journalists.