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BREAKING NEWS: Flash flood, severe thunderstorm warning issued for Clark County

LAS VEGAS -- The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued a flash flood and severe thunderstorm warning for central Clark County until 4 p.m. Wednesday.

At 2 p.m., weather service Doppler radar indicated a thunderstorm capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. The storm is also expected to bring flash flooding to the area. The storms are along a line extending from Las Vegas Bay campground to Railroad Pass, or about seven miles south of Henderson. The storms were moving northeast at 15 mph. Locations impacted include Las Vegas Bay, Callville Bay, Railroad Pass and east Henderson.

Update: Flash Flood and severe thunderstorm warning issued for Clark County

LAS VEGAS -- The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued a new flash flood warning for west central Mohave County in northwest Arizona and extreme south central Clark County until 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.

At 1:27 p.m., weather service Doppler radar showed heavy rain from a line of thunderstorms in and around the Dolan Springs area capable of producing flash flooding. The storm was moving east at 10 mph. Locations impacted include Dolan Springs, Chloride, Golden Valley, Pierce Ferry and Antares Roads.

There is also a flash flooding warning and a severe thunderstorm warning for extreme west central Mohave County in northwest Arizona, east central San Bernardino County in Southern California, south central Clark County has been extended to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.

At 1:57 p.m., radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 mph and hail up to one inch in diameter.





Rangers looking for man missing at Lake Mohave

 LAS VEGAS -- The National Park Service is looking for a man who disappeared at Lake Mohave Saturday afternoon.

According to the park service, at around noon, their communication center received a call that a man had jumped off a boat into the lake and began to struggle. He was last seen going under the water. Witnesses say he was not wearing a life jacket.

Park service rangers, Nevada Department of Wildlife game wardens and employees near the Cottonwood Cove Marina started searching for him. He is believed to be around 100 yards from the shore. Water in the area is between 80 and 100-feet deep.  

Recent storms have made the water murkier than usually, making the search more difficult.

 

 

Man sentenced for murder related to escort service

Keon Kyun Park

LAS VEGAS -- One of the men who confessed to killing a woman who ran an escort service will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Keon Kyun Park, 22, was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole in Las Vegas District Court on Friday for the kidnapping and murder of 39-year-old Young Shil Park in Dec. 2010. The two were not related.

Park told police that he and Min Soon Chang murdered the woman. Her burned body was found dumped near Hoover Dam.

Both men worked for Park's escort service, which neighbors suspected was an illegal brothel. Park owed the men money.

Chang will go to trial in Jan. 2015.



BREAKING NEWS: Flash flood warning for central Clark County

Photo credit: Las Vegas Fire & Rescue

LAS VEGAS -- The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for central Clark County until 2 p.m.

Doppler radar indicates flooding from a nearly stationary thunderstorm near Boulder City. Rainfall rates up to an inch an hour have been reported with this storm.

Areas that could be impacted by flooding include Boulder Beach and Boulder Beach campground, Las Vegas Bay and Las Vegas Bay campground, Lake Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, Callville Bay and Callville Bay campground.



Flash flooding is expected in low-lying areas and normally dry washes.

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More water headed to struggling Lake Mead

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- One of the main reservoirs in a vast Colorado River water system that is struggling to serve the booming Southwest will get more water this year.

But the additional water that federal officials said Wednesday will be sent to Lake Mead won't be enough to pull the reservoir behind Hoover Dam back from near-record lows.

Those levels have alarmed water managers, farmers and cities throughout the region. They depend on the lake for some of their water supply amid a grueling 14-year drought.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials say there has been near-normal runoff this year into Lake Powell, near the Arizona-Utah border and upriver from Lake Mead.

That will allow them to send 10 percent more water to Lake Mead than they did the past year.

Southwest braces as Lake Mead water levels drop

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Once-teeming Lake Mead marinas are idle as a 14-year drought steadily drops water levels to historic lows. Officials from nearby Las Vegas are pushing conservation, but are also drilling a new pipeline to keep drawing water from the lake. Hundreds

of miles away, farmers who receive water from the lake behind Hoover Dam are preparing for the worst.

The receding shoreline at one of the main reservoirs in the vast Colorado River water system is raising concerns about the future of a network serving a perennially parched region home to 40 million people and 4 million acres of farmland.

Marina operators, water managers and farmers are closely tracking the reservoir water level already at its lowest point since it was first filled in the 1930s.