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LVFD: Lightning strike sparks house fire

Clark County Fire and Rescue investigated a fire Thursday afternoon near Jones Boulevard and Spring Mountain Road.

According to Las Vegas Fire and Rescues who's assisting, a home on Meadowgrass Lane caught fire after it was struck by lightning.

There wasn't any other information released.

8 News NOW has a crew on the way to the scene. We'll refresh this story with the latest info as soon as it becomes available.... Read More

Reporter does '10 min. Hot Seat Challenge' to bring awareness

With triple digit temps, it's more important now than ever to warn people of the dangers of leaving your kids or pets in a hot car. In just 10 minutes, the temperature inside the vehicle can jump almost 20 degrees.

To get spread the word and show just how dangerous these actions can be, local emergency responders challenged 8 News NOW Reporter Michael Stevens Wednesday to see if he could last 10 minutes inside a hot car... Read More

Victim's brother addresses video's release

The brother of the man killed during a high-profile armed robbery at Lee's Discount Liquor is sharing his thoughts on the release of a new surveillance video and the district attorney's announcement to seek the death penalty against two of the three suspects in the case.

It's difficult to imagine watching the last moments of your family member's life caught on camera, but Reggie Christensen did that.

"My brother could have been anybody. It could have been anybody's family member. It could have been, you know, your father, your uncle, your brother," he said.

Matthew Christensen, 24, was trying to make a living on April 18th, when he was gunned down at Lee's Discount Liquor in the southwest valley.

This new video shows Christensen during some down time at work. Reggie says it shows his brother the way he remembers him... Read More

DA seeks death penalty in Lee's Liquor store killing

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson announced Wednesday that he intends to seek the death penalty against two of the defendants in the murder of Matthew Christensen.

Christensen, an employee of Lee's Liquor Lee store, was killed during an alleged robbery on April 18.

Lee Dominic Sykes, 20, and Ray Charles Brown, 24, are facing multiple charges including murder, robbery with a deadly weapon, first-degree kidnapping, burglary while in possession of a firearm, coercion with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.

"Nevada law provides for the death penalty to be sought in certain circumstances. It is reserved for the worst of the worst," said Wolfson. "The circumstances of this case make it clear that it is appropriate for us to seek the death penalty against Mr. Sykes and Mr. Brown."... Read More

Fourth of July 2016 fireworks and events

On July 4 the nation will commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. There will be numerous events around the Las Vegas valley and southern Nevada to celebrate the momentous day.

Everything from a parade to an extravagant fireworks show is listed below.

The Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade 20th Anniversary

Residents of Summerlin are invited to show off their patriotic spirit with their red, white and blue colors at the Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade taking place Friday, July 4. Celebrating 20 years, the Patriotic Parade features more than 70 entries including marching bands, floats, giant Macy's-style inflatable balloons and children's favorite storybook and cartoon characters.

8:30 a.m. Escort & Dignitary Parade Steps-off

9:00 a.m. Patriotic Parade Steps-off Hills Center Drive

For more information go here. ... Read More

Fourth of July 2016 fireworks and events

On July 4 the nation will commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. There will be numerous events around the Las Vegas valley and southern Nevada to celebrate the momentous day.

Everything from a parade to an extravagant fireworks show is listed below.

The Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade 20th Anniversary

Residents of Summerlin are invited to show off their patriotic spirit with their red, white and blue colors at the Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade taking place Friday, July 4. Celebrating 20 years, the Patriotic Parade features more than 70 entries including marching bands, floats, giant Macy's-style inflatable balloons and children's favorite storybook and cartoon characters.

8:30 a.m. Escort & Dignitary Parade Steps-off

9:00 a.m. Patriotic Parade Steps-off Hills Center Drive

For more information go here. ... Read More

Officials heed warnings as early heat wave hits the West

Parts of the Western U.S. are getting an early taste of scorching summer heat, forcing officials in California, Oregon and desert Southwest states to heed the warnings of dangerous, triple-digit temperatures in this first week of June.

Organizers rescheduled California's state track and field championship events to start in the evening hours on Friday and Saturday.

Marching bands have asked officials with the Portland Rose Festival in Oregon if they can take off their hats and change their uniforms during judged performances to help stay cool over the weekend.

The severity of the forecast is also putting the area around Southern Nevada under an excessive heat warning, from Las Vegas to the California and Arizona borders. ... Read More