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Reporter does '10 min. Hot Seat Challenge' to bring awareness

With triple digit temps, it's more important now than ever to warn people of the dangers of leaving your kids or pets in a hot car. In just 10 minutes, the temperature inside the vehicle can jump almost 20 degrees.

To get spread the word and show just how dangerous these actions can be, local emergency responders challenged 8 News NOW Reporter Michael Stevens Wednesday to see if he could last 10 minutes inside a hot car... Read More

Fourth of July 2016 fireworks and events

On July 4 the nation will commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. There will be numerous events around the Las Vegas valley and southern Nevada to celebrate the momentous day.

Everything from a parade to an extravagant fireworks show is listed below.

The Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade 20th Anniversary

Residents of Summerlin are invited to show off their patriotic spirit with their red, white and blue colors at the Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade taking place Friday, July 4. Celebrating 20 years, the Patriotic Parade features more than 70 entries including marching bands, floats, giant Macy's-style inflatable balloons and children's favorite storybook and cartoon characters.

8:30 a.m. Escort & Dignitary Parade Steps-off

9:00 a.m. Patriotic Parade Steps-off Hills Center Drive

For more information go here. ... Read More

CCFD battles 2-alarm fire near Nellis and Tropicana

Firefighters with the Clark County Fire Department battled a two-alarm structure fire near Nellis Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue Thursday evening.

According to CCFD, the fire at 4720 Glenndavis Drive started in a vehicle in the garage.

No word on injuries.

There wasn't any other information released.

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

Officials heed warnings as early heat wave hits the West

Parts of the Western U.S. are getting an early taste of scorching summer heat, forcing officials in California, Oregon and desert Southwest states to heed the warnings of dangerous, triple-digit temperatures in this first week of June.

Organizers rescheduled California's state track and field championship events to start in the evening hours on Friday and Saturday.

Marching bands have asked officials with the Portland Rose Festival in Oregon if they can take off their hats and change their uniforms during judged performances to help stay cool over the weekend.

The severity of the forecast is also putting the area around Southern Nevada under an excessive heat warning, from Las Vegas to the California and Arizona borders. ... Read More

Officials heed warnings as early heat wave hits the West

Parts of the Western U.S. are getting an early taste of scorching summer heat, forcing officials in California, Oregon and desert Southwest states to heed the warnings of dangerous, triple-digit temperatures in this first week of June.

Organizers rescheduled California's state track and field championship events to start in the evening hours on Friday and Saturday.

Marching bands have asked officials with the Portland Rose Festival in Oregon if they can take off their hats and change their uniforms during judged performances to help stay cool over the weekend.

The severity of the forecast is also putting the area around Southern Nevada under an excessive heat warning, from Las Vegas to the California and Arizona borders. ... Read More

Calling all parents: CCSD offers survey to get parents' opinions on key topics

Attention parents: CCSD needs your opinion. Safety, academics, and school climate are among the many topics that are the focus of the 2016 Clark County School District's Parent Survey.

The 10-minute survey, available in English and Spanish, is confidential and part of the district's efforts to engage the community on important issues facing students and their families.

"With parent engagement being one of the district's Pledge of Achievement success indicators, the annual survey continues to be an important opportunity for us to hear from and listen to what parents think about their child's school and the district as a whole," said Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky. "CCSD employees work hard to improve all areas of education, and it is vital that we receive feedback from parents because they are students' first teachers."... Read More

Fewer intruders get over security fences at McCarran Airport

Fewer intruders are getting past security fences that protect McCarran International Airport runways than years past.

The Las Vegas airport finished putting razor wire atop its 15 miles of fencing in early 2015. Breaches dropped from eight in 2014 to one in 2015 and one in early 2016.

At the same time, an Associated Press investigation shows intruders breached perimeter security at the nation's ninth-busiest airport more often than officials disclosed.

When AP first asked, McCarran searched to the start of 2009 and found 21 breaches. Federal and other records show six breaches in 2007 and 2008. In a seventh, in 2009, a man climbed over a gate and began preparing a helicopter for flight.

Officials say their original search required hand-checking thousands of police log entries... Read More