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Las Vegas airport reopens longest runway after 5-month overhaul

The longest runway at the Las Vegas airport has reopened after a nearly five-month overhaul.

McCarran International Airport said it reopened the 14,500-foot runway on Friday just before noon.

The runway was closed in late October in order to replace the asphalt with more durable concrete.

The construction project was the second phase of a $65 million renovation project that was paid for with the airport's money and Federal Aviation Administration grants.

The runway handles about one-third of the airport's annual traffic but is used less during the cooler months because wind patterns often push traffic to other runways that go from north to south.

McCarran airport marked 2015 with the third highest passenger count in its history with more than 45 million passengers total... Read More

Bicyclist hurt, hospitalized after being hit by SUV

A bicyclist was hospitalized after being struck by an SUV Wednesday afternoon, Metro Police said.

It happened around 3:17 p.m. near the intersection of E. Tropicana Avenue and Jeffreys Street. The intersection had to be shut down while officers investigated.

The male rider of the bicycle was taken to Sunrise Hospital. His condition is unknown.

The driver of the SUV remained at the scene.

There were any other details released. Metro is still investigating. ... Read More

Police: 1 dead after home invasion

Metro Police say one person is dead after an early morning home invasion at an apartment on Sandhill Road near Washington Avenue.

Investigators say they got a call around 2 a.m. from a woman saying someone was trying to get into her apartment in the 1400 block of Sandhill Road.

The woman was in the apartment with a man and a child. Police said, the man went to check who was at the door and was shot. He was transported to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Two men were seen running from the apartment, police said.

The woman and child were unharmed.

Police are looking into whether the victim knew the suspects.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at (702)385-5555.

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Multi-purpose stadium idea proposed for UNLV lot

As the Las Vegas Valley continues to grow, there has been a bigger demand for family fun.

One proposal on the table that will help supply the demand is a multi-use stadium at UNLV. The idea to build it on an empty 42-acre lot on Tropicana Avenue just north of the airport, and east of MGM has been tossed around.

On Wednesday, UNLV President Len Jessup and his team answered a lot of tough questions about potentially building a multi-purpose stadium.

"The potential financing models and the potential sources of revenue, along with how this will affect airspace, noise, traffic will all be addressed in the tourism infrastructure committee," Jessup said.

Leaders at McCarran International Airport said a stadium could limit McCarran from potentially expanding in the future.

" It's paramount to protect whatever we can at McCarran to make sure that capacity is not limited in any way," said Chris Jones, McCarran International Airport... Read More

NHP trooper involved in 4-car crash at Russell and Wynn roads

Metro Police says a Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper was involved in a four-car crash at the intersection of W. Russell Road and Wynn Road Friday afternoon.

Officers said everything unfolded when an SUV going eastbound on Russell Road pulled out in front of the trooper who was driving westbound. Metro Police said the NHP trooper swerved to keep from hitting the Jeep Cherokee but struck the front of the vehicle before hitting a semi and a third car.

The NHP squad car was heavily damaged in the wreck. Police said the trooper had to be taken to Spring Valley Hospital for observation, but his injuries don't appear to be life-threatening.

Metro Police says there are heavy traffic delays in the area, so drivers are encouraged to use an alternate route.

This is a developing story... Read More

KLAS-TV knocked off air after car hits power pole near Circus Circus, Sammy Davis Jr. drives

The KLAS-TV station took a massive power hit Friday afternoon, and now the news station is temporarily off the air. According to Metro Police, a car crashed into a power pole at Circus Circus Dr. and Sammy Davis Jr. Dr.

The blackout happened just before 1:30 p.m. Most of the businesses in the area have been affected by the power outage, Metro said.

8 News NOW Engineers are working hard with NV Energy to fix the issue. Here's to hoping they figure it out soon, so we can return with your CBS daytime... Read More

CCSD's policy: How district plans to prevent misconduct between teachers, students

For the third time this year, a Clark County School District educator has been busted for sexual misconduct with a student. The most recent incident involved, a legacy high school teacher who admitted to police that he had sex with a pupil.

All of the incidents have raised questions for CCSD about what the school board is doing to prevent inappropriate relationships between teachers and students.

8 News NOW Reporter Karen Castro took a closer look at the school district's policy and training... Read More