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Preparing plants, gardens and pipes for cold weather

At 32 degrees, the temps around the valley are predicted to dip to near freezing Wednesday night.

Many neighborhoods in the edges of the valley will drop to the mid to high 20's by the early morning, so it's important to keep yourself and pets warm.

But your plants and pipes also need some special attention.

"I"m buying burlap to cover citrus trees," said Tim Hasselbalch, taking steps to protect plants.

Hasselbalch is not the only homeowner rushing to nursery stores to stock up on burlap.

"With the cold weather -- some plants are very frost tender, and they have to be wrapped in burlap," said Josiah Eizman, Assistant Manager, Star Nursery.

Many popular plants around the valley can resist the cold weather better than others. Pigmy Palm trees and cactus don't do well, but Oleanders and Glossy Privet trees tend to do better... Read More

Sentencings reset in Vegas slaying of US airman from Guam

Sentencings have been pushed back for three people guilty in the Las Vegas conspiracy-murder of a U.S. Air Force service member from Guam.

Court records show Michelle Paet, Michael Rodriguez and Corry Hawkins are now scheduled to be sentenced together March 3. Sentencings had been scheduled Tuesday.

Rodriguez was convicted at trial and Hawkins took a plea deal. Both will be spared the death penalty for the December 2010 slaying of Staff Sgt. Nathan Paet.

Paet's wife, Michelle Paet, pleaded guilty in October. She could get life in prison, or parole after 21 years.

Prosecutors say the slaying stemmed from a plot to collect $650,000 in life insurance.

Nathan Paet was 28 when he died. He was shot five times as he prepared to drive to work at Nellis Air Force Base... Read More

Von Toble Middle School evacuated due to smell of gas

Von Tobel Middle School has been temporarily evacuated late Friday morning.

According to the Clark County Schoool District, the school was evacuated due to a gas smell.

Students were escorted to the grassy area of campus. Southwest Gas and the Clark County Fire Department looked into the issue and everything was ok.

The kids were sent back to class... Read More

Authorities investigate possible bomb at Nellis Air Force Base

A portion of Nellis Air Force Base has been cordoned off while authorities investigate a possible bomb.

According to Nellis Air Force Base, around 11:50 a.m. someone came to the base and told authorities that there was a bomb in their vehicle.

No other details were released, but Nellis officials along with Metro Police are taking the claims seriously and investigating.

The public is being asked to stay away from the area until the investigation is complete and the area has been cleared.

The main gate to Nellis Air Force Base is closed until further notice.

This is a developing story.... Read More

NDOC: Inmate escaped custody from Pioche Conservation Camp

The Nevada Department of Corrections says an inmate has escaped from custody.

According to the NDOC, 37-year-old Jeremy Bryson walked away from the Pioche Conservation Camp Tuesday evening around 5:29 p.m.

The camp is a minimum custody facility located in Pioche, NV nearly three hours north of Las Vegas.

Authorities said Bryson has been at the Pioche Conservation Camp since Oct. 21. He was transferred from Clark County where he was arrested for burglary.

Bryson has a medium build, and he is 5 feet 10 inches tall, with blue eyes and brown hair. He is also said to have multiple tattoos.

Authorities believe Bryson may be headed south on Highway 93.

Anyone with information on whereabouts of Jeremy Bryson is asked to call 911 or their local law enforcement agency... Read More

Nellis honors military this holiday season

A magical winter wonderland came to life Sunday for local military families.

It was thanks to a community effort to help those who serve our country, especially during the holidays.

While military members are overseas protecting our country, their families don't get to be with them over the holidays. The Nellis Support Team and the Las Vegas Country Club organized for military spouses a holiday party.

"You know it makes it less lonely you feel more as a family when you are together with squadrons," Military wife Yvonne Bellisario said. "Especially when you are with someone that is in the same squadron as you and their husbands are deployed as well."

Over 100 family military families of deployed Nellis and Creech Air Force base airmen were treated to a top notch holiday meal. Plus lots of entertainment for kids including clowns, face painting and even a special visit from Santa... Read More

Nevada Army Guard unit deploys to Afganistan

At least 38 local families will be without a loved one this Christmas. It turns out a unit of the Nevada Army Guard is mobilizing for a one year deployment to Afghanistan.

The 137th is a military police detachment. They are MPs who will protect soldiers from criminal threats while in Afghanistan.

Governor Sandoval made a special trip to the Aliante Hotel Tuesday to see them off/

8 News NOW Anchor Paul Joncich has the story... Read More