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Powerball lottery numbers revealed

Powerball jackpot climbed to an estimated $500 million as more people across the country bought a ticket Wednesday for chance at the biggest prize in nearly a year.

The Powerball numbers are 47, 2, 63, 62, 11 -- the Powerball is 17.

For the complete list of all of the lottery numbers go here.

The jackpot ranks as the sixth largest offered in North America and the biggest since a $564.1 million Powerball prize shared by players from North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico last February.

A winner of Wednesday's jackpot could claim the pre-tax $500 million prize through an annuity over 29 years or in a single pre-tax payout of $306 million. Powerball is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico... Read More

VIDEO: Revelers ring in the 2016 new year in Las Vegas

Hundreds of thousands of revelers rang in the New Year on Las Vegas Thursday night. Glittery fireworks lit up the already well-lit Las Vegas skyline at 12 a.m. Friday morning. It was to signal the beginning of a new year.

An eight-minute fireworks show shot from seven casino rooftops erupted on time for 2016. The #VegasNYE hashtag created by 8 News NOW in 2014 trended in the number three spot nationally and at number 39 worldwide. Nationally, the hashtag fell just under Happy New Year which was number one and Felize Ano Nuevo at number two.

There was a low trend of crimes New Year's Eve night. According to Metro Police, as of early Friday morning just 10 arrests had been tallied between the Las Vegas Strip and downtown Fremont Street events for New Year's Eve that were expected to attract a crowd of 332,000 people... Read More

NHP investigates deadly crash on I-15

Nevada Highway Patrol reports a deadly crash along I-15 southbound near Craig Road. The crash occurred at approximately 10 p.m.

Trooper Chelsea Stuenkel says the driver of the black Nissan Z was speeding when the car rolled and caught fire shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday. Both the driver and passenger died.

She says the single-car crash occurred on Interstate 15 where it meets with Craig Road. Stuenkel says a witness saw the car speed past.

The southbound lanes of I-15 beginning at Lamb Boulevard have been closed for hours. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes... Read More

2 die in fiery freeway crash west of Nellis Air Force Base

Nevada Highway Patrol says two people have died after their car lost control traveling south on Interstate 15 west of Nellis Air Force Base.

Trooper Chelsea Stuenkel says the driver of the black Nissan Z was speeding when the car rolled and caught fire shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday. Both the driver and passenger died.

She says the single-car crash occurred on Interstate 15 where it meets with Craig Road. Stuenkel says a witness saw the car speed past.

There was no information immediately available about the deceased occupants of the car... Read More

Man leaves dog poop in box for package thieves

Christmas is all about the spirit of giving, but when some thieves decided to make the holiday season about taking -- a local man devised a plan to teach them a lesson.

"A friend two doors down had his truck broken into," Steve Easley said, crafty Las Vegas resident who pulled one over on thieves.

Easley said he left a "special gift" that the thieves stealing from homes in his neighborhood near Rancho and Oakey would never forget.

Easley says he put a UPS box outside his front door -- but there wasn't an expensive gift waiting inside the box. Instead, there was: "A box of poop," Easley said.

And you can thank Steve's 4-year-old Lab Lucky for the poop.

Easley said he placed the package outside his home Wednesday night. The man was caught on a surveillance camera around 9:30 the next morning.

Steve came home from work that afternoon: "And the box was gone," he said... Read More

Man leaves dog poop in box for package thieves

Christmas is all about the spirit of giving, but when some thieves decided to make the holiday season about taking -- a local man devised a plan to teach them a lesson.

"A friend two doors down had his truck broken into," Steve Easley said, crafty Las Vegas resident who pulled one over on thieves.

Easley said he left a "special gift" that the thieves stealing from homes in his neighborhood near Rancho and Oakey would never forget.

Easley says he put a UPS box outside his front door -- but there wasn't an expensive gift waiting inside the box. Instead, there was: "A box of poop," Easley said.

And you can thank Steve's 4-year-old Lab Lucky for the poop.

Easley said he placed the package outside his home Wednesday night. The man was caught on a surveillance camera around 9:30 the next morning.

Steve came home from work that afternoon: "And the box was gone," he said... Read More

Unidentified flying object seen in Vegas sky

8 News NOW has received numerous reports of some sort of a fireball that shot across the Vegas Valley sky. Some think it was a meteorite, but at this point, it's unclear what it was.

All 8 News NOW can confirm is that it wasn't an airplane, according to a tweet by Clark County. 8 News NOW is working hard to figure out what the unidentified flying object was was.

Did you see it? If you did, please share your photos and video by emailing us at pix@lasvegasnow.com. ... Read More