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Scooter rider dead after 6 car crash in east Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police say a scooter rider is dead after a crash that involved six other vehicles near Sahara Avenue and Boulder Highway.

The crash happened shortly before 7 a.m. 

Police say a Honda was headed southbound on Boulder Highway and ran a red light at Sahara, hitting two other cars. One of those cars spun out and hit a scooter, that had two people on it, waiting in a left turn lane.

Both people onboard the scooter were taken to the hospital. The driver was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said.

The driver of the Honda could face vehicular manslaughter charges, according to Metro.

Police haven't released any other details about the crash, including the conditions of others involved.

You should avoid the area while police investigate.

8 News NOW will have more information as it becomes available.

Animal Foundation at capacity, waiving adoption fees

LAS VEGAS — The Animal Foundation said late Wednesday it is at capacity and to ease overcrowding it will waive the adoption fees for more than 400 animals beginning on Friday.

The "Black Friday Blowout" will run through Sunday.

"If adopters are not quickly found, the organization, which operates Nevada's largest animal shelter and pet adoption agency, will be faced with the reality of humanely euthanizing healthy animals due to the lack of space," the Animal Foundation said.

Because of the holiday, Animal Foundation is closed on Thursday. 

To view adoptable animals, you can visit them at the Campus Adoption Center, 655 N. Mojave Rd., Las Vegas and PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center, 286 W. Lake Mead Pkwy, Henderson. You may also visit their website or call 702-384-3333, ext. 131.



Conflict between state, county could affect medical marijuana dispensaries

LAS VEGAS -- Medical marijuana stores could be up and running in the valley as soon as January; but that doesn't mean a lot of dispensaries will open when that happens.

In all, only 40 dispensaries are allowed to open across the valley. Eighteen of those will be in unincorporated Clark County.

Local commissioners chose 18 applications, but the state only approved 10 of them, so this has caused disagreements between Clark County Commissioners, and the state, which is causing a hold up.

In the end, this may cause fewer dispensaries to open up.

"I guess that's a potential. I certainly hope it doesn't come to that because ultimately who is going to suffer -- the patient,” said Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commissioner.

Commissioner Sisolak said he's hesitant to grant permits to applicants the state chose without getting approval from the county first.

President Obama leaves Las Vegas

 LAS VEGAS -- After spending the weekend in Las Vegas, President Barack Obama left Nevada Sunday to return to Washington D.C.

Air Force One departed from McCarran International Airport around 10:45 a.m. Over the weekend, Obama stayed in Henderson and spent some time golfing at Reflection Bay Golf Club.

The president arrived in Las Vegas on Friday for and visited a Las Vegas High School to sign an executive order on immigration.

With him aboard Air Force One was a delegation of congressional Democrats including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Nevada U.S. Reps. Dina Titus and Steven Horsford.

The president says his executive order will protect as many as 5 million immigrants who are illegally in the United States from deportation.









Freeze warning issued for central, northeast Clark County

LAS VEGAS -- The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued a freeze warning for central and northeast Clark County. The watch is in effect from late Sunday night through Monday.

A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are possible and these conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

Here are some safety tips for dealing with freezing weather from Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.

Keep anything that can burn, such as clothing, furniture, mattresses and paper products at least three feet away from any heat sources such as furnaces, space heaters, fireplaces, stoves and water heaters.

Police: 4 people killed in 4 separate crashes, 1 hit-and-run

LAS VEGAS-- Saturday into Sunday proved to be a deadly night on the roads around the valley.  Metro Police said they investigated four different crashes that killed four people.

Those incidents made the total amount of fatal crashes in Metro's jurisdiction this year reach 75.

Road closures for Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

 LAS VEGAS -- The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon returns to Las Vegas this weekend. The race will result in major street closures on Sunday.

The marathon and half-marathon start at 4:30 p.m. and it's expected there will be 36,000 runners. The rolling closures along the 26.2 mile course will begin at 10 a.m. and last until midnight. 

The marathon course will take runners from Mandalay Bay, along the Las Vegas Strip, north to Fremont Street, west to Martin Luther King Boulevard on Grand Central and Symphony Park, north to Brooks Avenue and then reverse. At one point, runners will go through a neighborhood on the reverse course at Mount Mariah Drive.