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Hsieh’s vision lives on through downtown Las Vegas developments

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Tony Hsieh played a vital role in bringing in new businesses and companies to the downtown area.

Container Park is a prime example of the unique vision Tony Hsieh had to revitalize Downtown Las Vegas. The area allows visitors and locals to celebrate community, the arts and small businesses.

Container park is the product of Hsieh and “The Downtown Project,” which he founded in 2012. Hsieh invested $350 million in real estate, entertainment and tech startups in the area.

He was crucial in developing Container Park and some of the famous art installations like the fire breathing praying mantis.

Today, Container Park celebrated Small Business Saturday. The general manager said it was a bittersweet day.

He said he will remember Hsieh as a leader who inspired the people around him to dream... Read More

WEB EXTRA: Container Park general manager discusses Tony Hsieh's impact on downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Tony Hsieh, former CEO of retail giant Zappos and founder of DTP, left a lasting impact on Las Vegas. The visionary who helped revitalize downtown Las Vegas died on Nov. 27 after succumbing to injuries he sustained in a Connecticut house fire earlier this month.

8 News Now spoke with James Gonzales, the general manager of Downtown Container Park, who expressed his gratitude for Hsieh's impact on Fremont Street and small businesses in downtown Las Vegas... Read More

Raiders look to bounce back from loss, to face Falcons Sunday at 10 a.m. on 8 News Now

LAS VEGAS (6-4) at ATLANTA (3-7)

Sunday, 10 a.m. CBS/8 News Now

OPENING LINE — Pick-em, now Raiders -3

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Raiders 7-3; Falcons 4-6


LAST MEETING — Falcons beat Raiders 35-28 on Sept. 18, 2016, in Oakland

LAST WEEK — Raiders lost to Chiefs 35-31; Falcons lost to Saints 24-9

AP PRO32 RANKING — Raiders No. 11, Falcons No. 27




FALCONS DEFENSE — OVERALL (29), RUSH (9), PASS (31)... Read More

Police: 17-year-old dead, suspect arrested after shooting in southeast valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A 17-year-old is dead and a 26-year-old man is in custody following a shooting in the southeast valley.

The fatal shooting happened just before 10 p.m. Friday. Police received a report of a person shot at an apartment complex near Vegas Valley Drive and Nellis Boulevard.

Officers located a 17-year-old male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. They also located the suspect, 26-year-old Ellis Neal, at the scene and took him into custody.

According to police, the victim was visiting a relative who lives in the apartment complex and got into an argument with the relative’s roommate, Neal, which led to a fight outside the apartment.

During the fight, police say Neal pulled out a handgun and fired multiple rounds at the victim, striking him. The 17-year-old was transported to Sunrise Hospital and pronounced dead.

Neal was booked into the Clark County Detention Center for one count of open murder... Read More

Raiders getting at least 1 starter back from COVID list

The Las Vegas Raiders will get back at least one of the starting defensive players who missed last week’s game on the COVID-19 list.

Linebacker Cory Littleton is set to play on Sunday when the Raiders (6-4) visit the Atlanta Falcons (7-3). Defensive lineman Clelin Ferrell is also a possibility to play.

Littleton returned to practice this week after missing two games following a positive coronavirus test. Backup Nicholas Morrow played well in Littleton’s absence and should remain in the mix this week even with Littleton back.

“We are going to play all our linebackers” coach Jon Gruden said. “We’re going to play a lot of people on defense. We’re still looking for the right combination on all three levels and that’s a big part of the process here this week.”... Read More

NEW: Nevada reports nearly 3,000 COVID-19 cases, record-breaking streak for hospitalizations continues

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada reported its second-highest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases with 2,912 positive tests on Friday and continued its five-day record-breaking streak for hospitalizations, according to data released Saturday.

Nevada’s single-day COVID-19 case record was set Wednesday, with 3,159 positive tests reported on Tuesday.

Nevada is reporting 24 deaths, with 16 coming from Clark County. More than 60 percent of the COVID-19 cases reported Friday — 1,797 — are from the state’s most populous county.

There is now a total of 149,229 confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide, with 114,691 in Clark County.

More than 1,000 coronavirus cases have been reported in Nevada in 24 of the past 25 days.

For the fifth consecutive day Nevada broke its hospitalization case record -- reporting 1,460 confirmed/suspected hospitalized patients on Friday. The previous record — 1,456 — was reported just a day before... Read More

Fremont Street Experience to honor Tony Hsieh with tribute Saturday night

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Fremont Street Experience will pay tribute to Tony Hsieh, the former Zappos CEO, founder of DTP and downtown Las Vegas visionary, who passed away Friday at the age of 46.

The first tribute show will run at 8 p.m. Saturday, and again at the top of the hour until midnight on Fremont Street's Viva Vision video canopy. No other details were immediately released.

Hsieh died on Friday in Connecticut after sustaining injuries in a house fire on Nov. 18.

We are saddened by the loss of a true visionary, leader and titan who transformed downtown to the dynamic destination it is today. With heavy hearts, RIP Tony Hsieh. pic.twitter.com/zTDAFyAq2u... Read More