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DRONE VIDEO: Flash floods sweep through neighborhood at Fort Apache and Gomer

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A bird’s eye view: That’s what the KLAS-TV drone was able to capture of the flash flooding that swept through a southwest valley neighborhood. Authorities say drain water from storms breached a barrier along Fort Apache and Gomer.

More than an inch of rain fell during the Wednesday showers. There’s the Upper Duck Creek Detention Basin and a wash in that area, but it was a broken berm that allowed water to get through to the neighborhood.

Crews have since been able to fix it, but not before the neighborhood experienced flooding of up to 2-feet-deep.

Reports that the basin failed are false, according to the Southern Nevada Regional Flood Control District. The top of the dam is at 39 feet.

Upper Duck Creek Detention Basin located near Fort Apache and Gomer.

The Southern Nevada Regional Flood Control District is keeping an eye on the area around the Upper Duck Creek Detention Basin... Read More

Teen testifies Minkler threatened suspect before shooting

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Day two of the trial against two teens accused of killing 17-year-old Matthew Minkler continued Thursday with testimony from another witness who was in the abandoned home when it happened.

According to police, it appeared Matthew Minkler had been shot in the face when was found dead inside a vacant home in Henderson last summer.

Matthew Minkler, 17, was shot in an abandoned Henderson home on June 8, 2018. (KLAS-TV)

The people on trial for the June 2018 murder of Minkler are two of his so-called friends, Jaiden Caruso and Kody Harlan. ... Read More

WOW 107! Happy birthday Louise!

A New York City native turned 107 years old on Wednesday and celebrated with a huge lunch bash.

Lousie Jean Signore celebrated her special day with more than 100 friends. She was born in 1912 when Howard Taft was president. That was the same year the Titanic hit and iceberg and sank in the Atlantic ocean.

Signore has no wheelchair or walking cane and does all her own shopping, according to her friends. Longevity does seem to run in the family. Her younger sister is 102.

Here’s what she has to say about living a long life... Read More

1 dead, 7 missing in Kentucky pipeline explosion

JUNCTION CITY, Ky. (AP) — A regional gas pipeline ruptured early Thursday in Kentucky, causing a massive explosion that killed one person, hospitalized five others, destroyed railroad tracks and forced the evacuation of a nearby mobile home park, authorities said.

Some structures were completely consumed by the blaze, and five to seven people were unaccounted for when firefighters extinguished the flames hours later, Lincoln County Emergency Management Director Don Gilliam said.

“The part of the area that has been compromised, there’s just nothing left,” Gilliam said when asked whether residents might return to their trailer homes. “The residences that are still standing or damaged will be accessible. There doesn’t really look like there’s any in-between back there. They’re either destroyed or they’re still standing.”... Read More

Scott Gragson pleads ‘not guilty’ in deadly DUI case

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — High-profile real estate broker Scott Gragson who is facing DUI charges in a fatal crash appeared in Clark County District Court Thursday morning and entered a not guilty plea.

Gragson, 53, is facing four felony counts of DUI and four felony counts of reckless driving for a crash on May 30 in an upscale Summerlin neighborhood that left 36-year-old Melissa Newton dead and three other passengers injured.

Scott Gragson’s SUV following the deadly crash. (KLAS-TV)

A move by Scott Gragson’s attorneys to have grand jury transcripts and other evidence collected at the scene of a deadly crash released to the public was denied by the judge.

Scott Gragson (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

The 8 News Now I-Team had obtained documents, surveillance video and video from the police officer’s body worn camera that showed Gragson, a high-profile Las Vegas businessman, moments before and after the crash... Read More

3 new West Nile virus cases reported, all neuroinvasive form

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Three new cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Clark County, pushing the total to 11 cases in 2019. Nine of those 11 cases — including all three of the new cases — were the more serious neuroinvasive illness.

“We are clearly seeing ongoing transmission of disease in both people and mosquitoes,” said Dr. Joe Iser, Chief Health Officer of the Southern Nevada Health District.

No West Nile virus cases were reported in 2018.

“Our message to the public is that West Nile virus is here, but it is preventable,” Iser said. “Use FDA-registered repellent when you are outdoors and eliminate standing water around your homes to prevent mosquito bites and reduce your risk.”

The new cases all occurred in men over the age of 50... Read More

World Market Center replacing white pavilions near downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The World Market Center is planning to replace its huge white pavilion tent facilities with a permanent structure near the Spaghetti Bowl.

Bob Maricich, president and CEO of International Market Centers, says the new 315,000-square-foot convention display facility is scheduled to open in time for the five-day 2020 Summer World Market next July.

Construction materials are due to arrive in August for the $90 million Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas near the Interstate 15 and U.S. 95 interchange.

Along with almost 100,000 square feet of gift and home decor exhibit space, the new facility is expected to host events displaced by the 2017 closure of the city’s downtown Cashman Center... Read More