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BREAKING NEWS: Power out near Nellis and Washington

 LAS VEGAS -- More than 600 NV Energy customers are without power in the area of West Washington Avenue and Nellis Boulevard.

According to the power company's website, the cause of the outage is "construction equipment."



One person dead in single-car crash

 LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a single-car crash near Hollywood Boulevard and Carey Avenue.

According to police, at around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, the car crashed through a fence and into the side of an apartment building. Police are not sure if a medical episode caused the victim's death or if the victim died from injuries caused by the crash.

No one else was hurt in the crash. 




Man indicted for shooting at police officers

Joshua Bacharach

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas man who exchanged gunfire with police last month was indicted by a Clark County grand jury on charges of attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon and five counts of discharging a firearm from or within a structure or vehicle.

Joshua Bacharach remains in Clark County Detention Center on no bail and is scheduled to appear in court July 28. Bacharach was already on probation for another offense when he reportedly shot at officers during an attempted traffic stop near Lake Mead Boulevard and Walnut Road June 26. He reportedly fled to an area near Carey Avenue and Dolly Lane, exchanged gunfire with an officer, and eventually was taken into custody on El Tovar Avenue.

 

 

Two people displaced after mobile home fire

A mobile home fire Thursday afternoon displaced two people, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue.

Las Vegas fire and Clark County firefighters were called to a mobile home at a mobile home park near Lamb Boulevard and Washington Avenue.

When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames coming from the outside of the home. It took firefighters five minutes to bring the fire under control.

Firefighters searched the trailer and found no one inside.

Fire investigators determined the fire started in a small wooden shed outside the side of the mobile home, which extended to the mobile home. Damage is estimated at $65,000.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Many people in flood zones still don't have flood insurance

LAS VEGAS -- From the northwest to Henderson, neighborhoods across southern Nevada have seen flooding over the past week, and monsoon season has barely begun.

Experts say the best way to protect yourself and your property from the financial tolls of flood waters is to get your flood insurance.

Two years ago after a big flood at the Desert Rose Golf Course, FEMA came in and designated 1,700 homes and businesses in this area as being in a federal flood zone, which meant people living in the area had to get flood insurance.

However, 8 News NOW has learned that a lot of people in the community still aren't covered, and they could be putting themselves in a financial risk when the next big storm rolls around.

Conrad Gardner lives right behind the Desert Rose Golf Course and in the summer of 2012, flash floods resulted in many of the homes in his neighborhood going underwater.

Free sandbags for flood protection

LAS VEGAS - With monsoon season comes the risk of flooding and the need to be proactive in flood protection.

If you believe you may need sandbags to protect your property, two locations provide them for free.

Sandbags are available for free, along with free sand, outside the City of Las Vegas West Service Center. The sand pile is located at the three-way stop at Romenus Drive and Sauer Drive, which is located behind the Rainbow Library on North Buffalo Drive and West Cheyenne Avenue. Sandbags, sand and a filler are available at the site; you will need to bring your own shovel.

Sandbags also are available for free along with free sand outside the City of Las Vegas East Service Center. The sand pile is located on the east side of North Mojave Road, across from Lied Animal Shelter at 655 N. Mojave Road. There is also a sandbag filler; you will need to bring your own shovel. 

Car dealership hosting animal adoption fair

Towbin Dodge will be hosting a adoption drive for the Animal Foundation this weekend.

The adoption drive will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Towbin Dodge, 275 Auto Mall Drive in Henderson.

The car dealer will host a variety dogs from the Lied Shelter in its showroom in an effort to get people to adopt one. The co-owner of the dealership will also pay for a potion of each adoption fee.

Each year, the Animal Foundation houses more than 45,000 lost, unwanted, neglected and abandoned animals in Las Vegas. It is the largest open-admission animal shelter in Nevada.