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New traffic law will require moped, scooter riders to wear helmets come Oct. 1

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — There will be several changes coming to Nevada’s traffic laws this fall. On Oct. 1, operators and passengers of mopeds and tri-mobiles will be required by law to wear a Department of Transportation certified helmet.

The bill passed the Nevada legislature this year to expand the state’s current helmet law in place for motorcycles. The office of Traffic Safety wants to educate everyone now, including businesses who sell mopeds and safety gear for riders.

Sherman Daley sells mopeds at Black Jack Mopeds and Scooters. He says he’s seen an increased interest in open motor vehicles these days.

When it comes to mopeds and scooters, they’re “super popular, especially for Vegas, because of traffic and parking and stuff downtown,” Daley said.

But now, when potential scooter and moped riders enter Daley’s store, they’ll also have to make sure they buy a DOT certified helmet... Read More

WEB EXTRA: BLM anthropologist explains rules for seeing Petroglyph rock carvings up close

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada is home to some of the most impressive and important rock art in the world, including the oldest known Petroglyph and intriguing images that are difficult for modern humans to interpret.

In this web extra feature, BLM anthropologist Robert “Jake” Hickerson explains the rules of engagement for anyone who wants to see the petroglyphs up close, along with how Nevadans can volunteer to be trained as site stewards who help to protect and preserve the priceless rock carvings on public lands... Read More

Possible earthquake-related death being investigated in Nye County

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Nye County Sheriff’s office says a man found dead Tuesday may have died in the July 4th earthquake. The man’s body was found pinned underneath a car at Becky Lane and E. Fort Churchhill in Pahrump on July 9.

According to Nye County Sheriff, during their investigation, they discovered that the 56-year-old man was working underneath his vehicle when the 6.4 earthquake struck on July 4 near Ridgecrest around 10:34 a.m. A second earthquake also struck on July 5. That earthquake was measured at 7.1

POSSIBLE EARTHQUAKE RELATED DEATH

Nye County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating what is believed to be an earthquake related death... Read More

NFL Draft, Las Vegas preps taking shape with high expectations

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – Las Vegas knows how to host big events and now the city gets to host the National Football League’s second biggest party next to the super bowl.

The 2020 NFL Draft is coming in April with plenty of football fans embarking on the big party. If Nashville was the blueprint this year, then Las Vegas has big shoes to fill when it comes to hype and expectations.

8 News Now Sports Director Chris Maathuis has the story... Read More

Report: Avery Ford was highly intoxicated, tussled with security before domestic battery arrest

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A security guard at the Light night club told police he saw Avery Ford allegedly slapping a woman across the face, according to an arrest report released Tuesday.

The report said the security guard confronted Ford about the incident, and that’s when Ford became angry with him and pushed him to the ground, the report said. When the guard tried to take Ford into custody, Ford resisted, and the two men ended up tussling with each other. Hotel security intervened and took Ford into custody.

The report said Ford was highly intoxicated and threw up multiple times. He also could not remember what had happened... Read More

Judge’s order protects CCSD dean positions until Aug. 14 hearing

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A temporary restraining order is still in place blocking the elimination of 170 dean positions at Clark County schools, and it will remain in effect until an Aug. 14 hearing.

In a conference call Tuesday, Judge Nancy Allf set the date of the hearing, which will examine whether CCSD Superintendent Jesus Jara had the authority to eliminate the positions, and look at what occurred at a June 5 meeting of CCSD trustees.

Judge Allf told the court last week she believed the decision to eliminate the jobs was made in a closed meeting without any public notice, which would violate the open meeting law. ... Read More

Man shot to death Monday night identified

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man who was shot to death Monday night after an argument at a Las Vegas apartment complex was identified as Rayvon Garon Williams.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office said Williams, 28, died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police patrolling in the 3600 block of Paradise Road heard gunfire and responded to the Emerald Suites, near Paradise Road and East Twain Avenue. The officers found Williams, and he was taken to Sunrise Hospital, where he died.

No arrests have been made in the shooting... Read More