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Fire crews rescue three stranded people after heavy rainfall hits Las Vegas valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Heavy rainfall across parts of the valley Friday afternoon caused trouble for drivers after a swift water rescue took place at the Flamingo wash.

The heavy downpour caused the wash area to fill up setting up for the dangerous situation.

Fire crews were seen near the wash just after 3 p.m. and tell 8 News Now three people were found stranded in about a foot of water.

Fortunately, the three people were rescued safely with no injuries.

From Henderson to North Las Vegas, 8 News Now viewers sent in several weather videos of the heavy downpour throughout the valley.

Friday's storm system was a close call for some and serves as a reminder to all drivers, turn around when you see water pooling up to avoid potential dangers. ... Read More

9/11 hijackers in Las Vegas: local officials recount investigation

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - Before they hijacked airplanes on 9/11, 20 years ago, Osama Bin Laden's terrorists made multiple visits to Las Vegas. Two decades later, we still don't know for sure why they were here.

Former Clark County Sheriff Jerry Keller says there had been almost no discussion of Las Vegas as a possible target for attack by the likes of al-Qaida prior to the events of 9/11, but in the hectic hours after the hijackings, Keller and the other agency heads who gathered at FBI headquarters started thinking the unthinkable.

"Who knew (if Vegas was a target)?" Keller remembered. "There were still planes flying when we were making this decision, they hadn't all landed yet."

Keller said at the time terrorism was thought to be a foreign state issue

Within days of the attacks, local anxieties increased as the FBI shared classified information with Keller, including details still not widely known... Read More

Three construction workers injured by lightning

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - Three construction workers were hurt when lightning struck near their pickup truck during an intense storm Friday afternoon, according to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.

Fire department spokesman Tim Szymanski tweeted the three were sitting next to a truck eating lunch, when a bolt of lightning hit the ground about five feet away, near Charleston and Lindell, on the city's west side.

Two workers were treated at the scene, but one had to be hospitalized. That victim was conscious and talking with medics at the time.

Szymanski tweeted all three likely would not have been injured if they had been inside the truck. He reminded everyone to seek shelter in a building or vehicle when they hear thunder... Read More

Gladys Knight to sing National Anthem at Raiders opener; Brian Sandoval to light torch

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - Las Vegas sports fans will be in for a treat Monday night at Allegiant Stadium. Along with Ravens vs. Raiders football, the legendary Gladys Knight will honor America by singing the National Anthem prior to kickoff on Monday, September 13.

The rendition by the star singer-songwriter, entrepreneur, and humanitarian will be witnessed by an anticipated 60-plus thousand fans that will pack Allegiant for the first time in the regular season and millions watching around the world for this primetime Monday Night Football contest.

“This is quite an honor for me to be chosen to sing the National Anthem for this historic first Raiders’ season opening Monday Night Football game in Las Vegas with fans,”... Read More

Family identifies man shot to death in Labor Day spree in North Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A man who was shot to death during a crime spree on Labor Day has been identified by family members.

Michael Myers died after he was shot on Monday night near Cheyenne Avenue and Mary Dee Avenue in North Las Vegas.

The Clark County Coroner's Office has not confirmed the information about the victim's identity.

Myers' wife, Desiree Robinson, contacted 8NewsNow and provided photos of her husband. She created a GoFundMe page to help pay for Myers' funeral expenses... Read More

CLEAR app can make it smooth sailing to get into Allegiant Stadium

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Fans will have to have the COVID-19 vaccine in order to get into Allegiant Stadium on Monday and for any Raiders home game.

You can use the CLEAR app to show vaccination information to stadium staff. If not, it will take longer to get inside the stadium.

Brian Loftus shows how it works in the video above... Read More

NEW: Nevada's COVID-19 cases over 1,600 with 21 deaths heading into the weekend

Below is the full COVID-19 report for Thursday, Sept. 9

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada reports more than 1,600 new COVID-19 cases and 21 deaths in data released today.

The higher number of cases -- 1,652 statewide, including 802 in Clark County -- came as the state's test positivity rate remained at 12.2%. Clark County's test positivity dropped slightly, from 10.2% to 10.1%.

Nevada's 21 deaths included 14 from Clark County.

Most of the other COVID-19 measurements were close to where they were yesterday.

The Nevada Hospital Association reported this week that staffing is on "alert" status throughout the state, and the number of hospitalized patients is growing in Northern Nevada... Read More