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Las Vegas police ask for help in identifying 4 organized theft suspects

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro police are asking for the public's help in identifying four people accused of participating in retail theft across the valley.

According to police, on multiple dates, the suspects entered retail stores at several locations and grabbed large amounts of merchandise before running out of the stores through the emergency exits... Read More

A warm & quiet Wednesday

Sunshine galore and light winds for our Wednesday, but the extra-warm temps are still with us as afternoon temps will reach the upper 90s again today. Gusty southwest winds return tomorrow and Friday as a cool Pacific storm moves into the northwest with rain and some snow that will stay well north of us. And the stronger warm winds will boost temps tomorrow and elevate fire weather danger. But Sherry's most accurate #WeatherNOW forecast has a dip in the heat before the weekend... Read More

'Goose busters' installed at Las Vegas park to deter nearby geese

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs is described as an escape from the typical Las Vegas atmosphere with its scenic views and array of different wildlife.

Recently, the City of Las Vegas installed devices known as "Goose Busters" in the trees at the park to deter geese from hanging around the more populated areas of the park.

Geese flock around Floyd Lamb Park (KLAS)

According to the city, the hope of this device is that it will safely direct these animals from the grassy areas of the park to the pond.

Limiting the number of geese around the picnic areas, thus decreasing the number of droppings people encounter, and "lowering exposure to zoonotic diseases."

However, locals who spoke with 8 News Now, feel that this deterrent will do more harm than good.
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EXCLUSIVE: Mother says son's drowning in California was preventable

(KLAS) -- It has only been 72 hours since 5-year-old Oliver Shine passed away in California with his dad. His mom Angelica Richards said Oliver was left alone when he fell into the pool, this incident is a tragic reminder for parents to always be alert when it comes to pool safety.

"He was my little sunshine," Richards told 8 News Now. "Never in a million years did I think last time I held him would be the last time I would hold him."

Richards said Oliver was going away with his dad and step mom to Bakersfield, California this past weekend to stay at his grandma's house... Read More

Child injured in east valley crash near Nellis, Desert Inn

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas Metro Police are investigating a crash on the east side of the valley that left one child injured.

The incident occurred on Nellis near Desert Inn on Tuesday, at approximately 8:43 p.m.

Police say the driver of a vehicle hit the child and remained on the scene after the crash.

The child was then taken to Sunrise Hospital in critical condition.

Police provided an update on the child, and say the child now faces non-life-threatening injuries.

According to RTC Southern Nevada, all southbound lanes on Nellis Boulevard are blocked on the north side of Desert Inn.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area and seek other routes. ... Read More

Barcelona, Real Madrid to go head to head at Allegiant Stadium, reports say

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Soccer fans from across the globe could soon converge in Las Vegas as two powerhouse teams in the sports world are reportedly set to take to the field this summer at Allegiant Stadium.

(Credit: Madrid Zone/Twitter)

On Tuesday, Madrid Zone along with sports reporter, Helena Condis Edo announced on Twitter that Real Madrid and Barcelona will play in El Clasico, however, the date of the match has not been announced.

(Credit: Helena Condis Edo/Twitter)

No other details about the match-up have been released at this time. ... Read More

IYKYK: 'The 95' aka US-95 aka I-515, aliases of Las Vegas highway signs confuse newcomers

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Do you recall driving down the I-515 and suddenly realizing you're no longer on the I-515 but somehow got on the US-95, or perhaps you were heading down the I-215, and your navigation is now saying you are on the I-11? No, you're not crazy and certainly not alone. Many drivers have, at one point, found navigating the Las Vegas highways confusing. Here's why the same road you're traveling may have an alias.

'The 95' aka... US-95 aka... I-515 

One of the most confusing directions for new residents driving on Las Vegas valley highways is the Interstate 515 (I-515), or as locals call it, "The 95."

This section of pavement runs about 14 and a half miles from the I-11/I-215 junction in the southwest valley to the I-15, US 93, and US-95 junction, known to those who know, commonly referred to as the "Spaghetti Bowl" near downtown Las Vegas. Wait, what? Stay with us. ... Read More