• Red Rock scenic loop closed after accident

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — An accident late Friday morning critically injured one person and led to the closure of the Red Rock Canyon scenic loop.
    The 10:24 a.m. single-vehicle accident sent two people to University Medical Center, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said.
    A tweet Friday afternoon indicated the closure was temporary but gave no estimate for the road reopening.
    #TrafficAlert The...
  • Area 51 curiosity led to Extraterrestrial Highway name

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – 8 News Now was there for the unveiling of the Extraterrestrial Highway (formerly Highway 375) in rural Nevada.
    Plenty of dignitaries were on hand that day in 1996, including Bob Miller, Governor of Nevada and stars of the movie, “Independence Day.” The area, about 100 miles north of Las Vegas has garnered more attention lately with a group on Facebook encouraging people to meet...
  • WEB EXTRA: Creamy and cool ice cream

    Ice cream might help you cool down this weekend. It’s National Ice Cream Month and Sunday is National Ice Cream Day – the day reserved for celebrating everything about the yummy treat!
  • Gragson indicted for role in crash that killed passenger

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Scott Gragson, the grandson of former Las Vegas Mayor Oran K. Gragson, has been indicted for his involvement in a May 30 crash that killed a passenger in his vehicle.
    Melissa Newton, 36, a mother of three was killed in the crash. Two other people injured in the crash that occurred in a neighborhood near Flamingo Road and Town Center Drive.
    Gragson,was leaving the Links for...
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  • He’s Back! Missing tortoise returned to owner

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A pet tortoise named Bob who went missing last week from his longtime owner’s Henderson home has been found.
    Bob is finally back but he has some scratches on his shell and his owner tells 8 News NOW he had some type of white dust all over him.
    “I had a phone call from a neighbor that they had seen the fliers that were out and said that he was banging on his front door,” said...
  • Kayaker who drowned pulled from Washoe Lake near Reno

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a kayaker who apparently drowned in Washoe Lake between Reno and Carson City.
    Divers from the Washoe County Sheriff’s HASTY team and the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District found the body Wednesday evening under water about 7 feet deep.
    Witnesses reported a man in a kayak went under the surface and didn’t come up Wednesday afternoon....
  • Hawaiian group stages protests at mountain considered sacred

    HONOLULU (KHON) – The upcoming construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on a dormant volcano on the big island of Hawaii is creating controversy.Despite arrests, demonstrators gather daily to protest the the telescope, saying the mountain is sacred.The protesters remain at the base of Mauna Kea access road in a standoff with law enforcement and state officials. One of the recurring themes...
  • Oscar Goodman celebrates his 80th birthday in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman’s 80th birthday celebration on Fremont Street Thursday night was one for the ages.
    An 80-martini salute and celebrity appearances including Terry Fator and host Frankie Scinta highlighted the ceremonies at the Fremont Street Experience.
    Proceeds from the event benefited Keep Memory Alive, which supports the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center...
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  • LIVE: Fundraiser for veterans underway at Blue Dog RV

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – Blue Dog RV is holding a barbecue fundraiser today at 12 different stores in five states, including in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    Each dealership chose a different veterans charity. Blue Dog RV in Las Vegas chose American Dream U which helps military members and their spouses transition after their service is done. It can help them with more education, a job, or to start their own...
  • Driver involved in deadly crash pleads guilty

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A driver charged in a crash that left one person dead and two others injured entered a guilty plea Friday.
    Victor Castro-Solano, 20, pleaded guilty to felony reckless driving for a crash that occurred March 8 on Nellis Boulevard north of E. Sahara Avenue, killing 47-year-old Michael Guild. According to police, Castro-Solano lost control and struck three pedestrians at a bus...
  • Dangerous hashtags parents use could attract child predators

    TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Hashtags are a fun way to express a photo on social media or connect with similar posts, but a Florida organization has a warning for parents who post images of their children online.
    Their warning: Choose your hashtags wisely.
    The non-profit Child Rescue organization has published a new report with common hashtags that pedophiles search for online as they canvas social media...
  • Car temps rise quickly in the hot sun

