• 15-year-old dies in dirt bike crash

    PAHRUMP, Nev. (KLAS) — A teenager is dead following a crash between a dirt bike and a car. It happened Saturday night around 7 pm near the area of Cash Avenue and Pahrump Valley Blvd in Pahrump.
    Officials say 15-year-old Ethan Osterman was the boy riding the dirt bike. He was in critical condition when deputies arrived on the scene of the crash. Officials say an off-duty EMT stopped and helped...
  • Donny & Marie end their 11-year residency with sold-out show

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Their faces and their name, have become a part of the Las Vegas Strip. On Saturday night, Donny & Marie Osmond concluded their iconic residency at Flamingo Las Vegas.LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 16: Donny & Marie Osmond during their final performance at Flamingo Las Vegas on November 16, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
    LAS VEGAS,...
  • Golden Knights to celebrate 40th Anniversary of ‘Miracle on Ice’ in 2020

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Vegas Golden Knights season ticket holders are in for a treat! The hockey team is helping celebrate the 40th anniversary of the “Miracle on Ice” with a special season ticket member event on Friday, Feb. 21. Players from the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team, who won the gold medal in the historic upset over the Soviet Union, will be there for a Q&A session.
    The event will be...
  • NFL looking for next generation of stars ages 9-12

    (AP) — The NFL is looking for the next generation of youth football stars to help usher in its second century.
    The league launched a casting call Sunday asking parents and youth coaches of boys and girls ages 9-12 to submit videos of the kids’ best moves on the football field for a chance to attend Super Bowl 54 in Miami and to appear in a follow-up commercial to last year’s epic star-studded...
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  • Kanye West talks about serving God during visit with Osteen

    HOUSTON (AP) — Rapper Kanye West told parishioners at Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch on Sunday that his recent spiritual awakening has made him realize he’s no longer in the service to fame and money but “in service to God.”
    West spoke to a packed crowd of about 16,000 people at Lakewood Church’s 11 a.m. service during an interview with Osteen from the stage. West told the parishioners about...
  • UPDATE: Police believe juvenile was killed during drug deal

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — We’re learning more about what led up to the deadly shooting of a juvenile this weekend. Early Saturday morning, investigators say the victim was involved in a drug deal in the area of Casada Way and Torrey Pines when there was an exchange of gunfire.
    Police say the victim was hit, and then ran through an apartment complexin the 6400 block of Casada Way. He later collapsed in...
  • Kyle Busch wins NASCAR’s Cup Series championship

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch has won his second NASCAR Cup Series championship, giving team owner Joe Gibbs his fifth title.
    Busch emerged from the Joe Gibbs Racing juggernaut and clinched his second title in five years after two teammates were slowed by pit road gaffes.
    Busch won the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to snap a 21-race losing streak and beat Gibbs teammates Denny...
  • Police ask for help in locating missing & endangered woman

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro police is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing and endangered woman. Police say 48-year-old Jennifer Cleary was last seen in the area of Rancho and Vegas Drive. Officials say she goes by “Jennifer Levi.”
    Jennifer was last seen wearing a black skirt and gray sweater. She is 5-foot-9, weighs around 210 pounds and has a neck tattoo. She also has a tattoo on her...
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  • Interview with the mother, grandmother of Michael Brown

    ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The mother and grandmother of Michael Brown spoke for the first time to WFXR News late Friday afternoon and made a plea for Michael to turn himself in.
    Brown is accused of killing his mother’s boyfriend in Franklin County on Nov. 9.
    Vanessa and Diane Hanson’s interview was emotional, with Vanessa telling her son to turn himself in. She said she feared for his life.
    “Michael...
  • United States, South Korea postpone joint exercise criticized by North Korea

    BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday the United States and South Korea have indefinitely postponed a joint military exercise in an “act of goodwill” toward North Korea.
    The move comes even as Japan’s defense minister, whose country feels threatened by repeated North Korean missile launches, told Esper “no one could be optimistic about” changing the North’s behavior.
    The...
  • Google to unveil “Stadia” gaming service

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (CNN) — Google is launching a
    new gaming service this week. The tech company on Tuesday will unveil “Stadia”
    in 14 countries.
    It’s a service for streaming and playing games without needing
    to own a hard copy or even a console.Google will be competing with a daunting list of rivals in the industry who are betting the future of video games lies in the Cloud rather than just...
  • Holiday travel season gearing up to be one of the busiest in history

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — We’re closing in on the busy holiday season and with that comes travel, seeing loved ones and year-end getaways. There are plenty of things you need to know as your book your flights and plan your routes.
    This is expected to be the
    second-highest Thanksgiving travel volume since AAA began tracking it in 2000.
    Regardless of how you travel,
    you’ll have to battle more than 55...
  • Two Arkansas chemistry professors accused of making meth

    ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) — Two Arkansas college chemistry professors have been arrested on charges of making meth, in an apparent case of life imitating art.
    The Clark County sheriff’s office says Henderson State University professors Terry David Bateman and Bradley Allen Rowland were arrested Friday on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and using drug paraphernalia.
    It wasn’t clear if they...
  • Hard Rock Cafe will be demolished after 29 years on the Strip

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas will continue its “Farewell Tour” with the demolition of the Hard Rock Café on Monday.
    The demolition is part of the property’s transformation to Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
    Virgin hotels begins its demolition at the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas. @HardRockHotelLV @VirginhotelsLV #Vegas #lasvegas #Saturday #travel pic.twitter.com/0Ipos5yJSV
    — Life...
  • Dunkin’ bans the ‘double-cup’ as it swaps foam for paper

    BOSTON (AP) — The Dunkin’ coffee chain says customers will have to do without a “double cup” for their iced drinks.
    A new campaign focused in Massachusetts and Rhode Island tells customers they can no longer nest their iced drinks in a second, foam cup for extra insulation as the company moves to eliminate its polystyrene cups.
    The brand says the double-cup habit was started in New England and is...
  • Politics Now: 11/16/2019

    This week on Politics Now with host Steve Sebelius: 13 democratic presidential candidates, including all the top contenders, are in Las Vegas for the Nevada State Democratic Party’s First in the West Event.We talk with state party Chairman William McCurdy II about the event and the important role Nevada will play in the presidential election.Plus Steve Wynn fights back against the Gaming...
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series opens with 5k and concert

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS)
    — The main events for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon take place Sunday
    and will shut down the Las Vegas Strip, but before that, Saturday night many
    runners participated in the 5k. It ended at the nearby festival grounds on Sahara
    and Las Vegas Blvd, where a high energy performance awaited them.Grammy-nominated singer, Kesha
    brought the energy to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. She’...
  • Nicolas Cage set to play fictional version of himself in upcoming movie

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (CNN) — Actor Nicolas Cage is in
    final talks with Lionsgate for a new movie project in which Cage would play a
    fictional version of himself. It’s called “The Unbearable Weight of Massive
    Talent.”
    According to media reports, the script was written without Cage’s
    knowledge by Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten. Gormican sent the script with a
    letter to Cage asking him to join the...
  • Fire crews respond to brush fire near McCarran

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Fire crews have responded to the call of a large brush fire near McCarran Airport. It is happening near the intersection of Sunset and Spencer just south of the airport.
    No buildings have caught fire as a result of the brush fire. Traffic is blocked on several streets in the area as crews fight the fire.Fire officials say they will update 8 News Now with more information if...
  • Suspect identified in deadly DUI crash

    NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police have identified the man who they say caused a deadly crash early Saturday morning. Police believe impairment played a factor when 46-year-old Anthony Peniston hit another car and killed the 72-year-old man behind the wheel.
    Around 4:30 am, officers say Peniston’s vehicle ran through a stop sign at the intersection of Aliante Parkway and Broadwing Drive. At the same...
  • McDonald, Davis propel Hawaii past UNLV 21-7

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cole McDonald ran for two touchdowns and Cortez Davis picked off a pass and returned it 43 yards for the go-ahead score as Hawaii rallied for a 21-7 victory over UNLV on Saturday.
    Kenyon Oblad’s 31-yard scoring strike to Darren Woods Jr. gave UNLV a 7-0 lead after one quarter.
    McDonald ended a 10-play, 90-yard drive with a 1-yard TD run with 22 seconds left before halftime to...
  • Carter gets winner in 1,000th game, Kings top Golden Knights

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Carter scored in his 1,000th career game, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 on Saturday for their third straight victory.
    Drew Doughty had a goal and an assist for the Kings, who are on their longest win streak of the season. Nikolai Prokhorkin scored his first career goal, and Jonathan Quick made 28 saves.
    Max Pacioretty and Jonathan Marchessault...
  • Parents, 3 sons die in apparent murder-suicide in San Diego

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A husband and wife and three of their young children died Saturday morning at the family’s San Diego home in what police believe was a murder-suicide sparked by a bitter divorce.
    Police Lt. Matt Dobbs told reporters that officers arrived at the home shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday following a 911 call from the residence in which a dispatcher heard someone being asked to leave. As...
  • Kaepernick’s reps call audible, workout moved at last minute

    RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick limbered up on a high school field after his NFL workout was suddenly moved Saturday, the latest strange twist in the saga for the exiled quarterback.
    Just 15 minutes before Kaepernick was scheduled to work out for 25 NFL teams at the Atlanta Falcons’ training complex in Flowery Branch, his representatives announced the session had been moved 60 miles away...
  • Saturday is National Fast Food Day!

