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Major backlog for U.S. Immigration Court in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- President Obama will be in a familiar place in the valley Friday. The president is expected to be at Del Sol High School, the same place where he laid out his blue print for immigration changes nearly two years ago.

That plan never got out of Congress, but Thursday night, President Obama laid out new expansive executive actions on immigration. The new plan will spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."

In the meantime, Nevada is definitely high on the list of states that have illegal immigrants. Pew Researchers did a study which revealed Nevada has the highest share of undocumented immigrants of any state. The study also found one in six Nevadan children have at least one parent who is in the country illegally.

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Newlywed's family begs for hit-and-run driver to turn self in

HENDERSON, Nev.  -- The family of a newlywed killed over the weekend is asking for help in finding the hit-and-run driver who killed Mario Regalado.

The crash happened Saturday afternoon near Eastern and Evansville avenues.  That's where Regalado was riding his bike when someone hit him and took off. 

Police say they have found the car, a 90s model sedan, involved in the crash, but the driver hasn't been located.

Regalado, 43, was always out cycling and loved being active, but this was the one ride that ended his life.

Days before the crash, his daughter Bella, gave him a present.

"He has this road ID bracelet that his daughter had just given him, two days ago," said Melissa Moses, Regalado's wife.

Saturday was the first time he wore the bracelet.

"It has my name, contact info and No.













Freeze warning issued for central, northeast Clark County

LAS VEGAS -- The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued a freeze warning for central and northeast Clark County. The watch is in effect from late Sunday night through Monday.

A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are possible and these conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

Here are some safety tips for dealing with freezing weather from Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.

Keep anything that can burn, such as clothing, furniture, mattresses and paper products at least three feet away from any heat sources such as furnaces, space heaters, fireplaces, stoves and water heaters.

Cool at School: Thurman White students headed to Carnegie Hall

LAS VEGAS -- A local middle school band and orchestra is hard at work preparing to perform at Carnegie Hall which is one of the most famous stages in the world.

"It makes me practice more, honestly," said Alexa Munoz, who plays the violin.

Thurman White Middle School musicians will fly to New York to take stage in the famous concert hall.

"Not many people in this world get to play there, and  get to say that I've played in Carnegie Hall, and I'm only in 8th grade," said Sadie Arnold, who plays vibes and percussion.

For these kids, playing music together is not just practice, it's a passion.

"It's kind of like a rush of energy, you're just excited and happy," Arnold said.

"The cool thing about music is it's different for each person.











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Marijuana businesses vie for money from investors

LAS VEGAS -- There is lots of money to be made in the marijuana business and nobody knows that more than the entrepreneurs trying to get financing.

Some of them are looking to open dispensaries or supply equipment to grow houses. On Tuesday, they got to pitch shark-tank style to investors at Green Valley Ranch hotel and casino.

It looked like any typical business conference except it was all centered on marijuana. The entrepreneurs were on a speed date of sorts. They have just minutes to convince investors their marijuana business is worth taking a chance on.

“They get to review all of these projects. They get to review all of the ones they are most interested in and make decisions about what they'd like to invest in," Leslie Bocskor with the Nevada Cannabis Industry Association said.

The California company Auntie Dolores sounds like a family bakery, which it sort of is, except all the baked goods it sells are gluten-free and vegan marijuana edibles.

Driving You Crazy: Traffic at Anthem Highlands & Democracy

HENDERSON, Nev. - Karina and Christine say they see traffic problems every morning at Anthem Highlands Drive and Democracy Drive. They say they are concerned the area may be a safety hazard.

Last October, the City of Henderson considered adding a roundabout to this area to help with the delays. Traffic8 reached out to Henderson and received an update. Henderson representatives say, because of right-of-way limitations, a roundabout will not work.

Instead, Henderson is pursuing a traffic signal. This would allow two new right turn lanes, as well as two new left turn lanes. They say this will significantly decrease the congestion.

While Henderson is working out the kinks with the new light, city workers plan to make the intersection tolerable by constructing a "free right." That would ease traffic for drivers turning right onto Anthem Highlands from Democracy and would allow traffic to move continuously through the intersection.

Police: Motorcyclist speeding before deadly crash

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police investigated a deadly motorcycle crash early Sunday morning at the intersection of E. Pebble Road and S. Haviland Road.

Metro said witnesses told them that around 3:30 a.m. a 2013 Honda CBR was going at a high rate of speed on East Pebble Road when the motorcyclist, 26-year-old Michael Mattingly of Las Vegas, lost control.

Officers said the Mattingly overturned and slid off the roadway over the southeast corner of the intersection. This caused him and the motorcycle to continue southeast across the sidewalk/ landscape before hitting a tree and a block wall.

Traffic investigators said the impact with the tree and wall redirected the Mattingly and his bike to the eastbound travel lanes on E. Pebble Road where the motorcycle and operator slid to a stop.

The 26-year-old was pronounced dead on scene.

This was the 68th traffic related accident in Metro's jurisdiction for 2014.