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A Cappella Groups Planning Holiday Concert

A Cappella Groups Planning Holiday Concert

Two a cappella groups are joining forces for a series of holiday concerts around southern Nevada.

The Silver Statesmen Chorus, which is the largest men's a cappella singing group in the sate, and the Celebrity City Chorus will perform a joint show titled "A Holiday Extravaganza" at three locations around the Las Vegas valley.

  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec 10 at the Summerlin Library Theater, 1771 Inner Circle Dr.
  • 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec 12, at the Flamingo Library Theater, 1401 E. Flamingo Rd.
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec 14 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 1401 McLeod Dr.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Kids 6 years old and younger are free. Tickets can be bought in advance by calling (702) 480-9183 or (702) 612-7631.

Coroner ID's Man Killed in Crash

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the bicyclist who was killed in a crash Saturday as 19-year-old Kenn Alexander Merlos-Salcido of Henderson.

According to Metro Police, Merlos-Salcido was not following the rules of the road when he was hit and killed at the intersection of Sunset Road and Eastern Avenue at around 7 p.m.  

Sgt. Richard Strader of Metro Fatal Detail says Merlos-Salcido ran a red light. A jeep going through the intersection hit him. He died at the scene.

Sgt. Strader says the bicyclist had no lights or reflectors and was not wearing a helmet.

The driver remained on the scene and speed is not suspected to be a factor in the crash.

This is the 101st traffic fatality this year in Metro's jurisdiction.

SWAT Standoff Ends Peacefully Early Friday Morning

LAS VEGAS -- A SWAT standoff at the Pacific Village Apartments on the 2900 block of East Sunset ended peacefully early Friday morning.

According to police, around 8:30pm Thursday night, Metro's Tourist Crimes detectives responded to a stolen property call and as investigators arrived on scene, no occupants appeared to be home.

A woman, believed to be inside, called police dispatchers saying she was being held against her will.

SWAT units responded to the scene and closed traffic in both directions between Eastern Avenue and Pecos Road.

After several hours two suspects, a 28-year-old male and a 21-year-old female, were taken into custody without incident. A 26-year-old female victim was found unharmed.

 

 

Las Vegas Woman Describes Being Attacked by Pit Bulls

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas woman is recovering after an attack by three pit bulls Monday night.

The pit bulls killed Tracy Mischel's dog and bit her multiple times on the arms and leg. Mischel says some bites went to the bone.

Mischel told 8 News NOW that she was walking her two dogs in a neighborhood near Tropicana Avenue and McLeod Drive at around 5 p.m. Monday.

The three pit bulls surprised her and her two dogs. The pit bulls went after her dogs, biting and killing her Pekinese. She said every time she tried to pry the pit bull's jaws loose from her dog, the pit bulls would attack her.

At one point, she said she was dragged down the walkway by the pit bulls. She began to lose consciousness with the amount of blood lost, until a neighbor threw a brick at the pit bulls.

Mischel said one of her first concerns was her pets.

NFR Ready to Start Thursday

NFR Ready to Start Thursday

The National Finals Rodeo begins another 10-day run at the Thomas & Mack Center Thursday.

The top 15 cowboys and cowgirls in seven categories will compete for a share of the $6.25 million in prize money.

For some competitors this is their first time at this rodeo. 

"I've dreamed about it since I was old enough to watch TV. The NFR, it really is a dream come true. It has been a life long goal of mine to make it here," team roper Caleb Smidt said.

"They got a lot of money out here, and I want to get my name on a few of those checks, that is the main thing, " bull rider Cole Echles, who is also making his debut at NFR, said.

The general manager of the rodeo says he always knew the event has the potential to be a big draw.

Driving You Crazy: Mistimed Light at McLeod and Patrick

LAS VEGAS - A valley driver says the light at McLeod Drive and Patrick Lane is mistimed. The light for north and south traffic stays red, while the east/west light cycles. The driver says she recently sat through four cycles of lights while waiting for the light to turn green.

Traffic8 asked RTC FAST to investigate. RTC FAST representatives say the signal is set to video detection during all cycles throughout the day, which means the lights change only when cars are present.

FAST crews monitored the detection and didn't find any issues. When cars were present, they were detected, and the light changed accordingly. Traffic8 also asked Clark County to check the equipment.

The light seems to be running normally now, but Traffic8 will continue to monitor this intersection.

What's driving you crazy? E-mail your traffic questions and complaints to Brian Loftus.

Two Dogs Attack Las Vegas Woman

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas woman is recovering after two pit bulls attacked her Monday afternoon.

According to Metro Police, the woman was walking her two dogs in a neighborhood near Tropicana Avenue and McLeod Drive at approximately 5 p.m., when the two pit bulls attacked her.

The pit bulls killed one of the woman's dogs and seriously hurt the other. The woman suffered several cuts and scrapes on her arms and legs as she tried to protect her pets. None of her injuries were life threatening.

When Clark County Animal Control arrived, they found three pit bulls running free in the neighborhood. All three dogs are now in animal control custody. Authorities are still determining who owns the pit bulls.