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Lack of cold water plaguing northwest subdivision

LAS VEGAS -- Imagine turning on the cold water tap only to find the temperature won't get lower than 90 degrees. One northwest valley subdivision has tried for months to cool down their water, but it's still running warm.

8 News NOW has learned many new subdivisions across the valley may experience the same problem.

A refreshing drink of cool water straight from the tap hasn't happened for homeowner Andy Kline. His valley home is only a few months old, and the Kline family says their builder has tried for months to fix the cold water problem.

"You just can't get cold water to come out of the faucet,” Kline said.

1 dead, 3 hurt in shooting Sunday morning

LAS VEGAS – Police are searching for suspects in a fatal shooting near Rancho Drive and Cheyenne Avenue.

The shooting occurred Sunday at approximately 5 a.m. When police officers arrived, they located four people with gunshot wounds. One of the victims died at the scene. Emergency crews transported the other three victims to University Medical Center.

Police determined the shooting was the result of a fight that occurred earlier at a party on Corona Del Mar Drive near Jones Boulevard and Cheyenne Avenue. The shooting victims left the home after the fight.

A short time later, they encountered someone in a white, four-door car near Jones Boulevard and Miracosta Avenue. A passenger in the car pulled out a gun and shot the four victims.

The victims drove to a nearby convenience store and called police. The suspects are still at large.

‘Critical habitat’ for Mount Charleston blue butterfly covers 5,500 acres

Thousands of acres of land in the Spring Mountains are being labeled critical habitat for the Mount Charleston blue butterfly.

Federal officials have identified more than 5,500 acres high in the Spring Mountains as critical habitat for the endangered Mount Charleston blue butterfly.

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Police looking for man who robbed business

Police looking for man who robbed business

Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed a business near Tropicana Avenue and Jones Boulevard.

According to police, the man walked into the store at around 10:45 a.m. June 4. He went up to the counter, pulled out a gun and demanded money. The employee gave him money and the man left.

The man is described as a white man about 30 years old with a thin build, short hair and glasses. He was last seen wearing a baseball cap with a DC logo on the front, blue jeans and a black hoodie with a white graphic of woman on the back.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro’s Robbery Section (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555. 

8 on Your Side: Squatters invade northwest valley home

LAS VEGAS - Cecile Chiles says she barely recognizes her Centennial Hills home.

“A whole lot of junk, a whole lot of damage, this is just a mess,” she said.

Squatters invaded the home shortly after she moved out. “Nothing in here is mine. Look at the kitchen. This is what hurt me the most,” she said.

All of her appliances were stolen. The squatters trashed several rooms and added a stripper pole to one room. “All I can do is laugh about it,” she said. “I don't know the first thing about that pole.”

Desperate to kick them out, she confronted them in person.

“I said, ‘Who do you guys rent from?’ They said, ‘The owner.’ I said, ‘What does she look like?’ They said, ‘A small white lady.’ I said, ‘You're lying,’” Chiles said.

Memorial ride, fundraiser planned for Saturday

Memorial ride, fundraiser planned for Saturday

A memorial motorcycle ride and fundraiser is planned for Saturday for the families of the Metro Police officers killed in a shooting rampage in June.

Red Rock Harley-Davidson is sponsoring the event. There is no fee to participate but people are encouraged to donate. All donations will go to the families of Officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo. Money will also be donated to the family of Joseph Wilcox, the citizen who tried to step in and stop the rampage.

The ride will start at 9 a.m. at the shop at Rainbow Boulevard and Sahara Avenue. It will then stop at the Southern Nevada Law Enforcement Memorial next to the Metropolitan Police Department Academy at Cheyenne Avenue and Hualapai Way.

It will end at the Mountain Springs Saloon on State Route 160.

Free sandbags for flood protection

LAS VEGAS - With monsoon season comes the risk of flooding and the need to be proactive in flood protection.

If you believe you may need sandbags to protect your property, two locations provide them for free.

Sandbags are available for free, along with free sand, outside the City of Las Vegas West Service Center. The sand pile is located at the three-way stop at Romenus Drive and Sauer Drive, which is located behind the Rainbow Library on North Buffalo Drive and West Cheyenne Avenue. Sandbags, sand and a filler are available at the site; you will need to bring your own shovel.

Sandbags also are available for free along with free sand outside the City of Las Vegas East Service Center. The sand pile is located on the east side of North Mojave Road, across from Lied Animal Shelter at 655 N. Mojave Road. There is also a sandbag filler; you will need to bring your own shovel.