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Dress for Success Sends Out an "S.O.S."


A local group that helps underprivileged women acquire business suits is readying for a major annual drive.

Dress for Success Southern Nevada, an affiliate of the international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women, is participating in S.O.S. – Send One Suit – Weekend® taking place Thursday, March 1 - Sunday, March 4.

“This annual campaign encourages women nationwide to donate one new or nearly-new interview suit to help another woman enter the workforce and take charge of her life,” said Paige Candee, Dress for Success Southern Nevada founder. “These donations will greatly help women in southern Nevada to achieve self sufficiency.”

Fire near Cheyenne Ave. and Buffalo Dr.

LAS VEGAS --  Las Vegas Fire and Rescue is investigating a fire near Cheyenne Ave. and Buffalo Dr.

Firefighters say a large RV parked outside of a building on Buckskin Avenue caught on fire.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

PHOTO: Storm Clouds Gather at Red Rock

PHOTO: Storm Clouds Gather at Red Rock

8 News NOW viewer Sue Thompson sent in this impressive photograph of storm clouds gathering Monday afternoon in the Red Rock National Conservation Area. The storm brought high winds and overnight rain to southern Nevada.

Red Cross Helping Family After House Fire

LAS VEGAS -- Flames and smoke from a house fire could be seen all across the Las Vegas Valley this morning. Everyone got out of the home safely, but the two dogs that provided an early warning about the fire died in the blaze.

The cause of the fire is undetermined, but firefighters think it could be electrical. The fire started in a trailer that is now completely destroyed. It quickly spread from the trailer to the backyard, and then flames shot up the side of the home, gutting an upstairs room.

Smoke covered the yard, packed with items the family had boxed up for a garage sale.

The homeowner, John Headly, Sr., woke up to his six barking dogs. They were in the trailer where John's son and his son's girlfriend were fighting to escape.

Firefighters say they're lucky to be alive after kicking out an emergency exit, but two dogs never escaped and John blames himself for it.

Underwater Homeowners Doubt Mortgage Deal

Underwater Homeowners Doubt Mortgage Deal

A settlement with 49 states and five of the nation’s biggest mortgage lenders could bring around $1.5 billion to Nevada to help struggling homeowners. The final deal was announced Thursday.

The settlement is designed to help homeowners who are underwater in their homes and help those who illegally lost their homes to foreclosure in the robo-signing scandal. The deal will also protect the banks from some lawsuits from homeowners.

Not everyone is happy with the settlement. Danny and Nancy Boyd moved to their northwest Las Vegas home from the Midwest. It was supposed to be the perfect place to retire. Like most homeowners in southern Nevada their single-story home has lost value.

"I do not think in my lifetime I would see any equity in this house," Boyd said.

Shooting Hospitalizes Two People

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police are investigating a shooting that happened near Torrey Pines Drive and Alta Drive Monday. The shooting happened around 6:20 p.m. Neighbors reported hearing three to four shots. Police say two people were found with gunshot wounds. Both were transported to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The motive for the shooting is still unknown.


Crews Begin Marathon Construction Near Rainbow Curve

LAS VEGAS - A major road project near the Rainbow Curve is sure to cause major delays and headaches this weekend.

The construction marathon started early Friday evening near U.S. 95 and Rainbow Boulevard. The project is expected to last this weekend and next weekend.

Nevada Department of Transportation has closed a portion of Rainbow Boulevard and is detouring U.S. 95 traffic in order to install overhead girders on the Summerlin HOV flyover bridge. Drivers who use that bridge know it is currently under construction.

Access to U.S. 95 between Jones Boulevard and Lake Mead Boulevard is off limits this weekend. If you're driving along U.S. 95 north, you will be forced to get off at Rainbow Boulevard, drive about a block, then return back on to the highway.

Drivers headed south on U.S. 95 will get off at Rainbow, follow a detour, then hop back on the freeway.