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NV Energy files proposal with PUCN to grandfather in private rooftop solar customers

NV Energy filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) a proposal Wednesday to grandfather-in eligible private rooftop solar customers.

In its filing, NV Energy requests that customers who had installed a private system prior to December 31, 2015, remain on the previously approved net metering rates for 20 years. The company also asks that customers who had an active and approved application to interconnect a system pending on December 31, 2015, remain on previous net metering rates. ... Read More

Police: 3 suspects rob gas station overnight

Police are searching for three suspects, who robbed a Sinclair gas station, near Decatur Boulevard and Desert Inn Road.

Three male suspects entered the gas station Tuesday night, firing one shot into the air, police said.

The suspects ordered everyone to the floor, and forced the clerk to open the register. The suspects took money and left in a red or maroon colored Honda four-door vehicle that was reported stolen.

A patrol officer later spotted the vehicle on Jones Boulevard, north of U.S. 95. and was unsucessful in trying to pull the vehicle over. The suspects eventually abandoned the vehicle near Summerlin Parkway and fled on foot.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (702)385-5555.... Read More

Keeping your neighborhood safe

Homicides are up by nearly 70 percent across the Las Vegas valley, and violent crime overall is up by nearly 20 percent when you compare the numbers this year to last year.

In addition to homicides, sexual assaults, robberies, and assault and batteries are also trending higher. But that's not all.

The Las Metropolitan Police Department saw an increase of calls for squatters in all area commands last year except for the northwest which had a nearly 11 percent reduction.

8 News NOW wants to help you protect yourself and your neighborhood, so for an entire week, we've committed ourselves to producing reports that will give you a leg up when it comes to keeping your neighborhood safe.

Monday -- City to revisit law on short term rentals... Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Golfers who saved woman from flood channel speak

There were numerous rescues around the valley during the height of the storm Thursday. Clark County Fire says they rescued eight adults, three dogs and one cat.

One of the swift water rescues happened near the Las Vegas National Golf Course at Desert Inn and Eastern Avenue. 8 News NOW Reporter Patrick Walker spoke exclusively with David Hussey and Scott Woodward, the two men who rescued a woman from the floodwaters.

The two golfers say they were on the fifth hole when they realized something was wrong... Read More

Club at Sunrise Golf course's flood channels pass test after severe storms

A storm clean-up continues around the valley, including at the Club at Sunrise Golf Course, formerly known as the Desert Rose Golf Course.

The course near Sahara Avenue and Nellis Boulevard officially opened for business Friday, and it opened with added flood protections.

The golf course had been closed while undergoing flood control improvements. Those improvements were put to the test Thursday. After severe storms swept through the area, crews with the golf course arrived at 6 a.m. to clean up.

The crews had to make sure the drains were clear of any debris in case it rained again on Friday.

The new 18-hole golf course serves many purposes. Golfers can enjoy 6,500 yards of landscaping while 1,700 homeowners are free from worrying about flooding. The golf course has been redesigned to withstand a 100-year storm... Read More

Severe thunderstorms, hail, flash flooding expected in valley area Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning and flash flood warning for western Clark County.

The severe thunderstorm warning is expected to be in effect until 1:30 p.m. The flash flood warning for northwestern Clark County is in effect until 5:15 p.m.

According to the NWS, the Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter-size hail and damaging winds more than 60 mph. The radar also indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the north facing slopes of the Spring Mountains.

This storm was also located in Red Rock Canyon. It's moving northeast at 5 mph. Another severe storm was located on Kyle Canyon Road near Mt. Charleston.

The National Weather Service says over one inch of rain has already fallen in some locations, and it's quickly approaching two inches in some spots... Read More

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