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Nate’s 7-Day forecast

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) – Strong storms that dropped more than an inch of rain in the southwest valley quickly lost some of their punch as they quickly moved on to east before fading away completely.

There was even a little bit of hail, along with lots of wind and sharp temp drops as the storm cells moved east over the 7-Hills and Anthem neighborhoods.

There may be some lingering stormclouds bubbling up over the surrounding high country on Thursday, but the monsoon pattern is once again drifting east over the next few days, allowing temps to climb back up towards 110 over the weekend.

The monsoon may return next week... Read More

Trial gets underway for teens accused of killing 17-year-old Matthew Minkler

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The trial for two teens accused of killing a 17-year-old Las Vegas valley teen officially started at the Regional Justice Center Wednesday. Matthew Minkler was found dead inside a vacant home in Henderson last summer. Police say he was shot in the face.

17-year-old Matthew Minkler.

At the start of opening arguments, the courtroom was filled with members of Minklers family. 8 News NOW Reporter Orko Mana noticed many of them tear up several times during the first day of court.

The people on trial for the June 2018 murder of Minkler are two of his so-called friends, Jaiden Caruso and Kody Harlan. During opening statements, prosecutors showed graphic videos and photos of Minkler’s body in the moments after he died... Read More

Car crashes into Smith’s grocery store on Sky Canyon Park

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police arrested a person Wednesday after they crashed their car into a Smith’s grocery store in the northwest. It happened at the Smith’s located at 9710 Skye Canyon Park Drive.

According to Metro, the vehicle was reported stolen vehicle before the crash. When officers arrived at the scene, they immediately took the suspect into custody.

No one was hurt. Metro said the driver caused extensive damage to the building.

No other details were released... Read More

LV Stadium, 1-year from completion for 2020

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – Wednesday, July 31, 2019 marks the official 1-year countdown to the opening of the Las Vegas Stadium.

It’s 365 days from opening the doors on the two-billion-dollar facility that will be the new home of the Raiders. The stadium project is still on schedule and on budget with over two million-man hours. The project is over halfway complete.

Former Raiders employee, now promoting in Vegas, Bert Tabor, threw a lunch party for Mortenson and Mcarthy in honor of the one-year mark.

8 News Now Sports Director Chris Maathuis has the story... Read More

UNLV police officer arrested on felony assault charge

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A UNLV police officer was arrested on domestic battery and assault with a deadly weapon charges on July 14, police said Wednesday.

Troy Frost is scheduled to appear in justice court on Aug. 13.

Frost was hired in 2015 after receiving his law enforcement training at the Connecticut Police Academy, according to information on UNLV’s website.

Biographical information indicates Frost is married and has two children.

Frost served in the Navy and is a former All-America track & field athlete. He also worked as a Yale University police officer for two and a half years... Read More

Las Vegas airport expects 50 million passengers in 2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Airport officials in Las Vegas say a 3.1% jump in the number of passengers for the first half of 2019 puts McCarran International Airport on record pace to top 50 million passengers for the year.

The Clark County Department of Aviation reported the 4.5 million arriving and departing travelers at the airport in June followed an all-time high monthly tally of 4.6 million passengers in May.

The airport handled a record high 49.7 million passengers in 2018. McCarran is one of the 10 busiest airports in the nation based on passenger count.

Domestic airlines have handled more than 22.8 million McCarran passengers through June, up 2.9% from the first half of 2018.

Southwest Airlines is the busiest carrier at the airport, followed by Delta, Spirit, American and United... Read More

Workers closing Vegas Strip for walkway bridge construction

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Work crews plan to close one of the busiest stretches of the Las Vegas Strip overnight for construction of a new pedestrian overpass.

County officials say Las Vegas Boulevard will be closed to vehicles between Tropicana and Harmon avenues from 11 p.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Thursday while crews pour the concrete deck for the new walkway.

Officials say a special detour on each half the boulevard will offer access for customers and employees to reach businesses between Harmon and Park avenues.

The new bridge is expected to open in mid-October. It’ll allow an estimated 10,000 pedestrians a day to walk between the Park MGM development and the Showcase Mall.

It will be the 17th pedestrian bridge opened since 1995 along the casino-lined resort corridor... Read More