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Multiple Car Crash Sends 6 to Hospital

LAS VEGAS -- The intersection of Flamingo Road and Maryland Parkway was closed for several hours overnight following a multi-vehicle crash.

According to Metro, as many as seven cars around 2 a.m collided. One car hit a pole. Officers say speed and reckless may have been a factors.

A total of six people were transported to Sunrise Hospital, including one who is in serious condition.

 

 

Terminal 3 By the Numbers

Here are some insights about the new Terminal 3 at McCarran International Airport:

* The main terminal building is 2,300 long, equivalent to .44 miles.

* The electrical wire and cable adds up to 284 miles, roughly the distance from Las Vegas to the beaches near Los Angeles.

* There are 8 miles worth of baggage conveyors.

* The terminal had 50,000 building inspections.

* Lengthwise one could fit six football fields, including the end zones, on the south side of the second level.

* The terminal's utility plant can produce enough electricity to power 50,000 homes.

* There will be roughly 300 slot machines in the terminal.

* The terminal's 245,904 cubic yards of concrete would be nearly enough to pave a 4-foot-wide, 4-inch-thick sidewalk from Las Vegas to Oklahoma City.

Tickets on Sale for MAACO Bowl Las Vegas

Tickets on Sale for MAACO Bowl Las Vegas

 

Tickets are now on sale for the 2012 MAACO Bowl Las Vegas at Sam Boyd Stadium.

The game will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, December 22. The game will feature the top team from the Mountain West Conference and the fifth pick from the PAC-12 Conference. It will be televised on ESPN.

Tickets are the same price as last year, ranging between $25 and $100. Those prices will be in place until Tuesday, December 1. At that point, prices will increase. Fans can buy tickets by calling 739-3267 or by going online unlvtickets.com or going to the Thomas & Mack Center box office.  

Last year’s game attracted more than 35,000 fans.

Metro Looking For Shooting Suspect Near Tamarus Street

LAS VEGAS -- Metro's Gang Unit is investigating a shooting Saturday at Tamarus Villas Apartments. 

Detectives responded to the call around 11:00 a.m. on Tamarus Street between Russell Road and Hacienda Avenue.

8 News NOW talked to the victim and his mother who are furious about the attack.

"I almost got shot right in my face!" 20-year-old Mark Washington shouted.

Mark talked to 8 News NOW moments after he was released from the hospital, still drowsy from anesthesia.

"These are the two fingers that were blown off; he went to block the gun and they blew off these two fingers right here," Mark's Mom, Dana added.

Dana says she was cleaning her restroom when she suddenly heard an argument in her son's room.

Excessive Heat Warning Issued In Clark County

LAS VEGAS -- The Las Vegas valley is expected to reach triple-digit temperatures today. Clark County officials have issued an excessive heat warning from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The record temperature for this date is 107 degrees and today's temperature is expected to be near that record-high mark.

The county has opened several cooling stations to the public in an effort to move the homeless and other individuals out of the heat and keep them hydrated.

Triple-digit temperatures are expected for the entire weekend.

The following cooling stations will be open to the public Friday, June 1:

Las Vegas Woman Sentenced for Aircraft Bomb Hoax

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A 26-year-old Las Vegas woman has been sentenced to federal probation including 10 months of home confinement for a bomb threat against a Phoenix-bound aircraft her boyfriend had boarded.

U.S. District Judge Kent Dawson on Wednesday also ordered Miki Victoria Sudo to pay $1,240 in restitution for the incident on Sept. 11, 2010. It was the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 2001.

Sudo told authorities she phoned in the hoax because she was angry with her boyfriend.

Passengers were removed at McCarran International Airport and US Airways flight 399 was searched. No explosive was found.

Sudo pleaded guilty in February to conveying false and misleading information.

Her plea avoided trial and a possible sentence of up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

 

President to Return to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- President Barack Obama is coming to Las Vegas in early June. The president will be in town on June 7.

UNLV confirms the president will be on campus for an official event, but they did not release any specifics. The president was last in Southern Nevada in March when he toured the Copper Mountain Solar One Power Plant in Boulder City.

Earlier today, Obama called Mitt Romney to congratulate him on clinching the nomination with last night's win in the Texas primary.