    (CNN) — Any excuse to eat fast food is a good excuse. So, this weekend, you don’t have to feel guilty because Saturday, Nov. 16 is National Fast Food Day!
    Fast food has been around for decades; Merriam-Webster Dictionary first recognized the term “fast food” in 1951.It is considered any meal that has a quick prep time and is served to a customer in a packaged form.If fast food sounds good to...
  • Vehicle fire erupts inside McCarran Airport garage; no injuries reported

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A vehicle caught fire in the terminal 3 parking garage at McCarran International Airport on Saturday.
    According to officials, the heat from the fire affected and spread to a number of other cars in the terminal parking garage.
    The fire was put out by Clark County Fire Department. No injuries were reported. The cause is not yet known.The fire is not affecting travel to and...
  • Sandy Hook lawsuit could force Remington to open books

    (AP) — A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court has upended a longstanding legal roadblock that has given the gun industry far-reaching immunity from lawsuits in the aftermath of mass killings.
    The court this week allowed families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre to sue the maker of the AR-15 used in the attack. The case against Remington will now proceed in the Connecticut...
  • Arizona man extradited to Nevada in 1979 killing of woman

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — An Arizona man was extradited to Nevada on Friday after a cold-case investigation led to his arrest in the 1979 killing of a woman last seen in California.
    The Nevada Attorney General’s Office and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office said 73-year-old Charles Gary Sullivan was arrested in Arizona’s Yavapai County in the killing of 21-year-old Julia Woodward.
    A statement announcing...
  • Elderly victim dies after DUI crash in North Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — North Las Vegas Police say an elderly victim is dead after a two-vehicle DUI crash. It happened around 4:30 a.m. Saturday in the area of North Aliante Parkway, just north of Elkhorn Road.
    There is not very much information on the crash at this point, but NLV Police tell 8 News Now that the elderly victim was leaving a senior community when the incident happened.
    Police say...
  • NFL says 11 teams have signed up for Kaepernick’s audition

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL said Thursday that 11 teams have committed to attending Colin Kaepernick’s workout in Atlanta this weekend and that more teams are expected to attend the former NFL quarterback’s audition.
    The league also announced that two former NFL head coaches will be in attendance: Hue Jackson, who will lead the drills, and Joe Philbin.
    The NFL said it will send video of the workout...
  • Alleged gunman, 4 others charged in New Jersey football game shooting

    (AP) — Authorities have charged five men, including the alleged gunman, in connection with a shooting at a New Jersey high school football game that they said Saturday was the result of “petty vengeance.” Three people were wounded, including two seriously.
    The shooting at a packed Friday night playoff game between the Camden Panthers and the Pleasantville Greyhounds, sent fans and players...
  • Do you know what to recycle? A reminder on America Recycles Day

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Despite most Americans willingness to recycle, some still do not know what should and should not be tossed into the recycling bin. Residents in Las Vegas are ‘wish-cycling’ several items that should not be in a curbside recycling bin; this includes propane tanks, electronics, clothing and bowling balls.On average, 30% of consumers put unrecyclable material in their curbside...
  • Man allegedly lures woman to Vegas and kills her, per Pennsylvania Police

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. (CNN) — There is a disturbing investigation spanning across multiple states after a man told police he drove a Pennsylvania woman to the Las Vegas desert, suffocated her and left her to die.Neighbors who live in Bethel Park, Pa. woke up to county detectives conducting an investigation on their street. Officers were going in and out of Jamie Feden’s home. Feden hasn’t been seen...
  • Metro investigates deadly shooting of male juvenile

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro is investigating a deadly shooting that happened early Saturday morning in the area of South Torrey Pines Drive, near West Charleston Boulevard.
    Police say numerous people heard gunshots near Casada Way and Torrey Pines around 12:30 a.m. Saturday.Officers arrived to the scene and found a male juvenile deceased from a gunshot wound.
    Anyone with information about this...
  • Metro investigating officer-involved shooting in southeast Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting near Desert Inn and Eastern Avenue in southeast Las Vegas.Metro says the officers are reported not to be injured.The suspect was taken into custody and transported to Sunrise Hospital.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
  • Connecting Over Science in “What’s Cool at School”

    HENDERSON (KLAS) — Science students from across Nevada who attend Nevada Connections Academy recently met up and bonded over their shared love of science at Acacia Park in Henderson.
    Nevada Connections
    Academy is a virtual school. This field trip is a chance for students and
    teachers to get together and put a face to the name.
    Victoria Neer, a support specialist at the academy, described the...
  • UNLV’s oldest living alumna crowned Homecoming Queen

