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Flood project prevented damage in valley neighborhood

Desert Rose Golf Course

LAS VEGAS -- Road crews in the Las Vegas valley spent the day sucking up water and sweeping away debris off roadways.

Monday's storm dumped rain around the valley. The rainwater ended up on the streets, blocking cars from their destinations and preventing some school buses from dropping kids up on time.

The damage is nothing compared to what would happen, if flood channels did not criss-cross the valley and detention basins take in that water.

Monday's storm was a big test for one project in the neighborhood surrounding the Desert Rose Golf Course.

Every time there is heavy rain across the valley, the neighborhood near Sahara Avenue and Nellis Boulevard seems to get the brunt of the flooding. One inch of rain fell in a few hours.

"I was a little worried. I walked through the water to get to my car. I had my sandals on so I could walk through the water,” Tina Sbragia said.

Officials ID man killed in Las Vegas driveway crash

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities have identified a young motorcycle rider who was critically injured and a passenger who was killed after they crashed into a truck in a Las Vegas driveway.

Clark County coroner's officials say 19-year-old Edgar Perez-Velazquez of Las Vegas was killed in the crash that happened a little before 6 a.m. Sunday.

Investigators say the accident happened when 21-year-old motorcycle driver Yeltsin Cardona tried to make a left turn at Montello Avenue, near the intersection of Charleston and Nellis boulevards.

The motorcycle ended up jumping a curb and hitting a Toyota Tacoma that was parked in a driveway.

Cardona was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition. Perez-Velazquez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Animal Foundation waives adoption fees for all dogs

LAS VEGAS — The Animal Foundation is waiving adoption fees for all dogs beginning Thursday in an effort to help ease overcrowding.

During the special, which runs thru Sept. 7, adopters can take home a shelter dog at no cost, which includes spay or neutering, microchip, up-to-date vaccines and more. Depending where you live, a $10 city fee may apply.

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An estimated 1,800 dogs are expected to be taken in by the shelter in the month of September alone.

Zipcar expands to UNLV campus

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LAS VEGAS — Popular car-sharing service Zipcar announced they have launched a new partnership with UNLV, adding two cars on campus.

"These new vehicles at UNLV come in addition to six Zipcars available at the McCarran International Airport, including a BMW 328i, a Mazda 3 Hatchback and a Toyota Prius," said Zipcar.

In addition, UNLV students, faculty, and staff are being offered special rates: $25 to join, with rates as low as $7.50/hour and $69/day. A special section has been set-up on Zipcar's website specifically for campus.

Zipcar offers a wide variety of cars available for rental by the hour or day in urban areas across the country. To learn more about Zipcar, visit their website.

Much-needed medical clinic to open in east Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Some medical providers say they often deal with Hispanic patients who are afraid to seek medical care. In some cases, it has to do with a language barrier, but in most cases, it is fear among undocumented immigrants that they could end up being deported.

There are very few licensed medical clinics on the east side of Las Vegas, but a new one will open next weekend near Eastern Avenue and Bonanza Road. It's hoped the clinic will make it easier and more comfortable for neighborhood families to seek medical care.

Workers at the clinic will speak Spanish and Tagalog for the Hispanic and Filipino patients. The clinic will accept insurance and cash payments and the legal status of a patient doesn't matter.

"There's a lot of hardworking Latinos in the United States, and they are being deported," said Maria Noriega, a Mexican immigrant and legal U.S.





Father of woman involved in deadly rampage speaks out

LAS VEGAS -- The rampage, which left two Metro Police officers, a bystander and the two suspects, Amanda and Jerad Miller, dead, was almost three months ago and today, for the first time, Amanda Miller's father went to the scene of the crime.

The families of Officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo and citizen Joseph Wilcox will forever be affected.

On Friday, Amanda Miller's father arrived in Las Vegas to express his sorrow and to answer all 8 News NOW's questions on what went wrong with his daughter.

Las Vegas will never be the same from this senseless act of violence and neither will Amanda Millers' father, Todd Woodruff.

He said he never imagined she could be capable of killing, but he knows she did murder three innocent people. That is why this father is consumed with grief.

With tears in his eyes, he paced in the parking lot, smoking a cigarette. Visiting the Walmart, where part of the crime happened, is not easy for Woodruff.

Saborr’s authentic Mexican food is worth the trip

Restaurant reviewer says northeast Mexican eatery offers authentic flavors.

Finding Mexican food in the Las Vegas Valley is easy, but just because it’s plentiful doesn’t mean it’s all good. You might need to explore some unfamiliar territories to find the truly authentic cuisine. One such destination, situated in a strip mall in the unheralded culinary region of East Craig Road near Nellis Air Force Base, is Saborr.

Read more in the Las Vegas Weekly.