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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.



Another possible drowning at Lake Mohave

The body of a 79-year-old California man was pulled from Lake Mohave Sunday afternoon. He is believed to be the latest person to drown at the area this summer.

At around 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, witnesses called the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Interagency Communication Center to report that the man went into the water, began to struggle and disappeared underwater.

He was not wearing a life jacket.

National Park Service park rangers, Nevada Department of Wildlife game wardens and Bullhead City Fire Department divers responded to the scene and found the body near Paiute Cove.

 

The Clark County Coroner’s Office will release the man’s name and his cause of death. 

Second body found at Lake Mead identified

LAKE MEAD, Nev. — Two bodies have been recovered at Lake Mead National Recreation Area in areas where two men went missing July 20.

One of the men has been identified as Irving Andrade-Yanez, 25, of Las Vegas. His body was found on Aug. 4. Volunteers form Earth Resource Group, using advanced underwater equipment, located him 340-feet underwater near Lake Mead's Boulder Islands. National Park Service rangers, Nevada Department of Wildlife game wardens and volunteers recovered the body. Andrade-Yanez was reported missing after he went swimming without a life jacket on July 20.



Rangers recovered a second body at 4:52 p.m. on Aug. 1 after the Lake Mead Interagency Communication Center received a call from a visitor reporting a body was seen floating near river mile 44 on Lake Mohave. Rangers recovered the body of an adult man from the Nevada shoreline.

Tornado touches down in Clark County

Photo credit: Les Tinker

LAS VEGAS -- A weather phenomenon rarely seen in Clark County occurred during Monday's storm.

According to the National Weather Service, a tornado touched down around 12:40 p.m. for about 30 seconds near the turnoff to Nelson's Landing from U.S. 95.

Les Tinker captured pictures of the tornado and shared them to 8NewsNOW.com.

The last tornado in Clark County was on April 21, 2001.