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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

Trial reset to 2017 in Las Vegas hammer deaths case of 2012

A death penalty trial has been reset to 2017 for a 26-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a Las Vegas mother and daughter, and nearly killing a husband and father in a bloody hammer attack four years ago.

Bryan Devonte Clay Jr.'s trial had been set for next week. But court records show that Clark County District Court Judge Jessie Walsh reset the date next February after discussions with both sides about the time it'll take.

Clay faces murder, attempted murder, kidnapping and sexual assault with a weapon charges.

He's accused of attacking and killing Ignacia "Yadira" Martinez and 10-year-old Karla Martinez in April 2012, and leaving Arturo Martinez with a severe head injury.

Two boys, 9 and 4, were spared.

Clay told police he didn't remember anything... Read More

Boyd Gaming buys Cannery properties for $230 million

Boyd Gaming Corp. says it has reached an agreement to buy Cannery Casino Resorts LLC's two Las Vegas properties for $230 million.

The deal will give Boyd control of the Cannery casino in North Las Vegas and the Eastside Cannery. Boyd CEO Keith Smith says in a company statement the purchases will give Boyd a strong foothold in North Las Vegas, which he says is one of the fastest-growing areas in the region.

Boyd also announced last week it will acquire the Aliante casino in North Las Vegas for $380 million.

Smith says it makes sense for Boyd to broaden its southern Nevada portfolio because the company's strongest revenue growth over the past two years has been in the state.

The company has properties in seven other states... Read More

Family mourns loss of 1-year-old boy

A little boy police say was abused in the care of an unlicensed daycare center has passed away. Baby Jonathan's parents say the family was together with him at the hospital when he passed away in his mother's arms April 23.

Jessica and Danny Lopez watched their son suffer after police say he was abused at a daycare center in November 2015.

"Every minute, second we were with him was special. Since he got there, to the end, I was holding his hand every night," said Danny Lopez.

After a five-month battle which included nine surgeries, the 1-year-old boy passed away.

"We feel that he is no longer suffering," Jessica said. "He went through too much for such a small child, stuff that no one should ever see their child go through, and no child should go through."

They say their son's death hasn't sunk in yet. The couple has two other small children who are asking questions about their little brother... Read More

Monday Morning with Mayor John Lee

North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee joins the 8 News NOW Good Day team to answer some viewer questions Monday morning.

He talks about the upcoming plans for the Fresh & Easy stores and whether any new restaurants are in the works... Read More

Deadly crash near Lake Mead and Rancho

North Las Vegas police responded to a fatal crash Sunday night.

Police say it happened in the 3300 block of West Lake Mead Blvd., near Rancho.

No word on what led up to the crash... Read More

Animals seized from animal sanctuary an hour out of Las Vegas

Hundreds of animals were seized from an animal sanctuary an hour north of Las Vegas, according to Metro Police.

Metro Police said, on Thursday morning, its agency, along with Animal Control, responded to an animal sanctuary near Cold Creek.

More than 300 animals were found in poor conditions, police said. The animal sanctuary so many different kinds of animals. From wolves, coyotes, raccoons, chickens and doves, to rats, tortoises, pigeons, pheasants and snakes to name some.

Officers said, two people were running the sanctuary, but neither one of them were arrested. However, officials say charges are expected to come a little later.

This is a developing story. Refresh this page for updates. ... Read More