    Hot cars, kids, and pets are a deadly combination during our summer months. Sherry Swensk gives you a look at how quickly temperatures can rise to dangerous levels inside a hot car and then bake to even hotter temps while sitting in the sun.
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  • What’s Driving You Crazy? – A creative knock on HOV lanes

    ( LAS VEGAS – KLAS ) Yes, it’s another knock on the HOV lanes, but this one gets extra points for creativity.Plus,
    viewer K. H. has a legit question, which we’ll get to. The email
    starts out: “You know those t-shirts that say: My parents went
    to Vegas and all I got was this lousy t-shirt?” K-H says,
    “That’s how I feel about Project Neon.”Adding
    – wait for it – “The road people messed up my...
  • Clark County and CCSD discuss possible sales tax increase to fund education

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS ) — The Clark County School District needs more money to fund education in Nevada. One way they’re proposing to get that money is by taxing you. But, the idea isn’t coming without backlash from people who are fed up with broken promises. 
    Thursday night’s meeting at the Clark County Government Center was a first of its kind discussion between the School District and Clark County...
  • Dogs rescued from South Korean meat farm get 2nd chance at life in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Four dogs took their first steps on American soil Thursday after a Las Vegas rescue saved them from a meat farmer in South Korea.They came from a life of torture and pain, but still have nothing but love to give.Danielle Roth with Retriever Rescue of Las Vegas wants to make sure they spend the rest of their days feeling safe and at peace. 
    “I know that their families are...
  • BOB’S BACK! — Missing tortoise returned to owner

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Bob’s back! That was the exciting text message 8 News NOW Reporter Shakala Alvaranga received from the missing tortoise’s owner, Peter Grave.Remember 8 News NOW first told you on July 12 how Grave was offering a $5,000 reward for Bob’s safe return.Grave had just moved into his home near Eastern and Pebble when his beloved pet tortoise disappeared from the back yard.The...
  • I-Team: Review of child deaths raises questions

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The I-Team has been exposing failures at Child Protective Services and how abused children sometimes fall through the cracks. But a state review of CPS paints a different picture.
    The families of 27 children who died and 24 others who nearly died in 2017 and 2018 in the state of Nevada had previous contact with child welfare agencies.
    The Legislative Counsel Bureau which...
  • WEB EXTRA: NV Energy power plant demolished in Moapa

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) –– A coal-burning facility in the middle of the desert is now gone for good.The NV Energy power plant, which is located in Moapa, was imploded by professional demolition crews just before sunset.Decommissioning the plant started in 2014 and took about a total of three years to complete.
    Environmental advocates and those who live on the Moapa River Indian Reservation pushed...
  • Nellis airman suffers gunshot wound to leg

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – Police are investigating an incident on the 4900 block of North Las Vegas Boulevard at Nellis Air Force Base.
    Metro Police say an airman sustained a gunshot wound to the leg with the incident occurring at 9:35 p.m. Thursday night and assisting Nellis Air Force Base personnel.The male victim was transported to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
  • Jara holds round table discussion about CCSD’s budget and dean dilemma

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — There’s three and a half weeks left until the start of the new school year, and the Clark County School District is still trying to figure out how to fix the $35 million budget shortfall.In an effort to balance the budget Supt. Dr. Jesus Jara attended a round Table discussion with teachers to go over options that will save the district money.The talks Thursday not only...
  • Resilient Rebel joins the volleyball family

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – The UNLV Volleyball team signed their most important recruit this season.
    Christina Dozier has been a fighter as she writes her name as a Rebel. She is the star signing of the volleyball team captivated an entire youth camp with her strength and story.
    8 News Now Sports Anchor Jon Tritsch has the story.
  • UNLV hopes ‘nurse camp’ will increase interest in nursing program and help shortage

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — UNLV is hoping to increase interest in its nursing program this week through a one-of-a-kind event called ‘Nurse Camp.’It’s also part of a more significant effort to address a nationwide issue of a nurse shortage.
    Miranda Steiner was one of 30 high schoolers who attended UNLV’s first-ever nurse camp. The camp is a week-long program where teens can see first-hand what being a...
  • LV Stadium progress rolling along

