Las Vegas township pumps the brakes on gas station proposal
8 News Now
by James Schaeffer
20m ago
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Larae and Michael DiCamillo love their backyard where their family comes to spend time, but now they are concerned a proposed gas station might end visits from their grandchildren. On April 10 the Enterprise Township Advisory Board met to review a series of requests for the area including a proposal for a strip mall near Blue Diamond and Durango roads. The advisory board discussed two items for the proposed development: four pads for a commercial complex, and one pad for a gas station. Michael DiCamillo (KLAS) Anthony Celeste, a partner at Kaempfer Crowell, spoke in advocat ..read more
Visit website
Las Vegas’ future pilots, nurses, biologists awarded scholarships
8 News Now
by James Schaeffer, Linsey Lewis
20m ago
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- It came as a shock when Emma McNally, a Las Vegas high school student, heard the voicemail on her phone from a non-profit foundation representative. “I was like oh my gosh,” she said. “I ran to my parent’s room and was like, ‘I won the scholarship.’” McNally and nine other Las Vegas high school seniors were the recipients of the People Over Profit Foundation Scholarship program, hosted by Silver State Schools Credit Union. Each recipient received a $2,000 scholarship with the opportunity of renewal for up to four years to be used towards higher education according ..read more
Visit website
Las Vegas high school senior overcomes adversity, on track to graduate
8 News Now
by Mary Jane Belleza
2h ago
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Sean Alejandro is looking forward to finishing his senior year of high school. Originally from the Philippines, he said he came to America in search of a better opportunity. "In 2019 my dad passed away. Since my dad was in the military I could just use his benefits so I could continue my education here," Alejandro said. Alejandro enrolled in Centennial High School during his junior year, but it wasn't an easy transition due to a language barrier and culture shock. By his senior year, he found himself unhoused. "I couch surfed for a couple weeks and I didn't go to school for ..read more
Visit website
Las Vegas balloon ascends in protest of LDS temple
8 News Now
by James Schaeffer, Linsey Lewis
4h ago
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Residents in the Lone Mountain community said they are taking action to demonstrate the height of a proposed religious temple and said they are not full of hot air—neither is their balloon. The seven-foot, white, helium balloon assembled by Jon Dorsey, owner of Mr. Balloon, was purchased by an unnamed Lone Mountain resident to illustrate the height of 216 feet, the current maximum height of a proposed Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints temple. The seven-foot, white, helium balloon assembled by Jon Dorsey, owner of Mr. Balloon, was purchased by an unnamed Lone Mou ..read more
Visit website
Outcry over Nevada education official’s remarks on transgender athletes
8 News Now
by James Schaeffer
20h ago
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - Following calls for his resignation a Nevada education official had to defend his remarks, regarding the transgender community, within the time limit of two minutes. During a Friday meeting of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents, public commenters rose to dispute statements made by Regent Patrick Boylan. Previously, Boylan made statements about his concern surrounding transgender players in sports after he said he saw a video of a female basketball player being thrown down by a transgender player. Boylan said he was concerned about transgender athle ..read more
Visit website
Las Vegas man grieves loss after daughter, family hit at bus stop
8 News Now
by Sasha Loftis
20h ago
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - A Las Vegas man is grieving after he told 8 News Now his daughter and her family were hit by a car while waiting for the bus Wednesday night. "When you get a call like that," Frank Walkin told 8 News Now. "You know the worst." Walkin said he is still trying to come to terms with what happened to his family. "They said they had been in an accident," he recalled. 2 killed, 4 injured after crash at east Las Vegas valley bus stop He said his entire world changed when his daughter, Amber Higgins, and her family, were hit by a car at a bus stop on Boulder Highway near Sahara Avenu ..read more
Visit website
2 injured after motorcycle crash in northeast Las Vegas
8 News Now
by Julia Romero
20h ago
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - Two people were injured following a motorcycle crash in the northeast Las Vegas valley near Charleston Boulevard and Sloan Lane. It happened Friday shortly before 8:30 p.m. when the motorcyclist was traveling west on Charleston Boulevard. A sedan was traveling east and made a U-turn in front of the motorcyclist, Las Vegas Metro police told 8 News Now. Two passengers on the motorcycle were taken to area hospitals with serious injuries.  One passenger was an adult, the other was a child who had non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Drivers should avoid the area as t ..read more
Visit website
Clark County fentanyl deaths since 2018 surpass Nevada war deaths since 1863
8 News Now
by Ryan Matthey
1d ago
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - The fentanyl crisis is hitting Clark County hard, so much so it’s surpassed a dauntingly historic milestone. Data from the U.S. Army Center of Military History and Nevada Department of Veterans Services reveal 741 Nevadans died in wars – from the Civil to Afghanistan – starting at the state’s inception in 1863: Civil War: 32 Nevadan war deaths World War 1: 194 World War II: 349 Korea: 28 Vietnam:84 Iraq: 34 Afghanistan: 20 Juxtaposed to that number, data from the Clark County Coroner’s office as of April 12 reveal 950 people in Clark County alone have died from fentanyl po ..read more
Visit website
Las Vegas apartment remains damaged nearly a year after fire
8 News Now
by Madison Kimbro, Stephanie Overton
1d ago
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Residents who live in the Tides on Charleston Apartments are still reeling from a fire that happened a year ago as management fails to meet some of their basic needs. The northwest valley apartment complex has seen its fair share of fires and those who live there said the property continues to decline with the smell of smoke lingering almost a year later. “Doesn't look like they even want to fix it," one resident said. "As soon as I can, I'm breaking my contract." The remnants, damage, and appearance of what's left after the fire ripped through the apartment complex nearly ..read more
Visit website
Contractor arrested, faces charges related to theft from seniors: court docs
8 News Now
by Justin Walker, Kyle J. Paine
1d ago
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man was arrested Tuesday, accused of stealing hundreds of thousands from people, including seniors. In a release from the Nevada State Contractors Board, it was announced that Guadalupe Derek Carbajal, 43, had been arrested, accused of collecting approximately $250,000 from homeowners over the course of two years without doing any work. Carbajal was the general manager of Lifetime Power, a Las Vegas solar company, according to the NSCB release. Court records show Carbajal faces seven theft-related felony charges, including multiple counts of theft of $100,000 or more ..read more
Visit website

Follow 8 News Now on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR