Death Valley sees nearly a year’s worth of rain in three hours, officials say

(KTNV) — Officials say that Death Valley saw almost a year’s worth of rainfall within three hours last weekend. They say that the rain caused widespread damage, and closure of all park roads. “The heavy rain that caused the devastating flooding at Death Valley was an extremely rare, 1000-year event,” says Daniel Berc, meteorologist with … Read more

Las Vegas police arrest man in connection to fatal Mirage hotel room shooting

LAS VEGAS — A 54-year-old man was identified Friday as the suspect arrested in the killing of one person and wounding of two others during a family argument in a Las Vegas Strip hotel room. Billy Hemsley was arrested within six hours of the 8:30 pm Thursday shooting at The Mirage resort, Capt. Dori Koren … Read more

Las Vegas hit with more rain overnight as city recovers from flood

One day removed from being hit with powerful storms that consumed casinos, airports, and parking lots, Las Vegas is still experiencing a soaked start to its weekend. On Thursday night, the entire Strip, which houses some of the world’s most famous casinos and hotels, was flooded as the city put a flash flood and severe … Read more

Southwest rains flood deserts, cascade into Vegas casinos

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Intense summer thunderstorms that drenched parts of Las Vegas — causing water to cascade from casino ceilings and pool on the carpet of a stadium-sized sports betting area — were part of a broad regional monsoon pattern that may repeat through the weekend, the National Weather Service official said Friday. “We’re … Read more

Multiple casinos, entire Strip, airport under water amid storm

Airports, parking lots, and the entire Las Vegas Strip, which houses some of the world’s most famous casinos and hotels, were flooded Thursday night. Heavy rain filled countless buildings as the city put a flash flood and severe thunderstorm warning in place. Video footage shared on Twitter shows the streets of Sin City consumed with … Read more

Body near Lake Mead swimming site 3rd to surface since May

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Another body has surfaced at Lake Mead — this time in a swimming area where water levels have dropped as the Colorado River reservoir behind Hoover Dam recedes because of drought and climate change. The National Park Service did not say in a statement how long officials think the corpse was … Read more

The 10 worst US cities for first-time homebuyers

Where there are good options, there are also options that are not as ideal. So, while there are highly ranked US cities for first-time homebuyers, there are also those at the bottom of the list. That list is Bankrate’s best metro areas for first-time homebuyers study, which looks at 50 meter areas, scoring each on … Read more

FBI seizes Nevada GOP chairman’s phone as part of fake elector investigation

Michael McDonald, 2nd man subpoenaed in January LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — FBI agents served a search warrant Wednesday on Nevada’s top GOP official, sources told the 8 News Now I-Team’s George Knapp. Agents seized the cell phone of state Republican chairman Michael McDonald, reportedly as part of an investigation into the fake elector scheme initiated … Read more

Laxalt’s Nevada win sets up fierce race for Senate control

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Adam Laxalt, a former state attorney general who has embraced lies about the 2020 electionwon the Republican nomination for a pivotal Nevada Senate seat, fending off a challenge from a political newcomer and setting up what will likely be a fierce and costly race against incumbent Catherine Cortez Mastoone of the … Read more