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Growing trend shows patients turning to marijuana to deal with PTSD

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — June 27 is PTSD Awareness Day. The purpose of the day is to bring issues related to Post-Traumatic Stress disorder to light. One of the big local proponents behind getting the message out is a local marijuana dispensary.

Nevada’s cannabis industry has its roots in medical marijuana, and as the budding industry continues to bloom, some dispensaries are noticing a growing trend of patients who are turning to the plant to help deal with post-traumatic stress.

“My friends were all going on this adventure that I kind of wanted to join on,” said Matt Koetting.

Koetting’s adventure turned into an 11-year career in the Marine Corps, but he was severely hurt halfway through his service, and it has had lingering effects... Read More

New Yorkers attempt Guinness World Record for longest feather boa in honor of WorldPride

A group of determined yet, joyous, colorful people tried to make it into the Guinness World Record Thursday. Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Times Square and Madame Tussauds New York hosted a special event to attempt the Guinness World Record title of the longest feather boa at 1.2 miles, which is the equivalent to nearly four times the length of the Empire State Building.

The event coincides with WorldPride and in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Ripley’s and Madame Tussaud’s New York officially revealed their rainbow feathered boa in Times Square.

The colorful and festive celebration featured famed drag queen, Shangela, who was hand-selected by Lady Gaga to play the role of her drag mother in the film “A Star is Born” with Bradley Cooper... Read More

EMOTIONAL VIDEO: Las Vegas families who’ve lost children due to drunk drivers speak out

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police have released a powerfully emotional video featuring the parent who’ve lost their children due to crashes involving drunk drivers. ... Read More

Metro investigates sexual assault at Wayne Bunker Family Park

Metro Police are investigating reports of a sexual assault near N. Tenaya Way and W. Alexander Road. According to police, it happened at Wayne Bunker Family Park.

The entire park is closed while police investigate. Police did not release any details about the suspect or the victim.

This is a developing story. 8 News NOW has a crew on the way to the scene... Read More

AmazonFresh launches in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — AmazonFresh is now available in the Las Vegas area. Amazon launched the service locally Thursday. If offers customers same-day delivery.

You can get a variety of things delivered to you within one to two hours. Prime members can buy everything from fresh produce, meat, household items and best-selling items including electronics, toys and health care products.

Prime members can join AmazonFresh for $15 more a month. Delivery is free on all orders over $35. It does cost $7.99 extra if you want items delivered to your doorstep within the hour... Read More

MGM sues insurance company, case related to Las Vegas mass shooting

MGM Resorts is suing it’s insurance provider over a dispute on 1 October litigation.

In the lawsuit, MGM accuses it’s provider Zurich of a contract breach and claims it’s not being repaid by Zurich around $1 million in legal costs.

The company recently told federal regulators it could pay $800 million to settle 1 October liability lawsuits.

MGM says this dispute is not connected to any potential settlements. Zurich insurance has not responded to a request for comment... Read More

New KFC Cheetos sandwich coming to Las Vegas on July 1

You’ve probably had a chicken sandwich before, you’ve probably had a bag of Cheetos, but ask yourself – are you ready for them to Dragonball-style fuse? That’s right, KFC has officially announced their new Cheetos sandwich.

The sandwich features a fried chicken breast coated in spicy sauce, perched on top of a bed of Cheetos, and what appears to be a smooth layer of mayo.

Special announcement: I am finger lickin’ thrilled to bring the KFC Cheetos Sandwich to KFC locations nationwide on July 1. pic.twitter.com/ENL0F8aKDC

— KFC (@kfc) June 20, 2019

The sandwich will be available nationwide on July 1. ... Read More