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Police: 1 injured in Owens Ave. shooting

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police is investigating a shooting that has left one person hurt.  Detectives said they first received the call about the shooting in the 4900 block of Owens Avenue shortly after 3 p.m.  

There were reports that the victim was shot several times before the suspect fled the scene.  Metro Police said the victim was transported to the hospital as a trauma alert. 

Metro Police is still looking for the suspect.  Stay with 8 News NOW on-air and online for the latest in this developing story.




Clarion hotel holds massive liquidation sale

LAS VEGAS -- Everything must go!  That's the sentiment from the owners of the Clarion Hotel and Casino.  For the next 30 days the latest hotel to say bye-bye to the Las Vegas strip is having a huge liquidation sale.

The establishment on Convention Center drive closed its doors to business in early September, but it opened Thursday to for what will amount to a big month-long garage sale.

Roberto Cortez hauled off a refrigerator, ice machine and housekeeping carts at bargain prices for his banquet facilities.



Nevada wins nearly $30M in grants for transit

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada has scored nearly $30 million in federal funding for projects including improved bike lanes in Las Vegas and a rapid bus service between Reno and Sparks.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Tuesday that Nevada had won $13.3 million for transportation projects in southern Nevada and $16 million for the north.

The funds will go toward bike and mass transit improvements along a 14-mile stretch of Flamingo Road in Las Vegas. They will also supply a 3.6-mile rapid transit project in northern Nevada, and may help buy electric buses and chargers.

The money comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation's TIGER grant program, which funds road, rail, transit and port projects.

 

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.

Metro Police officer shoots, kills dog

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating an incident where an officer shot a dog.

According to police, the shooting happened at around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday near Twain Avenue and Swenson Street. Police said the dog was attacking a person in the area.

The dog has died. There is no word on the person's injuries.

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.

PHOTOS: Animal Foundation's "Doggone Homes' Free Adoption Event for Dogs

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

Homeless woman arrested in deadly shooting

LAS VEGAS --  A woman is under arrest in connection with a deadly shooting Wednesday night. 

Metro Police arrested 30-year-old Marjorie Fiora shortly after the shooting at a home near Maryland Parkway and Charleston Boulevard. Police were called to the home at around 6 p.m. about an argument that turned into a shooting.

Detectives said Fiora was known to the victim and was allowed to stay in the backyard of the home. The victim, who was the homeowner, was in the house, while Fiora and two other family members were in the backyard. Witnesses told police Fiora went into the home and a short time later they heard a loud bang.

Fiora ran from the home and the family members found the victim inside.

The homeowner, whose name isn't being released at this time, was taken to University Medical Center where he later died.

Police dogs found Fiora in the backyard of a home next door to the victim's house.