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Dog killed in Las Vegas house fire

LAS VEGAS --  A dog was found dead after a house fire in Las Vegas Tuesday evening. Police originally told media it was a person, but the department retracted that statement a short time later.

Clark County Fire Department responded to the home on Warwickshire Way, near Jones Boulevard and Robindale Road, around 5:30 p.m. 

There were two women inside the home at the time of the fire. They were both taken to the hospital.

An update on their conditions was not immediately available.

Officials say they are investigating the cause of the fire.

BREAKING NEWS: Police bust alleged marijuana grow house

 LAS VEGAS -- Police busted a marijuana grow house in southwest Las Vegas Tuesday afternoon and arrested two people, according to Metro Police.

The home is located on Crescent Run Court near Fort Apache Road and Lake South Drive. Two men were taken into custody. A woman and child were also in the home.

Police say the house was being rented and the men both have criminal records that are related to narcotics in Utah.

Child struck by SUV in SW Las Vegas

 LAS VEGAS -- A child was transported with critical injuries to the hospital Tuesday after being struck by an SUV in the parking lot of an apartment complex, Metro police said.

The small child was hit around 11:40 a.m. at a complex near Peace Way and So. Durango Drive. The driver did stay on the scene, police said. The child was taken to University Medical Center.

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Wrangler National Finals Rodeo estimated to bring in $88M

LAS VEGAS -- The richest and most prestigious rodeo in the world has marked 30 years in southern Nevada. Organizers of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo are expecting more people to attend this year than last year.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority estimate people in town for the rodeo will spend $88 million over the next ten days for hotels, shopping and dining.

Organizers of the rodeo said they hope to see that number increase, especially now that the rodeo is staying in town for the next ten years.

"We have a ten year agreement, so prize money for next year will go from $6.3 million to $10 million. The contestants are very happy about that,” said Pat Christenson, president, Las Vegas Events.

Professional cowboys like 2013 bull riding world champ J.W. Harris said there's nothing like competing in Las Vegas.

"This place never gets old. I still get butterflies whenever I step foot into Thomas and Mack,” Harris said.

Attorney: Suspect in deadly hit-and-run will plead not guilty

Galina Kilova, 29, accused of deadly hit-and-run crash.

LAS VEGAS -- Galina Kilova, the woman accused of a deadly hit-and-run crash that killed a 63-year-old grandfather, will plead not guilty, according to her attorney.

The 29-year-old turned herself in Tuesday at the Southwest Metro Police substation near Durango Drive and Sahara Avenue.

In an exclusive interview with 8 News NOW, a witness to the crash, Dustin Krause said Kilova was driving aggressively and trying to pass other vehicles when she struck Michael Grubbs who was pushing his 18-month-old granddaughter in a stroller on Warm Springs Road near Rainbow Boulevard.

The child was thrown from the stroller and taken to the hospital. She's expected to be okay.

Woman arrested in deadly hit-and-run released on bail


LAS VEGAS -- A 29-year-old woman involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash last Monday turned herself in to police Tuesday afternoon and is now released on $20,000 bail. 

Galina Kilova, of Las Vegas, faces a felony hit-and-run charge. She turned herself in at the Southwest Metro Police substation near Durango Drive and Sahara Avenue.

Clark County Detention Center records show Kilova posted bail Tuesday evening on the hit-and-run charge. 

This is not Kilova's first brush with the law. According to Metro Police, she was arrested in 2007 for driving without a license, failure to use due care and driving under the influence of alcohol.

The hit-and-run crash on Nov. 24 left 63-year-old Michael Grubbs dead and his 18-month-old granddaughter injured. Grubbs, who was pushing his granddaughter in a stroller, was hit around 10:50 a.m.

Coroner IDs child who drowned at southwest Las Vegas home

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office said 7-year-old Esey Asmelash was the child who drowned in a southwest Las Vegas home.

Metro Police said emergency personnel first responded to the 5600 block of Artesia Lake Court around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday night.  That's near Jones and Russell.  

Esey was taken to University Medical Center where they died, according to police.

There weren't a lot of details released by Metro Police, including how the drowning happened.

Officers are still investigating.