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It was a special night at UNLV as the oldest university alumna was honored at the school’s signature homecoming event.
    “Oh, it’s wonderful. It’s really
    great,” said Audrey James. “I’m just so excited.”
    Audrey James is 105 years young.“The flowers, and all of this. Oh,
    television. Who would’ve thought that for me?”
    And she loved every second of her special night. She’s the...
  • Nevada Health Link ‘enthusiastic’ about number of Nevadans engaged in open enrollment

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (KLAS) — Nearly 60,500 Nevadans have enrolled in a Qualified Health Plan for plan year 2020 since open enrollment began on Nov. 1.The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, which runs online insurance marketplace Nevada Health Link, announced these numbers just 15 days into the enrollment period.Nevada Health Link migrated 65,563 Nevadans from HealthCare.gov onto the State...
  • Raiders Foundation holds “Salute to Service Military Combine”

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE (KLAS) — As part of the NFL’s Salute to Service, the Raiders Foundation hosted its second annual military combine at Nellis Air Force Base for active service members, spouses and veterans. The Raiders Foundation joined with the USO Las Vegas to put on the event.
    Over 200 people competed in the combine, in events such as the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, passing and catch...
  • Two dead in apparent murder-suicide

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Two people were killed Friday night as part of what police are calling an apparent murder-suicide. It happened in the 2100 block of La Sombra Street.
    The call came in around 7:30 pm. Metro’s homicide unit is on the scene.
    We do not yet know the identity of the victim or suspect in the case.This is a developing story. We will update you as we learn more.
  • Las Vegan James Holzhauer wins ‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions

    CULVER CITY, Calif. (KLAS) — Las Vegan James Holzhauer won the 2019 ‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions, defeating Emma Boettcher and Francois Barcomb and claiming the $250,000 grand prize. Boettcher won the second-place prize of $100,000, and Barcomb took third, taking home $50,000.This wasn’t the first time ‘Jeopardy James’ and Boettcher faced off. The first came in June 2019 when she beat...
  • WEB EXTRA: Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Thom Reilly

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Politics Now host Steve Sebelius interviews the Chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education, Thom Reilly.
    The topics Sebelius and Reilly discuss include:If he thinks the Board of Regents should be appointed, elected or a hybrid
    If community colleges should be controlled by the state or local governments
    The fixes being made to correct the fact that 50 percent of...
  • After 25 years, the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace kicks off the holiday season with tree lighting ceremony

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — After 25 years, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is bringing back their holiday season tree lighting ceremony and dazzling decorations.A special tree lighting ceremony was held on Friday morning and it highlighted a 40-foot feature tree which featured shimmering ornaments and lights and even 8-foot tall roman toy soldiers.
    The grand Christmas tree can be seen as soon as you...
  • Groundbreaking for the Boring Company tunnel project and ‘people mover’ at LVCVA

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — More change is coming to the Las Vegas Convention Center and this time it’s going underground.
    Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and Elon Musk’s The Boring Company held a special event today to mark the first day of drilling for what will be the “people mover” tunnel.
    This new mode of transportation takes you 40 feet below the surface where there is currently...
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon runners share their incredible stories

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Over 35,000 runners will take part in the Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon and marathon this Sunday. There are several inspiring stories, and 8 News Now spoke with two runners who shared their own.WARNING: A photo in this article may be considered graphic to some.Former professional basketball player Sebastien Bellin will run the race, a task that seemed impossible three and a...
  • Report: Nevada ranked second in country for flu activity

    LAS VEGAS
    (KLAS) — There are growing concerns in southern Nevada over the flu. A new
    report released by Walgreens ranks Nevada number two in the country right now
    for flu activity, based on prescription data.The CDC data reveals Nevada
    had the lowest vaccination rate in the nation last year. Even when
    some do get the shot, it seems the virus is still strong.Jacyln Halu’s 4-year-old son
    tested...
  • Belgium boy will receive bachelor’s degree at 9-years-old

    AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands (CNN) — A child prodigy from Belgium is on course to gain a bachelor’s degree at 9-years-old.Laurent Simons is studying electrical engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology, a tough course even for students of an average graduate age.Simons plans to embark on a PhD program in electrical engineering while also studying for a medical degree when he...
  • WEB EXTRA: NV Democratic Party Chairman, William McCurdy II

    Politics Now host Steve Sebelius interviews Nevada Democratic Party Chairman William McCurdy II about the First in the West event. It will feature 13 democratic presidential candidates, including all the top contenders, on Sunday at the Bellagio.Sebelius also asks who the front-runners in Nevada are, and about efforts to get out the vote for the Nevada Caucus.

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