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Talk show host, actor Jerry Doyle found dead at Las Vegas home

Actor and syndicated conservative talk show host Gerard "Jerry" Doyle has died in Las Vegas at age 60.

Clark County coroner John Fudenberg said Thursday that an autopsy was scheduled, and it will take several weeks and toxicology tests to determine a cause of death.

Las Vegas police were called around 4 p.m. Wednesday after Doyle was found dead at home in northwest Las Vegas. Officer Laura Meltzer says the death didn't appear suspicious.

As an actor, Doyle was best-known as Michael Garibaldi in the 1990s science-fiction television show "Babylon 5."

In recent years, his self-titled radio show aired on Talk Radio Network and, in Las Vegas, weekday afternoons on AM radio station KDWN.

Show producer Brad Silvers noted that Doyle also founded the conservative-Libertarian opinion blog EpicTimes.com... Read More

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Metro: Barricade situation closes roads, causes evacuations

Metro Police said it investigated Wednesday a barricade situation near Lake Mead and Torrey Pines.

According to Metro, it all started unfolding around 2 p.m. when officers encountered a wanted suspect. Metro said that's when the man proceeded to barricade himself inside a home in the 1900 Block of Betsy Ross Drive.

At this time, Metro's not clear on whether or not anyone else is in the home with the suspect.

Officers said they had to close roads and evacuate homes in the area.

This is a developing story. Please avoid the area... Read More

NV Energy files proposal with PUCN to grandfather in private rooftop solar customers

NV Energy filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) a proposal Wednesday to grandfather-in eligible private rooftop solar customers.

In its filing, NV Energy requests that customers who had installed a private system prior to December 31, 2015, remain on the previously approved net metering rates for 20 years. The company also asks that customers who had an active and approved application to interconnect a system pending on December 31, 2015, remain on previous net metering rates. ... Read More

Gas being restored to 3,000 homes impacted by gas fire

Southwest Gas began the process of restoring gas Wednesday morning to customers impacted by Tuesday afternoon's gas fire.

A neighborhood near Anasazi Drive and N. Hualapai Way was evacuated after a backhoe hit a natural gas line causing it to leak and catch fire.

Fire crews allowed the fire to burn out and gas to the area was shut off. Customers have been without gas since then.

Southwest Gas crews did work until late into the evening to repair the gas line.

Starting at 8:45 a.m., technicians began visiting impacted homes to restore natural gas.

A person at least 18 must be at home for the technician to do a re-light. Southwest Gas says their technicians will be wearing uniforms and have proper identification. They will make several attempts to restore service... Read More

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Body of 73-year-old man reported missing found in Las Vegas park

Las Vegas police say the body of a 73-year-old man who had been reported missing was found in a park not far from his home.

Harold Shields had been reported missing Monday, and police on Tuesday issued a plea for help finding him.

They said he lived near Charleston Boulevard and Cimarron Road.

Officials say his body was found Wednesday in All American Park. That's off Buffalo Drive south of Charleston Boulevard.

The Clark County coroner says the cause of his death wasn't immediately determined.

Police haven't released details about how he was found, but say foul play doesn't appear to be a factor... Read More

Keeping your neighborhood safe

Homicides are up by nearly 70 percent across the Las Vegas valley, and violent crime overall is up by nearly 20 percent when you compare the numbers this year to last year.

In addition to homicides, sexual assaults, robberies, and assault and batteries are also trending higher. But that's not all.

The Las Metropolitan Police Department saw an increase of calls for squatters in all area commands last year except for the northwest which had a nearly 11 percent reduction.

8 News NOW wants to help you protect yourself and your neighborhood, so for an entire week, we've committed ourselves to producing reports that will give you a leg up when it comes to keeping your neighborhood safe.

Monday -- City to revisit law on short term rentals... Read More

Body found in desert near northwest neighborhood

A body with an apparent gunshot wound was found in a desert area in northwest Las Vegas Wednesday morning, Metro Police said.

The body was found around 10:40 a.m. near a construction area at Cliff Shadows Parkway and Peaceful Dawn Avenue.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates... Read More