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Thunderstorms rolled through Las Vegas valley Thursday evening

Dark clouds filled the Las Vegas valley skies and dumped heavy rains early Thursday evening.

The thunderstorms showers, lightning, and hail in some areas rolled through just before 5:30 p.m. The storm started in the north and northwest before moving south.

Multiple lightning strikes were seen around Whitney Ranch. 8 News NOW received reports of pea-sized hail along Whitney Ranch and Warm Springs.

In the southern part of the valley, the rain came down around St. Rose Parkway. A flood advisory was issued for southwestern Clark County. It will be in effect until 7:15 p.m.

The rain pounded the area for a little over an hour before drying out. At the end of the showers, two rainbows could be seen in certain parts of the valley... Read More

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Police capture man wanted in police station escape

Metro Police responded to a barricade situation in northwest Las Vegas Sunday afternoon.

The armed suspect who refused to come out of a residence near West Rome Boulevard and North Tenaya Way was a man who had escaped from police custody earlier in the month, police said.

The barricade lasted around six hours. The suspect was taken into custody just after 7:30 p.m., without incident. Metro identified him as 39-year-old Ivan Mayoral, who escaped police custody on April 8... Read More

Two-alarm fire burns northwest valley church

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at a church in the northwest part of the valley Friday night. The fire started at approximately 7 p.m. at the Meadows Fellowship near Alexander Road and Buffalo Drive.

Las Fire and Rescue called a second alarm shortly after arriving on scene. Crews knocked down most of the fire by 8:30 p.m.

The fire began in a crawl space under the mobile classrooms. Fire officials have not said if there are any casualties.

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Two-alarm fire burns northwest valley church

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at a church in the northwest part of the valley Friday night. The fire started at approximately 7 p.m. at the Meadows Fellowship near Alexander Road and Buffalo Drive.

Las Fire and Rescue called a second alarm shortly after arriving on scene. Crews knocked down most of the fire by 8:30 p.m.

The fire began in a crawl space under the mobile classrooms. Fire officials have not said if there are any casualties.

8 News NOW will have more information as it becomes available.... Read More

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Animals seized from animal sanctuary an hour out of Las Vegas

Hundreds of animals were seized from an animal sanctuary an hour north of Las Vegas, according to Metro Police.

Metro Police said, on Thursday morning, its agency, along with Animal Control, responded to an animal sanctuary near Cold Creek.

More than 300 animals were found in poor conditions, police said. The animal sanctuary so many different kinds of animals. From wolves, coyotes, raccoons, chickens and doves, to rats, tortoises, pigeons, pheasants and snakes to name some.

Officers said, two people were running the sanctuary, but neither one of them were arrested. However, officials say charges are expected to come a little later.

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Metro: Woman dies in northwest valley crash

Metro Police investigated a deadly crash in the northwest Thursday.

It happened around 2;19 p.m. at 8060 West Tropical Parkway near Centennial Center Boulevard. Metro said a woman was killed in the crash that involved three vehicles.

Metro didn't release any information as to what caused the crash.

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Heavy storms cause flash flooding around Las Vegas valley

A Flash Flood warning has been issued for Southern Nevada and western Clark County until 4:15 p.m.

According to the National Weather Service, Doppler radar indicated a thunderstorm produced heavy rains over the Las Vegas area.

Some of the locations that will experience flooding consist of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, East Las Vegas, Downtown, the Strip, Nellis Air Force Base, the Stratosphere Tower and UNLV, the National Weather Service said.

Swift water rescues have been reported at the intersection of W. Craig Road and N. Martin Luther King Boulevard and at South U.S. 95 and E, Flamingo Road.

There were multiple reports from 8 News NOW viewers of hail and thunderstorms in the Centennial Hills area, along with flooding at on Tropical Road.

Hail and rain was also reported in the downtown area and on S. Rancho Dr. and W. Charleston Boulevard... Read More