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Boxing champ Mike Tyson selling home near Las Vegas

Mike Tyson has upgraded to a bigger house in his neighborhood and put his former home near Las Vegas up for sale.

Vegas Inc. reports that Clark County records show that the former boxing champ recently bought a two-story, 8,149-square-foot mansion in Henderson for $2.5 million. It's just down the street from his old house.

County records show that Tyson and his wife closed their purchase on Dec. 28.

The new house is in a gated community and has an outdoor fireplace, lush landscaping, marble flooring and a grand entry.

A news release from Luxury Homes of Las Vegas says the brokerage firm has listed Tyson's former home for $1.5 million.

According to county records, Tyson bought the home in 2008 for $1.75 million. ... Read More

More than 1,500 customers without power in Henderson neighborhood

NV Energy is working to figure out what caused a power outage in the area of N. Green Valley Parkway and E. Sunset Road.

According to NV Energy's website, 1,560 customers lost power around 6:48 p.m.

The cause of the outage is unknown at this time, but crews are working to get everyone restored.

This is a developing story. ... Read More

Powerball lottery numbers revealed

Powerball jackpot climbed to an estimated $500 million as more people across the country bought a ticket Wednesday for chance at the biggest prize in nearly a year.

The Powerball numbers are 47, 2, 63, 62, 11 -- the Powerball is 17.

For the complete list of all of the lottery numbers go here.

The jackpot ranks as the sixth largest offered in North America and the biggest since a $564.1 million Powerball prize shared by players from North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico last February.

A winner of Wednesday's jackpot could claim the pre-tax $500 million prize through an annuity over 29 years or in a single pre-tax payout of $306 million. Powerball is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico... Read More

Rain, fog drapes Las Vegas valley

The gray, foggy skies that greeted Las Vegas valley residents Tuesday are expected to hang around for a while.

A series of storm systems pushing toward Nevada from the Pacific Ocean are causing low cloud cover and rainfall around the valley that will last until midnight. Another system is expected to move into the valley late Wednesday afternoon.

There is also a winter storm warning in effect for the mountains around Las Vegas until 4 a.m. Wednesday. Mount Charleston is expected to get 12 inches of snow with more snow the following night... Read More

VIDEO: Revelers ring in the 2016 new year in Las Vegas

Hundreds of thousands of revelers rang in the New Year on Las Vegas Thursday night. Glittery fireworks lit up the already well-lit Las Vegas skyline at 12 a.m. Friday morning. It was to signal the beginning of a new year.

An eight-minute fireworks show shot from seven casino rooftops erupted on time for 2016. The #VegasNYE hashtag created by 8 News NOW in 2014 trended in the number three spot nationally and at number 39 worldwide. Nationally, the hashtag fell just under Happy New Year which was number one and Felize Ano Nuevo at number two.

There was a low trend of crimes New Year's Eve night. According to Metro Police, as of early Friday morning just 10 arrests had been tallied between the Las Vegas Strip and downtown Fremont Street events for New Year's Eve that were expected to attract a crowd of 332,000 people... Read More

Police plan heavy presence off the Strip

While there will be a heavy police presence on the Strip for New Year's Eve, expect to see many officers throughout the valley as well.

Police will focus on two main concerns: drunk driving and celebratory gunfire. Officers will be out in full force looking for both and more.

North Las Vegas Police say officers will be doubled up in patrol cars as an extra precaution. So, if police show up, expect at least two officers. North Las Vegas Police are working with Metro Police - patrolling the borders between the cities.

North Las Vegas Police Officer Ann Cavaricci says there are no major changes from last year's New Year's Eve plan, but they still expect a busy night.

"People are going to be out having a good time. We get a lot of noise complaints. We get some celebratory gunfire. We will get several different calls of DUIs," she said. "Hopefully, we won't get crashes, but they do tend to happen. We have an influx of drinking and driving."... Read More

Man leaves dog poop in box for package thieves

Christmas is all about the spirit of giving, but when some thieves decided to make the holiday season about taking -- a local man devised a plan to teach them a lesson.

"A friend two doors down had his truck broken into," Steve Easley said, crafty Las Vegas resident who pulled one over on thieves.

Easley said he left a "special gift" that the thieves stealing from homes in his neighborhood near Rancho and Oakey would never forget.

Easley says he put a UPS box outside his front door -- but there wasn't an expensive gift waiting inside the box. Instead, there was: "A box of poop," Easley said.

And you can thank Steve's 4-year-old Lab Lucky for the poop.

Easley said he placed the package outside his home Wednesday night. The man was caught on a surveillance camera around 9:30 the next morning.

Steve came home from work that afternoon: "And the box was gone," he said... Read More