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Teen Found Unresponsive in Pool Dies

LAS VEGAS -- The 16-year-old boy found unresponsive in a pool Saturday morning has died, according to the Clark County Coroner's Office.

Donivan Martin died Wednesday and police ruled the incident to be an accident. The coroner confirms the cause of death as drowning.

Martin was found in a pool at his home near Lamb and Alexander.

Campaign Raises Awareness About Flood Dangers

LAS VEGAS - The Clark County Regional Flood Control District is raising awareness about the dangers of flooding as part of Monsoon Safety Awareness Week.

The Flood Control District has posted billboards across the valley that cite the dangers of driving through flooded roads.

One billboard is located near the Pittman Wash where floodwaters swept away a 17-year-old male last year. Another billboard sits near the Desert Rose Golf Course where a landscaper drowned.

The billboards warn, "Don't enter flooded streets." The signs are featured in English and Spanish and depict a wave of water rushing toward the reader.

Health Fair and Free Pool Admission to Celebrate Father's Day

Health Fair and Free Pool Admission to Celebrate Father's Day

The city of Las Vegas has a number of events planned for this weekend to celebrate Father’s Day.

Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 North J Street, is planning an afternoon of activities starting at 1 p.m. Thursday.  Advance registration is required. It is for people 50 years and older. The cost is $1 per person. Call 229-6125, to register.

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 North Eastern Avenue, is hosting a Ward 3 Fit for Life Father’s Day Family Fun Festival.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. There will be light refreshments and live music.

The festival is also a chance to double check dad’s health. Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Coffin has partnered with Ventanilla de Salud Program and the Nevada Youth Alliance to offer free health screenings, including diabetes and blood pressure checks. There will also be flu shots, vaccinations, eye exams and massages.

Teen on Life Support After Near-Drowning

Teen on Life Support After Near-Drowning

LAS VEGAS -- A 16-year-old boy is on life support at the hospital after nearly drowning in a backyard swimming pool.

The call came in shortly before 11:30 a.m. Saturday at a home on Wendy Lane, near Alexander Road and Lamb Boulevard.

Investigators tell 8 News NOW that the teenage boy with special needs was found unresponsive in the backyard pool. CPR was performed on the boy before medical crews arrived.

Police earlier told 8 News NOW that the boy had died.

 

Excessive Heat Warning Through Weekend

LAS VEGAS -- It's gonna be a scorcher out there.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning through the weekend for large swaths of the Southwest, including southern Nevada.

LINK: Beat the Heat at Cooling Stations

Highs in Las Vegas are expected to range from 108 degrees to 114 degrees between Thursday and Sunday.

Mountain areas are expected to remain cool in the 80s with no heat warning.

Expect a break from the heat on Monday as a system headed north drops valley temperatures. Highs will be near 100 degrees early in the week with some breezes.

 

Police Looking for Man Who Robbed Store

Metro Police is looking for a man who robbed a business near Charleston and Nellis boulevards.

According to police, the man walked into the business just before 7 p.m. May 15. He waited in line, acting like a customer. When he got to the cashier, he robbed the store and fled.

Surveillance video of the store's parking lot taken just before the robbery shows the man with a woman.

The man is described as a black man in his late 30's to early 40's. He has a shaved head, a pock-marked face and several tattoos, including a cross on his left arm. He may also wear glasses.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro's Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.  

Driver Cited After Hitting School Bus

Driver Cited After Hitting School Bus

A woman was cited for in attentive driving after rear-ending a Clark County School District bus Wednesday.

The crash happened at about 11:30 a.m. near Lake Mead and Nellis boulevards. There were 22 students on board, one was hurt, but not seriously.