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Work at U.S. 95 & Rainbow Completed

LAS VEGAS -- The bridge work at U.S. 95 and Rainbow curve has been completed.  The Nevada Department of Transportation says there will be no more closures this weekend.

BREAKING NEWS: Barricade in Northwest Valley

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police are working a barricade at a home near Grand Teton Drive and Hualapai Way. Police say the incident started as a domestic dispute shortly after 7 p.m. SWAT team and negotiators are at the scene.

8 News NOW will have more details as they become available.

Suspect Uses Hot Beverage to Rob Store

Suspect Uses Hot Beverage to Rob Store

 

Metro Police are looking for a robbery suspect that used a hot beverage to rob a store.

The robbery happened May 16 at a store on the 3900 block of North Tenaya Way. The suspect walked into the store, filled a cup with a hot beverage, approached the counter and threw the liquid at the clerk. The clerk was severely burned. The suspect stole cash from the register and fled the business.

The suspect is described as a black man between 18 and 25 years old. He is 5-foot-10 and between 160 and 180 pounds. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a black beanie, black hooded sweatshirt with a white lining, an orange shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about the suspect or robbery call Metro Police at 828-3591, or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

Construction Forces Detour along U.S. 95 and Rainbow Blvd.

Construction Forces Detour along U.S. 95 and Rainbow Blvd.

Construction will force the detour of U.S. 95 and the partial closure of Rainbow Boulevard for the weekend.

Crews will be pouring concrete on the bridge deck of the Summerlin Parkway flyover bridge high occupancy vehicle or HOV lanes. The closures start at 9 p.m. Friday. The roads are set to reopen at 5 a.m. Sunday.

Drivers heading south on U.S. 95 will be detoured through Rainbow Boulevard. People driving east on Summerlin Parkway wanting to go northbound on U.S. 95 will be diverted through Buffalo Avenue. However, drivers heading from Summerlin Parkway east to U.S. 95 southbound will not encounter restrictions.

The on ramps from Lake Mead Boulevard to U.S. 95 southbound will be closed. Drivers can us Jones Boulevard to get to U.S. 95. Ramps to northbound U.S. 95 will not be impacted.

Equipment Failure Causes Power Outage at Mount Charleston

MOUNT CHARLESTON, Nev. - An outage in the Mount Charleston/Kyle Canyon left approximately 1,000 NV Energy customers without power Wednesday night.

The power outage started shortly after 9:30 p.m. NV Energy representatives say equipment failure caused the outage. The utility restored power shortly before 11 p.m.

2013 Trial Set for Las Vegas Mom in Scissors Slaying

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A judge set a trial next year for a Las Vegas mother who has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the scissors slaying of her 6-year-old daughter.

Clark County District Court Judge Elissa Cadish on Wednesday scheduled Danielle Slaughter's trial for April 15, 2013. Defense attorney Andrea Luem and prosecutor Pamela Weckerly told the judge they expect trial will take about a week.

Slaughter didn't speak in court. She remains in custody facing a murder charge that could get her life in prison.

The 27-year-old Slaughter was found naked and bloody on a street March 11 shortly before her live-in boyfriend found Slaughter's daughter dead at their northwest Las Vegas home.

A frenzied Slaughter told police she heard the girl speak and laugh in an "evil voice."

Las Vegas Man Survives Bee Attack on Lone Mountain

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas man stung at least 300 times by a swarm of bees is talking about his terrifying experience.

Albert Watson believes his military training helped save his life. The 69-year-old likes to hike Lone Mountain and has done the hike several times. Last Friday, he was more than half way up the mountain when he was attacked by a swarm of bees.

"I barely noticed them at first, but then the swarm intensified," Watson said.

He says the bees swarmed with little warning and began stinging him all over his body. He was hiking alone and made a split-second decision to hike the rest of the way to the top of the mountain to get away from the bees. Fortunately, some fellow hikers came along and discovered him and called for help.

"I was really beat, I was tired, I was frustrated and I'm very happy that someone else was in the area at the time," Watson said.