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SLIDESHOW: Snow blankets parts of the Las Vegas Valley

Snow started falling around the Las Vegas valley Wednesday night around 6 p.m., but it lasted for a little over three hours. Some areas accumulated as much as 1-3-inches. Take a look at the photos below to see how valley residents captured the moment in photos!

PHOTOS: Snow blankets parts of Las Vegas Valley... Read More

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Person falls and dies at High Roller Friday night

There was a tragic accident at the High Roller Friday night.

According to Metro Police, a person was running in the loading area of the High Roller and fell 50-feet.

The person was taken to University Medical Center where they were pronounced dead.

The fall hasn't affected operation of the High Roller, which is still open.

This is a developing story. We'll have the latest details on 8 News NOW at 11 p.m.... Read More

Tour bus driver jailed after Vegas Strip pedestrian killed

Authorities say a 66-year-old tour bus driver was jailed on a felony driving under the influence charge after his bus struck and killed a 59-year-old woman in a crosswalk outside a Las Vegas Strip resort.

Police say Gregory Patterson of Las Vegas was arrested following the 6 a.m. Thursday crash at a driveway near The Venetian by officers who suspected he was impaired by "medicinal substances."

Patterson's attorney, Jennifer Lee Ferris, did not immediately respond to messages.

The Clark County coroner didn't immediately identify the woman. Police say she lived in Las Vegas.

A judge ordered Patterson held on $50,000 bail at the Clark County on pending a Feb. 25 hearing at which charges could be filed... Read More

Clark County opens up 'Pop-up Marriage License Bureau' at McCarran Airport

Love is in the air at McCarran International Airport. On Tuesday, Clark County opened its 'Pop-up Marriage License Bureau' inside Terminal 1. It's or any travelers looking to tie the knot.

"Special days are always good for us," said Lynn Marie Goya, Clark County Clerk. "We always get increased numbers over other days, so Valentine's Day weekend is always a good weekend for us."

The few days that the marriage license bureau is there makes it that much easier for couples to say "I do."

"About 10 percent of the couples who came to Clark County to get married last year stopped here, and got their license," Goya said.

There's been a slight spike, but overall, fewer people are choosing Las Vegas for their wedding destination. Data shows roughly 7,000 fewer licenses issued in Clark County last year compared to 2015.

"I'm a little surprised that it's actually gone down," said Trish Reedy, visiting from Tennesse... Read More

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Owners of 'The Strat' shelled out $140M in renovations and rebranding

In an effort to get people to revisit and rethink a famous iconic tower in Las Vegas, the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino has been re-branded as The Strat, Casino, and Skypod.

The renaming and rebranding was a billion dollar investment for Golden Entertainment, which purchased The Strat in 2017 for $850 million, and have invested $140 million in renovations thus far.

Every year more than one million people make their way to the top of The Strat to take in the view, enjoy the amusement rides or eat at Top Of The World restaurant. But Strat owners want to get those visitors to stick around a while longer, so instead of the demolitions valley residents have seen in the past, Golden Entertainment focused on revamping the tower... and the observation deck- which will now be known as Sky Pod.

The Sky Pod boasts a view of the Las Vegas Strip like no other... Read More

Man rescued from Paris balloon marquee on Las Vegas Strip

A worker who fell into the Paris balloon marquee on the Las Vegas Strip had to be rescued by the Clark County Fire Deparment Thursday.

The fall was reported around 12:42 p.m. The worker fell about 10 feet through an opening in scaffolding.

"It wasn't t too challenging of a rescue once we had our game plan but it was a confined area where the gentleman was so it was kind of tough to get to and get our equipment in but once we were able to do that we got him out fairly quickly," said Capt. Corey Switzer, CCFD.

Traffic was blocked by the firefighters causing some disruption on the Strip... Read More

What revelers need to know before heading to the Strip for #VegasNYE

There are thousands of people expected to ring in the new year in Las Vegas, so it's important to prepare before heading down to the Strip.

For those trying to get to the numerous venues on the Strip to see the fireworks up close and personal, plan to arrive in your desired spot early because starting at 5 p.m. I-15 off-ramps will be closed at Spring Mountain, Flamingo, and Tropicana.

Drivers will however still be able to get on and off at Sahara and Russell, but access to the Strip from Sahara to Mandalay Bay Road is a no-go.

Since the Strip will be shut down to all vehicles, the Las Vegas Monorail will stay open for 43 hours straight to help party-goers get around. The fair for locals is $1 per ride, while tourists will have to pay $5 for a single ride. They can also get a pass for up-to-three days for just $13... Read More