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – The Las Vegas Stadium is officially over fifty percent complete and now 380 days away from the ribbon cutting on the $1.8 billion-dollar facility.
    Construction, development is going well as the Raiders submitted a letter asking for approval to spend additional $40 million of the franchises money to enhance the stadium. Personal seat license revenue is over $320 million...
  • Fine dining took center stage at Las Vegas Ballpark

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – The Aviators are leaving Las Vegas this week and hitting the road.
    The team will return home next week, but in the latest edition of ‘Flyin High’ anyone can be a critic if you like everything you eat. Recently, the many food selections the Las Vegas Ballpark serves up was being dished out by the top chefs on the planet.
    Giada’s presence was felt in Summerlin while uncovering...
  • Church sign in Virginia says “America: Love or Leave It.”

    APPOMATTOX, Va. (AP) – A church sign in Virginia is drawing attention over a message that says: “America: Love or Leave It.”
    A local TV station reported Tuesday that the sign is posted outside Friendship Baptist Church in Appomattox. The station reports hundreds of people have expressed support and opposition to it on social media.
    Pastor E. W. Lucas says he wanted to make a statement about the...
  • Man found dead in vehicle at Lake Mead

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man was found dead Thursday in a vehicle near the Echo Bay Wash at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, the National Park Service reported.
    A park employee contacted rangers after coming across the vehicle. The cause of death does not appear to be suspicious.
    The site is near mile marker 33 on Northshore Road.
    The National Park Service will investigate the death, and the man’s...
  • WEB EXTRA: ‘Vegas Vic’ shines light on Las Vegas history

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — One of the most recognizable figures in Las Vegas is “Vegas Vic.” Over the decades, he has helped promote Las Vegas. His image on been on everything from ashtrays to postcards and even he was an iconic 40-foot neon sign in the downtown area.
    There is now a new exhibit at the Nevada State Museum focused just on “Vegas Vic.” It will be at the museum until the end of the year.
  • Police barricade impacting traffic near Rancho, Smoke Ranch

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Traffic is being disrupted in the area of North Rancho Drive and Smoke Ranch Road due to a police barricade.
    According to Metro Police, the situation started around 6:43 a.m. when officers arrived at a short-term rental motel to follow up with a man. That man refused to leave his room. After a few hours, SWAT was called to the area. Some residents have evacuated.
    Roads closed...
  • Man arrested in crash into Las Vegas house has history of DUI charges

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man facing charges in the Monday crash that sent a car through the wall of a house has a history of DUI charges, according to court records.
    Jose Dejesus Flores, 34, was arrested on a DUI charge after a crash that scared homeowners in the early morning hours in the east valley at the corner of Sahara and Abarth Street.
    Flores faced DUI charges in 2004, 2005, 2009 and 2010...
  • MUG SHOT: 25-year-old Steven Clifford in connection to murder of girlfriend

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) — 25-year-old Steven Clifford, also goes by Steven Kyle, has been charged with murder in connection to the death of his reported girlfriend, Savannah Millner.At approximately 6:18 p.m. on July 15, LVMPD Dispatch received a report of gunfire heard in an apartment complex located in the 2200 block of West Bonanza Road near Martin Luther King Boulevard.Arriving officers...
  • SNWA wants to keep quarter-cent sales tax in place

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A quarter-cent sales tax that funds water and wastewater infrastructure projects in Clark County is set to expire in 2025.The tax was approved by voters back in the 1990s.Now, the Southern Nevada Water Authority wants to make it permanent and discussed the issue at a Thursday morning public hearing meeting.
    The petition to make the tax permanent is headed to the Clark...
  • I-Team Exclusive: Man behind ‘Storm Area 51’ talks about joke gone awry

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Matty Roberts had no idea what he was about to unleash when he created a Facebook page back in late June. Roberts says he was inspired to create the page after watching an episode of Joe Rogan’s podcast. The guests for that show were Bob Lazar and Jeremy Corbell and the subject was UFO technology allegedly hidden in the Nevada desert near the Area 51 military base, one of...
  • UNLV OC Barney Cotton to miss 2019 season while awaiting heart transplant

    LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – Longtime college football coach Barney Cotton, who has served as UNLV’s offensive coordinator and tight ends coach since 2015, will not coach on the field this season because of health reasons, head coach Tony Sanchez announced Thursday. Cotton is currently in Omaha, Nebraska, while on the waiting list to receive a heart transplant.
    Second-year run game offensive...
  • Kelvin Atkinson gets 27 months in prison over misused campaign funds

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Former Nevada Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson, D-Las Vegas, was sentenced on Thursday to 27 months in prison, along with 3 years probation and $249,900 fine for misusing campaign funds.#BREAKING: Federal judge sentences former NV State Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson to 27 months in prison, along with 3 years probation and $249,900 fine for misusing campaign...
  • Ultimate horsemanship on display in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A new one-day show has come to Las Vegas and it’s an acrobatic equestrian production at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center. It’s a unique kind of show.
    The show will be on Sunday, July 21. It incorporates aerialist, fire and Roman riding all in one. There are 15 performers and 22 horses. Tickets are on sale starting at $25 and there are two shows offered.
  • Bud Light teases special Area 51 labels, offers any escaped aliens free beer

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) — Yesterday, Bud Light set out to up the ante on September 20’s Area 51 raid by offering free Bud Light to any alien that escapes Area 51 – and that was only the beginning.Area 51 Special Edition.pic.twitter.com/8wGbSLqY6r
    — Bud Light (@budlight) July 17, 2019
    The thought of offering America’s favorite light lager to creatures from another world got Twitter users buzzing...
  • Back to normal, but still hot

    Afternoons will stay normally hot for mid-July, but thankfully the dry air helps us handle the heat fairly well. That looks to change next week as monsoon moisture will start creeping our way and maybe stick around. Sherry’s #WeatherNOW forecast has a chance of thunderstorms you need to plan for.
  • Texas woman pleads guilty in shooting deaths of 2 daughters

    ATHENS, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman has pleaded guilty to shooting and killing her two young daughters in 2017.
    Prosecutors declined to pursue the death penalty against 31-year-old Sarah Nicole Henderson in exchange for her guilty plea Wednesday on two counts of capital murder in the deaths of her 7- and 5-year-old daughters.
    Henderson has been in custody since her arrest in November 2017 at her...
  • Starved teen weighed 24 lbs at time of death, mother pleads no contest to murder

    HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — The mother of a Virginia boy who died from severe starvation and neglect has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder.
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 37-year-old Amy FaJohn entered her plea in court on Wednesday. Prosecutors dropped charges of first-degree murder and felony child neglect.
    A coroner said that when 13-year-old Jalen Goldsborough was found dead last year...
  • Suspected car thief shot, wounded by Metro officer

    A suspected car thief is hospitalized after being shot and wounded by a Las Vegas Metro police officer late Wednesday night.
    .@LVMPD say at least one officer shot a suspected car thief overnight near Desert Inn & Sandhill. LIVE from the scene still blocked off by police, on @8NewsNow Good Day #8NN pic.twitter.com/Nkysyakdtf
    — Hector Mejia (@hectormejianews) July 18, 2019
    According to Metro...
  • CCSD. Supt. Dr. Jesus Jara meets with principals to discuss dean situation; no decision made

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The future is still undecided for Clark County School District deans after Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara met with principals to discuss plans to keep their positions.Some people 8 News Now spoke with said the event went well, but other staff members’ lives are up in the air, as they are left in limbo right before school starts.“What’s going on? Where are we going from here...
  • I-Team: Biological mother of child brutally beaten by her released from prison

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A woman convicted of beating her son is no longer in prison. The I-Team has been following the story of “Baby Joel” and his adoptive mother for a while.
    Joel Cheney, Baby Joel as he is lovingly called, was once a healthy baby, but the first time he was beaten he was an infant.His now-deceased father was convicted and went to prison for the brutal act.
    After the incident, Joel...
  • Henderson City Council votes to allow short-term rentals in residential areas

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) –– It’s official: Short-term rentals in residential parts of Henderson are now allowed, thanks to a unanimous vote by the city council Tuesday night. That means people can rent homes through companies like Airbnb.
    The City of Henderson says while it’s allowing short-term rentals in residential areas, there are still plenty of regulations so that enforcement will be stronger than...

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