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Stabbing caps off deadly Friday

For first responders anywhere in the world, there is no such thing as normal days because as a first responder, every day can be hectic in its own way. Especially a day like Friday the 13th.

We're not saying we're superstitious, but May 13 has been a pretty sad and crazy day for the Las Vegas valley. Between fires, accidents, and acts of violence, it's safe to say Friday has been a trying day for first responders.

It all started around 4 a.m. when flames burned through an apartment complex near Rainbow and Charleston. Las Vegas Fire and Rescue said Shirlena Rutherford intentionally started the fire.

Neighbors say they heard a domestic dispute fright before they saw the flames.

"The next thing we know the neighbor's coming out screaming, 'she started the fire'," said Markeish Wilson, a resident... Read More

2 men arrested for April 24 homicide

Metro Police released the names and mugshots of two men arrested for allegedly shooting and killing of a male on April 24.

Homicide detectives have identified 25-year-old Brandon Gisendaner and 26-year-old Kenneth McGee as the suspects. Metro said the men were arrested Thursday in the area of Mountain Vista Street and Vegas Valley Drive.

According to police, on April 24 at approximately 3:45 a.m., officers responded to the 4500 block of Carriage Park Drive to investigate reports of a shooting. Officers say that's when they found a white male adult lying next to a vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds at an apartment complex located in the 2800 block of Wheelwright Drive near Lamb Boulevard and Vegas Valley Drive.

Detectives said their investigation brought them to the conclusion that the victim was in a car with three other people when they were approached by three unknown black male adults... Read More

Protecting your home from scorpions, insects and other creepy-crawlies

They're creepy; they crawl, and they can wiggle their way into your home. Around this time, summer bugs and critters such as scorpions, cockroaches and spiders come out of their hiding place to look for a cool, dry place to set up shop.

"We had one scorpion; my son found him right on the wall," said homeowner, Floyd Denstaedt.

Denstaedt said he also had a close encounter with a black widow.

"I picked up a trash can, it was underneath the rim, and it bit me on the finger," Denstaedt said.

It's also that time of year when rats also look for food and shelter. Experts say rodents like to use washes, to get around unnoticed.

However, there are ways to keep unwanted guests out of your home... Read More

I-Team: Commercial Center sees renaissance

The Commercial Center District used to be one of the hot spots in Las Vegas, but some people say it's not the same anymore. The I-Team looked into its decline and the efforts to bring it back.

Sunday service at Reflame Ministries is inside a strip mall. Lani Kahalehau and her husband have ran the church for eight years.

"It was just such a lively center," she said.

She recalls the Commercial Center District near Sahara Avenue and Maryland Parkway in its heyday, which she says was in the late 1970s.

"You can reminisce where we had the movie stars come, the showgirls," she said.

As the Las Vegas valley grew, places there shut down. Now, she says safety is an issue.

"I don't feel safe at all at night if I were to come here alone," she said.

New Orleans Square owner Ron McMenemy points to surveillance cameras and hired security to improve safety. He owns four buildings along Karen Avenue across from the Las Vegas Country Club... Read More

I-Team: Commercial Center sees renaissance

The Commercial Center District used to be one of the hot spots in Las Vegas, but some people say it's not the same anymore. The I-Team looked into its decline and the efforts to bring it back.

Sunday service at Reflame Ministries is inside a strip mall. Lani Kahalehau and her husband have ran the church for eight years.

"It was just such a lively center," she said.

She recalls the Commercial Center District near Sahara Avenue and Maryland Parkway in its heyday, which she says was in the late 1970s.

"You can reminisce where we had the movie stars come, the showgirls," she said.

As the Las Vegas valley grew, places there shut down. Now, she says safety is an issue.

"I don't feel safe at all at night if I were to come here alone," she said.

New Orleans Square owner Ron McMenemy points to surveillance cameras and hired security to improve safety. He owns four buildings along Karen Avenue across from the Las Vegas Country Club... Read More

Thunderstorms rolled through Las Vegas valley Thursday evening

Dark clouds filled the Las Vegas valley skies and dumped heavy rains early Thursday evening.

The thunderstorms showers, lightning, and hail in some areas rolled through just before 5:30 p.m. The storm started in the north and northwest before moving south.

Multiple lightning strikes were seen around Whitney Ranch. 8 News NOW received reports of pea-sized hail along Whitney Ranch and Warm Springs.

In the southern part of the valley, the rain came down around St. Rose Parkway. A flood advisory was issued for southwestern Clark County. It will be in effect until 7:15 p.m.

The rain pounded the area for a little over an hour before drying out. At the end of the showers, two rainbows could be seen in certain parts of the valley... Read More

Metro: Man dies from stabbing in central Las Vegas

Metro Police investigated a stabbing in central Las Vegas late Monday morning.

It happened around 11:40 a.m. in the 3800 block James Paul Avenue near E. Sahara Avenue and S. Walnut.

According to Metro, a man who appeared to be suffering from stab wounds knocked on the doors of residents seeking help. The man was taken to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

No word on suspects.

This is a developing story. 8 News NOW will update this story with the latest information as soon as it's available.... Read More