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Runnin' Rebels to face off against Aggies at Utah State Tuesday

The Runnin' Rebels will travel to Utah state for a date with the Aggies Tuesday night. The team will face the league's player of the week.

Aggie guard Chris Smith averaged 29 points and 9 rebounds a game, along with two wins last week against the Air Force and Colorado State.

Despite that impressive record, the Rebels have some interesting history with the Aggies. It's crazy history that dates back to the mid-1980's.

8 News NOW Sports Director Chris Maathius has the story... Read More

City plans to revitalize Maryland Parkway

Maryland Parkway, an area of Las Vegas considered as the regional spine for employment and transit, is being targeted for revitalization.

Planners want to make the road that fronts UNLV while running through some economically challenged neighborhoods, a place of commerce and connectivity.

Maryland Parkway is a vital stretch of road that connects downtown, UNLV and McCarran International Airport, with hundreds of small businesses. Many of those businesses are still caught in the grips of the recession, but government leaders have been trying to figure out how to bring it back to life.

So where should the revitalization start?

A neglected shopping center directly across from UNLV would be a good place to start. Wissam Alsabah opened his Kabob shop in that area two months ago.

He says business isn't exactly booming.

"It's not as safe as it used to be," said Alsabah.

Wissam says Maryland Parkway has seen better days... Read More

Powerball lottery numbers revealed

Powerball jackpot climbed to an estimated $500 million as more people across the country bought a ticket Wednesday for chance at the biggest prize in nearly a year.

The Powerball numbers are 47, 2, 63, 62, 11 -- the Powerball is 17.

For the complete list of all of the lottery numbers go here.

The jackpot ranks as the sixth largest offered in North America and the biggest since a $564.1 million Powerball prize shared by players from North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico last February.

A winner of Wednesday's jackpot could claim the pre-tax $500 million prize through an annuity over 29 years or in a single pre-tax payout of $306 million. Powerball is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico... Read More

VIDEO: Revelers ring in the 2016 new year in Las Vegas

Hundreds of thousands of revelers rang in the New Year on Las Vegas Thursday night. Glittery fireworks lit up the already well-lit Las Vegas skyline at 12 a.m. Friday morning. It was to signal the beginning of a new year.

An eight-minute fireworks show shot from seven casino rooftops erupted on time for 2016. The #VegasNYE hashtag created by 8 News NOW in 2014 trended in the number three spot nationally and at number 39 worldwide. Nationally, the hashtag fell just under Happy New Year which was number one and Felize Ano Nuevo at number two.

There was a low trend of crimes New Year's Eve night. According to Metro Police, as of early Friday morning just 10 arrests had been tallied between the Las Vegas Strip and downtown Fremont Street events for New Year's Eve that were expected to attract a crowd of 332,000 people... Read More

Police plan heavy presence off the Strip

While there will be a heavy police presence on the Strip for New Year's Eve, expect to see many officers throughout the valley as well.

Police will focus on two main concerns: drunk driving and celebratory gunfire. Officers will be out in full force looking for both and more.

North Las Vegas Police say officers will be doubled up in patrol cars as an extra precaution. So, if police show up, expect at least two officers. North Las Vegas Police are working with Metro Police - patrolling the borders between the cities.

North Las Vegas Police Officer Ann Cavaricci says there are no major changes from last year's New Year's Eve plan, but they still expect a busy night.

"People are going to be out having a good time. We get a lot of noise complaints. We get some celebratory gunfire. We will get several different calls of DUIs," she said. "Hopefully, we won't get crashes, but they do tend to happen. We have an influx of drinking and driving."... Read More

Police plan heavy presence off the Strip

While there will be a heavy police presence on the Strip for New Year's Eve, expect to see many officers throughout the valley as well.

Police will focus on two main concerns: drunk driving and celebratory gunfire. Officers will be out in full force looking for both and more.

North Las Vegas Police say officers will be doubled up in patrol cars as an extra precaution. So, if police show up, expect at least two officers. North Las Vegas Police are working with Metro Police - patrolling the borders between the cities.

North Las Vegas Police Officer Ann Cavaricci says there are no major changes from last year's New Year's Eve plan, but they still expect a busy night.

"People are going to be out having a good time. We get a lot of noise complaints. We get some celebratory gunfire. We will get several different calls of DUIs," she said. "Hopefully, we won't get crashes, but they do tend to happen. We have an influx of drinking and driving."... Read More

Serious crash closes lanes at Twain and Paradise, sends 1 to hospital

Metro Police investigated a serious crash at the intersection of Twain Avenue and Paradise Road.

The accident that has closed the eastbound lanes of Twain Avenue and the southbound lanes of Paradise Road happened around 11:47 a.m.

One person was seriously injured in the wreck. That person was taken to the Sunrise Trauma Center.

There have also been reports of a power outage at a traffic signal and several other intersections in the area. Drivers may want to avoid the area.

No other details were released. The area will be closed while Metro investigates.

This is a developing story.... Read More